Weekly Coffee Break: Roundup of Industry News

Weekly Roundup of Industry News

This is a roundup of industry news and links for the week of October 13th that have informed, entertained, and inspired us.

Here’s our weekly roundup of industry news:

October is Fall Car Care Month: 10 Steps to Keep Your Car Up and Running – Getting your vehicle ready for winter while temperatures are still mild is a proactive approach to preventive maintenance that helps ensure safety, reliability and fewer unexpected repairs when severe winter weather strikes.

Shaw Systems Loan Servicing Platform Integration Saves Time for United Auto Credit – United Auto Credit is a California based non-prime automotive lender serving auto dealers and their customers across the United States since 1996. The company has developed programs that make it possible to approve loans across the credit spectrum including first-time buyers and customers who have experienced a bankruptcy.

Can blockchain decentralize the internet? – An increasing number of people want to fix the flaws of the internet by decentralizing it, including Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the father of the world wide web, Mozilla Foundation, the nonprofit organization that supports the Firefox browser and other open-source tools, and Richard Hendricks, the protagonist of HBO’s Silicon Valley.

Why banks should be more like software companies – The job title “head of emerging technology” is freighted with self-assurance; it seems to imply that someone holding such a position should be able to peer, Nostradamus-like, through the veil of futurity and bring back knowledge of the shape of things to come.