A look at the world’s submarine cable systems that power the internet, including connectivity in Philippines

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The two big telecommunication companies in the country were included among the most improved internet providers of 4G availability in the world despite the still slow internet speed compared to other countries.

UK-based Opensignal Ltd. listed Smart Communications and Globe Telecommunications in the roster of the top 30 mobile network operators in the world that improved its services in terms of 4G internet connections and video experience.

The report was based on the mobile network experience between the first six months of 2019 and the first half of 2020. It has four critical measures: video experience, download speed experience, upload speed experience and 4G availability.

The average proportion of users that used the 4G of PLDT’s wireless arm Smart grew by 17.9% and Globe’s scores for video experience increased by 32.7% and for download speed by 24.5%.

Opensignal described these scores as “comfortably above the global

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County board referral targets local ‘digital divide’

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SALINAS — In the wake of the viral social media image of two young girls sitting on the ground outside a Salinas Taco Bell to access the internet for school, two Monterey County supervisors are calling for the county to lead a wide-ranging effort aimed at closing the “digital divide” for all county residents.

A referral submitted by Board of Supervisors chairman Chris Lopez and County Supervisor Luis Alejo on Tuesday seeks a collaborative effort between the county, local school districts, area cities and community partners to address the issue, including advocacy for solutions at the state and federal levels.

The digital divide refers to the difference in internet access between disparate communities and people based on the adequacy of both internet connectivity and available digital devices. It has come into starker focus during the COVID-19 pandemic including concerning distance learning and students.

Alejo noted the attention generated by

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Computer Animation and Modeling Software Market Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecasts 2020-2029: Google, Apple Inc and Autodesk

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Aug 31, 2020 (MarketResearch.biz via Comtex) —
: The Computer Animation and Modeling Software market research study delivers deep insights into the various industry segments based on end-use, types, and geography. The report provides a basic introduction of the Computer Animation and Modeling Software industry which includes its definition, applications, and manufacturing technologies. The analysis report on the Computer Animation and Modeling Software market includes both qualitative as well as quantitative details that exclusively concentrating on the different parameters such as risk factors, difficulties, technical developments, new opportunities available in the Technology industries.

The worldwide market that compares to the Computer Animation and Modeling Software market size, share, increase factor, key vendors, revenue, product demand, sales size, quantity, cost structure, and new development in the Computer Animation and Modeling Software Market. It provides a comprehensive analysis of

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Cosmose AI raises $15 million to track in-store shoppers using smartphone data

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Location data analytics provider Cosmose AI today announced it raised $15 million in a funding round valuing the company at over $100 million. A spokesperson told VentureBeat the capital will be used to drive customer acquisition and product R&D.

Keeping apprised of shopping trends online is straightforward enough — whole categories of startups achieve this with modeling. But what about when that shopping takes place in-store? Despite (or perhaps because of) the pandemic, physical store brands see tracking the behaviors of mall, outlet, and department shoppers as of critical importance because of its potential to boost engagement (and sales).

To meet demand, in 2014, Miron Mironiuk founded Cosmose within a startup program hosted by venture capital firm Founders Factory. Brands like LVMH, Richemont, Walmart, L’Oreal and Samsung already use the company’s tools to track visitors’ habits and target them with online ads via WeChat, Weibo, Facebook, Google, and over 100

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Nokia ranked No. 1 again in telecom software, services

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Nokia ranked No. 1 again in telecom software, services

17 September 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia has been ranked again as the top telecom software and services provider by market share, according to Analysys Mason, a leading independent global research firm. The ranking, in Analysys Mason’s latest annual report just published, reflects Nokia’s strategic progress in strengthening its software business.

Analysys Mason said the global telecom software and services market in 2019 grew about 1% to $66.9 billion, with Nokia’s share coming in at approximately $4.5 billion.

Nokia Software products are engineered for its cloud-native, multi-network, multi-vendor  Common Software Foundation and optimized for all the leading public cloud platforms to give operators wide operational flexibility. 

