Seventeen people were killed after two dragon boats capsized in southern China, authorities said Sunday. ​The boats were practicing Saturday for a race in the Taohua River in the city of Guilin when the accident happened, said the fire department of the city of Guilin, capital of Guangxi region.

Heavy regime bombardment pounded a southern district of Syria's capital Saturday, state media and a monitor said, as government forces pressed their campaign against Islamic State jihadists entrenched in the area.

Pakistani traders have demanded the reopening of an Afghan border point closed last week after a deadly clash between the two sides. Nazir Ahmed, a representative of traders in Parachinar, said Saturday that the closure has badly affected their businesses.

German foreign minister Heiko Maas said North Korea's announcement that it would immediately suspend nuclear and missile tests was a step in the right direction but added that Pyongyang must reveal its nuclear and missile programme.

China must strengthen its grip on the internet to ensure broader social and economic goals are met, state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday citing comments from President Xi Jinping, underlining a hardening attitude towards online content.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday Iran's atomic agency was ready with "expected and unexpected" reactions if the United States pulls out of a multinational nuclear deal, as U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to do.

A string of mourners, adults and children, were surprisingly greeted by former US President George H W Bush, at the public viewing of his wife of 73 years.

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- Brian Switek

This Cretaceous chelonian is close to the origin of the hard-shelled sea turtles that still swim the oceans -- Read more on

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Tiny Shoulders tackles a culture war going back decades.

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Americans waste a lot of their lives in traffic, with the average urban auto commuter spending 35 hours a year idling on highways during rush hour. The problem is getting so bad that some cities are beginning to consider a radical market-based solution.

Congestion pricing is a variable toll on drivers that rises or falls based on how many cars are on a stretch of road at a given time. The idea is to harness the power of the price mechanism to ration when and where people drive.

Higher tolls during peak hours push motorists to travel at different times, use alternative routes, or collapse multiple trips into just one—all of which cuts down on the time people spend driving. The revenue generated meanwhile can be spent on additional congestion-reducing projects, such as widening lanes or expanding bus service, writes Christian Britschgi in the latest print edition of Reason.

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Reason Foundation partners with Cato Institute to fight Golden State's regulatory overreach.

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Tesla is beset by production problems, it is swimming in debt, its bonds are near junk status, its stock has more people betting against it than any other major company. But there are still good reasons to believe in the world's best known electric car maker.


On Saturday, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) gave the green light to the company to begin drilling one deepwater exploration well about 300 kilometres off the coast.

Oil pumpjack near Acme, Alta

Three years after the devastating oil price crash, optimism is back in the industry as prices are surging toward $70 US per barrel, and thoughts of $100 return. The enthusiasm has even spread to Alberta, although it's tempered.


So, you read all the headlines in 2017 about the millions of dollars to be made in cryptocurrencies, and you took the investment plunge. Don't even think about hiding that digital stash from the Canada Revenue Agency, experts warn.


A rail strike has been temporarily averted after the federal labour minister ordered employees of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. to vote on the company's final offers, just hours before they were set to walk off the job.

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Ahead of an auction scheduled next week for the Canadian assets of Toys "R" Us, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. has put in a $300-million offer meant to serve a floor for the bidding.

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Ottawa believes another proponent could step forward if Kinder Morgan bails on Trans Mountain. The energy sector is less sure.

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Canada's inflation rate rose to 2.3 per cent in the year ending in March, the highest level since October 2014, as gas prices and just about everything else got more expensive.

Some Canadian marijuana sector companies are getting pushback against their marketing efforts from social media platforms and government officials as legalization of recreational pot looms and regulations are not yet final.

Nova Scotia's offshore petroleum regulator has granted BP Canada Energy Group approval to begin drilling a well off the province's coast.

Canada's Fairfax Financial Holding has placed a bid of US$300 million to buy Toys R Us' Canadian operations in bankruptcy.

Tim Hortons says the sale of a doughnut bearing the colours of the Humboldt Broncos has helped raise more than $800,000 for the junior hockey team that was involved in a horrific collision earlier this month.

Canada's main stock index closed with a slight gain Friday while U.S. markets slumped on negative expectations in the consumer goods and technology sectors.

The country's annual inflation rate continued creeping upwards last month to reach 2.3 per cent, thanks to a boost from higher prices for gasoline and airline tickets, Statistics Canada said Friday.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered ultrasound inspections of hundreds of jet engines like the one that blew apart at 32,000 feet in a deadly accident aboard a Southwest Airlines plane.

