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BMW open for new partners in mobility services venture: FAS

“FRANKFURT (Reuters) – BMW is keen to find additional partners for the mobility services venture it runs with rival carmaker Daimler “We would like to welcome additional partners in this area, which has great future potential,” BMW boss Oliver Zipse told Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (FAS) in an interview” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Collaborations as well as a financial investments were options for any future partners, he said, adding that customers want a wide choice across different brands.The head of the mobility venture resigned last month in what a…

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Daily on Healthcare, presented by SBEC: Watching California kick off expansion experiment for clues about Obamacare’s future

“This newsletter is written by senior healthcare reporter Kimberly Leonard (@LeonardKL) and healthcare reporter Cassidy Morrison (@CassMorrison94)” reports washingtonexaminer.com. CALIFORNIA KICKS OFF OBAMACARE EXPANSION EXPERIMENT: The enrollment for California’s Obamacare plans launched this week, and with it come some big changes that will bolster or undermine arguments to expand the healthcare law. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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What we eat determines our health and future

“The costs of unhealthy diets and obesity An unhealthy diet and obesity take a toll on human, financial and environmental resources” reports tehrantimes.com. Unhealthy eating habits also cost national health budgets up to USD 2 trillion per year globally.A combination of unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyles has sent obesity rates soaring in high, middle and even low-income countries – where hunger and overweight often coexist.Two days ago FAO released its new edition of the State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA), a flagship report that aims at bringing to a wider audience…

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Nationwide’s CIO on the 2 career tips that should guide any leader overseeing a company’s digital overhaul

“Companies created chief digital officers because they didn’t have chief information officers that were business leaders,” he said” writes Joe Williams for businessinsider.com. “You are a business leader first and foremost before you are a technology leader,” Jim Fowler, Nationwide’s chief information officer, told Business Insider.Combined, these two pieces of advice show just how important it is for the CIO or other tech leaders to not get bogged down with heavy IT-related issues.One way tech chiefs can gain backing is by finding advocates within various business units that can help…

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DCG Survey: Blockchain to Lead in Payments and Asset Tokenization

“Almost 23% of Digital Currency Group (DCG)’s portfolio firms believe that asset tokenization will be the next major use case for blockchain” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. According to DCG’s 2019 annual survey, 22.73% of its portfolio companies suggest that blockchain will be mainly deployed in asset tokenization, while 30% of respondents see the technology’s future use cases in payments.To prepare the survey, DCG received responses from more than 60 of its portfolio companies. Source: cointelegraph.com

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Corporate fears grow over U.S. and China trade war

“The stakes are raised this week for resumed U.S. and Chinese trade talks as mounting concern from the American business community paralyzes domestic investment” writes Martha C for nbcnews.com. The Conference Board’s senior director of economic indicators, Lynn Franco, cited “tariffs and trade issues” as a top fear factor for corporate leaders.American companies and investors initially were sanguine about the trade war, even as tit-for-tat tariffs cut into economic growth both in the U.S. and in China, because most viewed the administration’s protectionist stance as a negotiating ploy.In a separate…

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Lyles, future union leader or face of sport or both

“It pops up into the discussion at almost every world championships or Olympic Games” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The IAAF council voted to permit national teams to display the logo of a national sponsor on their kit at the Doha world championships.Track and field athletes have long sought to benefit from additional sponsorship opportunities that big events like world championships and Olympics can provide. Source: 95kqds.com

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