Source: Digitaltrends

Mankind hasn’t left Earth since the Apollo 17 mission in 1972. We have maintained a continuous presence on the International Space Station for two decades, which is its own incredible achievement, but we haven’t gone beyond low Earth orbit and onto to the moon... 

Source: Digitaltrends

Mankind hasn’t left Earth since the Apollo 17 mission in 1972. We have maintained a continuous presence on the International Space Station for two decades, which is its own incredible achievement, but we haven’t gone beyond low Earth orbit and onto to the moon... 


New Begin, New Start, and New Possibilty

Source: Reuters

The project is a major component of President Moon Jae-in’s Green New Deal, initiated last year to curb reliance on fossil fuels in Asia’s fourth-largest economy and make it carbon neutral by 2050. 

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Source: VentureBeat, April 16, 2021

“Offensive AI” will enable cybercriminals to direct attacks against enterprises while flying under the radar of conventional, rules-based detection tools. That’s according to a new survey published by MIT Technology Review Insights and Darktrace, 

Source: MENA, April 15, 2021

Over the past several decades, lighting has undergone tremendous innovation, enabling increases in output per watt of nearly 500 percent in 30 years. An essential ingredient fueling this surge is using a specific group of 17 minerals called rare earth elements (REEs). 

Source: ABI, April 14, 2021

As vaccine distribution moves us closer to a post-pandemic life, businesses are still navigating the economic uncertainty. Retail leaders understand that consumer buying patterns have changed in ways that are likely to persist once the virus is under control.

Source: ABI, April 13, 2021

Consumer expectations for rapidly evolving telecommunication services are escalating. As better connectivity and services for home and enterprise users become available it is essential for service providers to offer their customers innovative...

Source: VOX, April 12, 2021

President Joe Biden’s new infrastructure proposal has a lot going on: replacing lead pipes, expanding broadband, improving roads and trains, investing in green energy technologies, and permanently altering the tax landscape to pay for it.

Source: Next TV, April 12, 2021

Consumption levels of streaming video entertainment have boomed amid the pandemic, while production studios have been slowed—and for a time, halted altogether. 

Source: Fobes, April 12, 2021

In the elusive quest for a truly smart city, we need to rethink the parameters. All too often, smart city initiatives have been bogged down by cosmetic enhancements, such as lowering carbon emissions or improving neighborhood lighting solutions.

Source: PR Newswire, April 12, 2021

The global pandemic and the shift to remote work/schooling engendered a captive audience that accelerated trends within the media and entertainment industry. Streaming video subscriptions climbed as households stacked subscriptions...

Source: TelecomTV, April 12, 2021

There’s no doubt that Covid-19 has been a terrible scourge, but it’s also stamped down on the accelerator for tech areas such as home broadband, collaboration services, cloud applications and services generally, along with  remote working. 

Source: PRN, April 9, 2021

The vast majority of car-truck accidents are the fault of the driver of the passenger car. Proactive detection of commercial driver fatigue or distraction may effectively prevent other incident types from occurring.

Source: ZDNet, April 8, 2021

Embracing innovation comes with risk. Exciting product launches don't always go according to plan – and when that happens, you need to act quickly, learn from it and find new ways of making a difference.

Source: Medica, April 8, 2021

Surgeons do not only have to gather theoretical knowledge and practice to perform successful interventions. They also need a good visual thinking and have to know the anatomical characteristics of each individual patient.

Source: T_HQ, April 7, 2021

Blockchain first entered the mainstream in 2008 when a whitepaper was released by developers, ostensibly working under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, established the model.

Source: Observer, April 6, 2021

Of the 11 major legacy media and tech companies that have a direct hand in Hollywood, all but one house some sort of over-the-top (OTT) streaming service. Netflix kicked open the gates of this new direct-to-consumer delivery, tech-based companies like Amazon followed...

Source: GCN, April 5, 2021

The pandemic has changed the way governments approach smart cities – likely permanently – a new report shows. ESI ThoughtLab’s “Smart City Solutions for a Riskier World,” released March 30, reviewed 167 cities worldwide...

