Northwestern Mutual has carved out $150 million for another fintech and insurance investment fund
Northwestern Mutual has carved out $150 million for another fintech and insurance investment fund

- 4 weeks agoNorthwestern Mutual is setting aside $150 million for a second venture fund. “We’re committed to transforming the client experience to drive change within the financial services industry,” said Souheil Badran, executive vice president and chief innovation off…...

Why We Should Stop Fetishizing Privacy
Why We Should Stop Fetishizing Privacy

- 1 month agoBig tech companies create jobs, encourage innovation and provide valuable services free. Why would we want to break them up?...

We Need to Build Up ‘Digital Trust’ in Tech
We Need to Build Up ‘Digital Trust’ in Tech

- 4 weeks agoOpinion: Framing our concerns with tech as issues of privacy or responsibility focuses narrowly on symptoms, not on the systemic issue—we need digital trust....

Ethiopia’s bid to become an African startup hub hinges on connectivity
Ethiopia’s bid to become an African startup hub hinges on connectivity

- 4 days agoEthiopia is flexing its ambitions to become Africa’s next startup hub. The country of 105 million with the continent’s seventh largest economy is revamping government policies, firing up angel networks, and rallying digital entrepreneurs. Ethiopia currently l…...

Holberton opens its software engineering school in Medellin
Holberton opens its software engineering school in Medellin

- 2 weeks agoHolberton School, which sees itself as a college alternative for budding software engineers, today announced that it has opened a campus in Medellin, Colombia. With this, it now operates to schools in the country after opening its Bogota campus earlier this y…...

Careteam aims to unite patients and healthcare providers with a platform approach
Careteam aims to unite patients and healthcare providers with a platform approach

- 6 days agoHow best to untangle the Gordian knot that is navigating your own healthcare? It’s a tricky question, and one that seems to have become only more complicated as technology improves, in many regards – systems don’t necessarily speak to one another, and it’s st…...

Antitrust Scrutiny of Google and Amazon Should Worry Silicon Valley
Antitrust Scrutiny of Google and Amazon Should Worry Silicon Valley

- 3 weeks agoReports say the federal government is considering antitrust probes of Google and Amazon. Big Tech could be a bogeyman for both sides in the 2020 election....

WATCH LIVE: Top execs at Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, and Morgan Stanley discuss disrupting Wall Street from within
WATCH LIVE: Top execs at Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, and Morgan Stanley discuss disrupting Wall Street from within

- 2 weeks agoAGENDA 7:30am Registration and Networking Breakfast 8:00am WELCOME Alyson Shontell, US Editor-in-Chief, Business Insider PRODUCTION, NOT DISRUPTION Huw L. Richards, Global Head of Digital Investment Banking, JPMorgan Lucien Foster, Global Head of Digital Part…...

What money should be
What money should be

- 3 days agoWith the release of the Facebook consortium’s project Libra whitepaper, the internet, tech world, financial services industry and policy circles are all burning with conversation on the project’s potential....

Break Up Big Tech? Some Say Not So Fast
Break Up Big Tech? Some Say Not So Fast

- 2 weeks agoAntitrust action alone won’t solve all the problems posed by companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon....

President Trump Thinks the Navy Is Trying Too Hard
President Trump Thinks the Navy Is Trying Too Hard

- 4 weeks agoDonald Trump did a bizarre thing aboard the USS Wasp on Tuesday. After wishing the sailors “a very Happy Memorial Day,” the President conducted an impromptu poll, asking the crowd who preferred steam-powered catapult systems and who preferred electric. Steam…...

Digital video piracy costs the movie and TV industry at least $29 billion, study says
Digital video piracy costs the movie and TV industry at least $29 billion, study says

CNET - 6 days agoIt's estimated that 230,000 jobs were lost because of it....

We talked to some of the smartest minds on Wall Street about how tech is transforming finance. Here's what they had to say.
We talked to some of the smartest minds on Wall Street about how tech is transforming finance. Here's what they had to say.

- 2 weeks agoThe world's biggest financial institutions are spending billions on technology. And, as I wrote in a weekly note to BI Prime subscribers on Sunday, the industry is reaching an inflection point where those massive investments are starting to pay off. But chall…...

Technology has helped improve lives around the world. Here's how it's going to change our relationships with businesses.
Technology has helped improve lives around the world. Here's how it's going to change our relationships with businesses.

- 3 weeks agoBy Gilberto Caldart, President, International, Mastercard Technology and the digital transformation it powers have seen the global rate of innovation increase exponentially. Technology has broken down barriers and improved lives on every continent. Some of th…...

SEC expands its war on cryptocurrency companies with a lawsuit against Kik
SEC expands its war on cryptocurrency companies with a lawsuit against Kik

- 3 weeks agoThe Securities and Exchange Commission has sued Kik Interactive for the $100 million token sale the company announced two years ago. It’s an expansion of legal actions that began last year as the SEC seeks to rein in companies that the regulatory agency think…...

What can cities learn from Amazon HQ?
What can cities learn from Amazon HQ?

- 2 weeks agoAmazon HQ2 may be out of New York City, but Amazon continues to set the standard for what New Yorkers expect from their companies....

French Tech has made big strides but wants to go faster and further
French Tech has made big strides but wants to go faster and further

- 3 weeks agoFrance's image has improved when it comes to startups and innovation, but it is not yet seen as the place for launching an international company....

Special offer to attend IGNITION: Transforming Finance at the New York Stock Exchange on June 10!
Special offer to attend IGNITION: Transforming Finance at the New York Stock Exchange on June 10!

- 4 weeks agoDon't miss the finance event of the season. Apply to attend IGNITION: Transforming Finance in New York City on Monday, June 10. Come spend your morning at the New York Stock Exchange with Business Insider's top journalists for breakfast and an insider's conve…...

The real risk of Facebook’s Libra coin is crooked developers
The real risk of Facebook’s Libra coin is crooked developers

- 6 days agoEveryone’s worred about Mark Zuckerberg controlling the next currency, but I’m more concerned about a crypto Cambridge Analytica. Today Facebook announced Libra, its forthcoming stablecoin designed to let you shop and send money overseas with almost zero tran…...

A challenge to stimulate local news in North America
A challenge to stimulate local news in North America

- 4 weeks agoWhen journalist Megan Lucero started as director at U.K. based Bureau Local, she had an ambitious mission: to use technology to discover powerful public interest stories in local news. The startup, which is part of the nonprofit organization The Bureau of Inv…...

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