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Investment funds find rich pickings as industrial giants go digital

Investment funds find rich pickings as industrial giants go digital

Written by on October 25, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Investment funds seeking to invest at the intersection of Europe and technology are finding rich pickings in places that some may find surprising: sprawling industrials like trains-to-turbines Siemens and engineering group ABB. Building on their traditional expertise in factory automation, the conglomerates’ digital divisions are adding cutting-edge software and systems that help […]

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Electric car batteries provide a new opportunity for recyclers

Electric car batteries provide a new opportunity for recyclers

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

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – After years of dismantling discarded televisions and laptops, a Shanghai recycling plant is readying itself for a new wave of waste: piles of exhausted batteries from the surge of electric vehicles hitting China’s streets. The plant has secured licenses and is undergoing upgrades to handle a fast-growing mountain of battery waste, said […]

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Coalition of tech companies want residency path for immigrants

Coalition of tech companies want residency path for immigrants

Written by on October 20, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Nearly two dozen major companies in technology and other industries are planning to launch a coalition to demand legislation that would allow young, illegal immigrants a path to permanent residency, according to documents seen by Reuters. The Coalition for the American Dream intends to ask Congress to pass bipartisan legislation this […]

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T-Mobile and Sprint set to announce merger, no asset sales

T-Mobile and Sprint set to announce merger, no asset sales

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

(Reuters) – T-Mobile U.S. Inc and Sprint Corp plan to announce a merger agreement without any immediate asset sales, as they seek to preserve as much of their spectrum holdings and cost synergies as they can before regulators ask for concessions, according to people familiar with the matter. While it is common for companies not […]

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Airbnb now sets its sights on business travellers in France

Airbnb now sets its sights on business travellers in France

Written by on October 13, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

PARIS (Reuters) – Business travellers to France are in the sights of online rental marketplace Airbnb, according to a senior official on Thursday at the company best known for hosting holidaymakers. Airbnb For Business was launched in 2015 for companies looking for new and cheaper ways to accommodate staff on business trips and for Airbnb […]

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Waymo demanded over $1 billion from Uber in public lawsuit

Waymo demanded over $1 billion from Uber in public lawsuit

Written by on October 12, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Waymo sought at least $1 billion in damages and a public apology from Uber Technologies Inc as conditions for settling its high-profile trade secret lawsuit against the ride-services company, sources familiar with the proposal told Reuters. The Waymo self-driving car unit also asked that an independent monitor be appointed to […]

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EU policy needs to bolster, not block, IoT innovation

EU policy needs to bolster, not block, IoT innovation

Written by on October 11, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

The internet of things – IoT – is at a crucial turning point. EU policymakers need to create the right environment to help it grow, write Brian Humphries and Joakim Reiter. We are at an inflection point: demand is growing, costs are falling, and technology is advancing quickly. It’s high time for dynamic, forward-thinking policy […]

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Now we need to keep children safe from their own toys

Now we need to keep children safe from their own toys

Written by on October 10, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

We are living in an increasingly connected world where the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud technologies are moving into our homes and our lives. Now, even children’s toys are connected. Connected toys may come in the form of squeezable stuffed animals, dolls, or plastic dinosaurs, with built-in electronic components such as speakers, wireless receivers […]

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Now Google finds Russian bought ads on YouTube, Gmail

Now Google finds Russian bought ads on YouTube, Gmail

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

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Google has discovered Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on its YouTube, Gmail and Google Search products in an effort to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a person briefed on the company’s probe told Reuters on Monday. The ads do not appear to be from the […]

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ITU Global SIMs come into their own in IoT and M2M era

ITU Global SIMs come into their own in IoT and M2M era

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

Demand for global connectivity for Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications is motivating an increasing number of IoT and M2M players to apply for ITU-allocated ‘global IMSI ranges’. Global International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) ranges are signified by the shared Mobile Country Code ‘901’, a code without ties to any particular country. Global […]

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