A woman in leadership roles is a drastic transformation and has made a substantial impact across all sectors.Be it business, technology, administration, education, healthcare or government, women have gradually made their mark in almost every sector at regional, national, and global levels.By walking an extra mile, they have been at the helm of every field.Many organizations which have women in their board of directors, or are solely run by women, are changing the landscape of world by providing reformative solutions that are catering to the needs of businesses as well as individuals.With the intent of bringing women, who are significantly contributing to the business sphere with their glorious triumphs, into limelight, Insights Success brings to you, “The Most Admired Women Leaders in Business 2019.” These women are redefining the parameters of leadership through their immense passion for their work and the drive for excellence.
HongMeng OS, Huawei’s operating system, is not designed for smartphones.This is the affirmation of Catherine Chen, Senior Vice President and member of the Chinese company’s Board of Directors.Immediately after the ban imposed by Trump.There was confirmation of a proprietary OS to be an alternative to Android.But reports said that the company would prefer to continue using the Google system.Not long ago, Huawei filed the HongMeng OS trademark in various countries but the representative specified that it is a system intended for industrial use, confirming – among other things – that it was already under development long before any taxes were imposed or restrictions by the United States.
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Series A Round Led by Vida Ventures and Omega FundsCompany Platform Using Small Molecule Microarray (SMM) Technology has the Potential to Unlock Historically Undruggable TargetsSAN MATEO, Calif. & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 18, 2019–Kronos Bio, Inc. (Kronos), a Two River portfolio company, today announced it has closed a $105 million Series A Preferred Stock financing.The financing was led by Vida Ventures, LLC and Omega Funds and included participation from Nextech, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Perceptive Advisors, Invus and Polaris Partners.This Series A round also included significant participation from Kronos’ President and Chief Executive Officer, Norbert Bischofberger, Ph.D. as well as members of the Board of Directors including Arie Belldegrun, M.D., FACS and John Martin, Ph.D.
Fine brings deep industry and regulatory expertise to Community CapitalNEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 17, 2019–Community Capital Technology Inc. (“CCT”), a digital loan transaction marketplace for community banks, regional banks, and other non-bank originators and credit investors, today announced the appointment of Camden (“Cam”) R. Fine, former President & CEO of the Independent Community Bankers Association (ICBA), to its Board of Directors.View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190717005228/en/Fine brings more than 40 years of experience as a community banker, bank executive, and industry evangelist.In his former role at ICBA, Fine represented the interests of nearly 5,700 community banks across the United States.
Singapore-based business travel platform Travelstop has raised US$3 million in a pre-series A round led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Accel Partners.Strive (formerly Gree Ventures) and existing investor SeedPlus also participated in the round.Through machine learning and AI, Travelstop customizes the business travel experience to reduce the time needed to search and book flights.The startup plans to use the new investment to further develop its technology and drive adoption in Asia.As part of the investment, Accel’s Prashanth Prakash will be joining Travelstop’s board of directors.Additionally, the startup announced its partnership with travel unicorn Traveloka to bolster its inventory of flights and hotels for Asian business travelers.
Billionaire Peter Thiel has called for a federal investigation into Google’s refusal to work with the U.S. military and says that the tech giant’s relationship with the Chinese military is “treasonous,” according to a new report from Axios late Sunday.Thiel, a Facebook board member, wants the FBI and CIA to ask questions of Google, starting with, “how many foreign intelligence agencies have infiltrated your Manhattan Project for AI?”There are no public reports that foreign intelligence agencies have infiltrated Google, though Thiel did start the company Palantir, which currently works with the Trump regime and has amassed an enormous amount of data on U.S. citizens.It’s not clear if Thiel has any special information about Google or Chinese intelligence activities that have been gained through his company.“Number two, does Google’s senior management consider itself to have been thoroughly infiltrated by Chinese intelligence?” Thiel continued.“Number three, is it because they consider themselves to be so thoroughly infiltrated that they have engaged in the seemingly treasonous decision to work with the Chinese military and not with the U.S. military... because they are making the sort of bad, short-term rationalistic [decision] that if the technology doesn’t go out the front door, it gets stolen out the backdoor anyway?”
Fintechbolaget Easy passed in march 2018 in the first to cut mortgage rates, but it has not yet been able to get started with loans at an interest rate of 0.95%.last week came the news that chairman Elisabeth Thand Ringqvist, and the alternate Peter Roosvall, both of which represent the storägaren NFT Ventures, is jumping out of their seats in the Enklas the board of directors.Questions have been raised about whether Simple to really be able to get out of their bolåneerbjudande on the market.Now, the Di, the Digital reveal that the storägarna NFT Ventures, and the Collector of the Ventures decided to nobba Simple as the company has recently raised new capital.in Either NFT or the Case you chose to invest more in the latest issue.”It's impossible for me to answer this question, the question you have to ask for each of them,” said Alexander Widegren.
