Burundi Robotics Team Missing After Competition in DC

WASHINGTON — Six teenage members of the Burundi robotics team were reported missing after competing in an international competition this week in Washington. Police tweeted missing person fliers Wednesday asking for help finding the teens last seen in the … Powered by WPeMatico

From http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/burundi-robotics-team-missing-after-competition-dc-n784761

The Lines Are Blurring Between Alternative, Traditional SME Finance

Alternative lending has shifted from a competitor of traditional FIs to a collaborator, often lending a digital hand to banks in need of upgrading their systems to provide faster, more agile financing to SMEs. A new report from the state-backed British … Powered by WPeMatico

From http://www.pymnts.com/news/b2b-payments/2017/british-business-bank-report-says-alternative-and-traditional-sme-lending-lines-are-blurring/

Artificial Intelligence vs. Augmented Intelligence in financial…

The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) will enable more than $1 billion of financing to improve access to capital, provide technical assistance, and invest in other projects and programs that support women and women-led SMEs in World Bank … Powered by WPeMatico

From https://www.enterpriseinnovation.net/article/artificial-intelligence-vs-augmented-intelligence-financial-services-1696802469

AlphaBay, Hansa Shut, but Drug Dealers Flock to Dark Web DreamMarket

Two of the largest online black-market sites have been shuttered in a law enforcement crackdown, but drug dealers have moved in a hurry to a third “dark net” emporium, where listings of fentanyl and heroin have already spiked, according to analysts. Powered by WPeMatico

From http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/alphabay-hansa-shut-drug-dealers-flock-dark-web-dreammarket-n785001

Twitter says it’s ‘taking action’ on 10X more abusive accounts than last year

Twitter’s early promise as a social platform for connecting people the world over quickly turned somewhat sour, with harassment, bullying, and general nastiness becoming commonplace. And that is why earlier this year the company announced a number of … Powered by WPeMatico

From https://venturebeat.com/2017/07/20/twitter-says-its-taking-action-on-10-times-the-number-of-abusive-accounts-compared-to-last-year/

Lenovo’s CEO Vows to Hit Online Sales Target — or Quit

Lenovo Group Ltd.’s Yang Yuanqing asked for patience as he tries to get China’s top PC maker growing once more, but for the first time publicly vowed to step down as chairman and chief executive if he doesn’t deliver on a critical sales goal. Powered by WPeMatico

From https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-20/lenovo-s-ceo-vows-to-hit-online-sales-target-or-quit

China clamping down on use of VPNs to evade Great Firewall

China is tightening control over foreign companies’ internet use in a move some worry might disrupt their operations or jeopardize trade secrets as part of a crackdown on technology that allows web surfers to evade Beijing’s online censorship. In a letter … Powered by WPeMatico

From http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/china-clamping-vpns-evade-great-firewall-48739482

Anything but healthcare next-generation cybersecurity tools will not do

Traditional cybersecurity technologies aren’t effective in this day and age, according to a healthcare CIO. Instead of sticking with traditional cybersecurity technologies, said Jon Russell, senior vice president and CIO at John Muir Health in Walnut Creek … Powered by WPeMatico

From http://searchhealthit.techtarget.com/video/Anything-but-healthcare-next-generation-cybersecurity-tools-will-not-do

Facebook is exploring creating a mysterious ‘modular’ hardware device

Google’s Project Ara phone could have its individual parts swapped by the user. The phone never shipped. Project Ara Facebook appears to be taking a page out of Google’s playbook for its forthcoming push into consumer hardware. A patent application … Powered by WPeMatico

From http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-building-8-patent-modular-device-phone-speaker-2017-7

The FTC is looking into allegations Amazon misled customers about its pricing discounts

(Reuters) – As part of its review of Amazon’s agreement to buy Whole Foods, the Federal Trade Commission is looking into allegations that Amazon misleads customers about its pricing discounts, according to a source close to the probe. The FTC is probing a … Powered by WPeMatico

From http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-ftc-looking-into-allegations-misled-customers-about-discounts-2017-7