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Indian Prime Minister Modi gets rave reviews after meeting with US CEOs
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi met on Sunday with the creme de la creme of corporate America, in a CEO roundtable that contrasted sharply with a U.S. President Donald Trump's recent tech roundtable....
Mark Zuckerberg's snub of White House could backfire as Europe goes after US Internet giants
Mark Zuckerberg had a choice to make this week. The Facebook CEO could either go to Washington to meet with President Donald Trump, along with nearly every other marquee CEO from the tech industry, or...
Salesforce CEO Benioff discussed women's pay with Trump at White House meeting
The meeting also included one of tech's most powerful women, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty. "We all just finished meeting with Chancellor Merkel and President Trump and had a good chance to talk about workforce...
U.S. to confront trade partners at global finance meeting
U.S. to confront trade partners at global finance meeting The meeting of the most powerful economies’ finance ministers in Germany this week is expected to be dominated by talk about whether to commit...
Uber employees say all-hands meeting about sexism allegations was ‘honest, raw, and emotional’
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick apologized for the mistakes that helped create a culture in which an ex-engineer was repeatedly stymied in her attempts to report sexual harassment, in an all-hands meeting at...
Retail CEOs have ‘productive’ meeting with Trump
WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday met with a group of executives from big-name retailers such as Target and Best Buy, as the industry leaders made the case that they believe a Republican plan...
Tech companies to meet on legal challenge to Trump immigration order
A group of technology companies is planning to meet on Tuesday to discuss filing an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging U.S. President Donald Trump's order restricting immigration from seven...
Cisco Spark Digital Whiteboard Designed to Enliven Online Meetings
The 55-inch all-in-one Cisco Spark Board uses wireless technology to connect people to online meetings and presentations. Cisco has introduced two products designed to make presentations and meetings...
Trump meets with tech titans as Bezos lauds 'productive' session
The full list, according to Trump staff, included: Safra Catz - Oracle Jeff Bezos - Amazon Tim Cook - Apple Brian Krzanich - Intel Larry Page - Alphabet Eric Schmidt - Google Chuck Robbins - Cisco Ginni...
Trump team says Twitter too small to be included in tech meeting
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump left Twitter off the invitation list for a meeting of technology company executives on Wednesday because it is too small, a spokesman for his transition...
Trump meeting with tech giants after past criticism
Some of the tech world's biggest names will gather at Trump Tower Wednesday. The president-elect will meet executives from companies like Oracle, Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook. Many in the group described...
Top 5 best videoconferencing services of 2016
Video is a great way to enhance communications across a business with colleagues and clients. And adopting more videoconferencing can save your business money. According to research from LyteSpark, businesses...
Grand project to unify global efforts to understand the brain
Seeking a common focus for researchHayden Bird/GettyBy Andy CoghlanAs brainy gatherings go, it takes some beating. Neuroscientists are meeting in New York today to agree on a global mission to understand...
Put Artificial Intelligence To Work Managing All Your Meetings
NEWS ANALYSIS: New artificial intelligence products handle all the drudgery associated with business meetings so the poor humans don't have to. Only humans can have meetings, sadly. But some of the clerical...
Is Elon Musk working on an "Iron Man" flying suit?
It's a question that has been asked before: Is Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk the real-life version of "Iron Man?" If this tweet from Musk himself is anything to go by, the answer might be "yes."On Wednesday,...
Intel Brings More Security, iPad Support to Unite Conferencing Product
Initially developed for internal use, the chip maker's collaboration solution is now being used by such vendors as HP Inc. and Lenovo. An internal technology that was developed by Intel engineers to help...
Highly tuned catalytic controls
You could think of bioorthogonal chemistry as a discreet valet or concierge that steers two world leaders to a private meeting without making noise or trouble along the way. The valet is a catalyst of...
Glenn Beck: Conservatives called for "affirmative action" from Facebook
Conservative pundit Glenn Beck is criticizing his fellow conservatives after a group of them met with top Facebook executives to discuss how the company could be more diverse and include right-wing voices."I...
