Emerging Technology

Minnesota Supercomputing Institute

<b>Tuesday, April 25, 2017<br>12:00-4:00pm</b><b><br>4th and 5th Floors, Walter Library</b><p>MSI will hold its annual Research Exhibition on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The …

May Grad to Pursue Biomedical Research in Switzerland With Major Fellowship

University of Virginia student Daniel Naveed Tavakol will pursue his passion for tissue engineering in Switzerland after graduating in May.<p>Tavakol, a …

Education

Here's Why People Think Tesla Is the Most Innovative Company Today

I did a quick Twitter poll asking which technology companies you think are the most innovative today. The options …

Tesla

SAP Next-Gen Banks on NYC Ingenuity for Innovation in IT

SAP uses its influence and financial might to add momentum to New York's growing technology startup scene.

Innovation

CRISPR Pill May Be Key in Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

Even since Alexander Fleming stumbled across penicillin—the first antibiotic drug—scientists knew our fight with evolution was on.<p>Most antibiotics …

Medicine

A road map for digitizing source-to-pay

Technologies available today could automate more than half of the source-to-pay process. The potential? Lower procurement costs, greater savings, and …

Intelligence

Oracle may be planning internal “startup” center in Denver to explore VR, new technologies

Oracle Corp. is forming a unit it’s calling a startup within its U.S. operations to work on new technologies that may include virtual reality and …

Cloud Computing

Cleantech Patents Are Lagging—That’s a Big Problem

The number of U.S. patents granted for clean energy technologies has dropped over the past couple of years, after more than a decade of growth.<p>Those …

Energy

David Hasselhoff Stars in a New Short Film—and All His Lines Were Written by AI

Last year, an AI named Benjamin wrote a weird and entertaining science fiction short film called <i>Sunspring</i><i>.</i> Now, Benjamin’s back in a new film titled</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer to Make $186 Million From Verizon Deal

Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is set to make some $186 million as a result of the internet company's sale of its core business to Verizon, according to securities filings.<p>The hefty pay out comes despite Ms. Mayer's inability to accomplish what she was hired to do five years ago: revitalize …

Business

Alibaba launches program to help 1 million U.S. businesses sell to China

Companies run by robots. That’s what one of China’s most influential CEOs is predicting for the future. Buzz60<p>SAN FRANCISCO — When Jack Ma, executive chairman of Chinese mega-company Alibaba, met with President Trump in January, he made a promise – the online sales platform would give 1 million …

China

T-Mobile added over 1.1 million new subscribers in Q1 2017

T-Mobile announced some good news today. The nation’s third largest wireless carrier revealed it had added a total of over 1.1 million new subscribers in the first quarter of 2017. T-Mobile said this was the 16th consecutive quarter that the carrier had added over 1 million new customers.<p>The …

April 25

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales exits Guardian board over conflict of interest with Wikitribune news site

Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia, will leave the board of <i>the Guardian</i> newspaper after opting to launch his own rival news operation that will compete for staff, stories and donations.<p>The 50-year-old, who joined the board of Guardian Media Group as a non-executive director little over a year …

Journalism

Eli Lilly CEO Says Diabetes Is ‘Core Engine’ to Strategy

Dave Ricks, chief executive officer at Eli Lilly, discusses the company’s earnings and outlook for various treatments. He speaks with Bloomberg's …

Fortune 500

Berlin tech giant Rocket Internet made a loss of €741 million last year

BERLIN — Rocket Internet, the Berlin-headquartered startup factory, reported losses of €741.5 million (£630 million) for 2016 on Tuesday as several companies in its portfolio struggle to become profitable.<p>Losses at Rocket, which invests in existing internet companies and builds some of its own, …

SpaceX

Ericsson Drops 4% on Surprise Q1 Net Loss; Sees More Restructuring - Tech Trader Daily

By Tiernan Ray<p>Ericsson chief executive Borje Ekholm said Q1′s results were not acceptable and promised further restructuring to fix …

Cloud Computing

Puma CEO Says Women’s Line Has Great Momentum

Bjorn Gulden, chief executive officer at Puma, discusses the company’s earnings and growing momentum in their women’s line. He speaks with Francine …

Business

PPG Brightens Up Its Bid for Akzo -- WSJ

The $26.4 billion offer by the U.S. paint giant marks its third effort to woo Akzo Nobel<p>Paint giant PPG Industries Inc. on Monday raised its offer for Dutch rival Akzo Nobel NV to EUR24.6 billion ($26.4 billion), the U.S. firm's third takeover attempt in a two-month-long, unsolicited courtship.<p>PPG …

21st Century

LinkedIn Hits 500 Million Users

LinkedIn has announced that it has crossed a major milestone. The social network for professionals and owned by Microsoft, now has over half a …

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Now Has Over 500 Million Registered Users, Up 33 Million In Six Months

LinkedIn has released some big numbers being the first one since the $26.2b acquisition deal with Microsoft closed in December. In a blog post …

LinkedIn

In VR and AR, change is the only constant

In the world of augmented and virtual reality, there’s only one constant: the suite of available tools is constantly expanding.<p>Spending months …

Augmented Reality

A biotech's new drug sold 3 times better than expected — and the stock is taking off

April 25 (Reuters) - Biogen Inc reported quarterly revenue and profit that beat analysts' estimates, boosted by strong sales of recently launched spinal muscular atrophy drug Spinraza.<p>Shares of the company, which spun off its hemophilia business in February, were up 4.8 percent at $290.20 in …

Investing

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales to launch news service Wikitribune

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is planning a free online news service called Wikitribune in what he says is an effort to combat fake news.<p>The news …

Technology (India)

How Education Research Can Track Intrapersonal Changes

Education research should focus on situations and processes, not just on differences between groups of people. Intrapersonal research advocates …

Pedagogy

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales launches platform called Wikitribune to tackle fake news

Jimmy Wales, the founder of online encyclopedia Wikipedia, has launched a website aimed at countering the spread of fake news by bringing together …

Fake News

CPPIB acquires Nord Anglia Education

Nord Anglia Education (NYSE:NORD) agrees to be acquired by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in a transaction valued at approximately $4.3B, …

Business

How Leaders Can Make Innovation Everyone's Day Job

<i>This article is part of a new series exploring the skills leaders must learn to make the most of</i> rapid <i>change in an increasingly disruptive world. The</i> …

Innovation

News Highlights: Top Company News of the Day

For Aramco Insiders, Prince's $2 Trillion IPO Valuation Doesn't Add Up<p>Officials working on taking the state-owned oil company public have struggled to come up with a scenario under which Saudi Aramco is worth more than $1.5 trillion, according to people familiar with the matter.<p>Alphabet's Waymo …

Markets

LGBTQIA Scholarship Roundup for April 26, 2017

By Emilia Marcyk Current scholarship and academic news addressing LGBTQIA identities and concerns, of interest to librarians, educators, […]

Education

Apple delays the launch of first ever original show 'Carpool Karaoke'

Apple has delayed the launch of its first ever original video series "Carpool Karaoke" with comedian James Corden, the company said on Tuesday, …

Music Videos