Facebook has built an AI-based tool that fixes the social network when it crashes

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Alex Gray, Senior Writer, Formative Content Bugs in computer software can range from mild irritant to huge economic loss, and, in the worst cases, to a tragic loss of life. The vast majority of companies today depend on […]

Facebook goes under formal EU privacy scrutiny after latest massive data breach

Facebook engineer working at the company’s HQ, Menlo Park, CA (Copyright: Facebook Inc., Source: Facebook Inc.’s website, newsroom)

Last week, the European Union has announced it has formally launched an investigation into a massive data breach that has recently made vulnerable millions of Facebook accounts. The Irish Data Protection Commission, which is Facebook’s lead privacy regulator in Europe, said last Wednesday that it will look into whether the US social media giant is […]

The new North America trade deal USMCA punishes German cars

The North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is dead. Long live the new United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA). The three North American nations will continue trading goods of a value of at least $ 1.2 trillion yearly between them. The US President Donald Trump had termed NAFTA as the worse trade deal his country […]

Silicon Valley can do more to achieve the #GlobalGoals

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lisa Dreier This week, global leaders are joining two very different gatherings on the U.S. East and West Coasts. One is diplomatic, the other is disruptive. One represents old power, the other new ideas. The disconnect between […]

Sustainability is now mission critical for businesses. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Terri Toyota, Deputy Head of Centre for Global Public Goods, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum “Can I afford to buy organic, go sustainable or shop Fair Trade?” We have all often stood in front of […]

Here are 3 lessons Europe can learn from China’s flourishing start-ups

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fabian von Heimburg, Co-founder and Managing Director, Hotnest When I moved to China in 2014 to start my company, the country was still in the slow process of opening up its massive economy and developing its major foreign […]

Why artificial intelligence is learning emotional intelligence

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jesus Mantas, Global Head of Strategy and Offerings, IBM Global Business Services I started transforming businesses with technology 35 years ago. It was as true then as it is now that the biggest risk we have to mitigate […]

5 ways to make your organization a great sustainability partner

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Darian Stibbe, Executive Director, The Partnering Initiative (TPI) & Dave PrescottSenior Associate, The Partnering Initiative (TPI) The vision is clear and compelling: a world in which business prospers, societies thrive and the environment flourishes. Leaders from across all […]

The role companies play in boosting growth in emerging markets

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shuaihua ChengManaging Director, ICTSD China, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) In recent decades, the forces that have driven growth in emerging economies have been well documented. Less studied, however, is the contribution made by […]

11 lessons the history of business can teach us about its future

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jonathan Wichmann, Co-founder, Wichmann/Schmidt Contrary to received wisdom, the rate of change is not increasing in business and society as quickly as people think. It is true that from time to time change will occur at a higher […]

Apple takes further step into music: EU Regulators formally approve its planned Shazam acquisition

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Last week, the European Commission has given its official approval to Apple’s planned acquisition of British song-recognition app Shazam, after months of investigation. The in-depth study by EU regulators focused onto whether the deal would give the Cupertino, California-based company an unfair advantage over rival music services like Spotify. Now, despite Apple hasn’t revealed how […]

“A Junior Enterprise is run only by students.. there are no professors or managers that can help you solve your problems”

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Alex Lanaro, the Treasurer of JADE – European Confederation of Junior Enterprises (JADE). I can undoubtedly say that Junior Enterprises changed my life. I started my journey in the network back in May 2016, and my greatest fear was the common one: “Will I have time […]

115 rejections and no pay. What it really takes to be an entrepreneur

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Patrick Grove, Co-Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer, Catcha Group A question I get a lot these days is: how was I able to take five companies from inception to IPO within seven years? In short, what’s been […]

Activist investors are more powerful than ever. Here’s what that means for the economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dominik BreitingerCommunity Lead, Professional Services Industry, World Economic Forum & Sophie Hardach Greedy locusts or corporate reformers? Ruthless predators or clear-eyed strategists? Activist investors are transforming the corporate landscape, but their broader impact is still far from clear. Their […]

Electric vehicles are half the market in Norway

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Formative Content Electric vehicles make up only a small percentage of the global fleet of cars, but perhaps not for much longer. In some countries sales of EVs are soaring and overtaking sales of traditional cars. […]

