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LAIKA Manufactures Movie Magic: The Technology Of ‘Missing Link’

Making magic is no simple proposition. While a good magician never shares her secrets, sometimes a curtain is lifted just enough for a glimpse behind the scenes. LAIKA is among those studios charged with manufacturing magic – literally manufacturing, as the team is dedicated to the intricate art of stop-motion animation. In Portland, Oregon, a city that thrives on the Read More


Indian antitrust watchdog raids Glencore business, others over pulse prices: Sources

NEW DELHI: India’s antitrust watchdog raided units of global commodities trader Glencoreand two other firms in Mumbai on Saturday in an inquiry into alleged collusion on the price of pulses, four sources with knowledge of the raids told Reuters. More than 25 antitrust officials carried out the raids at the offices of local units of Glencore and Africa’s Export Trading Group, Read More


A Big Step Toward Giving Patients Control Over Their Health Care Data

The seeds of a consumer-driven health care revolution, one that could turn the U.S. health care system on its head, were sown in early March. This potential disruption comes from an unlikely source: two proposed rules from the Department of Health and Human Services that could have consumers and America’s biggest tech firms joining forces. The rules, from the Office Read More


That Sinking Feeling: Real Estate In The Age Of Climate Change

Most people think of the arctic as remote – a wasteland inhabited by polar bears (true) and penguins (untrue) – with little relevance to their daily lives. Most people are wrong. While the arctic may be distant for us geographically, what happens there has an enormous effect on us, no matter where we live. The last remaining house on what Read More


How To Create A Data Strategy: 7 Things Every Business Must Include

Data matters to every business. So it follows that every business needs a data strategy. As a strategic business and technology advisor, not only have I written the book on data strategy (literally), I’ve helped many of the world’s most successful organizations create one. In this article, I share my pearls of wisdom on how to create a winning data strategy – Read More


Commercial real-estate is on the up and up, with new hotspots emerging

A growing workforce, slowing residential market, and decentralisation of commercial space in the prime metros, are among the factors that have contributed to steady growth in the office space segment over the past decade. Despite realty overall being sluggish in the last two years, the office segment has continued to grow. Developers and analysts see the growth continuing, with newer Read More


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How to Enhance Your Startup’s Success Potential

Most startups flop. How do you steer your fledgling business toward glory? Implement useful tactics. Discover Disruption You might think you have landed on an exceptional business concept, but you could be just halfway home. If you do not already understand it, learn about disruptive innovation. Jeff Bezos used it to go from owning a garage-based startup to being the Read More


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‘It’s dangerous’: full chaos of funding cuts in England’s schools revealed

The impact of the funding crisis in England’s schools is laid bare in a Guardian investigation that reveals a system falling apart at the seams, with teachers covering for canteen staff and cleaners while essential funds are raised by parent donations and “charity” non-uniform days. Teachers and parents who responded to a Guardian callout complained there was not enough money even for basics Read More


How Technology Is Transforming Emergency Response Communications

Seamless communications. The term conjures up images of smartphones “talking” with one another. Its availability is as expected as a morning cup of coffee. In our increasingly connected world, it’s shocking to read after-action reports from mass casualty events that cite communications failures as a significant contributor to the loss of lives. They point to the lack of correct tools for Read More


Finance Teams Bet Technology Will Bridge Budget Gap

Finance departments are betting that new technology will close efficiency gaps created by budget and staff cuts spurred by the next economic slowdown. Ninety-one percent of executives rated digital transformation and maintaining a competitive cost structure as either highly important or critical to their finance team’s objectives in 2019, according to a survey of 150 finance, information technology, human resources Read More