The Frontier of Finance and Social Media
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Posted on 31-03-2015Background In the Western World, particularly in the U.S., the generation of Electronic Waste (E-Waste) has reached alarming proportions over the last three decades, with the steady growth in the population of discarded televisions, computers, cellular phones, and various other electronic gadgets. Definition of E-Waste Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), or E-Waste, are the...
Posted on 23-03-2015A new mobile app called Meerkat was all the rage at the recent South by Southwest (sxsw.com) tech startup conference. The app enables users to stream live video to their followers, either at their whim, or by scheduling a video for a later time. All notifications from Meerkat are transmitted on Twitter, and users can set up alerts that notify them when one of their Twitter connections has a live...
Posted on 16-03-2015Justin Paterno, a manager of the investing website, StockTwits, recently observed that "mobile is starting to eat the financial world." While there seems to be little doubt that mobile is the platform of the future, all this “eating” seems to be taking place at two different tables. Users who fancy white linen table cloths and bone china prefer to dine at the "house of Apple." For more...
Posted on 23-01-2015Bitcoin is a bit of a head-scratcher. Its US dollar value has fallen about 30% year-to-date, and has sunk about 80% since peaking in late 2013. The digital currency is a long way from mainstream consumer adoption. Yet, its enthusiasts have had some reasons to be optimistic about bitcoin's long-term prospects. Coinbase, a bitcoin wallet provider, made headlines earlier this week when it closed...
Posted on 18-01-2015Last week, I attended the #SocialWallStreet Meetup at New York's Fraunces Tavern. David Rosen, the co-organizer of the meetup, and an SVP of Digital Corporate and Public Affairs at Edelman, asked attendees (many of whom hold senior roles in corporate communications and public relations) to identify the pressing social media-related issues that affect financial firms. Social media advocates...
Posted on 30-12-2014In the fictional world of the 1990s, Seinfeld's George Costanza feigned being a marine biologist, and aspired to "pretend" he was an architect. Those outlandish plot lines were used as comedic fodder. Today, there's probably an app for professional posing. When I worked at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (also known as DLJ, a predecessor of Credit Suisse (CS)) during the 1990s, the technology...
The Frontier of Finance and Social Media. The landscape for stock analysis has also been altered by the convergence of technology, social media, and finance. In just the last few years, several important developments have revolutionized the way information is distributed and stocks are traded on Wall Street ... Read more
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