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Walmart acquiring Shopify is no longer a laughable idea – TechCrunch

Walmart acquiring Shopify is no longer a laughable idea – TechCrunch Sujay Seetharaman Contributor Sujay Seetharaman is a Customer Success Manager and a Market Analyst at eCommerce market intelligence firm PipeCandy As competition between Walmart and Amazon intensifies, the acquisition of Shopify’s merchant marketplace, may be the boost that …

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IBM Watson Health and the VA extends partnership in cancer research – TechCrunch

IBM Watson Health and the VA extends partnership in cancer research – TechCrunch IBM Watson Health and the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) announced today their continued partnership to use Watson’s artificial intelligence to support Veterans suffering from late stage cancer. While perhaps better known as a Jeopardy! winner than an …

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IBM Is Helping Launch a Price-Stable Cryptocurrency Insured By the FDIC

IBM Is Helping Launch a Price-Stable Cryptocurrency Insured By the FDIC The latest attempt to create a cryptocurrency pegged to the U.S. dollar, or “stablecoin,” combines 21st-century technology with an invention from the Great Depression. Announced Tuesday, a startup called Stronghold is launching USD Anchor, which will run on the rails of …

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Bankers Tout Trade Finance as the Sweet Spot for Blockchain

Bankers Tout Trade Finance as the Sweet Spot for Blockchain Even if blockchain fatigue may have set in among bankers, there’s at least one use case they’re still clearly excited about: trade finance. At least, that was the impression given at the Blockchain Summit in London this week, where a …

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Big tech companies are looking at Hollywood as the next stage in their play for the cloud – TechCrunch

Big tech companies are looking at Hollywood as the next stage in their play for the cloud – TechCrunch This week, both Microsoft and Google made moves to woo Hollywood to their cloud computing platforms in the latest act of the unfolding drama over who will win the multi-billion dollar …

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