The start of the “Caffeine rush”: Coca-Cola acquires Costa Coffee days after Nestlé-Starbucks deal

Costa Coffee products (Copyright: Costa Coffee; Source: Costa Coffee website, Press area)

“There is no life before coffee”, a famous sentence says, giving some kind of indication on the size of two things: how difficult is to wake up every morning and the importance of the coffee industry. Last week will be remembered as a turning point in the history of the coffee industry in Europe and […]

The Junior Enterprise concept, one of the best ways to develop practical skills

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by David Gomes, the President of JADE – European Confederation of Junior Enterprises (JADE). It is really amazing to start an adventure like the one I decided to take on, especially after 2 years and a half of Junior Enterprise experience, where I learned more than I […]

Here are four ways ASEAN can help entrepreneurs thrive – especially women

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alison Eskesen, Director, Asia Pacific, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth ASEAN is leaving prosperity on the table. There is a stubborn gap in women’s labour force participation that threatens to derail wealth creation and squander its demographic […]

Trump rejects Europe’s offer for zero car tariffs; he had personally tabled that idea in July

The US-Mexico trade agreement, with or without Canada on board, targets Europe aggressively. For one thing, it will make life difficult for the German car companies which produce in Mexican assembly lines and sell in the US. Last Thursday, the European Sting reported the hidden sides of the US-Mexico trade deal in an article entitled, […]

The Fourth Industrial Revolution must not leave farming behind

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Grahame Dixie, Executive Director, Grow Asia The Fourth Industrial Revolution has disrupted industry after industry. Better information flows, lower transaction costs and faster communication have made doing business easier and more efficient, and have proven to be major […]

The US-Mexico trade deal a threat for others, Trump to single out China, Europe

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between US, Mexico and Canada is reborn. It was discarded and denounced by the American President Donald Trump since the first days of his campaign to conquer the White House, and now it returns almost undamaged, just under another name. Last Monday, after more than one year of […]

Fail fast, fail better: 3 ways companies can master innovation

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vicki Huff, Global New Business & Innovation Leader, PwC network Shift your culture We all know fear of failure can paralyse decision-making and progress, and that means people not taking the small steps that make innovation, in all […]

China is building 8 new airports a year

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer China will become the world’s largest aviation market by 2022, according to the International Air Transport Association, as an expanding middle class and government support for the sector fuel demand for flights and airport construction. […]

Three ways the Fourth Industrial Revolution is shaping geopolitics

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Engelke, Senior Fellow, Strategy, Foresight, and Risks Initiative, Brent Scowcroft C(…), The Atlantic Council The unprecedented technological transformation taking place today — a period of exponential change labelled the Fourth Industrial Revolution — is not isolated from […]

This team of Saudi women designed an award-winning app to make the Hajj safer

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Four young women from Saudi Arabia are challenging stereotypes with their victory at a record-breaking hackathon. Their innovation could even help save lives by making it easier for non-Arabic speaking Hajj pilgrims […]

4 innovation hotspots in the Arab world

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Attilio Di BattistaEconomist, World Economic Forum & Mirek Dusek Head of Middle East and North Africa, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum The world has deeply changed over the past decade. The global economy has been […]

5G mobile is nearly here – but we should share networks to make it affordable

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter LyonsCommunity Lead, Technology, Media, and Digital Industries, World Economic Forum & Frank RayalPartner, Xona Partners In a shared network, multiple mobile operators share a common last-mile access infrastructure, including masts, antennas and radios, while each continues to […]

Commission hardens its stance against carmakers ensuring emissions reductions targets

The car industry will be under tighter surveillance by the European Commission after 2020 when the next phase of the EU’s emission regulation will take place. All car manufacturers who do not meet the 2021 fleet CO2 emissions compliance for new passenger vehicles sold in the Old Continent will face fines of more than €14 […]

3 ways to ensure the internet’s future is creative, collaborative and fair

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Claudio Cocorocchia, Acting Head of Information and Entertainment System Initiative, Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum Geneva Last month the European Union’s governance body, the European Commission (EC), narrowly rejected controversial legislation intended to redefine copyright for the […]