MTA Issue #7
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London Gets Another Fintech Accelerator, As Startupbootcamp Partners With MasterCard, Lloyds & Rabobank | TechCrunch

London Gets Another Fintech Accelerator, As Startupbootcamp Partners With MasterCard, Lloyds & Rabobank | TechCrunch | MTA Issue #7 | Scoop.it
Last week it was a new European Edtech accelerator pitching for startups. Today a new fintech incubator has been announced, by pan-European accelerator..
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Definitely one to watch for Fintech startups in London!

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U.S. Agencies Take Significant Step Toward Wirelessly Connecting Vehicles To One Another

U.S. Agencies Take Significant Step Toward Wirelessly Connecting Vehicles To One Another | MTA Issue #7 | Scoop.it
Cars that retain their human drivers despite growing numbers of self-driving vehicles will gain automated safe-driving features in the United
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On a bit of tangent to our usual topics, the future of self-driving cars or at the very least "aware" cars is near.

 

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As Offline Purchase Data Comes Online, Changes in Store for Local Marketing | Street Fight

As Offline Purchase Data Comes Online, Changes in Store for Local Marketing | Street Fight | MTA Issue #7 | Scoop.it
If exchange is the purpose of a marketplace, transaction data — information about who bought what from whom, and for how much — is its pulse. With 90% of transactions occurring offline, the growth of connected payments, and the subsequent ability for businesses and consumers to understand who’s buying what in the real-world, has deep implications not only for the local marketplace, but for the wider digital economy as well....
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Interesting insights into the evolution of payments and performance marketing.

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Point Your iPhone at Something You Like, and Amazon's New App Buys It | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Point Your iPhone at Something You Like, and Amazon's New App Buys It | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | MTA Issue #7 | Scoop.it
Today, Amazon is announcing a new feature inside its mobile shopping app that lets you scan items in your home using your smartphone's camera and quickly order all of your packaged goods online.
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Pioneering developments at Amazon, relevant to the marketplace/ecommerce side of Numbrs/Centralway.

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Beware online "filter bubbles"

As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy.
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Interesting talk on algorithms curating our internet experience, follows on from last week's MTA.

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Google’s Ray Kurzweil predicts how the world will change

Google’s Ray Kurzweil predicts how the world will change | MTA Issue #7 | Scoop.it
Ray Kurzweil is sitting in an office in San Francisco’s tallest building overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Over 45 minutes, speaking rapidly in mo
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Fascinating insights into Ray Kurzweil's predictions for the future.

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