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Payments, lending and neobanks rule fintechs in emerging markets, report says

Tech investments in emerging markets have been in full swing over the past couple of years and their ecosystems have thrived as a result. Some of these markets like Africa, Latin America, and India, have comprehensive reports by publications and firm.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchMay 6th, 2021

US Warns EU Against Anti-American Tech Policy

The US has warned the EU against pursuing "protectionist" technology policies that exclusively target American companies, ahead of Joe Biden's first presidential visit to Brussels. From a report: The National Security Council, an arm of the White Hou.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News4 hr. 15 min. ago

"Cyberpunk 2077" Returning To PlayStation Network on June 21

Sony will allow "Cyberpunk 2077" to be sold on its online PlayStation store starting June 21, the game's creators at CD Projekt Red said today. From a report: Sales of the buggy would-be blockbuster have been hit hard since Sony delisted the game sho.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 15 min. ago

The Android Messages App Now Offers End-To-End Encryption

Along with a string of new features across several areas of Android, Google is at last turning on end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for everyone in the Messages app. Beta testers have been able to use E2EE messaging since November. From a report: E2EE in.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 15 min. ago

Southwest Airlines Cancels 500 Flights After Computer Glitch Grounds Fleet

Southwest Airlines said on Tuesday it canceled about 500 flights and delayed hundreds of others after it was forced to temporarily halt operations over a computer issue -- the second time in 24 hours it had been forced to stop flights. From a report:.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 15 min. ago

Senate Confirms Progressive Tech Critic Lina Khan To Become an FTC Commissioner

The Senate confirmed President Joe Biden's nominee to the Federal Trade Commission, Lina Khan, the young progressive who helped launch a reckoning amongst antitrust scholars and enforcers, in a 69-28 vote. From a report: At 32, Khan will become the y.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News11 hr. 14 min. ago

Research papers that omit "mice" from titles receive misleading media coverage

There is increasing scrutiny around how science is communicated to the public, but what is the relationship between how scientists report their findings and how media reports it to the public? A study published in PLOS Biology by Marcia Triunfol at H.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 14 min. ago

Web Inventor Berners-Lee To Auction Original Code as NFT

Sir Tim Berners-Lee is auctioning his original source code for the web in the form of a "non-fungible token," as digital collectibles continue to fetch millions of dollars despite the recent sell-off in cryptocurrencies. From a report: The auction at.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News14 hr. 15 min. ago

Apple-Google Mobile "Duopoly" Faces UK Antitrust Scrutiny

Google and Apple face a sweeping probe into the "duopoly" power of their mobile ecosystems, in the U.K. antitrust watchdog's latest attack on Silicon Valley. From a report: The increasingly tech-focused Competition and Markets Authority opened a 12-m.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News14 hr. 15 min. ago

BenQ Materials, Cheng Mei report robust sales for May

Polarizer makers BenQ Materials and Cheng Mei Materials Technology have reported brisk sales for May, and they expect the current sales momentum to continue into the third quarter......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News22 hr. 15 min. ago

ASC 100: Digitimes identifies 3 major trends that will reshape global supply chains

Digitimes, an Asia-based premium source of tech supply chain information, undertook a six-month study on the financial reports of 4,725 publicly listed corporations across 11 countries in Asia and compiled its first annual report on the top 100 Asian.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News22 hr. 15 min. ago

Companies Push Employees To Prove They Are Vaccinated for Covid-19

Companies are stepping up the pressure on workers to get vaccinated -- not necessarily with mandates but with strong nudges. From a report: For months, many employers have attempted to coax workers into receiving a Covid-19 vaccine. Companies dangled.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Irish Police To Be Given Powers Over Passwords

Irish police will have the power to compel people to provide passwords for electronic devices when carrying out a search warrant under new legislation. From a report: The change is part of the Garda Siochana Bill published by Irish Justice Minister H.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

French Companies Admit Problems at Nuclear Plant in China

Unusual activity at a nuclear power reactor in China has drawn international attention, as two French companies involved in the plant acknowledged problems on Monday but said they could be handled safely. From a report: The companies were responding.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

The Apple Watch Series 7 will have a new design, report says

Some big features, like a blood sugar sensor, are at least a year away, though. Enlarge / The Apple Watch Series 6, which the new model discussed here would probably replace. (credit: Corey Gaskin) Like clockwork, Apple has released a new Appl.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

How do social media influence ethnic polarization?

Those who deactivated their Facebook profiles report a lower regard for other ethnic groups, and this effect was more prevalent among people living in more ethnically homogenous areas, shows a new study of users in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The f.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

NSA Leaker Reality Winner Released Early for Good Behavior

Reality Winner, a former NSA intelligence contractor who leaked a classified hacking report to the press in 2017, was released on Monday from prison for good behavior, her attorney said. From a report: Winner is not yet at large. She has been transfe.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Amazon Will Open Luna Cloud Gaming To Prime Members Later this Month

Amazon's new Luna game streaming service is offering no-invite access on Prime Day, June 21 and 22. From a report: During that time, Prime subscribers in most of the US will be able to start a 7-day Luna trial, and can now get discounts on a Luna con.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Google, Facebook, Amazon and Others Urge SEC To Mandate Regular Climate Reports

A group of seven tech companies urged the Securities and Exchange Commission to require businesses to regularly disclose climate-related matters to their shareholders. From a report: In a letter to SEC Chairman Gary Gensler on Friday, Google parent A.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Scientists Propose "Neuro-Rights" to Protect Brains From Future Manipulation

Slashdot reader AmiMoJo shares a report from Reuters: Scientific advances from deep brain stimulation to wearable scanners are making manipulation of the human mind increasingly possible, creating a need for laws and protections to regulate use of t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

A Massive Underwater Avalanche Lasted Two Days

Slashdot reader SysEngineer shares this report from the BBC: Scientists are reporting what they say is the longest sediment avalanche yet measured in action. It occurred underwater off West Africa, in a deep canyon leading away from the mouth of the.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021