investment company Triton fund owned by a luxembourg investment company Solero Luxco rise of caverion's largest owners among 5,20% share.the Triton is a private equity investment company, which invests in medium-sized companies in Northern Europe, Italy and Spain.at the end of November situation of caverion's largest owners are ernroothin of the investment company Structor of 14.2 percent stake, Antti Herlin 12,34 percent stake and Ilmarinen 3.99 percent share.Foreign investors, the share of the company amounted to 15.44%.caverion's ownership structure has been quite stable, and holdings relating to notifications of changes in holdings must fall been at long intervals.
Similarly, in the B2B world, artificial intelligence (AI) and predictive technologies represent a disruptive shift that’s forcing companies to reimagine how they operate.With that in mind, here are eight questions everyone is asking about self-driving cars, each of which has an important parallel that helps frame AI’s impact on business and society at large.Google’s self-driving cars have already driven 1,210,676 miles yet, as of July this year, there had only been 14 accidents — all caused by human error, not by the software.Given the fact that around 33,000 people die in traffic accidents in the U.S. every year, and much of blame falls to distracted drivers, there is a huge opportunity to make our roads safer.In the B2B world, very few of our decisions are life or death, but there is still important revenue at stake.When the models are live, someone needs to monitor the impact of any changes and watch for drift in performance to ensure continued accuracy.
south-western Finland scout foundation has sold a majority stake in the clothing and camping business Scandinavian outdoorin the Ville Rantala.Rantala purchase by share chain is 80%.arrangement that Scandinavian Outdoorilla a further boost to international trade, the company told the bulletin.scout foundation seeks ownership arrangements to diversify risk.Rantala works on the future of the company as chairman of the board."Scandinavian Outdoor has a great reputation of the brand.
Shares of the small tech company MGT Capital Investments were up more than 37% on Tuesday at $4.08 per share.With over 108 million shares traded, it was the most active stock, ahead of Bank of America.Tuesday was another day in a stream of strong upward moves for the stock after the company announced on May 9 that it was naming John McAfee, founder of antivirus firm McAfee Security, as CEO and re-branding the firm John McAfee Global Technologies Inc.The surge followed the McAfee announcement, which included a sudden shift in the business from online gaming to cybersecurity.MGT acquired D-Vasive, a company that produces software that protects cellphones, on May 9.Before the shift, the company focused on online games such as slots simulator SlotChamp and had a 10% stake in daily fantasy site DraftDay.com.The firm had no holdings regarding cybersecurity before the acquisition, according to its most recent annual filing.Here's what we know about the abrupt pivot so far:September 8, 2015: MGT sells all but 11% of its stake in DraftDay.com, according to its annual report.April 14: After delaying its annual report from March 31, MGT files its report, saying it has $359,000 in cash on hand.The report does say that following the sale of DraftDay, the firm is "considering all methods to create value for shareholders, including potential mergers, spin-offs, distributions and other strategic actions.Brauser has been sued numerous times for fraud involving small, publicly listed firms, though some of those allegations have been dismissed.The most recent was dismissed in September 2015, for the company IDI Inc. Brauser was also CEO of an email-marketing company, Naviant, which was acquired and eventually sued by credit agency Equifax after the firm accused the shareholder sellers of fraud.According to that filing, Silverman and his firm no longer have any representation on the board.May 9: McAfee is named chairman and CEO, and the company buys Wyoming-based cybersecurity firm D-Vasive for $300,000 in cash and 4,760,000 in shares of MGT.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. s newfound love for Apple Inc. comes as the rest of Wall Street is souring on the technology stocks.Hedge funds and large speculators raised short positions in the Nasdaq 100 Index e-mini futures for a third straight week, pushing net bearish bets to the highest level in five years, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.The divergence highlights the age-old challenge: do you wait for prospects to improve before buying, or jump in when things look bleak?Sentiment toward technology has worsened as disappointing earnings from International Business Machines Corp. to Microsoft Corp. and Alphabet Inc. fueled skepticism that the industry will quickly restore growth amid sluggish global demand and rising competition.Earnings in the current period will fall 5.9 percent, worse than any S 500 groups except for commodity producers, analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg show.While Buffett has historically avoided technology stocks, Berkshire has nibbled on the industry in recent years, adding stakes in IBM and Visa Inc.The firm held 9.81 million Apple shares, or $1.07 billion worth, as of March 31, according to a regulatory filing from the billionaire s Omaha, Nebraska-based company.Even after a 3.7 percent bounce triggered by Berkshire s disclosure of a stake Monday, Apple shares are still down 30 percent from the all-time high reached in 2015.At 10.5 times reported profit, Apple is at valued at about half the multiple of the S 500.Other tech stocks are nowhere near as cheap even after trailing the market by the most at this time of year since 2002.
