As an emerging industry, most FinTech companies are startups trying to disintermediate
existing financial systems.
Windows has become "irrelevant," being displaced by next-generation LTE wireless networks that will "disintermediate
" the need for WANs and LANs, along with "all of these great services that are available right off the cloud."
As global gangsterism tightens its stranglehold on the populace, and wage-slave labor and technology disintermediate
nearly everyone except for multinationals, technocrats, and branded megastars, it's ironic that some of Nose Bleed's artists seek "financial success," the cliched mainstream model one might think they would abhor.
* Blockbuster was the darling of the stock market until Netflix introduced an entirely new distribution channel for rentals, and now online movies threaten to disintermediate
even that channel.
Insurance company profits have now been cut and we know some are trying to disintermediate
agents, so the contract pulling will begin in a year or so.
It's a new and powerful information pipeline, and it causes us to wonder if it will undermine our future, or "disintermediate
" us altogether.
Google may partially "disintermediate
" the role of the expert librarian in some areas, but, in the long term, this will not extend to areas where superior information quality, sophisticated access, and accurate provenance verification are critical to major research and fact-finding efforts.
Blatantly attempting to disintermediate
the trade press, which (for reasons best known to itself) has always lobbed softballs toward FMI, the association is turning on those who have so obsequiously served it without complaint for so many years.
"Companies like E-Loan, LendingTree and Mortgage.com, their big claim was that they were going to disintermediate
the industry, they were going to eliminate the middleman," said LoanBright CEO Russell Straub.
Comes now a study that highlights a true threat to disintermediate
newspaper recruitment advertising:
At the same time, it allows the e-SCIs to improve customer service without adversely affecting suppliers and to disintermediate
trading partners that add little or no value.
No longer out to disintermediate
anybody, most would be happy just to turn a profit.