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SWIFT explores interaction with digital currencies - 12/22/2021

SWIFT, the international interbank payment and messaging system, is considering how to interface with digital currencies from global central banks for cross-border transactions, the company said in a statement. In the next year, SWIFT expects to accelerate introduction of its new services for the global financial community. The SWIFT Go service, for example, will form the basis for small-value...

IE University : liquid learning as a new educational model for the digital age - 12/21/2021

Whether they call it digital, hybrid, or in the case of IE University, ‘liquid’ — higher education is experiencing a digital renaissance.

Emirates receives the world's last Airbus A380 - 12/17/2021

Airbus has delivered the last double-decker of A380 series aircraft to Emirates Airlines. The world's largest passenger airliner has been taken out of production due to low demand. The aircraft drew a heart into the sky before leaving for its new owner. Airbus on Thursday delivered the last A380 aircraft to Emirates, the largest operator of the series of airliners, Reuters reported. ...

WhatsApp to introduce instant cryptocurrency payment feature - 12/10/2021

WhatsApp is partnering with payment service Novi to provide users with instant transfers in Novi cryptocurrency via its app, according to Novi CEO Stephane Kasriel on Twitter. "Starting today, a limited number of people in the US will be able to send and receive money via WhatsApp using Novi," Kasriel writes. Novi is a payment platform that allows instant transfers using its own Pax Dollar...

Meta allows legal cryptocurrency projects to be advertised on Facebook - 12/02/2021

The social network Facebook has announced its decision to lift the ban on advertising by cryptocurrency companies on its platform. Cryptocurrency services can be advertised if they have the necessary regulatory licenses. The ban was introduced in 2018. Facebook has announced a review of its policy that prevented most cryptocurrency companies from advertising on the social network. Meta (formerly...

Nissan announces major investment in electric vehicle development - 11/29/2021

According to a business strategy unveiled on Monday, Nissan plans to invest 2 trillion yen (more than $17.5 billion) over the next five years on the development of electric and hybrid vehicles. "We have a goal in mind: to make others to catch up with our company. We are creating a future for ourselves... Nissan's electrification is a step forward in terms of mobility", the concept states. By...

India's parliament to revisit the idea of banning cryptocurrencies payments - 11/25/2021

A measure prohibiting the use of cryptocurrencies for payments will be revisited by India's parliament. If enacted, India will join China as the second major country to prohibit such transactions. The possibility of a ban prompted a sell-off at the Indian Bitcoin market. According to a notice on the website of India's lower house of parliament, the government will present a bill to outlaw private...

Apple to sell parts for DYI repair - 11/18/2021

For the first time Apple will allow users to repair devices themselves. It will launch sales of parts and tools and provide instructions for doing so. Apple has announced the launch of Self Service Repair, which will allow users to repair the company's devices. Before making their own repairs, users will have to study instructions. Afterwards, customers will be able to order genuine Apple parts...

Apple discusses digital ID rollout with 8 US states - 11/15/2021

Apple will allow users in several states to digitally store their driver's and other identification cards in their iPhone e-wallets. As CNBC has learned, this single-platform initiative will be funded in part by states and taxpayers who may not own Apple devices. Authorities in four states - Georgia, Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky - have signed contracts with Apple to implement a digital ID card...

Deloitte: Consumers are scared by smart devices that eavesdrop on conversations - 11/03/2021

Consultancy company Deloitte has published a study on global marketing trends for 2022. The researchers surveyed 11,500 users of various age groups from 19 countries. Respondents were asked to rate ten brand contact options that use customer data. Respondents found the most useful contact option (68% of positive ratings) to be when a brand they regularly shop with notifies them when items are on...
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