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51 Percent of Financial Services Companies Believe Existing Tech is Holding Them Back
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An anonymous reader shares a report: Legacy technology can be a major obstacle to digital transformation projects and, according to a new survey of financial services technology decision makers carried out for business consultancy Janeiro Digital, almost 51 percent say existing technology is holding back innovation. Three of the biggest roadblocks are seen as lack […]

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An MMO goes full circle, promises to bring subscriptions back this year
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Enlarge / Starting sometime this year, you’ll be able to pay up front to fake as any of Rift Prime‘s heroes. (credit: Trion) The online game-subscription model has generally waned in recent years, overtaken by the popularity (and apparent profitability) of the “free-to-play” (F2P) paradigm. One of the earliest MMORPGs to switch to a F2P […]

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TechCrunch is back in Berlin January 15th
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 We just could not stay away! In December, TechCrunch held Disrupt at the Berlin Arena. We were wowed by the Berlin startup scene and just couldn’t get enough. In fact, Germany’s own Blik became the 2017 runner-up of Startup Battlefield Berlin. Well now we are back, and we want to meet more of your startups. TechCrunch is […]

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New measurement confirms: The ozone is coming back
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Enlarge / Each year’s ozone hole is a little bit different. (credit: NASA) The Montreal Protocol, which went into effect in 1989, is a rare instance of a global agreement to solve a global problem: the release of vast quantities of ozone-destroying chemicals into the atmosphere. In the decades since, however, changes in ozone have […]

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Looking back on science and sci-fi icons we lost in 2017     – CNET
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Fallen stars: From Adam West to Sir Roger Moore, Joan Lee and astronaut Gene Cernan, so many big names in science, sci-fi and fantasy bade us farewell.

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Looking back at SoftBank’s big year
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 While VCs vie to fund massively scalable businesses, they tend to view their own industry as size-constrained. Common wisdom is that with a limited supply of successful startups, greatly inflating the amount of available capital to invest in them leads to asset bubbles. This year, SoftBank’s Vision fund has been putting that assumption to an unprecedented […]

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Is Apple bringing back the iPhone with a metal back? (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 113)     – CNET
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New iPhone 2018 rumors, Amazon Prime Video is finally on the Apple TV and iOS 11 is the worst iOS release we have ever seen. It’s not even close.

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Updating macOS can bring back the nasty “root” security bug
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Enlarge (credit: Andrew Cunningham) The serious and surprising root security bug in macOS High Sierra is back for some users, shortly after Apple declared it fixed. Users who had not installed macOS 10.13.1 and thus were running a prior version of the OS when they received the security update, found that installing 10.13.1 resurfaced the […]

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Luxury takes over back seat in Range Rover SVAutobiography     – Roadshow
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With its Range Rover SVAutobiography, just revealed at the Los Angeles auto show, Land Rover creates executive jet luxury.

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