Within the vast scenario of the Internet of Things (IoT), the Smart Home is one of the areas of greatest clamor and that is raising company’s interest. Looking at the Italian context, which shows a continuously growing market (+23% in 2016 according to data from the Internet of Things Observatory of the Politecnico di Milano), and further, with an international perspective, many new events have been registered over the last months.
The sharp drop of the Bitcoin, caused by the central bank of China’s ICO, was to be expected after the constant growth of the last months: fluctuations are normal for a virtual currency also as a result of financial speculation. No need to panic, though, it is premature to talk about ‘crash’ or ‘end of bubble’, fluctuations will continue over upcoming months.
Not a day goes by without TripAdvisor ending up at the eye of the storm, especially in summer when tourism booms and there’s a shortage of news. Just a few days ago, 20 among the most well know restaurants in Lucca announced they will officially demand to be removed from the portal. Apparently, the decision was made due to a lack of satisfactory measures from the world’s most famous review portal and following the multiple reports in which many sector operators denounced being offered bundles of reviews for a fee by external figures.
“Money 20/20”, one of the most important events at global level dedicated to payments and the digital revolution of the financial world, has just concluded in Copenhagen. Three days of conferences with eminent guests from the worldwide payment scenario. Money 20/20 is a cross-examination opportunity with an atmosphere of innovation where ideas and incentives can be picked up, and where the most important companies in the sector and the most promising startups come in contact. The Mobile Payment & Commerce Observatory also visited the event.
Since 24 June 2016, the day when the results of “Brexit” referendum were made public, debate has been raging on the implications of the United Kingdom’s exit from the EU for the policies, economy and finance of the Old Continent of Europe. Aside from this, a report published by Lloyds Banking Group in spring 2017 also puts the spotlight on how Brexit is affecting net operating working capital, by which we mean the financial resources that companies need to fund their current operations, consisting of a key potential market for Supply Chain Finance solutions.