Tag Archives: Business/Finance

08Nov/17

Former Yahoo CEO apologizes for data breach

At a hearing in Washington, D.C.on Wednesday, former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer apologized for a pair of massive data breaches at the internet company, blaming Russian agents. Continue reading

08Nov/17

Snapchat owner’s shares plunge

Snap’s shares tumbled after it disappointed with revenue and user growth. But the stock recovered slightly after Snap said China’s Tencent holds 12 pct stake. Roselle Chen reports. Continue reading

08Nov/17

NASA contracts Uber to build flying taxi air control software

(UBER) – Uber has struck a deal with NASA to develop software for managing “flying taxi” routes in the air along the lines of ride-hailing services it has pioneered on the ground, the company said on Wednesday (November 8). Continue reading

06Nov/17

Speech analyser could tell if you’re too tired to drive

Speech scientists are developing a system that can monitor fatigue levels by looking for signs of tiredness in the voice, with plans for its initial use by heavy construction vehicle drivers. Matthew Stock reports. Continue reading

05Nov/17

Sprint and T-Mobile call off merger after months of talks

Sprint and T-Mobile said on Saturday they have called off merger talks to create a stronger U.S. wireless to rival to market leaders, leaving No. 4 provider Sprint to engineer a turnaround on its own. Jonah Green reports. Continue reading

30Oct/17

Puerto Rico moves to cancel Whitefish power contract after uproar

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO (OCTOBER 29, 2017) (NBC) – Puerto Rico’s government power company said on Sunday (October 29) it would move to cancel a $300 million repair contract with a tiny Montana company to restore power to the storm-hit U.S. territory after an uproar over the deal. Continue reading

23Oct/17

Big money stays away from booming bitcoin

Bitcoin is booming, digital currency hedge funds are sprouting at the rate of two a week and the value of all cryptocurrencies has surged tenfold this year to more than $170 billion. But as Kate King reports, mainstream institutional investors are steering clear, taking the view that it is too lightly regulated, too volatile and too illiquid to risk investing other people’s money in. Continue reading

20Oct/17

Can AI use Japan bank chief’s face to predict the future?

Artificial intelligence researchers in Japan say they’ve found a way to predict major policy shifts from the country’s central bank by analyzing split-second changes in the facial expression of its governor, Haruhiko Kuroda. Julian Satterthwaite reports. Continue reading