The days of paperless travel are upon us, with digital boarding passes, e-confirmations and online travel booking tools on the upswing. Business Travelers need little more than a smartphone or tablet to manage anything from complex itineraries, finding a nearby Wi-Fi spot or find the shortest security line at the airport. These apps do it all, updating you if a flight is delayed, finding the closest restaurant, or helping you navigate a busy airport on a tight schedule.
Given how much customers dislike it, the financial services industry seems ripe for “disruption,” as Silicon Valley likes to call industry upheaval. These financial technology, or “fintech,” startups may also soon get further validation from a key banking regulator. Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry last week announced plans for a special national bank charter that would allow fintechs to offer their products without having to get regulatory approval state to state. Part of Curry’s motivation lies in his belief that fintech can help consumers who either don’t want or can’t afford to establish accounts with traditional banks.
I am addicted to the latest technology gadgets and trends, especially those that are tied to my personal interests like photography, digital entertainment, automation and business. It seems like I never get tired of trying to figure out what the next innovation will bring and how it will impact our lives and business. In that light let’s take a look at a few technology trends and see how they are becoming intertwined between work, home and each other.
When I saw this in the news I beamed with excitement. Finally, a place where I can count on getting the latest business news in my industry, completely personalized to me. News that are not only from reliable sources but are actually powered by my professional world. Now, that’s awesome! Here are two things I really like about this new Pulse app.
Digital is beckoning you to see the world through other people’s eyes—literally. With the recent introduction of Meerkat and Periscope, two apps that integrate with Twitter for real-time video streaming, just about anything in the world can be digested as if one was right next to the action via your iPhone.