S. Korea aims to become No. 4 robotics player by 2023

Thanks; Shin Ji-hye Published; Mar 22, 2019 – 16:44  South Korea plans to turn the nation’s robotics technology into a 15 trillion-won ($13.3 billion) industry, with the aim of becoming the fourth-largest player in the world by 2023.  “Traditional manufacturing sectors can be transformed into future industries by making use of robots,” said President Moon Jae-in…

Visa and MasterCard to cap fees for non-EU travellers

Thanks; ANDREW PENTOLWednesday, 2 January 2019 13:50 Published;Wednesday, 2 January 2019 13:50 MasterCard and Visa have offered to cap face-to-face transactions at 0.2% for debit and 0.3% for credit transactions. The European Commission has announced that non-EU MasterCard and Visa debit and credit cards used in European stores will have the same rates of interchange fees…

Zuckerberg says audits of Facebook apps won’t solve everything

Thanks; Deepa Seetharaman Published: Mar 23, 2018 12:15 a.m. ET Mark Zuckerberg is in damage-control mode after Facebook’s data scandal. Facebook Inc.’s investigation into outsiders’ handling of its users’ information will help identify and deter bad actors but won’t be able to uncover where all the data ended up and how it is being deployed,…

80 Percent of the Total Bitcoin Supply Have Now Been Mined

Thanks; Jamie Redman Published; January,15 This weekend marks a milestone for bitcoin as 80 percent of the currency has now been mined into circulation, this means there’s only 20 percent left to mine. Satoshi Nakamoto’s protocol was one of the first to introduce digital scarcity and soon enough the digital asset will become even harder…

This city has the most ultra-rich residents in the world

Thanks; Fang Block Published: June 27, 2017 7:02 p.m. ET The New York City metro area had 8,350 residents with a net worth of at least $30 million in 2016. The New York metropolitan area remains the top magnet for the world’s ultra rich, attracting 8,350 residents with a net worth of at least $30…

Top 100 City Destinations Ranking: WTM London 2017 Edition

Thanks;Wouter Geerts Published;NOVEMBER 7TH, 2017 Euromonitor International is pleased to release its annual Top City Destinations Ranking, covering 100 of the world’s leading cities in terms of international tourist arrivals. For the first time, the Top 100 City Destinations Ranking 2017 Edition was unveiled at World Travel Market (WTM) London, the leading travel and tourism event…