The MarTech Minute: Deloitte introduces “blockchain in a box,” Accenture acquires Analytics8

The MarTech Minute: Deloitte introduces “blockchain in a box,” Accenture acquires Analytics8

MarTech Minute briefs always appear first in our daily Martech Today newsletter throughout the week. Click here to subscribe. The following is our compilation of the past week’s briefs from those newsletters.CleverTap study indicates email is key for app user retention. The study, Industry Benchmarks for Ecommerce Apps, tracked 15 million users across 18 million devices, collecting…
Samsung to release a crypto-centric version of the Galaxy Note 10

Samsung to release a crypto-centric version of the Galaxy Note 10

Samsung just recently released their latest flagships, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus. After going on sale less than a month ago, the technology mega-giant is already releasing another variant of the device. Marketed as the “KlaytnPhone,” The Wall Street Journal reports that Samsung will be selling a crypto-centric version of the…
What Is Blockchain? The Complete WIRED Guide

What Is Blockchain? The Complete WIRED Guide

Depending on who you ask, blockchains are either the most important technological innovation since the internet or a solution looking for a problem. The original blockchain is the decentralized ledger behind the digital currency bitcoin. The ledger consists …
Facebook hires lobbying firm to help sweet talk cryptocurrency regulators

#Facebook hires lobbying firm to help sweet talk cryptocurrency regulators

Facebook‘s “cryptocurrency” Libra is facing an ever growing mountain of regulatory challenges. It seems it needs a helping hand, as it’s hired a specialist firm to lobby Washington directly. According to registration documents filed earlier this week, Facebook will be represented by Washington, DC-based FS Vector LLC, a firm that specializes in regulatory compliance and…
Coinbase and Barclays split up – but the cryptocurrency exchange already has a new banking bae

Coinbase and Barclays split up – but the cryptocurrency exchange already has a new...

Just days after Coinbase announced the removal of support for Zcash for UK customers, reports suggest the cryptocurrency exchange is parting ways with banking mainstay Barclays. Sources familiar with the matter told CoinDesk that Barclays is no longer working with Coinbase. It’s unclear if the sources are representatives from either of the companies mentioned, or…
Police cameras to be augmented with junk-science “microexpression” AI lie-detectors

Police cameras to be augmented with junk-science “microexpression” AI lie-detectors

The idea that you can detect lies by analyzing "microexpressions" has absorbed billions in spending by police forces and security services, despite the fact that it's junk science that performs worse than a coin-toss. What could be griftier than selling latter-day phrenology to law enforcement? Adding "machine learning" to the mix! The UK startup Facesoft…
Is there potential for blockchain in copyright and licensing applications?

Is there potential for blockchain in copyright and licensing applications?

Dave Davis joined Copyright Clearance Center in 1994 and currently serves as a research analyst. He previously held directorships in both public libraries and corporate libraries and earned joint master’s degrees in Library and Information Sciences and Medieval European History from Catholic University of America. More posts by this contributor By all accounts, we appear…
Cloud Covered: What was new in Google Cloud in June

Cloud Covered: What was new in Google Cloud in June

Summer’s here, but that's not the only big thing that arrived this month: We welcomed new partners and have new data technology-related updates to share. Read on for noteworthy Cloud updates in June.Google will acquire Looker.We announced our intent to acquire Looker, a company that offers business intelligence, data application, and embedded analytics software. These…
Meet 500 Startups’ 25th batch of startups

Meet 500 Startups’ 25th batch of startups

It’s that time of year again. When startup founders fret for weeks on end as the long-awaited Demo Day approaches. Investors pore through lists of startups participating in various accelerator programs and have their associates ping dozens of founders for coffee meetings. Demo Day season is upon us. Soon Y Combinator’s latest cohort of startups…
Blockchain Trends that Everyone Should Watch Out For 2019

Blockchain Trends that Everyone Should Watch Out For 2019

Introduction: Just a short measure of time has gone since 2019 begun. And 2019 could go down in blockchain history as the ‘versus’ year, and the ‘battle card’ is fascinating. With this article, we’re investigating a couple of the hot catch subjects that are being examined. Blockchain‘s development in recent years has been relentless and…
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