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Paris is not attracting fintech, despite Brexit opportunity

Paris is not attracting fintech, despite Brexit opportunity

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

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s fast-growing fintech sector is optimistic the country’s dynamic new president will push it up the global rankings. But startups based in London do not yet seem ready to swap that key hub for Paris, even if they have French roots. The nascent industry, ranging from mobile payment apps to “cryptocurrencies” like […]

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US media report showed UAE was involved in Qatar hack

US media report showed UAE was involved in Qatar hack

Written by on July 18, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

LONDON/DOHA (Reuters) – Qatar said on Monday that a U.S. media report had shown that the United Arab Emirates – UAE – was involved in an alleged hack of Qatar’s state news agency in late May that helped spark a diplomatic crisis in the Gulf. The UAE said the Washington Post report was untrue, and […]

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A major cyber attack could cause over $50 billion economic loss

A major cyber attack could cause over $50 billion economic loss

Written by on July 17, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – A major, global cyber attack could trigger an average of $53 billion of economic losses, a figure on par with a catastrophic natural disaster such as U.S. Superstorm Sandy in 2012, Lloyd’s of London said in a report on Monday. The report, co-written with risk-modeling firm Cyence, examined potential economic losses from the […]

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Microsoft, other high tech firms, join fight to cure Zika, malaria

Microsoft, other high tech firms, join fight to cure Zika, malaria

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

CHICAGO (Reuters) – American technology companies are bringing automation and robotics to the age-old task of battling mosquitoes in a bid to halt the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne maladies worldwide. Firms including Microsoft Corp and California life sciences company Verily are forming partnerships with public health officials in several U.S. states to test […]

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Putin nearly had him: Trump backtracks on joint cyber security unit

Putin nearly had him: Trump backtracks on joint cyber security unit

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

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday backtracked on his push for a cyber security unit with Russia, tweeting that he did not think it could happen, hours after his proposal was harshly criticized by Republicans who said Moscow could not be trusted. Trump said on Twitter early on Sunday that he and […]

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Video marketing – 127 facts you most probably didn’t know

Video marketing – 127 facts you most probably didn’t know

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

Ever wondered why video marketing is so hot just now. As a writer in Forbes magazine put it: “In today’s fast-paced world, video marketing is one of the few types of online material that provides the value, relevance and flexibility consumers need, all while catering to the on-the-go lifestyle they want.” According to HubSpot, 80% […]

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Latest online retail trial uses CargoPod to cut out the delivery man

Latest online retail trial uses CargoPod to cut out the delivery man

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

LONDON (Reuters) – British milkmen could be a thing of the past in some areas if a trial of driverless grocery deliveries direct to your door by online retailer Ocado gets the green light. It has used a self-driving vehicle with eight containers which can carry 128kg (282lb) of groceries to deliver coffee, chocolate and […]

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Digital cars are beset with legacy too: behind the dashboard

Digital cars are beset with legacy too: behind the dashboard

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

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Peer at the instrument panel on your new car and you may find sleek digital gauges and multicolored screens. But a glimpse behind the dashboard could reveal what U.S. auto supplier Visteon Corp found: a mess. As automotive cockpits become crammed with ever more digital features such as navigation and entertainment […]

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With Alphabet, Google still trying to solve problem of how to organize itself

With Alphabet, Google still trying to solve problem of how to organize itself

Written by on June 27, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google’s self-professed mission is to organize the world’s information. But a company known for engineering excellence is still trying to solve the very human problem of how to organize itself. Nearly two years ago, Google co-founder Larry Page announced the tech giant would be remade as Alphabet, a holding company whose […]

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Ericsson ditches plans to spread beyond telecoms, will refocus on networks

Ericsson ditches plans to spread beyond telecoms, will refocus on networks

Written by on June 27, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

LONDON/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Ericsson has ditched its goal of winning more clients beyond the telecoms industry to refocus on selling networks to mobile phone companies in a move to cut costs and halt a dramatic fall in its share price. The Swedish firm’s clients in its core business include Vodafone and Verizon but profits have […]

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