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Corruption Currents: Maldives President Admits Receiving Bags of Cash

“As businesses become increasingly digital, corporate boards are beginning to realize that technology expertise is a powerful asset, according to new Deloitte research” writes Samuel Rubenfeld for wsj.com. The analysis shows that the number of technology-focused board members in all public companies remains low, although it has increased over the last six years. Consider how CIOs and other business-savvy technologists can help corporate boards understand and oversee technology-driven initiatives and opportunities. Source: wsj.com Share This:

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Cash is dead and drones deliver groceries: This is the future, according to Blockchain CEO

“One day in the not-so-distant future, going to the grocery store to buy food will be as novel as going to the record store to buy vinyl albums” writes -peter Smith for cnbc.com. According to Blockchain co-founder and CEO Peter Smith, major changes in the way we live and work with technology could happen in the next 20 years. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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A start-up is suggesting a fix to the health-care morass

“There is a regulatory angle: The Affordable Care Act added tens of millions of people to the health care market, and the law created several incentives for start-ups to change how health care is provided” writes Farhad Manjoo for cnbc.com. Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner), which has found ways to mine health care data to create a better health insurance service.He also wants to save the independent primary care doctor, whose practices have been battered by the perverse incentives of the American health care system.In Congress, a doomed plan to repeal…

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A new $702 Nokia high-end smartphone unveiled ahead of Apple, Samsung launches

“Nokia is also stealing a march on Samsung which is gearing up to reveal the Galaxy Note 8 smartphone next month” writes Arjun Kharpal for cnbc.com. HMD Global, the start-up that licenses Nokia’s brand, launched a flagship smartphone on Wednesday, as it looks to establish itself as a major mobile player using the iconic brand. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Meet a robot who delivers room service

“Richards says these advancements are integral to the future of the hotel industry — technology and hospitality go hand in hand” reports cnn.com. “Savioke […] is committed to measurably improve the lives of people by creating and deploying friendly service robots that work safely, securely and reliably in human environments,” says Richards. “There is definitely a huge role that technology could play in the hospitality industry to create fresh and memorable experiences to meet the expectations and demands of modern travelers,” says Richards. Source: cnn.com Share This:

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How Compliance Has Changed Over 20 Years

“As businesses become increasingly digital, corporate boards are beginning to realize that technology expertise is a powerful asset, according to new Deloitte research” writes Ben Dipietro for wsj.com. The analysis shows that the number of technology-focused board members in all public companies remains low, although it has increased over the last six years. Consider how CIOs and other business-savvy technologists can help corporate boards understand and oversee technology-driven initiatives and opportunities. Source: wsj.com Share This:

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Money Laundering Risk Rises in Annual Index of Countries

“As businesses become increasingly digital, corporate boards are beginning to realize that technology expertise is a powerful asset, according to new Deloitte research” writes Samuel Rubenfeld for wsj.com. The analysis shows that the number of technology-focused board members in all public companies remains low, although it has increased over the last six years. Consider how CIOs and other business-savvy technologists can help corporate boards understand and oversee technology-driven initiatives and opportunities. Source: wsj.com Share This:

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Russia Begins Work on Developing Blockchain Standards

“Earlier this year in March, Standards Australia unveiled its roadmap to develop these international standards, overseen by technical committee 307 or ISO/TC 307” writes unknown author for cryptocoinsnews.com. Russia’s national standards authority is working toward the standardization of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.The newly established Russian technical committee will also presuppose international cooperation with the ISO committee.Explaining its reasons for working toward its own standards, Russia’s standards states: The move by the national standards authority to explore the standardization of blockchain technologies comes at a time when the Russian government…

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Singaporean Shipping Giants Partner IBM for Blockchain Trial

“Two major Singaporean maritime companies have inked a deal with technology giant IBM to explore and trial blockchain technology for supply chain networks” writes unknown author for cryptocoinsnews.com. Incidentally, IBM has already been working with the Port Authority of Singapore for early stage trials of blockchain technology for transnational container shipments.As the technology provider, IBM Singapore will use its Hyperledger Fabric platform, an open-source production ready blockchain software which saw its official release in July this year.The three parties will unite to work on proof-of-concept blockchain solutions to enhance the…

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