A former Amazon Alexa executive says the death of all websites is coming, and it could happen sooner than you think

A former Amazon Alexa executive says the death of all websites is coming, and it could happen sooner than you think

Forget stumbling through a customer-support page — the future of commerce won’t be found by surfing the World Wide Web. Soon many of the tasks we now do via websites and brand-specific apps will be handled through messaging and voice platforms like iMessage, WhatsApp, and Amazon’s Alexa, according to Alex Spinelli, the chief technology officer…

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone is resigning from the Labour Party

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone is resigning from the Labour Party

Ken Livingstone. Former London mayor Ken Livingstone is resigning from the Labour Party. The veteran politician has been under investigation over allegations of anti-Semitism, which he denies. In a statement, he said he was leaving the party because his suspension had „become a distraction,” and that he was „truly sorry” for causing „offense and upset…

The former Russian spy who was poisoned with a nerve agent in England has been discharged from the hospital

The former Russian spy who was poisoned with a nerve agent in England has been discharged from the hospital

Sergei Skripal in 2006. AP The former Russian spy Sergei Skripal has been discharged from the hospital after being poisoned by a deadly nerve agent, the UK’s National Health Service has confirmed. Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, collapsed in Salisbury, England, on March 4 after being exposed to Novichok, a nerve agent developed by the…

A former Facebook and Google exec explains why Amazon is a ‚silent assassin’ that could one day threaten Facebook

A former Facebook and Google exec explains why Amazon is a ‚silent assassin’ that could one day threaten Facebook

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Amazon is rumoured to be getting into the robot business. The online retail giant is quietly developing consumer robots that can help customers around the home, with a potential launch date of 2019, Bloomberg reported. According to one former senior executive at both Facebook and Google, the news…

Anbang’s former head jailed for 18 years

Anbang’s former head jailed for 18 years

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Wu Xiaohui was considered one of China’s most politically connected men The former head of China’s embattled insurance and financial giant Anbang has been jailed for 18 years for corruption and fraud. Wu Xiaohui admitted on state television in March to fraudulently raising billions of dollars from investors. He will…

Sir Alex Ferguson: Former Manchester United boss remains in intensive care

Sir Alex Ferguson: Former Manchester United boss remains in intensive care

Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge at Old Trafford between 1986 and 2013Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson remains in intensive care after having emergency surgery on Saturday for a brain haemorrhage. A United statement said the procedure „had gone very well” but there is no update on the 76-year-old’s condition. The Scot retired…

Former Facebook executive Joanna Shields tells us why she just became CEO of a $2 billion AI startup

Former Facebook executive Joanna Shields tells us why she just became CEO of a $2 billion AI startup

Joanna Shields is BenevolentAI’s new CEO. BenevolentAI Former Facebook and Google executive Joanna Shields has become CEO of BenevolentAI, a London drug discovery startup valued at $2 billion (£1.5 billion). Shields told Business Insider that she will temporarily relinquish her duties as a peer in the House of Lords to take on the position. It…

Zak Hardaker: Former Castleford Tigers full-back banned for 14 months after cocaine use

Zak Hardaker: Former Castleford Tigers full-back banned for 14 months after cocaine use

Zak Hardaker had joined Castleford from Leeds on a four-and-a-half-year deal in June 2017Ex-Castleford player Zak Hardaker has been banned for 14 months after testing positive for cocaine in the lead up to the 2017 Super League Grand Final. The full-back, 26, will not appeal against the punishment, which has been backdated to September when…

Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

Former first lady Barbara Bush listens to a patient’s question during a visit to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. AP Former first lady Barbara Bush died on Tuesday at her home in Houston at the age of 92 after suffering from the lung disease…