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OPINION: Passport to the metaverse? Learn from mistakes for a safer, virtual future

The future is here, and it is meta.

Jan 28 /Thomson Reuters Foundation/ – -Companies including Disney, Nike, and Walmart have recently filed patents to create virtual worlds , acquired companies specializing in virtual products and experiences and trademarked  digital extensions of their brands, indicating their confidence in the metaverse as the future of business. Continue reading

26Jan/22

Kahoot! launches a free Kahoot! EDU Support Program to empower all classroom heroes at schools worldwide

Kahoot!, the global learning platform company, announced today the launch of its new Kahoot! EDU Support Program for elementary schools. This program is designed to help teachers and school administrators keep their students connected and engaged in learning during in-person and remote learning. Continue reading

26Jan/22

More countries are regulating cryptocurrencies, fearing systemic risk from the volatile digital currencies

Jan 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged El Salvador to drop bitcoin as a legal tender, citing risks to the nation’s financial stability and consumer protection, joining a growing chorus of countries clamping down on private digital currencies. Continue reading

26Jan/22

BRAIN-CONTROLLED SMART ASSISTANTS, DISEASE-DETECTING MIRRORS AND DIGITALLY-CONNECTED TREES TO BECOME MAINSTREAM BY 2030, ACCORDING TO NEW VODAFONE STUDY

Connectivity and smart technology will fundamentally transform our experience of the world within the next decade, according to a new report launched today by Vodafone. The Connected Consumer 2030 (CC2030) report explores five key trends that will drive the future of connectivity, challenging head-on the impact of climate change, depleting natural resources and ageing populations. Continue reading

26Jan/22

Digital and Value Creation: Where Do European Banks Stand?

As traditional banks have been increasingly focusing on digital to help curb customer drain to neobanks, digital performance must also be assessed in terms of value creation. This includes better retention by improving the experience through on digital channels, as well as expanding banking and insurance products available through said channels to help grow NBI. Digital performance rating agency D-Rating’s 2022 “Digital Proposition” stream shows that this issue is already driving stakeholders. Continue reading

22Jan/22

REMADE Announces Request For Information to Turbocharge the U.S.’s Transition to a Circular Economy

The REMADE Institute, a 141-member public-private partnership established by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) with an initial investment of $140 million, today issued a Request for Information (RFI) to further accelerate the U.S.’s transition to a Circular Economy. Continue reading

21Jan/22

Equifax and Georgia Tech Announce Financial Inclusion Research Partnership

Equifax® (NYSE: EFX) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (“Georgia Tech”) have announced a new research partnership designed to develop new ways to reach underserved, underbanked and credit-rebuilding consumers. As part of this relationship, the Financial Services Innovation Lab at Georgia Tech will leverage anonymized Equifax data assets to further its innovative research designed to increase consumer access to credit and Equifax data scientists will provide hands-on data education to speed research time. The research partnership is designed to stimulate growth in fintech entrepreneurship in Atlanta. Continue reading

21Jan/22

Mphasis and CrossTower partner to develop a ‘Center of Excellence’ in Web 3.0 and Blockchain technologies

Mphasis (BSE: 526299; NSE: MPHASIS), an information technology (IT) solutions provider specializing in cloud and cognitive services, today announced its partnership with CrossTower, one of the world’s leading crypto exchanges, to build a Center of Excellence (CoE) focused on Web 3.0 and a series of blockchain based products that will be launched and traded on the CrossTower platform. Continue reading

21Jan/22

New AI solution to help homeowners recover faster from natural disasters

Tractable, the company developing artificial intelligence (AI) for visual assessment and disaster recovery, today launches AI Property, a new solution that assesses damage to buildings caused by hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters. Continue reading