The Manitoba Metis Federation and the province have agreed to a two-week "reset" to avoid meeting in court over planned hydro projects.

- Jessica Tan

500 Startups is excited to announce our latest batch from our flagship Seed Accelerator, this time welcoming not only a new cohort of 18 companies, but also a Blockchain track! Based out of our San Francisco HQ, Batch 23 will feature three tracks: Digital Health (22%), Blockchain (17%) and FinTech (17%). Accompanying these tracks are B2B, B2C, SaaS, and e-commerce companies, ranging from AI-driven legal services to biodegradable pour-over coffee technology. Our global outlook when discovering and backing talented entrepreneurs has again, helped form a diverse cohort. 50% of the companies are based outside of the United States include founders from countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, China, Canada, Egypt, South Korea, and Lebanon. 33% are of Asian ...

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- Christine Tsai

500’s mission is an ambitious one. To discover and back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, create successful companies at scale, and build thriving global ecosystems. Over the past eight years, 500 has accomplished a great deal. Today we manage over $400 million in committed capital and have invested in over 2,000 companies across more than 60 countries around the world, as well as mentored and coached thousands of founders through our Seed and Series A Programs. Notable 500 family include Twilio (NYSE: TWLO), SendGrid (NASDAQ: SEND), Credit Karma, Canva, Grab, Carousell, Udemy, and Talkdesk. In the early days, many wondered why we were so bullish on going global and investing outside of Silicon Valley. As the world gets smaller, and ...

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- Edith Yeung

The 500 Blockchain team and Huobi Labs have selected three blockchain companies to join our blockchain track program. “We have received hundreds of super qualified applications since announcing the 500 Blockchain Track program last month. It’s amazing to see so many talented entrepreneurs out there building blockchain related companies and I’m really excited about the future of the blockchain ecosystem,” said Edith Yeung, partner at 500 Startups. Since this is our first pilot of a blockchain track program, we only had the opportunity to work with a small number of companies. Our goal is to collaborate closely with each startup,  focusing on key areas including: community building, go-to-market strategies, corporate partnerships, and connections with all our mentors from the blockchain ...

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- Ana Paula González

500 has been investing in the rapidly evolving Miami tech entrepreneurial ecosystem for over 5 years now.  From our successful Geeks On A Plane (GOAP) stop in 2012, to the PreMoney Investor Conference and our Series A Program in 2015: we have witnessed the amazing energy of Miami. Today, we believe the Miami entrepreneurial ecosystem is at an inflection point, with more high-potential founders launching locally than ever before. Further, we believe the city is uniquely poised to become a global hub for entrepreneurship and innovation that will hopefully connect South Florida with Silicon Valley, the East Coast, Latin America, Europe, Africa and beyond! In the words of our CEO, Christine Tsai, “We believe that today more than ever it ...

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- Trafton Kenney

Last week, more than 25 corporate VCs, angels, fund managers, and attorneys joined us for our fourth Deal Camp investor training program with UC Berkeley. Less than two years in, more than 100 corporate investors have now attended the program and joined our #500Strong network, a milestone that we’re proud of. “We’re thrilled to see our group of alumni continue to grow around the world,” said Bedy Yang, managing partner at 500 Startups and a lecturer at Deal Camp. “The goal of our VC Unlocked programs is to empower investors with the toolkit they need to structure, negotiate, and execute early stage investments.” Meet the Class Here’s a quick introduction to the latest group of participants: 50% based internationally, representing ...

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- Christine Tsai

Today, we have committed to join Cheryl Yeoh Sew Hoy and Andy Coravos in their mission to launch a collective step forward for the VC industry. #MovingForward, which was birthed at a dinner for founders, is an open source directory that pools diversity, inclusion and anti-harassment commitments from VCs. It is especially meaningful that this initiative launches on International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. A recent report by the World Economic Forum found gender parity is over 200 years away. While these findings seem overwhelming, we believe that as more people commit to change now, we will move the needle together. We are honored to pledge our commitment to ...

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- Edith Yeung

Meet Huobi Labs – our new friend for 500 Startups’ Blockchain track. At close to $1 Billion in trading volume per day, Huobi is one of the largest global digital asset exchanges for cryptocurrencies. Founded in 2013, Huobi serves millions of customers from over 130 countries and now has business and operational centers across Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, etc. Huobi Lab is a blockchain incubator under Huobi started in 2017. 500 Startups will be teaming up with Huobi Lab to support our blockchain track and we will leverage Huobi Lab’s extensive global blockchain network. Together, we will provide practical guidance to companies on topics ranging from fundraising strategy, white paper development, go-to-market strategy, community engagement and marketing. “I ...

