EXCLUSIVE Bell, Telus lobby Canada to stop sale of Shaw’s wireless business to Quebecor -sources

EXCLUSIVE Bell, Telus lobby Canada to stop sale of Shaw’s wireless business to Quebecor -sources

The Shaw Communications logo is seen at their office in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, April 17, 2019. REUTERS / Chris Wattie Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TORONTO, May 19 (Reuters) – The Canadian federal government and competition bureau should block Quebecor from buying Shaw Communications’ wireless business, telecom operators Bell Inc and … Read more

Apple engineer who quit over return-to-office policy joins Google

Apple engineer who quit over return-to-office policy joins Google

An ex-Apple executive who quit over the company’s strict return-to-office policy is joining Google just weeks later, according to a report. Ian Goodfellow – who worked as Apple’s director of machine learning until he resigned in early May – is joining Google’s DeepMind division as a contributor, Bloomberg reported. DeepMind uses artificial intelligence and machine … Read more

Self-driving startup Wayve taps Microsoft for ‘supercomputer muscle’

Self-driving startup Wayve taps Microsoft for ‘supercomputer muscle’

General view of Microsoft Corporation headquarters at Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris, France, April 18, 2016. REUTERS / Charles Platiau Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) – British startup Wayve said on Wednesday it would use supercomputer infrastructure designed for the firm by its investor Microsoft (MSFT.O) to process vast … Read more

Key South San Francisco sites are bought

Key South San Francisco sites are bought

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO – The biotech and tech hotbeds of South San Francisco continue to entice real estate investors, with buyers purchasing sites in prime locations for more than a combined $ 100 million in just two days. Real estate firms bought a parking lot next to the Golden Gate Produce Terminal on Terminal Court … Read more

The Time To Act On Inclusive Finance Is Now

The Time To Act On Inclusive Finance Is Now

“Soy mayor, no idiota” – “I’m old, not an idiot.” That’s the headline of a Change.org campaign launched by Carlos San Juan, a 78-year-old Spaniard who argued that the closure of bank branches and the forced migration of customers to digital banking were sidelining elderly and vulnerable customers. The petition, which asked for more consideration … Read more

How embedded finance is helping brands reimagine the point of payment

How embedded finance is helping brands reimagine the point of payment

People’s favorite brands are the ones that they create experiences with, such as the football team they have a season ticket with, or their favorite band that they see live every time they tour. However, despite these potent brands winning people’s hearts and minds, their day-to-day purchases and interactions are still the preserve of brands … Read more

Argo testing driverless vehicles on Miami and Austin streets

Argo testing driverless vehicles on Miami and Austin streets

An Argo Ai self driving prototype vehicle is seen outside a Ford and Volkswagen joint news conference in New York City, New York, US, July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register AUSTIN, May 17 (Reuters) – Self-driving startup Argo AI on Tuesday said it was having driverless vehicles … Read more

Enel eying US market for grid business

Enel eying US market for grid business

A logo of Italian multinational energy company Enel is seen at the Milan’s headquarter, Italy, February 5, 2020. REUTERS / Flavio Lo Scalzo / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MILAN, May 16 (Reuters) – Italy’s Enel (ENEI.MI) is keeping an eye on the United States for the development of … Read more

Exclusive: Carlyle to acquire NSM Insurance from White Mountains in $ 1.78 billion deal

Exclusive: Carlyle to acquire NSM Insurance from White Mountains in $ 1.78 billion deal

May 9 (Reuters) – Private equity firm Carlyle Group Inc (CG.O) told Reuters on Monday it has agreed to acquire US specialty insurance provider NSM Insurance Group from White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd (WTM.N) for $ 1.78 billion in cash. Carlyle said the deal is expected to close in the second half of this year. … Read more