Joanna Chung

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Fancy a four flowers or ginger fried pork pizza?

<b>While proud Italians might balk at some of the pizza toppings Yosuke Masuko offers, they'd have to appreciate his obsession with quality control.</b><p>The 38-year-old Japanese expat is the founder of one of the most popular pizza chains in Vietnam, Pizza 4Ps.<p>With six busy restaurants in the country's …

Ho Chi Minh City

Commentary: How can businesses thrive in today’s digital world?

While it may seem like globalisation is in retreat, a new world order is emerging where customers, devices, services, processes, and businesses …

TransferWise partners with digital-only Starling Bank

London fintech startup TransferWise has teamed up with UK-based, digital-only Starling Bank in a partnership aimed at providing easier and cheaper …

FinTech

Google Accused Of Making 'Profit From Hatred' As Major Advertisers Pull Out From YouTube

Google has been thrown onto the back foot by a mass withdrawal of advertising from YouTube, triggered by concerns about extremist content.<p>Having apparently failed to realise until now that their ads have been showing up next to hate speech and homophobia, corporations and media agencies have said …

SpaceX Is Getting Ready to Launch a Reused Rocket for the First Time

Billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX is preparing to launch a reused rocket for the very first time.<p>Reusability is particularly important because it could …

Tech City Announces 26 New Tech Companies to Join Its Future Fifty Programme

• 26 rising stars join companies like Deliveroo and Transferwise on the Tech City UK programme for pioneering late stage companies<br>• Future Fifty alumni companies have now created 27,000 jobs and raised almost $4 bn in funding through venture capital and capital markets in the last 36 months<br>• New …

Disney has quietly acquired tech and assets of MakieLab, a startup that 3D printed dolls

MakieLab, a London-based startup that 3D printed and sold custom dolls, has officially shuttered, with a partial exit to Disney. TechCrunch understands that the U.S. entertainment company acquired MakieLab’s tech and assets as early as July last year, a story that I have tried but failed to nail …

Startups

Microsoft confirms second big Windows 10 update due later this year

Microsoft first revealed it was planning two big Windows 10 updates in 2017 back in August, but the company never shared timing details for its second unnamed update. While the Creators Update, which is currently being tested by Windows Insiders, is expected to debut in April, it’s not clear when …

Look out Cambridge, here comes Ofo – China's 'Uber for bikes'

You probably wouldn’t blink twice if you saw a bright yellow bicycle lying unguarded on a city street. But you might do a double take if you saw 500 …

University of Cambridge

Study: Facebook can actually make us more narrow-minded

<b>(CNN) —</b> On the surface, it seems like social media has the boundless potential to expand our world, connecting us to ideas and people we otherwise would never have found. However, a new study claims just the opposite: Social media actually isolates us, creating and facilitating confirmation biases …

Social Media

It isn't hard to understand why Tesla owners love their cars so much

That's an astounding figure in a highly competitive industry. It's like a Major League Baseball player batting .900.<p>In practice, it means that Tesla owners are impossible to "conquest," or woo to other brands, a situation that all the automakers aiming to take on Tesla in the future should take …

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

IBM's Blockchain Consortium With The Seam Deploys 'Hyperledger' For Cotton Trading

US commodities trading and agribusiness software provider The Seam, which has cleared or processed over $7 billion through its cloud-based platforms, is forming a blockchain consortium in conjunction with IBM for the billion dollar global cotton industry deployed on the Hyperledger Fabric, with the …

Blockchain

17 Easy Ways To Become A Happier And Calmer Person In 2017

Being a stressed out mess is so last year.<p>These past 52 weeks weren’t the best when it came to mental health, between the very real development of election anxiety to the tragic events that happened regularly. How could a person <i>not</i> live in a perpetual state of stress?<p>If you’re still looking for a …

Learn Python: A Free Online Course from Google

Google has created a free Python class designed for "people with a little bit of programming experience who want to learn Python." A fortunate thing …

