Reading Time: 4 minutesThe field of mobile apps is growing as we speak, mostly in two different ways. One way is the app development market that employs millions of people globally. The other way mobile apps affect the modern business realm is their use and application (sic!) for various business purposes. As new technologies are being developed, they’re also finding their way to mobile implementation.
Reading Time: 4 minutesEvery time you enter a contract where you have to buy something in the future, you are entering a ‘futures contract.’ Where you agree to sell an item in the future because you think it will be more valuable, that’s a prediction market. Lately, prediction markets have been on the rise in both stocks and cryptocurrencies, and different investors have had divergent opinions.
Reading Time: 3 minutesOur guest blog, Sara, talks us through AI and Chatbots. Though the general public may not be entirely aware of it, use of AI is already incredibly common. While only thirty-four percent of people think they use AI, the reality is that eighty-four percent of us are interacting with some form of artificial intelligence on a daily basis.
Reading Time: 3 minutesWe invited our guest Ralf Llanasas to give us his thoughts about where he sees the future of Cryptocurrencies, namely Bitcoin and how this relates to Blockchains.
Reading Time: 3 minutesAmerica’s industrial scene has long been marked by monopolies – and by government attempts to break them and ensure fair trade. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil, once the world’s largest oil company, found itself facing that economic reality in 1911 when the Senate at last succeeded in an anti-trust lawsuit.
Reading Time: 4 minutesDespite being regarded as an emerging technology, it is quite interesting to see how artificial intelligence (AI) is influencing mobile application development, impacting the way people communicate, affecting the society, and probably changing the world.
Reading Time: 3 minutesIn the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook might actually be in trouble. The #DeleteFacebook hashtag is trending, and it’s seen some unlikely contributors, like Blink 182 singer Mark Hoppus, and Brian Acton, the co-founder of WhatsApp, which was itself sold to Facebook.
Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen arguably the greatest chess player of all time, Garry Kasparov, was beaten by Deep Blue in 1997, some took it to mean that human intelligence had become irrelevant. For instance, Newsweek ran a cover story about the match with the headline “The Brain’s Last Stand.” However, the chess-related conflict between human and computer cognition turned out to be somewhat more convoluted than that.
Reading Time: 5 minutesOne of the arguments against Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general is that they do not represent true value. Behind the crypto-algorithms, according to this line of argument, is really nothing that could objectively be considered currency; indeed, nothing at all. Hence, cryptocurrencies are a bubble which is bound to burst.
Reading Time: 2 minutesIt’s been nearly three years since Adrian Chen first discussed the Internet Research Agency, a euphemistically titled group which was pumping out pro-Kremlin and anti-American messages for money. At the time, eyes were elsewhere online – it was the year of Ashley Madison, after all, and a time when China ranked alongside Russia (if not higher) in the space of public paranoia.
Reading Time: 2 minutesThere’s something rather brutal about the idea of bot purges – perhaps a reflection of the humanity with which we endow human-looking accounts. Twitter’s decision to suspend thousands of accounts last month was less horrific than it sounded: a small attempt to solve a problem which has plagued the platform for over a year now, and has brought into the radar of US and British politicians as an ambivalent if not mercenary hawker of propaganda.
Reading Time: 4 minutesIn the aftermath of the 2016 election, the term “fake news”, seldom heard previously, became ubiquitous. This was, of course, no coincidence: the unexpected victory of Donald Trump cried out for an explanation, and invoking the concept was one such attempt by the president’s many critics, who could not bring themselves to face the possibility that he won fairly […]
Reading Time: 3 minutesThe case of the app, Strava, is almost farcical: the company decided to publish heat maps of its users to show off it the success, and got more than it bargained for when the visualization effectively gave detailed maps of routes in military bases around the world […]
Reading Time: 4 minutesThe type of services and products you offer affect the social media platform you should focus on, as well as who your target audience is. Understanding each platform’s reach is essential to your social media strategy […]
Reading Time: 3 minutesOnline content – and the avenues in which it is created and uploaded and perhaps most importantly, disseminated – has only grown since then. We are past Web 2.0, with its blogs and microblogs, and into the Internet of Things […]