Source: Cosmetics Design, April 5, 2021

The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has mightily impacted consumer behaviour, with many upcoming beauty trends fast-forwarded and new purchase and usage patterns appearing.

Source: NBR, April 5, 2021

The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has mightily impacted consumer behaviour, with many upcoming beauty trends fast-forwarded and new purchase and usage patterns appearing.

Source: CIO Dive, April 2, 2021

As the COVID-19 crisis unfolded, CEOs were overloaded with pressing tactical issues that required the help of their executive leadership teams. This was especially poignant with regard to critical technology decisions, as CIOs led the charge in supporting the shift to remote work and the required tools and infrastructure...

Source: Canalys, April 1, 2021

According to the latest Canalys research, 3.5 million passenger cars worldwide were sold with level 2* autonomy driving features in Q4 2020, growing 91% year-on-year. Level 2 autonomy driving features were in 30% of new vehicles sold in the US, 20% in Japan, 19% in Europe and 12% in China.

Source: ABI Research, March 31, 2021

Despite a decade of annual double-digit growth, the smart home market will remain stymied without significant development of its richest resource – smart home intelligence.

Source: TelcomTV, March 29, 2021

IDC Worldwide Artificial Intelligence Spending Guide estimates that spending on artificial intelligence (AI) will reach $12 billion in 2021 in Europe and will continue to experience solid double-digit growth through 2024.

Source: Smart Cities Dive, March 29, 2021

Monday's World Water Day comes one month after extreme weather wreaked havoc on Texas' water supply, an event that experts warn could become the new normal if leaders fail to invest in resiliency. 

Source: Cosmetics Design Europe, March 29, 2021

The global beauty industry is working hard to make circularity a mainstream reality, reinventing and reconsidering all aspects of complex supply chains. But what does the future truly hold as industry tries to close the loop?.

Source: Fobes, March 29, 2021

It’s hard to believe that we have been living with Covid-19 for over a year now. One thing that keeps coming up in conversations with my friends is how much it has impacted our perception of time over the last year.

Source: Tech & Learning, March 29, 2021

In the 2021-22 school year, Highline Public Schools in Washington will launch the Highline Virtual Academy for grades 6-12. The pandemic has demonstrated how well online education can work for certain students and now district leaders are looking to permanently integrate it into education.

Source: TWICE, March 29, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way people interact, whether from a 6-foot distance or through online platforms. The pandemic brought about new technologies for consumers to embrace, and they are here to stay with lasting impacts.

Source: European-Biotechnology, March 26, 2021

For exactly one day, the belief that AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine AZD1222 may be better than its reputation lasted. But because the ailing vaccine manufacturer had apparently embellished the presentation of phase III results, the US authorities intervened.

Source: PV Tech, March 25, 2021

Despite green hydrogen’s potential for decarbonising numerous hard to abate sectors, challenges around system integration, government support and project scale must be addressed with urgency.

Source: SpaceX, March 24, 2021

SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, March 24 for launch of 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. 


China accelerating 6G development in new five-year digital plan

Source: Mobile Europe, March 24, 2021

China’s government is believed to be pushing the development of 6G, setting out a timetable between now and 2025, reportedly to ensure it keeps up or exceeds advances in Europe and the US.


The Future of Sports Media: Personalized Content, Interaction and  Technology

Source: Redbee Media, March 23, 2021

The pandemic has brought about many challenges for sports organizations, with the main one being how to connect to, and engage with, fans remotely, at a time when venues and arenas are closed to the public. 


From dream to reality: AR is next in the social commerce experience

Source: The Drum, March 22, 2021

Long associated with futuristic products, it may have been hard for many to envision how augmented reality (AR) could seamlessly fit in our daily lives. 

Source: Telecom TV, March 22, 2021

When you get invited to a party, do you immediately think, ‘I wonder who else will be going?’ Of course you do.  MWC21 isn’t a party (well, not while the sun is up, anyway) but that question – Who else is going? – is now on everyone’s lips. 

