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How big data is helping big oil save money on drilling

How big data is helping big oil save money on drilling

Written by on June 23, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – In today’s U.S. shale fields, tiny sensors attached to production gear harvest data on everything from pumping pressure to the heat and rotational speed of drill bits boring into the rocky earth. The sensors are leading Big Oil’s mining of so-called big data, with some firms envisioning billions of dollars in savings over […]

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Supreme Court and Federal Circuit disagree on almost everything

Supreme Court and Federal Circuit disagree on almost everything

Written by on June 20, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous backing on Monday of a ruling by the country’s top patent court was a rare instance of agreement with a body whose decisions in that specialized area it regularly overturns. Tellingly, Monday’s decision related to trademarks, not patents. Since its term began last October, the Supreme Court […]

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Robots are getting softer, smaller and much more agile

Robots are getting softer, smaller and much more agile

Written by on June 19, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Robots are getting softer. Borrowing from nature, some machines now have arms that curl and grip like an octopus, others wriggle their way inside an airplane engine or forage underwater to create their own energy. This is technology that challenges how we think of, and interact with, the robots of the not-too-distant […]

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Tech stocks lose huge value but main index not too bothered

Tech stocks lose huge value but main index not too bothered

Written by on June 16, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The five largest U.S. technology companies may have lost enough market capitalization over the past week to buy plane maker Boeing, but the benchmark S&P 500 stock index ┬áhas managed to remain within a stone’s throw of its record high. Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook, the five largest U.S. technology […]

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A maturity model for fulfilment

A maturity model for fulfilment

Written by on June 13, 2017 in Billing & Payments, Features with 0 Comments

Oh good, yet another maturity model! Yes, but this one, like the good ones out there, delivers not only a suggestion of the problems we face in fulfilling customer orders, but also suggests a roadmap to address the interdependencies and rising complexities in achieving various levels of delivery and customer experience. Fulfilment, what is it? […]

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Security vs privacy: Supreme Court takes up cell site case

Security vs privacy: Supreme Court takes up cell site case

Written by on June 6, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Police officers for the first time could be required to obtain warrants to get data on the past locations of criminal suspects based on cellphone use under a major case on privacy rights in the digital age taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. The justices agreed to hear an […]

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T-Mobile is within striking distance of leaders in network coverage

T-Mobile is within striking distance of leaders in network coverage

Written by on June 2, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – T-Mobile US Inc has built a reputation as a scrappy underdog by offering cell service with no contracts and cheap prices. Now it’s aiming for another title: America’s No. 1 wireless carrier. That might seem a stretch for a cell-phone company long known for its lousy coverage outside of major cities. […]

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Welcome to Unit 180, where North Korea launches cyber attacks – allegedly

Welcome to Unit 180, where North Korea launches cyber attacks – allegedly

Written by on May 22, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea’s main spy agency has a special cell called Unit 180 that is likely to have launched some of its most daring and successful cyber attacks, according to defectors, officials and internet security experts. North Korea has been blamed in recent years for a series of online attacks, mostly on financial […]

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Most companies hit by WannaCry were running Windows 7

Most companies hit by WannaCry were running Windows 7

Written by on May 19, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Two-thirds of those caught up in the past week’s global ransomware attack were running Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system without the latest security updates, a survey for Reuters by security ratings firm BitSight found. Researchers are struggling to try to find early traces of WannaCry, which remains an active threat in hardest-hit […]

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