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- Bedy Yang

Most VCs think they can predict the future when it comes to early stage deals. At 500, we’re more realistic about our strengths and weaknesses as seed stage investors. We realized early on that building high-velocity deal flow – more than the art of predicting winners – was our super power and we’ve built on that strategy ever since. (We’ve been shouting our investment strategy and portfolio approach from the rooftops since 2010. Read more about how we pick investments) We’re sharing that approach, as well as some tips on how to build a pipeline of high-quality deals that can scale in the future, in today’s blog post. From hundreds to thousands When you’re just getting started as a VC, ...

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Hungarians protested against government control over the media, which they say helped PM Orban win the election.

The United States has threatened to impose tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports in a bid to try and force Beijing to stop its companies from stealing American companies' intellectual property.

OPCW inspectors arrived in Damascus just hours before the April 15 strikes but were delayed from visiting the site until Saturday, leading Western officials and Syrian activists to accuse Russia and the Syrian government of staging a cover-up.

The British are moving quickly to attract the business of rocket launchers.

Alibaba is the latest company to articulate a plan to build a chip suited just for artificial intelligence computing work.

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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth attended a star-studded special concert on Saturday as the world's oldest and longest-reigning living monarch celebrated her 92nd birthday. ... Read More

LONDON (Reuters) - The head of the devolved government in Wales, Carwyn Jones, said on Saturday he intends to stand down in the second half of this year, BBC news reported on Saturday. ... Read More

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May is confident Britain and the EU can find a solution to avoid any return to a hard border with Ireland after Brexit, her spokesman said on Friday, saying he did not recognise reports that the bloc had rejected her plans. ... Read More

LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Charles was approved as the successor to Queen Elizabeth as head of the Commonwealth at a meeting of the group's heads of government on Friday. ... Read More

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will consider compensating members of the "Windrush generation" of post-War Caribbean immigrants who may have suffered after being wrongly labelled as illegal entrants, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday. ... Read More

PARIS (Reuters) - The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday some 25 percent of work remained to be done on a pact covering UK withdrawal from the EU, including crucial issues such as management of the Ireland/Northern Ireland border. ... Read More

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain expressed confidence on Friday that no hard border with Ireland would return following Brexit, but European Union negotiators have dismissed a proposal by Britain on how to ensure goods would flow freely after it quits the EU. ... Read More

LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth will attend a special concert on Saturday as the world's oldest and longest-reigning living monarch celebrates her 92nd birthday. ... Read More

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Britain is increasing by nearly 20 percent the number of staff within its finance ministry who are focused on detecting and investigating breaches of international economic sanctions, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Friday. ... Read More

LONDON (Reuters) - The House of Commons will debate staying in a customs union with the European Union next week, stepping up pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May to change her Brexit blueprint. ... Read More

- Andrew

When you come across a new terminology, some new jargon or acronyms, do you seek to understand what they mean or let them wash over you? I encourage all of my audiences to be curious and embrace digital. I implore them that "to get digital you need to be digital”, and lean forward when these ne ... Read More

- Andrew

A new study by DDI, EY and CNBC puts the spotlight on the often neglected “Gen X" segment (of which I am one), born generally between 1965 and 1981. The report suggests that Gen X is quickly occupying the majority of business leadership roles, having grown up playing video games, spends the mos ... Read More

- Andrew

I enjoy working with clients from all industries and all sizes from around the world as the Practical Futurist but I now have a favourite. ... Read More

- Andrew

For some time now I've been saying to corporate audiences in my keynotes that in under 5 years we will not be reading ads - robots will. As promised, in one 8-minute take I put forward my proposition about how we will take back control of our data in a meaningful way. ... Read More

- Andrew

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Gregg Stebbben and Harper Tucker from Forbes Books Radio. In this wide-ranging interview, we spoke about why you need to you need to disrupt or be disrupted and why every company needs digital diversity at the top table. Worth a listen no matter what size c ... Read More

- Andrew

Last night I watched the Mark Zuckerberg testimony - it was a long 5 hours and ended sometime after midnight here in London Zuckerberg was asked by one Senator if he would be happy to provide the name of the hotel he stayed in last night in Washington. After a notable pause, Zuckerberg said no. ... Read More

- Andrew

From my own research, few firms are ready for the launch of GDPR on May 25. You can't wait until the date, as the legislation has been in effect for 2 years so there is no grace period. ... Read More

