Category Archives: Internet

20Nov/22

An entire Pacific country will upload itself to the metaverse. It’s a desperate plan – with a hidden message

Nick Kelly, Queensland University of Technology and Marcus Foth, Queensland University of Technology

The Pacific nation of Tuvalu is planning to create a version of itself in the metaverse, as a response to the existential threat of rising sea levels. Tuvalu’s minister for justice, communication and foreign affairs, Simon Kofe, made the announcement via a chilling digital address to leaders at COP27.

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15Nov/22

Opera becomes the first browser to add built-in TikTok


Opera (NASDAQ: OPRA) is adding a built-in TikTok feature to the sidebar of its desktop browser. The integration is a result of the surge in popularity of TikTok among internet users as well as a strong demand for this feature: according to Opera’s research, the vast majority of TikTok users aged 18 to 35 who participated in the survey would like to have the platform integrated into their browser. Continue reading

08Nov/22

Milkman Last Mile Platform Now Available on SAP® Store

Milkman S.P.A. today announced that its Milkman Last Mile Platform is available on SAP® Store, the online marketplace for SAP and partner offerings. Integrating with SAP Transportation Management and SAP Commerce Cloud, the Milkman Last Mile Platform provides users with real-time updates on the status of delivery and rescheduling options. The user experience is enhanced with better delivery predictability. Continue reading

26Oct/22

CLAIRE’S LAUNCHES SHIMMERVILLE, AN IMMERSIVE DIGITAL WORLD, ON ROBLOX

Today, Claire’s Stores, Inc. debuts ShimmerVille, a transformative digital world to explore, work, play, shop and connect with friends. ShimmerVille is a completely original franchise which channels the influence of global online platform Roblox for immersive shared experiences and harnesses Claire’s purpose of empowering self-expression and personal style. With endless possibilities for engagement, Claire’s invites Gen ‘Zalpha’ into a virtual community space within the Metaverse. Continue reading

26Oct/22

IDTechEx Explore Key 5G Trends to Watch Out for From 2023 Onwards

5G commercial/pre-commercial services by frequency (2022)

Where does 5G stand three years after its first commercialization in 2019? Let’s start with the frequency band. The sub-6 GHz (3.5 – 7 GHz) and millimeter wave (mmWave, >24 GHz) bands are the two new bands among the spectrum covered in 5G. Despite the hype surrounding mmWave, according to IDTechEx’s “5G Market 2023-2033: Technology, Trends, Forecasts, Players” report, 53% of 5G commercial/pre-commercial services are actually based on sub-6 GHz, with mmWave accounting only for less than 10% of the market. The sub-6 GHz band is a popular choice because it finds a balance between providing excellent data throughput and being reasonably priced. mmWave, on the other hand, would be too expensive to implement on a broad scale due to the nature of short signal transmission and non-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) issues (more base stations are required!). Continue reading

13Oct/22

Squarespace Refresh: Unveiling 100+ New Product Innovations and Features to Support the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs and Creators

Squarespace (NYSE: SQSP), the all-in-one website building and ecommerce platform, today announced Squarespace Refresh, an annual release of new product features and updates that empower customers to build their empires and transact online with a beautifully designed digital presence. Squarespace has long supported entrepreneurs, and is rapidly expanding its product portfolio to address their evolving needs by helping them streamline their presence, monetize their audiences and content, and scale their businesses. Squarespace is also introducing Squarespace Icons, a new campaign that pairs the brand with visionary creatives and entrepreneurs to design limited edition templates. The first collaboration available features an exclusive Fluid Engine template with multidisciplinary artist, Björk. Continue reading

05Oct/22

HFCL launches World’s First Open source Wi-Fi 7 Access Points at India Mobile Congress

HFCL Limited, the leading high-tech enterprise and integrated next-gen communication product and solution provider in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. launches world’s first Open source Wi-Fi 7 Access Points under its IO product line at India Mobile Congress, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi on 01 October 2022. Continue reading

01Oct/22

We’ve had the backlash against Big Tech. Now what?

David Carroll
Published: September 29, 2022 | Parsons School of Design

David Carroll is an associate professor of media design at Parsons School of Design at The New School in New York.

Thomson Reuters Foundation — On Sept. 13 an employee of Boston’s Northeastern University was injured when a package delivered to a virtual reality research lab exploded in his hands. Like a scene from a futuristic thriller, a note accompanying the bomb accused the lab of secretly working for Facebook and Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg in a plot to take over society through virtual reality. Continue reading

30Sep/22

As Mental Health Persists, Social Media Platform Rises to Meet the Challenge


The pandemic, societal and global issues, inflation and more are increasingly taking a toll on people’s mental health worldwide. According to Mental Health America, nearly 50 million Americans are currently experiencing a mental health issue of some kind, and one in four Americans ages 18 to 44 reported in a survey that they received mental health treatment in 2021-2022. With high demand and unable to find the assistance they need, many are seeking online communities and exploring alternative therapies for self-expression, including poetry. In recognition of World Mental Health Day, Monday, October 10, 2022, Poetizer, the next generation social media startup for poetry, is encouraging everyone to write some poetry. Continue reading

30Sep/22

‘Dark data’ is killing the planet – we need digital decarbonisation

Tom Jackson, Loughborough University and Ian R. Hodgkinson, Loughborough University

More than half of the digital data firms generate is collected, processed and stored for single-use purposes. Often, it is never re-used. This could be your multiple near-identical images held on Google Photos or iCloud, a business’s outdated spreadsheets that will never be used again, or data from internet of things sensors that have no purpose.

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