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Explainer: Central banks eye digital cash to fend off crypto threat

FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) – The world’s largest central banks — and even some of the smaller ones — are toying with the idea of issuing digital currencies.

FILE PHOTO: Representations of the Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum and Litecoin virtual currencies are seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration picture, February 13, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

These would allow holders to make payments via the internet and possibly even offline, competing with existing means of electronic payment such as digital wallets, online banks or cryptocurrencies.

Unlike these private solutions, an official digital currency would be backed by the central bank, making it “risk-free” like banknotes and coin.

While most projects are still at an early stage, they have switched into higher gear in the past year after Facebook Inc FB.O announced plans to create its own virtual token and the COVID-19 pandemic boosted digital payments.

A group

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In return to digital media, Rev Asia wants to be a unicorn



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REV Asia Bhd is returning to the digital media space — a segment it exited in 2017 when it sold its then core business to Media Prima Group Bhd — with ambitions of being a unicorn company.

“Our aim over the next four to five years is to make the company the first true consumer internet unicorn — in terms of ringgit — on Bursa,” Patrick Grove, director of Rev Asia, tells The Edge.

Its target valuation of RM1 billion is rather lofty, given Rev Asia’s current market capitalisation of a mere RM27.6 million.

It is also five times more than the RM187.15 million in market capitalisation — the highest ever — achieved in September 2014.

Given the tough operating environment and prolonged global uncertainty, how achievable is Rev Asia’s ambitious target?

The group believes it can be achieved through mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

“We

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Digital gardens let you cultivate your own little bit of the internet

Beneath the umbrella term, however, digital gardens don’t follow rules. They’re not blogs, short for “weblogs,” a term that suggests a time-stamped record of thought. They’re not a social-media platform—connections are made, but often it’s through linking to other digital gardens, or gathering in forums like Reddit and Telegram to nerd out over code.

Tom Critchlow, a consultant who has been cultivating his digital garden for years, spells out the main difference between old-school blogging and digital gardening. “With blogging, you’re talking to a large audience,” he says. “With digital gardening, you’re talking to yourself. You focus on what you want to cultivate over time.”

What they have in common is that they can be edited at any time to reflect evolution and change. The idea is similar to editing a Wikipedia entry, though digital gardens are not meant to be the ultimate word on a topic. As a slower,

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Unregulated digital media can spark hate, terror: Govt to SC





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Digital media is completely unregulated and capable of spreading hate and instigating violence and terror, the central government told the Supreme Court on Monday, adding that if the top court was undertaking an exercise to regulate media, it should start with internet-based news outlets and not mainstream electronic media, which is governed by some checks and balances.

A web-based news portal or YouTube channel can be launched by anyone without any requirement of registration or clearance by the government, and does not face any geographical barriers, factors which the Centre said could harm the “fabric of the nation”.

“Any individual can start his own web-based channel by way of a YouTube channel and the only thing he needs is a desire to start and a smart phone which can be accessed by anyone. There is absolutely no check on the web-based digital media. Apart from

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Digital Marketing Definition

What Is Digital Marketing?

Digital marketing is the use of the Internet, mobile devices, social media, search engines, and other channels to reach consumers. Some marketing experts consider digital marketing to be an entirely new endeavor that requires a new way of approaching customers and new ways of understanding how customers behave compared to traditional marketing.

Key Takeaways

  • Digital marketing is the use of the Internet to reach consumers.
  • Digital marketing is a broad field, including attracting customers via email, content marketing, search platforms, social media, and more.

Understanding Digital Marketing

Digital marketing targets a specific segment of the customer base and is interactive. Digital marketing is on the rise and includes search result ads, email ads, and promoted tweets – anything that incorporates marketing with customer feedback or a two-way interaction between the company and customer.

Internet marketing differs from digital marketing. Internet marketing is advertising that is solely

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The IRC and tech partners launch digital initiative to combat misinformation for Venezuelan refugees and displaced populations in Colombia

  • The platform – InfoPalante – is the most recent instance of the Signpost project, which operates globally to provide life-saving information to vulnerable populations including refugees and people fleeing crisis.
  • Signpost uses context-appropriate social media channels to create two-way messaging with users, allowing the platform to adapt content contextualized to the community. Signpost has reached approximately two million users around the world.
  • Tripadvisor, Jigsaw, Zendesk, Nethope, and others are supporting the IRC in the expansion, providing critical financial support and in-kind expertise in technology and product design.

Today, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), with support from Tripadvisor, Jigsaw, Zendesk, and Nethope, launched InfoPalante, a digital platform to help displaced populations and Venezuelan refugees living in Colombia. Users will be able to access crucial information on civil and legal rights, jobs, and access to healthcare. The platform provides a detailed map of services and

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Why Digital Signage and Wayfinding Technology Are Critical in a Post-Pandemic World

This year we have faced a host of new challenges around the way we work and live due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Every component of our life, from work, to schools and universities, healthcare facilities to entertainment centers, all must find ways to adapt and overcome challenges to support the “new normal” while keeping the public safe and proactively mitigating health risks. Flexible and safe workplaces, learning spaces, and other public spaces must become agile and pivot as needs continue to change daily.

For systems integrators, installers, AV/IT managers, and others responsible for keeping technology working in buildings, remaining agile is especially critical. Fully remote companies and schools are still widespread, but in-person working, learning, and more continues to expand as buildings open fully or partially. Digital signage and wayfinding are an important part of how these buildings operate; they bring people together, communicate changes and important messages, streamline operational

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8 digital jobs you can do from home and be your own boss



a woman sitting at a table using a laptop: Being a solopreneur: 8 digital jobs you can do from home and be your own boss


Being a solopreneur: 8 digital jobs you can do from home and be your own boss

In a world where the internet is now used by more than 4.5 billion individuals or over half the global population, the online medium is undoubtedly bursting with new possibilities. Combine access to good speed Internet with adequate technical knowhow and a knack for business innovation, and you have the recipe for starting a solo digital business.

With the ever-restless millennial workforce always on the lookout for avenues that break the status quo, digital solopreneurs or people running solo businesses online are the next big thing!

The digital revolution sweeping the world has given us unprecedented access to people, ideas as well as marketplace. On one hand, the digital medium gives us access to a huge market or consumers, on the other hand it also makes it easier to find work associates and sell

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Smart Cities and Their Digital Assets

Smart city is a popular construction concept in recent years, yet regrettably the concept now focuses more on the technical construction of various information platforms and lacks attention to high-value content. The healthy development of the city in the future is worrying, especially as an extension of the information environment. What is the development benefit of the smart city for the city in the future? This is a problem worthy of attention to the prospect of the technology system.

Generally speaking, smart city refers to the integration of urban constituent systems and services with various information technologies or innovative ideas to enhance the efficiency of resource utilization, optimize urban management and services, and improve the quality of life of citizens. A smart city makes full use of the new generation of information technology in all walks of life in the city to build the advanced form of urban informatization based

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Digital World and its Fragility During Covid

Earlier parents asked their children not to be “addicted” to technology, teachers punished their students if caught carrying or using a device in school or classes.

Now, from children to adults to the elderly, “everyone seems to be addicted” to technology for different reasons. Children are using technology extensively for online classes, playing video games, doing homework, attending zoom birthday parties and celebrations, talking to their family and friends. Adults are using technology for more important activities like working from home, doing online shopping for essentials as well as non-essentials because we miss “those times and those things,” from food to clothes to work-related things. Not to forget a very important usage of technology by adults to socialise, to gossip, and to stay in touch with family, friends, and relatives.

Elderly people have also started toying with a phone, sometimes successfully making calls, at other times forwarding random messages to

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