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< The beta blog | 03 Feb 2016

1 in 10: InsurTech startups take no notice of the survival statistic

According to statistics, only one in ten startups survive. But for InsurTech startups, if you combine their passion and absolute determination to succeed with support from industry players, the reality could be very different.

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< The beta blog | 18 Jan 2016

Towards digital government

Faster, smoother, more transparent. These are words that could be used to describe the objectives of many businesses operating in today’s volatile and rapidly digitising world. But they are also increasingly words governments should be applying to the services they of

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< The beta blog | 04 Dec 2015

Small details for big questions: big data analytics for sustainability

For a company to become truly sustainable, it needs to look at environmental impacts along the full length of its value chain. Companies who are serious about enhancing their environmental performance can now use big data and analytics to understand how even small changes can make a big difference.

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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 | 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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