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300,000 applications as Cape Breton market offers ‘land for jobs’ – Newfoundland & Labrador

Heather Coulombe says it was more of an act of desperation than a clever marketing ploy to offer land to job applicants. In the fall of 2016, the co-owner of the Farmer’s Daughter Country Market in Whycocomagh, Cape Breton, couldn’t figure out how she would keep her business operating. The Farmer’s Daughter Market is a busy stop on the Trans-Canada Highway that employs 100 people. With almost the entire staff of university students planning to return to class, Coulombe and her…

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Intel Warned Chinese Companies of Chip Flaws Before U.S. Government

In initial disclosures about critical security flaws discovered in its processors, Intel Corp. notified a small group of customers, including Chinese technology companies, but left out the U.S. government, according to people familiar with the matter and some of the companies involved. The decision raises concerns, security researchers said, as it potentially could have allowed information about the chip flaws, dubbed Spectre and Meltdown, to fall into the hands of the Chinese government before being publicly divulged. There… Source link

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‘Jackpotting’ ATM attacks have come to America

“Jackpotting” attacks that cause ATMs to spit out their cash inventory have come to the US, according to a Secret Service alert sent to financial institutions. KrebsOnSecurity, a blog, obtained a copy of the alert. It broke the news on Saturday about a series of such attacks and of expectations for more. The attacks rely on an endoscope — a slender instrument used to give physicians a look inside the human body — to attach a cord inside an ATM…

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My Journey From Couch-Surfing Kid to Tech Engineer

Four years ago, I was in high school and barely scraping by. I was homeless, and lived on the couches of friends and relatives. I skipped school, skipped homework, and I spent a lot of hours playing video games. Today, I work as a senior associate quality assurance engineer at Workday, a leading finance and HR software company. Despite only having a high school degree (the first in my family to receive this), I’m supporting myself with a well-paying career…

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Mitsubishi Electric Develops Platform That Enables Smart Appliances to Cooperate

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it has developed an autonomous platform that enables networked smart appliances to use their sensors and functionalities to cooperate in new home services without the need for cloud computing or internet connection. By integrating the aggregation of diverse functionalities not possible with individual appliances, the platform is expected to facilitate a wide variety of cooperative smart appliances and related services for increasing comfortable and convenient homes. Commercialization of the platform is…

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First official Belt and Road bond issued on Shanghai exchange

Market participants said the new BRI bond category seemed like an attempt to show the CSRC’s support for the government initiative, but that the format was unlikely to become mainstream because of restrictions on cross-border capital flows. “We don’t feel BRI bonds will go big as offshore use of the proceeds remains an issue,” said another Shenzhen-based syndicate banker. However, bankers said the BRI label would speed up approvals from CSRC. SSE highlighted Hongshi’s issue in the press release as…

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Broker’s take: Maybank Kim Eng keeps ‘buy’ on Viva Industrial Trust, Companies & Markets

Mon, Jan 29, 2018 – 9:49 AM MAYBANK Kim Eng Research kept its “buy” call on Viva Industrial Trust (VIT), saying that its positive rental reversions at its well-located business park properties are expected to gain momentum, even as investors await details of possible merger talks given its share suspension on Jan 26. Warburg Pincus-backed ESR-Reit and VIT are in advanced talks for a share swap deal. VIT and ESR-Reit are the seventh and eighth-largest industrial Reits (real estate investment…

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SIA launches digital innovation blueprint, partners key agencies, Companies & Markets

Mon, Jan 29, 2018 – 11:00 AM SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) launched its Digital Innovation Blueprint on Monday, with the unveiling of key bilateral partnerships with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star), Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Economic Development Board (EDB) and National University of Singapore (NUS). The Digital Innovation Blueprint is part of SIA’s ongoing transformation programme under which it is boosting its digital capabilities. SIA CEO Goh Choon Phong said that the partnerships with key agencies…

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Economic Survey 2017-18 to be out today: How accurate were past editions?

After the 2009-10 economic survey, which projected economic growth on the dot for 2010-11, most surveys in succeeding years have been off track in predicting growth. Surprisingly, the only other exception was the survey of 2015-16 that pegged economic growth in a range of 7-7.75 per cent for 2016-17 and actual growth was indeed 7.1 per cent. The growth fell in the range predicted by the survey despite the year witnessing demonetisation. The major setback in…

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Newcastle to spearhead smart cities revolution with £40m construction technology centre

Plans for a £40m centre that will see the North East lead the world in the development of smart cities will be announced tonight. Northumbria University and North East IT network Dynamo will outline plans for the IC3 project with a special event at the House of Lords set to be attended by Ministers and leaders in the construction industry. The centre aims to build on the North East’s reputation as a world leader in construction technologies such as BIM…

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Grammy Awards 2018 – Full winners list

Kendrick Lamar accepts the best rap album Grammy for Damn at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards Lucas Jackson/Reuters The best of the best from the music industry were honoured at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, which was held at the Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday (28 January). Kendrick Lamar was the biggest winner of the night, picking up five trophies, including Best Rap Album. “This is love, I appreciate every single last one of y’all,” he…

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How Amazon’s Ad Business Could Threaten Google and Facebook

How Amazon’s Ad Business Could Threaten Google and Facebook – WSJ Amazon.com has valuable data its tech competitors can’t access: Its own sales Jan. 28, 2018 11:35 a.m. ET It’s easy to see how Amazon.com Inc. AMZN 1.75% threatens the world’s retailers. But analysts, brands and advertising agencies are waking up to the fact that a growing piece of Amazon’s business impinges on turf now controlled by two other tech titans, Google and Facebook . Amazon’s decade-old advertising business hasn’t…

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Asia shares extend bull run, dollar crawls off lows

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares extended their bull run on Monday amid upbeat corporate earnings and strong global economic growth, while the dollar tried to bounce even as the White House continued to complain of “unfair” trade practices by competitors. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.4 percent, aiming for a 12th straight session of gains. It is up 8 percent for the year so far. Japan’s Nikkei rose 0.5 percent as the yen eased a little,…

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Bitcoin, cash vaults: At Davos, Indian HNIs get pitches for new safe havens

As a large number of Indian HNIs and their representatives went around Swiss ski resort town of Davos for attending the annual WEF summit last week, they also got several pitches on the margins for two new ‘safe and promising havens’ — cryptocurrencies and cash vaults. Cash vaults, which are huge in size unlike the typical bank lockers in India and can contain not just cash but also gold, data, paintings and sculptures, are big business in Switzerland…

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