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Mubadala has done 15 to 16 investments in Silicon Valley as part of th

Mubadala has done 15 to 16 investments in Silicon Valley as part of th

Published 11/12/2017

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi’s state investor, Mubadala [MUDEV.UL], has made 15 to 16 investments in Silicon Valley as part of a partnership with [more…]

For security agencies, blockchain goes from suspect to potential solution

For security agencies, blockchain goes from suspect to potential solution

Published 03/12/2017

Adrian Kemp of HoustonKemp Economists speaks to Reuters in their office in Singapore November 24, 2017. Picture taken November 24, 2017. REUTERS/Edgar Su(Reuters) - Police [more…]

Walking the dog? Motion monitor to aid actors playing pooches

Walking the dog? Motion monitor to aid actors playing pooches

Published 29/11/2017

BATH, England (Reuters) - From a poodle’s strut to a basset hound’s lolloping gait, scientists plan to capture the movements of different breeds to make [more…]

Virtual reality boom brings giant robots, cyberpunk castles to China

Virtual reality boom brings giant robots, cyberpunk castles to China

Published 24/11/2017

A view of the Oriental Science Fiction Valley theme park at sunset, in Guiyang, Guizhou province, China November 16, 2017. Picture taken November 16, 2017. [more…]

Google broadens takedown of extremist YouTube videos

Google broadens takedown of extremist YouTube videos

Published 14/11/2017

Alphabet Inc's Google in the last few months has begun removing from YouTube extremist videos that do not depict violence or preach hate, YouTube said on Monday, a major policy shift as social media companies face increasing pressure from governments. [more…]

Toyota seeks more investments in Israeli auto tech, robotics

Toyota seeks more investments in Israeli auto tech, robotics

Published 05/11/2017

Japan's Toyota Motor Corp is seeking more investments in Israeli robotics and vehicle technologies after its venture arm led a $14 million investment in Intuition Robotics in July. [more…]

Tech firms must do more on extremism: World Economic Forum

Tech firms must do more on extremism: World Economic Forum

Published 30/10/2017

U.S. tech firms such as Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc should be more aggressive in tackling extremism and political misinformation if they want to avoid government action, a report from the World Economic Forum said on Monday. [more…]

Facebook, Twitter, Google executives to testify at U.S. Senate Russia hearing

Facebook, Twitter, Google executives to testify at U.S. Senate Russia hearing

Published 27/10/2017

Executives from Facebook Inc (FB.O), Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) and Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google will testify on Tuesday before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. [more…]

Fidelity tests virtual reality for customer service training

Fidelity tests virtual reality for customer service training

Published 13/10/2017

Fidelity Investments is testing virtual reality technology to train customer service representatives in its call centers across the United States. [more…]

Technology could help UBS cut workforce by 30 percent: CEO in magazine

Technology could help UBS cut workforce by 30 percent: CEO in magazine

Published 03/10/2017

Swiss bank UBS (UBSG.S) could shed almost 30,000 workers in the years ahead due to technological advances in the banking industry, Chief Executive Sergio Ermotti said in a magazine interview. [more…]