Monday, August 10, 2020
Paço Alfandega Shopping in Recife, Brazil. Photo by: Paulo Camelo.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) - The colossal South American country, featuring a population of more than 210 million inhabitants, is having businesses of all kinds (from restaurants to more recently a real estate construction and development company) willing to accept payments with cryptocurrencies, particularly, bitcoin but ethereum, dash, monero, and Iota as well. According to CoinMap.org, over 11.400 establishments worldwide, are...
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 finance such that people can access credit outside the strict bounds of the financial industry. Notably, the peer-to-peer (P2P) lending industry is one of these mediums. The global P2P lending platforms industry...
Banco Agrícola, a leading bank in El Salvador, recently launched "Cuenta Fácil", the first 100% digital product that allows the complete opening of a bank account through their App Banca Móvil. After the acquisition in 2007 by Grupo Bancolombia, Banco Agrícola becomes a benchmark bank in most of Central America and Latin America, in...
Elena Jin, TAIGER's marketing manager for Latin America and Europe (Photo credit: TAIGER)
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 AI companies. "Big companies are realizing that AI technologies can make them more flexible to adapt better to changes like the ones...
Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, at the Web Summit. Photo by: Miguel Salvado.
Antonio Guterres' speech at the Web Summit was about unity. Guterres' intentions were clear, he wants to bring all the main political, business, and technology players together for the "common good of the societies of tomorrow". Following the same line, just a few minutes earlier in the same auditorium, the CEO of Web Summit, Paddy Cosgrave, reinforced the same idea...
Russian Gamers at Igromir (gaming expo). Photo by: Sergey Galyonkin.
WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - The era of gaming began in the early 1970s with the introduction of arcade video game Computer Space by Nutting Associates. This game was later followed by the better known Pong by Atari in 1972. Initially, video games were thought to be solely for children but the audience of gamers has greatly expanded since then, as...
From left to right: Rafael Campillo and Ramón from the Mobbeel team. Photo by: ViaNews.
LISBON (VIANews) - Right at the heart of the Web Summit, we met with Mobbeel, a company who develops cutting-edge multibiometric authentication, digital onboarding, and biometric signature solutions for digital environments. "The Cybersecurity industry is becoming crucial, taking into account that new sectors are emerging every day increasingly demanding technological solutions" Mobbeel's CEO & Co-Founder, José Luis Huertas Mobbeel's CEO & Co-Founder,...
WIki Loves Women Event Women In Social Services- Promoting SDG in Nigeria. Photo by Kaizenify.
LAGOS, Nigeria (ViaNews) - Nigerians have gone full-on in what using social networks for business is about. Most businesses, entrepreneurs, and salesperson in the country are now using Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Google, and YouTube to help create brand awareness, improve sales, and market their goods and services. 17 years of GSM technology in Nigeria The GSM (Global Systems for Mobile communication) technology...
Amir Bozorgzadeh, Virtuleap's CEO, says the strong, one-sided focus on VR gaming overshadows the critical use cases of this technology. (Photo by Lux Interaction on Unsplash)
There has been such a massive hype around VR gaming in recent years that one cannot help but think of virtual reality as a technology primarily dedicated to gamers. It is true that VR has for years been tipped to be the "next big thing" in the entertainment industry and that the world of gaming can...
Rob Kramer, co-founder at eParkio, says the COVID-19 crisis will lead to the death of zombie companies. (Photo credit: eParkio)
For years, experts have been warning that the increasing number of companies relying on debt to stay afloat poses a serious threat to the global economy.  Most economists agree that the proliferation of these "zombie" firms, which are basically on life support, makes it more difficult for profitable companies to grow as they drain capital...
Small business trends.
Small businesses are rapidly growing because of technology which has enabled several marketing options. Technology is changing how small businesses operate, leading to the advent of new trends in the marketplace. The emerging trends can be in marketing, finance, tech or even public policy and thus entrepreneurs should be aware of how the trends are going...
Jeferson Valadares, co-founder and CEO at Doppio Games (Photo credit: Doppio Games)
Since the roll-out of coronavirus-related restrictions, gaming has provided a welcome distraction for people at home looking for social interaction and entertainment. That is why the global video game industry continues to see huge growth in playing time and sales despite the widespread economic disruption triggered by the pandemic. The impressive...

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Since the first quarter of 2015, the global House Price Index has been on the rise, according to figures by Deloitte. Particularly,...

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European Banking Authority. Photo credit: EBA
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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.

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