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Uber still believes autonomous vehicles have a future, says CEO
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said on Wednesday that the ride-sharing company still believes in the prospects for autonomous transport after one of its self-driving vehicles was involved in a fatal crash in Arizona last month. FILE PHOTO – Dara Khosrowshahi, Chief Executive Officer of Uber Technologies, attends the World Economic Forum […]

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Is GE Now A Good Value?
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About a month ago, I talked about 4.00% being the magic number for General Electric (GE) in a number of ways. One of those ways was the annual dividend yield, because the stock’s fall was putting this number in play. Despite a huge market rally on Monday, GE shares actually declined, with the stock less […]

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In India, Google races to parry the rise of Facebook
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SAN FRANCISCO/MUMBAI (Reuters) – Google retains only a slight lead over Facebook in the competition for digital ad dollars in the crucial India market, sources familiar with the figures say, even though the search giant has been in the country far longer and has avoided the controversies that have dogged its rival. A woman walks […]

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6 Keys to Attracting and Nurturing Breakthrough Innovators on Your Own Team
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Breakthrough innovation is the dream of every entrepreneur, but it’s still a scarce commodity. Selecting and nurturing people who are likely to help you in this regard is an even more elusive capability, and one that every angel investor, like myself, wishes he could get a lock on. In fact, every manager and business owner […]

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Greenback's Downside Correction Is Over, Or Nearly So
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The US dollar fell against most of the major currencies last week, with the notable exception of the Japanese yen. The greenback has trended higher against the yen, bolstered by the rise in US rates and equity market gains, including last week’s 2.2% rally in the battered MSCI Emerging Markets Index. The pound managed to […]

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Exclusive: Russia plans stiffer fines for tech firms that break rules – sources
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia plans to impose stiffer fines on technology firms that fail to comply with Russian laws, sources familiar with the plans said, raising the stakes in the Kremlin’s fight with global tech giants such as Facebook (FB.O) and Google. FILE PHOTO: People release paper planes, symbol of the Telegram messenger, during a […]

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Nvidia partners with Uber, Volkswagen in self-driving technology
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LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Nvidia Corp will partner with Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] and Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) as the graphics chipmaker’s artificial intelligence platforms make further gains in the autonomous vehicle industry. The company, which already has partnerships in the industry with companies such as carmaker Tesla and China’s Baidu, makes computer graphics chips and […]

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Meet the Transhumanists Turning Themselves Into Cyborgs
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A woman tries on a virtual reality headset at a neuroscience lab in Geneva, Switzerland. This exoskeleton can be used to treat physical handicaps or to augment the wearer’s motor skills. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPa) is working on a similar prototype that would could turn soldiers into war machines. Neil Harbisson, who […]

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Singapore seeks feedback on proposal to allow Airbnb-style rentals
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore began seeking public feedback on proposals to allow short-term rentals of private homes such as those on Airbnb. FILE PHOTO: A woman talks on the phone at the Airbnb office headquarters in the SOMA district of San Francisco, California, U.S., August 2, 2016. REUTERS/Gabrielle Lurie/File Photo The government is seeking feedback […]

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