Amazon is moving into blockchain with a new partnership

Amazon’s cloud computing arm is looking to make it easier for customers to use blockchain with a new partnership announced Tuesday. The cloud computing giant will team with a new start-up launching Tuesday called Kaleido, which was born out of leading blockchain incubator known as Consensys. Artikel lesen

Banking’s Amazon Moment

Why is Amazon doing this, and what is likely to come next? Will Amazon succeed, and how concerned should banks and other financial services firms be? What should they do about it? Why Amazon would bother The checking and debit account components of a banking relationship are notoriously unprofita Artikel lesen

Amazon Poised to Launch Robo Advisor

Advisors look out. The big bang moment in wealth management might be about to happen. That moment might be when Amazon launches its own robo advisor, taking the concept to the masses in a way that has not been done before. Artikel lesen

Next Up for Amazon: Checking Accounts

Amazon.com Inc. is in talks with big banks including JPMorgan Chase & Co. about building a checking-account-like product the online retailer could offer its customers, according to people familiar with the matter. Artikel lesen

Inside Amazon’s Artificial Intelligence Flywheel

In early 2014, Srikanth Thirumalai met with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Thirumalai, a computer scientist who’d left IBM in 2005 to head Amazon’s recommendations team, had come to propose a sweeping new plan for incorporating the latest advances in artificial intelligence into his division. Artikel lesen

5 takeaways from JPM-Amazon-Berkshire health venture

If it were anybody else, it would be easy to say this idea is overly vague, idealistic and too good to be true: a health company that relies on the latest technology, makes workers happy, saves employers money, and, oh, is completely free of the constraints of profit motive. Artikel lesen

How Digital Banking Can Protect Against Big Tech Invasion

Retail banking is being attacked by both small fintech firms as well as the big tech giants like Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and others. The best defense that traditional financial institutions can use against this invasion is a strong, personalized digital banking offense. Artikel lesen

Bequemlichkeit schlägt alles, sogar deutsche Bedenken

Das nächste Interface für die digitale Welt wird die Stimme. Die Einstiegsdrogen von Amazon und Google verbreiten sich auch hierzulande schnell, und die Folgen werden so tiefgreifend sein wie beim Smartphone. Das ist witzig, weil das Zwiegespräch mit Netzrobotern Normalität geworden ist. Artikel lesen

The future of the ‘Internet of Things’ security issues

Whether it’s using Amazon Echo to control the heating and lighting in your home, remote analysis and diagnostics of your car’s performance, or the intelligent, automated management of your work environment, the Internet of Things (IoT) has already made its way into many aspects of the way peo Artikel lesen