Fredrik Häglund

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Why enterprises should care about blockchain

Blockchain technology is hard to understand and even harder to predict. But given the promise of blockchain and its golden child, Bitcoin, you’d be …

Researchers Reveal a Robotic Hand With a Surprisingly Human Quality

A team of researchers from Germany’s Bielefeld University has debuted a new robot — which it has named Flobi — that can grab and lift delicate …

What jobs will still be around in 20 years? Read this to prepare your future

Jobs won’t entirely disappear; many will simply be redefined. But people will likely lack new skillsets required for new roles and be out of work anyway<p>The robots are coming, the robots are coming!<p>Regular reports warn us that an automation apocalypse is nigh. In January, a McKinsey & Company study …

Amex, Challenged by Chase, Is Losing the Snob War

To understand the anxiety inside American Express — which has announced its second consecutive year of declining revenue — you need to know about a story that made its way through the company’s headquarters last fall.<p>A few Amex executives heard that a rival company had enticed a group of young, …

James DeMonaco

Agricultural robot could be outstanding in its field

The more that farmers know about the exact state of their crops, the less they have to indiscriminately apply fertilizer, pesticide or even water. …

The Platform War Is Over and Android Won

This chart shows a forecast of smartphone operating system market share in 2015 and 2019.

Mobile

Warren Buffett brilliantly explains how bubbles are formed

Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway's CEO, has said cryptocurrencies "definitely will come to a bad ending."<p>He was speaking in January on what's probably the highest profile financial-bubble suspect right now.<p>When he publishes his annual letter to shareholders on Saturday, readers will be checking …

Investing

Elon Musk: Tesla expanding into pickups, heavy trucks

SAN FRANCISCO — Watch out, fellow automakers: Elon Musk announced Wednesday night that Tesla Motors, known for pricey electric sedans, hopes to expand into small SUVs, a pickup and even heavy-duty semis and buses in a bid to revolutionize transportation as we know it.<p>That bombshell was just part of …

Tesla

Business travelers are ditching taxis in droves in favor of Uber

Uber now has a 73% share while taxis have fallen to only 22%, according to an analysis of more than 10 million business receipts by expense management company Certify.<p>It's a bad outlook for an industry that's struggling to keep up with the influx of ride-hailing apps.<p>"It's happening," Certify CEO …

Theranos Is Hiring Two New Executives to Help Pull It Out of Its Ditch

Theranos hired two executives to oversee regulatory, quality, and compliance standards, in a bid to turn around the struggling blood-testing company …

The role of telepresence robotics in workforce inclusion

Peter Hirst Contributor<p>Peter Hirst is associate dean of Executive Education at MIT Sloan School of Management.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Flipping the office telepresence model<br>• How Telerobotics Can Reshape Our Workspace<p>Earlier this year, MIT and the world lost the brilliant mathematician, …

How Microsoft Predicted The Smartphone's Future

For all of the new hardware and tweaked form factors in the latest generation of smartphones, one thing has remained constant. If you want to do something with your phone you need to open an application, and all of your applications are going to be found in a rectangular grid of icons. Open up an …

Customers penalize businesses with a bad mobile experience

Think mobile experience isn’t important to the success of your business? Think again. A massive 85 percent of people are unlikely to do business with …

Cheers to the 2016 Y-Prize Winners

It started, as many great things do, over a few glasses of beer.<p>In fall of 2015, graduate engineering student <b>Alexander David</b> and first-year MBAs</b> …

Wharton School

Google and Ray Kurzweil are making chatbots together

While we don't often hear Ray Kurzweil's name associated with Google products, Mountain View hired him back in 2012 to work on unspecified machine learning and language processing projects. Now, the famous futurist has finally revealed one of the projects his team has been working on: chatbots that …

Singularity

Robots add real value when working with humans, not replacing them

Matt Beane Contributor<p>Matt Beane is a doctoral student in his final year at the Sloan School of Management and is the Chief Human-Robot Interaction Officer at Humatics.<p>In the popular media, we talk a lot about robots stealing jobs. But when we stop speculating and actually look at the real world of …

Microsoft is laying off 1,850 to “streamline” its smartphone business, takes $950M charge

Following last week’s news of Microsoft selling off its feature phone business for $350 million, today Microsoft turned its attention to smartphones: the company announced it would lay off 1,850 staff and take a charge of $950 million, including $200 million in severance payments, as it …

Mobile

Has the age of quantum computing arrived?

