Tag Archives: Digital technology

31Jan/23

LootMogul, global sports metaverse company, expands in Europe through a strategic partnership with Six Sport, a leading global sports rights and marketing agency

Sports Metaverse company LootMogul is partnering with a leading sports marketing and commercial rights agency Six Sport, to support its strategic growth plans and expedite the adoption of blockchain gaming for sports organizations and athletes, delivering truly immersive sports fan experiences. Continue reading

27Jan/23

The spy clause and the end of anonymity

By Samuel Woodhams | Digital rights researcher and journalist

The long, turbulent history of UK’s Online Safety Bill can be traced back to 2017, with the publication of the Internet Safety Strategy green paper. Since then, the proposed legislation has gone through endless revisions, been delayed and, at times, looked like it might be dropped entirely. Continue reading

13Jan/23

Reclaiming privacy

By Samuel Woodhams | Digital rights researcher and journalist

Last week, WhatsApp announced a new proxy support feature that will help people stay connected during internet disruptions. The app is often targeted by government censors because messages on the end-to-end encrypted service can’t be intercepted, enabling people to organise protests and share critical information in private.
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25Oct/22

Premier League Moves Massive Trove of Match Video to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle CloudWorld — The Premier League, the world’s most watched domestic football league, has moved its immense historical content archive, with footage of every game played over the last 30 years, exclusively to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). OCI will support the Premier League’s ever-increasing broadcast quality levels and content storage requirements for years to come with storage volumes expected to reach three petabytes by 2025. Continue reading

12Oct/22

New Stellar Anchor Platform Bridges Businesses to the Blockchain and to a Global Network of Wallets and Exchanges

Today at Stellar’s 4th annual Meridian conference, the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF), the non-profit that supports the growth and development of the Stellar network, announced the launch of the Anchor Platform, an out-of-the-box solution that makes it easier and faster than ever for businesses to connect to the blockchain. In just three steps, companies such as banks and money transfer operators may access the Stellar network with reduced development cost and time. Continue reading

12Oct/22

Wayfair Selects Google Cloud in Shift from Hybrid Cloud to Unified Public Cloud Strategy

Google Cloud today announced that Wayfair (NYSE: W), one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home, has completed a full migration of its data center applications and services to the cloud, with Google Cloud as the foundation of its overall cloud strategy. The move helps the retailer increase business agility and technical innovation, handle burst capacity, and scale new uses of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for scenarios ranging from fraud detection to personalized customer outreach. Continue reading

06Oct/22

Largest Bank in the CEE Region to Enter Metaverse

It will be used as a laboratory to broaden experience and to test relevant technological solutions. According to Paweł Gruza, vice president of the management board of PKO Bank Polski managing the work of the management board, in the perspective of a decade, Metaverse may become such development impulse for the global economy as the emergence of a PC, Internet and smart phones in the past. 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

11Aug/22

Scam loan apps extorting Mexicans thrive in Google Play Store

  • Menacing messages, threats spiral along with debt
  • Legal loophole creates Wild West for lending apps
  • Complaints mount but regulators powerless to act

By Diana Baptista and Avi Asher -Schapiro

MEXICO CITY, Aug 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A week after Pedro Figueroa borrowed 10,000 pesos ($500) from José Cash, a popular Mexican lending app, the barrage of online abuse began.

A slew of WhatsApp messages swamped his phone, threatening harm – to him and his reputation – if he did not pay. Continue reading

13Jul/22

Startups eye metaverse, NFTs, to solve Africa’s economic woes

  • Startups target unemployment and governance issues
  • Founders launch virtual African nation, marketplace
  • Critics fear replication of continent’s inequalities

By Kim Harrisberg

JOHANNESBURG, July 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It might sound like science fiction, but a Nigerian-born tech entrepreneur thinks he has found a way for Africans to escape problems like inequality and bad governance – a virtual nation born online.
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