Category: Finance

Application areas, Finance

100 million Americans can file their taxes for free, but only 3 million people actually do it

April 16, 2018

Via: Market Watch

Here’s something that about 97 million Americans may not know: if you make under $66,000 a year, filing your taxes online is probably free. Every year only about three million people — of the nearly 100 million eligible — take […]

Application areas, Finance, Other

ETF Investing: ETFs see first back-to-back monthly outflows since the financial crisis

April 5, 2018

Via: Market Watch - Financial Services

The seemingly unending growth of the ETF industry has hit a snag over the past two months, as turmoil in the U.S. stock market—the most popular area that ETFs offer exposure to—pushed investors to reallocate. Exchange-traded funds had negative flows […]

Application areas, Finance

Oracle Powers the Next Generation of Finance with New Artificial Intelligence Applications

February 20, 2018

Via: Dataversity

To empower the office of the CFO with data-driven insights they need to adapt to change, capitalize on new market opportunities, and increase profitability, Oracle today announced new artificial intelligence-based applications for finance. By applying advanced data science and machine […]

Application areas, Finance, Online Tools

In a volatile market, do investment apps put users at risk?

February 9, 2018

Via: Market Watch

The stock market’s volatility this week is old hat for seasoned investors — but for novices using low-cost micro-investment apps it prompted concern. And some say that these apps could unintentionally promote investing behaviors that could put those users at […]

Application areas, Finance

Are You Paying Too Much for Your Database Management System?

January 30, 2018

Via: Dataversity

A flexible licensing model allows a company to invest more in the innovative ventures that will drive revenue, and less in core business processes. If you ask someone to name a handful of highly innovative companies, Apple is almost certainly […]

Application areas, Finance

New Database Botnet Leveraged for Bitcoin Mining

January 4, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

An organized group of cybercriminals is currently targeting database services in a new botnet build-up that’s being leveraged for cryptocurrency mining, among other more traditional botnet attack patterns. Discovered by researchers with GuardiCore Labs, the so-called Hex-Men attacks have been […]

Application areas, Finance

Using big data to improve customer experience and financial results

December 5, 2017

Via: Info World

Technology provides businesses across all industries with tools and capabilities that optimize operations in order to maximize revenue and minimize waste. Many industries now have access to up-to-date information on customer experience, product acceptance, and financial transactions. Organizations no longer […]

Application areas, Finance

The Battle for the Future of Bitcoin

September 7, 2017

Via: Database Trends and Applications

The emergence of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology may prove to be almost as significant an innovation as the internet itself. Blockchain offers a mechanism for the mediation of any transactions that previously would have required trusted third parties, while cryptocurrencies […]

Application areas, Finance

Even more tax breaks for your college education expenses

September 6, 2017

Via: Market Watch

Take advantage of your company’s educational assistance programSome lucky folks work at companies with educational assistance programs that will give each eligible employee up to $5,250 in annual tax-free reimbursements. These plans are sometimes called Section 127 plans (named after […]

Application areas, Finance

This popular social network ranks as the worst for young people’s mental health

May 22, 2017

Via: Market Watch

Being constantly bombarded by other people’s supposedly successful and happy lives may not be good for your mental health. Instagram, an app that people use to share photos of their lives as seen through a series of flattering filters, was […]