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11Feb/22

Connectivity Unleashed: MWC22 Barcelona Reveals Event Highlights

Today at a press conference in Barcelona, the GSMA revealed event highlights for MWC22 Barcelona. The show theme, Connectivity Unleashed, explores 5G Connect sponsored by Salesforce, Advancing AI, Internet of Everything, CloudNet sponsored by Kyndryl, FinTech, and the Tech Horizon. Continue reading

07Feb/22

EXPLAINER: What is ‘net zero’ and why does it matter?

BARCELONA, Feb 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Alongside a growing number of countries, hundreds of companies, big and small, have made commitments to cut their climate-changing emissions to net zero in the coming decades.

But what do those promises really mean in practice? Continue reading

07Feb/22

Lightspeed Announces Direct Selling and Advertising on TikTok via Ecwid

Lightspeed Commerce Inc. (NYSE: LSPD) (TSX: LSPD), the one-stop commerce platform for merchants around the world to simplify, scale, and create exceptional customer experiences, today announced that Lightspeed eCommerce merchants using the recently acquired Ecwid integration can sell to consumers directly through TikTok. Continue reading

04Feb/22

OPINION: Sun, sea and sandboxes: What are crypto innovators testing in the Pacific?

4 February 2022 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — In normal times, the Pacific nation of Palau was a magnet for tourists. Palau’s population of 18,000 welcomed around 100,000 Yachties each year in search of remote un-spoilt beaches and pristine reefs. To protect the oceans for scuba diving tourists, most of Palau’s waters were designated off-limits for commercial fishing. Pre-covid, all of Palau’s eggs were in the tourism basket. Today, facing prolonged covid restrictions, that basket is empty, and Palau’s cash is drying up. Continue reading

04Feb/22

80% of Critical Infrastructure Organizations Experienced Ransomware Attacks Last Year

Claroty, the security company for cyber-physical systems (CPS) across industrial, healthcare, and enterprise environments, today released a new report, revealing that 80% of critical infrastructure organizations experienced a ransomware attack in the last year, with an equal number reporting that their security budgets have risen since 2020. Titled “The Global State of Industrial Cybersecurity 2021: Resilience Amid Disruption,” the report is based on an independent global survey of 1,100 information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) professionals who work in critical infrastructure sectors, exploring how they have dealt with the significant challenges in 2021, their levels of resiliency, and priorities moving forward. Continue reading

03Feb/22

Barclays announces strategic partnership with global corporate venture builder Rainmaking to drive FinTech innovation

Barclays today announced that Rainmaking, a leading corporate venture builder, has been chosen as an innovation partner. With the support of Rainmaking, Barclays will launch a new suite of initiatives targeted at FinTech founders across the globe, from early-stage to scale-up and beyond, to help grow and develop their companies. Continue reading

03Feb/22

Splitit finds over half of UK credit card holders plan to use Buy Now, Pay Later in 2022

Today Splitit (ASX:SPT, OTCQX:SPTTY), the company empowering shoppers to use their credit cards to pay in instalments, shares new data which reveals the majority of UK credit card users are planning to use Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL)1 services as a smarter way to manage their finances. Continue reading

01Feb/22

FEATURE FILM ‘EQUIANO.STORIES’ TO PREMIERE ON INSTAGRAM FEB. 16

Award-winning film studio Stelo Stories and the DuSable Museum of African American History, the nation’s oldest independent museum of Black history, today announced the release of the trailer for the new vertical film titled “Equiano.Stories.” (Watch the trailer here.) Set to premiere Feb. 16 exclusively to followers of @Equiano.Stories on Instagram, the feature film brings to life the memoir of Olaudah Equiano, who was kidnapped and enslaved as a young boy in West Africa in 1756. Continue reading

31Jan/22

Avast Q4/2021 Threat Report: Log4j opening doors for new attacks while ransomware and RAT attacks on decline

Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy released its Q4/2021 threat report today, revealing an immediate exploitation of the Log4j vulnerability by coinminers, RATs, botnets, ransomware, and APTs, in December putting CISO departments under pressure. Furthermore, Avast’s threat researchers observed the revival of the Emotet botnet, and a 40% rise in coinminers, posing risks for consumers and businesses alike. The Q4 findings likewise show an increase in adware, technical support scams on desktop, and subscription scams and spyware on Android devices, targeting consumers. At the same time, Avast saw less ransomware and remote access trojan (RAT) activity. Continue reading