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Forcing banks to tell customers their ranks

On Wednesday, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority published the first survey of whether retail or small business customers would recommend their bank to family and friends. The information must be published by the bank in their branches, website and apps,… Continue Reading →

Things worth reading: 17th August 2018

Things we’re reading today include … RBS could move BILLIONS abroad over hard Brexit fears Banks Are Eyeing $1.5 Trillion in Credit Card Secrets Research suggests bigger banks are worse for customers TSB online banking goes down again as customers… Continue Reading →

Forcing banks to tell customers their ranks

On Wednesday, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority published the first survey of whether retail or small business customers would recommend their bank to family and friends. The information must be published by the bank in their branches, website and apps,… Continue Reading →

‘Functional Fingerprint’ May Identify Brains Over a Lifetime

Michaela Cordova, a research associate and lab manager at Oregon Health and Science University, begins by “de-metaling”: removing rings, watches, gadgets and other sources of metal, double-checking her pockets for overlooked objects that could, in her words, “fly in.” Then… Continue Reading →

Technology is improving the world, not destroying it

For all the negative views of technology, the positive is that it is enabling and inclusive. This is what Digital Human explores in depth. The main critique of my book is that it is too optimistic about the future of… Continue Reading →

Evolutionary Math and Just-So Stories

The story of Darwin’s finches — the species of birds that Charles Darwin discovered with marked differences in many surface traits, each adapted to specific islands in the Galápagos — is well known. Based on their fundamental anatomical similarities, Darwin… Continue Reading →

Zuckerberg, Gates, Bezos, Ma & Co are destroying the world

I was listening to Andrew Keen, digital sceptic, giving a keynote at a conference. He was lambasting the way in which the internet had developed, and the fact that it had gifted power to a small, select few companies, who… Continue Reading →

Things worth reading: 15th August 2018

Things we’re reading today include … Global ATM hack could see millions withdrawn warns FBI Esure founder to stay on ‘until they think I’m past it’ after £1.2bn sale Lord Thomas of Macclesfield obituary Sir Peter Wood makes £360m from… Continue Reading →

How Insulin Helped Create Ant Societies

Ants, wasps, bees and other social insects live in highly organized “eusocial” colonies where throngs of females forgo reproduction — usually viewed as the cornerstone of evolutionary fitness — to serve the needs of a few egg-laying queens and their… Continue Reading →

Do we need a blockchain?

I haven’t written about blockchain for a while. I guess it’s because I got bored of it. I’m not bored of the promise of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Just bored of how much hype there has been and of… Continue Reading →

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