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Your digital identity has three layers, and you can only protect one of them

February 5th, 2019 at 3:06 am » Comments Off

Your online profile is less a reflection of you than a caricature. Whether you like it or not, commercial and public actors tend to trust the string of 1s and 0s that represent you more than the story you tell them. When filing a credit application at a bank or being recruited for a job, […]



Kakao Pay passes 20 trillion won transaction mark for 2018

January 29th, 2019 at 12:33 pm » Comments Off

Chat giant Kakao’s mobile payment app surpassed 20 trillion won, or $17.7 billion, in transactions during 2018, cementing itself as the undisputed sector leader in South Korea.



Millions of Chinese tourists are spurring the growth of mobile pay overseas

January 29th, 2019 at 12:27 pm » Comments Off

Just as overseas luxury stores have hired Mandarin-speaking staff to serve Chinese tourists, more tourist destinations may feel the need to accept Chinese mobile payment such as Alipay and WeChat Pay. Three-fourths of supermarkets and convenience stores in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand now accept Chinese mobile payment, according to a Nielsen survey released Monday in […]



How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

January 25th, 2019 at 1:22 pm » Comments Off

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg. In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a particular subject will no longer […]



Retailers rethink physical stores as click-and-collect catches on

January 24th, 2019 at 12:30 pm » Comments Off

Buy online, pick-up in store is often heralded as the future of retail: Customers shopping on their own terms, as efficiently as possible. But it might end up being a bigger lift than expected for retail stores. Large retailers like Target, Walmart, Kroger and Home Depot are using store pickup to cut delivery costs, encourage […]



Rise of foreign stars in Chinese social media marks the beginning of a new trend

January 6th, 2019 at 1:44 am » Comments Off

China’s internet celebrity economy has expanded exponentially in recent years. According to a report released by iResearch, the number of online celebrities in China with more than 100,000 followers has increased by 57.3 percent since 2016. With a single embedded ad in a WeChat post worth up to $145,000 USD for influencers with dedicated followings, […]



How this 7- year old made $22 million playing with toys

December 13th, 2018 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

Seven-year-old Ryan of YouTube fame has made it offline, too. The mini mogul now has a collection of toys and apparel sold at Walmart stores nationwide. Ryan of Ryan Toysreview really isn’t that different from any other first grader. The 7-year-old loves trains and cars; he giggles over Disney characters; he builds entire civilizations with […]



Elon Musk receives FCC approval to launch over 7,500 satellites into space

December 5th, 2018 at 12:45 pm » Comments Off

The FCC this week unanimously approved SpaceX’s ambitious plan to launch 7,518 satellites into low-Earth orbit. These satellites, along with 4,425 previously approved satellites, will serve as the backbone for the company’s proposed Starlink broadband network. As it does with most of its projects, SpaceX is thinking big with its global broadband network. The company […]



Google just launched new AI-powered algorithms

December 1st, 2018 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

Search engine now returns answers instead of just links. Training The Network Today, if you ask the Google search engine on your desktop a question like “How big is the Milky Way,” you’ll no longer just get a list of links where you could find the answer — you’ll get the answer: “100,000 light years.” […]



Google Earth’s New Feature Brings the Entire Planet to Life

November 27th, 2018 at 11:28 am » Comments Off

The new feature allows users to take virtual, interactive tours of the world. Via Futurism



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