- Andrew

A report in the WSJ that says the "Big 4" audit firms (Deloitte, PWC, EY and KPMG) now generate more revenue from consulting than from their traditional audit services. What does this mean for the consulting and digital agency space? ... Read More

- Andrew

Many in the EU (and globally) are grappling with what do to about the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on May 25th. At conferences, and on this blog, I speak regularly about the opportunity that GDPR presents, instead of the fearmongering that is going around abou ... Read More

- Andrew

Facebook continues their PR blitz to recover from the dramatic fallout from the Cambridge Analytics revelations from a few weeks ago. Facebook COO Cheryl Sandberg hinted that Facebook may have a product option that people would pay for. ... Read More

- Andrew

Kevin Plank, the CEO of Under Armour famously has a whiteboard in his office that reminds everyone to "sell more shirts and shoes". Practical Futurist Andrew Grill uses this story to remind marketers that no matter how many likes, or fans or followers they have - their objective should alw ... Read More

- Andrew

With the news that Facebook plans to offer GDPR compliant privacy tools for all users, regardless of their location, this puts on notice all organisations to rethink their GDPR plans to offer the first-class service not just economy privacy tools. ... Read More

“It’s about time.” 👏👏👏 The first sitting U.S. senator to give birth in office, Tammy Duckworth is pushing Congress one step closer towards the 21st Century. After spearheading a rule change within Congress, she brought her newborn daughter Maelie on to the floor of the Senate for a vote on Thursday. “She’s pretty young to be making history.” 🙌

Sports teams and stadiums are turning to high-tech start-ups to learn more about their fans, with privacy implications.

Oppenheimer’s top strategist John Stoltzfus urges investors to concentrate on fundamentals instead of the noise.

The United States has threatened to impose tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports in a bid to try and force Beijing to stop its companies from stealing American companies' intellectual property.

OPCW inspectors arrived in Damascus just hours before the April 15 strikes but were delayed from visiting the site until Saturday, leading Western officials and Syrian activists to accuse Russia and the Syrian government of staging a cover-up.

If you plan on using social media but are concerned about hacks, CNET gives CNBC tips on how users can stay plugged in.

- Victoria Flexner

Trish Jones mastered MINDBODY software and now she's helping health and wellness businesses across the country The post She Realized She Had a Unique Skill and Now She’s Making Money Off It appeared first on The Story Exchange. ... Read More

- Bernadette Berdychowski

After struggling to win establishment support, insurgent Democratic congressional candidate Leah Phifer has dropped out of her Minnesota race. The post A Woman’s Campaign for Congress Comes to an End, Despite Frontrunner Status appeared first on The Story Exchange. ... Read More

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The Story Exchange will shine a spotlight on female founders taking #MeToo and #TimesUp to the next level. Don’t miss the April 25 deadline. The post Calling Women Entrepreneurs! Applications Are Now Open for the 2018 Resist List appeared first on The Story Exchange. ... Read More

- Candice Helfand-Rogers

Jen Loong is connecting photographers throughout Asia to local clients through her online platform, WanderSnap. But as smartphone cameras become even more advanced, can her business compete? The post Meet the Startup That’s Satisfying Social Media’s Thirst for Beautiful Photos appeared first on The ... Read More

- Victoria Flexner

Sania Birla is growing her business Saba Decor Rentals, a One-Stop Shop for Wedding Design The post She’s Making Wedding Planning Easy – And Affordable appeared first on The Story Exchange. ... Read More

- Candice Helfand-Rogers

Laura Genova is designing and manufacturing footie pajamas in eye-grabbing patterns for modern kids and their eco-conscious parents. She’s crowdfunding to bring her no-fuss babywear to the masses. The post This Brooklyn Business Owner is Crowdfunding to Answer Moms’ Prayers for Simple, Sustainable B ... Read More

- Victoria Flexner

Erin Sheen started Lice Nannies on a whim - now she determines her own schedule and makes her own income. The post Meet the Single Mom Who Turned Lice Into Financial Freedom appeared first on The Story Exchange. ... Read More

- Candice Helfand-Rogers

The Boulder, Colo.-based tech accelerator looks for all-star teams when deciding who to accept into its 40 international business programs. The post Techstars Is On the Hunt for Brilliant Startups With 1 Key Trait. Do You Have It? appeared first on The Story Exchange. ... Read More

- Victoria Flexner

Australian Lauren Bonnet of From Found raised $42,000 through crowdfunding to kickstart her idea. The post She’s Taking on Fast Fashion – And Giving Refugees a Second Chance appeared first on The Story Exchange. ... Read More

- Zoe Searles

Laura Lacy, owner of craft beer maker Attic Brewing Company, is crowdfunding for the money she needs to buy brewing equipment, so she can open up in a newly hot Philadelphia neighborhood. The post Thirsty for a Bloodhound Brown Ale? This Philly Brewer Guarantees No Mediocre Beers appeared first on T ... Read More

Banks' AI programmes are only as good as the data underlying them and the intelligence of the human beings doing the interpretation, writes Brian Caplen.

