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....The management of Wood Group - chief executive Robin Watson, finance chief David Kemp and chairman Ian Marchant - will continue in their roles following completion of the deal. Wood Group chairman Ian Marchant said: "The combination extends the scale and scope of our services, deepens our existing customer relationships, facilitates further development of our technology-enabled solutions and broadens our end market, geographic and customer exposure. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. A partnership between Levi’s and Google has yielded the Jacquard, a denim jacket with technology woven into the fabric. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 14th of March 2017 01:00:07 AM
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....Apple's statement was the most detailed, saying it had already addressed some of the vulnerabilities. "The technology built into today's iPhone represents the best data security available to consumers, and we're constantly working to keep it that way," it said. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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...."As a science editor and writer, with a strong personal interest for space exploration as well as the history of women in science and engineering, Maia Weinstock's Women of Nasa project was a way for her to celebrate accomplished women in the Stem professions," she said. The so-called stem professions (science, technology, engineering and maths) are often male-dominated. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 1st of March 2017 03:17:55 PM
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....“We have always said Google, Facebook and others are media companies and have the same responsibilities as any other media company,” said Sorrell. “They cannot masquerade as technology companies, particularly when they place advertisements. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The chancellor will have extra motivation to be supportive of the car industry when he delivers Wednesday's Budget. He is expected to announce investment in skills, research and development around electric car technology in which PSA has so far lagged behind its rivals. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 6th of March 2017 07:31:41 AM
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....Mobileye was founded in 1999 to develop "vision-based systems to improve on-road safety and reduce collisions". The company, along with Intel's automated driving group, will be based in Israel and led by Amnon Shashua, Mobileye's co-founder, chairman and chief technology officer. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 13th of March 2017 12:09:06 PM
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. "The future belongs to the fast," is how Meg Whitman explains her radical decision as chief executive to split up technology giant Hewlett-Packard. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:08:53 AM
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....com research finds that more than nine in 10 business travellers suffer from stress. So wouldn't it be wonderful if technology could take a lot of these hassles away?. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 7th of March 2017 12:14:10 AM
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. A Lithuanian man has been charged with tricking two US technology firms into wiring him $100m (£80. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 01:39:49 PM
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.... Some form of universal basic income might also be considered. Jon Andrews, the head of technology and investments at PwC, said: “There’s no doubt that AI and robotics will rebalance what jobs look like in the future, and that some are more susceptible than others. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 24th of March 2017 07:30:26 AM
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.... It gives them scale, it gives them a deep pool of expertise with which to research the companies they invest in. Scale counts when you are talking information technology and computing, back-office, where there will be some duplication and they can cut costs there. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 6th of March 2017 07:24:03 AM
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....New Zealand revenue minister Judith Collins recently announced plans to strengthen tax laws. The technology giant has been under scrutiny in recent years for its tax practices around the world. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 23rd of March 2017 09:09:46 AM
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....It was the famous logo for the Rolling Stones and was part of an experiment by tech start-up Lightvert. Its technology can produce images that appear to be 200m (656ft) high, but which only exist in the eye of the viewer for a fraction of a second. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Friday 24th of March 2017 12:13:43 AM
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.... . "Now that fintech [financial technology] companies can obtain a banking licence and compete on an equal footing, technology innovations in mobile make this possible," says Megan Caywood, chief platform officer at Starling Bank. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 27th of March 2017 11:28:16 PM
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....Globally there is now 305GW of solar power capacity, up from around 50GW in 2010 and virtually nothing at the turn of the millennium. The industry called the growth “very significant” and said the technology was a crucial way for the world to meet its climate change commitments. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 7th of March 2017 01:00:41 PM
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.... More than $9bn was funnelled via Seabon, records show. Almost €1m went to a Munich electronics firm, Rohde & Schwarz, which produces surveillance technology for security services and police. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 21st of March 2017 07:00:14 PM
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....It includes plans to offer digital skills to millions of individuals, charities and businesses by 2020. It also plans to create five international technology hubs in emerging markets to allow UK companies to maintain their global edge. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 1st of March 2017 01:10:06 AM
