Commercial Intelligence

26 Jun 19
tonyg's idle mind Blog

My response to the Quora question, “Is there an accidental scenario with the missing MH-370 that stands up to scrutiny?” I recently answered a similar question, Is a mass hypoxia event the most likely explanation for the disappearance of MH370? I will provide that answer below, as I feel it suffices here: The latest theory is that […]

26 Jun 19
tonyg's idle mind Blog

My response to the Quora question, “Is a mass hypoxia event the most likely explanation for the disappearance of MH370?” The latest theory is that the pilot, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, deliberately steered off course and flew to 40,000ft so the aircraft would become depressurized and the passengers would die before he crashed the plane […]

26 Jun 19
NATION AND STATE

Authored by Kelley Beuacar Vlahos via The American Conservative, Beijing’s tyranny over its people is fast becoming more terrifying than anything in Nineteen Eighty-Four… It has become fairly cliché to call China’s surveillance state – its artificial intelligence-driven facial recognition, the new “social credit system,” its cultural policing and re-education camps for Uyghur minorities – […]

26 Jun 19
AntiCommunist Archive

Source:  Arcand Papers at Concordia University Date:  Ottawa, January 16, 1961 Author:  Pat Walsh, (“Former RCMP Special Branch Agent”) Archive:  1096-1103 Pat Walsh (Ottawa) date 16-01-1961, Text on spy ring, Adrien Arcand Collection, Special Collections, Concordia University, Adrien Arcand Collection. Canadian Background of Current Polish Communist Spy Ring in U.K. By Pat Walsh 1096 [Handwriting: […]

26 Jun 19
Alpha Defense News

ARMY Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $91,291,064 hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price) contract to provide engineering and other support services for all versions of the H-60 Blackhawk.  One bid was solicited with one bid received.  Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of June 27, […]

26 Jun 19
Archy news nety

Secondly, rigid rules on the "sale of data" and restrictions on the use of artificial intelligence are not a productive way of preventing abuse and would affect activities that are essential to our safety and security. Some behaviors raise alarms and need to be stopped, such as secretly sharing meticulously detailed personal profiles with political […]

26 Jun 19
Archy Worldys

TokyoDonald Trump is able to move markets with the tiniest news. For example, the US president has often scared investors with individual tweets. The fact that Trump does not rely on Twitter to cause a stir in a few words, was now in Japan. In a small circle made the US President a controversial statement. […]

26 Jun 19
Archy Worldys

OMAHA, Neb., 25 June 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – West Corporation ("West" or the "Company"), a world leader in technology-enabled services, today announced the renaming to Intrado. The rebranding reflects both the development of the company and its vision for the future. Since its founding in 1986, West has consistently adapted and evolved to the needs […]

26 Jun 19
From The Recamier

With no Saints to honor today, we note that today is the anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, and the date upon which my father died in 1998.

25 Jun 19
MANAGER MINT MEDIA

Drive.ai, the autonomous vehicle tech startup once valued at $200 million, is shutting down after four years, according to a state regulatory filing. The closure was first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle. The company is not responding to media inquiries, a PR rep told TechCrunch. The company’s Mountain View headquarters will close down on Friday, […]

25 Jun 19
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Our latest Navigator survey shows companies intend to invest in employee well-being and skills, as well as technology. Almost a third of businesses expect to change radically in the next two years as they seek new growth opportunities in a fast-changing world. While technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) top their spending plans, firms are also prioritising investment in the well-being and future skills of their people. These are among the findings of Navigator: Made for the Future, our survey of more than 2,500 companies in 14 countries and territories. The future is no dystopian nightmare. A business may need fewer people than today, but it will need those people to be highly trained and highly engaged – to be healthy and happy in their jobs Noel Quinn Conducted in May, it shows 34 per cent of decision-makers believe their firm’s technology will “totally” change over the next 24 months. Other areas in which companies expect to change “totally” include products and services (29 per cent), selling online (30 per cent) and the mix of skills and diversity in their workforce (27 per cent). In all, more than two-thirds of businesses expect to see at least some changes in every area. [iframe src=”https://players.brightcove.net/1418446428001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6051698329001″%5D%5B/iframe%5DStuart Nivison, Head of Client Network Banking, explains what the survey findings mean for our customers. ‘Highly trained and engaged’ As firms seek to boost productivity and their focus on customers, they plan to increase investment in: Research, innovation and technology (55%)Skills training (52%)Employee well-being (43%) Investment in employees is taking priority over spending on either logistics, plants and equipment or bricks-and-mortar premises, the survey suggests. “Excitement about rapidly-evolving technologies, including AI and virtual reality, comes through clearly as businesses prepare to meet the needs of tomorrow’s customers,” said Noel Quinn (pictured, top), CEO of Global Commercial Banking. “This survey also shows that the future is no dystopian nightmare. A business may need fewer people than today, but it will need those people to be highly trained and highly engaged – to be healthy and happy in their jobs – or they’ll take their skills elsewhere.” Asked about the actions they would take to enhance well-being and increase diversity, three in five businesses say they intend to introduce or increase flexible working practices. Technology as opportunity The technologies most commonly identified as providing opportunities in the future include the “Internet of Things” (which covers “smart” internet-connected devices and appliances) and artificial intelligence. The top skills required to take advantage of new technologies are identified as innovation, technological knowledge and skills that enhance the customer experience. Sustainability The survey also suggests that 45 per cent of firms will raise spending to become more environmentally sustainable over the next 24 months. Almost a quarter (24 per cent) want to become greener to attract and retain talented staff, while 30 per cent say they’re feeling pressure from customers to improve in this area.
25 Jun 19
Disruptive.Asia

ZTE has announced that it has secured over 25 5G commercial contracts globally and is committed to partnerships with over 60 operators across the globe.

25 Jun 19
Money and Business Thoughts

Drive.ai, the autonomous vehicle tech startup once valued at $200 million, is shutting down after four years, according to a state regulatory filing. The closure was first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle. The company is not responding to media inquiries, a PR rep told TechCrunch. The company’s Mountain View headquarters will close down on Friday, […]

25 Jun 19
jobsfordrivers

Drive.ai, the autonomous vehicle tech startup once valued at $200 million, is shutting down after four years, according to a state regulatory filing. The closure was first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle. The company is not responding to media inquiries, a PR rep told TechCrunch. The company’s Mountain View headquarters will close down on Friday, […]