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Shaking up the TV world
Posted: 1 August 2015  
And so another industry - this time terrestrial television - faces disruption...
Talent triumphs: Amazon pays $250m to seal deal for Clarkson, Top Gear team
1 August 2015
With a budget of a staggering R84m per episode over next three years, little wonder Jeremy Clarkson feels like he's "moved from a biplane into a spaceship."
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Amazon's drone delivery dream
Posted: 30 July 2015  
Amazon's idea of delivering orders via drones is not a joke! See how they are developing these plans, including tackling new legislation around flying drones. Most companies would abandon this as a crazy idea with insurmountable problems. Amazon's approach is to say: how can we make it happen?
Amazon Plans "High-Speed Transit Zones” for Drones to Fly Packages to Your Home | MIT Technology Rev
30 July 2015
To get its drone delivery service off the ground, Amazon must convince regulators to adopt its ideas for drone traffic control.
No batteries needed for these delivery drones
Dateline: 7 March 2017
The biggest hurdle for electric aircraft has always been the weight of the batteries, and as nimble as they are, quadrotors and octocopters typically had ...
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In search of the exaflop
Posted: 31 July 2015  
At the moment China has the world's fastest computer. That's not good for American egos, so the US is going to create the first computer capable of an exaflop.
US sets goal for faster supercomputer
31 July 2015
President Obama has announced an ambitious plan to build the world's fastest computer.
Supercomputer breaks the exaflop barrier
Dateline: 27 January 2019
China's Tianhe-9B has trumped America's Oak Ridge Labs in the race to exascale computing, with a full 1,000 petaflop record. Despite all their tweaking, ...
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100% internet connectivity looms...and the rules of the game are changing
Posted: 31 July 2015  
One hundred percent global Internet connectivity, linking every citizen on the planet...a crazy idea? Absolutely. But no fewer than four exponential organisations, all with deep pockets, are working flat-out to make this idea a reality.
Google's Project Loon is about a network of low-flying balloons around the ...
Here’s the Drone That Facebook Plans to Fly in the Stratosphere to Bring Internet Connectivity to th
31 July 2015
Facebook is about to begin beaming down Internet access from a solar-powered drone the size of an airliner.
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And Uber moves into...banking!
Posted: 30 July 2015  
Now this is news! Everyone is talking about Uber as the ultimate disrupter, of personal transport, perhaps of deliveries, perhaps even developing a driverless car service. But Uber as the Uber of banking? Now there's a possibility. Perhaps our MindBullet of June 2014 was not so far off the mark....
Finextra news: Will Uber be the Uber of banking?
30 July 2015
Finextra: The Uber of banking might well turn out to be....Uber, as the darling of the startup scene ditches banking partner Santander to set up its own ...
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Barclays Plc to close retail bank in the face of persistent decline and customer flight
Dateline: 11 June 2019
It was just five years ago that Uber upset the applecart in London's taxicab industry. Unable to compete with the smart app and its ride-sharing, car ...
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Published on: 30 July 2015  
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Artificial blood saves earthquake victims
Dateline: 17 April 2021
"We're out of blood," was the chilling statement released by Sichuan University School of Medicine in Chengdu. 4,700 people were left homeless following the earthquake which struck Chengdu yesterday. Rescuers and volunteers are still working through the rubble of the Tianfu Times Tower, but Chengdu's hospitals are overwhelmed. "We called for blood donors," says Doctor Wang Changjiang, "but we can't process the blood fast enough to meet our needs." Despite this critical shortage, no-one has ...
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