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Retailers need to fully accept mobile device shopping in 2021 Special

Retailers need to turn the disruption caused by the pandemic into an opportunity, and this opportunity exists online, explains a leading analyst. Retailers need to identify and follow consumer trends.

Australia to force Google, Facebook to pay for news content

Sydney - Facebook and Google could be required to pay news outlets for their content in "world first" legislation set to be introduced to Australia's parliament on Wednesday.

China's shoppers splash the cash in world's biggest spending spree

Shanghai - Chinese consumers snapped up everything from food to electronics and beauty products Wednesday as retailers slashed prices for the world's largest online shopping bonanza, closely watched this year for clues on post-pandemic consumer sentiment.

Why did Gmail, Google Drive and Meet go down? Special

To the frustration of millions of users, Google's primary services, aside from its search engine, Gmail, Google Drive and Meet went off-line during August. What was the reason for this?

Mike C. Manning to partake in virtual events to aid Boo2Bullying

Acclaimed actor Mike C. Manning will participate in virtual events with fans on Wednesday, July 15, that will benefit Boo2Bullying, which was organized by Fantasy Events.

We're now spending a quarter of our time online

As you're reading this article online, you may be interested to learn that adults are now spending around one quarter of their time reading or engaging with on-line content. This represents a significant increase year-on-year.

Peter Marks talks 'The Gift Within Us' book, online radio, future Special

World-renowned astrologer, numerologist, radio host, co-author, and intuitive Peter Marks chatted with Markos Papadatos about being featured in the nonfiction book, "The Gift Within Us," and he opened up about the different technologies he uses each day.

Q&A: Expert tips for online school courses due to coronavirus Special

Attending classes online used to be an infrequent but it's become the norm for colleges as well as K-12 schools across the country and around the world due to coronavirus. Zach Sims of Codecademy looks into the issue.

Bars closed? House parties and happy hours move online

Los Angeles - Coronavirus lockdown or not, Amaya Howard plans to unwind after a hard day's work by sharing a few glasses of wine with her friends.

Secret-sharing app Whisper exposes users' personal data Special

A data breach has occurred with the secret-sharing app Whisper, which has left users’ locations together with their more sensitive fetishes exposed on the Internet. Robert Prigge, CEO of Jumio discusses with Digital Journal.

Most parents are not confident protecting children online

A new survey from Startpage finds that parents of children aged between 5 and 16 in the U.S. demonstrates a gap in parents’ knowledge about how much the web is watching their children. The survey also captures parents' perceptions.

Russia successfully tests an 'alternative Internet'

The Russian government has announced a successful test of an 'unplugged' Internet, which will act as an alternative to the global Internet and allow for certain features and functions to be isolated.

Survey: Just how much do we actually know about the Internet?

How many of us know how the Internet works? Could we actually explain it? Do you know what an IP address is, or how a modem works? A new survey suggests that Internet ignorance runs fairly high.

Internet facts ahead of Global Internet Day

Tuesday, October 29, is National Internet Day in the U.S. and in many other parts of the world. To mark this, the company Unisys has looked at the subject of Internet security.

The 34 most connected countries in the world revealed

5G wireless technology promises communications will be faster, better and completely wireless making connections around the world much easier and smoother. However, it remains that some countries are more connected than others as a new survey reveals.

German supermarket chain under fire for 'sexist' video

Berlin - German supermarket chain Edeka faced a wave of social media indignation Wednesday over a Mother's Day online video clip ridiculing fathers' parenting skills, with both men and women calling the film "sexist".

Is it time to ban social media 'likes' for children?

London - Due to the prevalence of cyberbullying and concerns over data privacy, campaigners have proposed blocking young people from 'liking' or 'disliking' posts on social media. This has been picked up by the U.K. government, which is proposing new restrictions.

U.K. plans social media watchdog to assess harmful content

London - The British government has outlined plans to increase protection for vulnerable people online. The proposed laws emphasize the need for technology and media companies to take action.

Hoax busters: Indonesia's front line in the war on fake news

Jakarta - A small army of "hoax busters" in Indonesia is trying to hold the line against a swarm of fake news that threatens to sway millions of voters as the world's third-biggest democracy heads to the polls.

'Fascist' perfume, flatulent hippo star in Israel election social media war

Jerusalem - A new ad with an elegantly dressed minister using "fascist" perfume drew online outrage Tuesday, the latest in a social media war ahead of an Israeli election that has also featured a flatulent hippo.

'Fascist' perfume, flatulent hippo: social media war for Israel election

Jerusalem - A new ad with an elegantly dressed minister using "fascist" perfume drew online outrage Tuesday, the latest in a social media war ahead of an Israeli election that has also featured a flatulent hippo.

Walmart takes a page from Amazon's play book to drive profits

Walmart Inc, the world's largest retailer, is taking on marketing titans Amazon.com Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc by consolidating advertising sales for its stores and websites in a bid to increase profits.

Q&A: How Walmart is challenging Amazon with digital technology Special

Walmart hare recently announced 43 percent increase in e-commerce sales that was fueled by increased investment in digital assets. This places Walmart in a stronger position to challenge Amazon. Keith Ryu, CEO of Fountain looks at what’s been happening.

Online resource helps healthcare professionals with opioid crisis

A new online program has been developed, designed to assist healthcare professionals to address the opioid crisis that is affecting many countries. The new program is designed to be used to support Canadian healthcare.

Number of mobile phone calls drops in UK

London - A new report from the U.K. technology regulator Ofcom reveals a decline in the number of calls to mobile phones since records began. The survey reveals other interesting online habits.

Germany moves to tackle sales tax fraud in e-commerce

Frankfurt Am Main - The German government on Wednesday approved a draft law to crack down on VAT fraud in online sales by tightening the rules for e-commerce giants like Amazon and eBay.

UK Guardian group's digital revenues surpass print

London - The British newspaper group that owns The Guardian said Tuesday that its digital revenues had outstripped print for the first time.

Big expansions set for retail IoT technology

According to a new report, the Internet of Things for retail is set to get much bigger than in other industries. The report suggests sales in related technologies for the sector will rise to $94 billion by 2025.

Nearly half of U.S. teens are online 'almost constantly'

Any doubts that the future is digital should be dispelled based on a new survey looking at on-line use among U.S. teenagers. Research suggests that the typical teen spends more time on-line than any other activity.

Germany having a tough time enforcing online hate speech law

On January 1 of this year, Germany's new Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG) went into full effect. This act states that any company that fails to remove illegal content within 24 hours faces a fine of up to 50 million Euros.
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