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Britain's iconic red phone boxes ring the changes

London - Facing extinction due to ubiquitous mobile phones, Britain's classic red telephone boxes are being saved from death row by ingenious conversions into all sorts of new uses.

Customer engagement has completely transformed: Microsoft CMO

“Digital transformation has totally reframed the way customers are engaging,” said Katia Houbiguian, CMO of Microsoft Canada at Microsoft’s recent Connected Sales and Marketing event.

Digital transformation market to be worth over $490bn by 2022

The digital transformation market is expected to more than double in size over the next five years. Investment will climb to $493.4bn as more businesses bring digital tech into the workplace and customer experiences. The market will pass $205bn in 2017.

US chain AMC signs Saudi deal after cinema ban lifted

Riyadh - Giant US cinema chain AMC Entertainment has signed a deal to build and operate movie theatres in Saudi Arabia after the conservative kingdom lifted a decades-old ban.

Simplifying travel planning through technology and AI: Interview Special

The way businesses and consumers book travel is set for further shake-ups as artificial intelligence becomes the norm. The process of planning travel is becoming simplified and easier.

Women are better at collaborative work than men

The world of work, and academia, are changing towards one more centered on collaboration than competition. A new study suggests that women are better suited for this way of working than men.

Facebook publicly released its internal harassment policy

On Friday, Facebook publicly released its internal anti-harassment policy on its website. The post breaks down the tech giant's processes when it comes to investigating harassment claims.

Interview: Why are open-source security vulnerabilities rising? Special

Open-source vulnerabilities are increasing, according to a new survey, that this presents concerns for businesses. But is enough being done? Not according to Guy Podjarny, CEO and co-founder of Snyk.

Skillsoft tackles digital skills shortage with new online courses

E-learning provider Skillsoft has announced the first series of online courses to train people in digital transformation skills. It comes as the industry faces a serious shortage of experts familiar with technologies such as AI, IoT and big data.

Ivanka Trump a 'rockstar' in India, despite criticism

Hyderabad - Ivanka Trump on Wednesday pushed business leaders to change their attitudes toward women at an Indian summit where she has drawn mixed reviews amid criticism over her White House role and clothes brand.

Ivanka Trump urges India to boost women in workplace

Hyderabad - Ivanka Trump urged India on Tuesday to close its yawning gender gap in the job market, telling a business summit in her biggest foreign mission yet that this would bring huge economic benefits.

India takes no chances for Ivanka Trump visit

Hyderabad - Indian authorities have cleared beggars off the streets and brought in 10,000 extra security forces for Ivanka Trump's biggest foreign mission since her father became president.

Internet of Things predictions for 2018, ready for business

The market data company Forrester Research has put together a list of Internet of Things (IoT) predictions for 2018. The new findings show the increasing impact that connected technology is having upon businesses.

Artificial intelligence primed for voice recordings

A new artificial intelligence platform has been launched, marketed as an ‘in-meeting’ intelligence that can listen, make notes and identify key moments that occur in a meeting an follow them up.

Square is taking on the big cryptocurrency exchanges

-Square is running a trial that allows some users of its Cash App to buy and sell bitcoin. -A full roll-out of the trial could translate into $30 million in revenues for the company, according to Credit Suisse.

Marvell Technologies to buy rival chipmaker Cavium in $6bn deal

Semiconductor firm Marvell Technologies has announced it will buy its rival Cavium in a deal valued at $6 billion. The acquisition comes during a time of increased consolidation in the chipmaking business, with several mergers underway or anticipated.

Y Combinator quietly stopped working with billionaire Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel, an influential investor who drew ire from many in the tech community due to his fervent support for President Donald Trump, has left his role at Y Combinator.

Tesla's sinking stock has made short sellers almost $1 billion

-Short sellers betting on a decline in Tesla's stock have made almost $1 billion in the fourth quarter. -Tesla's recent stock woes stem from a bottleneck hurting production on its hotly anticipated Model 3 vehicle.

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff bashes Microsoft

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff slammed Microsoft at an analyst event, hitting the rival company on executive turnover and market share.

Ecuador VP indicted in Odebrecht case

Quito - Ecuador's Vice President Jorge Glas and 12 others were indicted Tuesday for unlawful association in the giant corruption case involving Brazilian constructor Odebrecht.

New accelerator looks to give female founders a Big Push

Startup accelerator The Big Push is working to empower female entrepreneurs and their innovations. By providing crucial resources and advice to early stage, female-led startups, the accelerator is giving the Canadian tech world an inclusive push forward.

Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's 'dramatically undervalued' takeover

Broadcom has announced it has rejected the $105 billion takeover bid proposed by rival Broadcom earlier this month. What would have been the biggest tech deal in history was described by Qualcomm as a "dramatic" undervaluation of its business.

Uber loses appeal in U.K. case over drivers’ employment rights

Ex-Uber drivers James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam took Uber to court last October over their employment status and won. They argued that they should be given basic worker rights such as holiday pay and national minimum wage.

Ecuador VP facing indictment in Odebrecht case

Quito - Ecuador's attorney general on Thursday accused Vice President Jorge Glas of unlawful association in the giant corruption case involving Brazilian constructor Odebrecht.

Ex-Facebook president Sean Parker unloads on Mark Zuckerberg

-Facebook's first president, Sean Parker, has been sharply critical of the social network, accusing it of exploiting human "vulnerability." -"God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains," he said.

RBC: There's 3 things Snap can do to turn itself around

-Snap reported dismal earnings that sent its stock down 20% on Tuesday. -The company faces significant headwinds in drawing new users, engaging old ones and creating value, but it still has potential. -Keep track of Snap's stock price in real time here.

Nasdaq vice chair thinks AI could create 'a new sector'

Nasdaq vice chairman Bruce Aust has suggested the proliferation of AI could create a new business sector that innovates in ways we can't yet appreciate. Singling out autonomous vehicles as an example, Aust said he's "excited" about today's early work.

Leaked documents shows how Apple shopped for a new tax haven

-Leaked documents have revealed how Apple went shopping around for a tax haven in 2014. -It looked for a country with low taxes, discretion, and a stable political environment.

Tenfold investment boom in digital transformation of energy firms

Investments in AI and big data within the energy sector are up tenfold over last year, according to a new report assessing technology's impact on the industry. Despite being constrained by their scale, energy companies are starting to digitally transform.

WorkTech conference highlights advantages of changing workspaces

Corporate real estate (CRE), like every other industry, is undergoing a massive transformation. Speakers and attendees at the WorkTech17 conference in Toronto focussed on the technological and cultural changes that are affecting the industry.
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