Innovation and Intellectual Property

Stripe strikes global partnerships with China`s Alipay, WeChat Pay

Stripe strikes global partnerships with China`s Alipay, WeChat Pay

Published 09/07/2017

An Alipay logo is seen at a cashier in Shanghai January 12, 2017. REUTERS/Ali Song

Silicon Valley startup Stripe has partnered with digital payment providers Alipay and WeChat Pay to enable merchants using its platform globally to accept payments from hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers.

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Israel seeks managers for state-backed technology funds

Israel seeks managers for state-backed technology funds

Published 09/07/2017

Israel is looking for firms to manage four high-tech investment funds that will be traded on the stock exchange and given state protection for any losses, the government said on Sunday.

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Driving under the influence in car powered by whisky biofuel

Driving under the influence in car powered by whisky biofuel

Published 07/07/2017

Bourbon whiskey barrels in St. Philip, Barbados December 2, 2016. Picture taken December 2, 2016. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Alcohol and automobiles famously do not mix - but one Scottish scientist has disproved that maxim by driving a car powered by biofuel derived from making whisky.

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Nokia, China`s Xiaomi sign patent deal

Nokia, China`s Xiaomi sign patent deal

Published 05/07/2017

A Nokia logo is seen at the company's headquarters in Espoo, Finland, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Telecoms network equipment maker Nokia and Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Technology have signed a patent licensing agreement, the companies said on Wednesday.

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Indonesia sets tariff ranges for online car-hailing services

Indonesia sets tariff ranges for online car-hailing services

Published 02/07/2017

FILE PHOTO: Taxis are parked near the national monument as their drivers take part in a protest against what they say is unfair competition from ridesharing services in Jakarta, Indonesia March 14, 2016. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

Indonesia has set minimum and maximum tariffs for online car-hailing services, aiming to ensure comparable pricing with conventional transport providers whose drivers have complained about being undercut by their newer competitors.

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Short of IT workers at home, Israeli startups recruit elsewhere

Short of IT workers at home, Israeli startups recruit elsewhere

Published 26/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Employees work at website-designer firm Wix.com offices in Tel Aviv, Israel July 4, 2016. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo

When Alexey Chalimov founded software design firm Eastern Peak in Israel four years ago he knew he would not find the developers he needed at home.

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China, Canada vow not to conduct cyberattacks on private sector

China, Canada vow not to conduct cyberattacks on private sector

Published 26/06/2017

China and Canada have signed an agreement vowing not to conduct state-sponsored cyberattacks against each other aimed at stealing trade secrets or other confidential business information.

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Even with Whole Foods, Amazon would need many more warehouses to reshape grocery delivery

Even with Whole Foods, Amazon would need many more warehouses to reshape grocery delivery

Published 24/06/2017

The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, northern France, February 20, 2017. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

If Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) hopes to revolutionize grocery delivery, then its bid to buy Whole Foods Market Inc (WFM.O) for $13.7 billion will be just the start of a long and costly process.

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Low U.S. inflation? It`s your phone: BlackRock bond manager

Low U.S. inflation? It`s your phone: BlackRock bond manager

Published 21/06/2017

A man stands in the middle of Grand Central Terminal as he speaks on a cell phone, in New York, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/Zoran Milich

Americans' love of their smartphones and apps may be contributing to the sluggish pace of inflation that is worrying Wall Street and the Federal Reserve, a top bond manager at BlackRock, the world's biggest asset manager, said on Wednesday.

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Thomson Reuters makes its market data blockchain-friendly

Thomson Reuters makes its market data blockchain-friendly

Published 14/06/2017

The logo of Thomson Reuters is pictured at the entrance of its Paris headquarters, France, March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo

Thomson Reuters Corp plans to release a tool on Wednesday that will allow customers to plug its market data into systems that run on the digital ledger technology known as blockchain.

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