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.... . Pressed by reporters on whether the firm would employ people to actively hunt down extremist videos, Matt Brittin was evasive, indicating that a combination of smart technology and user alerts to harmful content was a better option. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 20th of March 2017 10:09:41 AM
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....It took just two decades for Google to reach this cultural ubiquity, from its humble beginnings as a student project at Stanford University in California. It is hard to remember just how bad search technology was before Google. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:09:18 PM
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....Wright Electric said by removing the need for jet fuel, the price of travel could drop dramatically. British low-cost airline Easyjet has expressed its interest in the technology. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 08:06:00 AM
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....In September, Sir James announced plans to launch the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology - a new university based in Malmesbury. Earlier in February, the company opened a technology centre in Singapore. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 08:28:17 PM
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....Then, Bloomberg released a video that showed Kalanick berating an Uber driver who had complained about cuts to rates paid to drivers, resulting in Kalanick making a public apology. Earlier this month, Uber confirmed it had used a secret technology program dubbed “Greyball”, which effectively changes the app view for specific riders to evade authorities in cities where the service has been banned. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 19th of March 2017 11:27:43 PM
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....That is a problem when the analysts expected to defend companies are "drowning" in data generated by firewalls, PCs, intrusion detection systems and all the other appliances they have bought and installed, he says. Automation is nothing new, says Oliver Tavakoli, chief technology officer at security firm Vectra Networks - early uses helped antivirus software spot novel malicious programmes. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Friday 10th of March 2017 12:33:10 AM
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.... . "Whilst the entry space has become largely commoditised, customers that have bought into the technology as a first foray into wearables are now looking for, and demanding more. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Sunday 5th of March 2017 01:47:11 AM
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....Today, rents are still expensive, but the market has plateaued after years of painful increases. It’s part of a broader trend in the Bay Area: Silicon Valley’s technology bubble has had some of its wind knocked out – not bursting, but fizzling – with VCs making fewer investments, startup valuations falling, and recruitment slowing. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 17th of March 2017 07:02:02 AM
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.... It is understood his phone had connected to messaging app WhatsApp two minutes earlier. Amber Rudd said she would be meeting technology firms this week. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Sunday 26th of March 2017 04:33:52 AM
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. Dyson, the technology company, is to undergo a dramatic expansion in the UK by opening a new 210 hectare (517 acre) campus as part of a £2. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:19:58 PM
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...."SMMT is currently working with all parties involved to ensure a better understanding of the issues involved, while a common solution is currently being discussed at a European level," says Tamzen Isacsson, director of communications and international. The aftercare industry wants equal access to wireless in-vehicle data and believes the technology is already here that could provide it securely. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....But we can have as much investment in research as we like - it's only when the mobile operators commit to rolling out new networks that the 5G age will dawn in the UK. And right now they seem sceptical that there is a sound business case for spending billions on technology for which the demand is still not clear. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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UK nuclear plans could be hit by Westinghouse financial crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 06:47:55 PM
.... A UK expert said the collapse would leave a considerable hole in Britain’s new nuclear ambitions as Toshiba is a key player behind plans for a new power station at Moorside in Cumbria. Westinghouse is a behemoth in the world of nuclear vendors, with its technology in about half the world’s reactors. ...
China's Tencent buys 5% stake in Tesla image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 02:30:31 PM
....2bn through a bond and share sale earlier in March. Tencent, one of Asia's largest technology firms, has backed several electric vehicle companies in the past. ...
Amazon to buy Middle East online retailer Souq image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 10:08:10 AM
.... . "We're looking forward to both learning from and supporting them with Amazon technology and global resources. ...
Bye-bye bank charges? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 11:28:16 PM
.... . "Now that fintech [financial technology] companies can obtain a banking licence and compete on an equal footing, technology innovations in mobile make this possible," says Megan Caywood, chief platform officer at Starling Bank. ...
Samsung plans to relaunch refurbished Note 7 devices image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 05:38:47 PM
....Samsung had faced pressure from environmental campaigner Greenpeace. The organisation had lobbied the technology giant over its plans for the devices, launching a petition and staging global protests including at the Mobile World Congress event. ...
