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Personal mobility machine needs no help at Tokyo airport

Personal mobility machine needs no help at Tokyo airport

Technology
An autonomous mobility system that works like a wheelchair without anyone pushing it is scuttling around a Tokyo airport to help with social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemicBy YURI KAGEYAMA AP Business WriterJune 8, 2020, 7:30 AM2 min read2 min readTOKYO -- An autonomous mobility system that works like a wheelchair without anyone pushing it is scuttling around a Tokyo airport to help with social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. The personal mobility machine seats one person and runs on its own without crashing, even when people jump out unexpectedly, for about 600 meters (660 yards) on a pre-programmed route at Haneda International Airport, WHILL, the company behind the technology, said Monday. WHILL Chief Executive Satoshi Sugie said robotics and autonomous driving tech...
Mark Zuckerberg decides to ditch new year personal challenge

Mark Zuckerberg decides to ditch new year personal challenge

Technology
Traditionally, at the beginning of each year Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg takes on a personal challenge.These have ranged from learning Mandarin, to visiting every state in the US, to last year's promise to host public discussions about tech.After a difficult year for Facebook, the tech billionaire has decided to ditch his yearly challenges in favour of longer-term reflection.He added how excited he is about "a new private social platform" in the future.Laying out his thoughts in a blogpost, Mr Zuckerberg said: "Rather than having year-to-year challenges, I've tried to think about what I hope the world and my life will look like in 2030."By then, he added, "we'll have the technology to feel truly present with another person ...
10 years on: Despite dramatic change, ‘personal touch’ will dominate financial advice space

10 years on: Despite dramatic change, ‘personal touch’ will dominate financial advice space

Finance
Where is the future of financial advice headed? The answers always seem fraught with risk and uncertainty. While the bull market in stocks has gone a long way to helping the advice industry recover from the reputational fallout of the financial crisis, technology, demographics and regulatory confusion continue to challenge all corners of the industry. What happens when advisors' baby boomer clients pass their wealth on to kids who want nothing to do with Mom and Dad's financial advisor? Why pay an advisor a fee when you can build a customized investment portfolio online for a fraction of the cost? How will the industry cope w...
Are steps on personal income tax coming?

Are steps on personal income tax coming?

Finance
NEW DELHI: The sharp cut in corporate tax rate has triggered demand and speculation about more measures particularly on the personal income tax side. The government has a report of the task force on direct tax to chart out any future measures on the personal income tax. The report was submitted to finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman last month and indications are that the government would want a discussion on the report before accepting the recommendations. Against the backdrop of the slowdown, suggestions have also been made by some experts to put on hold the super rich surcharge for sometime to boost sentiment but it is unlikely that a decision on this will be taken anytime soon. Sources said that the slowdown offers an opportunity to push through deep structural reforms such as aggressi...
YouTube fined $170m after collecting personal data of children under 13

YouTube fined $170m after collecting personal data of children under 13

Technology
YouTube is to pay $ 170m (£139.4m) over allegations it collected the personal data of children without parental consent. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) fined the Google-owned platform $ 136m (£111m) after it violated a law requiring companies to gain the permission of parents before collecting personal details from their children. This is the largest fine the FTC has ever levelled against Google, which will pay an additional $ 34m (£27.9m) following similar accusations by the New York state attorney general. Image: More and more young people are watching TV on YouTube The company was said to have tracked viewers of channels targeted at children using cookies.Cookies are downloaded to a computer when a website is visited for the