Behind the verbal spats between Donald Trump and China there are signs that China is opening its markets and a trade war can be avoided, writes Brian Caplen.

The Facebook data crisis needs a measured response. With banks trying to turn themselves into tech platforms, any new rules imposed on the tech firms will apply to them too, writes Brian Caplen.

When Russia and China lend to emerging markets it is as much about politics and soft power as it is about economics. This makes any restructuring process unpredictable, writes Brian Caplen.

Latin America has come through the recent global recession in better shape than many expected. But that is no reason to hold back on important reforms, writes Brian Caplen.

- Ron Miller

Pivotal has kind of a strange role for a company. On one hand its part of the EMC federation companies that Dell acquired in 2016 for a cool $67 billion, but it’s also an independently operated entity within that broader Dell family of companies — and that has to be a fine line to walk. […] ... Read More

- Ron Miller

While most people probably would not think of New York as a hotbed for enterprise startups of any kind, it is actually quite active. When you stop to consider that the world’s biggest banks and financial services companies are located there, it would certainly make sense for security startups to con ... Read More

- Danny Crichton

There used to be two cultures in the enterprise around technology. On one side were software engineers, who built out the applications needed by employees to conduct the business of their companies. On the other side were sysadmins, who were territorially protective of their hardware domain — the se ... Read More

- Danny Crichton

New York City has an incredible density of up-and-coming enterprise-focused startups. While the winners are publicized and well-known, we felt it was time to put a bit of a spotlight on younger companies, ones you may not have heard about yet, but are likely to in the coming years. TechCrunch asked ... Read More

- Danny Crichton

Cloud computing has been a revolution for the data center. Rather than investing in expensive hardware and managing a data center directly, companies are relying on public cloud providers like AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure to provide general-purpose and high-availability compute, storage, a ... Read More

- Ron Miller

Every startup needs a little skill and a little luck. BigID, a NYC-based data governance solution has been blessed with both. The company, which helps customers identify sensitive data in big data stores, launched at just about the same time that the EU announced the GDPR data privacy regulations. T ... Read More

- Danny Crichton

Data is the lifeblood of the modern corporation, yet acquiring, storing, processing, and analyzing it remains a remarkably challenging and expensive project. Every time data infrastructure finally catches up with the streams of information pouring in, another source and more demanding decision-makin ... Read More

- Danny Crichton

New York City is a marvel of infrastructure planning and engineering. There are the visible landmarks — the Brooklyn Bridge, the Lincoln Tunnel, the Empire State Building — and also the invisible ones that run the city beneath its crowded streets, such as one of the world’s most complex water tunnel ... Read More

- Connie Loizos

Startups are a gamble, but it’s possible to better understand why some thrive and many more die by looking at the ecosystems in which they operate. Such is the mission of eight-year-old Startup Genome, composed of a group of researchers and entrepreneurs who, every year, interview thousands of found ... Read More

- John Biggs

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who hate building IKEA furniture and madmen. Now, thanks to IkeaBot, the madmen can be replaced. IkeaBot is a project built at Control Robotics Intelligence (CRI) group at NTU in Singapore. The team began by teaching robots to insert pins and manipul ... Read More

- Megan Rose Dickey

Square has acquired elements of corporate catering startup Zesty . Square, which already owns on-demand food delivery service Caviar, plans to use Zesty’s assets to strengthen Caviar’s corporate ordering business, Caviar for Teams. Neither company disclosed financial terms of the deal, but the plan ... Read More

- Josh Constine

Rare Bits wants to be eBay for the blockchain, where you buy, sell and trade non-fungible crypto-goods. After CryptoKitties raised $12 million from Andreessen Horowitz last month for its digital collectibles game, there’s been an explosion of interest in the space. But without a popular marketplace, ... Read More

BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week. ... Read More

Farmers are turning to robots to plant seedlings and pick produce because of human worker shortages. ... Read More

The messaging app is working around attempts to block it by authorities. ... Read More