ONS looks to big data as it explores new ways to measure UK economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 05:01:00 AM
....A government-ordered review by the former Bank of England deputy governor Sir Charlie Bean last year called for the ONS to be more innovative and for economic statistics to be modernised. Number-crunchers at the new ONS hub have been tasked with harvesting information from the growing collection of big data that has been created by new technology and the internet. ...
Dyson plays down hard Brexit concerns as company posts £2.5bn record sales image
. Sir James Dyson, the billionaire investor, has played down concerns that a “hard Brexit” could harm the UK economy by claiming that World Trade Organisation tariffs have not prevented his technology company from achieving record financial results. ...
Women make up less than a quarter of UK boardrooms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 04:00:49 AM
....Companies with equal numbers of female and male directors, or with female-led boards, were rare at not quite 4%, not much higher than the 2% found in 2013. The six companies that were female-led included a co-operative, a pharmaceutical group, a manufacturing company, an electronics company, an engineering firm and an information technology service provider. ...
Just Google it image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:09:18 PM
....It took just two decades for Google to reach this cultural ubiquity, from its humble beginnings as a student project at Stanford University in California. It is hard to remember just how bad search technology was before Google. ...
Half-in, half-out of customs union would be worst Brexit option, says thinktank image
.... At the same time the UK and EU should conclude a mutual recognition agreement (MRA) on product standards and conformity assessments, similar to one already negotiated by the EU with Switzerland, Japan and Canada. In addition it argued that the UK already runs one of the most efficient customs bureaucracies in the world and adding electronic customs declaration and greater investment in new customs technology will minimise delays at borders. ...
UK energy firms including big six miss smart meter deadline image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 05:48:07 PM
....Citizens Advice, the consumer group, called on Ofgem to make the six-month limit a regulatory requirement for energy companies. Gillian Guy, chief executive of Citizens Advice, said: “Smart meters should signal the end of inaccurate bills and it’s not right that people with this technology should suffer because of suppliers’ mistakes. ...
Uber suspends fleet of self-driving cars following Arizona crash image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:29:44 AM
....The latest incident follows recent difficult months for the firm, which has seen a number of high level executives quit and has faced criticism over workplace practices and ethics. Meanwhile legal issues have been hampering progress with the testing of its autonomous vehicle technology in California. ...
It feels as if I’ve been hung out to dry by John Lewis over discounted machine image
....WJ, Macclesfield, Cheshire. We first wondered how many people would spend £1,249 on a tumble dryer – this model apparently uses ground-breaking sensor technology, which is not much use when it doesn’t work. ...
WhatsApp must not be 'place for terrorists to hide' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 04:33:52 AM
.... It is understood his phone had connected to messaging app WhatsApp two minutes earlier. Amber Rudd said she would be meeting technology firms this week. ...
Foreign companies flock to build nuclear plants in the UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 04:00:06 PM
....Kepco’s motives for the Moorside interest are not yet clear. It may want to get a foothold in the UK and provide the finance to build AP1000 reactors designed by Toshiba subsidiary Westinghouse, with the Office for Nuclear Regulation expected to give clearance for the technology imminently after a four-year process. ...
Google's bad week: YouTube loses millions as advertising row reaches US image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 10:00:06 AM
....Advertisers and agencies also have a responsibility to audit their campaigns to ensure that their ads appear in the desired location, he said. This squabble is indicative of growing tensions between the advertising industry and technology companies such as Google and Facebook, which have become indispensable partners and, in some cases, competitors. ...
Robotic barman pours Rory a pint image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 04:57:26 PM
.... . The BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones tried out one of the devices being showcased in the exhibition hall – a robotic barman. ...
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Samsung Electronics chief says sorry for scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 08:42:17 AM
...."I apologise once again for the mistake with the Note 7 last year. It was a failure that arose from trying new technology," Mr Kwon said. ...
Millions of UK workers at risk of being replaced by robots, study says image
.... Some form of universal basic income might also be considered. Jon Andrews, the head of technology and investments at PwC, said: “There’s no doubt that AI and robotics will rebalance what jobs look like in the future, and that some are more susceptible than others. ...
