Numerous publications have attempted to find out what defines the millennials –the new generation of young people who not only have different values and tastes from their elders, but who are also pioneers in adapting new technologies, and whose uses and customs tend to be copied by older generations. BBVA has conducted a study to find out what they are like and what they really want out of life. It reveals that not only are there are a large number of different types of millennials, but that their preferences vary depending on their country of origin.
Devices that are wearable, cars that drive themselves, household appliances that we can control via wifi or bluetooth and even clothes connected to the Internet; what more proof is needed that we live in the age of the Internet of Things (IoT), or rather, intelligent objects that multiply their usefulness and make our lives easier because of automation and the control we have over them thanks to digital, wireless and cloud technologies?
Information is one of the greatest assets a company owns, which is why it is so important to have an organized, scalable database that can be consulted and, above all, can be used easily and quickly to identify trends, predict events, and make decisions based on reliable data and statistics.
At the end of May, StubHub, a subsidiary of Ebay, bought the Spanish online ticket resale startup –founded in 2009 by Jon Uriarte and Ander Michelena– for 165 million dollars.
Trust has always been one of banking’s biggest values, but in the 21st century where digital is the prevailing theme, trust has become even more central to the conversation, BBVA Global Head of Security Architecture Juan Francisco Losa said in an address at American Banker’s Cybersec conference in New York City this week.
Artificial intelligence is present in the life of anyone with a smartphone. Thanks to voice recognition systems, it is possible to say, “Hi, Siri” or “Okay, Google” and the cellphone will translate the words. This technology hopes to be incorporated in our homes to make our lives easier.
The Fintech startup Anfix provides cloud-based financial services to the self-employed and SMEs to help them manage their business finances.