Trade tensions between the United States and China, which threaten to spill over into the global economy, are dominating a gathering of world finance officials even as the Group of 20 avoided the topic Friday.
An Uber Technologies Inc self-driving vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona in March failed to identify the pedestrian or brake, raising serious questions about the performance of the vehicle, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released ...
To date, Digital Ventures has engaged with over 800 startups and more than 60 VC funds in nearly 30 countries, including Golden Gate Ventures and Dymon Asia Ventures Thailand-based Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) has increased its corporate venture capital fund by US$50 million, through its fintech investment arm Digital Ventures. This has brought the fund’s total capital […]
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“PLEASE don’t leave us.” From the dozens of e-mails in people’s inboxes, begging them to give their consent to be sent further messages, you could deduce that the senders of newsletters and the like are hardest hit by the European Union’s tough new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect on May 25th. But the main loser may well be an industry that few have ever heard of but most have dealings with every day: advertising technology, or ad tech. In fact, the GDPR would probably not exist at all were it not for this collection of companies, which have an insatiable hunger for personal data.Ad tech emerged because advertising is the internet’s default business model. Since targeted ads tend to be more efficient and targeting requires personal data (sites previously visited, searches in online stores and the like), these data became the fuel of a new industry to automate online advertising. It is so complex that even experts often resort to what is...Continue reading