Marco Antonio Galván

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Why Facebook Messenger Is a Big Deal for Customer Service

For a long time, Facebook Messenger seemed to be secondary to Facebook’s core business – a product feature rather than something more. So when Facebook bought WhatsApp for an extraordinary $19 billion, it seemed like WhatsApp would end up being Facebook’s messaging platform of choice. But on April …

Apple sued (again) for violating force touch patents

You probably haven't heard of Immersion, but it's a company that does two things well: haptic technology and hiring lawyers. The company is already suing Apple, claiming that the iPhone 6/6S and Apple Watch's force touch violate several of its patents. Now, the company is doubling down, firing …

The Spitfires that nearly broke the sound barrier

A handful of British Spitfire pilots cheated death in high-speed dives that helped pave the way towards supersonic flight.<p>On 14 October 1947, US test pilot Chuck Yeager did what many thought was impossible. Strapped into the seat of the Bell X1 rocket plane – painfully so, having broken two ribs a …

Aerospace

Saudi Arabia reveals cuts plan to shrink $98bn budget deficit

Sparked by plunging oil prices, the 2016 budget marks biggest shakeup in years and includes politically sensitive reforms<p>Saudi Arabia has announced plans to cut government spending and reform its finances after plunging oil prices resulted in a record annual budget deficit of nearly $98bn …

What will artificial intelligence mean for the world of work?

Machines are good at complex tasks, but not at activities that humans find simple. The answer is for people and computers to work together<p>What can scientists tell us about business? I had an opportunity to consider this important question when, earlier this year, I led a debate with four professors …

How Silicon Valley is trying to cure ageing

Death has always been considered one of life's only real certainties, but now some of the world's top scientists are challenging the assumption<p>Humanity has long been in search of the mythical Fountain of Youth, from Alexander the Great to knights of the Crusades.<p>But now Silicon Valley scientists …

Aging

Soldiers could have their bones copied and 3D printed in case of injury

Experts say that soldiers could be scanned before deploying and a 'twin' kept online so that new bones could be 3D printed if they are injured<p>Soldiers could be scanned before they enter the battlefield and a virtual 'twin' kept online so that new bones could be 3D printed when they get injured, …

3D Printing

MIT uses patent from 1997 to sue Apple over chips

Image copyright Kevin C. Tofel/Gigaom.The Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a patent lawsuit against Apple and its suppliers this week, …

Nanotech

Venta de activos, inversiones, mercado de torres y OMV, los objetivos de América Móvil para 2015

El plan de desincorporación de activos del conglomerado está muy avanzado, informó su gerente General, Daniel Hajj. “Lo que queremos es que, primero, …

Apple may be getting last laugh as Samsung earnings implode

For the past few years, Apple has seethed as it watched Samsung grab the buzz and market share lead with its Galaxy phones.<p>It wasn’t just losing that bothered Apple. It was getting spanked by a company Apple felt had essentially copied its best smartphone and tablet innovations. Apple launched a …