Business News Roundup, May 19
The unusually frank bulletin was delivered in the official account of the Fed’s April meeting, which said explicitly that most officials thought “it likely would be appropriate” to raise rates in June...
Zuckerberg tries to mend fences with conservatives
Last Updated May 18, 2016 7:51 PM EDT Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with prominent conservatives Wednesday in an effort to smooth over the company's strained relationship with the right. The private...
Amazon shareholder meeting attracts protestors
Amazon will start selling more private label grocery products.(Photo: AFP/Getty Images) SEATTLE -- Protestors flew a sign over Amazon’s annual shareholder meeting in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood Tuesday...
Mutual fund industry exhorts drugmakers to defend pricing
In a sign of how U.S. political pressure to rein in drug pricing is weighing on pharmaceutical companies and their investors, a group of major funds called an unusual meeting with top biotech and pharmaceutical...
Experts tell US agency to slow down on self-driving cars
Fully self-driving cars may be the future of the automotive industry, but they aren't yet up to the demands of real-world driving, several people told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...
Microsoft Looks to Bring Skype Meeting into More Rooms
With "Project Rigel" and other efforts, Microsoft is teaming up with Polycom and Logitech to expand the reach of the video conferencing technology. Microsoft wants to expand the reach of its video conferencing...
Tech leaders’ secret Trump meeting
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has pissed off Silicon Valley, and now they’re doing something about it. Picture: AP Photo/Brynn Anderson THE world’s richest and most powerful leaders of...
Warning: Avoid smartphone shame at work. Keep them out of sight
If you're texting at a meeting, you're sending the wrong message.(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) I was an addict. Back in 2007 I was lucky enough to have the first-generation iPhone, and I loved it from...
War on terror comes to Silicon Valley
COOK ON FIGHTING THE FBI'S REQUEST: "We have great respect for the professionals at the FBI, and we believe their intentions are good. Up to this point, we have done everything that is both within our...
Yahoo to webcast Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting
In October Yahoo sold expensive ad slots to more than 30 advertisers during an NFL game, and it has a partnership with PGA Tour. [...] Yahoo is still struggling to increase its share of worldwide ad revenues...
Yahoo to stream Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting
Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, speaks during the Fortune summit on "The Most Powerful Women" at the Mandarin Hotel October 13, 2015 in Washington, DC.(Photo: Mark Wilson, Getty...
GMB union gets good response from MPs over British Airways IT outsourcing concerns
The GMB union says it was “pleasantly surprised” by the number of MPs who turned up to a meeting to discuss its concerns over British Airways’ plan to outsource more IT work to India’s Tata Consultancy...
Pope to meet with Alphabet's Eric Schmidt - CNET
Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will meet with Pope Francis. Stephanie Pilick/dpa/Corbis Pope Francis is largely beloved by the Internet. Now, he's meeting with one of its leaders.The pope will...
White House, US tech giants to discuss fighting terror
The White House's top security officials are to meet with leading Internet companies in Silicon Valley Friday in an effort to build cooperation against terrorism. High on the agenda will be how to make...
US officials to meet tech firms about countering Islamic State
White House, US intelligence and law enforcement officials will today meet executives of top US technology firms to discuss ways of countering terrorist and extremist groups online. The meeting in San...
White House to talk terrorism with Apple, Facebook
An image taken from a video published by the media branch of the Islamic State group in the Raqqa province on Jan. 3, 2016. The video purportedly shows an English-speaking fighter at an undisclosed location...
Grad students honored for their research at Materials Research Society meeting
MIT graduate students Kelsey Stoerzinger, Scott Grindy, and Ritchie Chen won Silver Awards at the Materials Research Society (MRS) 2015 Fall Meeting in Boston. They were among 29 Gold or Silver Award winners...
Study of a pregnant cockroach paves a new direction in genetics research
The sequencing of the first genome involving a cockroach species may one day serve as a model system comparable to how research on mice can apply to humans. In this case, the model could hold new revelations...
