IBM Picked For Trade Finance Platform By Banks’ Blockchain Consortium

Aimed particularly at simplifying trade finance transactions for small- and medium-sized companies, a blockchain-based platform for seven big European banks, including HSBC and Deutsche Bank, is being built by tech giant IBM. One of the top areas where blockchain – the underlying technology behind bitcoin – could have an impact was identified as trade finance…

Apple registers double digit growth in the world’s third biggest smartphone market

The company is eyeing more tax incentives as it positions itself for deepening its market penetration in India. When Apple’s CEO Tim Cook met Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, at a business summit in Washington he took the opportunity to highlighted the economic impact Apple has had on the Indian economy as he tries to…

Apple increases exposure to business with Cisco tie up

Cupertino is increasingly relying on businesses to be its revenue generating engine. The company has tied up with IBM SAP to encourage developers to write business apps for its ecosystem. On Monday, Tim Cook, Apple Chief Executive disclosed that the company is working with Cisco Systems Inc to help businesses that primarily use gear from…

Alphabet partners with Avis to manage its growing vehicles of self-driving cars

It turns out, in the age of self-driven cars, car rental companies do have a future, albeit with a change in their business model. The self-driving car unit of Alphabet Inc, Waymo, has disclosed that it has signed a multi-year agreement with the Avis Budget Group Inc, a car rental company, for managing its growing…

Raytheon’s cyber security unit could come out with an IPO

With cyber security increasingly gaining prominence in the wake of growing threats from Chinese and Russian hackers, a separate listing for Forcepoint has potential. In an interview published on Sunday, German business daily Boersenzeitung reported, Raytheon could potentially come out with an IPO for its cyber security unit. “Raytheon has undertaken that Forcepoint will achieve…