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Daily Deals: Incredible Virgin Media TV and Broadband Bundle Includes 200Mbps Internet Downloads

Let me set the scene, you’ve managed to bag yourself a preorder for a PS5 or Xbox Series X/S, and you’re now eagerly awaiting the launch day. But, suddenly, you’ve realised that your gaming experience has been held back by slow downloads, laggy lobbies, and aggravating 60GB patches for too long. This becomes even more melodramatic if you’ve decided to go all digital this year as well.Poor broadband performance can really dampen that next-gen feel to gaming come November, so we’ve got an incredible deal for you to check out from Virgin Media right now. Including 200Mbps internet, over 100 TV channels, and a 5GB 4G SIM card, the Big Oomph bundle does live up to its namesake. Time to vanquish those overnight downloads and get back into the game.

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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).

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How Gaming Could Become The World’s Biggest Media Platform

Founder and CEO at Admix. Pioneer of “in-play.” Previously ran a hypercasual game studio before they were cool.

It’s a few minutes before midnight on April 23, 2020, a month after the lockdown started in most of Europe. But this doesn’t stop me — I am eagerly waiting in front of the biggest stage I have ever seen for a concert to start.

Suddenly, the stage in front of me lights up; huge holograms appear, and the music starts. Around me, 12 million people also start dancing to the beat. No masks, no social distancing. For a moment, it’s like we are in an alternative reality.

In fact, we are in an alternative reality.

My 12 million digital friends and I were not breaking the lockdown to see Travis Scott performing live — this event happened virtually on Fortnite, the ultra-popular online video game. And this experience

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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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5 faculty join ASU English, boosting offerings in diversity, media and culture

September 11, 2020

Addressing present concerns in social justice, sustainability and technology, the Department of English at Arizona State University has recruited five additional faculty to its programs in film and media studies and secondary education this fall.

The uplift to ASU English’s intellectual power will enable it to continue meeting student demand for a robust and relevant humanities education. New faculty arrive with top-notch teaching credentials and exciting research agendas in secondary classroom diversity, environmental media, technoscience, popular culture and gender studies.
New faculty members in the ASU Department of English, fall 2020.New faculty in ASU’s Department of English are, from left to right: Gabriel Acevedo Velázquez, Lisa Han, Stacey Moran, Katherine Morrissey and Joshua Vasquez.
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“The Department of English is delighted to welcome these new faculty to our ranks,” English Chair and Professor Krista Ratcliffe said. “Their teaching and research expertise will broaden our course offerings and enhance our contributions to

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FaceTec Biometrics to Weed Out Bots from New Social Media Platform

“We’re creating an alternative for anyone disappointed that social media today puts ad revenue above authenticity. Using a trusted biometric identity solution that actually delivers is a key part of that. And it was clear FaceTec 3D Face Authentication delivers exactly what we needed.” – Salah Zalatimo, CEO, Voice

FaceTec Biometrics to Weed Out Bots from New Social Media Platform

A new social media startup is aiming to make sure that its users are all authentic human beings, and has opted for FaceTec‘s biometric 3D face authentication technology to accomplish that mission.

Called Voice, the platform is based on EOS.IO blockchain. That’s one piece of the puzzle: blockchain ledger accounting can help to ensure that all verified users have a unique and irrefutable digital identity. But to make sure that each user is a real person in the first place, Voice looked for a biometric authentication solution.

FaceTec’s 3D Face Authentication fit the bill. The solution lets end users confirm their

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Parenting Kids in the Age of Screens, Social Media and Digital Devices

Pew Research Center has long studied the changing nature of parenting and family dynamics as well as the adoption of digital technologies. This report focuses on how children engage with digital technologies, screens and social media, as well as parents’ attitudes about these behaviors, their concerns about their child’s use of technology, and their own assessment of their parenting and experiences with digital tech. These findings are based on a survey conducted March 2-15, among 3,640 U.S. parents who have at least one child or children ages 17 and under. This includes those who took part as members of Pew Research Center’s American Trends Panel (ATP), an online survey panel that is recruited through national, random sampling of residential addresses, as well as respondents from the Ipsos KnowledgePanel. The margin of sampling error for the full sample is plus or minus 2.2 percentage points.

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U.S. global media agency demanded outlets return money for internet freedom projects

The official and others spoke to POLITICO on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to talk to the media.

What the outlets did: In response to the agency’s demands, Middle East Broadcasting Networks provided a paper check of $500,000, and Radio Free Asia provided a check worth $2.9 million, according to two people familiar with the matter. Until last year, the OTF was a program of Radio Free Asia. It’s unclear how Radio Free Europe responded to the order.

The plans: USAGM wants to reallocate the money to other internet freedom projects, and according to a separate agency employee, USAGM officials have been in touch in recent months with the maker of Ultrasurf, software that provides internet firewall circumvention code and which was developed by a member of the Falun Gong, a persecuted Chinese religious minority.

For the last several years, USAGM had refused to provide money for Ultrasurf

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COVID-19 Accelerated Media and Technology Adoption for Chinese Consumers

HONG KONG, Aug. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of existing digital trends in China, such as increased over-the-top (“OTT”) video viewing, active social media and e-commerce engagement, and high interest in 5G technologies, according to the latest survey conducted by Kagan, a media research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence.” data-reactid=”13″HONG KONG, Aug. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of existing digital trends in China, such as increased over-the-top (“OTT”) video viewing, active social media and e-commerce engagement, and high interest in 5G

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5 Internet and Digital Media Stocks That May Be Ready to Explode

One of the biggest stories for the past few years has been the incredible market leadership of the mega-cap technology stocks. Last week some of the biggest players posted massive earnings, and as usual shares exploded higher. The conundrum for investors is this: with many of these top companies trading at bloated multiples, is there enough upside remaining from current levels?

One outstanding place to look now may be at the small and mid-cap leaders in the internet and digital media arena. While they too have performed nicely, they are offering growth investors with more risk tolerance some outstanding upside potential for the rest of 2020 and beyond.



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The analysts at Truist Securities, which was formed by the merger of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and BB&T Capital Markets, are out with an update on the arena and the firm’s top stock picks there. We selected

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