Day: April 11, 2018

Tess Torelli April 11, 2018

Blockchain start-up Ripple, whose digital currency has seen huge volatility this year, is investing in a blockchain-focused fund to encourage the next great technology app built using its software. Ripple, which owns about 60 billion of the 100 billion ripple, or XRP, tokens ever created, said Wednesday that it would invest $25 million of that […]

Vinnyd April 11, 2018

If you are a fan of volleyball, trampolines, bouncy castles and the beach then Boosaball might be the perfect sport for you. This has got to be one of the most fun sports to play, and Francis Maxwell breaks down the origin and elements of Boosaball which is becoming slightly more popular all around the […]

Tess Torelli April 11, 2018

What to do when the person who founded a company has done something to bring his creation into disrepute, especially when this individual personifies the company’s image? This is the question facing British-based WPP, the world’s largest advertising company, after the board asked an independent law firm to investigate alleged wrongdoing by its chief executive […]

Tess Torelli April 11, 2018

Aaron P. Bernstein | Reuters House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., addresses a news conference where he announced he would not seek re-election in November, on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 11, 2018. Some reports indicated President Donald Trump’s behavior had been taxing for Ryan. The GOP also faces a tough fight to keep the House […]

Tess Torelli April 11, 2018

Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg | Getty Images Theresa May, U.K. prime minister, leaves number 10 Downing Street to make a statement on the terror attack in London, U.K., on Sunday, June 4, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May has ordered British submarines to move within missile range of Syria in readiness for strikes against the […]

Tess Torelli April 11, 2018

Boeing’s aircraft deliveries rose about 9 percent year-over-year in the first quarter as the world’s biggest planemaker benefited from higher demand for its best-selling single-aisle 737 jetliners. Chicago-based Boeing delivered 184 commercial aircraft in the quarter ended March, it said on Tuesday. Boeing booked 221 net new aircraft orders in the first quarter, well ahead […]

Tess Torelli April 11, 2018

One exception to the optimism came from the threat of a trade war. The U.S. and China have conducted a back-and-forth volley of tariff threats, and the prospect of it escalating has been wearing on the American business and investing communities. “Participants did not see the steel and aluminum tariffs, by themselves, as likely to […]

Tess Torelli April 11, 2018

The dominant tech trend in places like Southeast Asia will not be artificial intelligence as a whole, but rather it will be the more specific AI field of machine learning, according to a researcher from Deloitte. “Machine learning is the big one, not AI. AI’s a very broad field, we are talking about the very […]

Tess Torelli April 11, 2018

Former Republican House Speaker John Boehner will join the board of directors of a marijuana holdings corporation, saying his views on the substance have “evolved.” Acreage Holdings, which describes itself as “one of the nation’s largest, multi-state actively-managed cannabis corporations,” announced Wednesday that the former U.S. representative from Ohio has joined its board of advisors, […]