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Lyft lifted by $1bn investment led by Google subsidiary

Ride-hailing service Lyft has raised $1 billion in a funding round led by Google investment firm CapitalG. The Uber rival is now worth $11bn, giving it more spending power as it expands its presence around the world. Uber has recently faced some setbacks.

Maryland Governor: 'Get ready' for Baltimore-Washington Hyperloop

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said he supports Elon Musk's Hyperloop project that will connect Baltimore and Washington.

Shopify to expand in Waterloo, hiring up to 500 new employees

E-commerce company Shopify announced today that it will expand its Waterloo operations, adding 300-500 additional employees over the next two to three years.

Apple and GE partnership puts industrial IoT on the iPhone

Apple and GE have announced a partnership that will see GE's Predix industrial IoT platform land on iOS. Developers will be able to build industrial IoT services that can run on the iPhone and iPad, offering a way to access analytics from iOS devices.

Uproar as Turkey detains top civil society figure

Istanbul - Turkish police have detained businessman and leading civil society activist Osman Kavala, reports and his lawyer said Thursday, raising fresh alarm over freedom of expression under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Uproar as Turkey detains top civil society figure

Istanbul - Turkish police have detained a businessman who is one of the country's leading civil society figures, reports and his lawyer said Thursday, raising fresh alarm over freedom of expression under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Nadella implies Microsoft still working on enterprise smartphones

Microsoft recently confirmed Windows 10 Mobile is no longer in active development. This isn't stopping the company from pursuing refocused mobile ambitions though. In a new interview, CEO Satya Nadella suggested an enterprise device could still be coming.

Google Calendar gets a redesign and new enterprise features

Google has announced an overdue and long-anticipated refresh of Calendar's web interface. The new look is based on the company's Material Design language, giving it a bolder, brighter and more modern look. There's also new features for business users.

Tim Cook reflects on the lesson from Steve Jobs' biggest flop

Back in 2000, Apple released the Power Mac G4 Cube, a funky small PC designed by Jony Ive himself. It was a good-looking piece of hardware, but it flopped so hard that Apple discontinued it after a year.

Chinese businesses herald Communist congress by closing shop

Bejing - Businesses ranging from cookware to karaoke in China's teeming capital have temporarily shut down as the ruling Communist Party prepares to hold its most important political event of the last five years.

Financial losses from climate change for businesses

Among the myriad of factors that businesses need to consider when performing future financial modeling is the impact of changing climate, especially hurricane-related financial loss. A new method to calculate this has been put forward.

Firms allocate bigger IT budgets as interest in AI and IoT mounts

IT department budgets are set to increase in 2018 as firms dedicate resources to experimenting with AI and the Internet of Things. The drive towards the digital economy, automation and cloud-based analytics is leading businesses to prioritise IT spending.

Fintech startup Revolut signing 40 new business customers per day

-Foreign exchange startup Revolut has 16,000 business customers four months after launch. -Signing up 3,000 to 3,500 new retail customers each day. -Plans to launch in the US, Australia, Canada, Singapore, and Hong Kong in the first quarter of 2018.

For businesses, is audio communication best?

When making business deals remotely it might not be worth investigating in expensive video technology and sticking with a telephone instead. New research finds people tend to read others' emotions more accurately when they listen and don't look.

Chatbots to improve customer experience at banks

Chatbots could improve customer experience and increase efficiency within finance. The relative simplicity of creating and running chatbot services is making them a popular option. They can replace regular staff and offer users support as they need it.

Automation could take almost 40 percent of young workers' jobs

Automation could displace almost 40 percent of young workers over the next 15 years, according to research by PwC. People aged between 16 and 24 in the U.S. are the most at risk but there are also concerns over a lack of homegrown STEM talent in the UK.

Tesla is struggling to build the Model 3 — here's why

Tesla's third-quarter delivery numbers were both impressive and depressing. The carmaker is on pace to sell 100,000 vehicles annually for the first time in its 14-year history.

Microsoft launches $3.5m search for startups innovating in AI

Microsoft has announced a $3.5m search for startups working to "progress the future" of artificial intelligence. In partnership with several venture groups, Microsoft will award pioneers with free Azure computing resources and a share of the $3.5m fund.

Digital transformation is all about CIO/CFO collaboration

There are many factors that are required for a successful digital transformation project. One that's been called out as particularly important is CIO and CFO collaboration.

From a 'cultural meme' to a comeback kid: Samsung bounces back

Samsung has pulled a successful comeback from its exploding phones fiasco last year, with its brand value up 9 percent, according to Interbrand.

$9 billion startup Stripe makes shopping online less frustrating

The flagship Stripe technology allows businesses to accept payments through their apps or websites. Companies like Salesforce, Lyft, and even Amazon rely on Stripe to process some or all of their online payments, invisibly to the user.

Uber will IPO by 2019 and let Softbank buy a huge stake

Uber's board of directors struck a grand bargain on Tuesday, settling a fractious internal battle that has hamstrung the ride-hailing company for months and paving the way to a giant initial public offering in two years.

Gartner to CIOs: The days for digital 'experimentation' are over

Artificial intelligence and new cybersecurity threats are evolving the role of the CIO, research firm Gartner says. Chief information officers are having to respond to new challenges as they scale their businesses, making it hard to stay up-to-date.

Roku's IPO popped nearly 70 percent - 'even investors watch TV'

The stock, which was priced at the top of its range at $14 a share, surged on its opening day and finished Thursday's regular trading session up nearly 70 percent at $23.50.

Melinda Gates: U.S. must stop demanding we all be workaholics

On Wednesday, Melinda Gates joined LinkedIn (now owned by Microsoft) and penned her first column. In it she argued that corporate America's workaholic culture is one of the main obstructions to diversity, causing women and minorities to lean out.

Microsoft makes it easier for businesses to use Macs at work

Microsoft has announced a partnership with Apple device management provider Jamf. The collaboration will make it easier for businesses to use Macs in conjunction with Microsoft services. It's part of Microsoft's aim to enable enterprise interoperability.

How chatbots could change customer service over the next 5 years

Chatbots will enhance chat conversations by helping humans with micro-tasks and automatic replies, though it's unlikely that bots will replace humans entirely.

Slack uses AI to combat messaging overload by analysing language

Slack's building technology that will tell you how your language changes depending on the time and who you're talking to. CEO Stewart Butterfield said the reports will let you gauge your workplace temperament but the tech might "be a long time" away.

Italy looks to its African entrepreneurs to ease migrant pressure

Rome - Italy has turned to its homegrown African entrepreneurs for help in easing the economic pressures driving hundreds of thousands of migrants onto the country's southern shores.

Microsoft announces Office 2019 as alternative to cloud software

Microsoft has announced a new version of its Office desktop productivity suite that will arrive late next year. Office 2019 is likely to be the last perpetual Office edition as Microsoft pushes users to move to its cloud-based Office 365 workspace.
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