Keyur Shah

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China is running out of American goods to slap tariffs on

In the trade war between the US and China, the ball is once again in Beijing’s court.<p>Yesterday (April 5), US president Donald Trump threatened to levy new tariffs on $100 billion of Chinese products, on top of the $50 billion that the White House announced earlier this week. The latest move is in …

An Indian court finds nobody guilty in a $4.7 billion telecom scam

As India’s telecom industry gears up for the 5G era, the ghosts of its 2G past are making headlines again.<p>On Dec. 21, a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court acquitted the prime accused in one of India’s biggest alleged scams, former telecom minister Andimuthu Raja, marking another …

India

IBM has freed itself from the tyranny of Helvetica

For years, IBM has spoken in the language of Helvetica, an efficient, machine-like typeface designed to evoke a modern sensibility.<p>Today, the 109-year old company is freeing itself from the cold, modernist cliché and replacing Helvetica with a new corporate typeface called IBM Plex. A font update …

Typography

Dreamforce Showcases The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Just back from Dreamforce, the annual conference for Salesforce, and I am buzzing with excitement. This is a premier event in the technology industry with 170,000-plus attendees, learning from experts teaching 2,700 educational sessions. Marquis keynote speakers included Salesforce founder, …

Customers

World’s Biggest Wind Turbine Maker Waves Goodbye to Oil Industry

In another sign that the petroleum era is drawing to a close, Denmark is selling off its last oil company with barely a peep.<p>Once considered a …

North Sea

Pay Your Executives What They’re Really Worth

Setting executive performance targets is one of the main responsibilities of any board of directors. Unfortunately, it’s a task boards struggle with. From 2006 to 2014 nearly all of the 1,000 largest U.S. firms by market cap completely changed the metrics in their CEOs’ pay-for-performance …

Uber adds in-app messaging between riders and drivers

Uber is starting to roll out a new in-app chat feature globally today, which will allow riders to send text messages directly to their driver once they book a ride, and vice versa. The new feature replaces the somewhat clunky mechanism of SMS for text communication between rider and driver, helping …

Why people aren’t getting married in China

Fewer people in China are tying the knot – a trend alarming families and worrying the government. Gender inequality is at the heart of this phenomenon, writes Xuan Li.<p>One of the greatest fears of Chinese parents is coming true: China’s young people are turning away from marriage. The trend is also …

China

The Golden Age Of UX Won’t Last. Here’s How To Prepare For What’s Next

Great UX abounds. How will UX designers continue to prove their value?<p>When I started the digital design agency AJ&Smart in 2011, UX design was still so misunderstood that I spent the next three years just explaining to my clients what it actually was and why it was valuable (while also defining it …

Does Destroying Ivory Save Elephants? Experts Weigh In

Nearly two tons of ivory will be crushed in New York on Thursday—but the practice is controversial.<p>The owners of an antiques shop in Manhattan, New York, pleaded guilty on July 26 for trying to sell $4.5 million worth of illegal elephant ivory from a back room.<p>On Thursday, some of that confiscated …

Extinction

2018 Is Too Soon For Sony's PlayStation 5

Sony is doing well, quite well in fact, as its recent earnings demonstrate. But this year, the good news is not necessarily tied to the PS4. Sony posted strong profits based on selling image sensors for smartphones, and also in part thanks to an insurance payment for one of their factories damaged …

Backward Compatibility

'Despicable Me 3' Nearly Catches Animation Single-Day Record

With China’s theaters cleared of meaningful competition due to the government film administration’s summer blackout of foreign live action movies, Universal/Illumination’s <i>Despicable Me 3</i> looted mainland multiplexes to the tune of RMB 163 million ($24 million) on Saturday, a mere 2.4 percent off the …

Animation

How Air Pollution Is Being Turned Into Ink

The soot that comes out of a tailpipe is being used to create art.<p>Anirudh Sharma was at a conference in India when he noticed black particles accumulating on his white shirt. The specks settling on him were from pollution in the surrounding air.<p>Byproducts from burning fossil fuels such as gasoline …

Pollution

Prototype '3D' chip from MIT could eliminate memory bottlenecks

Future CPUs will have to deal with growing amounts of data, but all too often they are slowed down by bandwidth issues between the processor and RAM. A prototype chip built by researchers at Stanford and MIT can solve the problem by sandwiching the memory, processor and even sensors all into one …

Oracle UX Goes Beyond 'Mobile First'

Oracle’s user experience team is building enterprise cloud applications for the way humans move through their day. That means much more than designing for mobile devices first. The UX we create needs to let our customers’ users shift between their personal and professional devices and lives more …

Mobile

Being Different Is the New Normal: Why 'Disruption' Is Here to Stay.

