Sunday, September 24, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Gogoro raises $300M for scooters
Scooter startup Gogoro announced that it has raised $300 million in a Series C funding round backed by Singapore’s Temasek, Generation Investment Management, and other new and existing investors. Gogoro, which develops both electric scooters and battery swapping infrastructure, says it has sold over 34,000 of its “smartscooters” to date.
Monday, September 11, 2017
Sunday, September 10, 2017
How many and what kind of jobs will be replaced by automation is one of the big debates of our time. Some projections seem dire: About 7.1 million jobs, with two-thirds of them in office and administration, will be lost because of labor market changes in coming years, according to the World Economic Forum.
Yet some economists suggest that automation can actually increase employment in the industries it transforms.
Less jobs or more jobs - one can be certain - they will be different jobs ..... and with the rate of new knowledge - the key is to be able to learn how to learn - and accept change.
What do you think?
Saturday, September 9, 2017
The chances are is that your details are sitting on a list that you don't know about .
You may not know that person...... but they know you !!!!
- At Equifax names and personal details (including credit cards , emails etc ) of up to 143 million people in the United States (half the USA population) U.K. and Canada have been hacked ,
- One of Britain's largest retail franchises, CEX, disclosed it has been hit by a data breach that could have compromised the information of as many as 2 million customers – including personal details like names and addresses.
- Online spam bot - A security researcher in Paris has unearthed an open web server hosted in the Netherlands that contains as many as 711 million usernames and passwords
- London healthcare group - Bupa has suffered a data breach (13 July 2017) affecting 500,000 customers on its international health insurance plan.
- Zomato, which provides users with an online guide to restaurants, cafes and clubs, reported that data from 17 million users had been stolen, including email addresses and hashed passwords.
- Security researchers at the Kromtech Security Research Center discovered a massive database of 560 million login credentials which is believed to come from up to 10 popular online services such as LinkedIn and Dropbox, obtained during previous data breaches
- Payday loan company Wonga has fallen victim to a large data breach that could have hit as many as 245,000 of its customers including bank account numbers and sort codes
- A major breach of Three network customer upgrade database revealed last November is worse than the network operator initially thought, when their network was accessed using an employee login. They said 200,000 of their 9 million was compromised.
- Sportswear retailer Sports Direct failed to tell its entire workforce that they might have had their personal credentials stolen in an internal security breach
- Tesco Bank, the consumer finance wing of the British supermarket giant, froze its online operations – after as many as 20,000 customers had money stolen from their accounts.(up to 40'000 accounts compromised
- Accounting software provider , Sage could turn out to be one of the most important in UK data breach history if its scale is confirmed. According to the firm, the employee data of up to 280 UK customers representing a large number of individual users could be at risk - this could represent the entire UK population!
- Kiddicare's customers were getting spammy Sms's - and they realised their data was compromised - they played down the fact it had let names, addresses and contact details of up to 800,000 people
- CEO of TalkTalk initially struggled to confirm how many of its four million customers were affected after hackers exploited a reported weakness in the firm's website - the ceo said it was only a mere 157,000 (was one of them you?)
- A serious attack in which a hacker was able to get his or her hands on 1,163,996 credit and debit card records from online holiday firm Think W3
- two breaches at Yahoo -- the bigger one involved 1 billion accounts, the lesser impacted 500 million
- a hack at Myspace that involved 360 million accounts
And the list goes on!!!!
In my view, knowledge is no longer a valuable commodity. It's out there in abundance. It's how you use it that's valuable.
What do you think?
Why Steve Jobs was successful:-
- Simplify - Make it simple - UX is key
- Create an ecosystem - end to end
- When behind, leapfrog - No CDS - straight to iTunes
- Put products before profit - r and d and innovation is key
- Don't be a slave to focus groups - trust your intuition
- Bend reality - make the impossible possible - find a way
- Push for perfection
- Have the brightest and the best - and work as a team
- Engage face to face - collaboration is key - shit happens when you connect and KLT
- Know the big picture and the tiniest details
- Be human and humourous - liberal arts:science and technology - the crazy ones that can think they can change the world are the ones that they invariably do