Saturday 5 September 2015

Automakers, Google take different roads to automated cars

From his laboratory at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University, automated vehicle pioneer Raj Rajkumar said self-driving cars will evolve step-by-step, with humans staying in charge for a long time to come.   More than 2,500 miles west in Mountain View, Cali


Joint action needed on link human trafficking and corruption

The international fight against corruption must work in tandem with efforts to root out modern slavery since corruption is a key driver of human trafficking, the head of the world's largest anti-corruption organisation said on Thursday.   Many of the world&#


New approach to old alliance for Saudi King and Obama

Saudi Arabia's King Salman will meet US President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday, aiming to push him for more support in Riyadh's efforts to counter Iran after it agreed to a nuclear deal that will relieve Tehran of some international pressure. Despite Saudi disappo


80pc of employees ‘prefer digital-driven firms’

Around 80 per cent of employees across the globe want to work for a digitally enabled company, a report said, adding that a majority of them agree that their organisations provide the necessary skills to capitalize on digital trends. The new report entitled “Strategy, Not T


Saving migrant workers from slavery -TripAdvisor-style

A Mexican migrant paid a recruiter thousands of dollars for work in the US, only to endure slavery, time in jail and finally deportation. To make sure others did not fall prey to the same man, the migrant wrote a review of the recruiter on, a site for migrants fro


Selfie madness: too many dying to get the picture

The rise of selfie photography in some of the world's most beautiful, and dangerous, places is sparking a range of interventions aimed at combating risk-taking that has resulted in a string of gruesome deaths worldwide. The act of taking a picture of oneself with a mobile pho


Oil price seen at $55 next year

With oil stock balances next year looking softer and costs coming down, the commodity will trade at $55 and $61 per barrel during 2016 and 2017, respectively, said the Bank of America (BofA) Merrill Lynch in a report. “Looking at the near-term, however, we still believe oil


Web address boom ‘bonanza for cyber-criminals’

An explosion in the number of new Internet addresses has created a wealth of opportunities for criminals exploiting shady domains such as .zip, .kim or .party, according to an industry study published on Tuesday. Attackers are constantly in search of new domains for links to lead


Oil nations step up focus on renewables

As the oil price further deteriorates, major oil-producing countries are increasingly looking to the future and to sustainability, a report said. Recently, Bloomberg forecast that two-thirds of the $12.2 trillion global investment in capacity-generation to 2040 will be in the ren


ME funds positive on stocks as valuations improve

Middle East fund managers have turned more positive towards equities in the region after a plunge in markets reduced valuations and oil prices rebounded, a monthly Reuters survey shows. The survey of 15 leading investment firms, conducted over the past several days, shows 20 per

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