Technology

Social media has revolutionised the way we communicate, relate and consume online. New figures reveal that women dominate the $1bn industry, by shopping and sharing more than men

Social media shoppers: how women are tweeting to the check-out

Social media has revolutionised the way we communicate, relate and consume online. New figures reveal that women dominate the $1bn industry, by shopping and sharing more than men

We have all seen the images: the shopping-crazed woman buying her eighth pair of shoes, while an exasperated male companion sits in a corner looking dejected. Stereotypes such as this one permeate the dialogue and influence how we think of ourselves as co...

Mozilla releases $33 smartphone for India

Firefox is hoping its low-cost smartphone will appeal to first-time buyers and bridge India’s connectivity gap

With a recommended retail price of only $33, Mozilla’s first low-cost smartphone enters an Indian mobile market ripe for growth. The Intex Cloud FX is the first handset to run Firefox’s operating system and is priced to cash in on what is widely regar...

Electronics giant set to sue UK auditor over its work on disastrous $11bn acquisition of Autonomy

HP to sue Deloitte over Autonomy deal

Electronics giant set to sue UK auditor over its work on disastrous $11bn acquisition of Autonomy

The ongoing dispute over HP’s colossal 2011 deal to buy British tech firm Autonomy for $11bn is set to rumble on, with news that the former company will sue the UK arm of accounting giant Deloitte. The news comes after two years of public disputes o...

ICSFS: Influx of cloud-based platforms will enhance banking industry

Financial institutions are increasingly looking at outsourcing their data management to the cloud, embracing the power of the internet to better connect with their customers

As online technology continues to surge forward, industries the world over are having to invest heavily in new ways to manage their operations, connect with customers and promote services. The banking industry, in particular, has used online platforms as ...

Data is one of the most invaluable weapons financial institutions have at their disposal in today’s digital landscape

Data is power: Temenos on why organisations should use analytics

Data is one of the most invaluable weapons financial institutions have at their disposal in today’s digital landscape

The digital era is upon us, and as a result, we now create as much data in two days as we did from the dawn of man through to 2003, according to Eric Schmidt from Google. The International Data Corporation (IDC) reports that the digital universe is doubli...

Today the financial services industry faces more online threats than ever, so ensuring that operations are as secure as possible is crucial

Stamping out security threats: NASDAQ protects the financial services industry

Today the financial services industry faces more online threats than ever, so ensuring that operations are as secure as possible is crucial

As businesses move more of their operations online, the importance of a strong and reliable security system has become an essential part of a company’s strategy. With highly valuable information being exchanged, businesses are investing more and more in...

Murex’s risk management technology improves capital efficiency

Murex has built an integrated risk management solution: a risk engine that delivers high-performance analytics for complex simulations and data aggregation

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, banks are revisiting their policies and systems infrastructure to adapt to new regulations, primarily focusing on optimising their cost of capital. Major changes are happening in the domains of market risk, credit...

Apple’s $3bn deal to buy Beats shows a departure in its growth strategy, and could be seen as a desperate bid to recapture its former popularity

Could Apple’s purchase of Beats restore the brand to its former ‘cool’ glory?

Apple’s $3bn deal to buy Beats shows a departure in its growth strategy, and could be seen as a desperate bid to recapture its former popularity

Once known as the perfect blend of hipster cool and technological innovation, Apple’s reputation has in recent years shifted in the eyes of the public to one of mainstream dominance and bland uniformity. A company that was a decade ago heralded as provi...

World Finance talks to Shahbaz Ali, President and CEO of Tarmin Inc, about how his company is rising to the challenge of data storage

Tarmin discusses its unique approach to data storage | Video

World Finance talks to Shahbaz Ali, President and CEO of Tarmin Inc, about how his company is rising to the challenge of data storage

Data overload may not be an obvious problem affecting businesses, but it's become one of the biggest pitfalls stifling growth. One company helping others to rise to the challenge of data management is Tarmin Inc. President and CEO Shahbaz Ali discusses ho...

With online banking trends on the increase and more products designed to cater for mobile devices, the tech industry is having to adapt globally at an incredible rate

Path Solutions steps up digital banking

With online banking trends on the increase and more products designed to cater for mobile devices, the tech industry is having to adapt globally at an incredible rate

As Islamic finance grows and expands into new markets, greater opportunities have emerged and the technology that comes with it has evolved. World Finance spoke with Rosie Kmeid, Global Head of Corporate Communications and Marketing at Path Solutions to f...

Technological developments bring ample opportunities

Rapid technological development has brought with it a number of new opportunities in financial services as the industry constantly evolves, catering to the changing demands of modern business. Here, World Finance acknowledge those at the forefront, in the Technology Awards 2014

Where once global economic growth was dictated by labour, the wake of the digital revolution has cemented technology as perhaps the single-most important factor today in spurring social and economic growth. Technology has come to form a considerable – a...

Declining mobile sales have seen Samsung’s profits fall this quarter, shortly after the company’s closest rival posted better-than-expected results

Samsung’s profits plummet as Apple exceeds expectations

Declining mobile sales have seen Samsung’s profits fall this quarter, shortly after the company’s closest rival posted better-than-expected results

The world’s leading smartphone maker has posted its first operating profit decline in nine quarters, owing to increased market competition and slowing momentum, most notably in emerging markets. However, Samsung's lacklustre mobile performance will like...

After impressive quarterly results, Apple has outlined a range of shareholder-related measures to restore confidence in the company’s stock

Apple increases share buyback programme as profits soar

After impressive quarterly results, Apple has outlined a range of shareholder-related measures to restore confidence in the company’s stock

Apple has announced plans to buy back an additional $30bn worth of stock from shareholders, following the announcement of unexpectedly healthy profits. The company’s quarterly profits beat analysts’ expectations and came by way of impressive iPhone sa...

World Finance interviews Hanadi Jabado, Director of Accelerate Cambridge, to discuss whether the government's Silicon Roundabout incubators have any intrinsic value

Entrepreneurs are ‘drowning’ in incubators, says tech expert of government’s Silicon Roundabout | Video

World Finance interviews Hanadi Jabado, Director of Accelerate Cambridge, to discuss whether the government’s Silicon Roundabout incubators have any intrinsic value

Has the government's Tech City initiative - otherwise known as Silicon Roundabout - helped entrepreneurs realise their dreams? One silicon-sceptic is Hanadi Jabado, Director of Accelerate Cambridge and a technology expert. World Finance speaks to Jabado t...

Facebook’s $19bn acquisition of WhatsApp became its 45th buyout. We count down eight other young companies that the social media giant quickly snapped up

Zucker Punch: 8 Facebook acquistions to remember

Facebook’s $19bn acquisition of WhatsApp became its 45th buyout. We count down eight other young companies that the social media giant quickly snapped up

2005 What’s in a name? An awful lot, it seems, when you’re dealing with Facebook. It all started with a domain name called AboutFace. Well, that was too close for comfort, so in August of 2005 Facebook site snapped up the Boston-based firm for $2...

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