5 Tips for Entrepreneurs Meeting with Investors
Shark Tank, Dragons’ Den, Lion’s Mouth: these are the kinds of brutal, carnivorous images the media has come to associate with the “investor meeting” (rejected spin-offs include Polar Bear’s Igloo, Chupacabra’s...
Join Me For The Last New York Mini-Meetups Of The Year
I’ve started trying to pay a lot more attention to New York so I’ve been running a small series of meet ups in Manhattan and Brooklyn for all y’all to come on down and chat. Next...
In its SoMa office, Fitbit builds in plenty of space to exercise
Fitness is a big part of the culture at the company, which makes a line of wearable activity trackers, from the clip-on Zip to the GPS-tracking Surge super watch. During our visit, employees practiced...
Moratorium on human gene editing on cards?
An international group of scientists meeting in Washington called on Thursday for what would, in effect, be a moratorium on making inheritable changes to the human genome. The group said it would be "irresponsible...
At first cyber meeting, China claims OPM hack is “criminal case”
Attorney General Loretta Lynch, China's State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun, and US Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson pose for a photo at the first US-China cyber coordination...
Microsoft shareholder meeting tackles racism, ageism
Microsoft board chairman John Thompson, right, addresses company shareholders at an annual meeting Wednesday. At left is CEO Satya Nadella, and in the center is CFO Amy Hood.(Photo: Ted S. Warren, AP)...
Google opens up Hangouts with guest access feature
Google is rolling out a new feature to its chat and video conferencing application Hangouts that will allow meeting organizers to invite participants who do not have Google accounts. What's Hot on ZDNet...
Fed policymakers edge closer to December rate hike, minutes show
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve policymakers decided at their last meeting to signal they could raise a key interest rate in December because economic risks from abroad had eased, but they opted to wait...
Research reveals connections between social science and high fashion
While they're often linked with studying remote civilizations, the role of the contemporary anthropologist is changing. Stephanie Sadre-Orafai, a University of Cincinnati assistant professor of anthropology,...
Lync Room System Gets a Skype Makeover
Microsoft's teleconferencing software for meeting rooms inherits the new Skype for Business desktop client's look and feel. Microsoft is getting to work removing some of the last vestiges of Lync, the...
Mark Zuckerberg discusses net neutrality with Delhi MPs
Comments By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:October 30, 2015 10:30 am Facebook founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday hosted a luncheon meeting with Delhi MPs and discussed issues like net neutrality...
4 Low-Risk Strategies For Expanding Your Professional Network
Many of our professional paths lead us to landmarks discovered by knowing someone who knows someone. One might assume that extroverts have a natural advantage in this regard. After all, the outgoing...
Microsoft Launches Invite Meeting Scheduling App for iPhone
Continuing the company's mobile productivity streak, Microsoft launches an app that helps users schedule meetings while on the go. Microsoft isn't stopping its invasion of the workplace with this week's...
Jeff Bezos' fortune falls by $6 billion overnight
Jeff Bezos' wealth has been on a wild roller-coaster ride over the past 24 hours. Thursday morning, the Amazon CEO became the richest man in the world when Amazon's stock soared on earnings expectations....
Wall Street says ignore Amazon’s stunning earnings miss and trust in Bezos
Jeff Bezos is one of a kind CEO and Wall Street loves giving him the benefit of the doubt for his Amazon growth strategy. Almost every major Wall Street analyst defended their bullish calls Friday morning...
Amazon has launched 'Hub' - storage lockers for deliveries in your home
Amazon has launched a new service called Hub, which is a locker system that allows delivery people to drop off parcels for you even when you aren’t home. The units currently start at six feet wide, and...
Amazon is on a huge hiring spree for AWS and ad salespeople
Amazon's stock price dropped more than 3 percent in after-hours trading on Thursday after the e-commerce giant recorded a smaller second-quarter profit as expense growth outstripped revenue growth. One...
I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its component fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers. That is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark