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Facebook boots 115 accounts on eve of U.S. election after tip
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc blocked about 115 user accounts after U.S. authorities tipped it off to suspicious behavior that may be linked to a foreign entity, the company said in a blog post on Monday, hours before U.S. voters head to the polls. FILE PHOTO: A man is silhouetted against a video screen […]

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Who Should Govern Your Data? Inside the Privacy Debate in Davos
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Grüezi from the snow-coated Swiss Alps, in whose fir-studded, canvas blanc landscape the World Economic Forum recently transpired. An inescapable theme at this year’s summit was data privacy. The topic happens, ironically, to play counterpoint to another central theme—that datavore dubbed “artificial intelligence,” as Adam Lashinsky, this newsletter’s regular, weekday author, noted in an earlier […]

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Exclusive: Broadcom to raise Qualcomm bid in push for talks, sources say
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(Reuters) – Broadcom Ltd (AVGO.O) plans to unveil a new approximately $120 billion offer for Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) on Monday, aiming to ratchet up pressure on its U.S. semiconductor peer to engage in negotiations, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The move comes ahead of a Qualcomm shareholder meeting scheduled for March 6, […]

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Colt DCS ramps up renewable power use across European datacentre estate
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Colt Data Centre Services (DCS) has confirmed that nine out of 17 of its European carrier neutral colocation facilities now run exclusively on renewable power, as the firm pushes ahead with its efforts to improve the environmental friendliness of its datacentre portfolio. By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may […]

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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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