The White House is unsure about Trump's idea of a separate Space Force

The White House does not appear to be certain on how it will implement Space Force. White House officials were reportedly still mulling the possibility of Space Force operating under the wings of the Air Force. President Donald Trump touted the Space Force as an independent military branch in numerous statements and campaign speeches. The White House does not appear to be certain on how it will implement Space Force, President Donald Trump's highly anticipated sixth branch of the military, an...
Tags: Congress, Navy, White House, China, Russia, Defense, US, Trends, Marine Corps, Pentagon, Air Force, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Trump, Mark Kelly, Air Force Army Navy

AI-generated fingerprints could soon fool biometric systems

Research led by two top universities has shed doubt on whether biometric security systems, on their own, can protect our most sensitive data. Humans are notoriously bad at creating secure passwords. But that’s okay; we’ve fixed the problem, at least somewhat, by introducing a slew of new devices that rely on biometric authentication, whether in the form of fingerprints, voice recognition, or facial scanning. Researchers at New York University and Michigan State University, however, have their do...
Tags: Startups, Artificial Intelligence, New York University, Michigan State University

Will it fit me? Bangalore startup, Size n Fit provides online trial room to shoppers

Size n Fit helps shoppers find the apparel that fit, turning the moment of hesitation in online apparel shopping into confidence & purchase, resulting in increased sales and reduced returns. Size n Fit technology is live on web stores like Shoppers Stop, Manyavar and Puma. When the shopper visits the apparel product page, an algorithm […] Source
Tags: Business, Puma, Bangalore, Digitalindia, Shoppers Stop Manyavar

Opioid case has new complication: Babies born in withdrawal

The long-running federal court case seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for the nation's opioid crisis has a new complication: How does it deal with claims covering the thousands of babies born to addicts?Attorneys representing... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business

Adani Group to fully fund troubled Carmichael coal mine

India's Adani Enterprises will fully fund its controversial Carmichael coal mine and rail project in Australia, Adani Mining Chief Executive Lucas Dow said on Thursday, according to a statement from the group.
Tags: Money, Australia, India, businessNews, Carmichael, Adani Group, Adani Enterprises, Lucas Dow

Gold gains as dollar sags on cautious Fed remarks

Gold prices firmed on Thursday as the dollar faltered following dovish comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, calming investor concerns over the pace of rate hikes.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Fed, Jerome Powell, U S Federal Reserve Chair

Chicago calling: Air New Zealand's Boeing 787 Dreamliner ready to fly further than ever before

Air New Zealand launches its Auckland-Chicago route tomorrow, flying further than ever before and pushing its planes' limits.It is the airline's most ambitious flight yet, taking it deep into the heart of the lucrative United States... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Chicago, United States, New Zealand, Boeing, Air New Zealand, Auckland Chicago

SpiceJet shares rise; gives additional bank guarantee to airport operator

Shares of SpiceJet Ltd rose as much as 2.8 percent on Thursday after the low-cost carrier said it has provided an additional bank guarantee of 200 million rupees ($2.83 million) to state-owned Airports Authority of India for unpaid dues.
Tags: Money, businessNews, SpiceJet, SpiceJet Ltd, Airports Authority of India

Michael Hill jeweller fined $169,000 following Commerce Commission investigation

Retailer Michael Hill New Zealand has been fined $169,000 in the Wellington District Court today following a Commerce Commission investigation.The investigation was centred around the jeweller failing to comply with the extended... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Commerce Commission, Michael Hill, Wellington District Court

Yes Bank hits over two-year low after ICRA, CARE cut ratings

Shares of Yes Bank Ltd plunged to their lowest in more than two years on Thursday after credit rating agencies ICRA and CARE Ratings downgraded ratings on the lender's debt instruments.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Bank, ICRA, Bank Ltd

Tomorrow There Will Be Live Forum Interaction 10AM-Noon PST

As regular commenters are aware, there was a recent switch from Vuukle to Spot.IM. If at all possible this will be the last comment system switch. Apologies for not providing enough specific callouts... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Innovation, Vuukle

Redaction ineptitude reveals Facebook's 2012 plan to sell Graph API access to user data for $250,000

Six4three sucks at redaction: its court filing in its lawsuit against Facebook (previously) was redacted by drawing black rectangles over the text, which can still be copied and pasted to read it. This is a stupid mistake that most people stopped making a decade ago. The unredacted text reveals that in 2012 Facebook planned to market access to its Graph API for $250,000; it also provided access to the API to Nissan and Royal Bank of Canada (these two were previously known to have accessed t...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Business, News, Law, Netflix, Chrysler, Nissan, Royal Bank Of Canada, Surveillance Capitalism, Facebook Plaintiff, DeleteFacebook, Six4three, Cyrus Farivar Ars Technica, You Suck At Pdf, David Godkin

Huawei had no notice from GCSB, seeks urgent meeting with ministers

Huawei New Zealand says it got no formal notification from the GCSB on the decision to block its tender for Spark's 5G network.It has also had no formal contact since the announcement and is seeking "an urgent meeting with the relevant... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Huawei, GCSB, Huawei New Zealand

Rupee hits three-month high, bond yields at six-month low

The rupee rose to a three-month high against the dollar on Thursday while bond yields were at their lowest levels since early May as most Asian markets rallied following the U.S. Federal Reserve's comments, helping boost appetite for riskier assets.
Tags: Money, businessNews, U S Federal Reserve

