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How This Former MIT Professor And Google Engineer Used Holograms To Build A $28 Million Startup – Lauren Aratani

A red laser pointer shining through a raw chicken carcass may not seem like groundbreaking science, but for veteran technologist Mary Lou Jepsen, it’s worth $28 million in funding for her latest startup, Openwater. Jepsen performed the chicken act as part of her August TED Talk to illustrate how her imaging-tech company is building cost-conscious … Continue reading How This Former MIT Professor And Google Engineer Used Holograms To Build A $28 Million Startup – Lauren Aratani

Volvo’s Plans To Grow Trucking Industry Involves Better Fridges, Autonomous Tech – Sebastian Blanco

Turns out, a better refrigerator and autonomous driving technology have something in common. They are both features that could help increase the number of semi truck drivers on the roads in the U.S. Because people like Malcolm Bryant don't come around that often. I recently visited the Volvo Trucks Customer Service Center in Dublin, Virginia … Continue reading Volvo’s Plans To Grow Trucking Industry Involves Better Fridges, Autonomous Tech – Sebastian Blanco

Harnessing Innovative Technologies To Advance Audit Quality – Panos Kakoullis

Businesses today operate in a dynamic, fast-moving, digitally enabled, and fiercely competitive global economy. To respond, organizations must constantly adapt – and so must their auditors, by incorporating innovative technologies to continuously address and identify emerging risks in markets characterized by perpetual transition. Ground breaking technologies are significantly enhancing audit quality by arming auditors with … Continue reading Harnessing Innovative Technologies To Advance Audit Quality – Panos Kakoullis

Investor: Value of Crypto Dropped, But Ecosystem and Industry are Growing Rapidly – Joseph Young

In the past seven days, the valuation of the crypto market dropped from $184 billion to $138 billion, by more than $46 billion. The cryptocurrency market experienced one of the worst weekly sell-offs in all of 2018, and the prices of major digital assets like Bitcoin have dropped by around 75 percent to 85 percent … Continue reading Investor: Value of Crypto Dropped, But Ecosystem and Industry are Growing Rapidly – Joseph Young

TransferWise Chairman: Distributed Ledger Technology Is Very Hard To Use – Ogwu Osaemezu Emmanuel

Blockchain technology, which undergirds bitcoin and other digital assets is slowly but steadily making its way into mainstream finance, but some financial institutions remain unconvinced about its potentials. TransferWise, a London-based payments platform has stated it is yet to see anything good in the nascent technology, reported  Fortune on November 19, 2018. TransferWise,  an Estonian developed … Continue reading TransferWise Chairman: Distributed Ledger Technology Is Very Hard To Use – Ogwu Osaemezu Emmanuel

How A Mysterious Tech Billionaire Created Two Fortunes & a Global Software Sweatshop – Nathan Vardi

From an office suite on the 26th floor of the iconic Frost Bank Tower in Austin, Texas, a little-known recruiting firm called Crossover is searching the globe for software engineers. Crossover is looking for anyone who can commit to a 40- or 50-hour workweek, but it has no interest in full-time employees. It wants contract … Continue reading How A Mysterious Tech Billionaire Created Two Fortunes & a Global Software Sweatshop – Nathan Vardi

China’s Ping An Insurance Firm Partner With Sanya City Authorities to Build DLT-Powered Smart City – Ogwu Osaemezu Emmanuel

Ping An Insurance Group, a highly reputed China-based insurance corporation has joined forces with the Sanya municipal government to develop a “smart city” that would be powered by blockchain technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and other new technologies,” according to a local news source, People’s Daily on November 14, 2018. Per sources close to the matter, … Continue reading China’s Ping An Insurance Firm Partner With Sanya City Authorities to Build DLT-Powered Smart City – Ogwu Osaemezu Emmanuel

Xerox Awarded Patent for DLT Based Electronic Document Verification System – Aisshwarya Tiwari

According to a patent filing published November 13, 2018, by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), American print and digital documents solutions company Xerox has won a patent for a DLT-based auditing system that tracks revisions to electronic documents. Increased Authenticity of Electronic Documents Per the filing, the patent was initially filed on February … Continue reading Xerox Awarded Patent for DLT Based Electronic Document Verification System – Aisshwarya Tiwari

How Bill Gates Aims to Save $233 Billion By Reinventing the Toilet – Jason Gale

Bill Gates thinks toilets are a serious business, and he’s betting big that a reinvention of this most essential of conveniences can save a half million lives and deliver $200 billion-plus in savings. The billionaire philanthropist, whose Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation spent $200 million over seven years funding sanitation research, showcased some 20 novel … Continue reading How Bill Gates Aims to Save $233 Billion By Reinventing the Toilet – Jason Gale

How Kara Swisher Is Holding Tech Titans Accountable – Moira Forbes

“You don’t get a medal for not doing a good job,” says Recode’s executive editor, Kara Swisher. Known as much for her brutal honesty as she is for breaking big news, Swisher is outspoken in her ongoing scrutiny of Silicon Valley, adamant that leaders there could and should be doing better when it comes to … Continue reading How Kara Swisher Is Holding Tech Titans Accountable – Moira Forbes

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