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< The beta blog | 24 Nov 2015

The Hive: A new creative space for the digital age

The Hive is a new investment from PwC and Google that allows us to help businesses to innovate and develop new ways of working and new business opportunities across EMEA. It includes PwC’s first ‘Google Lab’ in Europe, providing a specialist hub that brings together the best talent of our global firm to tackle the biggest challenges.

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< The beta blog | 18 Nov 2015

The wisdom of the crowd? Why crowdfunding is here to stay

Crowdfunding has been a true game-changer of the digital age, but is this $35bn industry here to stay? Why do so many projects fail? And what should investors be aware of?

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< The beta blog | 15 Oct 2015

A new Digital Banking channel - Open APIs

The next generation of Digital banking will see banking products and data integrated within Customer outcome based Apps rather than the native banking App’s we see today. This heralds a new distribution channel for Banking, enabled by public API’s that can be used to create new marketplaces and business models around the bank

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< The beta blog | 08 Oct 2015

Who’s Who in Europe’s Mobility Equation (and the Unique Role they Play in Redefining the Playbook)

A big question emerging from the discussions on the crowd or on-demand economy is if the digital disruption really is beneficial in the long run?

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< The beta blog | 06 Oct 2015

It’s time utilities stop pressing snooze and wake up to the digital world

That title may be a little harsh. Utilities companies are by no means sleeping through the digital revolution, but they have woken up a little later than other sectors. For most utility players, productive and seamless digitisation is still a long way off. Although many utilities have serious and significant digital ambitions, those ambitions aren’t being matched with the equivalent in investment.

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< The beta blog | 01 Oct 2015

Quiet revolution: How Ins-Tech is circling around insurance

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. The first company set up by Ukrainian-American entrepreneur Max Levchin failed in what he himself described as a “big bang”[1]. Ventures two, three and four fared little better. But the fifth was PayPal.

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< The beta blog | 07 Sep 2015

Europe’s unique opportunity to capitalise on the crowd economy: 4 considerations

How can European economies capitalise on the crowd economy? Here are four considerations.

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< The beta blog | 04 Aug 2015

Digital payments: an uncertain path to a certain future

Just paid for parking using your mobile phone? Or paid for groceries in a supermarket using the retailer’s dedicated app? Convenient, isn’t it? While these examples make it seem that we’re just moments away from all-pervasive mobile payment, the reality is very different.

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< The beta blog | 23 Jul 2015

The outdated “battle” between digital innovation and regulation is holding you back

Digital health innovators need to stop seeing regulation as a roadblock and start seeing it as a useful and necessary part of launching a digital health product.

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< The beta blog | 15 Jul 2015

​Taking the lead: Finance in a digital age

Boards and business teams are looking to finance to help them navigate through a digital age. If finance can’t provide the necessary insights, it risks being bypassed and sidelined.

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