Ads in the sky image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:13:43 AM
....It was the famous logo for the Rolling Stones and was part of an experiment by tech start-up Lightvert. Its technology can produce images that appear to be 200m (656ft) high, but which only exist in the eye of the viewer for a fraction of a second. ...
RBS and NatWest to close 158 branches as customers go digital image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 06:05:29 PM
.... The average number of visits was projected to fall to only 51 a day within five years. The BBA report claimed customers were the biggest winners from the “consumer-led revolution” but some commentators have expressed concern that advances in technology were being used to justify further branch closures. ...
Next shares leads FTSE 100 higher image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 09:31:43 AM
...."RBS is making good on its promise to slash costs - good news for shareholders in the short term but no so great for customers and staff. It might also be bad news for profits going forward if it is to grow the business and invest enough in new technology," said Neil Wilson, senior market analyst at ETX Capital. ...
Apple 'paid no tax' in New Zealand for at least a decade image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 09:09:46 AM
....New Zealand revenue minister Judith Collins recently announced plans to strengthen tax laws. The technology giant has been under scrutiny in recent years for its tax practices around the world. ...
Urban spies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:29:02 AM
....According to a 2015 survey of 150 retail executives from IT services firm Computer Services Corporation, a quarter of all British shops and 59% of fashion retailers use facial recognition software. Such technology is vital as offline stores attempt to keep up with online retailers, said Duncan Mann, chief operating officer at retail analysis firm Hoxton Analytics. ...
Two major US technology firms 'tricked out of $100m' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 01:39:49 PM
. A Lithuanian man has been charged with tricking two US technology firms into wiring him $100m (£80. ...
Why robots should be taxed if they take people's jobs | Robert Shiller image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 11:18:12 AM
....If these and other labor-displacing innovations succeed, surely calls to tax them will grow more frequent, owing to the human problems that arise when people lose their jobs – often jobs with which they closely identify, and for which they may have spent years preparing. Optimists point out that there have always been new jobs for people replaced by technology, but, as the robot revolution accelerates, doubts about how well this will work out continue to grow. ...
Screwfix boosts Kingfisher's profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:18:25 AM
....". Under her management, the retailer is undergoing a five-year restructuring programme designed to close unprofitable shops, improve technology and unify products. ...
London-Paris electric flight 'in decade' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 08:06:00 AM
....Wright Electric said by removing the need for jet fuel, the price of travel could drop dramatically. British low-cost airline Easyjet has expressed its interest in the technology. ...
Spear-phishing scammer demanded sex show image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 02:34:32 AM
...."I feel for the poor woman - these scams are so easy to fall for," said cybersecurity expert Prof Alan Woodward from Surrey University. "I think what it shows is that security is a combination of people, process and technology. ...
Bank that lent $300m to Trump linked to Russian money laundering scam image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 07:00:14 PM
.... More than $9bn was funnelled via Seabon, records show. Almost €1m went to a Munich electronics firm, Rohde & Schwarz, which produces surveillance technology for security services and police. ...
Fake data threat image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 12:11:20 AM
...."You should not be able to fiddle with them," he says. It's one of the reasons why blockchain technology is gaining momentum as a way to authenticate contracts and transactions. ...
Advertising control image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 12:07:48 AM
....". He promised Google would do more through technology and the more rigorous flagging of offending content - although he did not say it would use staff to actively hunt down extremist videos. ...
Charge electric cars smartly to take pressure off national grid – minister image
....The utility said such “demand-side response”, where a car may not start charging until a few hours after a driver has plugged it in, when demand is lower, could alleviate much of the cost of power network upgrades required to cope with electric vehicles. However, most of the UK’s existing 10,000-plus charging points do not have such technology. ...
Head of Google Europe apologises over ads on extremist content image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:23:08 PM
....“Of course we’re looking again at how we improve what we’re doing on enforcement. That’s a question of resources and technology and community,” he said. ...
Google apologises after ads appear next to extremist content image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 10:09:41 AM
.... . Pressed by reporters on whether the firm would employ people to actively hunt down extremist videos, Matt Brittin was evasive, indicating that a combination of smart technology and user alerts to harmful content was a better option. ...
