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Katsana can prove how good or bad of a driver you are with AI

A stolen vehicle, a two-hour search, and catching car thieves.<p>That’s how Syed Ahmad Fuqaha, managing director and founder at driving pattern data …

Ogilvy CEO On How Restructuring One Of The World’s Largest Ad Agencies Is Going So Far

John Seifert talks about the challenges and opportunities so far in using the agency’s U.S. operations as the test market for the company’s global transformation.<p>When John Seifert took the reigns as CEO of global advertising behemoth Ogilvy & Mather in January 2016, he didn’t like what he saw. It …

Advertising

David Murray warns of 1890s housing crash depression

God bless David Murray. Somehow this goes virtually unreported today:<p>The chairman of the government’s Financial System Inquiry, former Future Fund …

Mobile-only bank N26 hits 300,000 customers

Berlin-based mobile-only bank N26 says it has tripled its user base in the past year, bringing its customer total to 300,000.<p>NUMBER 26: how to launch …

FinTech

What BMW and Perodua sales data says about the economy

<b>By Syed Jaymal Zahiid</b><p>A file photo of Malaysia assembled BMW 320d Gran Turismo, June 2014 — BMW picKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — Earlier this month, BMW …

Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening

© Sara Andreasson<b>In Iceland, teenage smoking, drinking and drug use have been radically cut in the past 20 years. Emma Young finds out how they did</b> …

Swimming Pools

Disgorge the Cash

<i>Companies used to borrow in the markets as a last resort finance investment in their business. Now it’s a front for shareholder giveaways</i><p><i>“All these</i> …

Multi-million pound Sex Pistols collection to go up in flames

LONDON (Reuters) - The son of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren said he would set fire to millions of dollars of punk memorabilia on Saturday, as a protest against the musical scene's appropriation by the mainstream.<p>Joe Corre said he would burn Sex Pistols records, clothing and other ephemera on …

Die Hard

Couple held for snatching baby - Nation

TANAH MERAH: A husband and wife were arrested for snatching a five-day-old baby from the district hospital paediatric ward.The woman was believed to …

What So Many People Don’t Get About the U.S. Working Class

My father-in-law grew up eating blood soup. He hated it, whether because of the taste or the humiliation, I never knew. His alcoholic father regularly drank up the family wage, and the family was often short on food money. They were evicted from apartment after apartment.<p>He dropped out of school in …

Income Inequality

How to take a smartphone picture of the supermoon that isn't a blurry blob

A supermoon is a majestic sight — a glowing orb that reminds us we are but human, here for a short time in an infinite universe.<p>And yet somehow, it …

Diary Malaysia 2016 Corporate Earnings

Following is a list of release dates for the quarterly earnings of some top Malaysia-listed companies.<p>TBD: To be determined<p>Company RIC PERIOD DATE …

5 Horrible Things I Found Out When I Made A Video Game

A few years ago, I fulfilled a childhood dream when I conceived, designed, wrote, and illustrated a video game called <i>Calculords</i>. It ended up being a …

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IOI Properties bucks the trend

AT a time where the property scene locally is experiencing a down cycle, IOI Properties Group Bhd (IOI Prop) seems to be performing well.<p>The company …

Aeon Row strives to close the loop on fashion

<b>This new fashion startup makes its clothes in the USA from entirely recycled fabric, and encourages customers to close the loop with their own</b> …

Twenty-First Century Victorians

<i>Four Futures: Life After Capitalism</i> by Peter Frase, the latest title in the <i>Jacobin</i> series, is out now. Get a six-book subscription for just …

Socialism

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Penguin boss admits the company read too much into the eBook hype

Penguin wrongly lost confidence in the power of the printed word and invested “unwisely” amid the rise of eBooks, one of the company’s bosses has admitted.<p>Joanna Prior, the managing director of Penguin’s general books, said the firm jumped the gun and incorrectly pre-empted a major shift towards …

Flipboard looks to boost native ad sales with swipe-friendly Storyboards

Flipboard, the mobile and web app that lets you aggregate, discover and read content from around the web in a magazine-style format, is unveiling its latest “native” product to court more advertising (and hence, revenue) on its platform. Today the startup is launching Storyboard, an ad unit that …

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PR as Customer Service: Five Secrets For Using Publicity To Build Brand Love

If you’re putting together a public relations (PR) effort for your company, I urge you to let go of the antiquated picture you may have in your head of scattershot press release mailings to journalists and reviewers who are only nominally interested. Replace this with a concept more akin to …

Public Relations

Tim Gunn's Lesson For Retail Data Analytics

In a recent Washington post op-ed, Tim Gunn, a professor of design and mentor for the would-be Armanis of Project Runway, called designers’ refusal to make clothing to fit American women “a disgrace.”<p>In case you’re completely unfamiliar with the subject, women’s clothing designers concentrate on …

Fashion Week

Protecting Your Digital Privacy Is Not as Hard as You Might Think

When I was growing up in the 1980s, my parents would occasionally take my brother and me for a special treat: an evening spent browsing for software …

Privacy

Who Says You Can't Train A Cat? A Book Of Tips For Feline-Human Harmony

It's 3 a.m. and Whiskers has decided it's time for breakfast. He jumps up on your bed, gently paws at your eyelids and meows to be fed. Annoyed? Cat behavior specialist Sarah Ellis says you have only yourself to blame.<p>Ellis says that cat owners reinforce negative behaviors when they give in to …

Pets

Fearing Zika, tourist lodges police report over mosquitoes in hotel room - Nation

MALACCA: A Chinese tourist, apparently fearful of contracting Zika, has lodged a police report after seeing mosquitoes in his hotel room.<p>The …

France’s Hollande says the United States’ response to 9/11 made the world less safe

On the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that left almost 3,000 people dead in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, French President Francois Hollande wrote a message that spoke of his grief for the victims.<p>"Yes, that day, we were all Americans," Hollande wrote on Facebook of September …

François Hollande

Ten Reasons Not To Be The 'Perfect Employee'

Of course you want to be a great employee, to sail through your goals and make your managers as well as your customers happy. Of course you want to be a wonderful teammate — that can only be good for your own state of mind and that of your teammates. It’s very easy to forget that you can go too far …

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New Plastic Fabric Keeps Its Cool Better Than Cotton

It could also help lessen energy demand<p>Cotton is a cool staple of many a summer wardrobes, but there might be even better fabric choices on the horizon.<p>In a paper published today in <i>Science,</i> researchers announced the invention of a new fabric called nanoporous polyethylene (or nanoPE for short).<p>The …

Woman kissed by sailor in famous V-J Day photo dies aged 92

Greta Friedman, whose photograph in Times Square came to symbolise end of second world war, had been suffering from pneumonia<p>Greta Friedman, the woman in white kissed by a sailor in New York’s Times Square in a photograph symbolising the end of the second world war, has died aged 92.<p>Her son, Joshua …

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