Mergers and acquisitions follow a predictable cycle. During favorable conditions: low interest rates, limited opportunities for organic expansion, minimal government interference announcements happen weekly. Nobody cares, except traders on Wall Street, billionaire hedge fund investors and of course the competitors in affected industries.
Nobody really noticed when Trufax, one of the nation's five credit data bureaus began merger discussions with social media giant, Mindpad.
Yolanda, one of the founding investors in Trufax noticed and smiled. As she explained to Clara Bow, CB, there are two reasons artificial intelligence is stuck in the realm of being a moderately useful assistant.
First, we haven't fed them enough data. You would think Trufax would have that, but it is sterile, lifeless stuff. Good structure, dry bones in need of flesh and sinew. With Mindpad, we can marry the name, birthdate, credit history, to where they go, what they do, the photos the…