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Starbucks sales growth to be steady despite UberEats deal, plans for China expansion
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FILE PHOTO: A Starbucks store is seen inside the Tom Bradley terminal at LAX airport in Los Angeles, California, United States, October 27, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo (Reuters) – Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) said on Thursday it was partnering with UberEats for delivery from about 3,500 U.S. stores and would nearly double its outlets in China […]

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Snap and Amazon Are Reportedly Working on a Visual Search Feature for Snapchat
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Snap appears to be laying the groundwork for a partnership with e-commerce giant Amazon. According to TechCrunch, a version of Snapchat being developed for Android phones includes code for a new feature called “Visual Search” that can use Snapchat’s camera to send images of a product or a barcode scan to Amazon, which then display […]

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JPMorgan, National Bank of Canada, others test debt issuance on blockchain
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) has tested a new blockchain platform for issuing financial instruments with the National Bank of Canada and other large firms, they said on Friday, seeking to streamline origination, settlement, interest rate payments and other processes. FILE PHOTO: A sign outside the headquarters of JP Morgan Chase […]

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2 Effortless Hacks to Drive Traffic to Your Company Blog Overnight
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Content marketing has become pretty mainstream in the toolbox of every marketer. By now, we all understand the power of good content and its strength in achieving thought leadership and authority in your space. However, once I begin to produce that content, the obvious question arises, how do I traffic more traffic to that content. […]

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Cloud misconfiguration: The security threat too often overlooked
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A survey of 300 IT professionals by Fugue, a cloud infrastructure security provider, reveals that most enterprises are vulnerable to security events caused by cloud misconfiguration, including data breaches and system downtime events. From the report: Nine in ten have real concerns about security risks due to misconfiguration, and less than a third continuously monitor […]

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How Can We Best Prepare for Job Automation?
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The best way to prepare is to transition away from things that are largely routine and predictable. Try to find a role that is largely focused on tasks that are not easy to automate. I think this generally includes 3 areas: Creative work — where you are building something new, thinking outside the box in […]

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Synergy Pharmaceuticals: New CEO Aims For Reset
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On February 15th, Synergy Pharmaceuticals (SGYP) CEO Troy Hamilton presented at the Leerink Partners 7th Global Healthcare Conference. It marked the first serious outing by Hamilton since he took over as CEO from company co-founder Gary S. Jacob. Donning the mantle of chief executive after the market responded brutally to a surprise secondary offering in […]

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6 Technology Articles You Must Read Today
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Enjoy these six tech articles as we come down the homestretch into the weekend. Greg Otto at fedscoop wrote this interesting piece about IBM’s Watson-as-a-Service. Otto writes: IBM announced last week it has moved its cognitive computing system into the cloud to form the Watson Discovery Advisor, allowing researchers, academics and anyone else trying to leverage […]

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Craigslist Founder Matches $1 Million in Donations for Teachers’ STEM Projects
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Craig Newmark, the founder of the Craigslist classifieds site, has set up a matching donation of up to $1 million for STEM projects proposed by teachers at DonorsChoose, a fundraising site designed to help classrooms at a time of tight school budgets. The matching offer is tailored to provide a focused impact. The largest chunk, […]

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