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Google is funding a new software project that will automate writing local news

Journalists, beware!<p>Google is awarding the Press Association, a large British news agency, $805,000 to build software to automate the writing of 30,000 local stories a month.<p>The money comes from a fund from Google, the Digital News Initiative, that the search giant started with a commitment to …

Journalism

Career site Workey raises $8M to replace headhunters with artificial intelligence

One of the ways companies fill their ranks with good employees is by scouting “passive talent,” or people who aren’t currently looking for new jobs but might be convinced with the right offer. This usually takes hours of networking, but a Tel Aviv-headquartered startup called Workey uses artificial …

Startups

7 Ways to Prepare for the Future if your Business is Growing Exponentially

Putting together your All-Star team is non-negotiable<p>As a business owner your ultimate goal is growth. After all, when your business grows it's a sign that you've finally made a name for yourself and have a steady cash flow.<p>But, what if you aren't prepared to handle the increased workload? They may …

A rare event that stopped an ancient war comes to the US soon

When a total solar eclipse surprised soldiers in ancient times, it brought an end to years of war. Now the same rare experience is coming to the US.<p>Over 2,600 years ago this Sunday, on May 28, 585 B.C., the sight of a total solar eclipse is said to have suddenly stopped a battle between the Medes …

The Dreyfuss Initiative: An Overview

UPS Unveils First Extended Range Fuel Cell Electric Delivery Vehicle

ATLANTA, May 02 /CSRwire/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced it will deploy a prototype extended range Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) in its …

Massive INFINITE Energy Spans Entire U.S.

The map below is the most incredible map you will ever see … it reveals a huge untapped energy reserve that spans the entire United States.<p>Experts at …

Cassini Goes Where No Spacecraft Has Gone Before

For the probe, it’s one dive down between Saturn and its rings, 21 more to go before the end of its mission.<p>A few minutes before midnight in California, Cassini called home.<p>The spacecraft had been out of contact with Earth for about 41 hours, its large antenna pointed away from its home planet. …

Plastic-eating caterpillars could help get rid of the world’s waste

If scientists can find the enzymes in the caterpillar’s digestive tracts that’s doing the eating<p>Plastic is fantastic. It’s cheap, durable, and doesn’t react to the usual organisms that break down organic matter. This has made it incredibly useful for the packaging industry, but has also led to …

Sustainability

Flying Cars Are (Still) Coming: Should We Believe The Hype?

In the 1950s, when America was hopeful and reckless conjecture was encouraged, prognosticators had some wild ideas about 21st century technology. A few came true, like robot companions. Most didn't, like lunar shuttles.<p>But one concept in particular has endured without quite being realized — the …

Aerospace

Uber Elevate Summit Live Stream

Electric flying car that takes off vertically could be future of transport

German company Lilium beats Google and Uber to successfully test a VTOL jet that could be used as a city taxi<p>The once fanciful concept of flying cars appears to be a step closer to reality, after a German company completed successful test flights of a “flying taxi”.<p>Munich-based Lilium, backed by …

Aerospace

Elon Musk Says Tesla Is About to Overhaul Transportation With an Electric Semi-Trailer

A Tesla semi-trailer is coming in September, but here are some of the implications.<p>How big is this one going to be?<p>I'm guessing it will weigh 32,000 pounds, haul enough cargo to build part of a house, and glide silently down the road. The only sound you'll hear is the horn blasting.<p>That's right, …

Autos

The US college debt bubble is becoming dangerous

Rapid run-ups in debt are the single biggest predictor of market trouble. So it is worth noting that over the past 10 years the amount of student …

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Want to see how America is changing? Property taxes hold the answer

Americans paid nearly $300 billion in property taxes in 2016 - but as with everything in real estate, it’s all about location. Yet those taxes don’t just tell a story about local and regional housing markets - they also show how the country is changing.<p>Americans are fleeing areas with higher …

Real Estate

Predictions for 2020s With Ray Kurzweil

The Way Credit Scores Are Calculated Is Changing, And Millions Of People’s Scores Will Rise

A change in the way credit agencies calculate their scores means an estimated 12 million people will see their scores rise.<p>A change in the way credit scores are calculated means almost 12 million people are likely to see their scores rise this year.<p>Many kinds of long-overdue debts and unpaid taxes …

1 Startup School Every Founder Should Consider (and It's Free)

This April, a top ranked global accelerator is free for founders.<p>YCombinator just open-sourced its accelerator program.<p>"Our goal is to replicate much of the YC experience," said Sam Altman, managing director. Anyone with a startup that wants to have the YCombinator experience without the jetlag can …

Startups

New nano-implant could one day help restore sight

A team of engineers at the University of California San Diego and La Jolla-based startup Nanovision Biosciences Inc. have developed the …

Coming Soon: Very Long Trump Bonds

He's going to need money for his big spending plans.<p>A confluence of remarkable events is facing the issuance side of the Treasury market in the coming years. It has been heightened, at least in rhetorical terms, by words from various Fed officials, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and, not …

Alphabet's Eric Schmidt: 'Big data is so powerful, nation states will fight' over it

If big data really is the "new oil," does this mean that countries will fight over it?<p>This is what Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google parent company Alphabet, suggested in a speech at the company's Google Cloud Next conference on Wednesday.<p>"I think big data is so powerful that nation states will …

The first self-driving Ford could be a delivery van

The first self-driving Ford could come in the form of a delivery van.<p>Ford has said that it plans to roll out a fleet of fully self-driving vehicles for a ride-hailing or car-sharing service in 2021. But the company wrote in a press release Tuesday that the vehicle could also be part of a package …

7 amazing technologies we'll see by 2030

Hollywood's depictions of the future are usually pretty far-fetched — like the flying cars of "Blade Runner" and the hoverboards in "Back to the Future II." The World Economic forum surveyed over 800 experts and executives to find out what the future will actually look like. Here are 7 amazing …

Microsoft and Airbus Just Got Drone Fever

The venture capital arms of Microsoft and Airbus are betting that the business of drones will one day soar.<p>AirMap, a startup specializing in software …

Wireless CarPlay is coming to more cars

Apple’s CarPlay is a terrific piece of technology that we like quite a lot. But perhaps the biggest annoyance with CarPlay (aside from its persistent bugginess) is that you have to plug in your phone in order to make it work. Sometimes, particularly for short drives, pulling my iPhone out of my …

Wireless

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If you tend to believe that political exterminations are only common to dictatorships and totalitarian governments, then you may not choose to follow …

Mark Cuban Says This Will Soon Be the Most Sought-After Job Skill

The billionaire investor predicts one crushing reality of automation.<p>When Mark Cuban speaks, people listen. The billionaire investor and <i>Shark Tank</i> personality has a slew of wildly successful businesses under his belt. Whether he's commenting on the recent Time Warner and AT&T merger, recommending …

Mark Cuban

Wal-Mart’s ‘test lab’ a sign of the digital times for bricks-and-mortar retailer

An affluent suburb of Hamilton, Ont. is ground zero for Lee Tappenden’s discount store of the future.<p>The chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Canada Corp. is touring a supercentre in Ancaster that is designed for the digital age. It makes big bets on some of the retailer’s top categories, such as …

eCommerce

Bill Gates wants a robot tax to compensate for job losses

How would you deal with the likelihood that robots and automation will likely lead to many people losing their jobs? For Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, the answer is straightforward: tax the robots. In an interview with <i>Quartz</i>, Gates argues that taxing worker robots would offset job losses by …