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Business E-Commerce Finance

Is Banking’s Uber On The Horizon?

Banking faces enormous challenges. Government regulatory initiatives have forced banks to spend billions of dollars to stay in business, while limiting the profits that they can make. Meanwhile, the Internet has spawned numerous companies now taking away businesses like lending, brokerage, investment, payments and credit cards. The revenue base of banks is shrinking and their cost base is increasing. Enter the Millenials, used to conducting their lives through cell phones. They want to buy goods and services on their mobile device, and expect immediate gratification. The banks are just not prepared for all this.   More

Startup Culture

An App that Tells What’s in Your Future

In the lead up to Techonomy Detroit, we are profiling tech startups driving the city’s re-emergence as a center of innovation. UpTo, a mobile application startup in the Detroit area, is garnering serious attention. The app is a social calendar that lets users share upcoming events with groups of friends, family, and co-workers. Techonomy contributor Tiffany Huang spoke with Greg Schwartz, UpTo’s CEO, about how his company is part of Detroit’s renewal as a city of the future.   More

Bio & Life Sciences

The Emerging Age of Techonomic Health: Self-tracking

Measuring ourselves with finer and finer detail is one of the rapidly-developing trends that suggests big changes afoot in how we will conceive of medical diagnosis and treatment. It should lead to more intelligent identification of what leads to various medical conditions, and throw much current medical research into a new light. In effect people will be able to begin to conduct p2p drug effectiveness tests, for one thing. This interesting article by Quentin Hardy in the New York Times touches on some of the implications.   More

Startup Culture

FlockTAG’s Loyalty Card Makes Your Wallet Lighter … in a Good Way

In anticipation of the September 12 Techonomy Detroit conference on, we’re profiling six Detroit tech startups driving the city’s re-emergence as a center of innovation. FlockTAG, a universal, NFC-powered loyalty card and mobile application, is one of the latest Detroit area tech startups. It gives consumers a centralized loyalty card for a wide variety of transactions with merchants, and serves as a marketing tool for independent business owners. I spoke with FlockTAG’s co-founder Adrian Fortino about his company and why it’s following Facebook's model by building first at universities.   More

Bio & Life Sciences

Mobile Health Apps Not So User-Friendly for Seniors

The rapid proliferation of mobile apps for health could hit a wall not usually associated with smart phones – they may be too hard to use by the patients that need them most. In a paper slated for presentation at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society annual meeting (Oct 22-25, Boston), researchers Laura A. Whitlock and Anne Collins McLaughlin of North Carolina State University warned that self-monitoring apps for diabetics are often not user-friendly for older patients.   More

Business

Taxi-Hailing App Uber Comes to NYC, but Is It Legal?

Taxi-hailing app company Uber introduced its service in 105 of New York City’s 13,000 yellow cabs—but the convenience of finding a cab via mobile app might be too good to be true. The legality of Uber’s service is questionable, the New York Times reports, citing city rules that forbid prearranged rides in yellow cabs, unjustified refusal of fares, and use of electronic devices while driving.   More