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Salon is experimenting with a cryptocurrency mining option for ad blockers

Last year, as the price of Bitcoin skyrocketed, a new phenomenon called cryptojacking emerged.

In it, malicious JavaScript code is inserted into a website and when a user visits the website, the code works to mine cryptocurrency like Bitcoin in the background without users ever knowing that their computers' processing power is being used.

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Fintech propels Quicken Loans above Wells Fargo in mortgage originations

For years, Wells Fargo has held the distinction of being the largest originator of mortgage loans in the United States.

But facing self-inflicted scandal, a regulatory crackdown and a fintech revolution that extends to the mortgage industry, Wells Fargo was dethroned in the fourth quarter of 2017.

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Five things all marketers should know about China in 2018

Once a digital backwater, China has become one of the main online markets for brands trying to drive growth globally in 2018.

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Kodak demonstrates why brands should tread carefully with blockchain initiatives

Fueled by the dramatic rise and, more recently, fall in prices of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether, the blockchain is all the buzz.

While some believe that cryptocurrencies are in a bubble the likes of which the world has never before seen, many, including major companies in a variety of industries, also believe that the blockchain technology behind cryptocurrencies has legitimate and meaningful uses that could benefit if not revolutionize the way they do business.

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Big banks are finding success with Zelle, but what does it really mean?

In late September, I asked: can big banks catch up to Venmo with P2P payments app Zelle?

Three months later, it would appear the answer is definitely maybe.

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A day in the life of... a digital strategist

In our Day in the Life profiles we've recently looked at some of the sexier agency roles, such as creative technologist, insight director and service design lead.

This week we continue on this theme, catching up with Remy Brooks, digital strategist at agency Friday.

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Is the new Amazon Go the future of brick-and-mortar retail?

More than any other company, Amazon pioneered online retail, totally revolutionizing how people shop and in the process, disrupting countless retailers that came before it.

But it isn't done yet and one of its most audacious projects launches today in Seattle, Washington, the home of its headquarters.

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TD Bank's acquisition of an AI firm highlights the growing importance of AI in banking

Last week, TD Bank, the second largest bank in Canada, announced that it is acquiring Layer 6, a prediction and personalization platform.

The deal highlights the growing importance of artificial intelligence (AI) to banks that are trying to stay ahead of the curve as they face digital disruption from fintechs.

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How Disney is approaching its digital transformation and fighting disruption

Disney’s $52bn acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets may have caused some causal observers to be surprised.

However, if you have been following Disney closely for the last few years, it will be more apparent that this move was a fundamental part of the plan to avoid being disrupted by Netflix.

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Four digital transformation secrets, revealed

After years of discussions, digital transformation has finally become a reality at many organisations.

And along with actual transformation projects has come the realisation that digital transformation in practice is quite different than digital transformation in theory.

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Luxury brands must focus on digital experiences to fight the discount trend

It's the most wonderful time of the year, unless, perhaps, you're an executive of a luxury brand.

That's because out of all categories, luxury labels and retailers were responsible for the highest volume of discounts on Black Friday this year in the U.S.

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The six-point guide to data-driven transformation

Nearly every business now has a company-wide programme to help it capitalize on recent advances in digital technology.

Commonly known as 'digital transformation', this process could (and perhaps should) be thought of as 'data-driven transformation' considering how important data is to the whole process. 

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