04Feb/22

One in four UK consumers spend more than five hours a day on social media, according to new research

Integral Ad Science (Nasdaq: IAS), a global leader in digital media quality, today released its Social Media Ad Receptivity study. The report, based on a survey of online UK consumers, provides an overview of social media usage, as well as insights into user perceptions of social media advertising. Continue reading

04Feb/22

Smart Cities Pivot to Hydrogen and Other Priorities, Reports IDTechEx

Smart cities face new, exceptional challenges with new exceptional technologies. Those starting from scratch have seen a shakeout for reasons varying from push-back against people control to failing to raise the money. In contrast, work has begun on the NEOM smart city in Saudi Arabia and the more modest Toyota Woven City at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan that is, in some ways, more advanced. The IDTechEx report, “Smart City Materials, Systems, Markets 2022-2042” has the analysis and forecasts. Continue reading

03Feb/22

Barclays announces strategic partnership with global corporate venture builder Rainmaking to drive FinTech innovation

Barclays today announced that Rainmaking, a leading corporate venture builder, has been chosen as an innovation partner. With the support of Rainmaking, Barclays will launch a new suite of initiatives targeted at FinTech founders across the globe, from early-stage to scale-up and beyond, to help grow and develop their companies. Continue reading

03Feb/22

Splitit finds over half of UK credit card holders plan to use Buy Now, Pay Later in 2022

Today Splitit (ASX:SPT, OTCQX:SPTTY), the company empowering shoppers to use their credit cards to pay in instalments, shares new data which reveals the majority of UK credit card users are planning to use Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL)1 services as a smarter way to manage their finances. Continue reading

03Feb/22

DISCOVERY, INC. CONFIRMS EXCLUSIVE DISCUSSIONS WITH BT GROUP TO CREATE SPORT JV IN THE UK AND IRELAND

Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) confirms that it has entered into exclusive discussions with BT Group to create a new sport venture in the UK by combining its Eurosport business in the UK and Ireland with BT Sport. The companies aim for the 50:50 Joint Venture to be operational in 2022 pending a definite agreement and regulatory approval. Continue reading

03Feb/22

The delivery apps making gig work a ‘digital wild west’

– Glovo riders say third-party apps left them jobless

– Italian unions say bots rig the delivery system

– Developers say apps provide useful service to gig workers

Feb 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – For about a year during the pandemic, Marco made a living cycling up and down the cobbled streets of Rieti in Italy, delivering meals for Spanish app company Glovo. Then all of a sudden, his orders dried up.
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03Feb/22

OPINION: There can be no climate action without targets to protect wetlands

03/02/2022, /Thomson Reuters Foundation/–Targets matter. They focus attention. They allow us to hold accountable the people who make them. Calls to fight climate change were vague until the world agreed a goal to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, as confirmed at the recent COP26 Glasgow climate conference. Likewise, a wish to halt deforestation has come into focus with the Glasgow deadline of 2030. Continue reading

01Feb/22

FEATURE FILM ‘EQUIANO.STORIES’ TO PREMIERE ON INSTAGRAM FEB. 16

Award-winning film studio Stelo Stories and the DuSable Museum of African American History, the nation’s oldest independent museum of Black history, today announced the release of the trailer for the new vertical film titled “Equiano.Stories.” (Watch the trailer here.) Set to premiere Feb. 16 exclusively to followers of @Equiano.Stories on Instagram, the feature film brings to life the memoir of Olaudah Equiano, who was kidnapped and enslaved as a young boy in West Africa in 1756. Continue reading