What Really Brought Down the Boeing 737 Max? Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature Malfunctions caused two deadly crashes. But an industry that puts unprepared pilots in the cockpit is just as guilty. Credit Credit Photo illustration by Matt Dorfman Supported by ByWilliam Langewiesche Sept. 18, 2019, 5:00 a.m. ET On Oct., 29, 2018, Lion Air Flight 610 taxied toward the runway at the main airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, carrying 189 people bound for Bangka Island, a short flight away. The airplane was the latest version of the Boeing 737, a gleaming new 737 Max that was delivered merely three months before. The captain was a 31-year-old Indian named Bhavye Suneja, who did his initial flight training at a small and now-defunct school in San Carlos, Calif., and opted for an entry-level job with Lion Air in 2011. Lion Air is an aggressive airline that dominates the rapidly expanding Indonesian market in … [Read more...] about What Really Brought Down the Boeing 737 Max?
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WorldChina Companies In the summer of 2010, Jeff Immelt, then the CEO of General Electric, sat on one of the private planes at his disposal, headed to a conference of Italian business executives in Rome. He had just come from meetings in Shanghai and Beijing, and was in a sour mood. GE had spent years—and invested millions - in China, believing, like so many other Fortune 500 companies did, that it was the future: the largest and thus most important market in the world. The year before GE's sales there had been $5.3 billion.Now Immelt was losing faith. Growth in the company's key businesses, including power and medical imaging, had begun to slow from the levels GE expected. Government regulators, meanwhile, seemed increasingly hostile, holding up permits and increasing inspections of company facilities for what seemed like no reason. In Rome, Immelt let his fellow CEOS know what he was thinking. "I really worry about China," he told the group, according to several executives … [Read more...] about How America’s Biggest Companies Made China Great Again
Traditionally, developer conferences are meant to get developers fired up about building stuff on some tech company’s technology platform. These days it’s a little more complicated. I’ve already been to two of these events this year–Facebook’s and Microsoft’s–and I watched Google’s online. In 2019 the big keynote speeches that kick off these shindigs go something like this: Tech company CEO talks about not being evil, especially regarding privacy. Company exec announces new product/feature, then talks about how it protects user privacy. Repeat 1 and 2. You get the feeling these carefully crafted words aren’t just meant for the people in the room, and they’re not. They’re addressing multiple audiences. They’re talking to Washington. Trust in tech companies has eroded sharply in the past few years, and lawmakers are looking hard at ways of legislating how Big Tech can and cannot collect and use personal data. Big … [Read more...] about 3 Big Tech CEOs, 3 ways of spinning privacy
Exclusive PUBLISHED: 05:30 30 January 2019 Stuart Watson Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans speaks to chief football writer Stuart Watson. Picture: LAURA MACLEOD Archant Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans has given his first face-to-face, on-the-record interview with an independent media organisation – 11 years after buying the club. Here’s what he had to say to the EADT and Ipswich Star’s chief football writer STUART WATSON. Marcus Evans' interview with chief football writer Stuart Watson is his first face-to-face intervuew with an independent media organisation. Picture: LAURA MACLEODQ: Why speak out more now? You’ve done more with the club website over the last year. Why are you doing this interview with us now?A: I used to put something in the programme at least once a season, maybe twice. Then we did the video in the summer. I tried for those club interviews to be slightly no holds barred anyway. I said ‘look, if … [Read more...] about Marcus Evans big interview: Ipswich Town owner’s first face-to-face interview with independent media
Troy Wolverton, provided by Published 9:00 am CST, Sunday, January 20, 2019 Troy Wolverton/Business Insider Vint Cerf, one of the creators of the internet, said the network had two big flaws when he launched it. The internet didn't have room for all the devices that would eventually be connected to it, said Cerf, now Google's chief internet evangelist. It also didn't have any built-in security protocols. Even though both shortcomings proved problematic, Cerf's not certain he would have fixed them if he had to do it all over again. The internet was born flawed. But if it hadn't been, it might not have grown into the worldwide phenomenon it's become. That's the take of Vint Cerf, and if anyone would know, it's him. He's widely considered to be one of the fathers of the international network and helped officially launch it in 1983. When the internet debuted, Cerf, who is now a vice president at Google and its chief internet evangelist, basically didn't set aside enough … [Read more...] about The internet’s ‘father’ says it was born with two big flaws (GOOGL)