Tag Archives: Financial markets

03Jun/24

Opera to become the first major browser with on-device AI through Local AI Models

Opera [NASDAQ: OPRA] is announcing plans to add new on-device browser AI capabilities to its flagship browser, Opera One, and its gaming browser, Opera GX. In April 2024, Opera became the first browser with support for on-device AI by providing access to local LLMs directly in the application. Continue reading

07Jun/23

Uphold Launches Trailing Stop Order for Crypto – Not Offered By Any Other Major US Trading Platform

Today, Uphold, the Web3 financial platform, becomes the only centralized crypto trading venue in the United States to offer Trailing Stop orders for customers. Unlike a simple Stop Order that sells based on a price fall against the user’s initial purchase price, a Trailing Stop order readjusts to the current highest price. The customer chooses the percentage that automatically triggers the sell order. Continue reading

25Apr/23

The current state of open banking regulation around the world.

April 25, 2023 /Finance/ — Open banking is a financial services term for the practice of allowing third-party financial service providers to access customer data held by other financial institutions, through the use of application programming interfaces (APIs). The goal of open banking is to promote innovation and competition in the financial services industry by giving consumers more choices and control over their financial data. Continue reading

20Apr/23

Health data: who owns it?

By Adam Smith | Tech correspondent

April 20, 2023 /Thomson Reuters Foundation/ — U.S. data analytics firm Palantir is bidding to provide Britain’s National Health Service with software across the system – a move which has raised concerns from data specialists and advocates.

Palantir, founded by U.S. billionaire Peter Thiel, was the NHS data analytics provider during the pandemic and is currently bidding for a £480 million contract for a “federated data platform”.
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24Mar/23

Women only gained access to the London Stock Exchange in 1973 – why did it take so long?

James Taylor, Lancaster University

On March 26 1973, the London Stock Exchange admitted its first female members. This followed years of resistance, with London trailing behind other smaller exchanges around the UK.

That women had been excluded for so long was not only due to institutional misogyny. Research has shown how finance was imagined in sexist terms for centuries. And despite the extraordinary accomplishments of prominent female figures over the past 50 years, these biased beliefs persist to this day.

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30Jan/23

S&P Global Market Intelligence Launches Country Risk Scores & Economic Data and Insights on S&P Capital IQ Pro

S&P Global Market Intelligence, a provider of information services and solutions to global markets, today announced the launch of Country Risk Scores and Economic data and insights on its S&P Capital IQ Pro platform. This new enhancement will include high level country risk scores, country summaries and macroeconomic indicators on the division’s flagship workflow solution and data platform. Originally developed by IHS Markit, the addition of the sovereign and economic insights onto S&P Capital IQ Pro is one of the many product launches resulting from its merger with S&P Global. Continue reading

18Aug/22

EskomSePush alerts users to rolling blackouts while Panda provides spaces to vent their frustrations

  • Power outages by Eskom lead to surge in app downloads
  • Apps help build community dialogue, solve problems
  • Digital literacy needed to protect data privacy

By Kim Harrisberg

At the start of each school day, South African teacher Lori Cooperman prepares her lessons, plans students’ meals and – most importantly – checks an app to see if there will be electricity. Continue reading