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With ads, FINRA hopes BrokerCheck becomes go-to site, like Yelp

NEW YORK (Reuters) – With a new ad campaign, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority hopes its BrokerCheck website will become a customer’s first stop, like Yelp for diners or Angie’s List for home owners, before they invest with a financial adviser. Source
Posted On 02 Jun 2015

Cheap 3D printed robotic arm controlled by the mind

For Easton LaChappelle, a 19-year-old from Colorado in the United States (U.S.), the difficulty with robotics has never been the technology itself – something he says he managed to master in a matter of months from his bedroom in his parent’s house – but the...
Posted On 02 Jun 2015

Microsoft says Windows 10 available on July 29

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp said on Monday its new Windows 10 operating system will be available worldwide on July 29, as a free upgrade for users of the most recent versions of Windows. Source
Posted On 02 Jun 2015

CA Inc names Xbox co-founder as tech chief

(Reuters) – Business software maker CA Inc appointed Otto Berkes, one of the four founders of Microsoft Corp’s Xbox console, as chief technology officer. Source
Posted On 02 Jun 2015

Wearable device provides continuous fetal monitoring

Israeli medical experts have developed a wearable mobile monitor to keep a close watch on pregnant women and their fetuses as they go about their everyday lives. Source
Posted On 02 Jun 2015

BlackBerry settles patent dispute with Seacrest’s company Typo

TORONTO (Reuters) – BlackBerry Ltd and television host Ryan Seacrest’s keyboard company Typo Products have agreed to settle a patent dispute over the sale of smartphone keyboards of a certain size, the Canadian smartphone maker said on Monday. Source
Posted On 02 Jun 2015

Ex-Sony executive criticised CEO Hirai of ahead shareholder meet

TOKYO (Reuters) – An influential former Sony Corp executive on Monday urged current Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai to focus on innovation than just restructuring in a letter criticising the Japanese firm’s management ahead of a shareholder meeting this month. Source
Posted On 02 Jun 2015

Google increases user privacy controls

SAN FRANCISCO(Reuters) – Google increased privacy controls for users and rolled out a website on Monday that answers frequently asked questions in response to increasing concern over how the search giant collects and uses its massive amounts of data. Source
Posted On 02 Jun 2015

Ellen Pao will appeal gender discrimination case against Kleiner

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Former Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers partner Ellen Pao will appeal the result of a gender discrimination she brought against the powerful Silicon Valley venture capital firm, according to a court document filed on Monday. Source
Posted On 02 Jun 2015

Apollo plan on cheaper green energy seeks global backing

LONDON (Reuters) – A plan for a new global research program aimed at driving down the costs of renewable energy more quickly has drawn serious interest from the world’s leading economies, its proponents say. Source
Posted On 02 Jun 2015