How Digital Billboards Target Passersby (Hint: It’s Cellphone Data)

February 7, 2020 at 09:25PM More and more digital billboards are popping up around the U.S. Many are tracking us through our cell phones — similar to what happens online. Here’s a close look at one in Times Square. How Digital Billboards Target Passersby (Hint: It’s Cellphone Data)…

Emerge raises $20M to take its digital freight marketplace for truckers up a gear

February 04, 2020 at 02:30PM Trucking is currently the most popular mode of transporting freight in the US, accounting for around $12.5 billion of the $17 billion freight market, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. But with thousands of small and single-vehicle operators and legacy (often paper-based) systems underpinning communications, it’s also one ofContinue reading “Emerge raises $20M to take its digital freight marketplace for truckers up a gear”

EU tech regulator backs UK plans for digital tax, despite Trump threats

January 23, 2020 at 07:09PM Margrethe Vestager says EU will also tax tech firms who ‘create value but do not pay taxes’ The European Union’s leading tech regulator has thrown her weight behind the British government’s plans to press ahead with a digital tax despite threats from Donald Trump. Margrethe Vestager, the EU competition commissionerContinue reading “EU tech regulator backs UK plans for digital tax, despite Trump threats”

Cloud services provider DigitalOcean is laying off staff, sources say 30-50 affected

January 17, 2020 at 02:10PM After appointing a new CEO and CFO last summer, cloud infrastructure provider DigitalOcean is embarking on a wider reorganisation: the startup has announced a round of layoffs, with potentially between 30 and 50 people affected. DigitalOcean has confirmed the news with the following statement: “DigitalOcean recently announced a restructuring to betterContinue reading “Cloud services provider DigitalOcean is laying off staff, sources say 30-50 affected”

Bitcoin price suddenly surges to two-month high amid ‘digital gold’ debate

January 14, 2020 at 12:46PM Bitcoin’s 20 per cent rise in value in 2020 attributed to geopolitical tensions Bitcoin price suddenly surges to two-month high amid 'digital gold' debate … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Bitcoin price suddenly surges to two-month high amid 'digital gold' debate

Grieving in the digital era: Chips with Everything podcast

December 09, 2019 at 06:00AM Jordan Erica Webber looks at how Twitter’s plans to deactivate unused accounts raised a broader conversation around the intersection of technology and death Continue reading… Grieving in the digital era: Chips with Everything podcast … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Grieving in the digital era: Chips with Everything podcast

Tim Berners-Lee: Creator of the web reveals plan to stop internet turning into ‘digital dystopia’

November 25, 2019 at 09:31AM Plan is backed by companies including Google and Facebook Tim Berners-Lee: Creator of the web reveals plan to stop internet turning into 'digital dystopia' … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Tim Berners-Lee: Creator of the web reveals plan to stop internet turning into 'digital dystopia'

Camp Grounded Digital Detox returns after founder’s death

November 21, 2019 at 08:45PM Summer camp for adults and beloved tech-free weekend getaway Camp Grounded ground to a halt in 2017. Its big-hearted founder Levi Felix who’d espoused the joys of trading screens for nature walks was tragically killed by brain cancer at just age 32. Left in his wake was mourning community who’dContinue reading “Camp Grounded Digital Detox returns after founder’s death”

Microtargeting, bots and hacking: will digital meddling really swing this election? | Alex Hern

November 12, 2019 at 11:55AM After the 2016 US election, some fear online interference could create political chaos in the UK. The truth is more complex We’re now well into the “phoney war” period of the election – where on the surface all seems calm. Parliament has been prorogued, there have been a few earlyContinue reading “Microtargeting, bots and hacking: will digital meddling really swing this election? | Alex Hern”

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Faces Lawmakers’ Questions On Digital Currency And More

October 23, 2019 at 09:37PM Mark Zuckerberg is defending Facebook on Capitol Hill. Members of the House Financial Services Committee are grilling the CEO about the company’s plans for a new digital currency and other issues. Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Faces Lawmakers’ Questions On Digital Currency And More…

