‘Worrying’ lack of diversity in Britain’s tech sector, report finds

Almost two-thirds of boards in technology have no female representation at all Britain’s technology sector has a “worrying” lack of diversity among its senior leadership, according to a report that shows the sector lags far behind the FTSE 100 and the wider economy on measures including gender, race and class representation. Just 8.5% of senior […]

Diabetic foot ulcers heal quickly with nitric oxide technology

Diabetic foot ulcers can take up to 150 days to heal. A biomedical engineering team wants to reduce it to 21 days. They’re planning to drop the healing time by amplifying what the body already does naturally: build layers of new tissue pumped up by nitric oxide. In patients with diabetes, impaired nitric oxide production […]

Property technology focused Alate Partners launches with $40 million in seed funding

Today a new business launched in Toronto with the focus of funding, developing and adopting technology to help improve the property and real estate market. Alate Partners launched its property technology or proptech business with $40 million in seed financing, in partnership with Canadian real estate company Dream Unlimited and venture firm Relay Ventures. “Amid […]

Future-Proofing Your Field Service Technology

Contemporary field service software continues to rise in popularity as organizations increasingly realize it can generate significant gains in revenue and customer satisfaction. Companies across a wide variety of industries and regions, including industrial and technology giants, are consequently investing in field service to boost their bottom line and enhance the customer experience. There are […]

Snap facing regulatory scrutiny over pre-IPO disclosures

SEC, Justice Dept. may be investigating claims of improper disclosures Snap Inc. is facing scrutiny from regulators about its disclosures to investors ahead of its 2017 initial public offering. The disappearing-messages company has received subpoenas and requests for information from the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission, a spokesman for Snap said Tuesday. Snap […]

U.S. oil prices sink 7% to lowest settlement of the year as Brent enters bear market

Natural-gas futures rally to highest settlement since 2014 Oil prices sank on Tuesday, with U.S. benchmark crude settling at its lowest year-to-date, stretching its record streak of losses to a 12th session, and global benchmark crude officially entering a bear market. Natural-gas futures, meanwhile, jumped by more than 8%, to settle at their highest level […]

Walmart earnings: Expectations for e-commerce growth are sky-high

UBS analysts say the market expects 40% e-commerce growth Walmart Inc., which reports fiscal third-quarter earnings on Thursday before the bell, is bringing together a variety of services and shopping experiences to create a new kind of retail experience, analysts say. Cowen analysts, writing after last month’s investment community meeting, said the retail giant is […]

U.S. stock market closes mostly lower as oil gets clobbered

Dow grounded by Boeing Stocks closed mostly lower after a volatile session Tuesday as oil prices cratered, dragging the energy sector sharply lower, and a resolution of the U.S.-China trade war remained elusive. Major indexes had bounced back in the morning as large-capitalization technology names appeared to have regained their footing after the Dow and […]

Getting Divorced? Here’s How Your Retirement Security Could Be Affected

Divorce will change your life in profound ways. One of the possible changes that comes from a marriage ending: a reduction in retirement security. That’s right, ending your marriage could mean you have a harder time during your senior years. That’s according to the Center for Retirement Research, which conducted a comprehensive analysis of how […]