Technology Insights

“Solving the Unsolvable” Quantum Computing Developments and Constraints

“Solving the Unsolvable” Quantum Computing Developments and Constraints

November 2, 2020

This is a preview of one of the articles in the new KROST Quarterly Technology Issue, titled “Solving the Unsolvable” Quantum Computing Developments and Constraints” by Paren Knadjian The computing ecosystem has had deep influences on society and changed lives in a myriad of ways. Despite decades of impressive Moore’s Law performance scaling, there are … Read More

R&D Tax Credits for Software Development Advancements in 2020 & Beyond

R&D Tax Credits for Software Development Advancements in 2020 & Beyond

October 5, 2020

This is a preview of one of the articles in the new KROST Quarterly Technology Issue, titled “R&D Tax Credits for Software Development Advancements in 2020 & Beyond” by Guest Contributors Tetyana Guguchkina and Tiffany Solymon. Throughout the years, software has found itself in every facet of our lives, from smartphones to smart televisions; even … Read More

Client Spotlight: AUDIENCEX on Expansive Growth & the Evolution of AdTech

Client Spotlight: AUDIENCEX on Expansive Growth & the Evolution of AdTech

September 29, 2020

This is a preview of one of the articles in the new KROST Quarterly Technology Issue, titled “Client Spotlight: AUDIENCEX on Expansive Growth & the Evolution of AdTech” with Ryan Carhart, CFO and Brian Ko, CCO. Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down and talk to one of our incredibly successful and cutting-edge tech … Read More

CCPA: California Enforces New Privacy Laws Impacting all Businesses Collecting Data

CCPA: California Enforces New Privacy Laws Impacting all Businesses Collecting Data

August 10, 2020

This is a preview of one of the articles in the new KROST Quarterly Technology Issue, titled “CCPA: California Enforces New Privacy Laws Impacting all Businesses Collecting Data” By Steve Chhour, CPA and Keith Hamasaki, CPA. In recent years, the security of consumer data has been under significant scrutiny by all types of security organizations … Read More

Tech Company Compensation: Unraveling the Mystery of the 83(B) Election

Tech Company Compensation: Unraveling the Mystery of the 83(B) Election

July 6, 2020

This is a preview of one of the articles in the new KROST Quarterly Technology Issue, titled “Tech Company Compensation: Unraveling the Mystery of the 83(B) Election” by Robert Gosart, CPA. Most technology companies offer stock-based compensation. If you are an employee that can benefit from a company that does, you probably have heard of … Read More

The Streaming Wars: Technology Trends in Media and Entertainment

The Streaming Wars: Technology Trends in Media and Entertainment

June 2, 2020

This is a preview of one of the articles in the new KROST Quarterly Technology Issue, titled “The Streaming Wars: Technology Trends in Media and Entertainment” by Paren Knadjian. The U.S. media and entertainment (M&E) industry is the largest in the world. At $717 billion, it represents a third of the global M&E industry. It … Read More

KROST Quarterly Magazine: The Technology Issue is Now Available!

KROST Quarterly Magazine: The Technology Issue is Now Available!

March 9, 2020

We are happy to announce the release of our newest quarterly magazine! The Technology Issue highlights some of the hot topics including trends in media & entertainment, privacy laws, AdTech, quantum computing, and more. What You’ll Find Inside this Issue: Streaming Wars: Technology Trends in Media & Entertainment By Paren Knadjian Tech Company Compensation: Unraveling … Read More

FinTech Trends to Watch for in 2020

FinTech Trends to Watch for in 2020

October 6, 2019

Wondering what’s in store for FinTech in 2020? M&A and Capital Markets Practice Leader and KROST’s Technology Industry group leader Paren Knadjian offers insight into FinTech trends to watch for in the coming year. “The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Natural Language Processing (NLP) will have the same level of impact … Read More

2019 FinTech M&A and Market Report

2019 FinTech M&A and Market Report

August 21, 2019

M&A and Capital Markets Practice Leader Paren Knadjian recently published an article for our newest KROST Quarterly Magazine: The Financial Services Issue titled “FinTech M&A and Market Report H1 2019”. The Financial Technology market (FinTech) continues to grow and flourish in 2019 with Venture Capital (VC) aggressively funding start-ups, Private Equity (PE) firms active in … Read More

