Artificial Intelligence Smart Assistants: The Next Big Thing in Computing? Forbes - 2 hours ago One of the big themes emerging now is the rise of the AI-powered digital assistants. Rapid improvements in key underlying technologies - voice recognition and natural language processing - are making these “smart” assistants more capable of letting us use our various devices just by talking to them
Wholesale price rise boosts Chinese power shares South China Morning Post - an hour ago Shares of Chinese coal-fired power generators surged as much as 6 to 8 per cent on expectations of a wholesale power price increase next month, which is likely to bolster profits that have been dented by surging coal costs in the past two years....
Foxconn founder: US investment agreement expected by August Washington Post The chairman of Taiwan’s Foxconn, which assembles Apple’s iPhones and other consumer electronics, said Thursday it expects to release investment plans by early August for at least three U.S. states following its announcement it would spend up to $7 billion to build a factory in the United States.
Credit tightening in China to continue, BAML says South China Morning Post - 5 hours ago Bank of America Merrill Lynch says Beijing is likely to continue with its campaign to rein in the shadow banking sector and tamp down credit growth in the second half
Forbes Insights-Alfresco Study Reveals 3 Levers For Digital Transformation Forbes - an hour ago Efficient flow of information key to digital success SAN MATEO, Calif., and NEW YORK (June 22, 2017)— A new study by Forbes Insights and Alfresco explores what separates the winners from the losers in the digital economy. “The Great Rethink: How Digital Leaders Are Building Tomorrow’s Organizations,” is based on a [...]
IS blows up Mosul mosque, latest heritage site destroyed Washington Post The Islamic State group’s destruction of a 12th century mosque and its iconic leaning minaret in the Iraqi city of Mosul is only the latest in a long list of priceless archaeological and other cultural sites that the militants have ravaged.
JD.com buys US$397m stake in fashion e-commerce firm Farfetch South China Morning Post - an hour ago JD.com has bought an undisclosed stake in Farfetch, the London-based luxury fashion e-commerce service provider, in a US$397 million deal that marks the Chinese online retail giant’s biggest international acquisition to date....
The Best Accounting Firms In America In 2017 www.forbes.com - 7 hours ago The Best Accounting Firms In America In 2017 This is the fifth year in a row that PwC has topped the list. (source: Vault.com,) The New York-based firm operates in 157 countries, employing more than 223,000 people worldwide.(source: Vault.com,)
War-torn Yemen to get cholera vaccines as death toll mounts Washington Post The U.N. health agency and some major partners have agreed to send 1 million doses of cholera vaccine to Yemen to help stanch a spiraling and increasingly deadly outbreak in the impoverished country, which is already facing war and the risk of famine.
5 percent of world population recently abused drugs: UN Washington Post About 5 percent of the world’s population abused drugs at least once in recent years and nearly 30 million people could be dependent on narcotics to the point of needing treatment, according to a U.N. report released Thursday.
UN says IS targets children to hold Mosul civilians hostage Washington Post Fighters for the Islamic State group are targeting children in Mosul to prevent civilians from fleeing the city as Iraqi forces push into the last stronghold held in Iraq by the militants there, the United Nations said Thursday.
The GOP's Problem is Human Forbes - 17 hours ago Earlier this week it was disclosed that a data analytics firm contracted by the Republican National Committee had exposed 198 million voter records. The root cause here is not technology—it’s humans.
Management And The Singularity Forbes - 56 minutes ago The gap between strategy activation and implementation reflects a dearth of management innovation over the last fifty years. What if, rather than layering technology on top of outdated management theories, technology enabled a new paradigm of management?
BlackBerry Sets Its Sights On EoT With New UEM Features Forbes - 16 hours ago BlackBerry improves its unified endpoint management offering with Microsoft app support, analytics, and Docusign. It added enhanced support for enterprise connected devices to compete in a growing Enterprise of Things (EoT) market .