Python Programming

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Uber is going to court in Europe, in a case that could have huge implications for the app-based economy across the continent.</b> It will seek to convince Europe's top court that it is a digital service, not a transport company.<p><b>2. AWS, Amazon's cloud business, could outgrow the company's ecommerce</b> …

Silicon Valley

LORD TURNER: 'We may be at a turning point in the nature of capitalism'

In an interview with Business Insider, Lord Turner said: "We have an economic malaise where the capitalism system is not delivering as well or to enough people to maintain its legitimacy.<p>"There's a certain sort of equality of citizenship that requires that everybody does OK. I think that may …

Economics

50 foods to try before you die

Mark Zuckerberg shows off new wireless Oculus as Facebook plans big for VR

The company’s virtual reality wing will spend another $250m to develop new content, as CEO says the future of VR will be social<p>Facebook is to invest another $250m in developing content for virtual reality (VR) applications, founder Mark Zuckerberg announced at its Oculus Connect 3 developer …

New Rules On Prepaid Electronic Payment Cards

Prepaid cards are a growing segment of electronic payment that often function like debit or credit cards, but currently aren't regulated like them. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says it is changing that, requiring prepaid card providers to conduct some of the same credit checks and …

Salesforce is getting killed after reports of CEO Marc Benioff being serious about buying Twitter

But Wall Street doesn't seem to like the idea.<p>Salesforce's stock is getting killed Wednesday morning, dropping over 7%, following the WSJ report that said Benioff considers Twitter an "unpolished jewel" and wants to make it a "great company."<p>There's many reasons for the market's bearish …

Everything you need to know from Google’s Pixel event

Google unveiled a gaggle of new products and services today at its event in San Francisco. The company was all about making things easy and seamless, so we thought we’d do the same. Here’s all the stuff you need to know, in one place.<p>CEO Sundar Pichai came out first to set the stage, touting the …

Google is going to win the next major battle in computing

How old is Barack Obama? What time is the Super Bowl? When was the last time the Mets won the World Series?<p>You always got the answer.<p>And even better, Google Now was proactive, bringing you the information you wanted before you even knew you wanted it. Your flight is delayed. Traffic is bad, so …

Google Assistant

Deutsche Bank's Troubles Touch a Nationalist Nerve

The International Monetary Fund warned three months ago that Deutsche Bank posed a potential systemic threat to the global financial system. Today the problems facing Germany's largest lender are fueling a different kind of risk: that of a growing nationalist backlash in Germany.<p>On Monday, the …

'Partnership on AI' formed by Google, Facebook, Amazon, IBM and Microsoft

Two big Silicon Valley names are missing from the alliance, which aims to set societal and ethical best practice for artificial intelligence research<p>Google, Facebook, Amazon, IBM and Microsoft are joining forces to create a new AI partnership dedicated to advancing public understanding of the …

Artificial Intelligence

How would Salesforce, Google and Disney benefit from buying Twitter?

Each rumored sale would have advantages except ABC News-owner Disney, which poses the risk of causing competitors to refrain from using the platform<p>Twitter is being sold to Disney. No, Microsoft. No, Salesforce. No, Alphabet. The troubled, often controversial microblogging service is suddenly the …

Twitter sale to create $2bn payday for bosses

A takeover of Twitter could deliver a $2bn (£1.5bn) windfall for a former Goldman Sachs banker and 11 other executives behind the social media giant.<p>Last week it was reported that the San-Francisco based firm was working with the Wall Stret bank to explore a $22bn sale of the company.<p>Interested …

These Sketches Of Volkswagen's Upcoming Electric Car Show A Badass Little Hatchback

Volkswagen has been teasing the crap out of us with its impending electric car. First, they showed us the boxy little BUDD-e concept. Then the …

Snapchat changes its name to Snap, unveils camera glasses

Snapchat, the company that has pushed an ephemeral messaging app for the past few years, today unveiled a new name for itself, Snap Inc. It also unveiled a second product: glasses called Spectacles that feature a camera that captures video you can immediately share through a connected mobile …

Mobile Photography