Three ways brands can benefit from adopting voice technology (AAPL, AMZN, GOOGL, MSFT)

Voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant, Apple’s Siri, and Microsoft’s Cortana, are pegged to trigger a widespread transformation across the retail industry in the years to come. The current interest in, and adoption of, voice assistants for commerce is being driven by recent technological breakthroughs, advantages of the tech over existing channels, and the […]

Will China’s rivals benefit from the trade war?

YOU CAN judge a nation by its plastic bags. Or so you might conclude after a visit to An Phat, a Vietnamese company that is one of South-East Asia’s largest exporters of plastic packaging. Japanese clients insist on the highest-quality bags, composed entirely of new plastic, not recycled materials. Eco-friendly Europeans demand biodegradable bags. Convenience-loving […]

Three ways brands can benefit from adopting voice technology (AAPL, AMZN, GOOGL, MSFT)

Voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant, Apple’s Siri, and Microsoft’s Cortana, are pegged to trigger a widespread transformation across the retail industry in the years to come. The current interest in, and adoption of, voice assistants for commerce is being driven by recent technological breakthroughs, advantages of the tech over existing channels, and the […]

Cruise secrets: Going on a cruise holiday has this unusual health benefit

Cruises are increasing in popularity, with Cruise Lines Association (CLIA), reporting a 21 per cent increase in the number of UK bookings in 2017 compared to 2016 for European river cruises. However, if the draw of exploring the world isn’t enough to tempt you, it’s now been revealed that going on a cruise can be […]

Statins use ‘of doubtful benefit’

The authors of the review said the cholesterol-lowering drugs, taken by six million Britons, may not help when used as the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. They also concluded that statin treatment has many serious side effects and claim these have been “minimised” by certain trials. The results of the study of almost 1.3 million […]

Three ways brands can benefit from adopting voice technology (AAPL, AMZN, GOOGL, MSFT)

Voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant, Apple’s Siri, and Microsoft’s Cortana, are pegged to trigger a widespread transformation across the retail industry in the years to come. The current interest in, and adoption of, voice assistants for commerce is being driven by recent technological breakthroughs, advantages of the tech over existing channels, and the […]

Cancer drug victory as thousands benefit

Scientists estimate that by 2022, more than half of cancer patients will receive immunotherapy drugs (Image: ALFRED PASIEKA/SCIENCE PHOTO/GETTY) Experts believe it will lead to the revolutionary therapy Keytruda being approved by the UK as a default treatment for patients with advanced lung cancer – Britain’s third most common form of the disease, which afflicts […]

No long-term benefit for Turkey to alienate Iran on America’s whim – experts reflect on oil sanction

Turkey has vowed to oppose US efforts to smother Iranian crude exports. Ankara is in a strong position to disobey Washington and has plenty of reasons not to start a quarrel with Tehran, experts have told RT. On Wednesday, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara won’t abide by the US oil sanctions against Tehran […]