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Q&A: No-code and the future of AI-powered contracting Special

The challenges from COVID-19 have spurred digital transformation initiatives for businesses in all sectors over the course of 2020. How will the life-changing events society faced impact the business world going forward?

Alibaba's shares surge as Jack Ma reappears

Bejing - Shares in internet giant Alibaba soared more than eight percent Wednesday after billionaire founder Jack Ma made his first public appearance since November, ending weeks of speculation about his whereabouts after the company took a kicking from Chinese...

Alibaba's Jack Ma appears for first time since regulatory crackdown

Bejing - Jack Ma, the billionaire founder of Chinese internet behemoth Alibaba, made his first public appearance in over two months in an online video Wednesday, ending weeks of speculation about his whereabouts.

The ex-cop behind China's largest gay dating app

Bejing - Browsing the internet as a young policeman in China, Ma Baoli recalls the sheer volume of web pages telling him he was a pervert, diseased and in need of treatment -- simply because he was gay.

Remote working continues to present challenges for businesses Special

Despite the teething troubles being overcome, remote working will continue to present security and technological challenges for the typical businesses. Getting on top of these is important, given the COVID-19 situation and further working from home.

The ex-cop behind China's largest gay dating app

Bejing - Browsing the internet as a young policeman in China, Ma Baoli recalls the sheer volume of web pages telling him he was a pervert, diseased and in need of treatment -- simply because he was gay.

US suspends tariffs on French goods in digital tax dispute

Washington - Washington has suspended a plan to impose new tariffs on $1.3 billion in French products in a dispute over a digital services tax, the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced on Thursday.

2 companies from Vaughan, ON set to distribute Covid-19 tech

With the spread of Covid-19 becoming worse and with no signs of stopping, these two companies located in Vaughan, Ontario are preparing to deploy innovative technology to help mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus.

Singapore admits police can access contact-tracing data

Fpo - Singapore has admitted data collected for contact-tracing can be accessed by police despite earlier assurances it would only be used to fight the coronavirus, sparking privacy concerns Tuesday about the scheme.

Virtual idols take to the real-life stage in China

Bejing - Liu Jun has long been a fan of a Chinese star called Amy, a teenage pop singer with red hair whose autograph he treasures -- and who only exists in the digital world.

Al-Jazeera journalists targeted by spyware: watchdog

Nicosia - Dozens of journalists at Qatar's Al-Jazeera broadcaster had their mobile communications intercepted by sophisticated electronic surveillance, a cybersecurity watchdog said, following a months-long investigation.

Giant vertical farm opens in Denmark

Taastrup - A purple glow illuminates stacked boxes where lettuce, herbs and kale will soon be sprouting at one of Europe's biggest "vertical farms" which has just opened in a warehouse in an industrial zone in Copenhagen.

TikTok keeps ticking in US as deadline for asset sale passes

San Francisco - TikTok continued serving up short videos in the US despite missing a Trump administration deadline to come up with an acceptable deal to put its American assets into US hands.

Towering outdoor lift zips tourists up China's 'Avatar' cliff

Yongding - Towering more than 300 metres (1,000 feet) up the cliff face that inspired the landscape for the blockbuster movie "Avatar", the world's highest outdoor lift whisks brave tourists to breathtaking views.

Is lockdown pushing us towards technology overload?

The greater reliance upon technology during the time of coronavirus has enabled many businesses to continue trading. However, there are signs that workers are becoming overwhelmed by the variety of tech solutions available.

Global warming to continue no matter what we do: study

Paris - Even if humanity stopped emitting greenhouse gases tomorrow, Earth will warm for centuries to come and oceans will rise by metres, according to a controversial modelling study published Thursday.

Virgin's Hyperloop carries passengers for the first time

Los Angeles - The Virgin Hyperloop made its first journey carrying passengers Sunday, in a test the company claimed represented a major step forward for the "groundbreaking" technology capable of transporting people at 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) an hour.

Tunisian startup 3D prints solar-powered bionic hands

Sousse - A Tunisian startup is developing a 3D-printed bionic hand, hoping the affordable and solar-powered prosthetic will help amputees and other disabled people across Africa.

Saudi Twitter users grapple with 'digital authoritarianism'

Apo - The former Saudi official's tweet expressing condolences over an activist's death seemed benign, but his mysterious disappearance soon afterwards highlighted what observers call the state's "digital authoritarianism".

'Made-in-Gaza' device fights coronavirus spread

Gaza - Entering a Gaza City restaurant, customers are welcomed by a multi-tasking disinfection machine designed by a Palestinian businesswoman to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the crisis-hit enclave.

Scientists find secret to 'uncrushable' bug's strength

Paris - Looking like it was forged in apocalyptic fires, the diabolical ironclad beetle has a formidable reputation for being able to withstand being stabbed or run over by a car.

Pakistan lifts TikTok ban after pledge on 'indecent' content

Islamabad - Pakistan said Monday it would lift a recent ban on the video-sharing app TikTok after assurances that "immoral" content would be blocked.

Cyber warriors sound warning on working from home

Tallinn - Cyber warriors on NATO's eastern edge are warning that the growing number of people working from home globally due to the pandemic is increasing vulnerability to cyber attacks.

No bull: India claims cow dung chip protects against radiation

New Delhi - An Indian government unit established to develop soaps and medicinal products from cow dung has branched out with a "chip" it claims can protect people from cellphone radiation.

Pakistan bans TikTok over 'immoral content'

Islamabad - Pakistan on Friday banned the wildly popular video sharing app TikTok, as authorities press their clampdown on "immoral" content.

Biogas made from biosolids produces sustainable hydrogen

Research continues into alternative and sustainable environmental technologies. Emerging processes include generating hydrogen from biogases; the development of methods to convert carbon dioxide into fuel; and molecular photoswitches.

Op-Ed: Should workplaces start to fear or continue to embrace automation

A recurrent concern is whether automation will lead to job losses. The answer to this is a mix of “yes and no”. While automation will replace some job roles, it could also lead to job creation. What might these new forms of work look like?

Belarus's neighbours open doors to tech talent

Warsaw - With Belarus in upheaval, its neighbours are eyeing its tech sector in the hope of attracting the talent behind global successes such as calling app Viber and the game World of Tanks.

I can see loo: Tokyo park gets transparent toilets

Apo - Spacious, clean, and almost completely see-through, an unusual new public toilet block has been built in a Tokyo park -- but thankfully, the walls turn opaque when you lock the door.

TikTok owner says will abide by new Chinese export rules

Bejing - The owner of popular video app TikTok said Sunday it will "strictly abide" by China's new export rules, which could potentially complicate a sale of the business as demanded by US President Donald Trump.
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