Bots for better productivity Slack is a powerful communication tool, but it can become overwhelming. If you're tagged repeatedly throughout the day, you might find yourself digging through a mountain of messages. Some users even decide to skip Slack for an entire day, checking it when they have more time. Fortunately,...
In the first interview in this series, which kicks off PwC’s 2018 CEO Survey, chief executive Safra Catz explains the broad culture shift brought on by AI and cloud technologies. Since its founding in 1980, the Oracle company has been known for its prowess at innovation, for its protean array...
The FDA's approval this week of Novartis' novel cancer treatment is making a well-deserved splash as the first ever CAR-T therapy approved for use in the United States. CAR-T is a revolutionary gene therapy that works by harvesting a patient's white blood cells and reprogramming them to target tumors....
Even multinational corporations are getting in on ASM. ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) is both a physical sensation—that tingly feeling you may get up your spine when you hear a song you love--and a bizarrely popular internet subculture in which white noise or other soothing sounds are played or created,...
A new global megaproject, unparalleled in scope and ambition, presents vast opportunities and risks for multinationals. As of early 2018, a new elevated railway in Hanoi is giving commuters a smoother journey into the city. The 13.5 kilometer (8.4 mile) line, which snakes across the Vietnamese capital’s shimmering West Lake, is one...
Apple recently announced three new iPhones: iPhone8, iPhone8 Plus and iPhone X (pronounced ten). The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available for preorder on September 15, and the iPhone X will be available for preorder on October 27. But for those planning to buy an Apple smartphone,...
Google recently unveiled the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Android smartphones. The search engine giant is clearly gunning for its competition with this release, making pointed digs at both Apple and Samsung throughout the official announcement and undercutting competitor prices just enough to inspire even the most die-hard...
Black Friday Any serious shopper will tell you that the trifecta of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a goldmine when it comes to finding deals, and that includes deals on business technology. To maximize your savings this season, it's important to understand that Black Friday isn't a one-day...
The financial establishment doesn’t know quite what to make of bitcoin, the digital cryptocurrency (pdf) whose value has soared by 600 percent this year alone. Bitcoin is an encrypted global electronics payment system in which prices are stored in an electronic, publicly available ledger called blockchain. Blockchain and associated cryptotechnologies hold out the promise...
For the second quarter in a row, Nvidia  (NVDA - Get Report) cleared a pretty high bar on the back of torrid demand from gamers, AI developers, supercomputer users and cryptocurrency miners. And this time around, the company followed up by sharing some intriguing details about the long-term opportunities...