At Roland-Garros, tennis is now on the cloud, powered by applied AI

Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to cloud clarity.” We hope you enjoy this article. Michael Tonge, director of partnerships, hospitality, and ticketing, French Tennis Federation, talks about how they have redefined the experience for fans, players, and broadcast partners using the cloud. Click here to continue. Source: MIT […]

Twitter goes blue, but will people pay?

Peter Griffin, Editor. 11 November 2021, 8:25 am New Zealand has become an early region to test Twitter users’ appetite for a subscription service, with the social network launching Twitter Blue here. Twitter Blue will cost $4.49 a month, “the same as a flat white” according to Twitter, and feature a handful of improvements not […]

21st century cities: Asia Pacific’s urban transformation

At the heart of this transformation is the region’s rapid urbanization. Between 1970 and 2017, Asia’s developing economies outpaced the rest of the world in both population expansion and growth rate, with the urban population increasing 3.4% per annum, compared to 2.6% in the rest of the developing world, and 1% in developed economies. The […]

I Was There When: Facebook put profits over safety

Facebook has been under intense fire following revelations that the social media giant’s leadership repeatedly prioritized profits over safety. Now, a second whistleblower is accusing the company of turning a blind eye to disinformation campaigns on the platform. In this episode, we meet Sophie Zhang—a former data scientist at Facebook. Before she was fired, she […]

Comcast admits “widespread” outage as tens of thousands of users report problems

Enlarge / A Comcast Xfinity service van in Sunnyvale, California, in November 2018. Getty Images | Sundry Photography reader comments 15 with 15 posters participating Share this story There appears to be a widespread Comcast outage affecting customers in multiple parts of the country this morning. News reports have described large outages in Chicago, Philadelphia, […]

An E. coli biocomputer solves a maze by sharing the work

E. coli thrives in our guts, sometimes to unfortunate effect, and it facilitates scientific advances—in DNA, biofuels, and Pfizer’s covid vaccine, to name but a few. Now this multitalented bacterium has a new trick: it can solve a classic computational maze problem using distributed computing—dividing up the necessary calculations among different types of genetically engineered […]

Meet MIT Technology Review’s covid inequality fellows

In the spring of 2021, MIT Technology Review announced a fellowship focused on exploring the different ways in which technology and data were being used to address issues of inequality during the pandemic.  With the assistance of the Heising-Simons Foundation—a Los Altos and San Francisco, California-based family foundation that supports projects focused on climate and […]

Nasdaq-listed investment fund to focus on Aussie and Kiwi tech start-ups

Peter Griffin, Editor. 09 November 2021, 9:36 am Rocket Lab and shoemaker All Birds have successfully listed on the Nasdaq this year, winning their innovations global exposure and investor interest. Now Integral Acquisition Corporation 1 (trading as INTEU) has followed the same path, using a SPAC (special purpose acquisition company) that’s fashionable at the moment, […]

“A grim outlook”: How cyber surveillance is booming on a global scale

They also argue that numerous companies that market internationally, especially to adversaries of NATO, are “irresponsible proliferators” and deserve more attention from policymakers. These companies include Israel’s Cellebrite, which develops phone hacking and forensics tools, and which sells around the world to countries including the US, Russia, and China. The company has already faced significant […]