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Siemens Partners With Amazon as It Ramps Up Industrial Software Platform

Siemens is partnering with Amazon as it accelerates the rollout of its MindSphere industrial software platform, the core of its bid to dominate the market in digital factory automation. The German group’s next version of MindSphere, to be launched in January, will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) – the most popular cloud system with industrial software developers. “Many customers appreciate it very much,” Siemens ... Read More »

Small Business Groups Prefer Senate Tax Cut, But Mostly Don’t Love It

House Republicans appear to have largely given into their Senate colleagues on a tax cut bill, news reports suggest. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Bloomberg) You might have thought that when it comes to the competing tax cut bills that have been duking it out behind closed doors at the Capitol, advocates for small business would feel like they’re living in ... Read More »

SHAREit Says It Has 1.2 Billion Users Worldwide

Popular mobile file sharing app SHAREit has achieved 1.2 billion user base worldwide. Starting with 100 million downloads in March 2014, SHAREit touched 1.2 billion users worldwide in a span of two-and-a-half years, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. The app is available on Android, iOS, and Windows. “We are very proud and grateful to all our users globally. SHAREit is a popular ... Read More »

Automation May Take Your Job Away, But It Might Just Create a New One for You, Too

Robots are undeniably decimating jobs in certain industries—but the news isn’t necessarily all bad. A new report by Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work lays out 21 new kinds of jobs that will be created in the next 10 years, employing large swaths of people impacted by automation. All the jobs fall under three main areas: coaching people to expand their ... Read More »

Hori’s Portable Gaming Monitor Isn’t Pretty, But It Works

When there’s no usable television in sight or your eyes just aren’t good enough to share the Nintendo Switch’s 6.2 inch screen with a friend, a portable gaming monitor is a nice thing to have around. I’ve spent the past couple of weeks fiddling with Hori’s aptly-named Universal HD Gaming monitor, a 15.6 inch 720p LCD monitor that comes with ... Read More »

Pay attention to your gut health. It could be the key to ageing well

Chinese and Canadian researchers have found evidence to suggest that a healthy gut could be linked to healthy ageing. Carried out by researchers from Ontario’s Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute as well as from Tianyi Health Science Institute in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China, the research is one of the largest microbiota studies conducted in humans, looking at a cohort ... Read More »

Micromax Says It Has Sold 2 Million Bharat 2 Smartphones Since Launch

HIGHLIGHTS Micromax has sold two million Bharat 2 smartphones by August-end The Bharat 2 was launched in April this year Micromax is working on three new smartphones in the Bharat Series Home-grown handsets maker Micromax has sold two million Bharat 2 smartphones by August-end, five months since launch. The company is working on expanding its Bharat Series with three new smartphones – Bharat 2 Plus, ... Read More »

What America would look like if it guaranteed everyone a job

People Demanding Action Imagine if a well-paying job, with benefits and a high enough salary to pay for rent, transportation, and food, were a human right. Imagine the US federal government established a policy whereby anyone who didn’t have a job and wanted one could go into a local office for a government agency — call it the Works Progress Administration — ... Read More »

Pound boosted by UK manufacturing growth – as it happened

The pound rose above $1.32 on Friday after stronger-than-expected manufacturing data. Output in the sector grew by 0.5% in July, boosted by car production Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images Closing summary Before we close up for the day, let’s take a look at how European markets are performing. It’s a fairly mixed bag: FTSE 100: -0.4% at 7,369 Germany’s DAX: ... Read More »

5 Elements Many Retailers Miss When It Comes To Marketing

Shutterstock Nearly every retailer has a marketing strategy, but they’re not always as effective as we’d like. According toEconsultancy, only 22 percent of businesses were satisfied with their conversion rates in 2016. Striking a balance between working on your business and working in your business can be tough. When you get dragged into the day-to-day tasks, it’s easy to miss the bigger picture, causing your ... Read More »