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Porsche invests in Israeli start-up Anagog

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Founded in 2010, the Tel Aviv-based start-up currently has around 30 employees and specialises in developing artificial intelligence (AI) in the context of mobility. Software programmed and patented by Anagog allows companies to better understand and anticipate customer behaviour in certain situations, leading to features such as intelligent parking options being created. With this investment, Porsche is continuing to drive digital transformation and as a result can now develop and offer context-based and personalised services. “We are delig... Read More »

Apple’s Latest Retail Design Comes to Japan

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Since opening in Tokyo’s Ginza neighborhood in 2003, Apple has welcomed 70 million visitors to its stores across the country. “Apple has a long and special history in Japan, and Shinjuku marks the first of several new stores we’ll open in Japan in the coming years,” said Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail. “We can’t wait to welcome the vibrant community in Shinjuku to experience all the best Apple has to offer.” Revealed for the first time Thursday, the store is just blocks from Shinjuku Station in Tokyo’s famous shopp... Read More »

Tesco crowned Best Grocer at industry awards following “landmark year”

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Noting a “landmark year” for Tesco, the judges highlighted how the business “has won back the hearts and minds of its core customer”, with “sales, profits and loyalty all returning”. The “scale of the changes, the success achieved and the renewed vigour evident” over the past year was also noted by the judges as they made the award. Alessandra Bellini, Chief Customer Officer at Tesco, said: “This award is testament to all of our colleagues’ hard work and brilliance over the past couple of years. It’s been inspiring to see our team come... Read More »

Nokia wins its largest-ever GSM-Railway contract with Polish PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe to modernize critical communications network

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Once completed, the new network will enable the PLK railway company to fulfil European Union requirements for ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System), the bloc's European-wide standard for railway signaling. The project is majority funded by the EU, and complemented by Polish State funds. GSM-R is a mandatory part of the ERTMS, which is under deployment across Europe to help rail operators like PKP PLK seamlessly manage and control trains in combination with the European Train Control System. The solution delivered by Nokia will help... Read More »

Recruiting gets easier with candidate discovery in Hire by Google

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Candidate discovery is an intuitive search capability that gives recruiters a head start by helping them quickly create a short list of past candidates who are a fit for new positions. This saves recruiters time, because they can now easily identify and re-engage known candidates instead of spending time trying to find new ones. With this new candidate discovery functionality, recruiters and hiring managers can now: Find qualified candidates immediately upon opening a job. The first step in filling a role should be checking who you alrea... Read More »

FedEx Expanding E-Commerce Capabilities with Acquisition of P2P

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P2P provides customers with unique last-mile delivery options, leveraging its relationships with private, postal, retail and clearance providers in over 200 countries. Its industry-leading technology and processes provide plug-and-play options with carrier networks and customer systems. P2P is headquartered in Laindon, United Kingdom and will operate as a subsidiary of FedEx Cross Border within the FedEx Trade Networks operating company. “Global e-commerce continues to grow at a rapid pace, and more and more merchants, marketplaces, e-com... Read More »

BMW Group and Daimler AG agree to combine mobility services

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The two companies today signed an agreement to merge their mobility services business units. Subject to examination and approval by the responsible competition authorities, the BMW Group and Daimler AG plan to combine and strategically expand their existing on-demand mobility offering in the areas of CarSharing, Ride-Hailing, Parking, Charging and Multimodality. Each company will hold a 50-percent stake in a joint-venture model comprising both companies’ mobility services. The two companies will remain competitors in their respective core busin... Read More »

Starbucks and Closed Loop Partners to develop recyclable, compostable cup solution

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“Our store partners proudly pour sustainably sourced coffee in our 28,000 locations around the world, but everyone wants to take our ability to serve it sustainably to the next level,” said Colleen Chapman, vice president of Starbucks global social impact overseeing sustainability. “No one is satisfied with the incremental industry progress made to date, it’s just not moving fast enough. So today, we are declaring a moon shot for sustainability to work together as an industry to bring a fully recyclable and compostable cup to the market, with a... Read More »

Gazprom improving efficiency through innovations

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It was noted that Gazprom made consistent and targeted efforts to improve the efficiency of its innovations. The Innovative Development Program until 2025 serves as an effective instrument for setting the priority objectives and lines of work in this area. The Program makes a substantial contribution to the sustainable and efficient development of Gazprom. The Company pays great attention to R&D (research and development) and pre-investment studies, allocating significant resources for that purpose every year. In 2017 alone, that amount ... Read More »

Forbes And theBoardlist Announce Inaugural #BoardForward Awards To Recognize Organizations And Individuals With Innovative Approaches To Diversity And Inclusion

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The gathering will spotlight actionable ideas for breaking down gender bias and creating a pipeline of talent for female leadership. This invite-only event is expected to bring together more than 200 senior-level influencers from within the Silicon Valley community, including technology executives, top founders and funders, industry innovators and board directors who are committed to promoting much-needed change within the sector. The evening will include substantive discussion dedicated to identifying the most powerful levers to advance mea... Read More »

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