Tech

Dutch students grow their own biodegradable car

Dutch students grow their own biodegradable car

Published 11/08/2017

What's made of sugar, can carry four people and travel at 50 miles (80 km) per hour? A biodegradable car, whose inventors say could be the next step in environmentally friendly motoring. [more…]

Faraday Future moves electric SUV production site, mothballs Las Vegas plant

Faraday Future moves electric SUV production site, mothballs Las Vegas plant

Published 12/07/2017

FILE PHOTO: A Faraday Future FF 91 electric car takes off across the stage in an exhibition of speed during an unveiling event at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada January 3, 2017.

Startup Faraday Future said it would move production of its planned luxury electric SUV to a new site, virtually scrapping a stalled $1 billion Las Vegas factory amid deepening financial woes of key investor Chinese entrepreneur Jia Yueting.

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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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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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Big investors, unfazed by techs` roller coaster, buy `FANG` stocks

Big investors, unfazed by techs` roller coaster, buy `FANG` stocks

Published 13/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: The Apple logo is seen on a computer screen in an illustration photo taken in Bordeaux, France, February 1, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo

Large investors, whose high exposure to large-cap technology stocks boosted their returns during the first quarter of the year, are doubling down on their investments even as stocks like Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Facebook Inc (FB.O) stumble.

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Digital Realty expands data center reach with DuPont Fabros buy

Digital Realty expands data center reach with DuPont Fabros buy

Published 09/06/2017

Digital Realty Trust Inc (DLR.N) said it would buy fellow data center operator DuPont Fabros Technology Inc (DFT.N) for an enterprise value of about $7.6 billion, its biggest-ever deal, to help expand in high-demand markets in the United States amid a rapid shift to the cloud by technology companies.

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For some Californians, it`s bring your dog to work day every day

For some Californians, it`s bring your dog to work day every day

Published 08/06/2017

Kyle Fresques, 27, sits at his desk with his dog at the GumGum office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. Picture taken June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Many California tech companies are encouraging employees to bring their dogs to the office, saying their presence can boost productivity, relieve stress and improve the work environment.

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CFA exam to add artificial intelligence, `big data` questions

CFA exam to add artificial intelligence, `big data` questions

Published 23/05/2017

Students of investing will need to start cramming for a new subject: computer science.

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EU top court adviser says Uber is transport service, may needs licenses

EU top court adviser says Uber is transport service, may needs licenses

Published 11/05/2017

A man exits the Uber offices in Queens, New York, U.S., February 2, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid -

Ride-hailing app Uber is providing transportation services, an adviser to the top European Union court said on Thursday, dealing a blow to the U.S. start-up which has argued it is merely a digital enabler.

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Uber says to partner with taxis in Myanmar expansion drive

Uber says to partner with taxis in Myanmar expansion drive

Published 11/05/2017

A man arrives at the Uber offices in Queens, New York, U.S., February 2, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid -

Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is only hiring government-accredited taxi drivers in Myanmar, a regional executive said, a move that allows it to avoid the legal hurdles that have dogged it across Asia in one of the region's last frontier markets.

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