3 results for tag: tech


Twitter: What is it, Who wants it, and Why?

There is an old proverb about an elephant and a group of blind men, who are asked to reach out, touch the creature, and describe what they feel. To the man who grasps the tail, it is like a very thick rope; to one who feels a leg, like a tree trunk; and to one who touches an ear, like a huge fan… None are actually incorrect, but no one can agree on what the creature actually is. Twitter (TWTR) is like that: “What the heck is it?” It is.. a utility which allows you to catch the latest headlines? a way to engage potential buyers or clients? a gold mine of data about millions of consumers? And what is Twitter worth, anyway? ...

The Democratization of Finance

Historically, the financial industry has been riddled with both needlessly complex trading tools, and extremely archaic and elitist processes. Thankfully, we are now blessed with a massive influx of fintech (financial technology) startups to help simplify the lives of self-directed investors, and empower them with the necessary tools to be successful. Within one of the financial powerhouses in Asia, more specifically, Singapore, there is a startup that is doing just that. This startup called, “Call Levels”, provides real-time monitoring and instant price alerts on a wide range of asset classes. This allows investors to be notified of market ...

FinTech Firms like Peeptrade Disrupt the Financial Sector

FinTech, as high-tech, non-bank payment processing and investment firms are collectively called, is rearranging the financial services marketplace, and 2016 is setting up to be an exciting year for new developments! The faster you can transmit or receive money, crowdsource funding, or position yourself for venture capital, the better for you and your business. Additionally, the more you understand how shrewd stock market investors plan their moves, the better for your personal investments. Traditional banks, more slow-moving and cumbersome, are being forced to share the space with agile, young companies that expedite payments and facilitate stock ...