The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) will see the planet's political and business elites descend on the Swiss city of Davos this week. The Local takes a closer look. What’s the WEF? The WEF was set up in 1971 in Geneva by social entrepreneur Klaus Schwab. Independent and not-for-profit, it aims to bring political and business leaders together to help them collaborate on global challenges and find solutions. According to its 2017-18 annual report, the WEF’s revenue of 327 million Swiss francs (€288 million) went towards activities supporting engagement in the fields of digital economy, education, healthcare, IT, mobility, the environment and energy, among others. What happens at Davos? The WEF’s glitzy annual meeting, which runs from Tuesday to Friday this week, is being held for the 49th year. The gathering sees itself as the “foremost creative force for engaging the world’s top … [Read more...] about Davos 2019: What you need to know about ‘the world’s most exclusive business bash’
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Android Auto has been around for a number of years. Announced in 2014, Android Auto first made its appearance in third-party head units, such as some from Pioneer, with a number of car manufacturers confirming they would be offering it in the future.The car market moves a lot slower than the smartphone market and since Android Auto's inception, you've probably got through several phones, without ever seeing Android Auto in action. But integration of Android Auto is now widespread in cars from major brands - as well as running as a standalone app on phones for those who can't connect to a car.We've used Android Auto on a lot of cars and here's everything you need to know about it.What is Android Auto?Android Auto is exactly what it sounds like: it's Android for driving. The important thing to understand about Android Auto is that it runs on your phone, connected to your car. In most cases, all the car does is display the Android Auto interface and allow interaction, while all the heavy … [Read more...] about Android Auto explored: Tips, tricks and everything you need to know
Apple will roll out its latest batch of iPhone models -- a trio of iPhone XS -- that aim to fuel an upgrade cycle and keep the company's ecosystem of customers, software developers, and creative pros happy. Here's a look at the moving parts and things to know ahead of Apple's keynote Wednesday at 1pm ET. (Also, here's how to watch it.)iPhone XS will be the headlinerApple's iPhone XS is the headliner of the company's fall product portfolio shindig, but the trio of devices highlights an incremental upgrade year. So much about the latest batch of iPhones has been leaked already. For instance, there will be three new iPhone models and every one of them crib the iPhone X design. The screen sizes will reportedly go up to 6.5 inches. Apple will also launch a cheaper version of the iPhone X that has an LCD screen and a lower price tag -- think $799-ish. Add it up and Apple is checking off the iPhone boxes to keep you upgrading and subscribing to services in the company's ecosystem. Also: New … [Read more...] about Apple’s iPhone XS: 9 things you need to know before the keynote
If you've been on the fence about whether or not to sign up for Amazon Prime, there's a lot more to the program than you may have realized. It's more than just a way to get items shipped two-day without having to pay (though, that's a pretty cool perk), you can also stream movies and music, borrow books, and a whole lot more. Here's everything you need to know about Amazon Prime. What's new with Amazon Prime? July 1, 2018: Amazon Prime Day 2018 is July 16! Starting at the wee-hours of the morning and lasting for 36 hours, Amazon will unload as much of its inventory as possible through its annual Prime Day offerings. You'll get discounts on items as high as 80% off. You don't have to wait until July 16 to get started with the great deals, though. Amazon has already begun drastically dropping the price of some items to get us in the mood to spend. You can find out everything you need to know about Prime Day at our sister site, Android Central. Amazon Prime Day 2018: Best Deals and … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime: Everything you need to know!
Video: Why Amazon is the world's most innovative tech company - for now If you regularly shop on Amazon, whether as a consumer or a small business owner or an employee at a business, it's worth checking out Amazon's membership programs, like Amazon Prime and Amazon Business, both of which include some nice benefits that are hard to ignore. Read also: Amazon Prime Day 2018: How and when to find the best deals To make that process easier for you, we've gathered everything you need to know in this in-depth guide. Honestly, those of you who want to know more about Amazon as a whole, should read this as well, because Amazon Prime is essentially the heart of the e-commerce giant, and Amazon Business brings Prime-like benefits to businesses of any size.What is Amazon Prime? Amazon offers a monthly subscription service to its shoppers called Amazon Prime. If you subscribe, you become a Prime member and immediately get access to perks like free two-day shipping on eligible … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime vs Amazon Business: Everything you need to know