Sunday, August 9, 2020
Jossa Johansson in Kenya holding a girl. Foto by: @jossajohansson instagram account.
NEW YORK (ViaNews) – Back in March, Instagram user Jossa Johansson (@jossajohansson) posted an image of herself with a child from Kibera, Kenya. Although the photo appeared innocent, Johansson became the center of unwanted attention when the social media community burst with an outcry in response to her caption. Johansson wrote, "One of the happiest moment in your life...
eSports live event. Photo by: BagoGames
Between January 23 to 28, Facebook exclusively broadcasted the competition of two important massive online video game tournaments, but the reaction of players and spectators was not entirely positive. The popular social network co-founded by Mark Zuckerberg began 2018 with a slight slip. In the first days of the first month of the year, Facebook closed an agreement with the...
Homeless girl in New York. Image by: Bustle.
NEW YORK (ViaNews) – Millions of women and girls living in poverty are placed in a crisis situation every month when they get their periods. For this select population, gaining access to sanitary products becomes a balancing act, forcing them to choose between food or hygiene. According to Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, author of Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for...
Oprah Winfrey at a rally in 2007. Photo by: vargas2040 (CC BY-SA 2.0)
WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - Her speech at the Golden Globe Awards has turned into a social media storm and has launched a firestorm on social media. Talk show host and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and gave an acceptance speech that has stirred discussion over the possibility of Winfrey...
The White House in Washington DC. Photo by: Cezary p.
WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - Instead of starting the new year focused on a government spending bill or infrastructure, the White House has been consumed by accusations made by former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon in a new book. Michael Wolff’s book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” includes comments from Bannon suggesting a pre-election meeting between the president’s son, Donald...
New year's eve in New York city. Photo by: Anthony Quintano.
WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - The turning of the new year means a traditional rushing in of new laws across American states and 2018 is no different. From paid leave to voter ID requirements all the way to recreational marijuana legalization, new laws impact a majority of states. Here’s a look at some of the new laws that took effect Jan. 1: Minimum...
Hundreds of people in line at the Fairfax Govt Center. Photo by: Neal Augenstein.
WASHINGTON (Via News) - As a way to circumvent a new cap on federal tax deductions, homeowners across the United States are rushing to prepay their property taxes. According to Fortune.com, homeowners are attempting to pay their 2017 and 2018 property taxes in advance since the new tax cap takes effect Jan. 1, 2018. Hundreds of people in line at the...
Women's March in Detroit, Michigan. November 1. 2017. Photo by Viviana Pernot.
WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - Women’s rights has been a topic of debate in America for centuries and this has not changed in the current year 2017. Donald Trump ran his election on the support of the conservative right who generally take a strict view on women’s rights issues such as birth control and abortion. During his time in office, both...
President Donald J. Trump announcing that Republicans in the U.S. House and Senate have agreed on a deal on Tax Reform legislation. Grand Foyer at the White House on December 13, 2017, in Washington, D.C.. Photo by: Official White House Photo by Stephanie Chasez. (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License)
WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate are preparing to vote on a tax bill that could prove to be the lone victory in President Donald Trump’s first year in office. Trump beamed after the deal was announced Friday and the likelihood of both chambers voting on the measure sometime this week. “As a candidate, I promised we...
Election day in Alabama. Republicans VS Democtrats
Washington, United States (ViaNews) - Despite no concession, reverberations of the 20,000-vote win of Democrat Doug Jones over Roy Moore are likely to carry over to the upcoming midterm elections. Jones, a former prosecutor, narrowly defeated Moore, a former Alabama Supreme Court Justice, to become the first Democrat to win a U.S. Senate seat in that state in 25...
U.S. Cornell University. Arts Quad at Cornell University, with McGraw Tower in background. Photo by: Eustress.
NEW YORK (ViaNews) - For most high school students, making plans to embark on a journey to post-secondary education is a no-brainer. Among the many issues that students have to consider, determining how to pay for higher education is at the top of the list. Over the last few years, student loan statistics show that borrower rates have risen drastically...
US Senate building, Washington DC. Photo by: Ron Cogswell.
Washington, USA (ViaNews) - At a time when most people have been soundly asleep at home for at least a few hours, 2 a.m. is usually the time the people who are still awake make decisions they will later regret. From loneliness-driven phone calls to an ex-boyfriend to getting a spur-of-the-moment tattoo, some decisions really should be held...

