2015-06-12

Symphony, A Bloomberg Terminal Disrupter? (video)


Introducing Symphony from Symphony (source: Vimeo)

The financial data and messaging world dominated by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters may be facing "Disruptive Innovation"--

"Symphony is an open-source, secure communication and workflow platform that aims to improve workplace productivity and connects users to their community. Leading financial institutions have invested in Symphony to develop a scalable, cloud-based and highly secure collaboration platform that will address the enterprise and compliance requirements for the financial services industry." source: Consortium of Leading Financial Firms Invest in New Communication and Workflow Platform - Symphony

How will data provider Bloomberg be disrupted by new upstart Symphony?

“Financial professionals want to be able to communicate in a way that’s more flexible, more open and more adaptable ... they want to unite all the disparate platforms they communicate across in one single point.” -- Symphony CEO David Gurle (whose background includes previous positions at Skype and Thomson Reuters.)--source: Is David Gurle’s Symphony a Big Threat to Bloomberg? | Institutional Investor

Symphony: $30 per month
Bloomberg Terminal subscription: $20,000 annually

domain name: symphony.com
twitter: @Symphony


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