Mobile banking apps tend to top the rankings on the two largest application store platforms. However, there is always the occasional surprise.
He was working on a video platform when he realized how difficult it was for Mexicans to sign up to pages and see contents, in the style of Netflix. He pinpointed the problem: around nine out of every ten users cannot access subscriptions because they don't have a credit card. Why not create an online platform to make small loans? Adalberto Flores is one of the 33 Mexican innovators interviewed for the eBook Hablan los protagonistas ( The Key players speak).
A simple cell phone can make a huge difference in the lives of the billions of people who live in the world’s least developed countries. There, apps aren’t only resources for work and entertainment, but tools to improve the health, security and income of the poorest.
Propel Venture Partners, the independent venture capital firm in which BBVA has invested $250 million, has announced that it is the lead investor in a funding round for Guideline, an online 401 (k) platform in the US. The investment, part of a $7 million Series A round, is one of four made by Propel since its foundation in February and the first in which Propel has been the lead investor.
For Chileans, stars have become a valuable natural resource, capable of attracting millions in investments in the shape of the most advanced astronomical observatories, which have populated the arid Atacama desert landscape little by little. Thanks to them, scientists from across the world can enlighten humanity with their discoveries about galaxies, exoplanets and different interstellar events.
Jeff Bezos' company has launched its educational platform Amazon Inspire. The giant with the yellow arrow thus enters the fray in the battle that has been waged for some years by Apple, Windows and Google to bring technology to schools.
In the world of programmers there is a new much talked-about language: Python. This is a type of programming language (a set of symbols and syntactic and semantic rules needed to develop programs that control a machine's physical and logical behavior) that aims for simplicity, versatility and swift development, whose name is inspired by the group of English comics “Monty Python”.