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http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/5-reasons-to-use-virtual-reality-for-data-visualisation

< The beta blog | 30 Aug 2016

5 reasons to use virtual reality for data visualisation

Virtual reality is a new medium that offers a lot of potential for data visualisation. By immersing ourselves in the data, we can take advantage of the greater space on offer, more natural interactions, and analyse multi-dimensional data in a visceral way.

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http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/watch-the-fintechs-and-learn-why-new-competition-is-a-good-thing-for-fs

< The beta blog | 30 Aug 2016

Watch the FinTechs, and learn: Why new competition is a good thing for FS

Are FinTech companies a threat or an opportunity for the financial services (FS) sector? Most of the time, opinion seems to fall in the ‘threat’ camp – that these innovative small companies are so agile and disruptive they will slowly chip away at the market

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http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/5-key-takeaways-from-working-with-fintechs-at-startupbootcamp

< The beta blog | 30 Aug 2016

5 key takeaways from working with FinTechs at Startupbootcamp

Robert Churcher shares some reflections from his secondment to Startupbootcamp FinTech London - some thoughts and observations for prospective founders from his experience of working with the start-ups.

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http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/wearables-in-retail

< The beta blog | 22 Aug 2016

Wearables: The key to an immersive in store experience?

This blog explores research into the popularity of wearables amongst English consumers, their motivations for using these devices and how retailers can tap into this growing trend to both enhance and also provide an immersive in store experience for high street shoppers.

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http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/insurtech-a-force-for-good

< The beta blog | 22 Aug 2016

InsurTech: A force for good

There is no denying InsurTech is gaining momentum. In 2015, investment into insurance technology start-ups grew by 258%, reaching $2.65 billion (CB Insights).

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http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/collaboration-not-competition-banks-find-new-partners

The mantra of policymakers considering Britain’s troubled banking sector has for years been that competition represents the best hope of a better deal for customers. The emergence of a thriving FinTech sector, however, turns that idea on its head – for many of these

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http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/a-guide-to-the-essential-eight-emerging-technologies-our-new-global-tech-breakthroughs-report

Emerging technology strategy needs to be a core part of every company’s corporate strategy. C-suites are challenged to sort through the noise to make clear-headed decisions about the most pertinent technologies that will sustain revenue growth and enhance business ope

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http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/blockchain-the-next-big-bang

< The beta blog | 02 Aug 2016

Blockchain: the next 'big bang'

Even if you haven't heard of blockchain, you’ve probably heard of Bitcoin. The future of Bitcoin as a currency might be uncertain, with questions about safety and security, but that might not be true of the technology that powers it: blockchain

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http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/now-is-the-time-to-embrace-the-opportunity-how-fintech-is-shaping-financial-services

< The beta blog | 02 Aug 2016

Now is the time to embrace the opportunity: how FinTech is shaping financial services

Are innovative and entrepreneurial FinTech start-ups about to steal the financial services sector’s lunch? Established market players are feeling threatened: 83% consider themselves at risk of losing some of their business to standalone FinTech firms.

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http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/accelerating-change-how-the-london-fintech-landscape-is-evolving

< The beta blog | 02 Aug 2016

Accelerating change – How the London FinTech landscape is evolving

If you started a conversation about FinTech in 2014 there was probably a 50:50 chance you were talking about innovation in Payments. If you started a conversation about FinTech in 2015, it was anyone’s guess what you were talking about.

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