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Governments and observers across the world have repeatedly raised concerns about the monopoly power of Big Tech companies and the role the companies play in disseminating misinformation. In response, Big Tech companies have tried to preempt regulations by regulating themselves. With Facebook’s announcement that its Oversight Board will make a decision about whether former President …

So, you’ve started to learn Java programming and wonder how to make the learning process faster and boost your career prospects. While reading books and watching tutorials on YouTube is a significant part of honing a new programming language, it may not be still that effective without being accompanied by the hands-on part. Java practices, …

The hottest jobs for 2021 can all be done remotely, according to LinkedIn’s analysis of work trends in 15 countries. It predicts 150 million new technology jobs in the next five years. 84% of employers plan to expand remote working, according to a World Economic Forum report. The digital revolution means a career change for …

HP Inc. announced a definitive agreement to acquire HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company. The acquisition supports HP’s strategy to drive growth in its Personal Systems business, where gaming and peripherals are attractive segments. HyperX’s award-winning product portfolio spans a range of gaming peripherals, including headsets, keyboards, mice, mouse pads, USB microphones, and …

Dell Technologies announced an investment of US$50 million (approx. S$66 million) over three years since 2019 in the establishment of a Global Innovation Hub (GIH) in Singapore. Of that planned investment, US$23 million (approx. S$30 million) will be invested this year. Supported by Digital Industry Singapore (DISG), these investments will go towards accelerating developments in …

Data shows how wages have changed around the world. In many countries, wages have actually increased. Many developed countries have been able to offer wage subsidies. You can study the interactive version of this chart here.   Visualizing how COVID-19 impacted global wages In the years leading up to the pandemic, annual global wage growth was …

Agriculture’s impact on the planet is massive and relentless. Roughly 40 per cent of the Earth’s suitable land surface is used for cropland and grazing. The number of domestic animals far outweighs remaining wild populations. Every day, more primary forest falls against a tide of crops and pasture and each year an area as large …

92 million people are benefitting from programmes designed to improve the income of the world’s poorest households, a World Bank study has found. 700 million people are living in extreme poverty, which means surviving on less than $1.90 a day. It’s expected the pandemic will push an additional 100 million more people into extreme poverty. …

Most new businesses don’t make it. In fact, 74% of startups that try to scale too quickly fail, according to a 2011 study by The Startup Genome. Scaling your startup for long-term success is critical. But when is the best time to scale, and what is the best way to do it? “Frequently, the difference …

COVID-19 has highlighted society’s reliance on digital connectivity, whilst exposing the access inequalities of developing countries. The tech industry is uniquely positioned to broaden digital access through 5G cloud-based storage solutions which could significantly lower the cost of devices. The Edison Alliance, a joint initiative between Verizon and the World Economic Forum, aims to prioritize …