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  1. 'EGREGIOUS CRIMINALITY OVER DECADES': Judge's damning verdict on the Rolls-Royce bribery case

    Rolls-Royce paying £671 million to settle bribery and corruption probes Settlement reveals details of corrupt payments spanning decades, continents, and different parts of the …
  2. Sat nav pioneer TomTom snapped up a Berlin-based autonomous driving startup

    Sat nav pioneer TomTom announced on Wednesday that it has acquired a Berlin-based autonomous driving startup for an undisclosed fee. The startup, called Autonomous, has developed its own self-driving software, as well as 3D sensor technology and digital image processing technology, TomTom…
  3. Sat nav pioneer TomTom snapped up a Berlin-based autonomous driving startup

    Sat nav pioneer TomTom announced on Wednesday that it has acquired a Berlin-based autonomous driving startup for an undisclosed fee. The startup, called Autonomous, has developed its own self-driving software, as well as 3D sensor technology and digital image processing technology, TomTom…
  4. Automation killed 17,000 roles at a huge tech and services firm -- but no one actually lost their job

    DAVOS, Switzerland -- Automation replaced 17,000 people's jobs at one of the world's largest professional services and tech firms Accenture over the last 18 months, but no one actually lost their…
  5. Microsoft wants to make it easier to use Cortana during a phone call

    One limitation with voice assistants like Microsoft's Cortana, Google Assistant, and Siri, is that they aren't great for multitasking. You can't launch Google Assistant by voice while using an app, for example. And most iPhone users can only activate Siri by voice if their phone is plugged…
  6. A spray makes your strawberries last a week longer normal

    OO.ready(function() { window.player = OO.Player.create("ooyala-player","p3ajYwOTE6sYleieYbf6U-ej2y_fKiku", { autoplay. false }); }); From the time a farmer harvests strawberries or green beans, they will last -- at best -- three weeks before they start to rot. It takes a week or two to reach the grocery store and then your fridge, giving you only a few days to eat…
  7. No access to EU single market could be 'absolutely disastrous' for farmers

    LONDON -- Failure to secure full access to the single market after Brexit could be "absolutely disastrous" for agriculture, according to Britain's biggest farming…
  8. Deliveroo wants to hire 300 more UK tech workers to help it take on UberEats and Amazon

    London food delivery startup Deliveroo said on Wednesday that it is planning to hire 300 tech workers in the UK. The company, which allows people to order food from over 20,000 restaurants that don't typically deliver via an app, said its worldwide sales grew 650% in 2016, despite increasing competition from US heavyweights like Uber and…
  1. Sat nav pioneer TomTom snapped up a Berlin-based autonomous driving startup

    Sat nav pioneer TomTom announced on Wednesday that it has acquired a Berlin-based autonomous driving startup for an undisclosed fee. The startup, called Autonomous, has developed its own self-driving software, as well as 3D sensor technology and digital image processing technology, TomTom…
  2. Automation killed 17,000 roles at a huge tech and services firm -- but no one actually lost their job

    DAVOS, Switzerland -- Automation replaced 17,000 people's jobs at one of the world's largest professional services and tech firms Accenture over the last 18 months, but no one actually lost their…
  3. Microsoft wants to make it easier to use Cortana during a phone call

    One limitation with voice assistants like Microsoft's Cortana, Google Assistant, and Siri, is that they aren't great for multitasking. You can't launch Google Assistant by voice while using an app, for example. And most iPhone users can only activate Siri by voice if their phone is plugged…
  4. A spray makes your strawberries last a week longer normal

    OO.ready(function() { window.player = OO.Player.create("ooyala-player","p3ajYwOTE6sYleieYbf6U-ej2y_fKiku", { autoplay. false }); }); From the time a farmer harvests strawberries or green beans, they will last -- at best -- three weeks before they start to rot. It takes a week or two to reach the grocery store and then your fridge, giving you only a few days to eat…
  5. No access to EU single market could be 'absolutely disastrous' for farmers

    LONDON -- Failure to secure full access to the single market after Brexit could be "absolutely disastrous" for agriculture, according to Britain's biggest farming…
  6. Deliveroo wants to hire 300 more UK tech workers to help it take on UberEats and Amazon

    London food delivery startup Deliveroo said on Wednesday that it is planning to hire 300 tech workers in the UK. The company, which allows people to order food from over 20,000 restaurants that don't typically deliver via an app, said its worldwide sales grew 650% in 2016, despite increasing competition from US heavyweights like Uber and…
  7. ‘Vikings’ season 4: Ubbe is a reflection of Ragnar

    Ibtimes.com.au - Business 01.18 / 07:40 ibtimes.com.au
    “Vikings” season 4 fans have started to notice that Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith) shows reflection of his father. Showrunner Michael Hirst has also admitted the sam…
  8. ‘Girl Meets World’ finale spoilers: Riley and friends deal with ‘history’ test, Topanga gets a job offer in London

    Ibtimes.com.au - Business 01.18 / 06:19 ibtimes.com.au
    “Girl Meets World” is airing its final episode on Disney Channel this week. The last episode of the series that will be shown in the network is titled “Girl Meets Goodbye.” But before the show bids goodbye on Disney, Cory will surprise his students with one last “history” test…
  1. Liddell's new job 'good for New Zealand', says Xero boss Rod Drury

    Nzherald.co.nz - Markets 01.17 / 22:40 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Kiwi businessman Chris Liddell's appointment as one of Donald Trump's assistants is "good for New Zealand", says Xero chief executive Rod Drury.Liddell is chairman of Xero, the Wellington-based accounting software maker that…
  2. Brexit weighs on pound, EU equities slide

