Category Archives: Business

11Oct/20

Competentia announces acquisition of Dare, significantly expanding footprint in the Asia Pacific region

Competentia, the global recruiting and workforce management specialist, today announced the acquisition of Dare, a leading professional recruitment and contract staffing agency with a 30 year history, expanding the company’s footprint in the Asia Pacific region. The acquisition sees Competentia add Singapore to its expanding list of global office locations. Read more

03Oct/20

AutoStore sues Ocado for infringing technology patents central to the Ocado Smart Platform

AutoStore, the pioneer and global leader in automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), today filed patent infringement lawsuits in the United States and the United Kingdom against the UK FTSE 100-listed online grocery retailer and technology company, Ocado Group Plc.

AutoStore is seeking court orders barring Ocado and its partner, Tharsus Group (of Blyth, UK), from manufacturing, importing, using and selling technology that infringes AutoStore’s patents, as well as monetary damages. Ocado has signed agreements with retailers such as Kroger (US), Marks & Spencer (UK), and Morrisons (UK) that rely on the continued infringement of AutoStore’s intellectual property. Read more

28Sep/20

Payments Platform Wirex Reaches Target for First Crowdfund in 1 and a Half Hours

After opening a private allocation for their crowdfunding campaign only 25 mins before, leading payments platform Wirex has reached their target of raising £1 million in less than 1 and a half hours. With over £1.3 million already raised, Wirex has been pushed into overfunding, and will remain open to give the community the opportunity to invest further as they enter the next phase of their fundraising campaign with Crowdcube. Read more

25Sep/20

German know-how for the e-mobility boom in China: BENTELER at Bosch booth at Auto Beijing

The rolling chassis for electric vehicles, jointly developed by BENTELER and Bosch, will be on show in Beijing, China from Saturday at the Beijing International Automobile Exhibition 2020. Electric car manufacturers, also those new to the electromobility market, can find out about the advantages of the modular and scalable platform solution at the Bosch booth until October 5. It allows new models to be brought to market much more efficiently and faster than was previously the case. Furthermore, car manufacturers benefit from the decades of BENTELER’s experience as a global partner to the automotive industry. In this way BENTELER is playing an active role in the Chinese electric mobility boom. Read more

22Sep/20

FORTUNE Announces Sixth Annual Change the World List of Companies That Are Doing Well By Doing Good

Today, FORTUNE reveals its sixth annual “Change the World” list, which showcases over 50 companies that have made an important social or environmental impact through their profit-making strategy and operations this year. Companies are recognized for innovative business strategies that positively impact the world. This year’s list includes 28 companies from the U.S. and Canada; 10 from Asia and the Middle East; 8 from Europe; and 3 each from Africa and Latin America. Read more

21Sep/20

Trust Payments partners with Wakanda Messenger to empower Africans around the world

Trust Payments, the global unified payments group for global pay-in, pay-out and customer journey technologies, has partnered with social network, messaging and e-commerce startup Wakanda Messenger to provide the payments element for their online marketplace and money remittance service. Wakanda Messenger, developed by Kemit Kingdom, will be widely available on iPhone and Android from 15 October 2020. It has already launched its Beta app in Africa and Europe to a selected audience of 20,000 trial users. Read more

21Sep/20

National Survey Shows COVID-19’s Newest Side Effect – as Unemployment Jumps, Millions Are Left Without Health Coverage

A series of national surveys of more than 13,000 people shows COVID-19’s newest emerging threat: unemployment leaving millions of Americans without health coverage. The consolidated survey, “The State of Health Insurance in COVID-19 America,” was conducted by Civis Analytics and released with support from Finn Partners. Fielded across each season of 2020 (in February, June, and September), the survey reveals a stark picture of the future health of the nation and the widening divide between white and Black Americans’ health. As uninsured numbers rapidly climbed 2.7% (from 12% in February to 14.7% in September), approximately 6.7 million more people lost their health insurance. There are now more than an estimated 36 million Americans uninsured. Read more

07Sep/20

Caribbean Thrive as the Best for Citizenship by Investment, New 2020 CBI Index Finds

On September 7th, Professional Wealth Management (PWM) magazine, a publication from the Financial Times, released the fourth edition of its annual report: ‘A Guide to Global Citizenship: The 2020 CBI Index’. It evaluates all active citizenship by investment (CBI) programmes in the world and ranks them against nine pillars deemed most important to individuals seeking second citizenship by means of investment. Read more

07Sep/20

Learning is Earning: Bithumb Global’s Visionary Aim Behind BG Learning

Keeping in sync with its drive for change, Bithumb Global has launched BG Learning—a platform that aims to enable new investors to learn more about specific projects before investing in them. To spice up the entire process, the platform has introduced a reward system that incentivizes participants with project tokens for their progress. With BG Learning, the platform has yet again proven its penchant for making blockchain easier and more lucrative for those who want to invest in it but are always held back due to the lack of knowledge. It is filling this gap now through the BG Learning platform which would reward users for learning. Read more