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Building Bridges in the World of Digital Manufacturing

The rapid advance of digital technologies has had profoundly positive impacts on the human condition, yet the gains have not always been distributed equitably. When it comes to access to current information and communications technology, for example, it’s still very much a world of haves and have nots. Just consider this finding: Almost half of the world’s population is still without Internet access.

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is working to bridge this “digital divide,” in part by facilitating collaboration among organizations in the public and private sectors to accelerate digital transformation around the world. That’s a key goal of the UN-backed Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS).

GMIS was established in 2015 to build bridges among manufacturers, governments, multilateral organizations, technologists, the research community and investors, in order to harness the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s transformative potential for inclusive and sustainable industrial development. A joint initiative between

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Russians tend to insure Chinese, Korean smartphones more often this year – Business & Economy

MOSCOW, August 18. /TASS/. Russians tend to insure their smartphones by Chinese and Korean producers more often this year, according to a study by Sberbank Insurance, a subsidiary of Sberbank, obtained by TASS. The price of most often insured phones varies from 12,000 ($164) to 14,000 rubles ($191).

This year, Honor became the “most insured” smartphone brand: 35% of the total amount of insurance purchased for this gadget. Most often users insured their Honor 9X model (6.7%).

Korea’s Samsung is the second most popular brand (22%) on the list. The Samsung A10 model is the most dear to their owners: it accounted for 6.6% of purchased insurance contracts.

One fifth (21%) of insurance contracts are concluded for Chinese smartphones under the Xiaomi brand. The most popular model is Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T (6% of purchased insurances), according to the study.

If in 2019, Russian phone owners insured mainly Apple and

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