The team behind God of War tell Newsbeat the gaming industry is maturing to tackle more complex emotions than ever before. ... Read More

The C-Thru lens uses augmented reality to improve firefighters’ sight in poor visibility. ... Read More

Nasa's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) searches for new planets. ... Read More

India's youngest billionaire, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, says Indian firms are ready to challenge the West. ... Read More

High resolution 3D scans of more than 25 historical sites from around the world are being released. ... Read More

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- Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office

MIT economist lauded for work on education, market-design mechanisms. ... Read More

- Isabel Stewart | Division of Student Life

Move is intended to make the café more accessible to community members who seek more dining options during the day and evening. ... Read More

- Amanda Tat | Center for Environmental Health Sciences

Annual poster session showcases recent work on biological effects of exposure to environmental agents. ... Read More

- Jay London | MIT Alumni Association

Playful Learning Lab, founded by AnnMarie Thomas ’01, is collaborating with rock band OK Go to create hands-on PK-12 engineering experiences. ... Read More

- Institute for Data, Systems, and Society | MIT Open Learning

Interdisciplinary doctoral program in statistics and online MicroMasters program in statistics and data science begin this fall. ... Read More

- Paul Hobcraft

Innovation capital is made up of many different assets that are often context specific and interconnected and this makes it hard to build without taking a broader, more holistic approach to developing your capabilities, capacities and competencies to innovate. You ‘map’ and align these to fit your s ... Read More

- Greg Satell

Chester Carlson worked on his idea for years. It was tough, messy work and when his wife tired of the putrid smells, sulfur fires and occasional explosions emanating from the kitchen, his experiments were exiled to a second floor apartment in a house his mother-in-law owned. It took years, but he ca ... Read More

- Arlen Meyers

Almost 20 years ago, a report from the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine described the results of a conference addressing and the barriers to academic-industry collaboration and solutions to overcome them. While there has been slow progress addressing these issues, for the m ... Read More

- Janet Sernack

This is the first of three articles on embracing digitization, transformation and innovation. It is becoming more and more apparent that we are living in a moment of profound possibility and enormous disruption. Where the old business paradigms are dying and innovative new ones are emerging, especia ... Read More

- Tom Koulopoulos

Distraction is always the enemy. Here’s one simple technique to maintain focus on what’s really important. Busy Work So, if we are going to talk about productivity we need to get one thing straight from the outset; busy does not equate to productive. Try this experiment; go around for a day and ask ... Read More

- Singularity Hub Staff

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Pedro Domingos on the Arms Race in Artificial Intelligence Christoph Scheuermann and Bernhard Zand | Spiegel Online “AI lowers the cost of knowledge by orders of magnitude. One good, effective machine learning system can do the work of a million people, whether it’s for comme ... Read More

- Jeremy Straub

Would you get on a plane that didn’t have a human pilot in the cockpit? Half of air travelers surveyed in 2017 said they would not, even if the ticket was cheaper. Modern pilots do such a good job that almost any air accident is big news, such as the Southwest engine disintegration on April […] ... Read More

- Lisa Kay Solomon

Denise Brosseau believes that leading in today’s complicated world requires clarity of intention, voice, and focus. In essence, it requires thought leadership. In Denise’s view, thought leadership isn’t just about being famous or being known, it’s about getting your ideas out to the world in a way t ... Read More

- Shelly Fan

If you ever put a brain through a Picasso filter, you’d probably get something close to a brain ball. When brain balls first hit the neuroscience scene in 2013, they were just a curious oddity. Each smaller than a grain of sand, brain balls are conglomerates of neurons seemingly haphazardly mushed i ... Read More

- Conrado Schlochauer

The tenth-largest city in the world and the largest in the Americas, São Paulo is a unique place. Its size, diversity, and energy outweigh its traffic and concrete jungle. Here you can spend months visiting museums, theaters, concerts, restaurants, and parks without running out of things to do. Go t ... Read More

- Greg Satell

You can’t expect the road to a cognitive enterprise to be a simple straight line. The important thing is to keep moving forward. Related posts: If Big Data Is To Live Up To Its Promise, We Need To... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] ... Read More

- Greg Satell

We need to build a new ecosystem for a new era of innovation Related posts: Could Ukraine Be The Next Silicon Valley? What Makes Silicon Valley Unique? The Very Strange Politics of Silicon Valley... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] ... Read More

- Greg Satell

Identifying meaningful problems and setting goals to solve them are the first steps in transforming ideas into reality Related posts: The Digital World in 2020 The Biggest Problems Facing The World... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] ... Read More

