Recently, Oman created a $200M+ venture capital fund to spark innovation in Oman and the MENA region. I interviewed the CEO of the Oman Technology Fund – Yousuf Al Harthy – and a member of the Board of Directors – Hanan Askalan. Yousuf and Hanan have extensive technology, government, and business experience. Yousuf was an … Read more
It’s a mad, mad, multi-cloud world all right. At Cisco Live US in Florida yesterday – the company’s flagship jamboree of all things networking – CEO Chuck Robbins was all but upstaged by Google Cloud chief Diane Greene. Robbins is more than happy to let the great and good share the stage with him at … Read more
In the past several years, commercially available headsets such as Facebook’s Oculus VR and the HTC Vive have enabled virtual reality (VR) to emerge from the realm of cyberpunk science fiction to become a business opportunity. While VR is often considered through the lens of entertainment and gaming, forward-thinkers in the education sector are focusing … Read more
On 3 March 2016 the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced investigations into six firms as a result of its thematic review into the fair treatment of longstanding customers.
Tesla and Nissan among carmakers criticised for setting ‘unrealistic expectations’ The marketing of driving assistance features such as Autopilot, ProPilot and others as “autonomous” is setting unrealistic expectations and causing dangerous driving, according to insurers and vehicle safety researchers. In a report, Thatcham Research and the Association of British Insurers (ABI) say that drivers are … Read more
Researchers found three vulnerabilities in Foscam connected security cameras that could enable a bad actor to gain root access knowing only the camera’s IP address.
New system could examine a user’s walking speed, unusual typos and whether a phone is swaying Uber may be working on technology which would detect if users of its app are drunk or high. A patent application from the company, revealed this week, outlines a system that would be able to identify if someone is … Read more
Since the early 2000s, local-currency debt (mostly traded in domestic markets) became a growing and important source of funding for several governments in emerging market economies. Despite their impressive growth, many domestic sovereign debt markets maintain a captive domestic audience that facilitates direct credit to government. This represents a form of financial repression 1, which … Read more
The stolen data included “secret plans to develop a supersonic anti-ship missile for use on U.S. submarines by 2020,” American officials said.