Article Archives

  • Virtual Reality & Project Venetia

    19 Oct 2015

    With Virtual Reality, we have a new medium where we can paint a picture without the limitations of 2D screen — and discover new ways to understand and interact with data in the process. With the first consumer release of VR expected in the coming months, we are on the cutting edge of this fast moving technology.

  • Alphabet, The New Google. What you need to know.

    19 Aug 2015

    We put together some of the ABCs on Google’s reorganization under the name Alphabet. Plus, our take on the reorganization and how it will impact our systems.

  • Apple Watch & Design

    17 Apr 2015

    More thinking on Apple Watch and its implications for financial information.

  • FinTech, Design & Web Dev Reads Issue 12

    10 Mar 2015

    Dusting off the old Markdown editor for a new installment of fintech, design & dev reads.

  • Wearables

    07 Feb 2015

    How will your money and the markets look on a smartwatch or wearable device? *Now updated with Apple Watch!

  • Speech Recognition and NLP — Making a Siri / Watson for Personalized Finance

    10 Jan 2015

    We combined several different technologies and existing capabilities to make a voice-driven, human-friendly financial answer engine.

  • Gestural Computing in Finance

    20 Dec 2014

    Alternate user interfaces like the Leap Motion, Kinect, and Myo armband get us closer to the utopian interfaces from Minority Report and Iron Man. How do we best use these interfaces in financial applications?

  • FinTech, Design & Web Dev Reads Issue 11

    21 Nov 2014

    Behold our Thanksgiving edition of fintech, design & dev reads. The themes for Issue No. 11 are performance and AI.

  • FinTech & Design Reads Issue 10

    10 Oct 2014

    Like the operating systems from Microsoft and Apple, we’re skipping Issue 9 and going right to Issue 10. Delivered on 10/10.

  • Our Approach to Responsive Web Design

    03 Oct 2014

    Our approach to responsive web design is more than a methodology. It is part of a larger mobile strategy and a philosophy we believe in enabling us to create rich, personalized user experiences on any device.

  • FinTech & Design Reads Issue 8

    25 Jul 2014

    Mid-summer fintech reads featuring articles about Google, Facebook, robo-advisors, and some new open source tools of the trade.

  • FinTech & Design Reads Issue 7

    27 Jun 2014

    Our favorite fintech reads for early June

  • FinTech & Design Reads Issue 6

    23 May 2014

    Our favorite tech reads for Memorial Day.

  • FinTech & Design Reads Issue 5

    16 May 2014

    Our favorite tech reads from April and early May.

  • FinTech & Design Reads Issue 4

    02 Apr 2014

    Our favorite tech reads from late March and early April.

  • Customizing Bootstrap the Right Way

    20 Mar 2014

    How to setup your app the right way to make upgrades simpler in the future

  • FinTech & Design Reads 3

    14 Mar 2014

    Our favorite finds for March so far — Markit & SMA social sentiment, NLP for meetings, and iOS Carplay among others.

  • FinTech & Design Reads 2

    28 Feb 2014

    The last two weeks of our favorite links - Wolfram Language, RefactorU Demo Day MOD, FRCC WebLab,, and more!

  • Element Goes Open Source

    18 Feb 2014

    After many years, and just as many iterations, I’m happy to announce that we’re releasing Element into the wild.

  • FinTech & Design Reads 1

    14 Feb 2014

    These are a variety of links and resources we’ve collected over the last few weeks, and thought you might enjoy. Have a great weekend!

  • ProtoNotes

    02 Jan 2014

    We use a simple but highly effective approach to shorten communication cycles in our design and development stages.

  • F2 Year-End 2013 Update

    19 Dec 2013

    We’re taking a few moments to review and evaluate the past year before identifying goals for 2014.

  • Live Data Binding with AngularJS, React and EmberJS

    18 Dec 2013

    If Words With Friends can ping you seconds after an update occurs why can’t your bank?

  • Working with Current Trends in Web Development

    18 Nov 2013

    Over the years MOD has developed custom libraries before the industry has decided (or in some cases dreamt up) a standard.

  • F2 Turns One

    15 Oct 2013

    Looking broadly at F2 use, many have come to realize that by shifting development efforts towards a common specification that allows for complete customization, everyone wins.

  • The Current and Future State of Charting

    07 Oct 2013

    MOD set the bar in web-based financial charting over a decade ago, and is focused on the next generation of browser-based, imageless charting.

  • Designing and Developing MOD/L

    01 Oct 2013

    We wanted a logo and website that represented the multi-faceted and cross-team nature of our work.

  • Do What You Want Day

    12 Dec 2012

    Do What You Want Day (DWYWD) is a full day where we drop your normal work and spend the day on things that matter to us. Markit On Demand hosts this day every quarter and it’s an opportunity to work on projects that will help our teams grow, be more efficient, learn something new, or build community in the office.