Image copyrightChina's biggest home appliances manufacturer Midea has made an unsolicited takeover bid for German industrial robot maker Kuka.Midea is offering 115 euros per share $130; £90 for a controlling stake in the firm, valuing it at more than $5bn.Engineering firm Voith Group and German billionaire Friedhelm Loh together own more than a third of Kuka.Midea's shares remain suspended in Shenzhen following the announcement on Wednesday.However, shares of Kuka surged by 13% in Frankfurt on Tuesday following media reports of Midea's impending bid.GE ended up selling the unit to Chinese rival Haier for $5.4bn in January.
"We have an aggressive plan for new launches in the coming years," says CEO Michaela Holtz Breakit have previously written about säkerhetsappen Zeifie that allows the user to alert people nearby who also have the app. Through a connection to Facebook, choose the app out which people should be alerted to the scene, as friends or friends of friends. The idea got refreezes company behind the app, co-founder Michaela Holtz, when she began to self-defense, and heard how the women talked about that they should get panic. In total, the new issue 22.75 percent stake in the company. Round is open until 17 June or until it is fully subscribed, to assist in the new issue and valuation Zeifie Finnish investor Innovestor, which also goes in with a sum in the company. With Innovestor as partners and new shareholders, I look forward to a continued high pace, says Michaela Holtz said in a statement.
REUTERS/Mike Blake Reuters - United Parcel Service Inc, the world's largest package delivery company, said on Wednesday it will expand the 3D printing services provided through its UPS Stores to create an on-demand manufacturing network starting this summer.Atlanta-based UPS and SAP SE also announced a partnership in which Europe's largest software company will provide supply chain solutions to help manufacturers get products to market more quickly and at a lower cost."Speed is critical to us and we see tremendous value" in extending SAP's capabilities further down the supply chain via UPS, said John Dulchinos, vice president for strategic capabilities at contract manufacturer Jabil Circuit Inc, in a telephone interview with Reuters.UPS already offers 3D printing services using ABSplus, an industrial grade thermoplastic, at more than 60 UPS Stores around the United States.Under the new system, customers will be able to upload digital designs to First Radius, a company specializing in 3D printing in which UPS holds a minority stake.IDC Research Inc analyst Robert Parker said the network will bring UPS only modest benefits at first because 3D printers have limited capabilities at present and few printable materials available.
Nokia's back, baby!On Wednesday, Microsoft announced plans to sell the Nokia brand for old-fashioned featurephones for a cool $350 million to the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer Foxconn, best known as the manufacturer of the iPhone.Back in 2014, Microsoft officially ditched the Nokia brand for its smartphones, focusing on its Lumia and Windows Phone products.As a result, the once independent Finnish company's name is now most commonly associated with Snake II, teenagers' first phones circa 2002, and drug dealers.But while Nokia and featurephones have faded from view in the West, they remain a huge market globally.And at the iPod's all-time high, in 2008, 58.3 million units were sold — one-tenth the size of the dumbphone industry in 2015.The featurephone market is even an order of magnitude larger than the global auto market, which shipped 72.4 million vehicles in 2015, according to data compiled by Statista.Amid Apple CEO Tim Cook's visit to India this week, people are raving about the potential the region holds for the smartphone industry's growth.There are a "billion phone sales at stake," Bloomberg wrote.And while there is certainly potential there, the established featurephone market isn't going anywhere anytime soon.Cook acknowledged as much on the California-based company's quarterly earnings call last month, telling analysts: "The smartphones that are working there are low end, primarily because of the network and the economics, so the market potential has not been as great there."So while you might not use a Nokia dumbphone anymore, a hell of a lot of people still do.SEE ALSO: Apple is on a charm offensive in ChinaNOW WATCH: Your smartphone could be causing your face to break outLoading video...
