BizTrends 2018


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VW to set up software development centre in Lisbon

Volkswagen Group is creating a software development centre for Volkswagen Group IT and Mand Truck and Bus AG in Lisbon, Portugal...

18 Apr 2018

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Chinese police don high-tech glasses to nab suspects

BEIJING, China - Chinese police are sporting high-tech sunglasses that can spot suspects in a crowded train station, the newest use of facial recognition technology that has drawn concerns among human rights groups...

9 Feb 2018

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#FairnessFirst: H&M's diversity manager, #MLKDay and the #pinkify debate

This week, diversity was a strong focus on social media as H&M announced the appointment of a diversity manager following the 'racist hoodie' outrage, social citizens stood up for civil rights on #MLKDay, and the #pinkifying hashtag spawned lovers and haters alike...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2018

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Forget the self-driving car, meet the self-driving suitcase

Some of the technologies used in autonomous cars have been adapted in products unveiled at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, to help travellers with the weighty problem of dealing with baggage.

12 Jan 2018

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Disruptive innovation in the hospitality industry? What disruptive innovation?

Innovation in hospitality tends to be evolutionary ("something that everyone expects you to do") rather than revolutionary and disruptive ("something nobody expected you to do")...

By Stuart Pallister 3 Jan 2018

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Blockchain Food Safety Alliance formed to enhance supply chain transparency

Walmart, JD.com, IBM and Tsinghua University National Engineering Laboratory for E-Commerce Technologies have formed a Blockchain Food Safety Alliance...

19 Dec 2017

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Amazon brings Alexa from the home to the office in a new AI push

Amazon has announced that it is bringing its Alexa digital assistant to the workplace, expanding artificial intelligence efforts that have gained traction in the home market...

4 Dec 2017

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Hisense acquires Toshiba television business

Hisense Electric, the publicly listed subsidiary of Hisense Group, has agreed to purchase 95% of the shares of Toshiba Visual Solutions Corporation for 12.9 billion Japanese Yen...

14 Nov 2017

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New iPhone brings face recognition (and fears) to the masses

Apple will let you unlock the iPhone X with your face - a move likely to bring facial recognition to the masses, along with concerns over how the technology may be used for nefarious purposes...

30 Oct 2017

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Elon Musk's BFR will fly from London to Cape Town in just 34 minutes

His space exploration company SpaceX is pondering a new method of transporting people from one corner of the Earth to the other. And it involves a space vehicle/rocket system called the BFR...

By Andy Walker 2 Oct 2017

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Amazon beefs up Echo lineup and Alexa skills

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Amazon has unveiled upgrades to its Echo speakers and announced that Alexa smarts will be built into BMW and Mini automobiles by the middle of next year...

28 Sep 2017

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Google weaves touch controls into Levi Strauss jacket

Levi Strauss this week begins selling a denim jacket with touch controls woven into the fabric in the first fashion offering stitched from a collaboration with Google...

26 Sep 2017

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Face scans, robot baggage handlers - airports of the future

Passengers' baggage is collected by robots, they relax in a luxurious waiting area complete with an indoor garden before getting a face scan and swiftly passing through security and immigration...

29 Aug 2017

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Could Google become the dominant force in hospitality?

Will Google come to dominate the industry, leaving online travel agencies and others in its wake?

By Stuart Pallister 21 Aug 2017

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