Fintech Podcast: Episode 127- Alexa Blows Up, PayPal Buys TIO Networks $233M and MoneyGram is China-owned

Episode 127: Alexa Blows Up, PayPal Buys TIO Networks $233M and MoneyGram is China-owned.

Episode 127

This week, Brian, Faisal, and Mike are back on the air again. We discuss Brian’s Multiplex application, Faisal’s traveling and Mike changing the direction of his company. In addition, we talk about Amazon Alexa hitting 10,000 skills, yet it is difficult to make an income from it. PayPal buys TIO Network and what does it mean for the unbanked? Alibaba’s Ant Financial scoops up MoneyGram – what will they do with it? And TransferWise now uses Messenger Bots to transfer money!

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Episode 100: Voice First Revolution – Breaking It Down With Mary Meeker

Episode 100

Brian and Mike discuss the industrial strength report as published by Mary Meeker of Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers and the 2016 Internet Trends report she publishes every year. Brian breaks down the report on the various aspects of Voice First Revolution.

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Episode 99: There Is A Revolution Ahead And It Has A Voice

Episode 99

Today Brian and Mike discussed the news of Viv Labs launching publicly and the representative revolution in AI this represents.
The core of the discussion stems from the ideas of exformation (information subconsciously filtered out to give you a seamless perception of reality) originally presented in our interview of Tor Nørretranders. We use these building blocks and the history of basic human communication and technological progress to draw predictions on the future of how tech will creep up on us and change our everyday lives.

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Episode 96: Alexa/Raspberry Pi, Apple CareKit and Mobile Wallets!

Episode 96

This week the three amigos Brian, Faisal and Mike are back at it again. Brian discuss Amazon’s Echo and the new Echo equivalent that one can build with Raspberry Pi. Mike explains the benefits and the potential of Apple’s CareKit and Faisal discusses mobile wallets and small value transfer, why we need to reexamine the whole ecosystem.

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