An M&A Love Story (Part 1 of 3)

Last week, we covered Part II of our three-part series “An M&A Love Story”. Today we go back to the beginning to talk about how to start the M&A story. If you’re a private company...

An M&A Love Story (Part 2 of 3)

We get a lot of questions from private companies asking what to expect if they were to get acquired. The process of getting acquired is a lot like the process of finding a partner and...

Being Nudged by AI

Personal AI (artificial intelligence) assistants are now nearly ubiquitous. Every leading smartphone operating system comes with a personal AI assistant that promises to help you with basic cognitive tasks such as searching, planning, messaging...

Surviving the Second ‘Era of Big Data’

Information is not new and nor is data – of whatever order of magnitude. This is not the first ‘big data’ era but the second. The first was the explosion in data collection that...

Bullish Posturing in Cryptos – ST moves

Cryptocurrencies have rebounded nicely from their lows in the past few days signalling a possible bottom. It was a nice slow day for me to look at the technical levels of the Top 5...

The Algorithmic Way of Fairness

As computer calculations are increasingly being used to steer potentially life-changing decisions, scientists are confronting complex questions about what it means to make an algorithm fair. Researchers who work with public agencies to try to...

Jack of all trades… Master of one!

Yeah you read it right... Master of One not None! Just a little different from the original figure of speech and I will tell you what I imply. I am talking about the art...

Freedom from AI: Micro or Macro Domination?

The concept of domination (a concept taken from republican political theory) provides a useful way of understanding and confronting the challenge of the digital panopticon. Republicanism is a rich political and philosophical tradition. Its essential ideas date...

Building A Mental Architecture for AI

A number of scientists and engineers fear that, once we build an artificial intelligence smarter than we are, a form of A.G.I known as artificial general intelligence, doomsday may follow. Bill Gates and Tim...

Investing in Data Analytics to Improve Business Value

The words were uttered, though likely not for the first time, in 1978 by a pathologist named Edwin R. Fisher, and have resonated across the last four decades. “In God we trust,” he told a...

Protectionism, Politics & Economic turmoil

A hefty 400+ point reversal in the U.S. Equities yesterday has flashed a warning sign for things to come. The markets made a massive reversal as the Tech stocks rolled over. It's not the thought...

The Universe with AI

Galileo viewed nature as a book written in the language of mathematics and decipherable through physics. His metaphor may have been a stretch for his milieu, but not for ours. Ours is a world...

All Things Cryptos.Forex.Stocks — 06/22/2018

Friday afternoon rolls in and a zillion things cross my mind that I need to talk about on my weekly blog. In summary the Global Equities are feeling the jitters from the escalating tariff...

Decentralized Exchanges as the Future of Cryptocurrency Trading (PART II)

In my previous article, I highlighted how decentralized exchanges (DEXs) represent a marked improvement over centralized exchanges across a range of important issues such as security and privacy. But by no means are DEXs the...

One size fits all trading strategy?

One size fits-all trading strategy? Wouldn’t the World be a perfect place for me & all my fellow traders if there was such a strategy… alas that’s not the case. But the good thing is...

Evolution of Fintech — A timeline

Finance & technology have been intertwined ever since the start of the modern society. The earliest days of finance hundreds of years ago was in the context of keeping records for things like government...

How to Not Be Creepy While Using Employee Data in Workforce Management

Tech companies (ab)using personal data is today’s 1984. And while Facebook is at the forefront of our outrage, a growing industry in the HR Tech space is also experiencing challenges overcoming the creepiness factor...

All Things Cryptos.Forex.Stocks — 06/08/2018 (Weekly Roundup)

Financial market are always a happening place & this week was no exception. But nothing makes me happier than to take an overview of the situation & wind down for the week. So before...

An Introduction to Hadoop for Noobs

The client-server model transformed the data industry because it helped break apart overloaded systems, however, client-server models of the 1980s wouldn’t be able to handle the processing required for big data. Along Comes Google.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2LzEvPU4jY As...

How To Sharpen Your Investing Edge with Social Trading?

At DDI, we aim to highlight many of the most useful consumer-level technologies that can enable you to take charge of your investing future. Social trading is one such technology… If you consider yourself a novice...