09Oct/17

‘Nudge’ theorist Richard Thaler wins Nobel economics prize

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (OCTOBER 9, 2017) (REUTERS) – U.S. academic Richard Thaler, who helped popularise the idea of “nudging” people towards doing what was best for them, won the 2017 Nobel Economics Prize on Monday (October 9) for his work on how human nature affects supposedly rational markets. Continue reading

09Oct/17

How coffee could power your car

A new one-step process that turns spent coffee grounds into biofuel could help in the fight to reduce our reliance on diesel made from fossil fuels, say researchers at Lancaster University. Jim Drury reports. Continue reading

09Oct/17

Weinstein Co board ousts Harvey Weinstein after harassment allegations

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (UNRESTRICTED POOL) – The Weinstein Co has fired co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein, effective immediately, following reports of sexual harassment allegations against the executive, who was one of Hollywood’s biggest power brokers, the film production company said on Sunday (October 8). Continue reading

09Oct/17

Apple gave Uber ‘unprecedented’ access to secret backdoor

Apple gave Uber’s iPhone app access to a secret backdoor that potentially allows the company to record a user’s screen and access other personal information without his or her knowledge. Continue reading

08Oct/17

Google relaxes its ad rules

Google said news websites no longer have to provide users with three free articles per day or face less prominence in search results. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading

08Oct/17

Kenyan debtors struggle to hold on to assets as repossessions rise

Kenyan borrowers struggle to hang onto their assets as auctions heat up. A severe drought earlier this year, a slowdown in bank lending, and a prolonged period of political uncertainty are creating a growing pool of distressed borrowers whose assets are being seized by newly aggressive lenders in the east African powerhouse.
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08Oct/17

Google launches new phones, speakers in hardware push

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 04, 2017) (GOOGLE) – Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday (October 04) unveiled the second generation of its Pixel smartphone along with new voice-enabled home speakers, redoubling its commitment to the hardware business as it competes with a surge in devices from Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc . Continue reading