Central bankers head to Jackson Hole

Central bankers head to Jackson Hole. Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen and European Central Bank President, Mario Draghi et al, will be meeting this Friday to make their eagerly anticipated speeches at Jackson Hole. Debate about QE roll back, interest rates and inflation will presumably take centre stage. The US …


Google and Walmart go shopping

Google and Walmart go shopping. Walmart and Google are joining forces using voice enabled shopping technology to take on Amazon’s dominance in voice activated shopping. From next month US shoppers will be able to buy Walmart goods using Google Assistant. Amazon dominate online retail and now use their voice technology …


Artificial intelligence based voice shopping

Artificial intelligence based voice shopping. Voice activated and voice recognition software has moved on at a remarkable speed. I remember my first introduction to this technology when I used a product called, ‘Dragon NaturallySpeaking’. Back then it consisted of a headset, microphone, training CD and software.  It was designed to …


Hong Kong stock markets closed

Hong Kong stock markets closed As a powerful Typhoon category 10 storm Hato hit Hong Kong on Wednesday.