- Asian shares flat but on track for weekly gains
- Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:03:11 -0500 -
TOKYO/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares flatlined on Friday but were on track for robust weekly gains, while the euro caught its breath after sliding when the European Central Bank trimmed the size of its asset purchase program and also extended it for longer than many had expected. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan wobbled close to the previous session's close in early trading, poised for a weekly gain of 2.2 percent. Japan's Nikkei stock index was up 0.6 percent, up 2.4 percent for the week in which the dollar gained 0.6 percent against the yen.
- Saudi Arabia tells oil buyers of cuts after OPEC deal, PIRA says
- Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:40:32 -0500 -
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is informing its customers of cuts to their January crude oil supplies to comply with the latest OPEC agreement, according to a PIRA note late on Thursday. The note adds that cuts will be to varying degrees, but is likely to be larger to North America due to lower margins. Last week, members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed to scale back output, its first cut since 2008. (Reporting by Catherine Ngai; Editing by Phil Berlowitz)
- Wife of billionaire Pimco co-founder Bill Gross files for divorce
- Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:07:19 -0500 -
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The wife of Pacific Investment Management Co co-founder Bill Gross is seeking a divorce after 31 years of marriage.
- Japan doubles Fukushima disaster-related cost to $188 billion
- Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:18:47 -0500 -
Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) said on Friday it has nearly doubled its projections for costs related to the Fukushima nuclear disaster including decommissioning and compensation to 21.5 trillion yen ($188.40 billion). In 2013, the ministry had calculated the cost at 11 trillion yen comprising 5.4 trillion yen for compensation, 2.5 trillion yen for decontamination, 2 trillion yen to decommission the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi plant, operated by Tokyo Electric Power Co , and 1.1 trillion yen for a facility to store contaminated soil.
- DuPont CEO Breen says Trump win unlikely to impact Dow deal
- Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:59:46 -0500 -
Executives and dealmakers are looking for signs of whether the incoming Trump administration will take a traditional Republican approach to major mergers and treat them with a lighter touch. Breen said he does not expect Trump's rhetoric would make the president-elect's administration less likely to approve the $130 billion Dow-DuPont merger agreement, reached a year ago. European Union antitrust regulators said on Nov. 9 they had received key data from the companies and set a Feb. 28 deadline for a decision.
- Wells Fargo picks four directors for sales scandal probe - source
- Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:23:44 -0500 -
Rounding out the special committee's leadership, the person said, are Enrique Hernandez, chair of the board of directors' risk committee, and Donald James, a director who sits on the board's finance and risk committees. All the directors of the special committee are independent in that they do not work for the company in an operational sense.
- U.S. SEC enforcement chief Ceresney to depart at year-end
- Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:09:17 -0500 -
Andrew Ceresney, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Wall Street policeman, will leave the agency at the end of December, joining other top officials who are departing before Donald Trump is sworn in as president in January. Ceresney is the seventh top official at the SEC to announce his departure since Trump won November's election. Since then, the SEC has been hit with a wave of resignations, led by the announcement that SEC Chair Mary Jo White plans to step down at the end of the Obama administration.
- 3M to sell identity management business to Gemalto
- Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:49:16 -0500 -
(Reuters) - 3M Co , the maker of Scotch tape and Post-it notes, said it had entered into agreements to sell its identity management business to Amsterdam-based digital security company Gemalto for $850 million. "We believe that the identity management business will be better positioned with a company that is primarily focused on security solutions," the company's vice president of traffic safety and security division, John Riccardi, said in a statement. Minnesota-based 3M said it would record a gain related to the deal, and incur various charges after the sale is completed.
- BNY Mellon's payment woes its second big tech glitch in 18 months
- Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:55:02 -0500 -
A payment processing glitch at BNY Mellon Corp this week should not be a surprise as executives inside the world's largest custody bank recently highlighted a number of problems with the daily task of moving trillions of dollars around the global banking system. BNY Mellon on Thursday declined to say how widespread the problem was. The bank provides payment services in more than 100 currencies through more than 2,000 correspondent bank accounts worldwide.
- Jho Low family dealt setback in move to claim assets in 1MDB probe
- Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:17:25 -0500 -
Earlier this week four relatives of Low Taek Jho filed a motion to delay the Dec. 12 hearing to Jan. 23 so they could go to courts in New Zealand and the Cayman Islands to try and get real estate and other assets transferred to a new trustee. In a one-sentence ruling, U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer denied both the motion to postpone the hearing and a separate request to extend the deadline for filing a claim. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak established the IMDB fund in 2009 and chaired the advisory board until recently.
- US homebuilder confidence holds steady in November
- Mon, 18 Nov 2013 11:13:49 -0500 -
U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the housing market held steady this month, but many are worried that another fight over the federal budget could cause would-be buyers to put off home purchases.
- Veterans: An untapped workforce that could be the next revolution in tech employees
- Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:07:46 -0500 -
IT solutions firm Sharp Decisions has been training and deploying teams of tech-savvy veterans since 2013. The Trump administration's visa positions could affect IT employment: Are vets the solution?
- New innovation hub in Silicon Valley details the explosive growth of IoT
- Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:09:43 -0500 -
IngDan opens its first U.S. IoT experience center with interactive tech gadgets on display to the public.
- Poll: Can tech solve "fake" news?
- Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:05:48 -0500 -
Social media represents the democratization of the dissemination of information. Yet algorithms and search optimization have atomized web consumers. Did tech create the "fake" news problem? Vote now.
- Google's DeepMind 'Lab' opens up source code, joins race to develop artificial general intelligence
- Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:59:00 -0500 -
Earlier this week, DeepMind, Google's machine learning platform, unveiled a new 'lab' on GitHub that will offer an open source environment for AI development. Here's what it means.
