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Are internet companies becoming our social censors and should they?

Are internet companies becoming our social censors and should they?

Written by on August 16, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

TORONTO/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer had its internet domain registration revoked twice in less than 24 hours in the wake of the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, part of a broad move by the tech industry in recent months to take a stronger hand in policing online hate-speech and incitements to […]

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Amazon exploring cutting-edge food technology to gain grocery foothold

Amazon exploring cutting-edge food technology to gain grocery foothold

Written by on August 15, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc is exploring a technology first developed for the U.S. military to produce tasty prepared meals that do not need refrigeration, as it looks for new ways to muscle into the $700 billion U.S. grocery business. The world’s biggest online retailer has discussed selling ready-to-eat dishes such as beef stew […]

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Inking the future – tattoos go high-tech and you won’t believe how!

Inking the future – tattoos go high-tech and you won’t believe how!

Written by on August 14, 2017 in Features, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

No longer considered a social or professional taboo tattoos have, by and large, become a mainstream concept that is now considered commonplace both publicly and in the workplace. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration currently estimates that 45 million Americans sport a tattoo, with more women than men wearing ink in their skin. Much of […]

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Founders won’t sell Snap shares, but that doesn’t help price drop

Founders won’t sell Snap shares, but that doesn’t help price drop

Written by on August 11, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Snap Inc Chief Executive Officer Evan Spiegel said on Thursday neither he nor co-founder Bobby Murphy would sell shares of the Snapchat parent this year, but that failed to soothe investors after quarterly results fell short of analyst expectations. Shares of the Los Angeles company slumped nearly 17 percent in extended trading. A […]

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With Bitcoin at an all time high, the shadow of a bubble looms

With Bitcoin at an all time high, the shadow of a bubble looms

Written by on August 10, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin and other “cryptocurrencies” are big money, virtually as big as Goldman Sachs and Royal Bank of Scotland combined. The price of a single bitcoin hit an all-time high of above $3,500 this week, dragging up the value of hundreds of newer, smaller digital rivals in its wake. Now some investors fear […]

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Is your organisation ready for cognitive computing technology?

Is your organisation ready for cognitive computing technology?

Written by on August 9, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

Nearly 64% of CMOs and sales leaders believe their industries will be ready to adopt cognitive computing technologies in the next three years – but many aren’t sure the same can be said for their specific companies. That’s according to the new IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) study, “From data deluge to intelligent insights: […]

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PayPal – the story of the world’s biggest online payment system

PayPal – the story of the world’s biggest online payment system

Written by on August 8, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

 The story of PayPal is one of a quiet, but huge success. As usual, though, it was not all plain sailing. In fact, in 1999, it was voted one of the worst business ideas of the year. Mind you, the people who founded PayPal include some people who are the real visionaries of our times. […]

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Shipping industry embraces WW2 tech to defend against hackers

Shipping industry embraces WW2 tech to defend against hackers

Written by on August 7, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – The risk of cyber attacks targeting ships’ satellite navigation is pushing nations to delve back through history and develop back-up systems with roots in World War Two radio technology. Ships use GPS (Global Positioning System) and other similar devices that rely on sending and receiving satellite signals, which many experts say are […]

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Ukraine cyber attack causes global losses for companies

Ukraine cyber attack causes global losses for companies

Written by on August 4, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

TORONTO/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The cyber attack that crippled Ukraine businesses and spread worldwide to shut down shipping ports, factories and corporate offices has taken a costly toll on the results of major U.S. and European companies in the latest quarter, with more to come. While individual companies have been laid low by hacking attacks in […]

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Apple and why the Chinese market is so important to it

Apple and why the Chinese market is so important to it

Written by on August 3, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Apple Inc is binding itself more closely to China as its share of the world’s biggest smartphone market slips and it becomes more reliant on selling services which require government approval. A flurry of recent action by Cupertino-based Apple underlines its push to get on the right side of China’s notoriously tough tech […]

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