Beijing park dispenses loo roll using facial recognition image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 09:25:25 AM
....It has reignited debate over the lack of social graces among some Chinese. Park officials have installed six machines at its public bathrooms in a half-month trial, with staff on standby to explain the technology to visitors. ...
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Brexit-proof the UK economy with more R&D, say employers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 07:01:30 AM
....”. Having a measurable target will help focus government and business attention on the need to increase spending, the CBI says, citing evidence from other bodies, including the House of Commons science and technology committee, arguing for 3% as a level proven to boost growth and jobs. ...
Rail industry promises 6,400 extra services image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:00:48 AM
..... "It will break bottlenecks, untangle tracks and harness technology so that more trains can run to more places more often. ...
Uber faces further turmoil as company president Jeff Jones quits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 11:27:43 PM
....Then, Bloomberg released a video that showed Kalanick berating an Uber driver who had complained about cuts to rates paid to drivers, resulting in Kalanick making a public apology. Earlier this month, Uber confirmed it had used a secret technology program dubbed “Greyball”, which effectively changes the app view for specific riders to evade authorities in cities where the service has been banned. ...
A ‘jobs miracle’ that leaves millions worse off | Observer editorial image
.... But unions have done too little to address declining membership: fewer than one in 10 of the low paid are members, and membership rates among young workers are at existence-threatening levels. They need to be far more innovative, for example deploying smart technology to help organise workers in insecure jobs or spinning off not-for-profit employment agencies that can be used by scrupulous employers. ...
An automated world is coming but can we make sure no-one is left behind? | Greg Jericho image
....The path of automation is of course not sci-fi, but with us right now. And while there is the hope that, as with the industrial revolution, new technology will create many new jobs, the current path appears to be to making jobs redundant and creating new work that is also able to be automated. ...
Any old Joe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 10:00:40 PM
....Joe went on to work for BT, on its fast-track programme, where he visited call centres in India no fewer than 22 times. Top of Joe's to-do list is keeping pace with technology. ...
French advertising giant pulls out of Google and YouTube image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 03:08:24 PM
....“We have always said Google, Facebook and others are media companies and have the same responsibilities as any other media company,” said Sorrell. “They cannot masquerade as technology companies, particularly when they place advertisements. ...
Governments must keep reforming to win back voters' trust, says OECD image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 02:40:37 PM
. Governments must push through more fundamental reforms to boost growth, cut inequality and protect workers from rapid changes in technology if they are to win back the trust of voters, the west’s leading economics thinktank has warned. ...
If big business is to thrive, it needs a strong welfare state | Phil McDuff image
.... Far from delivering productivity increases, firms haven’t invested in capital and have banked on low-waged workers. The big “disruption” technology of the past couple of years has been freelance workers picking up piecework via mobile apps. ...
Google summoned   by ministers as government pulls ads over extremist content image
....David Pemsel, the Guardian’s chief executive, wrote to Google to say that it was “completely unacceptable” for its advertising to be misused in this way and the media group would be withdrawing its advertising until Google could “provide guarantees that this ad misplacement via Google and YouTube will not happen in the future”. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport held a private ministerial meeting this week with news publishers and technology platforms to discuss the issue of fake news and the programmatic environment which supports it. ...
Has the tech bubble peaked? Signs that the startup boom may be fizzling image
....Today, rents are still expensive, but the market has plateaued after years of painful increases. It’s part of a broader trend in the Bay Area: Silicon Valley’s technology bubble has had some of its wind knocked out – not bursting, but fizzling – with VCs making fewer investments, startup valuations falling, and recruitment slowing. ...
Robo-nurses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 12:00:11 AM
.... But Prof Thalmann says robots could be caring for the elderly within 10 years. US technology giant IBM is also busy with robo-nurse research, in partnership with Rice University, in Houston, Texas. ...
Toyota invests £240m in Derbyshire plant – but warns over Brexit tariffs image
....Toyota is to invest £240m into upgrading its car plant in Derbyshire in a major boost for the automotive industry after Britain’s vote to leave the EU. The Japanese carmaker will modernise the plant in Burnaston with new equipment, technology and systems with the help of £21. ...
