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OECD: Digital transformation in industry is developing unevenly - 04/09/2019

Digital transformation is forcing companies to rethink their business models and is changing nature of competitiveness across the economy, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report says. However, the expected productivity growth is hampered by the gap between leaders and outsiders. In addition, monopolization processes, which slow down business dynamics, are...

Deloitte defines obstacles to flying taxi development - 04/02/2019

Many companies, including Uber, Boeing and Audi, are developing their own versions of a flying taxi. According to Deloitte analysts, the companies engaged in this kind of development face several problems that must be solved before such flights become a reality. Among them is the need to create an efficient electric motor and batteries that could support a long flight, as well as development of...

Technologies that your business needs but doesn’t know about - 03/29/2019

Will machines make us jobless? Will powerful platforms control the economy? Will we have less (or more) freedom of choice in where to live and with whom to communicate? In the end, all these questions boil down to one thing: what will technology do to us? But this wording is wrong. Technology is nothing more than a tool, and it doesn’t matter whether it is a hammer or a neural network. Tools...

Apple iPhones may be withdrawn due to patent infringement - 03/28/2019

Apple and Qualcomm keep the patent war going. No one intends to concede even despite the fact that Apple was acquitted of one charge. The second case could lead to a total ban on the import of iPhones from China to the United States. Now, before the summer, Apple will have to defend its rights and prevent restriction of sales of gadgets, the demand for which is already going through hard times....

China steps up development of new C919 aircraft - 03/27/2019

China is stepping up work on its own narrow-body aircraft C919. Already six airliners will participate in test flights in this year, and the first deliveries are to begin in 2021. Will the "miracle" of the Chinese aviation industry succeed in circumventing the Boeing 737 and Airbus 320? The Chinese mainline narrow-body aircraft C919 has not yet passed certification tests, but is already becoming...

Instagram introduces in-app shopping tool - 03/21/2019

Mobile service threatens to compete with business model of stores like eBay and Farfetch: users no longer have to go to third-party resources to pay for the goods they like. American users of Instagram can now make purchases right inside the mobile application. The service has implemented the function of integrated payment for goods, the company's website reports. “We present the function of...

Study: Unmanned vehicles fail to detect dark-skinned pedestrians - 03/14/2019

The unmanned driving technology, which can completely replace conventional cars in the future, raises many questions. Is it safe to use self-driving cars? How will they deal with moral choices in a critical situation? How they will affect the road situation? Now, there is another concern – unmanned vehicles can be potentially dangerous for dark-skinned people with dark skin. According to a study...

Analysts: 40% of startups specializing in AI don't really use it - 03/11/2019

Analysts at MMC Ventures have concluded that about 40% of European startups, which are known to be involved in development of the artificial intelligence (AI) technology, do not actually use it. Thus, only 1.6 thousand startups out of 2.8 thousand are really engaged in AI. Startups say that they are engaged in AI because companies in this sector attract more significant investments and are more...

Head of Nokia warns about delays in introduction of 5G in Europe - 02/26/2019

Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri warned about a delay in introduction of 5G networks in Europe due to frequency and regulation problems. “I think that [introduction] of 5G will be delayed in Europe,” Suri told CNBC at the World Mobile Congress. "Frequency spectrum is available in some countries, but not in all," said Head of Nokia, adding that the market is subject to excessive regulation and that...

New from Samsung: foldable phone and new flagship Galaxy S10 - 02/21/2019

The South Korean company Samsung has introduced a new model line of Galaxy smartphones. There were four more models presented together with the flagship model, one of which is bent in half, like a sheet of paper. Galaxy Fold will start selling on April 26, it risks becoming the most expensive mass-produced phone: the starting price is $ 1980. This time, the smartphones were presented at two...
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