Category Archives: Business

22Feb/21

Technology and media entities join forces to create standards group aimed at building trust in online content

A group of influential technology and media companies has partnered to form the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity (C2PA), a Joint Development Foundation project established to address the prevalence of disinformation, misinformation and online content fraud through developing technical standards for certifying the source and history or provenance of media content. Founding members Adobe, Arm, BBC, Intel, Microsoft and Truepic seek to establish a standardized provenance solution with the goal of combating misleading content. Read more

18Feb/21

McLaren unveils all-new, next-generation High-Performance Hybrid supercar – the McLaren Artura

McLaren Automotive, the British creator of luxury, high-performance supercars, has revealed the long-anticipated McLaren Artura today, marking the beginning of both a new chapter for the pioneering luxury supercar company and a new era in supercar technology and performance. Continue reading

16Feb/21

Vodafone Tests New Tech That Can Track Vehicles, Drones And Precious Cargo Remotely Within Centimetres

Autonomous trucks need to warn e-bikes of their presence to avoid accidents, first responders need to know the position of critical medical drones with pinpoint accuracy, and operators need to precisely locate precious cargo. Vodafone customers will have applications that do all that and more thanks to a new technology it is testing. Continue reading

Crypto Finance Group: Why Every Bank Will Need a Crypto Asset Strategy

ZURICH, Feb. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ —

We live in an age of digital disruption that has accelerated over the last year. Central banks are unleashing record levels of monetary stimulus, while technology continues to rapidly reshape our global economy. It has shown us that conventional thinking will not bring the answers for what lies ahead. In the midst of this change, crypto assets are emerging as a ‘safe-haven’ asset for institutional investors looking for alternative stores of value for their investment portfolios. Continue reading

11Feb/21

Generation Tackles Global Unemployment With BlackRock, McKinsey & Company, Microsoft Corp. and Verizon

Generation to transform employment systems, support new research, and serve 75,000 people over the next two years with $77 million in new funding and $50 million in in-kind resources

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Generation, the non-profit global employment organization, has secured $77 million in new funding and $50 million in in-kind resources from BlackRock, McKinsey & Company, Microsoft Corp., and Verizon, to accelerate its work in tackling unemployment across 14 countries around the world. This combined commitment will allow Generation to support people who face systemic barriers to employment — particularly young adult and midcareer workers — as COVID-19 continues to threaten jobs and global economic growth. Continue reading

10Feb/21

New Statesman enjoys digital subscription growth of 75% alongside a rapid rise in paid-for subscriptions as it pivots for future expansion

Thanks to significant investment and a focus on digital transformation, New Statesman sees highest paid circulation for 40 years, with subscriptions revenue also up 77% over three years. With the title set to launch a new website in the coming months.

LONDON, Feb. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — New Statesman has announced digital subscription growth of 75% in just one year, with subscription revenues also up 77% in three years following significant investment in its journalism and the launch of new brands and associated digital services. Continue reading

29Jan/21

Why 2020 has proved the power of female leadership


The year 2020 will go down in modern history as the year in which the power of female leadership was brought to the fore. 

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29Jan/21

Gemini research reveals 2 in 5 crypto investors in the UK are women

National survey finds 13.5% of UK population are current or previous investors in digital assets, up 152% from previous studies

LONDON, Jan. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — New data from Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange and custodian, presents the demographic profile of existing and potential crypto investors in the UK market. The results of a nationally representative survey of 2,000 respondents challenge certain long-held stereotypes about consumer engagement with digital assets, while reinforcing other past research. Continue reading

16Jan/21

Engagement Of Highgate Advisory Ltd As The GRZ Communication Advisor For The Debt Management Process

LUSAKA, Zambia, Jan. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — As part of Government’s ongoing process aimed at restoring Zambia’s public debt sustainability, it became necessary to engage a specialized communication firm with experience in debt restructuring related communication to ensure effective communication with all creditors and stakeholders. It is international best practice for countries restructuring their external debt to hire a financial advisor, a legal advisor and a communication advisor to assist in the restructuring process. The Government of the Republic of Zambia organized an international tender in line with the provisions of the Public Procurement Act: five international firms were invited to participate and three submitted their proposals. Continue reading