LONDON—After satellite services providers Inmarsat PLC and Eutelsat Communications SA have worried investors with recent cuts to their sales outlook, the chief executive of rival SES SA on Wednesday said ample growth opportunities remain for his company.Shares in the Paris-based company plummeted 27% in price on the day and are down more than 32% for the month.But investors still appear to remain skeptical about the entire sector.Mr. Sabbagh is trying to persuade investors that SES isn t just buying and deploying satellites to provide capacity, but rather has managed to provide growth by tapping emerging demand, such as beaming more higher-definition television than has historically taken place.In a signal SES remains bullish about the industry s prospects, the company last month agreed to take a controlling stake in O3b Networks Ltd., which is deploying a fleet of spacecraft to beam high-speed Internet to remote locations.SES said it would spend $20 million to increase its stake from 49.1% to 50.5% and has taken a call option to acquire the rest of the stock for $710 million.
Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, speaks at the Advancing Asia Conference in New Delhi, India.Because there s a lack of data on such issues as intimate partner violence and women s economic contributions, governments and groups can t identify where services are needed or assess which initiatives are working.A mother nurses her newborn at the maternity ward of the Kailahun Government hospital in eastern Sierra Leone.Gates underscored data s crucial role in supporting women by pointing to recent successes where numbers were key.Since 1990, the number of women dying in pregnancy and childbirth every year has dropped by nearly half.Surveys typically focus on the primary economic activity of the household.
Google facing record fines from the EU that could be Euro 3 Billion of a maximum 10% of global turnover Euro 6.6 Billion from alleged market dominance abuse.When we look at the Android mobile system it the largest market in the world, the market of global apps downloads is at least 270 Billion by next year and highly valuable.The issue in the EU is how this has been used to prevent alternative apps being used on Android phones.This is a huge blow as it hits at the heart of google core services: search, maps, and their apps.If it is shown that these have been manipulated by google to display bias towards their own products and services then it may not just be a large fine a stake here fir the future of Google.Clearly the alphabet reorganization and the attempts by google to show adverts and preferences on their searches have not been enough to persuade the EU commission that this has been unbiased.
View photosMoreA sign of Alibaba Group is seen at CES Consumer Electronics Show Asia 2016 in Shanghai, China, May 12, 2016.REUTERS/Aly SongHONG KONG Reuters - Hong Kong's securities regulator said that Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd breached takeover rules in the purchase of a healthcare firm in 2014 because it also bought a company owned by the brother of the healthcare firm's vice chairman on "favourable terms."Alibaba agreed to buy a stake in CITIC 21CN, now known as Alibaba Health Information Technology Ltd , for $170 million two years ago.Hong Kong's Takeovers and Mergers Panel, part of the Securities and Futures Commission SFC , ruled that Alibaba's purchase of Hebei Huiyan "constituted a special deal with favourable conditions which were not extended to all shareholders and was a clear breach of the Takeovers Code," according to the decision published on Wednesday.But the e-commerce firm added the regulator issued a new waiver in view of the sharp rise in Alibaba Health stock since 2014, meaning Alibaba is not currently required to launch a full buyout.Alibaba owns 38 percent of Alibaba Health, but last year injected an online pharmacy business into Alibaba Health.