- Microsoft, Intel partner on Project Evo to bolster efforts in AI, security, mixed reality
- Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:52:59 -0500 -
At the recent Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) event, Intel and Microsoft announced a partnership focused on far-field speech communications, biometric security, and more.
- CIOs expect to increase hiring in 2017, here are the tech jobs that top their list
- Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:43:25 -0500 -
Jobs in database management, desktop support, network administration, and cybersecurity will be the most in-demand going into 2017, according to a Robert Half survey.
- Windows 10 on your smartphone: Microsoft brings desktop apps to mobile
- Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:40:00 -0500 -
Giving Windows 10 phones the ability to run the broad sweep of Windows apps could make handsets more appealing to business.
- 10 brain teasing questions to ask when interviewing IT professionals
- Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:00:00 -0500 -
Google famously asked interview candidates brainteasers like 'How many golf balls fit into a school bus?' Here are some similar puzzles, and reasons why this method can help you find the right applicant.
- How to install and configure LDAP and phpLDAPadmin
- Thu, 08 Dec 2016 02:57:24 -0500 -
If you want to dive into the realm of LDAP, learn how to have that server up and running quickly and easily.
- How to use the Windows 10 View Your Network Properties feature to obtain detailed information
- Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:00:03 -0500 -
With Windows 10's View Your Network Properties feature and the Network Reset command, troubleshooting has gotten a bit easier.
- How to connect multiple Google cloud accounts to Grive2
- Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:25:53 -0500 -
If you use Grive2 to sync your Google account to a Linux desktop or server and want to connect multiple accounts, here's how to do it.
- Worried about identity theft? Then you should avoid these password pitfalls
- Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:47:59 -0500 -
We're constantly reminded of the risks that come with bad passwords, yet many people persist in using obvious and easy-to-crack names, words, and patterns. Want to know if you're at risk?
- Slack teams with Google Cloud, adds Docs preview, Drive Bot, and more
- Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:18:13 -0500 -
Enterprise messaging platform Slack recently announced it will be partnering with Google on new features and deeper integrations between the brands.
- Learn cybersecurity basics with these essential YouTube videos
- Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:57:38 -0500 -
A hand-picked list of must-watch cybersecurity videos to help you learn the fundamentals of encryption, how hackers penetrate systems, and strong cyber-defense tactics for business.
- NIST's Cybersecurity Framework offers small businesses a vital information security toolset
- Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:58:00 -0500 -
Small businesses run lean, and bad guys know that means security may be less than adequate. NIST researchers share ways that small businesses can protect their information.
- Top 10 innovation trends to watch, according to Ford
- Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:44:40 -0500 -
On Wednesday, the American auto giant released its annual trend report, highlighting three past trends and seven to look for in 2017. Here's what you should know.
- How Amazon is moving closer to on-premises compute with Snowball Edge
- Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:34:00 -0500 -
At first glance, Snowball Edge looks very similar to a hyperconverged infrastructure solution. AWS is using the device to lower barriers to the public cloud for potential customers.
- Why geocoding is better than street addresses, and will power future tech and services
- Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:46:39 -0500 -
Both What3Words and Google's open location codes identify locations more precisely and concisely than conventional addresses. Here's how.
- Fedora 25: Bleeding edge and bloody brilliant
- Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:45:42 -0500 -
If you've been waiting for a reason to come back to Fedora, here's why the 25th iteration might be the perfect time.
- Alibaba's YunOS overtakes iOS in China, but what is it?
- Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:28:53 -0500 -
YunOS now has the second largest Chinese market share, right between Android and iOS, but despite its prominence many people don't know what it is.
- Microsoft partners with Cray to run deep learning algorithms on supercomputers
- Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:05:35 -0500 -
Microsoft and Cray recently unveiled a collaborative work scaling the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit to run on a Cray XC50 supercomputer, getting results faster then before.
- GE's lamp of the future is the first embedded with Amazon's Alexa Voice Service
- Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:59:00 -0500 -
The cool factor of smart home technology goes up a notch with the debut of a new voice-controlled table lamp from GE.
- The smart city security nightmare: How cities can stay awake
- Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:44:00 -0500 -
One of the elephants in the room at the 2016 Smart Cities Summit in Boston was cybersecurity. It threatens to derail the most optimistic plans for making cities more efficient and more responsive.
- Should your business adopt mobile payments?
- Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:00:02 -0500 -
One-third of consumers expect mobile money will dominate payments within a decade, yet merchants have been slow to catch up. Here's why you should consider mobile payments, and how to get started.
- Why the most boring IoT data may actually make the most money
- Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:30:03 -0500 -
Most people think of IoT as all about smartphones and smart watches, but the smartest money of all may be on dumb, industrial-grade sensors.
- Evie brings a new level of efficiency to the Android home screen
- Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:45:21 -0500 -
Not all Android home screens are built for efficiency. If efficiency is what you seek, look no further than Evie Launcher.
- How an analytics app is changing the lives of acne patients
- Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:49:00 -0500 -
Approximately 500 million people suffer from acne, though only a very small percentage of sufferers see a dermatologist for advice. Find out how an analytics app is democratizing acne treatment.
- Infographic: Many companies lack skills to implement and support AI and machine learning
- Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:43:00 -0500 -
In a recent Tech Pro Research survey, respondents indicated that understanding of AI and machine learning was limited in their workplaces.
- Android Security Bulletin December 2016: What you need to know
- Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:57:00 -0500 -
Although there are no new Critical vulnerabilities in the Android December 2016 Security Bulletin, there are plenty of flaws to be found this month. Get the highlights.