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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

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/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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http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/turning-threat-into-opportunity-how-asset-and-wealth-managers-must-embrace-fintech

The stakes are high for asset and wealth management businesses: our new research suggests that financial services is ripe for disruption from agile and innovative new FinTech companies, and that firms in this sector of the industry are especially vulnerable.

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http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/blockchain-legal

Blockchain, and the emergence of smart contracts – code that automatically executes a contractual term - raises some interesting legal questions. Once blockchain enters the mainstream, a transaction will still be a transaction. But the way in which we do business will become a lot faster and, potentially, many more processes will be automated. So where does that leave us, legally?

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http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/personal-data-are-you-sharing-too-much-data

< The beta blog | 19 Jul 2016

Personal data – are you sharing too much data?

We seem to be more at ease sharing information and our own data in a digital world that we do in the real world. But not all data is safe to share. Tom Lewis shares his thoughts on online privacy.

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http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/wearable-tech

< The beta blog | 12 Jul 2016

Wearable tech at work - employers haven’t overcome the ‘big brother’ reaction to sharing personal data

If wearable tech is going to make the step from the consumer market to the workplace, employees need to be persuaded that there’s everything to gain and little to lose, and that their data is not going to be used against them.

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