Ginni Rometty says IBM will be Number One in a new trillion dollar cloud market

Thanks;Julie Bort  Published; Jan,24, 2019, 8:29 PM IBM CEO Ginni Rometty says IBM will become the biggest player in a new cloud computing market that she says will be worth $1 trillion.  Or so Rometty told Maria Bartiromo on “Fox Business Network’s Mornings With Maria” in an interview from Davos, Switzerland.  The market is called hybrid cloud,…

Trump’s Plan To Zap Incoming Missiles With Lasers Is Back To The Future

Thanks;GEOFF BRUMFIEL Published;April 8, 20195:02 AM ET President Trump vowed in January to “detect and destroy any missile launched against the United States anywhere, anytime, anyplace.” Doing so would likely mean basing defenses in space. Evan Vucci/AP Earlier this year, President Trump laid out an ambitious plan for U.S. missile defenses. “Our goal is simple,”…

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…

How a Boeing Safety Feature Became a Suspect in Crashes

Thanks;Alan Levin Published;Updated /March,16 11:00 GMT+7 Planes have been flying with the aid of computers for so long that the term “autopilot” has become part of the language, usually meaning a situation of calm predictability. Yet an automated computer feature is suspected by investigators to be a factor in the crash of a Boeing 737 Max operated by the Indonesian…

The Payment Industry Ecosystem: The trend towards digital payments and key players moving markets

Thanks;Jaime Toplin Published;Dec. 21, 2018, 11:44 AM Payments ecosystem 2019: Key players in payments value chain This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Current subscribers can read the report here. The digitization of daily life is making phones and connected devices the preferred payment tools for consumers — preferences that are causing digital…

Readers React: Plastic straw ban a start to improving environment

Thanks;Marlena Ruser Published;December,19 @6.55am Duke Moscrip, owner of Duke’s Restaurants, displays paper straws at his business in Seattle, where plastic straws were banned July 1. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times via AP) The recent movement to ban plastic straws by many large corporations is an important step in Big Business accepting that there are…

Barack Obama and Bill Gates agree that this book is an absolute must-read

Thanks;Shawn Langlois Published: Aug 20, 2018 1:50 am ET Obama unveils his summer reading list. Microsoft MSFT-0.04%  founder-turned-philanthropist Bill Gates calls it “one of the best books I’ve ever read,” saying it offers a breakthrough way to see how life is getting better and where it still needs to improve.  Count Barack Obama a big fan, as well….