How tech firms can drive growth — without making inequality worse

For many cities, tech hubs have been a key to jump starting economic growth in the wake of the global financial crisis. In an era of uncertainty, tech-sector growth is proving to be a driving force for nations attempting to reach into the “next economy”. In the UK, for instance, the sector is – optimistically – predicted to grow four times faster than GDP, while tech job growth is expected to outperform all other occupation categories by 2020. By traditional measures of a successful economy – jobs and wages – this is a welcome development. But there is a growing… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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The science behind why everyone is angry on Twitter on Mondays

The link between hot weather and aggressive crime is well established. But can the same be said for online aggression, such as angry tweets? And is online anger a predictor of assaults? Our study just published suggests the answer is a clear “no.” We found angry tweet counts actually increased in cooler weather. And as daily maximum temperatures rose, angry tweet counts decreased. We also found the incidence of angry tweets is highest on Mondays, and perhaps unsurprisingly, angry Twitter posts are most prevalent after big news events such as a leadership spill. This is the first study to compare… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Uber will acquire food delivery startup Postmates in $2.6 billion all-stock deal, reports say. Sources told Bloomberg and The New York Times that the all-stock deal could be announced as soon as Monday. A group of European digital advertising groups on Friday criticized Apple’s plans to require apps to seek additional permission from users before tracking them across other apps and websites. Apple last week disclosed features in its forthcoming operating system for iPhones and iPads that will require apps to show a pop-up screen before they enable a form of tracking commonly needed to show personalized… Read More

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6 tips on how to overcome the unique challenges of managing a fintech team

The fintech industry has grown immensely in the last few years, making up nearly half of all the venture capital invested in 2018. As a result of that investment and growth, regulations have been increasing, consumers are becoming dependent on fintech technologies and the fintech market, and fintech companies are maturing. But during this uncertain time, fintech companies must focus not only on establishing their name and securing funding, but also on sustaining their profitably and growth as much as possible. One key factor that determines company success above everything else is your team. I’ve found managing a fintech company… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Here’s an exclusive look at the pitch deck robot startup BotsAndUs used to raise $2.5 million

UK-based robot startup BotsAndUs has raised £2 million ($2.5 million) from VC investors Kindred Capital and Capnamic Ventures. The company secured its first institutional funding round during coronavirus amid an increase in demand and enquiries for its services. “COVID-19 has pushed autonomous tech into spotlight and it’s ready to be deployed in these dynamic areas and we can benefit from it,” BotsAndUs CEO and cofounder Andrei Danescu told Business Insider in an interview. “People have snapped out of their uncertainty with covid and realised the potential of robots which has accelerated everything.” Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Robotic automation startup BotsAndUs is hoping that the reopening of public… Read More

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Latest fintech industry trends, technologies and research from our ecosystem report

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. In recent years, we’ve seen a ballooning of activity in fintech — an expansive term applied to technology-driven disruptions in financial services. And 2018 has been no different, with fintechs’ staggering influence on the market evidenced by record funding levels for the industry — by Q3 2018, overall funding was already up 82% from 2017’s total figure, according to CB Insights. Additionally, this year marked a watershed moment for the industry, with the once clear distinction between fintechs and financial services proper now blurred… Read More

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