    Nzherald.co.nz - Markets 01.16 / 19:41 www.nzherald.co.nz
    European equities slid, with the UK's FTSE 100 Index breaking a record streak, and the British pound weakened amid fresh concerns about the UK's departure from the European Union.The pound fell to its lowest point against the…
  1. Ken Wyatt appointed Minister for Aged Care in limited cabinet reshuffle

    Greg Hunt has been appointed the Minister for Health and Sport while Ken Wyatt has been appointed the Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced.The post Ken Wyatt appointed Minister for Aged Care in limited cabinet reshuffle appeared first on Australian Ageing…
  1. 'EGREGIOUS CRIMINALITY OVER DECADES': Judge's damning verdict on the Rolls-Royce bribery case

    Rolls-Royce paying £671 million to settle bribery and corruption probes Settlement reveals details of corrupt payments spanning decades, continents, and different parts of the …
  2. Sat nav pioneer TomTom snapped up a Berlin-based autonomous driving startup

    Sat nav pioneer TomTom announced on Wednesday that it has acquired a Berlin-based autonomous driving startup for an undisclosed fee. The startup, called Autonomous, has developed its own self-driving software, as well as 3D sensor technology and digital image processing technology, TomTom…
  3. New Zealand dollar rises against greenback

    Nzherald.co.nz - Economy 01.18 / 08:55 www.nzherald.co.nz
    The New Zealand dollar rose above US72c, its highest level since mid-December, as investors in the United States moved to unwind trades based on the anticipated inflationary policies of President-elect Donald Trump.The kiwi…
  4. Donald Trump's assistant Chris Liddell 'driven and very smart'

    Stuff.co.nz - Finance 01.18 / 07:17 www.stuff.co.nz
    For a man just named as one of US President-elect Donald Trump's White House assistants, Kiwi Chris Liddell has displayed very few political…
  5. Trump's education secretary appeared to get stumped on a key question during her confirmation hearing

    Betsy DeVos, the woman President-elect Donald Trump chose to lead the US Department of Education, sparred with some lawmakers during her confirmation hearing on…
  6. NZ's largest mortgage lender raises most interest rates, including its floating rates. In the month since its last incre

    Interest.co.nz - Finance 01.18 / 04:58 interest.co.nz
    TweetANZ, which is the country's largest mortgage lender with a mortgage book exceeding $67 bln has raised most interest rates, including its floating rate. It has added +10 bps to its floating rate, taking it to 5.69%. This change is effective on Thursday, January 19 for new lending, and on Thursday, February 2 for existing clients. And it has added +10 bps to its revolving credit rates, its "Flexible" plan, taking this to 5.80%. These changes are effective Thursday, February 2, 2017…
  7. Wool back in fashion, pushing prices towards record highs

    Abc.net.au - Finance 01.18 / 04:54 www.abc.net.au
    Australia's wool growers are experiencing the best conditions in decades as prices surge towards record highs on the back of a solid increase in…
  8. New Plymouth's 'Gull effect' set to hit as station prepares to open

    Stuff.co.nz - Finance 01.18 / 03:54 www.stuff.co.nz
    The "most anticipated service station" cut price petrol retailer Gull has ever built is set to open…
  1. House of the Week: A remarkable mid-century home in Christchurch

    Stuff.co.nz - Real estate 01.17 / 06:16 www.stuff.co.nz
    For those who saw Kim Rutter and David Roche's Christchurch house demolished after the earthquakes, it was a surprise to see the same house reappear two years later. But the couple, aficionados of mid-century modern style, so loved their 1957 abode that they were never tempted to replace it with a 21st century…
  2. The trendiest houseplants to add to your home

    Stuff.co.nz - Real estate 01.17 / 01:29 www.stuff.co.nz
    Green-fingered bloggers make incorporating plants into their homes look like a walk in the p…
  1. Seamless scalability a boon for legal franchising model

    Lawyersweekly.com.au - Law 01.17 / 19:32 lawyersweekly.com.au
    As lawyers grow comfortable with the NewLaw franchising proposition, its increasing popularity is assisted by how simply offshore support services can be…
  2. ASX-listed educator appoints new GC

    Lawyersweekly.com.au - Law 01.17 / 01:34 lawyersweekly.com.au
    G8 Education has announced it has hired a new general counsel and company…
  3. NRF advises on £1.3b world-first tidal lagoon power station

    The Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project is designed to produce enough power for 155K homes in the U.K.
  4. KWM acts on $7.3bn DUET Group acquisition

    The firm advised a consortium of HK-headquartered companies looking to acquire the ASX-listed energy company
  5. Unwise lawyer’s ‘reckless’ receipt of trust money

    Lawyersweekly.com.au - Law 01.16 / 19:29 lawyersweekly.com.au
    A Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal decision has highlighted the perils lawyers face dealing with client money when not licensed to do…
  6. Australia's top legal advisers revealed

    Lawyersweekly.com.au - Law 01.15 / 19:33 lawyersweekly.com.au
    Australia’s top legal advisers, in terms of M&A deal values and number of deals, have been uncovered in a new r…
  7. National firm leverages social media to rake in more clients

    Lawyersweekly.com.au - Law 01.15 / 19:32 lawyersweekly.com.au
    A national firm has challenged the changing dynamics of client interaction by focusing more on building its social media profile to appeal to current and prospective…
  8. International law firm hit by email scam

    New challenges for CLO market says global firm… Antitrust lawsuit against Apple’s App store revived……