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FinTech is a lucrative, yet quite saturated market. In order to stay competitive, businesses should keep track of the emerging trends and be able to capitalize on them before their competitors do. Artificial Intelligence is currently among the most promising FinTech trends. Leading financial brands such as Capital One, MasterCard, as well as hundreds of startups have set the pace for the adoption of virtual financial advisors. If you want to stay ahead of your competition or simply explore the opportunities for AI in fintech, this article is for you. Here is a brief overview of the existing AI-powered personal finance apps as well as some useful tips on how to develop one. AI and Chatbots: The hottest topics of 2017 The recent shift in consumer behavior triggered a new wave of innovation across major industries. Traditional business models and strategies are being re... (more)

The Power of a Multinational Team: Combining Israeli Business Acumen & Ukrainian Tech Talent

One of the leading tech nations, Israel, is coming short of tech talent. According to a recent survey, 56% of Israeli employers reported difficulties hiring the right professionals. Last year, Israel got bumped to the 17th place (down 6 places over the last 3 years) in the World Economic Forum’s ranking based on the ease of hiring skilled tech professionals. The report by Innovation Authority predicts the shortage of 10,000 developers over the next decade. Largely due to the local tech talent shortage, the wages of Israeli engineers are skyrocketing. A CPS JOBS study shows that ... (more)

Trends that will shape ios apps development in 2017

Although Apple’s operating system holds second place in the global market share with only 12%, iOS app development is much more lucrative. When developing for the iOS platform you are targeting an audience with much greater purchasing power, but more importantly, is loyal to the platform. To retain these loyal customers within its ecosystem, Apple has to satisfy all their whims by constantly improving and enhancing the platform with the latest technology available. Let’s see what technology trends will set the pace for iOS app development in 2017. It is vital for developers, as... (more)

14 Conferences Every Startup Should Attend in 2017

Startup ecosystem is a vibrant and ever-evolving community. Besides getting useful contacts and exchanging professional experiences, it offers a powerful means for growth and business development. Making connections with other founders and potential investors should be a part of the daily routine for anyone involved in it. For those interested in growing their network, exchanging ideas and experiences with fellow startupers, or even getting funded, here is a list of must-visit startup events for 2017. USA & Canada 1. LAUNCH Conference Location: San Francisco, CA Date: April 3 – ... (more)

Best mCommerce Apps of 2017: Trends to Watch and Lessons to Learn

Mobile currently generates, on average, 30% of the global eCommerce sales. In the US, mCommerce accounted for only $115.92 billion last year, and according to Statista, the numbers are expected to grow almost threefold by 2020. While there are many aspects driving mCommerce adoption, the functions and experiences (such as visual search or AR) available exclusively on mobile devices are the most obvious ones. So, what are the main trends fueling mCommerce adoption right now? How can startups, as well as established businesses, capitalize on them? What are some outstanding exampl... (more)