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Google's AI is allowed to take the wheel, says US regulator

Google's AI is allowed to take the wheel, says US regulator

By Rebecca Smith Wednesday, 10 February 2016

It's full speed ahead for the tech giant's pet project, as driverless cars have just swerved a significant legal barrier.

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'Bogus Boss' scammers on the rise

'Bogus Boss' scammers on the rise

10 February 2016

Not content with conning old ladies out of their savings, online fraudsters are now targeting the corporate hierarchy by pretending to be CEOs...

 
 
Brits steer clear of Disneyland Paris after terror attacks

Brits steer clear of Disneyland Paris after terror attacks

10 February 2016

Euro Disney revealed an 8% fall in visitor numbers to its French theme parks.

 
 
London mayoral candidates unclear on Uber

London mayoral candidates unclear on Uber

10 February 2016

The front-runners clashed in a tech debate last night, but they all sounded basically the same.

 
 
This could be Africa's first unicorn

This could be Africa's first unicorn

09 February 2016

Africa Internet Group has raised €75m from Axa at a reported valuation of more than $1bn.

 
 
Google boss Sundar Pichai's 'salary' hits $200m

Google boss Sundar Pichai's 'salary' hits $200m

09 February 2016

Google awards its chief executive a rather hefty stock grant, but will the other Googlers complain about executive pay?

 
 
Mark Zuckerberg's free internet set back by India ban

Mark Zuckerberg's free internet set back by India ban

09 February 2016

The country's telecoms regulator has blocked Facebook's Free Basics internet service app.

 
 
What's the point of CSR?

What's the point of CSR?

09 February 2016

Businesses are more concerned about the impact on their brand than actually doing good.

 
 
Is the Co-op the surprise winner of the supermarket price war?

Is the Co-op the surprise winner of the supermarket price war?

09 February 2016

The retailer recorded the fastest growth of all the non-discounters.

 
 
Rolls-Royce's troubles hit investors in the pocket

Rolls-Royce's troubles hit investors in the pocket

08 February 2016

The engine maker could be planning to cut its dividend for the first time in almost 25 years.

 
 
EU could force Google and the gang to reveal tax bills

EU could force Google and the gang to reveal tax bills

08 February 2016

But don't get too excited - it's early days yet and many multinationals may not be affected.

 
 
Government mulls train network sell-off

Government mulls train network sell-off

08 February 2016

Is more fragmentation really what Britain's railways need?

 
 
Sajid Javid pleads with the EU to tackle steel crisis

Sajid Javid pleads with the EU to tackle steel crisis

08 February 2016

The business secretary has added his voice to a European-wide call for urgent action on anti-dumping.

 
 
Sir Philip Hampton told to boost women execs

Sir Philip Hampton told to boost women execs

08 February 2016

The government has chosen the GlaxoSmithKline chairman to lead the follow up to the Davies report.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

05 February 2016

Pubs putting up a fight, PR nightmare Martin Shkreli, the unsolved ethnicity pay gap problem.

 
 
Why LinkedIn's shares bombed by 30%

Why LinkedIn's shares bombed by 30%

05 February 2016

Investors aren't confident about the professional network's future.

 
 
Martin Shkreli: how one man can spoil the reputation of an entire industry

Martin Shkreli: how one man can spoil the reputation of an entire industry

05 February 2016

The former pharma CEO's attitude towards public relations needs to be seen to be believed.

 
 
Hasbro and Mattel toy with a possible merger

Hasbro and Mattel toy with a possible merger

05 February 2016

It looks like Barbie's after a My Little Pony.

 
 
Just Eat is gobbling up its competitors

Just Eat is gobbling up its competitors

05 February 2016

The online takeaway firm has a global appetite.

 
 
Does crowdfunding need tighter regulation?

Does crowdfunding need tighter regulation?

04 February 2016

The collapse of Rebus could cost investors £800,000. A small price to pay for a financial revolution?

 
 
Bank woes are far from over

Bank woes are far from over

04 February 2016

Credit Suisse and Lloyds have just announced more job cuts. They won't be the last to do so.

 
 

Features

'All time is "spare" - it's about how you fill it' - VisitScotland's Helen Campbell

10 February 2016

See the marketing mogul speak at this year's Inspiring Women conference in Edinburgh on 17 March

 

Taxi drivers may be wrong, but they have a point

10 February 2016

The London cabbies protesting over TfL's treatment of Uber have legitimate grievances, but ultimately regulations are supposed to serve the public.

 

Gove's got it right (again): prisons don't work

09 February 2016

EDITOR'S BLOG: Take a trip inside. It's not like it was in 'Porridge'.

 

Media nepotism is holding back diversity

09 February 2016

The creative industries have a worse record on diversity than most of the organisations they rail against, says Sathnam Sanghera.

 

'I always thought vodka used to taste like nail varnish remover, but it can be really good' - William Chase

08 February 2016

HOW I BEAT THE ODDS: The founder of Tyrrells and Chase Distillery on how he had to dig deep to turn spuds into crisps and vodka.

 

Whatever happened to peak oil?

08 February 2016

With a quarter of North Sea rigs set to close in the next decade, a long term lack of supply is the least of the industry's worries.

 

£1,000 an hour for a lawyer is a fast-cycle rinse

05 February 2016

There are times when you really need a good brief. But they sure know how to charge.

 

Meet the entrepreneur boosting child safety on the world's roads

05 February 2016

Grainne Kelly's BubbleBum creates inflatable car booster seats for 'big kids'.

 

How to commission a small business ad campaign

05 February 2016

It can be a costly mistake or a fast-track to brand recognition - so how can you make sure an ad campaign pays off?

 

Lessons in how not to do succession planning

04 February 2016

Hanging on to the reins of power too long can have unfortunate consequences for your business.

 

Five lessons for smooth succession planning

04 February 2016

Passing the baton isn't easy, but it can be painful if it goes wrong. Here are five top tips to make sure that doesn't happen.

 

Chinese takeovers of Western companies aren't a bad thing

03 February 2016

Yet another European firm is being bought by the Chinese. Here's to many more.

 

When a low-risk strategy is really high risk

03 February 2016

EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT BUSINESS IS WRONG: Doing exhaustive research and then a full-on, glitzy launch isn't the best way for a company to launch a new product.

 

There's no room for fluffiness if you want to get things done

03 February 2016

Straight talk and robust action are the watchwords in the business classic Execution by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan.

 

What were the 60s like for business?

03 February 2016

It's 50 years since MT was first published, so we've trawled the archives to bring you some golden nuggets from times gone by. First up: 1966-70.

 

'Asking for help was scary at first' - Real Food Cafe's Sarah Heward

02 February 2016

Hear from the award-winning food entrepreneur at MT's Inspiring Women Edinburgh conference.

 

Gear & Gizmos: Make a good impression on Valentine's Day

02 February 2016

Hoping to wow someone on 14 February? Here's what you need to be admired.

 

Would an MBA help me race up the career ladder?

02 February 2016

If you're in a hurry to progress in your job, an MBA won't necessarily help you get to the top more quickly, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 
 

The MT Interview

Dixons Carphone's Sebastian James: Mastermind of a merger that worked?

Dixons Carphone's Sebastian James: Mastermind of a merger that worked?

By Matthew Gwyther Tuesday, 26 January 2016

THE MT INTERVIEW: The electricals retailer's sales soared over Christmas. All the signs point to a prosperous marriage, but retail remains a harsh mistress.


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