It’s a mind-bending concept with the potential to change the world, and Canadian tech company D-Wave claims to have cracked the code<p>Ever since Charles Babbage’s conceptual, unrealised Analytical Engine in the 1830s, computer science has been trying very hard to race ahead of its time. Particularly …

Quantum Computing

Why Snapchat Is the New LinkedIn for Tech Startups

While Snapchat is by design a communication mobile app platform, it has also evolved into a social content platform.<p>Snapchat's core interaction is simple; users take a picture or video and send that content to select individuals or broadcast that content to all their followers through the …

These 4 Major Paradigm Shifts Will Transform The Future Of Technology

For the past fifty years or so, technology has followed a fairly predictable path. We squeeze more transistors onto silicon wafers, which makes chips more powerful and devices smaller. Manual processes become automated, productivity increases and life gets better. Rinse and repeat.<p>Today, we’re at …

Innovation

Warren Buffett's bet on Yahoo could be the best thing to happen to the company

The Berkshire Hathaway chairman is backing a consortium that includes Quicken Loans Inc founder Dan Gilbert, that is seeking to buy Yahoo's online portfolio, Reuters reported on Friday.<p>The consortium is in the second round of bidding in the auction for Yahoo's assets, people familiar with the …

Dan Gilbert

Google's chief futurist Ray Kurzweil thinks we could start living forever by 2029

Kurzweil is one of the biggest believers in The Singularity, the moment when humans — with the aid of technology —will supposedly live forever.<p>He's chosen the year 2045 because, according to his calculations, "The nonbiological intelligence created in that year will reach a level that's a billion …

Singularity

Motorola teases newest Moto G on its Indian Twitter account

Motorola is expected to unveil its most recent iteration of its Moto G flagship Android phone at a press conference on May 17 in India. Now, the company is tweeting out posters that drop hints about the phone's features. The company isn't giving us much, though. What we do know is that the new …

Tesla's Elon Musk Ignorant Of Hoerbiger Experience And Basic Facts Of Car Production

Over long stretches, yesterday’s earnings call of electric carmaker Tesla Motors (full transcript here) sounded like the game of softball it usually is. It fell to Alexandria Sage of Reuters to make it interesting. She wanted to hear from Elon Musk whether he learned anything from the “Hoerbiger …

Intel May Get Only Small Part of iPhone 7 Business

As rumors continue to swirl that Intel has managed to steal some business from Qualcomm for the next iPhone’s chips, analysts on Wall Street are …

Google is building YouTube Connect, a livestreaming app to take on Periscope

Google has quietly been building a new livestreaming app called YouTube Connect, VentureBeat has learned. This service highlights the company’s efforts to double down on live video while also placing it in a position to compete directly against Twitter’s Periscope and Facebook Live. YouTube Connect …

Social Media

Bill Gates: We will have a clean-energy 'miracle' within 15 years

In the latest edition of their annual letter published today, Bill and Melinda Gates argue that the world needs “an energy miracle,” and are willing …

How Lenovo Became The Largest PC Maker In The World

Computer maker Lenovo Group was originally founded in a dusty, two-room Beijing guardhouse in 1984. Today, it’s the largest PC maker in the world and a Fortune 500 frontrunner in smart connected devices with employees in more than 60 countries. But the initial innovative and entrepreneurial spirit …

There is a 'game changer' technology on Wall Street and people keep confusing it with bitcoin

Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything."<p>JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial project with the blockchain startup led by its former executive, Blythe Masters.<p>Her company, Digital Asset Holdings, has secured funding …

Blockchain

Big banks are targeting tech giants with their own mobile payment services

The idea has been in the works for at least five years, and in the meantime, Silicon Valley has made incursions into the industry's role as a payment intermediary. But now, big banks including JPMorgan Chase & Co, Bank of America Corp, Wells Fargo & Co and U.S. Bancorp are starting to plug into a …

Bank of America