Team CN&CO love financial services (among other things) and we enjoy reading about what’s happening in various quarters of the industry. Here are our favourite fin-blog picks of the week:

Neo’s pick:

Twitter enables longer tweets amid sluggish growth
If you’ve had to shorten your tweets and use to fit into the 140-character limit, you’ll be glad to know that twitter now allows longer tweets.

Kurt’s pick:

Uber’s driverless cars happening!
If Uber itself isn’t bladdy impressive, how’s their latest tech experiment? The question is, would you be comfortable with technology driving you?

Rob’s pick:

Why Silicon Valley is all wrong about Apple’s AirPods
So you think Apple is a tech company? No, you’re wrong.

Carel’s pick:

Lessons from a failed stockbroker
An oldie but a goodie! Purple Group CEO Charles Savage’s talk on innovation at the 2015 Technology in Financial Services Conference, hosted by COVER magazine.

Yusuf’s pick:

Why Vodacom, MTN failed at mobile money
“Excessive regulation, a business model that tried to do too much too soon and trust worries among consumers. These are the reasons Vodacom’s M-Pesa and MTN’s Mobile Money failed in South Africa, according to the CEO of fast-growing fintech player Hello Group.”

Colin’s pick:

Emerging technologies: how insurers are progressing
A recent report published in the US lists a number of new technologies in the physical and virtual realms, and evaluates how the insurance industry is incorporating them into their businesses.