THE TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY FORECAST BOOK 2019: How to navigate the quickly evolving mobile, communications, and technology space
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- Companies across the digital space need to know what this generational shift will do to enable new practices, expand revenue streams, and embed their technology even deeper into consumer's lives and enterprise workflows.
- To help navigate this fast-changing landscape, Business Insider Intelligence has forecast the key figures that will define the next five years for telecommunications and technology leaders.
- The Telecoms & Tech Forecast Book gives you the data you need to make decisions on how to navigate the quickly evolving mobile, communications, and technology space.
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US to send trade delegation to China next week
- The United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin will head to Beijing for talks that start on April 30, the U.S. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.
- They will meet with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He. Following those talks, the Chinese vice premier will lead a delegation to Washington for further discussions that begin on May 8.
- Trump's direction, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin will travel to Beijing for continued negotiations on the trade relationship between the United States and China.
- The Vice Premier will then lead a Chinese delegation to Washington for additional discussions starting on May 8, 2019.
- The subjects of next week's discussions will cover trade issues including intellectual property, forced technology transfer, non-tariff barriers, agriculture, services, purchases, and enforcement.
These are the top 15 US banks ranked by the mobile banking features consumers value most
- Business Insider Intelligence The Mobile Banking Competitive Edge Report uses data to inform channel investment decisions by highlighting which mobile banking features are most valuable to customers.
- Using that consumer data, the study benchmarks the largest 20 banks and credit unions in the US by whether they offer the cutting-edge mobile features that customers say they care about most.
- Business Insider Intelligence fielded the Mobile Banking Competitive Edge Study to members of its proprietary panel in August 2018, reaching over 1,200 US consumers — primarily handpicked digital professionals and early-adopters, making our sample a sensitive indicator of emerging features.
- Business Insider Intelligence's Mobile Banking Competitive Edge study includes: Ally, Bank of America, BB&T;, BBVA Compass, BMO Harris, Capital One, Chase, Citibank, Fifth Third, HSBC, KeyBank, Navy Federal Credit Union, PNC, Regions, SunTrust, TD, Union Bank, US Bank, USAA, and Wells Fargo.
Elon Musk says Tesla will develop an 'electric leaf blower'
- Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his company is planning to develop a new creation — only this time, it won't be rolling on four wheels.
- The statements come on the heels of Musk's other viral non-automotive related creations, such as The Boring Company's "Not-a-Flamethrower" flamethrower.
- The 20,000 flamethrowers Musk sold were essentially roofing torches encased in an air rifle shell.
- They were valued at $500.
- They sold out in five days.
- Like the flamethrower, electric leaf blowers already exist.
- And judging by videos, they still emit quite a bit of sound.
- Business Insider has reached out to Tesla for comment on Musk's proposed electric leaf blowers.
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Snap's stronger-than-expected Q1 shows how it's revved up a critical part of its business even though user growth is stuck in the mud
- With revenues of $320 million beating consensus estimates of $307.4 million, Snap surpassed analyst expectations in the first quarter — briefly sending its stock soaring.
- But when it comes to Snap's relationship with advertisers, the Q1 report card is the latest of numerous encouraging signs, according to ad sales intelligence platform MediaRadar.
- The growth in recurring advertisers can be attributed to the company's shift to programmatic starting to stabilize, as well as investments Snap has made to improve its Ads Manager, with advanced features such as target cost bidding and new bulk uploading capabilities.
- Snap also seems to be broadening its advertiser base, with MediaRadar estimating that 42% of its Q1 2019 advertisers are entirely new to the platform.
- Expect that number to swell more, with Jeremi Gorman, its chief business officer, installing a whole new "Scaled Services" sales team focused on bringing more advertisers to the platform.
Trump Meets Twitter's Dorsey After Fuming Over `Political Games'
- Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey met with Donald Trump at the White House Tuesday, the same day the president tweeted that Congress should “get involved” in a battle against “discriminatory” practices by the social media company.
- As of Tuesday morning, Trump had 59.9 million Twitter followers, making him the 13th most-tracked user on the social media network behind individuals including former President Barack Obama and singers Katy Perry and Taylor Swift.
- But the president has repeatedly voiced his displeasure with an effort by Twitter last year to remove tens of millions of suspicious accounts, with the company saying it was trying to help combat manipulative and abusive content by deleting fake profiles.
- And Twitter said Tuesday that about 38 percent of abusive content is now being found through technology and flagged for human review, up from none last year.
Realities of the Modern Datacenter
- He leads a team of analysts responsible for identifying and analyzing people, process and technology trends affecting the deployment and management of edge infrastructure, enterprise datacenters and clouds worldwide.
- IDC believes that these new enterprise workloads are shifting towards an infrastructure-agnostic model that extends from edge to core to cloud.
- The continuum of applications and data that arises from this business transformation will result in a new model of distributed or “edge IT.” The edge is not a singular entity, but rather a way of recasting infrastructure boundaries beyond the datacenter, which depends on workload, industry, or business function.
- As businesses embrace a new model of distributed IT that stretches from core to cloud and out to the edge, IT staff will need to work horizontally and collaboratively across traditionally siloed stacks.
Boeing sees FAA approving software fix in May, Max ungrounding in July
- Boeing has told some 737 MAX owners it is targeting U.S. Federal Aviation Administration approval of its software fix as early as the third week of May and the ungrounding of the aircraft around mid-July, two sources told Reuters.
- The agency also plans to work with other international regulators on MAX certification in their countries and regions before lifting the flying suspension in the United States, with Boeing prepared to address any concerns, one source said.
- This process is separate from an FAA-led international review panel, which the agency has said may not be completed before the MAX flying suspension is lifted.
- United Airlines, with 14 MAX jets, said last week that it expected the aircraft to return to service this summer, with deliveries resuming before the end of the year.
US exempts foreign entities working with Iran's Revolutionary Guard from 'terrorist' designation
- Two weeks after the U.S. designated Iran's Revolutionary Guard a "foreign terrorist organization," the State Department announced Tuesday that foreign governments, businesses and other entities that work with the Guard will be exempt from that designation.
- Under the FTO designation, any entity providing "material support" to the Guard would face U.S. sanctions, including denial of visas to the United States.
- This would create difficulties for foreign governments, allies and trading partners — including Iraq, Syria and Turkey — and nongovernmental organizations and businesses that work with Iran closely.
- Richard Nephew, former principal deputy coordinator for sanctions policy at the State Department, says the term "material support" has been used liberally in the past but typically refers to charity groups funneling funds to nonstate actors, such as ISIS and al-Qaeda.
Insurtech Research Report: The trends & technologies allowing insurance startups to compete
- This is a preview of the Insurtech Research report from Business Insider Intelligence.
- Tech-driven disruption in the insurance industry continues at pace, and we're now entering a new phase — the adaptation of underlying business models.
- Established insurance companies are investing heavily in insurtech technology to compete with lean startups.
- Insurtech investments cut operating costs, giving new insurtech companies a chance to compete on pricing.
- The Insurtech 2.0 Report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, will briefly review major changes in the insurtech segment over the past year.
- It will then examine how startups and legacy players across the insurance value chain are using technology to develop new business models that cut costs or boost revenue, and, in some cases, both.