Google in deal to boost mobile payments

By Financial Times on 24th of February 2015

Google on Monday struck a deal with struggling start-up Softcard and several US telecoms companies to beef up its Google Wallet app as it tries to tackle Apple in the fast-

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What Clever Robots Mean for Jobs

By Wall Street Journal on 24th of February 2015

Experts rethink belief that tech always lifts employment as machines take on skills once thought uniquely humanCAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Economist Erik Brynjolfsson had long dismissed fears that automation would soon devour jobs that required the uniquely human skills of judgment and dexterity.Many of his colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where a big chunk of tomorrow’s technology is conceived and built, have spent their careers trying to prove such machines are within reach.When Google Inc.

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Microscopic stealth drones could soon be repairing your blood vessels

By on 23rd of February 2015

Here’s a sentence that’s straight out of the future: Microscopic stealth drones could be repairing your damaged arteries very soon.That’s right. Scientists are developing tiny man-made particles that can whizz around in your blood fixing the damage that causes heart attacks and strokes.

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