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Beijing Wants to Treat Ant Like a Bank and Its Value Hangs in the Balance

Beijing Wants to Treat Ant Like a Bank and Its Value Hangs in the Balance

The sudden halt to Ant Group Co.’s giant initial public offering left investors hanging, employees shellshocked and shareholders trying to come to grips with why China pulled the plug on the record-breaking deal when it was so close to the finish line.

The Wall Street Journal November 18, 2020
The ‘Fintechization’ of Everything: The 7 Hottest Fintech Trends in 2021

The ‘Fintechization’ of Everything: The 7 Hottest Fintech Trends in 2021

We all know that 2020 has been a total paradigm shift year for the fintech world (not to mention the rest of the world). Our financial infrastructure of the globe has been pushed to its limits. As a result, fintech companies have either stepped up to the plate or hit the road for good.

Finance Magnates November 18, 2020
A blast of gas for better solar cells

A blast of gas for better solar cells

Treating silicon with carbon dioxide gas in plasma processing brings simplicity and control to a key step for making solar cells. A simple process for depositing silicon oxide onto silicon wafers could be a great step forward for making silicon-based solar cells. Researchers at KAUST have used a method called plasma processing in a chamber filled with carbon dioxide gas.

Tech Xplore November 18, 2020
Ambitious but controversial: Japan's new hydrogen project

Ambitious but controversial: Japan's new hydrogen project

Japan’s new 2050 deadline for carbon neutrality has thrown a spotlight on its efforts to find new, greener fuel options, including an ambitious but controversial liquid hydrogen venture. The Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) is a joint Japanese-Australian project intended to produce plentiful, affordable fuel for Japan.

Tech Xplore November 18, 2020
What’s The Biggest Data Threat For Businesses? (It’s Not What You Think)

What’s The Biggest Data Threat For Businesses? (It’s Not What You Think)

The enormous amount of data being generated every day is changing our world, and has given rise to a term most of us are now familiar with: big data. The sheer volume of data available is just one of the many challenges in working with big data. But perhaps the biggest data threat is one that many businesses don’t see coming.

Bernard Marr & Co. November 18, 2020
Accelerating Digital Transformation To Navigate Crisis: Lessons From Tableau Conference(ish) 2020

Accelerating Digital Transformation To Navigate Crisis: Lessons From Tableau Conference(ish) 2020

We recently held our first virtual Tableau Conference(ish), where more than 150,000 data enthusiasts tuned in from around the globe. Tableau Conference is our favorite time of year and although we couldn’t be together in person, we had an exciting three days of virtual content and networking opportunities.

Forbes November 18, 2020
5 ‘virtual leadership’ tips and tricks for startup founders and team leaders

5 ‘virtual leadership’ tips and tricks for startup founders and team leaders

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have had to adapt swiftly to the new reality of remote work. Since it seems that remote work is here to stay, the need for virtual management and leadership has emerged.

EU-Startups November 18, 2020
WTO blockchain report says customs remains ‘weak link’ of trade digitalization

WTO blockchain report says customs remains ‘weak link’ of trade digitalization

Analysts have been categorizing blockchain projects worldwide into a “periodic table” that allows for a granular analysis of the technology’s inroads into global trade. The World Trade Organization and Trade Finance Global have published their latest taxonomy of blockchain projects in international trade, arranged into what they present as a “periodic table” for the industry.

Cointelegraph November 18, 2020
A Blockchain Platform for User Data Sharing Ensuring User Control and Incentives

A Blockchain Platform for User Data Sharing Ensuring User Control and Incentives

We propose a new platform for user modeling with blockchains that allows users to share data without losing control and ownership of it and applied it to the domain of travel booking. Our new platform provides solution to three important problems: ensuring privacy and user control, and incentives for sharing.

Frontiers November 18, 2020
All Tricks And No Treat: Preparing For IT Chaos In 2021

All Tricks And No Treat: Preparing For IT Chaos In 2021

The tech industry is filled with shock statements about the unexpected sea of spooky threats just around the corner and how to prepare for them. But disaster recovery, backup, and resiliency are not the glitziest subjects when times are stable.

Forbes November 18, 2020
Development of anti-phishing browser based on random forest and rule of extraction framework

Development of anti-phishing browser based on random forest and rule of extraction framework

Phishing is a technique under Social Engineering attacks which is most widely used to get user sensitive information, such as login credentials and credit and debit card information, etc. It is carried out by a person masquerading as an authentic individual.

SpringerOpen November 18, 2020
A system to improve a robot's indoor navigation

A system to improve a robot's indoor navigation

Over the past decade or so, roboticists developed increasingly sophisticated robotic systems that could help humans to complete a variety of tasks, both at home and in other environments. In order to assist users, however, these systems should be able to efficiently navigate and explore their surroundings, without colliding with other objects in their vicinity.

Tech Xplore November 18, 2020
A self-balancing robot with a tail-like component

A self-balancing robot with a tail-like component

Nature is one of the greatest sources of inspiration for engineers and computer scientists developing new technological tools. Over the past decade or so, roboticists have developed countless robots inspired by the behavior and biological mechanisms of snakes, fish, cheetahs, birds, insects and countless other animals.

Tech Xplore November 18, 2020
Working With Intelligence: How AI Will Reshape Remote Work

Working With Intelligence: How AI Will Reshape Remote Work

Machine learning is already actively increasing employment opportunities for job applicants across the world, while AI could soon eliminate repetitive work entirely – allowing businesses more time to train workers to pick up more skilled tasks.

TechNative November 18, 2020
How IBM Is Working Toward a Fairer AI

How IBM Is Working Toward a Fairer AI

Humans have many kinds of biases. To name just a few, we suffer from confirmation bias, which means that we tend to focus on information that confirms our preconceptions about a topic; from anchoring bias, where we make decisions mostly relying on the first piece of information we receive on that subject; and from gender bias, where we tend to associate women with certain traits, activities, or professions, and men with others.

Harvard Business Review November 18, 2020
Emerging AI Will Drive The Next Wave Of Big Tech Monopolies

Emerging AI Will Drive The Next Wave Of Big Tech Monopolies

In October 2020 the US House Antitrust Subcommittee, chaired by Congressman David Cicilline, published its report on competition in digital markets. It conducted a full review of the market from top to bottom, focusing on the dominance of the giants in the industry: Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google.

Forbes November 18, 2020

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