Steve Case says Marissa Mayer added value to Yahoo
17 April 2017 | 3:20 pm
Steve Case, chairman and chief executive officer at Revolution, discusses the outlook for technology.
20 Apr 2021
In the 1960s, the Green Revolution had a phenomenal impact on India's food production, but it also made the land infertile, led to extensive water consumption and exacerbated groundwater loss. It also led to widespread use of chemical pesticides and fertilisers. In the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, water scarcity and poor soil quality forced many farmers to walk away from agriculture. They were perennially buried under a vicious debt cycle, with most of their earnings funnelled into buying pesticides and fertilisers.
15 May 2021
Four years after Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Paris climate accord, his successor Joe Biden has put the country firmly back in the fight against climate change. He has unveiled an ambitious plan that aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. To do this, Biden plans to boost the development of hydrogen. Most of the hydrogen consumed today is extracted from fossil fuels. But in California, researchers, manufacturers and startups are trying to implant carbon-free or "green" hydrogen, which would be a revolutionary step forward. Our correspondents report.
30 May 2021
Art collectors and musicians have been advised to take advantage of technology in making and selling a non-fungible token, NFT.
27 May 2021
NFTs – or non-fungible tokens – are effectively a digital proof of sale, and it's fair to say they’re having a moment. Most recently an iconic YouTube home video from 2007 called "Charlie bit my finger" has been sold for a six-figure sum as an NFT, with the family who made it pledging that the winning bidder is now "the sole owner of this lovable piece of internet history". So how exactly do NFTs work? And could they transform the way we do business in the future? We speak to financial technology expert James Bowden, a lecturer at the University of Strathclyde.
29 May 2021
In just a couple of decades, collaborations have opened up a world of possibilities for the world of fashion, with consumers now attuned to the letter X that indicates the marriage of two brands. High-profile collaborations include Prada x Raf Simons and Gucci x Balenciaga, but younger labels are also getting in on the action, as we've seen with La Draft Paris x Apnée. Commercial success is often a given, but the best fusions happen when the brands involved have a shared vision. We take a closer look.
13 Jun 2021
A food giant will sell wearable technology for cows to help cut greenhouse gases.
24 Jun 2021
Pro-democracy protesters in Thailand call for the premier to resign as they march on the 89th anniversary of the Siamese Revolution -- an uprising that transformed the country from absolutism to a constitutional monarchy. They took to the streets despite warnings from authorities not to gather because of soaring coronavirus infections.
6 Jul 2021
Very few vaccines have found their way into the arms of Africans as they struggle with a surge in COVID-19 infections. Several countries now want to start producing vaccines on the continent. Can they succeed?
13 Aug 2021
The scientist has been accused of providing secret information to a foreign citizen. Russia has been experimenting with hypersonic weapons to expand its military capabilities.
29 Aug 2021
Marathon world record holder and Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge hopes that technology will take "centre stage" as athletes strive for improvement and chase faster times in the future. The Kenyan, who overcame humid conditions in Tokyo earlier this month to claim gold in the marathon, was among a host of runners who ran in specially designed Nike shoes fitted with carbon-fibre plates for more spring and quicker times, once again rekindling a debate around "technological doping".
5 Sep 2021
Sri Lanka's aim to become the world's first 100 percent organic food producer is threatening its famous tea industry. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's ban on chemical fertiliser earlier this year has sparked concerns of a severe reduction in tea, the island's main export commodity, as well other crops by the end of this year.
4 Sep 2021
Paris is famous around the world for its beautiful sights and towering monuments, but it's also somewhat infamous for its driving culture. Parisian drivers are the first to admit that manoeuvring the streets can be quite a harrowing experience. Over the years, Paris's authorities have taken steps to limit traffic in the French capital and encourage alternative modes of transport like cycling. The idea is to make the capital safer while also cutting air pollution, yet this has sparked growing rage among drivers. We take a closer look in this edition of French Connections.
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