It would be good to promote Finnish design, maybe it could be nice thing.Nokia emerged in the late 1990s as Finland s first major global corporation and symbolized the country s transformation to a technology-driven economy.No other global handset maker has fallen from the top and managed a successful rebirth.Nokia might also find opportunities in Europe, where it s one of the only home-grown brands that managed to challenge U.S. and Asian giants, he said.Nokia won t have a financial stake but is set to collect fees from brand licensing and intellectual property.Chinese brands like Huawei have shown that it s possible to challenge the leaders despite a late entry into the smartphone business.Kari Lehtonen, a 52-year-old sales representative who only owned Nokia devices until 2006 and now has an iPhone, illustrates the challenge.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman is so serious about pushing HPE into the world of corporate venture investing, that she is personally involved with the program, reports Bloomberg's Brian Womack.HPE intends to invest $100 million in 2016, its second year of its program, which HPE calls "Pathfinder," Lak Ananth, the program's managing director told Womack.And although the investment group currently employs 10 people, and expects to be at 15 later this year, this project is very much Whitman's baby.Startups have to pitch to the billionaire CEO personally at quarterly "coffees with Meg" before HPE signs off on deals.She was, for instance, personally involved in HPE's investment in Mesosphere, a hot cloud startup that reportedly turned down a $150 million acquisition offer from Microsoft.Instead it stayed independent and raised another $73.5 million led by this HP ventures unit, raising about $122 million to date, with a reported valuation of over $1 billion .HPE's didn't just throw money at Mesosphere, it's also giving the startup access to the company's enormous sales force and partner network, she says.This gives Mesosphere many of the benefits of being acquired by a bigger company, while allowing it to stay on its own.Joining the clubIt was, apparently, Whitman's direct involvement that encouraged Mesosphere to go with HPE's funding, CEO Florian Leibert told Womack, who describes Whitman as "really responsive.Although she's had a storied career growing eBay, was a "strategic advisor" to VC Kleiner Perkins, and been on the boards of other startups like Zipcar, she's not known for her angel investing.She has no AngelList profile and Crunchbase only lists a single personal investment she's made, into startup factory Expa, founded by Uber and StumbleUpon cofounder Garrett Camp.Whitman isn't looking for HPE to become a big VC and make a killing on its investments, though she doesn't want to lose money.Instead, it's a way for HPE in general, and Whitman in particular, to keep tabs on the startup world, and get a stake in hot technologies without having to acquire every company outright, she says.NOW WATCH: How to see everything Google knows about youLoading video...
Four top level executives have suddenly left DocuSign: the company s chief operating officer, chief human resources officer, chief product officer and chief growth officer, Geekwire's Todd Bishop and Taylor Soper report.This comes after the odd experience DocuSign had with its CEO.The company had lined up a replacement for CEO Keith Krach, but the replacement backed out in March, accepting an offer at another company, DocuSign said earlier this year.Krach announced his resignation in October, although he agreed to stay on until a new CEO was found, and agreed to stay as chairman for three years.Krach joined DocuSign as the chairman in 2010 and took over as CEO in 2012.DocuSign has not yet formally announced the resignation of the four execs, but their names have been removed from the company's leadership page and at least one of them, COO Gordon Payne, has confirmed on LinkedIn that he left DocuSign in May.The other executives no longer on the leadership page are HR officer Peter Navin, growth officer Mike Dinsdale and top product officer Matt Malden.DocuSign, which allows people to sign documents electronically, raised almost $400 million of its total $528 million VC funding, most of it under Krach s watch.It was valued at $3 billion, although some of its investors, including Fidelity Investments has since written down the valuation of its stake in the company, indicating that the investor doesnt' think its worth as much now as it once was.Many highly valued startups are experiencing the same thing now.DocuSign was widely expected to be gearing up for an IPO, but these management changes may be a sign that the company is focused on other, more basic aspects of its operations.DocuSign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.NOW WATCH: Watch this beautiful footage of Saab s fighter jet that aims to compete with the F-16Loading video...