- Greg Satell

The next big thing always starts out looking like nothing at all Related posts: We Need To Stop Trying To Predict The Future And Start Exploring It To Prepare For The Future You Need To Shape It—Or... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] ... Read More

- Greg Satell

Those that win in this new age will not be the ones who can do old things faster, but those who can imagine new possibilities. Related posts: IBM Is Using The Crowd To Help Advance Its Quantum... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] ... Read More

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- Samuel Gibbs

Tech giant behind Android corrals phone operators around the world to launch a unified SMS replacementGoogle has unveiled a new messaging system, Chat, an attempt to replace SMS, unify Android’s various messaging services and beat Apple’s iMessage and Facebook’s WhatsApp with the help of mobile phon ... Read More

- Carole Cadwalladr

Carole Cadwalladr just wanted to insure her car. Six months later, she found a mass of personal details held by a firm she had never contacted that is run by Leave.EU’s biggest donor, Arron Banks. How did it get there?If a 29-year-old Peugeot 309 is the answer, it’s fair to wonder: what on earth is ... Read More

- Alex Hern

Advertisers are seemingly able to access accounts with no input from the userOn one of Facebook’s myriad setting screens, a place where few dare tread, is a list of places you’ve probably never heard of, all of whom insist that they know you. It’s emblematic of the data protection issues Facebook is ... Read More

- Press Association

Kane Gamble, 18, targeted CIA and FBI chiefs from Leicestershire housing estateA teenager who rocked the US intelligence community when he tricked his way into top officials’ accounts in a campaign of “cyberterrorism” has been locked up for two years.Kane Gamble, 18, founder of Crackas With Attitude ... Read More

- Presented by Jordan Erica Webber and produced by Danielle Stephens

In April 2018, Google lost a landmark case against a businessman who used his ‘right to be forgotten’ to have links to a previous conviction taken down from the search engine. Jordan Erica Webber discusses the importance of this case and looks ahead at the coming era of General Data Protection Regul ... Read More

- Olivia Solon in San Francisco

After Cambridge Analytica revelations, 83% of Americans call for companies like Facebook to face harsher penalties for breachesAmericans want major technology companies to be regulated, with legal responsibility for the content they carry on their platforms and harsher punishment for breaches of dat ... Read More

- Mark Sweney and Samuel Gibbs

Five-year deal, thought worth $40m, gives Prime subscribers in UK access to grand slam eventAmazon has struck a deal said to be worth $40m (£30m) for the exclusive UK TV rights to the US Open tennis tournament, as the US firm looks to add to its 100 million Prime subscribers.Amazon, which is in talk ... Read More

- Samuel Gibbs

California base faces claims of unreported injuries as it struggles to roll out Model 3Tesla is facing an investigation by Californian safety regulators into reports of serious injuries at its factory in Fremont, California, where it is struggling to scale up production of its Model 3 mass-market el ... Read More

The head office of Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp sits on a quiet, open campus in an outlying suburb of Shenzhen, surrounded by manicured gardens and man-made lakes.  Staff wearing lanyards with ZTE badges stream in and out of the main office tower, some going for a smoke, others for a st ... Read More

In today’s smartphone wars, the camera is the only battleground left. While phone geeks still mull over features like battery life, display panel quality, processor performance or artificial intelligence (AI), all the average consumer cares about is whether the handset takes good images and videos. ... Read More

As China establishes itself as a global leader in artificial intelligence, its innovations are being met with increasing demand from abroad.  There is a growing appetite in particular for its advanced surveillance systems, the latest example being a body-mounted camera being used by Malaysian police ... Read More

By Jonathan Loh Finally, the Google Home and Home Mini have officially landed in Singapore, priced at S$189 (US$144.38) and S$79 respectively on the Google Store. Singaporeans will be glad to know that Google Home and Home Mini devices sold here are fitted with the tech giant’s “Singaporean English” ... Read More

By Jordan Novet Intel confirmed it has chosen to close its New Devices Group, which has worked on augmented reality glasses and other consumer products. With the move to leave the wearables market, Intel will remain focused on delivering chips for PCs, servers and other hardware, while also looking ... Read More

Hong Kong’s taxi drivers have frequently faced criticism for their refusal to move with the times and fully embrace electronic payments as an alternative to cash. That has not stopped some of the biggest players in the mobile payments game trying to capture market share in the hope that one day more ... Read More

