China Global Auto Ambitions Get a Boost as Takata Picks Bidder

A year ago, Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corp. would have been an unlikely name on a shortlist of candidates to rescue Takata Corp. (IW 1000/616), the Japanese air-bag maker that’s behind the biggest safety recall in automotive history. The Chinese components supplier, founded by a former TRW Automotive Inc. manager, made less than a quarter of Takata’s More...

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San Diego Tackles Workforce Education and Housing

Workforce development is critical to San Diego’s economy, so this topic was featured at the 33rd Annual San Diego County Economic Roundtable on January 19, 2017. Tina Ngo Bartel, director of Business Programs More...

By subhadip On Friday, February 3rd, 2017
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Addressing Privacy and Security Issues in the Connected Car

The modern-day car is not just a computer on wheels—it’s several computers on wheels. New cars can have 50 or more electrical control units (ECUs) networked together, and each network is analogous to a separate More...

By subhadip On Friday, February 3rd, 2017
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Sewing Digital Transformation into the Fabric of the Textiles Industry

It may be one of the oldest trades, but the textiles industry has come a long way from the early days of handcrafting. Once considered a labor-intensive craft, textiles has now become a heavily technology-driven More...

By subhadip On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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In charts: How Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services July-September earnings compare

The top two software exporters of the country have announced their earnings, cementing the concerns raised until now of a slowing growth and rising uncertainties for the IT sector. While Infosys has beaten analysts’ More...

By subhadip On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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Decoding Indian IT after TCS, Infosys: Not just promoters’ attitude, the very culture needs to change

The obituary columns being written in newspapers about the Indian IT sector after the disappointing earnings of Infosys and TCS reveal the ostrich-like attitude the industry had assumed even as the impending death More...

By subhadip On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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IT sector’s transformation comes when India is struggling to create jobs: Is it in a downward spiral?

There has been some worrying news on the side of the economy which has remained confined to the business newspapers. It concerns India’s large information technology and software industry and companies like More...

By subhadip On Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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Bitcoin digital currency hits three-year high of $1,000

Digital currency Bitcoin has seen its value top $1,000 (£815) for the first time in three years after it ended as the best-performing currency of 2016. It traded as high as $1,029 on Tuesday, according to CoinDesk More...

By subhadip On Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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UK construction sector sees strong growth

The UK’s construction sector ended 2016 well, expanding at the fastest pace for nine months in December, according to a closely watched survey. The Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose More...

By subhadip On Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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Sports Direct chairman survives shareholder revolt

Sports Direct chairman Keith Hellawell has survived a revolt by independent shareholders to remain in his post. Although almost 54% of independent shareholders voted against his re-appointment, Mr Hellawell was More...