Information Technologies / Computer Sciences

‘Three little pigs’: Musk’s Neuralink puts computer chips in animal brains

‘Three little pigs’: Musk’s Neuralink puts computer chips in animal brains

Published 29/08/2020

(Reuters) - Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s neuroscience startup Neuralink on Friday unveiled a pig named Gertrude that has had a coin-sized computer chip in its [more…]

‘UFO’ in Congo jungle turns out to be internet balloon

‘UFO’ in Congo jungle turns out to be internet balloon

Published 25/08/2020

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - An unidentified flying object parachuted into dense Congo jungle to the confusion of local authorities, who detained two [more…]

Saudi information security firm Elm to acquire Tabadul

Saudi information security firm Elm to acquire Tabadul

Published 09/08/2020

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi information security company Elm is to acquire digital services company Tabadul from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, Elm said in a [more…]

Alibaba says cloud unit to recruit 5,000 staff globally this financial year

Alibaba says cloud unit to recruit 5,000 staff globally this financial year

Published 09/06/2020

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Alibaba Group said its cloud unit aims to recruit 5,000 staff globally from now until the end of this financial year, in [more…]

Jobs of the future are clustering in a handful of U.S. cities, study finds

Jobs of the future are clustering in a handful of U.S. cities, study finds

Published 09/12/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new analysis of where “innovation” jobs are being created in the United States paints a stark portrait of a divided economy [more…]

Google unveils quantum computer breakthrough- critics say wait a qubit

Google unveils quantum computer breakthrough- critics say wait a qubit

Published 23/10/2019

BERLIN/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Wednesday it had achieved a breakthrough in computing research by using a quantum computer to solve [more…]

Explainer: Google hails ‘quantum supremacy’, but don’t chuck out your PC just yet

Explainer: Google hails ‘quantum supremacy’, but don’t chuck out your PC just yet

Published 23/10/2019

BERLIN (Reuters) - Researchers at Google say they have achieved ‘quantum supremacy’, in which a computer harnessing the properties of sub-atomic particles did a far [more…]

Venture firm 83North raises $300 million for new tech fund

Venture firm 83North raises $300 million for new tech fund

Published 07/10/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - London-based venture capital firm 83North said on Monday it had raised $300 million for a new fund targeting European and Israeli consumer [more…]

Lords of the Ring: Can ‘smart’ ring give BlackRock fund managers…

Lords of the Ring: Can ‘smart’ ring give BlackRock fund managers…

Published 21/06/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - After years of using the internet, satellites, algos and other innovations to mine ‘Big Data’ for that edge over rivals, the world’s [more…]

Alibaba puts CFO in charge of investment in major management reshuffle

Alibaba puts CFO in charge of investment in major management reshuffle

Published 18/06/2019

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Tuesday unveiled its most significant business reshuffle since co-founder Jack Ma announced his pending retirement, as [more…]