The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) has appointed two women to serve in key positions at the IGDA and its affiliated charity the IGDA Foundation.And Nika Nour, former head of public affairs at the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), will serve as the new executive director at the IGDA Foundation (IGDAF), which MacLean also headed.“This is a role where I can give back not only to people who are interested in the game industry but also established veterans who have been working in this industry for years.”Gittins, who is CEO of her own game studio Stumbling Cat, has a technical background.She became active as a board member of the Seattle chapter of the IGDA, and then she joined the global executive board a couple of years ago.I want to provide support for prospective game developers so they can pursue their dreams like I have.”
Award-Winning SaaS Leader to Help Define Future of Local Mobile SearchSANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 9, 2019–MomentFeed, a leader in software that connects global and national brands with consumers who use mobile when they are ready to buy locally, announced today that its board of directors has appointed Nick Hedges CEO.View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190709005235/en/Nick Hedges is the former President and CEO of Velocify, a leader in sales software recently acquired by Ellie Mae.A 20-year veteran of the Internet and software as a service (SaaS) industry, Nick spent ten years at Velocify helping organizations accelerate sales performance, and is a widely recognized thought leader on high-growth technology strategy, organization transformation, and modern sales best practices.
百度委任符绩勋出任公司董事 陆奇将离任 – Tencent TechWhat happened: Baidu announced changes to its board composition late Tuesday, appointing Jixun Foo as a director following the departure of former COO Lu Qi.Foo has served as managing partner at GGV Capital since 2006 and currently serves on the boards of a number of private companies, including XPeng Motors, Hello, Boss Zhipin, Zuiyou, and Tujia.Separately, the company disclosed that the average daily active users for Baidu App, or the number of unique mobile devices that have accessed Baidu App at least once a day, reached 188 million in June 2019, up from 148 million in the same period of last year.Why it’s important: Baidu’s appointment of Foo, an investor with experience in travel, transportation, social media, e-commerce, and enterprise services sectors, marks the final departure of AI expert Lu from the Chinese search engine.Lu resigned as chief operating officer of the company in May last year and had been serving as a board director since then.
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Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund appoints SenseTime founder to board as it seeks to expand tech investments – South China Morning PostWhat happened: Khazanah Nasional, Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund, has appointed the founder of artificial intelligence (AI) startup Sensetime as a board member to advise on tech investments.Tang Xiao’ou will advise on AI-related matters, marking the first time a foreign national has been appointed to such a position.Meanwhile, Lau Seng Yee, a Malaysian citizen and executive at Tencent, has also been appointed.Why it’s important: Malaysia has shown increasing interest in Chinese technology, and Sensetime serves as a poster child of China’s tech development.Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has previously visited the AI firm’s Beijing headquarters, and taken tours of both Alibaba’s and automaker Geely’s campuses during visits to China.
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Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund has appointed the founder of AI startup SenseTime as a board member, marking the first time a foreign national has been formally appointed to such a position at Khazanah Nasional.Tang Xiao’ou, a mainland Chinese national and professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong, will advise on AI-related matters, according to an announcement on Monday.The fund also appointed Malaysian national Lau Seng Yee, senior executive vice president and chairman of group marketing and global branding at Tencent Holdings, as a board member.The appointment by Khazanah, which means treasure in Malay, comes amid the US$38 billion fund’s efforts to step up technology investments by tapping outside expertise.Malaysian interest in Chinese technology is high, with the country’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad including tours of offices of SenseTime Beijing, Alibaba Group Holding, and car maker Geely in his visits to the country over the past year.The 93-year-old leader also backed Huawei Technologies during a public appearance in May, vowing to use its gear “as much as possible” despite the telecommunications giant being in the crosshairs of Washington’s pushback against Chinese 5G suppliers.
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The Ad Council has announced that Facebook’s chief revenue officer David Fischer is the nonprofit’s latest board of directors’ chair.He takes the reins from Linda Boff, GE’s chief marketing officer.Fischer joined the Ad Council’s board of directors in 2011 and became a member of its executive committee in 2012.Prior to his new role, he served as vice chair.“I’m deeply committed to the Ad Council’s mission to create ongoing dialogue and action around key issues to drive societal change,” said Fischer in a statement.“It’s an honor to lead this incredible organization and have the opportunity to help advance progress on these important topics.”
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If your 2018 MacBook Air isn't turning on heading to the Apple Store could get you a free fix.Nearly two weeks after Apple issued a public recall for older 15-inch MacBook Pros over a potential fire risk, according to documents seen by 9to5Mac the company has apparently found that a "very small number" of MacBook Airs are experiencing issues with their logic boards.Faulty logic boards could prevent the computer from powering on, with the website noting that Apple has identified the issue in certain 2018 13-inch Retina MacBook Airs.The company knows which serial numbers are affected and is reportedly emailing impacted customers to let them know about the program.Those whose MacBook Airs are at risk can take their computer to an Apple Store or authorized service center and get the board fixed for free.9to5Mac's report also adds that Apple will offer the program for four years from the computer's original purchase date.
