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…

Tech Firms To Face Lawmakers Over Antitrust, Digital Currency

July 16, 2019 at 03:42PM Lawmakers in the Senate and House will question lobbyists and officials from Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple on an array of issues, including whether they’re so big they stifle competition. Tech Firms To Face Lawmakers Over Antitrust, Digital Currency …

Time: Facebook’s Digital Currency Plan to Face Questions by Congress

July 16, 2019 at 02:28PM (WASHINGTON) — Facebook’s ambitious plan to create a financial eco-system based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers, as it’s shadowed by negative comments from President Donald Trump, his treasury secretary and the head of the Federal Reserve. Congress begins two days of hearings Tuesday on the currency plannedContinue reading “Time: Facebook’s Digital Currency Plan to Face Questions by Congress”

Comscore raises $20M with an option to bump it to $50M, in a bid to rebuild its digital measurement business

June 24, 2019 at 04:16PM Comscore’s name is usually in the news because of its widely-cited research and stats around media traffic and other analysis charting digital consumer behavior. More recently, it’s been coming up for another reason: ongoing corporate upheaval and its tumbling stock price. Today comes the latest development in that story: theContinue reading “Comscore raises $20M with an option to bump it to $50M, in a bid to rebuild its digital measurement business”

Hong Kong’s digital battle: tech that helped protesters now used against them

June 14, 2019 at 06:51AM Wary of being tracked and targeted like activists inside China, protesters are keeping a low profile online In early June, Ivan Ip, 22, joined a public chat group on Telegram called “Parade 69”, named for a mass demonstration planned in central Hong Kong to protest a bill allowing for theContinue reading “Hong Kong’s digital battle: tech that helped protesters now used against them”

Digital Forensics Expert Weighs In On Doctored Video Of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

May 24, 2019 at 10:25PM NPR’s Audie Cornish speaks with digital forensics expert Hany Farid about a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which is being spread by conservative allies of President Trump. Digital Forensics Expert Weighs In On Doctored Video Of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi…

Digital assistants like Siri and Alexa entrench gender biases, says UN

May 22, 2019 at 12:27AM Female-voiced tech often gives submissive responses to queries, Unesco report finds Assigning female genders to digital assistants such as Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa is helping entrench harmful gender biases, according to a UN agency. Research released by Unesco claims that the often submissive and flirty responses offered by theContinue reading “Digital assistants like Siri and Alexa entrench gender biases, says UN”

The world is my office: why I chose to become a digital nomad worker

May 11, 2019 at 05:00PM From copywriters to computer programmers, people with online-based jobs are seizing the chance to take their work on their travels I dismissed the idea at first. Over a picnic in south London’s Brockwell Park last May my friend Tom asked whether I had ever considered leaving the UK behind andContinue reading “The world is my office: why I chose to become a digital nomad worker”

Crossing the digital picket line? Uber and Lyft offer discounts as drivers strike

May 08, 2019 at 08:35PM Drivers are shutting off apps in protest across more than a dozen US cities as Uber prepares to go public Uber and Lyft are offering riders and drivers discounts and incentives to use the app on Wednesday as drivers seeking better wages strike across the US. Uber drivers are shuttingContinue reading “Crossing the digital picket line? Uber and Lyft offer discounts as drivers strike”

Airbnb should be regarded as digital service provider, ECJ advised

April 30, 2019 at 04:04PM Legal opinion welcome by company facing French calls for greater regulation Airbnb has taken a step closer to avoiding onerous national regulations after an adviser to the European court of justice said the company should be regarded as a digital service provider. Maciej Szpunar, one of the ECJ’s advocates general,Continue reading “Airbnb should be regarded as digital service provider, ECJ advised”

Elaine Kasket: ‘There is no digital rule book for grief’

April 27, 2019 at 02:00PM The counselling psychologist and author of All the Ghosts in the Machine discusses one of the most contentious issues of our age Elaine Kasket is a counselling psychologist based in London. Her first book, All the Ghosts in the Machine: Illusions of Immortality in the Digital Age, examines the ethicalContinue reading “Elaine Kasket: ‘There is no digital rule book for grief’”

Xbox One S All-Digital Edition: Microsoft reveals new, disc-less version of console

April 16, 2019 at 10:23PM Buyers will receive price cut and free games in exchange for missing disc drive Xbox One S All-Digital Edition: Microsoft reveals new, disc-less version of console … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Xbox One S All-Digital Edition: Microsoft reveals new, disc-less version of console

Xbox One S All-Digital Edition: Disc-less new console to be released soon at cheaper price, reports suggest

April 15, 2019 at 12:35PM A new Xbox One console is expected to be announced imminently – and will be missing one important feature. Xbox One S All-Digital Edition: Disc-less new console to be released soon at cheaper price, reports suggest … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Xbox One S All-Digital Edition: Disc-less new consoleContinue reading “Xbox One S All-Digital Edition: Disc-less new console to be released soon at cheaper price, reports suggest”

Marketing tech vendors need to find right balance between digital and human interactions

March 29, 2019 at 02:26PM As I walked the long halls of Adobe Summit this week in Las Vegas and listened to the company’s marketing and data integration story, I thought about the obvious disconnect that happens between brands and their customers. With tons of data, a growing set of tools to bring it together,Continue reading “Marketing tech vendors need to find right balance between digital and human interactions”