Remember what Netflix did to Blockbuster? Don't let that happen to you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>E-commerce sales grew 15.6 percent in 2016 and now accounts for 11.7 percent of all retail sales, according to recent reports. Amazon alone accounts for 43 percent of …

This design detail determines if you trust your news sources

When you’re reading an article online, you’re probably not stopping to consider what font the words are set in. But it’s making a big difference in how you absorb the news.<p>If you’re on a train and catch a glimpse of a newspaper over someone’s shoulder, chances are you can recognize which …

Visual Design

Why The Middle East Went To War With 'Wonder Woman'

In an article published on Wednesday I made the offhand observation that <i>Wonder Woman</i> had run into religious prejudices in certain parts of the Arab world, and that the Warner Bros. film had been rejected—and banned in several countries—largely because its star, Gal Gadot, is Jewish.<p>I knew when I …

Gal Gadot

What is your WHY? How NOT to Quit on Your Goals

This is for the guy who was going to workout yesterday and didn’t. Who was going to start eating better but hasn’t. It’s for the guy who has made the …

Metropolitan Museum of Art Makes Over 140,000 Art Images Available Online

As more and more cultural institutions are placing their collections online, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is leading the charge. The iconic museum's Open Access policy led them to put 375,000 images under the Creative Commons license earlier this year and now they are teaming up with …

5 UX tips from Facebook's VP of Design

Julie Zhuo, VP of product design for Facebook, has been at the company since 2006. Since joining, she’s helped grow the service from eight million college and high school kids to over one billion people worldwide.<p>How’d she do it?<p><b>Do more</b><p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly …

UX Design

Siberia: The search for a lost Gulag village

Four Lithuanians are going on an expedition to the Siberian wilderness to find out more about their grandparents' tragedy when they were deported by …

Narendra Modi heads to Israel, lifting the curtain on close ties | Reuters

NEW DELHI/TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Narendra Modi is making a first visit to Israel by an Indian prime minister next week, in a public embrace of a country that he has long admired for its military and technical expertise but which his predecessors kept at arm’s length.<p>Prime Minister Narendra Modi walks …

India

Bill Gates and Digitization: Ahead of the Curve Yet Again

We are moving from the buzzword “Internet of Things” (IoT) to the term “digitization.” As a supply chain professional, the digitization I’m most interested in is the “digital supply chain.” The concept of the digital supply chain encompasses IoT, but also includes the idea that sensor data needs to …

Bill Gates

How To Help Employees Find Meaning In Work

<i>From</i> Dan Marlin <i>of West Africa: I’ve got a somewhat philosophical question about the nature of work. What can leaders do to make their employees feel that their work has meaning? And why is it important for people to feel that they’re engaged with meaningful work? I’ve heard lots of perspectives on</i> …

Employee Engagement

The US shale oil industry is booming despite low crude prices

According to oil services firm Baker Hughes, the number of rigs deployed in the US rose for a 23rd consecutive week last week, marking the longest stretch of continued growth seen in three decades.<p>And, as shown in the chart below, with the rigs in operation now up 130% from May 2016, US oil output …

‘Solar paint’ breakthrough can provide endless energy source

It harnesses sun and the moisture in the air to harvest hydrogen<p>There’s big business in disguising energy-generating tech like solar panels as innocuous building elements like roof tiles, window blinds, and even stained glass. But researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne may have created the …

Apple's Plan To Dominate Silicon

Before creating my industry analyst and research company, I was fortunate enough to spend over a decade as an executive in semiconductors at Advanced Micro Devices and nearly another decade as a PC and server OEM at Compaq (purchased by HP), AT&T GIS and NCR (purchased then spun out by AT&T). I’ve …

4G LTE

'There is no plan B': GE is sticking to its risky high-tech strategy

BERLIN — General Electric will not abandon its high-tech strategy under its new chief executive even if the transition to digital equipment proves "uncomfortable" for many of its customers, senior managers said on Tuesday.<p>"There is no plan B. We're not going back," Ganesh Bell, chief digital …