Source: Smart Energy Decisions, March 22, 2021

The U.S. solar industry installed a record 19.2 GW of capacity in 2020, representing a 43% increase from the year before. That’s according to a new report released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie

Source: Mobile World Live, March 22, 2021

 More than 1,000 5G subscribers in South Korea planned joint legal action against mobile operators over what they claim are slow data rates and poor coverage, Yonhap News Agency reported.

Source: ABI Research, March 22, 2021

 Despite the mass disruption to production lines and supply chains caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, consumer technology devices such as 5G smartphones, video streaming devices, and voice control smart home devices remained remarkably resilient, and the home networking device market saw shipments accelerate in 2020.


Top trends: Most-read stories on APAC beauty market and consumer insights

Source: Cosmetics Design Asia, March 19

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Source: Yahoo!, March 18

 Worldwide revenue for the combined consumer and enterprise wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments increased 17.9% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2020 (4Q20) and grew 10.3% for the full year

Source: IDC, March 17

 Africa's overall mobile phone market grew 4.6% quarter on quarter (QoQ) in Q4 2020, according to the latest figures announced by International Data Corporation (IDC).


How Enterprise Design Thinking Can Improve Data Security Solutions

Source: Security Intelligence, March 16

“Design must reflect the practical and aesthetic in business, but above all … good design must primarily serve people,” said Thomas J. Watson, a man synonymous with IBM. 

Source: MeriTalks, March 15

The U.S. Federal government needs to invest in more AI research, development, and deployment (RD&D) to help develop smart cities and aid strained state and local budgets, according to a recent report.


Smartphone shipments to grow 5.5% 

Source: TelecomTV, March 15

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone shipments are forecast to grow 13.9% year over year in the first quarter of 2021 and 5.5% for the full year 2021.

Source: The New York Times, March 15

As companies and investors increasingly say they are focused on climate and sustainability, the cryptocurrency’s huge carbon footprint could become a red flag. 


By 2026, Cellular IoT Devices Will Hit a Global Total of 5.7 Billion

Source: ABI Research, March 12

At the end of 2020, 6.6 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be connected and active worldwide; 840 million of them will use cellular networks, which is just under 8% of the total.


Game streaming and esports to grow to US$3.5 billion by 2025

Source: Digital TV, March 11

The global esports and games streaming industry will be worth US$3.5 billion by 2025.

According to a new study from Juniper Research, the market’s value will rise from US$2.1 billion in 2021, representing growth of over 70% over the next four years.

Source: Yahoo!, March 11

 Social commerce is taking over; studies show it is an $89 billion market currently. In basic terms, it is the process of selling products directly on social media. 


The EV market on track to hit 30 million units globally by 2028

Source: Canalys, March 10

Car sales collapsed in 2020, but electric vehicle (EV) sales soared - by 39 per cent to 3.1 million units. That should set the EV market on track to hit 30 million units globally by 2028 and by 2030 EVs will represent nearly half of all passenger cars sold globally. 


Pandemic  Boost Consumer Robotics Market to US$10 Billion in 2020 Revenues

Source: TelecomTV, March 9

The consumer robotic market pushed through the pandemic's disruption to deliver continued growth in 2020 as consumers spent more time at home and invested in robotic offerings that made life simpler.

Social Media

How social platforms are working to propel e-commerce

Source: The Drum, March 8

When shoppers were pushed online by the global health crisis, the shops themselves had to follow. Social media apps then accelerated e-commerce products and shoppable ads to entice SMEs and direct response marketers.

Source: Total Telecom, March 8

The TCA yesterday announced the results of its latest study which found that eSIM shipments soared during 2020. Shipments grew in number by 83% last year, reaching 309 million units, facilitated at least in part by a rapidly increasing number of devices.


Major Pay-TV Providers Lost More Than 5.1 Million Subs in 2020

Source: Media Play News, March 8

The pandemic has been no lifeline for linear pay-TV. New data from Leichtman Research Group, found that the largest pay-TV providers in the U.S. – representing about 95% of the market – lost more than 5.1 million combined video subscribers in 2020, compared to a net loss of about 4.8 million in 2019.

Source: TV Technology, March 8

In mid-November 2020, I reported on a multimillion dollar NextGen TV promotional effort launched by Pearl TV and Phoenix Model Market partner broadcasters that proclaims “The Future of Television Has Arrived.”


