Reviving loyalty reward cards with blockchain

Loyalty card reward programmes have been singled out by PwC economists as one of the top five drivers of blockchain technology over the next decade. They expect blockchain to breathe new life into traditional, card-based loyalty and reward programmes, generating some US $54 billion for the global economy by 2030. It’s quite a moment for the collection of humble plastic cards that have been sitting gathering dust in peoples’ wallets for years. As the report Time for Trust: The trillion dollar reason to rethink blockchain explains, blockchain has a crucial role to…

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Securing Integration to DX Operational Intelligence with New Service Account

In today’s large, complex and hybrid IT landscapes, data security is one of the foremost concerns for IT leaders. At the same time an equally important objective is to make the experience for internal users seamless for better adoption and efficiency. As a result, federated login has become the preferred choice among many enterprises so that their internal users have one point access to disparate systems that they use, manage or monitor. In order to securely & seamlessly integrate DX Operations Intelligence with any SaaS or On-premises products within your SSO enabled environments,…

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Coronavirus | 3 personal finance authors on how to cope with this market chaos

I believe the technical term for what we have been experiencing in the financial markets is: Aargh! (‘Bloodsuckingly bad’ also works.) I’m not sure how much it helps, but I’ve been through something like this before, during the market meltdown of 2008, when the S& P 500 fell more than 38 percent in just that year. But most millennials, the people born from 1981 to 1996, have not experienced these kind of losses as investors. How should they be thinking about their financial future? To find out, I asked the…

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Technology Will Aid Compliance With CRE Environmental Regs

Jake Fingert, general partner at Washington, D.C.-based Camber Creek CAMBER CREEK Many industries are confronting increasing pressures to reduce energy consumption. The commercial real estate industry is no exception. Among the most daunting recent hurdles is the new climate change bill in New York City. It mandates a four-fifths cut in carbon emissions emanating from buildings within the next 30 years. The problem? Today’s most advanced technology is able to slash energy utilization by less than half (46 percent). Current smart energy management systems can take energy conservation efforts only…

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Synamedia Teams With World Wide Technology

ATLANTA and ST. LOUIS — Synamedia, the world’s largest independent video software provider, today announced that it has entered into an international strategic partnership with technology and supply chain service provider World Wide Technology (WWT). The companies are joining forces for sales and delivery management, and this mutually beneficial partnership will provide Synamedia’s best-in-class video products and solutions to WWT’s customers while helping to strengthen Synamedia’s reach across regions. WWT’s network augments the distribution of Synamedia’s products to satellite DTH, cable, telco and OTT operators, broadcasters, and media companies around…

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Mind-reading technology lets you control tech with your brain — and it actually works

LAS VEGAS — It’s not the self-driving cars, flying cars or even the dish-washing robots that stick out as the most transformative innovation at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show: It’s the wearable gadgets that can read your mind. There’s a growing category of companies focused on the “Brain-Computer Interface.” These devices can record brain signals from sensors on the scalp (or even devices implanted within the brain) and translate them into digital signals. This industry is expected to reach $1.5 billion this year, with the technology used for everything from…

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‘Building smart cities starts with people, not technology’

When The Jetsons, the candy-coloured cartoon family, came on TV screens in the 1960s, they presented a utopian world powered by technology. From humanoids, holograms, smartwatches and phones, to video chat, drones and 3D printed food, they used things that were straight from a science fiction novel. Now, these things have become an everyday reality, and countries are trying to utilize them to create a smart world. “Smart”, however, doesn’t mean just installing digital interfaces in traditional infrastructure. Building smart cities, in fact, start with people, not technology. It means using…

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Citroen partners with Axis Bank for auto finance in India

New Delhi: French automaker Citroen on Wednesday has entered into a white-label arrangement with Axis Bank, as a preferred Banking partner, to introduce Citroen Finance in India. Citroen Finance will provide retail finance and mobility solutions including value added products to its customers and customised credit solutions to its dealers in India, the company said in a statement. Roland Bouchara, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, Citroen India said, “This partnership with Axis Bank is in line with our commitment towards providing the best experience to our customers not only at our dealer showrooms but…

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Indiabulls Housing Finance share price falls 38% on concerns over merger with Lakshmi Vilas Bank

The share price of Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd (IBHFL) crashed nearly 38% intraday to hit a fresh 52-week low today after Reserve Bank of India put private sector lender Lakshmi Vilas Bank under its prompt corrective action (PCA) plan. The development places the prospects of their prolonged merger into jeopardy. Indiabulls Housing Finance stock opened today with a loss of 6.79% to Rs 363, also its day’s high. Later, the stock crashed 37.8% and touched an intraday low as well as fresh 52-week low of Rs 240.10, against the last…

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SBI Life signs corporate agency pact with Repco Home Finance

Private sector SBI Life Insurance on September 24 said it has signed a corporate agency agreement with city-based Repco Home Finance Ltd to offer the company’s range of products to RHFL customers. According to the agreement, the partnership would see over 148 branches and 27 satellite centres of RHFL spread across the country to offer SBI Life Insurance products to its customers. “The longevity associated with life insurance demands a very high level of consumer trust, which is built with tie-ups with highly credible distribution partners. This tie-up with Repco…

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