The president of Mitsubishi Motors is stepping down after the company s admission that it cheated on fuel economy tests in Japan, a new report claims.Current president Tetsuro Aikawa s post will be filled by Mitsubishi CEO Osamu Masuko, according to the Nikkei Asian Review via Automotive News .Masuko will reportedly handle presidential responsibilities until Nissan s purchase of a 34 percent stake in Mitsubishi is finalized.Mitsubishi used its own testing procedures on certain models for years, yielding higher fuel economy results than would have been achieved with the testing methods mandated by the Japanese government.The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration subsequently requested information on fuel economy testing from Mitsubishi.Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Nissan and partner Renault, said the intention is to help Mitsubishi overcome the fuel economy scandal and incorporate it into the Renault Nissan Alliance.
McAfee is the founder of the antivirus software company that bears his name, though he hasn't been involved with that company for some time.On Wednesday it announced another investment — for a stake in a tiny drugmaker that ostensibly has nothing to do with cybersecurity.Here's the full breakdown:September 8, 2015: MGT sells all but 11% of its stake in DraftDay.com, according to its annual report.April 14: After delaying its annual report from March 31, MGT files its report, saying it has $359,000 in cash on hand."May 3: Michael Brauser, of Grander Holdings, acquires 1,337,668 shares of MGT Technologies, 6.4% of the company at the time of filing.The most recent was dismissed in September 2015, for the company IDI Inc. Brauser was also CEO of an email-marketing company, Naviant, which was acquired and eventually sued by credit agency Equifax after the firm accused the shareholder sellers of fraud.Brauser, however, told Business Insider, "I recieved a lot of money from the settlement.According to that filing, Silverman and his firm no longer have any representation on the board.May 9: McAfee is named chairman and CEO, and the company buys Wyoming-based cybersecurity firm D-Vasive for $300,000 in cash and 4,760,000 in shares of MGT.
Thousands of people gathered near Google s headquarters on Wednesday to hear the company s vision for the future.In past years, Google has used its developers conference to unveil all sorts of shiny new toys and services.Not all of them have been smash hits.And remember the Nexus Q, the orb-shaped music player that never even reached the market?But even those products were examples of Google planting a stake in the ground, and letting the world know that its engineers and researchers had cooked up something new and original that the company was willing to make a bet on.This year s crop of products, on the other hand, have a decidedly deja-vu feeling to them.Google is reacting to threats, and defending its turf, rather than leading the charge into new territory.Consider:The star of the show this year was Google Home, a sleek, me-too version of the Amazon Echo product.Most people referred to it as Google s Apple FaceTime competitor.Google also touted a new virtual reality headset design that will be coming out soon.Any tech company, especially one that operates a $75 billion-a-year business, needs to be strategic, playing both offense and defense.But Google used to stand out precisely because it wasn t content to complacently milk its legacy businesses; it had the foresight to spot and invest in the next big platforms, from smartphones to wearables.That DNA is still in the company.And when the show started this year there was something missing.NOW WATCH: 10 WhatsApp tricks only power users know aboutLoading video...
To recap, the right-to-be-forgotten ruling, or right to delist from search engines, as it could be more accurately described, was the result of a 2014 ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union CJEU and was designed to help individuals hide web pages that contain out-of-date, irrelevant, and ultimately damaging information about them.Over the past couple of years, Google says it has delisted about 40 percent of the roughly 1.5 million webpage requests it has reviewed.So far, so simple.After a long battle, Google finally gave in to a certain extent — it agreed to restrict access to the delisted URL on all Google Search domains, with the provision that the restriction would only apply within the country of the person who requested the removal.But if French law applies globally, how long will it be until other countries – perhaps less open and democratic – start demanding that their laws regulating information likewise have global reach?Google has also managed to scoop a coveted slot in France s national Le Monde newspaper, where Walker s opinion piece was published today.Google s right-to-be-forgotten battle is one of many fights faced by the Internet giant in Europe just now.This came shortly after Google lost an anti-monopoly appeal in Russia over the same issue and while it s facing a similar probe in the U.S. And all this before we even consider the existing accusations from the Commission that Google uses its dominance to bias search results.As with all these other cases, there s little question that a lot is at stake in the right-to-be-forgotten saga — more from a precedent-setting perspective than anything else.