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Banks turn to insurance to protect against ‘operational risk’

Banks turn to insurance to protect against ‘operational risk’

Written by on August 31, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Banks are increasingly turning to insurance to protect their capital from “operational risks” like cyber attacks and rogue traders, and insurers say they can help safeguard lenders by providing an extra layer of expertise. After a spate of expensive court cases and IT outages, banks including Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and Lloyds […]

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GE takes time out to fix Predix, now on track with digital strategy?

GE takes time out to fix Predix, now on track with digital strategy?

Written by on August 29, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – General Electric Co wants its industrial software business to cut costs and lift profits next year under new chief executive John Flannery, and is considering expanded partnerships and the possible sale of some equity in the unit, according to people familiar with the business. Former chief executive Jeffrey Immelt spent six […]

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Investors analyse the true cost of the Uber ride – too much?

Investors analyse the true cost of the Uber ride – too much?

Written by on August 24, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – What is the true cost of an Uber ride? That simple question is often lost among the many controversies facing the ride-services company as it tries to hire a new chief executive and resolve a bitter dispute with the old one, Travis Kalanick. But it may be the most important question […]

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Robot manufacturers are not fixing security flaws fast enough

Robot manufacturers are not fixing security flaws fast enough

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

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Researchers who warned half a dozen robot manufacturers in January about nearly 50 vulnerabilities in their home, business and industrial robots, say only a few of the problems have been addressed. The researchers, Cesar Cerrudo and Lucas Apa of cybersecurity firm IOActive, said the vulnerabilities would allow hackers to spy on users, […]

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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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