Digital trends round-up July 2014

Each month we bring you the FreshMinds trends round-up – a summary of innovations, new technologies and the latest digital trends to help you navigate today’s fast-paced, tech-enabled world. This month we’re looking at grocery delivery start-up Instacart, Caixabank’s wearable technology payments programme, Amazon’s first smartphone and Santander’s new partnership with Funding Circle. Disruptor Instacart continues to expand across America

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Do recent investments in mobile banks signal the end of branch-based banking?

It has become an accepted wisdom in financial services that mobile is the future of banking, so the news that Moven has raised $8 million in a funding round led by SBT Ventures should come as no surprise. The US-based bank, which has no branches but provides the front-end for transactions, now claims to have

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The key takeaways from Marketing Week Live as told in Tweets #MWL2014

In the second of our posts on June’s top marketing events, we’re exploring the highlights from Marketing Week Live through tweets from the conference. Marketing Week Live is one of the most eagerly awaited events in the marketing calendar, bringing together agency and client-side marketers and insight professionals to discuss trends affecting the industry, spark

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A/B testing is making waves in the education sector

Education and lean start-up – not words you would usually find together. But in fact, there is huge potential for education providers to harness lean start-up principles to improve the student’s learning experience and with it, their results.  A great example of a business in the education sector that is using lean start-up principles to

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5 disruptors shaking up the grocery industry

Every week, we bring you the FreshMinds Friday picks – ideas to help you make the most of digital technologies and understand how they are helping brands to grow and innovate. This week we are looking at five companies that are using technology to transform the way we shop for groceries from e-commerce giant Amazon to relative newcomers Instacart. Amazon Fresh

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How digital technologies can transform education in India

eLearning is one of the largest growth areas in the global education market and is estimated to reach $169 billion by 2018, according to research by the Global Industry Analysts. A significant part of this growth is the rise of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which have expanded opportunities to access high quality education regardless of

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