Monthly Archives: November 2017

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    Catherine Wines: ‘International remittances help people directly’

Catherine Wines: ‘International remittances help people directly’

Immigrants who send money back home can be a lifeline to their families. According to some estimates, remittances to developing countries reached US$ 436 billion in 2014. Despite the fast growth of the market, until a few years ago it was a cumbersome, low-tech process. In 2010, an African immigrant saw an opportunity to take advantage of the mobile money phenomenon in Africa and founded WorldRemit, […]

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    New big data platforms are more efficient, but pose a serious threat to privacy

New big data platforms are more efficient, but pose a serious threat to privacy

The past few years have seen changes in the organisation of business models and work styles, caused by the rapid evolution of data analysis and data management systems. Business strategies are more and more driven by the integrated analysis of huge volumes of heterogeneous data, either directly or indirectly related to workflows. Data have become a key factor for making […]

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    A close look at British business: Was it destined to leave the EU?

A close look at British business: Was it destined to leave the EU?

Always good to start with a confession: we are what Brexiteers call Remoaners. As Michael Bloomberg says, “it is really hard to understand why a country that was doing so well wanted to ruin it.”

Anti-immigration sentiments, a feeling of being left behind by many voters, an uninspiring campaign by the Remain side, and decades of ‘blame it on Europe’ […]

Apps like Tinder commodify the intangible

“One of the most basic processes in higher brains is the ability to carry out perceptual categorization – to ‘make sense’ of the world,” stated neuroscientist Gerald Edelman, in his neuroscientific analysis of consciousness. So what happens when the world becomes too noisy to make sense of?

As part of a small-scale MSc research project, I investigated young adults’ conceptualisations […]