The digital welfare state: Chips with Everything podcast

October 21, 2019 at 06:00AM As part of the Guardian’s Automating Poverty series, Robert Booth looked at how and why the Department for Work and Pensions in the UK is increasing investment in testing artificial intelligence to assess benefits claims. He talks to Jordan Erica Webber about his findings Continue reading… The digital welfare state:Continue reading “The digital welfare state: Chips with Everything podcast”

‘Digital welfare state’: Big Tech allowed to target and surveil the poor, UN warns

October 16, 2019 at 08:30AM UN’s rapporteur on extreme poverty says in devastating account Big Tech companies are being allowed to go unregulated in ‘human right free-zones’ and not held accountable To read our entire Automating Poverty series, click here Nations around the world are “stumbling zombie-like into a digital welfare dystopia” in which artificialContinue reading “‘Digital welfare state’: Big Tech allowed to target and surveil the poor, UN warns”

Time: Facebook Officially Launches Libra, Its Digital Currency

October 15, 2019 at 01:53AM NEW YORK — Facebook officially moved forward with its plans Monday to create a new digital currency called Libra, despite several high-profile defections from the project and intense criticism from U.S. regulators and politicians. The Libra Association, the nonprofit that will govern the currency, officially signed on 21 charter membersContinue reading “Time: Facebook Officially Launches Libra, Its Digital Currency”

Europe’s recharged antitrust chief makes her five year pitch to be digital EVP

October 08, 2019 at 10:30PM Europe’s competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager, set for a dual role in the next Commission, faced three hours of questions from members of four committees in the European Parliament this afternoon, as MEPs got their chance to interrogate her priorities for a broader legislative role that will shape pan-EU digital strategyContinue reading “Europe’s recharged antitrust chief makes her five year pitch to be digital EVP”

The rise of digital fitness: can the new wave of high-intensity home workouts replace the gym?

August 19, 2019 at 10:00AM You can now have personal trainers in your headphones, or set up a mirror that beams classes into your home. The options are limitless. But can they ever beat the camaraderie of working out with other people? Chessie King whoops, flipping her ponytail out of her face. Her partner, MathewContinue reading “The rise of digital fitness: can the new wave of high-intensity home workouts replace the gym?”

Hooked On The Internet, South Korean Teens Go Into Digital Detox

August 13, 2019 at 05:25PM Online gaming and other digital activities cause problems in people’s health, relationships and studies. Government centers treat teen boys and girls who struggle to cut down on use of tech devices. Hooked On The Internet, South Korean Teens Go Into Digital Detox…

Britons break second £100m-a-week digital streaming milestone

August 08, 2019 at 02:09PM Digital video continues to power entertainment growth with gaming spend slightly up The streaming revolution has notched up another milestone with UK consumers spending more than £100m a week on digital entertainment services such as Netflix, Amazon, Spotify and Apple Music in the first half of the year for theContinue reading “Britons break second £100m-a-week digital streaming milestone”

Facebook’s Digital Money Plan Raises Stakes For China’s Cryptocurrency Ambitions

July 31, 2019 at 01:46PM Facebook’s plans for a new digital currency have sent Chinese monetary officials scrambling. Since 2014, China’s central bank has been looking into launching a cryptocurrency too. Facebook’s Digital Money Plan Raises Stakes For China’s Cryptocurrency Ambitions…

Galaxy Note 10: Samsung to ‘digitally unveil’ new phones and spoil their own official event

July 31, 2019 at 12:22PM Live stream of unveiling comes a week ahead of the official release date Galaxy Note 10: Samsung to 'digitally unveil' new phones and spoil their own official event … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Galaxy Note 10: Samsung to 'digitally unveil' new phones and spoil their own official event

Former Facebook Chief Security Officer On Election Security And Digital Threats

July 25, 2019 at 09:43PM NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks with Alex Stamos, director of the Stanford Internet Observatory, about efforts to shore up election security. Former Facebook Chief Security Officer On Election Security And Digital Threats…

What Facebook And Mercy Corps Can Gain (And Lose) From A Digital Currency Partnership

July 19, 2019 at 06:30PM Mercy Corps believes that the Libra currency, set to launch in 2020, could help funnel aid to the poor. But critics wonder why the charitable group has partnered with a controversial company. What Facebook And Mercy Corps Can Gain (And Lose) From A Digital Currency Partnership…