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Why Would A Real Estate Company Want To Buy Harvey Weinstein’s Film Studio?

Tom Barrack There are opportunistic deals. And then there is buying a film studio that bears what is currently one of the most toxic names in the world. Colony NorthStar is undertaking due diligence and will decide in the next fortnight whether to push on with the purchase of Weinstein Co., the film studio formerly run by producer Harvey Weinstein, who ... Read More »

Solar-Powered Family Car Hailed As ‘The Future’. Here’s Why

Dutch car ‘Nuna 9’ was competing in against slick, single-seat aerodynamic vehicles (AFP) ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA: A futuristic Dutch family car that not only uses the sun as power but supplies energy back to the grid was hailed as “the future” Sunday as the World Solar Challenge wrapped up. The innovative bi-annual contest, first run in 1987, began in Darwin a ... Read More »

We’re all connected now, so why is the internet so white and western?

We recently passed a milestone in the history of human connectivity – people online now ​make up the majority​ of the world’s population. This has largely gone unnoticed, but it is an important moment and not just for statistical reasons. North American and European internet users now make up only about a quarter of the world’s users. Furthermore, while countries ... Read More »

We need to focus on the ‘why’ of technology in a ‘why not?’ world

Technology has become a part of every aspect of our lives, even in the places we least expect. The grocery store has a mobile app. The local bank has a chatbot. Strollers in the mall have touchscreens. The checkout counter is DIY. The parking lot has a security robot. Are any of these things bad? No. But how many of them are necessary? ... Read More »

Types of crowdfunding and why it is beneficial for real estate sector

Crowdfunding is a method of raising capital through collective effort of friends, family, customers and individual investors. This approach taps into the collective efforts of large pool of individuals primarily online via social media and crowdfunding platforms. Apart from raising capital, crowdfunding is also a way to create awareness among the masses and support for a project from the people ... Read More »

Viewpoint: Why Modi’s currency gamble was ‘epic failure’

India’s attempt to flush out undeclared wealth did not work, central bank figures show. The move, known as “demonetisation”, was a flagship policy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Economic analyst Vivek Kaul looks at what went wrong. The devil, as they say, is in the detail. On page 195 of this year’s Reserve Bank of India (RBI) annual report lies the answer ... Read More »

Why AI Visionary Andrew Ng Teaches Humans to Teach Computers

Andrew Ng has led teams at Google and Baidu that have gone on to create self-learning computer programs used by hundreds of millions of people, including email spam filters and touch-screen keyboards that make typing easier by predicting what you might want to say next. As a way to get machines to learn without supervision, he has trained them to recognise cats in YouTube videos without ... Read More »

Why Is the iPad Pro a ‘Computer’? Because Apple’s Courting the Business Market

HIGHLIGHTS Ming Chi-Kuo says there will be three new iPad models in 2017 There is growth in the “detachables” category Microsoft released a commercial calling Apple’s “computer” claim into question Apple, it seems, would like to see more tablets in briefcases next year. A new report from MacRumors cites noted Apple analyst Ming Chi-Kuo, who says there will be three new iPad ... Read More »

Twitter Reveals Why It Hides Its Daily Active User Figures

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter revealed that the percentage change in DAUs is important It believes revealing its DAU growth will lead to an unfair comparison Twitter has added zero users since first quarter Responding to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as to why Twitter is hiding its daily active user (DAU) growth, the company said “the absolute number of DAUs is less important ... Read More »

Why You Must Consider Buying Microsoft Surface Studio

Microsoft’s latest take on a desktop computer is truly impressive. The new Microsoft Surface Studio is designed for creative process with top-of-the-line features and specifications. You will be in awe when you get a hold of it and try using it for the first time. The Microsoft Surface Studio boasts a 28” PixelSense display, allowing you to perform things on ... Read More »