We’re working to improve curbside access in Seattle as part of a national effort to develop new digital tools and provide data-driven insights

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TDPel Media

The situation While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about transportation infrastructure, curb space serves a vital role in our system for activities like package deliveries, passenger pick-ups and drop-offs, and other loading and unloading needs. As our city and region continue to grow, alongside increasing demand for deliveries during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the efficient use of curb space becomes all the more important. There are currently more than 5,000 different curbside loading zones within the city of Seattle, which residents and businesses rely on … Read More “We’re working to improve curbside access in Seattle as part of a national effort to develop new digital tools and provide data-driven insights”

IBM, Microsoft, Tesla, Nvidia and Stock Markets – Five Things You Must Know

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The Street

By Martin Baccardax Stock futures trade lower after last night’s stunning late-session rally; IBM shares leap after solid Q2 earnings, cloud revenue outlook; Microsoft earnings to put gaming, cloud divisions in focus; Tesla moves closer to investment grade rating after Moody’s boost and Nvidia shares slide after a report says its $40 billion Arm deal may be dead. Here are five things you must know for Tuesday, January 25: 1. — Stock Futures Lower After Stunning Late-Session Rally U.S. equity futures traded lower Tuesday, following on from a furious late-session rally on Wall Street that lifte… Read More “IBM, Microsoft, Tesla, Nvidia and Stock Markets – Five Things You Must Know”

When technology turns nature into art

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Relaxnews

Technology and environment are often considered occupying opposite positions but should they be? The answer is no, for the famous Team Lab collective, which has been working on a brand new digital exhibition. The event is ambitious: it intends to transform nature into art by means of the digital tools that have contributed to this group of artists’ worldwide fame.  Although our addiction to our screens and our need to reconnect with our environments seem to be born out of two opposing motivations, internationally renowned artists collective Team Lab is back to teach us how new technologies can… Read More “When technology turns nature into art”

Public needed to curb fake news

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The Bangkok Post

Fake news — either in the form of misinformation or disinformation — has contributed to social and political conflicts, and according to a recent report on by researchers under USAID, it has shaped public opinion in some Asian countries. While critics call on tech companies and governments to solve the problem, increasing digital literacy among the public is the best solution to fake news. The report, entitled “How Information Disorder Affirms Authoritarianism and Destabilizes Democracy”, has shed light on how certain actors are spreading misinformation online. If Thai netizens do not start pa… Read More “Public needed to curb fake news”

A good book to readKong

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Philippine Star

BUSINESS MATTERS (BEYOND THE BOTTOM LINE) – Francis J. Kong – The Philippine Star January 22, 2022 | 12:00am Ray Dalio’s latest book entitled “Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed or Fail” creates a stir. Dalio, today at age 72, is, of course, the celebrated billionaire founder of Westport, Connecticut-based Bridgewater Associates, the World’s largest hedge fund. His book would easily occupy the number 1 spot in my reading list. Many dislike him and the things he says in his book. Others respect him for his honesty and well-researched viewpoint. A few days … Read More “A good book to readKong”

Trudy Rubin: A look into the authoritarian Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin hope to create

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

I intended this column to focus on Elizabeth Economy’s important new book, “The World According to China,” which describes Xi Jinping’s vision for China’s future dominance in the World. This book is important because it illuminates the ways in which Xi’s China aims to shape a “radically transformed” international order — by force and by other means. But I have to take a short detour to comment on President Joe Biden’s disturbing slip of the tongue on Wednesday when speaking about a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine — because what happens between Moscow and Kyiv is bound to affect Xi Jinping… Read More “Trudy Rubin: A look into the authoritarian Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin hope to create”

This app was designed to help keep women safe when out at night

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Relaxnews

Hundreds of testimonies have recently been appearing on social networks denouncing cases of GHB intoxication and sexual assaults in bars and nightclubs all over Europe. In the UK, a start-up has created a new app to help stop this disturbing phenomenon. The Where You At start-up has designed an app with the ambition of helping women feel safer when they go out to a nightclub. It allows clubbers to stay in touch with their friends at any time during their night out, even if they have no network inside a bar or a nightclub.  The app relies on accurate “micro-location” and Bluetooth mesh networki… Read More “This app was designed to help keep women safe when out at night”

China wants internet giants to get approval for investments, fundraisings – sources

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Reuters

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s cyberspace regulator has drafted new guidelines that will require the country’s large internet companies to obtain its approval before they undertake any investments or fundraisings, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The proposed requirements from the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) will apply to any platform company with more than 100 million users, or with more than 10 billion yuan ($1.58 billion) in revenue, they said. Any internet firm involved in sectors named on the negative list issued by China’s National Development and R… Read More “China wants internet giants to get approval for investments, fundraisings – sources”

These podcasters are carrying African Languages into the new audio

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Global Voices

“Podcasting” by mikemacmarketing is licensed under (CC BY 2.0) While podcasting as a storytelling medium has grown exponentially since its birth in the 2000s, its uptake and consumption in Africa has been slow. Hampered by high data costs and an ever-increasing digital divide on the part of the listeners in a continent where internet access remains a privilege, the journey for African podcasters has been arduous as many seek to join this contemporary revival of oral storytelling traditions. Production costs which can range anywhere between USD 60–100 per episode are still prohibitive in most A… Read More “These podcasters are carrying African Languages into the new audio

Bulli Bai, Sulli Deals cases highlight rising communal misogyny in India

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Global Voices

Image via Pxhere. CC0 – Public domain. More than a hundred Muslim women in India woke up to find themselves up for auction on an app on the morning of January 1, 2022. The women were well-known lawyers, journalists, writers, activists and social workers who are prominent on social media. Their photos and images were reportedly lewdly edited and listed on a connection claiming the women were for sale. Ismat Ara, a journalist at The Wire, tweeted on January 1: It is very sad that as a Muslim woman you have to start your new year with this sense of fear & disgust. Of course it goes without saying th… Read More “Bulli Bai, Sulli Deals cases highlight rising communal misogyny in India”