The Restaurant Technology Industry: Trends and Funding

The Restaurant Technology Industry: Trends and Funding

May 2, 2019

Below is a preview of one of the articles in the new KROST Quarterly Hospitality Issue, “The Restaurant Technology Industry: Trends and Funding” by Paren Knadjian, Practice Leader – M&A and Capital Markets. “Over the last ten years or more, customers have changed how they discover, book, socialize, interact, and pay at restaurants. As customers … Read More

Beyond the Assembly Line: Benefits of Tech Trends in Manufacturing

Beyond the Assembly Line: Benefits of Tech Trends in Manufacturing

October 30, 2018

Below is a preview of one of the articles in the new issue, “Beyond the Assembly Line: Benefits of Tech Trends in Manufacturing” by Mara Garcia: Beyond the Assembly Line: Benefits of Tech Trends in Manufacturing The Association of Equipment Manufacturers listed five manufacturing trends to note in 2018; the internet of things, industry 4.0, … Read More

What You Need to Know About Cybersecurity

What You Need to Know About Cybersecurity

July 25, 2018

We recently published our new KROST Quarterly Magazine which is packed full of articles and insider knowledge focusing on tech topics. Here is an excerpt from the article “What You Need to Know About Cybersecurity” by our Principal and Assurance & Advisory Practice Leader Jason C. Melillo: “All too often we read headlines about major … Read More

Global Investment in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Global Investment in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

July 1, 2018

We recently published our new KROST Quarterly Magazine which is packed full of articles and insider knowledge focusing on tech topics. Here is an excerpt from the article “Global Investment in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning” by our M&A and Capital Markets Practice Leader Paren Knadjian: “Before diving into global investment trends in Artificial Intelligence … Read More

The Tax Treatment of Cryptocurrency

The Tax Treatment of Cryptocurrency

June 20, 2018

We recently published our new KROST Quarterly Magazine which is packed full of articles and insider knowledge focusing on tech topics. Here is an excerpt from the article “The Tax Treatment of Cryptocurrency” by Tax Manager Matthew Weber, CPA, MAcc: “Many taxpayers realized significant gains from the disposition of cryptocurrencies in 2017, and as tax … Read More

Accounting for Net Neutrality

Accounting for Net Neutrality

June 10, 2018

We recently published our new KROST Quarterly Magazine which is packed full of articles and insider knowledge focusing on tech topics. Here is an excerpt from the article “Accounting for Net Neutrality” by Assurance & Advisory Director Keith Hamasaki, CPA: “When it comes to technology nothing has taken the business world by storm like cryptocurrency. … Read More

The Basics of Virtual Currency

The Basics of Virtual Currency

June 1, 2018

We recently published our new KROST Quarterly Magazine which is packed full of articles and insider knowledge focusing on tech topics. Here is an excerpt from the article “The Basics of Virtual Currency” by Tax Director Evelyn Fernandez, CPA and Tax Staff Justin Ha: “On March 25, 2014, the IRS released Notice 24-21 detailing how … Read More

Avoid Common R&D Expense Documentation Errors

Avoid Common R&D Expense Documentation Errors

May 20, 2018

We recently published our new KROST Quarterly Magazine which is packed full of articles and insider knowledge focusing on tech topics. Here is an excerpt from the article “Avoid Common R&D Expense Documentation Errors” by Principal and R&D Practice Leader Kevin Zolriasatain: “Business owners are often surprised to learn they may be able to claim … Read More

KROST Quarterly Magazine: The Tech Issue – Volume 1, Issue 1

KROST Quarterly Magazine: The Tech Issue – Volume 1, Issue 1

May 17, 2018

We are happy to announce the release of our first quarterly magazine! KROST Quarterly is a digital publication released by KROST CPAs & Consultants headquartered in Pasadena, California. The Tech Issue covers technology and accounting related topics from cryptocurrency to artificial intelligence.   Please click the link below to access the full version and subscribe … Read More