More broadly, Nokia’s portfolio leads in such high growth areas as virtualization, digital

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Why I’m a digital reactionary

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I was born in the house my father built, but it was ruled by my mother, Ann. It was 1998, and the analog world was crumbling in the face of the digital revolution. Most saw this impending shift as an accomplishment to be heralded. A few saw it as an inevitability to be managed. But Ann saw the digital age for what it would be—a siege upon the human psyche. 

Guided by raw instinct, Ann defended her children, launching into the breach with a crusader’s zeal. There was to be no TV on weekdays. Video game consoles were verboten. Computer time was strictly limited to two hours per week of Freddi Fish or similar CD-ROM games. Relative to my surroundings, to my friends who had Game Boys in their pockets and televisions in their rooms, my upbringing was austere in a way that felt personal. “Why me, why do I

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Amazon Drivers Say Smartphones-In-Trees Scheme Has Been Thwarted

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Amazon.com Inc. contract drivers have noticed a sudden change this week in how the company assigns delivery routes, a sign that it has found a way to prevent rogue operators from gaming the system to snatch orders first.

Bloomberg on Tuesday revealed that drivers were putting smartphones in trees outside Whole Foods and Amazon delivery stations in the Chicago area to get a jump on rivals. Drivers in Las Vegas and the Washington, D.C., area also reported spotting mysterious phones outside Whole Foods locations.

Several drivers in cities around the U.S. said they’re now getting more routes even when they’re several miles from Whole Foods locations, an abrupt change from the past several weeks when they said such work was scarce. One driver said the phones once placed in trees near a Chicago-area Whole Foods have disappeared, along with the people who lurked nearby. A driver in Tennessee who lives

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Revlon Sees Suit Over Flawed Software Rollout Tossed

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Law360 (September 18, 2020, 8:17 PM EDT) — A New York federal judge on Thursday tossed a proposed class action that alleged cosmetics company Revlon and its executives misled investors about problems with its new software, citing the “abundant disclosures” Revlon made about the flawed rollout.

In dismissing the suit, U.S. District Judge Rachel P. Kovner said investors didn’t show Revlon or its executives intended to deceive them about how poorly its new software was running and how it had hurt manufacturing operations, sales and, ultimately, stock prices.

Citing the many cautionary statements made before and after the software rollout, Judge Kovner said the “steady stream of warnings renders…

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Breaking News: Color World Announces Debut of the Color World App After its Online Concert Becomes Part of Music History

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Color Star Technology Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HHT) (the “Company”, “we” or “HHT”) officially broadcasted the Color World Online Concert to audiences around the globe via its official platform “Color World” at 9 pm Eastern Time on September 9th. The Color World Online Concert attracted over half a million viewers from mainland China and all over the world. Global Social media networks reached over 10 million hits.

More than ten international celebrities including Grammy-winning jazz guitarist Larry Carlton, “Pop Music Queen” Na Ying from mainland China, Hong Kong’s legendary singer George Lam, globally-renown pianist Wu Muye, R&B singer-songwriter Ashanti, among others, presented a music feast with remarkable international flavors. Combining showcase performances with proprietary tech tools, the event was equally memorable for moving vocals and masterful instrumentals as well as its sheer technological reach.

While the performers took center stage, investors saw yet another emergence of the future’s star economy of

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Centre to SC in Sudarshan TV Controversy

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'Leave it to Govt or Make Rules for Digital Media First': Centre to SC in Sudarshan TV Controversy

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‘Leave it to Govt or Make Rules for Digital Media First’: Centre to SC in Sudarshan TV Controversy

Digital media is “completely uncontrolled” and is rampantly tarnishing reputations of people apart from spreading venomous hatred and violence, the central government has submitted in the Supreme Court.

In its affidavit, the government stated that regulations on digital media is also a subject that should be examined by the legislature.

But if the apex court is persuaded to lay down guidelines for the mainstream electronic and print media, which the government said is not required, the court must start this exercise with ‘web based digital media’.

“In case this Hon’ble Court desires to travel into the wider issues then the issue in question, including particular series or a particular TV channel, it is absolutely inevitable to start with digital media,” underlined the affidavit.

It said the top court

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