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Nexon announced today that it has increased its investment in Embark Studios, becoming the new majority share holder of the company.Nexon is a South Korea-based company that focuses on PC multiplayer games like Tera and mobile titles like the strategy-based DomiNations.Embark is based in Stockholm, Sweden.The young studio started in 2018 and is working on its first (and undetailed) multiplayer project.Embark’s founder, Patrick Söderlund, joined the Nexon board of directors after Nexon made its initial investment in Embark in November 2018.Söderlund was previously an executive at Battlefield developer DICE and Electronic Arts.
Apple has identified a serious issue with a “very small number” of 2018 MacBook Air laptops that requires the replacement of the main logic board, 9to5Mac reported on Sunday, citing internal documents from the company.According to 9to5Mac, the issue has been tracked down to “Retina, 13-inch, 2018 MacBook Air models with certain serial numbers,” with Apple Store and authorised repair staff instructed to replace logic boards in the qualifying units for free.Apple mentioned in the document that the issue has to do with “power” without going into further detail, the site wrote, though online searches show user reports of the affected models “not able to power on at all.” It’s not clear whether those reports necessarily refer to the issue at hand here, given the vague description.Apple hasn’t yet listed the issue on its dedicated exchange and repair extension program website, though 9to5Mac noted it does not always do so when there isn’t a large-scale problem with a product.The documents state that Apple will contact impacted customers directly via email and that the repair program will run for four years, while those that think they are experiencing the issue can go to an Apple Store or other authorised repair outlet for a look.Apple has had a string of unfortunate issues with its laptops as of late.
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The japanese spelkoncernen Nexon is raising its stake in the start-up of the Swedish gaming company will Embark Studios.that Nexon is paying just under 900 million of the 32.8 per cent of the company, we are currently working on their first game title, and a platform for game creation.the Transaction values the eight-month-old gaming company, to 2.7 billion euro per year.Nexon is now the majority owner of the Embark, with more than 66 per cent of the shares in the company's press release.On the other storägaren is the founder of Patrick Söderlund, who spent many years in the speljätten Electronic Arts (ea), and is now sitting in a Nexons the board of directors.”the Embark has made incredible progress on their projects in a short period of time,” said Nexons ceo, Owen Mahoney, said in a statement.
The San Francisco Pride Board of Directors will allow Google employees who wish to protest the company's LGBTQ+ policies to march as part of an official presence at Sunday's parade.Google employees had called on the board to ban Google's official contingent to the Pride parade, but that request was denied.Earlier this week, employees learned that protesting against the company's LGBTQ+ policies while a part of its official parade contingent would be considered a violation of Google's communications policy.Googlers who want to protest their employer's LGBTQ+ policies at this weekend's San Francisco Pride Parade will now have the opportunity to do so.According to a Medium post on Friday from the group "Ban Google From Pride," the SF Pride Board of Directors will allow Google employees to march in the parade in an official capacity as guests of an existing group, known as the "Resistance Contingent.""We are disappointed that San Francisco Pride will not be revoking Google's sponsorship, nor removing the company's official contingent from the parade," the Google employees wrote.
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A Facebook contractor was fired after posting Bruce Springsteen songs on Facebook's internal forum to protest working conditions, according to The Washington Post.Facebook is facing increasing calls to take better care of its contractors, especially moderators whose working conditions and mental health have been the focus of recent media reports.The contractor said when he was fired, he was told his choice of lyrics was considered a safety issue for the company.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.A Facebook contractor was fired for posting lyrics from Bruce Springsteen, The Clash, and Gil Scott Heron to protest how the company treated third-party workers, The Washington Post reports.The Austin-based contractor posted the lyrics amid rising tensions between the company and its contract workers, as media reports surfaced about Facebook moderators being underpaid and suffering mental health issues from sifting through the deep river of disturbing content on the platform.
Zuckerberg said that the company’s policy team is currently considering it: “There is a question of whether deepfakes are actually just a completely different category of thing from normal false statements overall, and I think there is a very good case that they are.”Facebook can’t protect against election interference alone.Zuckerberg was rightly critical of the US government’s extremely weak response to Russian attacks leading up to the 2016 election, saying:”One of the mistakes that I worry about is that after 2016 when the government didn’t take any kind of counteraction.Facebook has suggested up to 40 members on the initial Board, which would be global in nature and organized to operate and decide on cases in panels.Just one problem: Despite their professed concerns with Facebook, both senators’ campaign websites—sherrodbrown.com and joshhawley.com—have an invisible piece of Facebook technology, called a pixel, that tracks when anyone visits their homepages and shares this information with Facebook.
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