Vote of confidence image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 10:17:03 AM
....Toyota also has a track record in developing lower emission hybrid electric/petrol vehicles. So the firm may have been encouraged by the government's ambition, outlined in its recent industrial strategy green paper, to make the UK a hub for next generation electric cars and battery technology. ...
Trump begins rollback of Obama's car pollution standards to curb emissions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:22:11 PM
....”. Former EPA officials and environmental groups have decried the reversal, pointing out that carmakers had previously complained about fuel efficiency standards only to easily meet the requirements due to the evolution of technology. ...
Audi and VW sites raided in emissions probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 03:32:14 PM
....0-litre diesel cars sold in the US between 2009 and 2015, whose buyers were unaware of the emissions scandal. They added that the search warrants were carried out particular to "clarify which people were involved in applying the [manipulation] technology and in providing false information to third parties". ...
Zara founder to receive £1.1bn payout after record sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:47:42 AM
....Inditex reported a 10% jump in same-store sales in 2016, after it invested €1. 4bn in its warehouses, technology, new stores and online expansion. ...
Secrets to business survival: 'always look at new ways to innovate' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 07:00:23 AM
.... However, he adds, a long-serving management and staff does not ensure endurance. “There are cases when a new technology comes along and wipes out an industry in a very short space of time. ...
Driverless cars 'could lead to complacency' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:00:42 AM
....Certain types of driverless vehicles may not be safe, peers have warned. Over-reliance on technology could mean drivers react slowly to taking back control of a semi-autonomous vehicle in an emergency, they said. ...
First class could be axed in next Southeastern rail franchise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 05:50:33 PM
....“Passengers on a new Southeastern franchise from 2018 will enjoy modern trains with more space and a more punctual and reliable service. “This consultation sets out what we expect the next operator to deliver for passengers, including working more closely with Network Rail to ensure a focus on performance, and innovative use of technology to improve both ticket-buying and compensation if things do go wrong. ...
UK inflation basket: gin and cycling helmets dropped in image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 11:31:07 AM
....”. Basic mobile handsets were ejected from the 2017 basket, pushed out by more popular smartphones and a reflection of changing technology and fewer models being available in the shops. ...
Ebook sales continue to fall as younger generations drive appetite for print image
.... The average ebook price increased to £7. Bohme said ebooks sales would continue to decline in 2017, barring a new development in e-reader technology. ...
Children's scooters added to inflation basket image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 10:38:14 AM
....Disappearing from the basket are alcopops, old mobile phone handsets, menthol cigarettes, and the fee for stopping cheques. The basket of goods reflects contemporary habits and technology to calculate the changing cost of living, as measured by the inflation rate. ...
'Spinning sail' rebooted to cut fuel and make ocean tankers greener image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 06:07:14 AM
....” The company has already deployed its rotor sails on a roll-on/roll-off ferry and saw a saving of 6%. Riski said technology improvements and the rise of environmental regulations mean the rotor sail could take off now, having failed to compete with diesel power in the 1920s. ...
Toshiba looking to sell Westinghouse nuclear business image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 03:21:39 AM
....The situation has led some analysts to warn that the company's future may be at risk. While often still associated with its technology products, Toshiba has become a diverse conglomerate. ...
Hands-on with the jacket with Google woven in image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 01:00:07 AM
. A partnership between Levi’s and Google has yielded the Jacquard, a denim jacket with technology woven into the fabric. ...
Intel buys driverless car technology firm Mobileye image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:09:06 PM
....Mobileye was founded in 1999 to develop "vision-based systems to improve on-road safety and reduce collisions". The company, along with Intel's automated driving group, will be based in Israel and led by Amnon Shashua, Mobileye's co-founder, chairman and chief technology officer. ...
Wood Group agrees takeover of rival Amec Foster Wheeler image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 08:32:01 AM
....The management of Wood Group - chief executive Robin Watson, finance chief David Kemp and chairman Ian Marchant - will continue in their roles following completion of the deal. Wood Group chairman Ian Marchant said: "The combination extends the scale and scope of our services, deepens our existing customer relationships, facilitates further development of our technology-enabled solutions and broadens our end market, geographic and customer exposure. ...
