Business

The Battle of the Tech Giants: Illusions of Innovation, Parallel Structures and Capitalism

Every day more than 4,000 new apps are released. Google Play´s monthly new releases exceed 100,000 each month and Apple´s App Store is not far behind. The big five tech companies (Apple, Facebook, Google (Alphabet), Amazon, Microsoft) are steadily supplanting oil companies as biggest corporations in terms of stock market value. What is it these companies do and how do they make…

Will “Shopping Streets” survive COVID-19?

UK’s High Streets, Kalvestraat in Amsterdam, Champs-Elysees in Paris, Orchard Road in Singapore… I can hardly think of a big city without a main shopping street. But how are the retailers doing? News outlet are reporting news of a doomed feature for physical stores. This article by MoneyWise actually compiled a list with companies (mostly in America) which announced closures of their…

Fintech

Short for financial technology – appertains to any business that makes use of technology to upgrade or automate financial services and techniques. Fintech firms combine technologies, such as AI, blockchain and data science, into the traditional financial category. The dawn of fintech lies, of course, on digitization, which has impacted the financial services industry. Information technology (IT), as we know, has developed…