Huawei seeks clarification after NZ intelligence agency rejects 5G bid

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said it was seeking clarification from New Zealand after the country's intelligence agency rejected the telecommunication industry's first request to use the Chinese firm's equipment in its planned 5G mobile network.
Tags: Money, businessNews, New Zealand, Huawei, Nz, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd

Elon Musk ducks out of one Los Angeles tunnel but pursues another

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has scrapped plans for a high-speed passenger tunnel under the West side of Los Angeles but is moving ahead with a similar proposal across town designed to whisk baseball fans to and from Dodger Stadium.
Tags: Elon Musk, Money, Los Angeles, businessNews

Some retailers turn to liquidators especially for holidays

As holiday sales pick up, so do returns. And that’s when liquidation companies kick into high gear.
Tags: Amazon, Business, News, Retail

Oil strengthens ahead of G20 meeting, but supply rise caps gains

Oil prices ticked higher on Thursday on optimism that trade talks at the G20 meeting could aid the global economy and improve the demand outlook, while an increase in U.S. crude inventories to their highest in a year curbed gains.
Tags: Money, G20, businessNews

I follow the process, says GCSB chief Andrew Hampton

Andrew Hampton, the spy chief who has blocked Spark's plans to use Huawei for its 5G network, says he has come under no pressure from Five Eyes counterparts or from political quarters in carrying out his role.He said his role as... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Huawei, GCSB, Andrew Hampton

S. Korea orders 2nd Japan firm to compensate forced laborers

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's top court on Thursday ordered a Japanese company to compensate 10 Koreans for forced labor during Tokyo's 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula, in the second such ruling in a month... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: South Korea, Business, Japan, Korea, Tokyo, Seoul South Korea, Korean Peninsula

Damien Venuto: Billboard firm's MediaWorks play makes sense

Outdoor media companies have emerged as the dark horses in this age of digital disruption.Gone are the days of a tattered billboard on a dusty road, waiting for the swoosh of a passing vehicle. In the past few years we've seen what... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, MediaWorks, Damien Venuto

Global Markets: Asia stocks advance, dollar struggles on signs of more cautious Fed

Asian stocks advanced on Thursday, tracking a surge on Wall Street, after the chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve suggested it may nearing an end to its three-year rate tightening cycle, boosting interest in riskier assets.
Tags: Asia, Money, businessNews, Fed, U S Federal Reserve

S.Korean court decision on wartime forced labourers draws rebuke from Japan

South Korea's top court ruled on Thursday that Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd must compensate 28 South Koreans for their forced labour during World War Two, a ruling that drew an immediate rebuke from Tokyo.
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Money, businessNews, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd

Beingmate seeks state investment backing, opens door for Fonterra sale

Fonterra's troubled Chinese partner Beingmate Baby & Child is in talks with state-owned firms about introducing capital as part of a strategic review.This is leading to speculation Fonterra could look to sell its 18.8 per cent stake... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Fonterra, Beingmate Baby Child, Beingmate

Making AI algorithms crazy fast using chips powered by light

Optical chips have been tried before—but the rise of deep learning may offer an opportunity to succeed where others have failed.
Tags: Innovation

ANZ boss admits 'shortcuts' taken in loan approvals

ANZ chief executive Shayne Elliott has admitted the bank's branch staff have in the past been "more likely to shortcut the process" in assessing loan applications for existing customers by leaning on the controversial HEM benchmark.The... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, ANZ, Shayne Elliott

Breaking Through to Next Levels of Technology

There have been some who have complained about the seeming lack of acceleration or slower than some have expected development of societal technology. Richard Jones talks about lack of specific... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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SKorea orders 2nd Japan firm to compensate forced laborers

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s top court has ordered a Japanese company to compensate 10 Koreans for forced labor during Tokyo’s 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula. Thursday’s ruling by the Supreme Court was widely expected as the court ruled last month that another Japanese company must compensate four Korean men for […]
Tags: South Korea, Business, Japan, News, Supreme Court, Tokyo, Seoul South Korea, Korean Peninsula, SKorea, Nation & World

Tax extenders get extra electric vehicle element

No messy splash back in fueling a Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle outside a Go Forth showroom in Portland, Oregon. It's that not very jolly time of year in Washington, D.C. Representatives and Senators are back in town for a few weeks to wrap up necessary legislation before heading home for the holidays. Political fights ensue. The session drags on until it's nearly Christmas. Or after. Members of Congress and staff stuck at work instead of making merry with family and friends and not hap...
Tags: Elon Musk, Texas, Taxes, Congress, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, America, Tesla, House, Iowa, Gm, Wisconsin, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Nevada

Fun Ways To Attract More Customers To Your Brick And Mortar Store

Getting noticed on the internet comes with a long list of challenges, but so does getting noticed from the street. Having a brick and mortar store should make increasing your bottom line easy. People who don’t know you exist can wander into your store when they drive or walk by. But, that’s assuming they’re interested enough to walk through the door. Just like you have to design a website for your business, so too do you have to design ways to get people interested in walking into your store fo...
Tags: Startups, Small Business, Marketing, Retail Business, Others, Storefront, Brick and mortar

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