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Salesforce Chief Product Officer: Only 15% Of Companies Prepared For Fourth Industrial Revolution

In the beginning was steam. Then electricity, and most recently computing. But the fourth industrial revolution, Salesforce chief product officer Bret Taylor says, is characterized by the rise of intelligence.<p>And only 15% of companies are ready for the shift.<p>“We’re currently in the fourth …

Customers

Deadly dilemma: Gangster who shot Hells Angel told kill yourself, be killed or we kill your family

Hours after shooting Hells Angel Bob Green, Jason Wallace found himself alone with an unimaginable choice.Devastated, drunk and high on drugs, the …

The Last Prophet • Salaam One سلام

“We sent thee (O Muhammad) not but as a mercy for all the worlds”(Qur’an;21:107)<p>“God and His angels shower blessings on the Prophet. O ye who …

Jeff Sessions Refuses to Say if White House Asked About AT&T-Time Warner Merger

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday declined to answer when asked if any White House officials contacted the Justice Department to discuss …

Why You Must Update Your Smartphone Right Now

A serious vulnerability impacts a billion devices.<p>If you have not updated your Android phone in July, or your Apple iPhone in the past week, you must update it now; if you do not, you risk hackers breaking into your phone--potentially intercepting your communications, seeing your data, or worse.<p>Why?<p>…

‘Super yeast’ has the power to improve economics of biofuels

Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center researcher Trey Sato monitors yeast cultures in the lab. Sato and UW-Madison colleagues have engineered yeast …

Biology

New Algerian Energy and Finance Ministers Named in Reshuffle

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika named new energy and finance ministers on Saturday in a cabinet reshuffle, as the OPEC member tries to cope …

This Week In Small Business Tech: Now You Can Be Like Amazon!

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?<p><b>1 – Artificial intelligence is becoming big business.</b><p>Per this Forbes report: “Facebook has introduced “Deep Text” a text understanding engine that can understand with near human …

Mexican official says that one of Mexico's most powerful cartels is expanding into territory just across the US border

The Jalisco Nueva Generación cartel — one of Mexico's strongest and fastest-growing criminal organizations — is moving into Baja California, just across the border from the US, according to an official from the Mexican attorney general's office.<p>It seems increasingly likely that the CJNG, as the …

Mexico

Copper, aluminum and steel collapse to crisis levels

The last time raw materials like copper and oil were this cheap, an economic depression loomed just around the corner.<p>It's no secret that commodities in general have had a horrendous 2015. A nasty combination of overflowing supply and soft demand has wreaked havoc on the industry.<p>But prices for …

Stock Markets

OIL is in FREE FALL

Oil prices are freefalling.<p>Brent crude oil, the international benchmark, fell almost 2% on Tuesday to dive below $40 a barrel for the first time since February 2009.<p>Here's what that looked like:<p>The price is now hovering around $40.12.<p>Meanwhile, West Texas Intermediate crude oil prices, the US …

With Iran’s output, next year’s oil prices will be lower still

Oil prices fell sharply after Opec failed to reach an agreement at its December 4 meeting in Vienna. And lower prices are almost a certainty in the …

Oil

Crude oil prices plunge to fresh 7-year lows

Crude oil prices hit fresh seven-year lows on Friday as the International Energy Agency warned that global oversupply could worsen in the New Year.<p>The IEA, which advises developed nations on energy, also said in its monthly report that demand growth was starting to slow.<p>Brent fell below 39 dollars …

A rout in crude oil prices hammers the stock market

Another sharp drop in the price of oil prompted investors to dump stocks again, leaving the U.S. market with its worst weekly loss since the summer.<p>Oil and gas companies led stocks lower Friday, capping an ugly week. Southwestern Energy plunged 14 percent and Chesapeake Energy sank 9 …

Stock Markets

5 reasons crude-oil prices are facing an ugly death spiral

Slide 1 of 7<p>Crude-oil futures have staged what seems like a relentless drop toward multiyear lows, with prices for the U.S. and global benchmarks …

Engineering Humans for War

Inside the Pentagon’s efforts to create a super-soldier—and change the future of the battlefield<p>Retired four-star general Paul F. Gorman recalls first learning about the “weakling of the battlefield” from reading S.L.A. Marshall, the U.S. Army combat historian during World War II. After …

DARPA

Wife of Raif Badawi: 'All of this has taught me to be stronger'

In 2013, the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail. His wife Ensaf talks about the effect it has had on their family<p>On an unremarkable residential street in the suburbs of Sherbrooke, southern Quebec, Ensaf Haidar has made a home for herself and her three …

Judge: After First Attempt, Georgia Can Try Execution Again

Georgia called off an execution after finding particles floating in its syringe. A judge ruled Monday that “if anything, [it] shows that the state is unlikely to use defective drugs.”<p>Georgia's failed attempt to execute Kelly Gissendaner in March — an execution called off before officials began …