Pandemic unlikely to end in 2021, WHO official says

Source: The Guardian, March 8

Global coronavirus case numbers increased last week after six consecutive weeks of decline as infections climbed in the Americas, Europe, Southeast Asia and eastern Mediterranean, the World Health Organization reports.


DAEMON Eyes Greater Network Intelligence in 6G Systems

Source: 6G World, March 5

The European Commission-funded aDAptive and sElf-learning MObile Networks (DAEMON) project has ambitious aspirations. Leveraging AI, researchers are looking to improve the efficiency of beyond 5G networks, formulate ideas that could potentially extend into and even help shape 6G.


How Leaders Can Solve the Learning Dilemma

Source: MIT Sloan, March 4

In 1991, Harvard Business School professor Chris Argyris wrote, “Any company that aspires to succeed in the tougher business environment of the 1990s must first resolve a basic dilemma: Success in the marketplace increasingly depends on learning, yet most people don’t know how to learn.


How Technology Can Alleviate Retail’s Globalization Challenges

Source: Total Retail, March 3

The challenges retailers are facing in 2021 aren't simply regional anomalies. From the economic instability and demand volatility caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to sustainability concerns from rising levels of waste, these obstacles exist on a global scale and will only continue to evolve in the years to come.


More Good Vibes for NASA from Biden & Harris

Source: Space Policy Online, March 2

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris continued to shower NASA with good vibes this week.  Biden used the Mars program as an example of America’s can-do spirit while Harris chatted with NASA astronaut Victor Glover aboard the International Space Station and praised the renaming of NASA’s Headquarters...

Source: Insider Intelligence, March 2

From late 2019 to early 2020, the hype surrounding a potential nationwide 5G rollout was difficult to ignore. Unfortunately, the pandemic, a recession, and the limited availability of 5G-enabled smartphones further delayed 5G from bursting into the mainstream.

Source: QSR, March 2

Ventures launched by Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Richard Branson lave lowered the barriers for entry for startups developing space-related innovations. Venture capitalists expect the pace of development in the sector to grow exponentially, with major benefits to people on Earth.

Source: QSR, March 2

Digital transformation is a key topic for restaurants dealing with disruption, and Dipesh Hinduja of Stratix describes how one brand found a partner to help "coordinate the end-to-end experience."

Source: NRF, March 2

The National Retail Federation today issued its annual forecast, anticipating that retail sales will grow between 6.5 percent and 8.2 percent to more than $4.33 trillion in 2021 as more individuals get vaccinated and the economy reopens.


Telehealth visits soared in early pandemic period

Source: MediCity News, February 25

Mirroring data from hospitals that showed fewer patients coming in for appointments and to emergency rooms last year, many employers saw their medical costs fall slightly in 2020.

Source: RCRWireless, February 25

Smart traffic management systems will save cities $277 billion by 2025, by reducing traffic congestion. The figure is a rise of 55 percent on the 2021 savings forecast, of $178 billion in 2021. Traffic emissions will be reduced alongside. The uplift will come mainly through wider enablement of smart traffic intersections. 


Planes, trains, and automobiles: Travel ad sales to soar in 2021

Source: emarketer, February 24

Following a year when travel turned taboo and staycations became standard, advertisers are begging stir-crazy customers to come fly with them. Dentsu Aegis Network expects worldwide travel and transport ad sales to grow by nearly 30% this year, the highest out of all the industries it tracked...


How hospitals are using AI to teach physicians to better express empathy

Source: Becker's Healthcare, February 23

Hospitals and health systems across Europe and the U.S., including Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, are turning to artificial intelligence-powered "virtual patients" to train physicians on bedside manner, The Washington Post reports.


IBC 2021: Plans Unveiled for Hybrid Physical/Digital Event

Source: Televisual, February 22

Amsterdam trade show IBC has announced its strategic plan for its upcoming 2021 event. IBC revealed plans to deliver a hybrid (physical and digital) event from 10–13 September 2021 and unveiled a fall-back option to stage an event in Amsterdam in early December 2021.

Source: NEIL PATEL, February 22

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