The creator of the original PlayStation console is back to make new machines, though they probably aren’t what you’d expect. Ken Kutaragi has moved from video games to robots, and he aims to help human workers with factory jobs.
Speaking to Bloomberg, Kutaragi explained that as CEO of Ascent Robotics, a company founded in 2016, he is not receiving a salary and wants to solve problems caused by the pandemic.
“The COVID-19 outbreak has turned the old argument about robots taking our jobs on its head,” he said. “It’s pretty clear now that if we want to arrive at a new normal, we need more and more robots in our daily lives.”
Increased automation has certainly been a concern across numerous industries, with machines taking the place of cashiers, assembly workers, and even cooks. With the pandemic putting peoples’ lives at risk, however, at least a temporary increase in automation
Investors just got four new ways to buy into China’s stock market “stars.”
Four exchange-traded funds launched in China this week tracking the Shanghai stock market’s Star 50 Index, a collection of the 50 largest stocks on the tech-heavy Star Market. The Star 50 Index is up nearly 50% this year.
While U.S. investors don’t yet have access to the funds — issued by China Asset Management, Huatai-PineBridge Fund Management, ICBC Credit Suisse Asset Management and E Fund Management — there are many reasons for them to be watching this move, one top money manager told CNBC this week.
These ETFs could be some of the first to access the highly anticipated Ant Group IPO, Tim Seymour, the founder and chief investment officer of Seymour Asset Management, told CNBC’s “ETF Edge” on
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Revel and NovuHealth, two of the nation’s leading healthcare consumer engagement, communications and technology companies, today announced a merger of the companies effective immediately. The merger establishes Revel and NovuHealth as the largest technology company focused on member engagement for healthcare’s most trusted organizations. NovuHealth CEO Steve Wigginton will serve as CEO, while Revel CEO Jeff Fritz will transition to an advisor to the CEO and the board of directors of the merged company.
“There is enormous pressure to motivate health actions as health plans, federal and state regulators, and consumers all look for new ways to engage with the healthcare system and impact outcomes,” said Steve Wigginton, CEO of NovuHealth. “Jeff and his team built Revel into a high-growth company that has been revolutionizing the healthcare action space. Now, combined with the deep industry and regulatory experience of NovuHealth, including market leading capabilities
Facebook has tapped a longtime member of the company’s growth team to be its new chief marketing officer.
The social network has promoted Alex Schultz as its new CMO. He’ll replace Antonio Lucio, who announced his departure last month to focus on consulting other marketing companies on diversity issues. Schultz, who has been vice president of growth and analytics, joined Facebook in 2007 as an analyst before rising through the ranks to become a manager and director and then a VP in 2014. Prior to joining the company, he was a marketing manager at Ebay. Schultz’s new CMO title, announced today, is effective immediately.
Schultz has also spent the past four years working on Facebook’s brand safety issues through improving its community standards and independent code
London, UK, Sept. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — After offering tailor-made ad services that generated multi-million dollars for their clients at Madsgency, Hafiz Ahmad and Qadeer Wagriya – two ad men with specialties in YouTube ads and evergreen sales funnels, have launched the industry’s first course. The course combines two big and interconnected topics: YouTube ad optimization and providing YouTube ads and account management services.
The course was launched a few weeks ago for a limited number of pre-selected students. Many of those students are successful digital entrepreneurs, freelancers, and coaches who want to learn the art and science of paid traffic targeting and optimization as well as offering the same as a service to other YouTubers and marketers.
Qadeer, the paid traffic and YouTube ad optimization expert, was “hopeful that the participants would be able to target their
The Department of Justice is narrowing the focus of its antitrust case against Google to the company’s dominance of internet searches, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
The decision to focus only on search reflected political disagreements, with some attorney generals now considering additional lawsuits focused on anticompetitive behavior by Google, according to the report.
Attorney General William Barr has pushed to sue Google before the election, overruling DOJ attorneys who said they needed more time to build their case, The New York Times previously reported.
Tensions around the DOJ’s case come as Trump reportedly prepares to urge Republican attorneys general to investigate his allegations that social media companies are biased against conservatives.
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The US Department of Justice is dialing back the antitrust lawsuit it’s preparing to file against Google, and will focus primarily on anticompetitive behavior related to internet searches, the The