24 August 2019

  • Viu, Wattpad announce collaboration
    FAN fiction is not something to be dismissed. Anna Todd wrote After on Wattpad and it became an international sensation, with a billion reads on the site before becoming a best-selling book and a hit film. The movie opened No. 1 in 17 countries, going on to become the highest-grossing independent film so far for 2019. […]
  • UK to pressure social-media companies to fight anti-vax info
    By Danica Kirka / The Associated Press LONDON—Britain’s government plans to call a summit of social-media companies to discuss what more they can do to fight online misinformation about vaccines following a spike in measles cases. Although plans for such a gathering were still being worked out, Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed concern Monday at […]
  • Europe within China
    WE went to China and got a glimpse of Europe instead. Our recent trip to Shenzhen, China, had three highlights. First was the Huawei Developers Conference (HDC) where the HarmonyOS was announced. The next was our tour of the Huawei Production Facility and Huawei University in Dongguan, while the third will remain a secret—for now. […]
  • SAP posts positive Q2 growth due to strong cloud, software, other businesses
    AS more and more organizations shift to digitization, network security solutions provider SAP reported a double-digit growth in total revenue to €6.63 billion (International Financial Reporting Standards, or IFRS) in the second quarter of 2019, or 11 percent (non-IFRS) and 8 percent (non-IFRS at constant currencies) higher than the same period a year ago, on […]
  • Privacy questions as humans reviewed user audio at Facebook
    By Mae Anderson & Rachel Lerman / The Associated Press NEW YORK—Facebook has paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its Messenger service, raising privacy concerns for a company with a history of privacy lapses. The practice was, until recently, common in the tech industry. Companies say the use of humans helps improve […]

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