UK households spent £180m on 'unnecessary' power capacity – report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 06:01:24 AM
....1bn. The ECIU said that reserves could be more affordably secured through energy storage, greater interconnectivity with Europe and smart technology to help reduce demand from big energy users at crunch times. ...
'LED street lights are disturbing my sleep' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:41:48 AM
.... "Am I going to be subjected to a kind of torture forever? It doesn't make sense to me. Just because we have a new technology and you can save money. ...
Robots delivering pizza and house viewing by VR: is 5G really the future? image
. Philip Hammond says he wants the UK to become a “world leader” in 5G, the next-generation mobile technology that proponents say is the key to an internet-connected world of driverless cars, smart home appliances, delivery drones and lightning-fast video on the go. ...
Unlimited fines for bulk buying ticket touts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 07:54:06 AM
....You Me At Six singer Josh Francheschi gave evidence to the committee last year calling for bots to be made illegal saying the fans were the "main losers". Last year, the use of this technology was made a criminal offence in New York after a report found one bot had bought 1,000 tickets in one minute for a U2 concert at Madison Square Garden. ...
‘Think of it as an utterly invaluable learning experience’ – our work expert responds image
....With savings almost exhausted I am in a make-or-break situation of whether to struggle on or fold the business and look for permanent paid employment. I have a wealth of experience in retail, information technology, finance and marketing, as well as all the knowledge I have gained from setting up and running a business (even if not a particularly successful one) – but how do I account for the past four years on a CV or job application?. ...
The Guardian view on the Ofcom deal: too little, too slowly | Editorial image
.... Fairness, as well as economic efficiency, demands that the government sees this as a genuine priority. Access to broadband is only the most salient part of a much wider story, which is the way in which digital technology has almost vanished as a distinct subject because it is now so ubiquitous. ...
VW and Tata agree partnership to boost sales in India image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:27:03 PM
....". VW is investing in self-drive vehicles and greener technology such as electric cars and would like greater familiarity with the Indian market. ...
Machines v hackers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:33:10 AM
....That is a problem when the analysts expected to defend companies are "drowning" in data generated by firewalls, PCs, intrusion detection systems and all the other appliances they have bought and installed, he says. Automation is nothing new, says Oliver Tavakoli, chief technology officer at security firm Vectra Networks - early uses helped antivirus software spot novel malicious programmes. ...
The shameless Tories have betrayed the self-employed – and themselves | John Harris image
.... There again, there are plenty of people who work in this part of the economy and see it as a byword for autonomy. Whatever, as automation eats away at conventional employment and technology allows companies to base their hiring decisions on hour-by-hour calculations, this model will only gain ground. ...
What are the UK's highest paid apprenticeships of 2017? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:42:43 AM
.... Here are five of the highest paid apprenticeship options:. There are a variety of apprenticeships available in financial services, which span a range of specialisms, including: investment, operations, technology and finance. ...
John Lewis slashes staff bonus to 6% – the lowest in 63 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:28:42 AM
....4m. Paula Nickolds, the new managing director of the John Lewis department stores, said home electrical goods had been the best performing product group, driven by new technology including the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer. ...
Uber stops using Greyball 'secret program' to dodge regulators image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 05:21:32 AM
...."We are expressly prohibiting its use to target action by local regulators going forward," said Uber's chief security officer Joe Sullivan. He said the same technology had also been used for many other purposes, including for marketing promotions and deterring Uber riders using the app in violation of the company's term of service. ...
Budget: Money for robots, cars and 5G image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:04:53 PM
....But we can have as much investment in research as we like - it's only when the mobile operators commit to rolling out new networks that the 5G age will dawn in the UK. And right now they seem sceptical that there is a sound business case for spending billions on technology for which the demand is still not clear. ...
Key points of the budget 2017 – at a glance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:41:30 PM
....RM: This is as expected, with few details in the speech, with the government once again channelling Ed Miliband, who hit out at ‘rip-off Britain’ in the previous parliament. RM: A big theme of the Treasury under Hammond has been improving training opportunities in science and technology. ...
ARM chip designer stake 'to be sold by Softbank' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 11:25:24 AM
. The Japanese firm that bought ARM Holdings less than a year ago is reported to be selling off a large stake in the UK technology firm to a Saudi-backed investment group. ...

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