Part cow, part… bacterium? Biotech company makes heifer of gene-editing blunder

[ad_1] Enlarge / A Holstein calf, which has not been gene-edited. A Minnesota-based gene-editing company is left red in the face after it took on bull genetics—and got slammed. The company, Recombinetics, set out years ago to genetically engineer Holstein dairy cattle to come without their troublesome horns, which farmers typically remove to keep themselves […]

Twitter's Trust and Safety advisors say the company isn't listening

[ad_1] In the letter, obtained by Wired and published Friday, members of the council express to the company that “There have been no advance heads-up of Twitter’s policy or product changes to the council, leaving many of us to have no prior warning or let alone knowledge when answering press and media inquiries.” The members […]

Huawei CEO says company will not be crushed

[ad_1] Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei, speaks during an interview at the Huawei campus in Shenzhen in Southern China’s Guangdong province on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Ren said he expects no relief from U.S. export curbs due to the political climate in Washington but expresses confidence the company will thrive with its own technology. (AP Photo/Ng […]

Autonomous vehicle company Waymo to test in Florida rain

[ad_1] In this March 27, 2018 file photo, the Jaguar I-Pace vehicle outfitted with Waymo’s suite of sensors and radar is introduced in New York. Google autonomous vehicle spinoff Waymo says it will start testing on public roads in Florida to better experience heavy rain. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) Google autonomous vehicle spinoff Waymo says […]

Tech-oriented office company WeWork files to go public

[ad_1] The office sharing pioneer will trade under the ‘WE’ ticker, and reportedly seeks to raise $3-4 billion with its initial share sale Office sharing startup WeWork will be going public after its parent company filed papers Wednesday for a stock sale, despite losing money amid rapid expansion. The company will trade under the “WE” […]

New software brings clarity to hard-to-decipher company annual reports

[ad_1] New software from Lancaster University cuts through hard-to-understand financial reports, to help investors and regulators. Researchers have developed an app to dissect and analyse narrative aspects of companies’ annual reports, documents aimed at shareholders, but also used by other stakeholders, including financial analysts, prospective investors, journalists and regulators. Annual report narratives contain commentary on […]

AI company Hypergiant to help consulting firm turn intellectual property into products

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain A Texas-based artificial intelligence startup will work with technology consultant giant Booz Allen Hamilton to develop artificial intelligence products for the federal government and commercial companies. The strategic relationship with Hypergiant Industries is designed to capitalize on the skill sets of both companies and develop Booz Allen’s intellectual property archive […]

Lax regulator, top-down company culture

[ad_1] Boeing officials learned that the anti-stall system at the center of two major crashes experienced issues during flight tests Even before the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes claimed 346 lives, Boeing flight tests had revealed problems similar to those encountered by pilots on the ill-fated 737 MAX flights. Company officials learned that its […]

Saudi Arabia’s largest auto company completes SAP project as part of digital transformation

[ad_1] As Saudi Arabia embarks on an economic transformation in line with its Vision 2030 plan, the nation’s biggest businesses are also evolving. One of the kingdom’s largest private firms, Abdul Latif Jameel Company, recently finalised a major digital transformation aimed at streamlining processes and improving customer satisfaction. The Saudi conglomerate’s automobile division, Abdul Latif […]