Land O’Lakes CEO Beth Ford, from the cornfield to the C-suite

Beth Ford’s first job paid $2 an hour. Early in the morning, she climbed on the school bus to go detassel corn, joining other kids in Sioux City, Iowa, who did it as a summer job. “Back then, two dollars an hour, that was real money,” Ford tells CNN’s Poppy Harlow in the latest episode … Continue reading Land O’Lakes CEO Beth Ford, from the cornfield to the C-suite

Eminem Name-Checks Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Reese Witherspoon and More in ‘Kick Off’ Freestyle

Eminem performs during the 2018 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 9, 2018 in Manchester, Tenn. Eminem has a long history of calling out a few famous folk in disturbing capacities across his discography, and he’s just added a few more to the list in his most recent freestyle. The rapper dropped the 11-minute … Continue reading Eminem Name-Checks Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Reese Witherspoon and More in ‘Kick Off’ Freestyle

Billiard sports lobby to join Olympics

Some of the world’s top billiard players gathered in Paris on Friday to lobby for their sport to be included in the Olympics held in the French capital in 2024. The cue sports players had organised a showcase for the International Olympic Commitee at the Eiffel Tower. Former World Champion Shaun Murphy dismissed that billiard … Continue reading Billiard sports lobby to join Olympics

Matt Bellamy confirms Muse will play the West Country in 2019

They are heading to the birth home of J.K. Rowling, Portishead, Banksy and, of course, Noel Edmonds. Matt Bellamy has confirmed that Muse will play Bristol in 2019, after fans feared their tour dates were limited to London and Manchester. The band initially listed Bristol among the cities that they were planning to visit when … Continue reading Matt Bellamy confirms Muse will play the West Country in 2019

Manchester United are lacking in “mad dogs” in midfield

Manchester United are lacking in “mad dogs” in midfield, manager Jose Mourinho said after his side recovered from a terrible start but were still held to a disappointing draw at struggling Southampton. Mourinho’s side were facing an embarrassing defeat early on as the Saints went into a 2-0 lead inside the opening 20 minutes. Marcus … Continue reading Manchester United are lacking in “mad dogs” in midfield

My week with Aibo: What it’s like to live with Sony’s robot dog

What do you do with a $2,900 robot dog? Sony’s Aibo won’t help wake you up out of bed when it detects daylight. It won’t use its internet connection to deliver the morning news report or use its cameras to watch for intruders. Voice commands won’t cue up playlists or set reminders or even fetch a pair … Continue reading My week with Aibo: What it’s like to live with Sony’s robot dog

The Consumer IoT’s Boon for the Insurance Industry

Smart home and consumer Internet of Things solutions promise significant opportunities for the insurance industry in terms of reducing costs, alleviating risks, deepening customer engagement, and creating new services and revenue streams. There are many barriers ahead to overcome, but given the tremendous upside, insurance companies have begun attacking these challenges with a multi-tiered strategy. … Continue reading The Consumer IoT’s Boon for the Insurance Industry

Marriott hack hits 500 million Starwood guests

The records of 500 million customers of the hotel group Marriott International have been involved in a data breach. The hotel chain said the guest reservation database of its Starwood division had been compromised by an unauthorised party. It said an internal investigation found an attacker had been able to access the Starwood network since … Continue reading Marriott hack hits 500 million Starwood guests

Nokia 8 Android 9 Pie update delayed due to unresolved software issues: HMD Global

Nokia 8 Android 9 Pie update, which was supposed to release in November, has been delayed due to unresolved issues. Nokia 8 Android 9 Pie update will be delayed by a couple of days, HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas said. The update for the phone which was supposed to release by November has … Continue reading Nokia 8 Android 9 Pie update delayed due to unresolved software issues: HMD Global