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News Corp revenue beats as digital push pays off

(Reuters) - News Corp (NWSA.O), controlled by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, topped analysts' estimates for quarterly revenue on Thursday as the company benefited from a rise in online subscriptions and strong performance in its digitial real estate business.<p>The company's shares recovered from a near …

Real Estate

10 Slow Cooker Recipes Your Kids Will Love

And that everyone else around the table will love, too.

Cooking

Microsoft’s next act

CEO Satya Nadella talks about innovation, disruption, and organizational change.<p><b>In 2014, Satya Nadella was appointed CEO of Microsoft,</b> making him …

Google announces big changes for Assistant at MWC 2018

• At MWC 2018, Google dropped some information on new features for Google Assistant.<br>• Seven new languages are available now, including Hindi, Thai, Danish, and Norwegian.<br>• The company explained how new features would help developers work Assistant into apps without having to develop new code.<p>Mobile World …

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018 - MIT Technology Review

Every year since 2001 we’ve picked what we call the 10 Breakthrough Technologies. People often ask, what exactly do you mean by “breakthrough”? It’s …

Tech companies should stop pretending AI won’t destroy jobs - MIT Technology Review

I took an Uber to an artificial-­intelligence conference at MIT one recent morning, and the driver asked me how long it would take for autonomous …

Artificial Intelligence

Big Companies Are Embracing Analytics, But Most Still Don’t Have a Data-Driven Culture

For six consecutive years NewVantage Partners has conducted an annual survey on how executives in large corporations view data. Each year the response rate increases, and the reported urgency of making effective use of data increases as well. This year the results are both more encouraging and more …

What Could Amazon’s Approach to Health Care Look Like?

It is clear from some of its recent moves that Amazon sees the 18% of U.S. GDP dedicated to health care as fertile ground for expansion. Consider its decision to pursue the market for pharmaceutical distribution, or the recent announcement that it will be teaming up with Berkshire Hathaway and …

These Innovative Startups Take Education to the Next Level

Gamified learning, apps that let you study on your phone, blockchain-based edtech companies, personalized learning, teaching robots… the list goes on.<p>…

Education Technology

Health investors roll out unwelcome mat for Amazon's arrival | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As press releases go, it was vague and brief — six paragraphs, 394 words in all. In general terms, it described the beginnings of an effort by three big U.S. companies to team up to improve their employees’ healthcare services and save money.<p>FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is …

Enterprise Tech

Amazon’s entry into the health care industry, by the numbers

This could be Amazon’s biggest challenge yet.<p>Amazon is no stranger to disrupting industries. But with its tentative entrance into health care, along with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase, it might have challenged its biggest industry yet.<p>When Amazon announced today that it might be starting …

Health Care

Amazon wants to start delivering your healthcare coverage, too

Let’s be honest, here: For most of us, Amazon already controls most major aspects of our lives (all the stuff Google and Facebook don’t take care of …

Health Care

In just two hours, Amazon erased $30 billion in market value for healthcare’s biggest companies

Amazon has disrupted fashion, books, furniture, food, cloud-based storage services, and much else besides. Now, it’s coming for one of the biggest, most complex industries in the US: healthcare.<p>Today (Jan. 30), Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan announced a vague but market-moving plan to …

Jeff Bezos

The Data That Turned the World Upside Down

How Cambridge Analytica used your Facebook data to help the Donald Trump campaign in the 2016 election.<p><i>This article was originally published January 28, 2017.</i><p><i>Update: March 17, 2018:</i> <i>Facebook lawyer Paul Grewal announced in a blog post Friday that the company has suspended Strategic Communication</i> …

Cambridge Analytica

Nearly all new US electricity capacity was renewable in 2017

Renewable energy played an important role in the US last year... although you might not want to cheer too loudly. Data from both the Rhodium Group and the Energy Information Administration shows that solar and wind power represented 94.7 percent of the net new electricity capacity (15.8GW out of …

Why 2018 Will Be The Year Of VR 2.0

The first standalone virtual reality systems are coming—and freeing people from wires, PCs, and phones could boost the technology’s fortunes.<p>In the two years since consumer virtual reality hardware first hit store shelves, it has struggled to catch on. There are numerous reasons, but one is that …

Virtual Reality

Cars 2025

In the next ten years, the auto industry will undergo a profound transformation: the cars it builds, the companies that build them and the consumers …

How to Become a Data Scientist Without a Degree

This article will explore what it’s like to be a Data Scientist, the skillset required, and how to acquire these skills using mostly free or cheap …

Data Science

The Top Web Design Trends of 2017 (And One for 2018)

In the world of web design, it’s never too early to start looking ahead. However, it’s also important to analyze the past.As 2017 closes, take a look …

UI Design

4 Revolutions Made Possible by the Blockchain Economy | Inc.com

Blockchain has quickly become a polarizing figurehead for a new generation of optimistic innovators. And though much of the attention is stuck covering the transient, yet lucrative financial returns found in cryptocurrency markets, the long-term implications of the backend technology may turn out …

Blockchain

HomeBiogas 2.0: Ready-to-use biogas solution for the home

<b>There are a lot of pointless Kickstarters out there. This is NOT one of them.</b><p>Whether it's a DIY biogas digester made from an old bulk liquids …

Tech Is Transforming Our Spaces, And We’re Just Beginning To See How

Our smartphones have enabled us to do everything, everywhere–and our physical spaces are changing as a result, according to a comprehensive new survey by the architecture firm Gensler.<p>If you step inside a new boutique hotel’s lobby, you’ll probably see more people in the space who aren’t there for …

The Web began dying in 2014, here's how

Before the year 2014, there were many people using Google, Facebook, and Amazon. Today, there are still many people using services from those three tech giants (respectively, GOOG, FB, AMZN). Not much has changed, and quite literally the user interface and features on those sites has remained …

Google Search

First, Amazon destroyed retail -- now, it's coming for Starbucks

It was a foregone conclusion that Amazon was going to kill retail. Now, your favorite coffee store is in its sights.<p><i>Video:</i> <i>Next, Amazon will come for</i> …

Coffee

Why Dropbox decided to drop AWS and build its own infrastructure and network

There is always a tension inside companies about whether to build or to buy, whatever the need. A few years ago Dropbox decided it was going to move the majority of its infrastructure requirements from AWS into its own data centers. As you can imagine, it took a monumental effort, but the company …

Climate Science Looks Back to Predict the Future—And It’s Not Pretty

Simulating past climates gives science an uncomfortably accurate picture of what the future holds: The last time it was only a little warmer than …

An entirely renewable energy future is possible, a new study says

A new study finds that countries around the world could shift their economies entirely to renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind and hydroelectric, by the year 2050.<p>The researchers map out the blend of energy sources that each of 139 countries would need to completely switch their energy to …

Microsoft And Google Race To Build The World's Smartest Cloud

There’s no shortage of reasons for moving your business to cloud storage, provided that you haven’t already done so. Cloud-based platforms such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure offer a multitude of advantages to the more traditional methods of data storage, including added security, …

Artificial Intelligence

Where machines could replace humans--and where they can’t (yet)

The technical potential for automation differs dramatically across sectors and activities.<p><b>As automation technologies</b> such as machine learning and …

Making the future a reality

Aims to be a one-stop shop for projects seeking funding and helpers Targeting a global launch in Q1 of 2018. JACK Ser and Kenneth Tan were struck by …

Cryptocurrency