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Advertising in the pandemic: How companies used COVID as a marketing tool

At the start of the pandemic, consumers were bombarded with a new and hastily constructed form of advertising. In those "uncertain times," customers were promised, they could rely on their favorite brands for help......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgDec 1st, 2021

Industry watch: Taiwan publicly listed ICT firms 2021 revenues total US$939.9 billion, up 18.2%

Many industry sectors have been hit hard by COVID, but electronics and peripheral service industries have been thriving. According to Taiwan Stock Exchange, there were 395 IT companies listed on the main board, and another 406 IT companies on the ove.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News5 hr. 46 min. ago

Can Microsoft buy Activision? Here’s what may kill the deal

Microsoft announced that it plans to buy Activision Blizzard for nearly $70 billion, but the companies have a long road ahead before the deal closes......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News10 hr. 47 min. ago

Microsoft Teams walkie-talkie comes to Android and iOS

Microsoft Teams' walkie-talkie feature, which ensured easier communication for emergency workers during the pandemic, is now on Android and iOS......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News10 hr. 47 min. ago

COVID-infected hamsters in pet shop trigger animal cull in Hong Kong

Keep your hamsters inside, and don't kiss them, authorities warn. Enlarge / Workers with Hong Kong's Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department inspect the Little Boss pet store in Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News11 hr. 47 min. ago

S.African lions, pumas contracted COVID from zoo workers: study

Big cats caged in zoos are at risk from catching COVID-19 from their keepers, a study said Tuesday......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 18 min. ago

Conspiracy mentality around the globe tends to be particularly pronounced on the political fringes

Conspiracy theories have circulated at all times, in all cultures, and among all populations. They routinely appear in conjunction with major incidents, such as those that today take the form of terrorist attacks, the COVID-19 pandemic, and president.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 18 min. ago

Six-month Trial of a Four-day Working Week To Be Launched in the UK

More than 30 companies will take part in a trial of a four-day working week to "herald in a bold new way of working in 2022," researchers say. From a report: The global pandemic has impacted how long and where people work with Working From Home guida.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News18 hr. 18 min. ago

Respiratory viruses that hijack immune mechanisms may have Achilles" heel

One viral protein could provide information to deter pneumonia causing the body's exaggerated inflammatory response to respiratory viruses, including the virus that causes COVID-19......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News22 hr. 46 min. ago

Pandemic disruption to PhD research is bad for society and the economy, but there are solutions

Every year thousands of students enroll in Ph.D. degrees at universities in New Zealand. The government funds their degrees because the advanced knowledge and innovations they develop benefit our economy and society......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News22 hr. 46 min. ago

Warren Buffett says these are the best businesses to own — 3 examples from Berkshire"s portfolio

Warren Buffett says these are the best businesses to own — 3 examples from Berkshire's portfolioWhile we're constantly bombarded with confusing investment mumbo jumbo, we must never forget that, for the most part, companies  exist for one prim.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Support for populist politics "collapsed" during the pandemic: global report

Support for populist parties and politicians, and agreement with populist sentiment, has diminished during the pandemic, according to a "mega-dataset" taking in attitudes of over half a million people across 109 countries since 2020......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Supply chains feel green energy pressure from Apple, TSMC

While meeting net-zero carbon emissions goals by 2050 has become a globally important topic, meeting Apple's 2030 carbon-neutral goal for its supply chain is more immediately pressing for many semiconductor and electronics companies in Taiwan. TSMC p.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Compal sees overall production unaffected by COVID infections

ODM Compal Electronics has temporarily halted production at its plant in Pingzhen, northern Taiwan after two employees there were confirmed infected with COVID-19, but stressed the company's overall production capacity remains unaffected......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Partnerships vital as India"s Hero Electric targets multi-million output

To promote growth, the electric vehicle (EV) industry requires partnerships more than the traditional auto industry does, because of the nature of EV technology, according to Hero Electric, one of India's premier EV two-wheeler companies that's aimin.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Fourth Pfizer Dose Is Insufficient to Ward Off Omicron, Israeli Trial Suggests

A fourth dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was insufficient to prevent infection with the omicron variant of Covid-19, according to preliminary data from a trial in Israel released Monday. Bloomberg reports: Two weeks after the start of the trial o.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Pfizer and Moderna expect seasonal booster shots after omicron wave

Seasonal COVID boosters may be combined with flu shots in the future, Moderna says. Enlarge / EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - 2022/01/08: A vial containing Moderna COVID-19 booster vaccine at a vaccination centre. (credit: Getty | SOPA Images.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 17th, 2022

Omicron Surge Shows Signs of Easing in States Hit Early by the Fast-spreading Variant

Following weeks of soaring infections, the latest Covid surge is showing signs of slowing in a handful of areas hit earliest by the omicron variant -- offering a glimmer of hope that this wave is starting to ease. From a report: The U.S. has reported.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 17th, 2022

Spain Moves To Rein in Crypto-asset Advertising

Spain moved on Monday to regulate rampant advertising of crypto assets, including by social media influencers, tasking the stock market supervisor with authorising mass campaigns and making sure investors are aware of risks. From a report: The rapid.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 17th, 2022

Amazon halts plan to ban Visa credit cards in UK

Retailer delays implementation of policy as companies work on "potential solution." Enlarge (credit: Leon Neal | Getty Images) Amazon has halted a plan to ban customers using UK-issued Visa credit cards from this week, as the.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 17th, 2022

Get the COVID-19 booster shot, Apple reportedly tells staff

Apple has reportedly told its store and corporate employees to get the COVID-19 booster shot when eligible or face frequent tests for the virus......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 17th, 2022