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How to Keep an Edge in the Era of Pervasive AI?

AI adopters should be proactive in implementing certain measures if they want to gain or maintain an advantage over their industry peers...

Interview

Amir Bozorgzadeh, Virtuleap's co-founder and CEO (Photo source: Amir Bozorgzadeh's LinkedIn page)

Coronavirus Made Startups Get Real About Their Business Models: Virtuleap’s CEO

As the world is reeling from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, many startups are taking a not-so-pleasant or even painful walk down...

Future of Work

Robotics

The Heasy robot has been designed as a smart home terminal, able to educate customers and move alone in space. Photo by: LSA.

Artificial Intelligence Is Leading a Revolution in Robotics

Robotics, as a discipline has been around for a long time. The increasing demand for automation, however, has seen interest in robots grow exponentially. Statista estimates that the market for Robo-advisors will be worth...
An aquatic soft robot, inspired by a lionfish and designed by James Pikul, former postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Rob Shepherd. Photo by: Cornell.edu.

Artificial Intelligence-Powered Robotic Fish

For the longest time, robots have been essential, even as developers tried to make them more human in the way they operate. Fast forward researchers at Cornell University have demystified this thought...

Artificial Intelligence

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How to Keep an Edge in the Era of Pervasive AI?

AI adopters should be proactive in implementing certain measures if they want to gain or maintain an advantage over their industry peers as the disruptive technology becomes mainstream, according to global accounting...
Elena Jin, TAIGER's marketing manager for Latin America and Europe (Photo credit: TAIGER)

COVID-19: A Pivotal Moment for Future of AI

The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating the need for artificial intelligence solutions as the technology can help businesses run more nimbly and reliably, says a marketing manager at TAIGER, one of Asia's fastest-growing...
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AI Replacing Teachers Will Have Dire Consequences

As technology is taking giant leaps and bounds, artificial intelligence is sweeping aside old notions of education and human tutors are expected to be sidelined soon. There are many...

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Finance

COVID-19 Is Accelerating Fintech Evolution

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The shock wave of the coronavirus is driving technological adoption in unanticipated ways around the globe, transforming societies and economies at a...

Is Facebook Stock Still a Buy After the Advertising Boycott?

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The advertising boycott on Facebook has resulted in a 12% dive in the stock price since Friday. A couple...

What’s Direction Of Global Mortgage Brokers Industry?

Deloitte building in USA. (Photo credit: Dylan)
Since the first quarter of 2015, the global House Price Index has been on the rise, according to figures by Deloitte. Particularly,...

Is Peer-To-Peer Lending Platforms Industry Ready to Disrupt Global Finance?

European Banking Authority. Photo credit: EBA
Gone are the days when the word ‘loan’ existed only in the dictionary of banks and shylocks. Today, technology is revolutionizing global...

Take a Selfie and Open a Bank Account in El Salvador

Banco Agrícola, a leading bank in El Salvador, recently launched "Cuenta Fácil", the first 100% digital product that allows the complete opening...

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Microsoft (Bing Maps) shipping container. It has about five petabytes of storage. The Bing Map team processes its maps and redistributes them to other datacenters using this datacenter. Photo credit: Robert Scoble.

What’s Ahead for Data Processing, Hosting Industry?

Artificial intelligence (AI) may have popularized big data but applications like the internet of things (IoT) are taking it to the next level. The need to analyze large datasets to come up...
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Venture Investments in Space Industry Drop Due to COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a considerable decrease in cash flow for the space industry but a sustained upward trend in interest heralds strong public-private partnerships in the remainder of the year,...
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Global Esports Market to Generate $973.9 Million in 2020

As physical sports were grounded by the coronavirus pandemic across the globe, esports not only continued to thrive but also found new fans along the way. Multiple industry reports...
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78% of Startups Globally Plan to Hire by Year-End

Seventy-eight percent of startups plan to hire new staff before the end of the year despite being caught in mid-air by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a recent survey by the world's...
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7 Consumer Behavior Trends Emerging From COVID-19

With the economy expected to remain on rocky footing potentially beyond 2020 and COVID-19 quarantines and lockdowns ebbing and flowing on a rolling basis, new trends in consumer sentiment and behaviors are...

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