Posts by Newsmaker

3D Technology Moves Into the Music World

3D Technology Moves Into the Music World

Musicians tend to talk about their instruments in terms of tone and sound as often as the brand. Electric guitarists...

Panama’s Business Chiefs Hope for Big Return From New Ties to Beijing

Panama’s Business Chiefs Hope for Big Return From New Ties to Beijing

Panama’s business community on Tuesday cheered the Central American country’s decision to establish full diplomatic ties with China and ditch...

Mexico’s Native Crops Hold Key to Food Security, Ecologist Says

Mexico’s Native Crops Hold Key to Food Security, Ecologist Says

Mexico’s ancient civilizations cultivated crops such as maize, tomatoes and chilies for thousands of years before the Spanish conquerors arrived...

World Bank Approves $500M Grant Package for Afghanistan Projects

World Bank Approves $500M Grant Package for Afghanistan Projects

The World Bank on Tuesday approved financing worth more than $500 million for Afghanistan to support a string of projects...

World Bank Approves $500 Million Loan for Tunisia

World Bank Approves $500 Million Loan for Tunisia

The World Bank on Tuesday approved a $500 million loan to support Tunisia’s budget, a government official for the North...

US Weighs Sanctions on Countries Doing Business with North Korea

US Weighs Sanctions on Countries Doing Business with North Korea

The United States is weighing imposing sanctions on countries that do business with North Korea and looking for ways to...

Britain, France Announce Joint Campaign Against Online Radicalization

Britain, France Announce Joint Campaign Against Online Radicalization

British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron are joining forces in order to crack down on tech...

Experts: Fake News, Propaganda, Disinformation Has Always Existed

Experts: Fake News, Propaganda, Disinformation Has Always Existed

Fake news, propaganda and disinformation has always existed. What sets today apart from years gone by is its rapid dissemination...

Trump Administration Looks to Curb CFPB Powers, Change Bank Rules

Trump Administration Looks to Curb CFPB Powers, Change Bank Rules

The Trump administration is proposing to curb the authority of the consumer finance watchdog created following the economic crisis as...

Augmented Reality for Children’s Coloring Books

Augmented Reality for Children’s Coloring Books

Augmented reality is slowly entering everyday life, and Swiss researchers say it can be used to study children’s behavior. A...

Business Confidence Plummets as Political Crisis Grips Britain

Business Confidence Plummets as Political Crisis Grips Britain

Britain’s descent into political crisis just days before Brexit talks begin has sapped confidence among business leaders and infuriated bosses...

Treasury: Trump Has Plan If Debt Limit Not Raised by August

Treasury: Trump Has Plan If Debt Limit Not Raised by August

The Trump administration has a backup plan to keep the government from defaulting on its financial obligations even if Congress...

Cybersecurity Firms Warn of Malware That Could Cause Power Outages

Cybersecurity Firms Warn of Malware That Could Cause Power Outages

Two cybersecurity firms said they have uncovered malicious software that they believe caused a December 2016 Ukraine power outage, warning...

Researchers Say Power-grid-wrecking Software Discovered

Researchers Say Power-grid-wrecking Software Discovered

Researchers say they’ve discovered a worrying breed of power grid-wrecking software, saying the program was likely responsible for a brief...

US Top Court Rules for Microsoft in Xbox Class Action Fight

US Top Court Rules for Microsoft in Xbox Class Action Fight

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of Microsoft Corp in its bid to fend off class action...

GE CEO Immelt Stepping Down, Flannery to Take Over Role

GE CEO Immelt Stepping Down, Flannery to Take Over Role

General Electric says Jeff Immelt is stepping down as CEO. John Flannery, president and CEO of the conglomerate’s health care...

Uber Discussing Leave for CEO, Reports Say

Uber Discussing Leave for CEO, Reports Say

The board of Uber was meeting Sunday to consider placing the CEO of the ride-hailing company on leave, according The...

Data Gathering Turns Zurich into Virtual City

Data Gathering Turns Zurich into Virtual City

Do you ever wonder what could be done with all of those street views and Instagram photos of your favorite...

New Google Project Digitizes World’s Top Fashion Archives

New Google Project Digitizes World’s Top Fashion Archives

Anyone who has waited on a long, snaking line to get into a fashion exhibit at a top museum knows...

US Commerce Chief Seen Imposing Mexico Sugar Deal Over Industry Objections

US Commerce Chief Seen Imposing Mexico Sugar Deal Over Industry Objections

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is likely to impose a new sugar trade deal with Mexico even if final revisions...

L’Oreal Set to Sell The Body Shop to Brazil’s Natura in $1.1B Deal

L’Oreal Set to Sell The Body Shop to Brazil’s Natura in $1.1B Deal

French cosmetics and luxury goods group L’Oreal has started exclusive talks to sell The Body Shop business to Brazilian makeup...

Apple CEO to MIT Grads: Tech Without Values is Worthless

Apple CEO to MIT Grads: Tech Without Values is Worthless

Science is worthless if it isn’t motivated by basic human values and the desire to help people, Apple CEO Tim...