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Ted 2017: Elon Musk’s vision for underground road system

US entrepreneur Elon Musk has spoken at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference about his vision for a tunnel network under Los Angeles and shown off how it might work. Mr Musk also talked about plans to have fully autonomous journeys across the US by the end of the year. He spoke about how he wanted solar-powered roof tiles ... Read More »

7 Ways CEOs Should Engage on Social Media

It’s important for businesses to stay engaged on their social media accounts so they can respond quickly to negative feedback and keep customers happy. At my company, ConsumerAffairs, we have a team that monitors, engages with and posts content on our social media accounts manually. In addition, I personally manage my own social media accounts and stay actively engaged with ... Read More »

We shouldn’t approach technology from a place of fear

The World Economic Forum has forecast that five million jobs will be lost to technology before 2020, but that just over two million new ones will be created Millions of people will lose their jobs. Entire professions will be destroyed. Workers with obsolete skills will struggle to find employment. These fears have been felt with each new technological development throughout ... Read More »

Elite social media: where the internet’s 1 percent hangs out

The social network Best of All Worlds is five years old (ancient by Silicon Valley standards) and has just a tiny fraction of the users its contemporaries like Facebook and Twitter have. But Best of All Worlds isn’t failing. In fact, the social network’s founder doesn’t really want any more members. Best of All Worlds (or BOAW, as its members ... Read More »

Foreign Banks Reduce Lending to U.K. Commercial Real Estate

North American banks cut new lending for U.K. commercial property by more than half last year as a market slowdown reduced the number of big deals being done. Banks focused more on refinancing existing loans than extending new credit, a trend that favored domestic firms, according to a survey of 77 lenders by De Montfort University. U.K. banks and building societies were ... Read More »

Turkey suspends more than 9,000 police officers over ‘Gulen links’

Turkey’s police force has suspended more than 9,000 officers over alleged links to the US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen. It said the action had been taken on the grounds of national security. President Tayyip Erdogan accuses Mr Gulen of instigating a failed coup against him last July – a charge the cleric denies. Earlier, authorities detained more than 1,000 people ... Read More »

Reliance Jio New Prepaid Plans and Postpaid Tariffs Revealed: What’s Changed

Reliance Jio has updated its prepaid and postpaid plans to give Jio Prime users data benefits till June-end. For a while now, Reliance Jio had only listed three prepaid plans on its website, but the company has updated its website to bring back postpaid and prepaid plans at the same prices as before, but with more data. As before, Jio ... Read More »

Digital tax among finance bill measures shelved

More than half of the finance bill has been put on hold until after the general election to allow more debate on dozens of controversial measures, including plans to force landlords and small businesses to keep digital records. High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the ... Read More »

What education policies should the parties put in their election manifestos

Ross Sargent, parent and governor, early years centre, Cambridgeshire All the evidence suggests the more funding the better at the early years stages, and that represents the greatest return on investment. So the first thing has to be a promise not to cut in early years. I would love to see the people who are genuinely experts in education in ... Read More »

Article 308: Jordan to scrap marriage loophole for rapists

A law which protected Jordan’s rapists from punishment if they married their victims looks set to be scrapped. The Jordanian cabinet revoked Article 308 on Sunday, after years of campaigning by women’s activists, as well as Muslim and Christian scholars and others. The law had meant rapists could avoid a jail term in return for marrying their victim for at ... Read More »