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Profiles in Disruption

The Tale of Two Financials

Last week we saw why financial technology (fintech) startups have gained so much traction over the past several years, especially with millennials. Banking blue-blood Wells Fargo was taken to task for fraud committed on literally millions of accounts. Meanwhile, Venmo was the bell of the ball for allowing a college student to receive donations to […]

Posted on September 14, 2016

The Technology of Yesteryear gets a Makeover

Do you like riddles? Here’s a good one: What’s 9.5 feet tall, 20 times faster than the average home Internet connection, and soon to be all over New York City’s five boroughs? The answer is LinkNYC, a 12-year initiative partnered by the City of New York and NYC-based tech consortium CityBridge. The first of 7,500 […]

Posted on February 16, 2016

Futuristic Shopping

As if online shopping hasn’t already disrupted the retail landscape, innovation keeps blossoming. Brick-in-mortar retailers continue to adopt new business models in order to compete in an increasingly digital world. We live in a time where Amazon is outselling physical retail stores during the busiest shopping days of the year. Traditional retail giants like Macy’s […]

Posted on December 10, 2015

The Sweet Symphony of Disruption

For more than two decades Bloomberg and its flagship terminal have been the gold standard in the financial data and analytics industry. The terminal’s combination of real time financial data, news, and trading platforms provides valuable information to users, but its messaging platform is widely regarded as the crown jewel of a $25 billion dollar […]

Posted on October 23, 2015
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