Charles Porter

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Software Multinational SAP Announces Launch of Cloud Blockchain Platform

Multinational software company SAP has launched a blockchain-as-a-service platform, SAP Leonardo Blockchain, the company reported Wednesday, June 6. …

Blockchain

Can this explosion-proof AR headset change how industries do business?

Augmented reality (AR) hasn’t truly permeated the mainstream consciousness yet, but the technology is swiftly being adopted by global industries. …

Augmented Reality

Last-minute frenzy of GDPR emails unleashes 'torrent' of spam – and memes

A last-minute flurry of emails from companies trying to retain customers ahead of the deadline for Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has prompted a slew of complaints - and memes - on social media.<p>Friday is the last day for companies to comply with GDPR regulations and as a …

GDPR

AmEx Upgrades Rewards Program with Hyperledger Blockchain

Financial services giant American Express is integrating blockchain into its rewards program in partnership with digital retailer Boxed.<p>The company …

Study: Early AI adopters may gain "insurmountable advantage"

A pecking order is evolving in the newest stage of the digital era: aggressive early adopters of artificial intelligence are reporting elevated …

Artificial Intelligence

Westfield shareholders approve Unibail takeover

The shareholders of Westfield Corporation have approved the acquisition of the company by Unibail-Rodamco, clearing the final hurdle for the £18.5bn …

Understanding blockchain’s potential

Blockchain has signified the dawn of a new era in the way we store and exchange value. In fact, many consider it to be one of the biggest technology breakthroughs since the advent of the Internet in the early 90s. Blockchain provides a way to transact in a secure, immutable, transparent, and …

Blockchain

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Honor Australia's Anzac Day with a Special Service in London

It was very emotional.<p>Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are up early this morning for an important cause. On Wednesday, the royal couple commemorated Anzac Day—a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that commemorates those lost in war or sacrifice for their country.<p>Harry and Meghan …

Meghan Markle wears £2k outfit including bespoke Matthew Williamson coat and £625 Gucci velvet bag to Anzac day service

MEGHAN Markle wore a £2,000 designer outfit as she attended a poignant dawn service commemorating Anzac day with Prince Harry.<p>After some criticism …

Deloitte at forefront of integrating blockchain technology into sports fans’ lives

<i>(Photo Credit: Steve Talas)</i>As sports entertainment continues to be a massive economic force in human society all over the world, the development of …

Why deleting Facebook isn't the answer

<b>By all means delete the app if you like, but to really strike back against a company that has appears to be indifferent to our privacy laws, we</b> …

How to get all of your data back from Google

When a company is interested in getting as much of your personal information as it can the most important thing you need to look into is how you can …

Can hashgraph succeed blockchain as the technology of choice for cryptocurrencies?

Blockchain, the underlying technology of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, could be on its way out.<p>It is blockchain technology that makes virtual …

Elon Musk deletes SpaceX and Tesla Facebook Pages, axing more than 5 million followers

Elon Musk today ordered staff at his business SpaceX to delete its Facebook Page. Other Musk ventures, such as Tesla and SolarCity, also deleted their Facebook Pages. Combined, SpaceX and Tesla had more than 5 million followers. The move was made in less than an hour, in response to a challenge …

Social Media

Early snow reminder winter's near

The first significant snowfall of the year has coated the mountains of the Queenstown Lakes District over the past two days.<p>Residents woke to a …

Dive into the largest shopping centre in Europe: Tom Daley helps open Westfield's £600m, 740,000 sq ft expansion in west London including a state-of-the-art John Lewis

• <b>Westfield, White City, is now the largest shopping centre in Europe following extension</b>• <b><br>Key feature is a new state-of-the-art John Lewis department</b> …

Blocksquare aims to open up real estate sales with blockchain platform crowdsale

Slovenia-based distributed ledger blockchain technology real estate platform company Blocksquare Inc. today announced the launch of a commercial …

What Is Blockchain?

An overview of the technology everyone is talking about.<p>Blockchain might seem like magical fairy dust that companies throw about that suddenly sparks …

Blockchain

Chinese buyers fined $847k after failing to get consent to buy $5m cliff-top Auckland mansion

The High Court has ordered the former owners of a cliff-top property in Glendowie, Auckland, to pay $847,000 in penalties and costs for failing to …

New Zealand

The future of NZ housing is prefabs, and 180,000 'tiny' homes

SOURCE: XLAM<p>It took just five days for assemblers to put up this prefabricated house in Sydney using factory made cross laminated timber panels from …

New Zealand

National's leadership lineup - list of contenders to replace Bill English

The National Party is in the market for a new leader following Bill English's resignation and retirement from politics.

Queenstown looks to expand to cope with tourist levels

Queenstown is the fastest growing residential area in the country and visitor numbers are at record levels.<p>But as it continues to grow in popularity, …

Exclusive: Spotify files for its IPO

Music streaming giant Spotify confidentially filed IPO documents with the SEC at the end of December, Axios has learned from multiple sources. Why it …

Wall Street

Bitcoin loses nearly half its value in $200 billion wipe-out

Bitcoin has endured one of its bloodiest weeks ever, losing nearly half its value in a frantic investor sell-off that has tested the resolve of the …

NZME shakes up property market with all in-one-site

NZME is shaking up the property market with a one-stop online service for buyers, sellers, renters and owners.<p>The media company will next year launch …

Mastercard opens access to its blockchain tech

The payments giant has opened its blockchain APIs to developers to progress work in cross-border transactions.<p>Mastercard has opened its blockchain …

Live-bidding property auction app takes off

<b>Former Dunedin man Leith Donaldson was a frustrated home buyer in Australia so he decided to use technology to help his cause. He tells business</b> …

Property slump unlikely: KPMG

Despite fears of a property slowdown, New Zealand's strong economy will help to keep house prices steady by attracting migrants and keeping Kiwis …

New Zealand

Houses across NZ taking longer to sell

Selling up and moving out is no easy feat as houses across the country languish on the markets for weeks, and in some cases years, before being …

New Zealand

London developer to allow rental tenants to pay deposits in bitcoin

A London property developer is to allow its tenants to pay their deposits in bitcoin – the first time the virtual currency has been used in the UK residential homes market.<p>Co-living pioneer The Collective has announced that prospective tenants can pay deposits from Monday in bitcoin. By the end of …

Housing