By Arjun Kharpal Facebook will begin asking users if their data can be used to power services like facial recognition in a move to help it comply with a massive new European data law coming into effect in just over a month. In a blog post late Tuesday, the social network said it will: •Ask users whe ... Read More

Lei Jun is a busy man. On a recent Saturday, his first full day in Xiaomi’s Beijing headquarters in three weeks, the founder of the world’s fourth-largest smartphone maker had scheduled 11 back-to-back meetings with board members, government officials, colleagues and customers.  Nursing a venti cup ... Read More

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- Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office

MIT economist lauded for work on education, market-design mechanisms. ... Read More

- Isabel Stewart | Division of Student Life

Move is intended to make the café more accessible to community members who seek more dining options during the day and evening. ... Read More

- Amanda Tat | Center for Environmental Health Sciences

Annual poster session showcases recent work on biological effects of exposure to environmental agents. ... Read More

- Jay London | MIT Alumni Association

Playful Learning Lab, founded by AnnMarie Thomas ’01, is collaborating with rock band OK Go to create hands-on PK-12 engineering experiences. ... Read More

- Institute for Data, Systems, and Society | MIT Open Learning

Interdisciplinary doctoral program in statistics and online MicroMasters program in statistics and data science begin this fall. ... Read More

- Nicole Davis | Whitehead Institute

Whitehead team analyzes transcriptomes for roughly 70,000 cells in planarians, creates publicly available database to drive further research. ... Read More

- Baiju NT

As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to steer operations in the 21st century, numerous challenges are coming... The post 5 challenges still facing the Internet of Things (IoT) appeared first on Big Data Made Simple - One source. Many perspectives.. ... Read More

- Baiju NT

While there remains no cure for Parkinson’s Disease as of yet, Big Data is making major strides in... The post Big data and Parkinson’s disease – Causes, symptoms and treatments [Infographic] appeared first on Big Data Made Simple - One source. Many perspectives.. ... Read More

- Baiju NT

For a very long time, women working in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math were unwelcome... The post 20 women working wonders in AI, Machine Learning, Data Science and Big Data appeared first on Big Data Made Simple - One source. Many perspectives.. ... Read More

- Baiju NT

Big data is a strong currency in today’s climate in Canada, with companies and brands desperate to utilize... The post Personalization in online casinos – Using the power of big data appeared first on Big Data Made Simple - One source. Many perspectives.. ... Read More

- Baiju NT

Passwords are not just random texts that you need to gain access to your online accounts. These can... The post 6 methods to create a secure password (you’ll actually remember) – Infographic appeared first on Big Data Made Simple - One source. Many perspectives.. ... Read More

- Baiju NT

It’s been a couple of years since the world was introduced to an exciting new career prospect. But... The post The challenges of being a data scientist in a corporate world appeared first on Big Data Made Simple - One source. Many perspectives.. ... Read More

- Mark Austin

Many Netflix films get little respect in Hollywood, because they don't screen in theaters. Now the streaming giant is considering purchasing a theater chain to showcase its films and generate some Oscar buzz. The post Netflix may buy movie theaters in hopes of scoring some Academy Awards appear ... Read More

- Caleb Denison

Integrating a subwoofer into your home theater or stereo drastically improves sound quality, but it can be a real pain. Check out our how-to guide for tips on getting the best possible bass response from your subwoofer. The post Subwoofer 101: How To Place and Set Up Your Subwoofer appeared first on ... Read More

- Phil Hornshaw

Battle Royale games like ‘PUBG’ and ‘Fortnite’ have become the biggest trend in video games. The genre is also pushing the envelope in streaming and eSports in a way that might reveal the future of the industry. The post The History of Battle Royale: From Mod to Worldwide Phenomenon appeared first o ... Read More

- Mark Austin

Despite the company's insistence that a game so shocking and violent would never appear on any Nintendo console, the 25th anniversary edition of Night Trap will be available for the Switch later this year. The post Cult classic ‘Night Trap’ is coming to Nintendo Switch this summer appeared firs ... Read More

- Bruce Brown

Recent food recalls involved romaine lettuce and eggs. The CDC advises discarding all romaine lettuce after earlier warning about chopped romaine only. More than 200 million eggs distributed from a North Carolina farm were also recalled. The post Ditch all romaine lettuce and check your eggs — a bad ... Read More

- Eric Brackett

If your MacBook Pro was one of the unlucky ones that has a battery swelling problem, then Apple has some good news. The company has promised to replace the defective components for free. The post Apple offers to replace swollen batteries in certain MacBook Pros appeared first on Digital Trends. ... Read More