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JD.com becomes first online platform to accept China's digital currency

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce company JD.com Inc said on Saturday it has become the country's first virtual platform to accept Beijing's homegrown digital currency. JD Digits, the company's fintech arm, will accept digital yuan as payment for some products on its online mall, as part of an experimental giveaway of digital...

U.S. not extending TikTok divestiture deadline, but talks will continue: sources

By David Shepardson and Echo Wang WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Friday opted not to grant ByteDance a new extension of an order requiring the Chinese company to divest TikTok's U.S. assets, but talks will continue over the short video-sharing app's fate, two sources briefed on the matter said. ...

Chinese professor pleads guilty to lying to FBI in Huawei-related case

By Karen Freifeld (Reuters) -A Chinese professor accused by U.S. prosecutors of helping steal American technology to benefit China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd on Friday pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, but is expected to be allowed to return home after prosecutors decided not to pursue a more serious charge. The professor,...

5G Architecture and the Environment

Cell phone users are excited for the introduction of 5G networks around the globe. These networks will offer high-speed low-latency mobile internet to compatible devices. While it has it’s uses and will eventually be beneficial, there are a number of experts concerned about the impact that 5G architecture will have on the environment. What sort of environmental...

Denmark agrees deal to have 775,000 electric cars by 2030

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark on Friday agreed on a deal with parliament to put at least 775,000 electric or hybrid cars on Danish roads by 2030 in its latest move to reach its ambitious target reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 70% in 2030. The government also announced a broader aim of having as many as one million low or zero-emission...

Boxed in: French activists protest against Amazon's expansion

PARIS (Reuters) - Climate activists piled up giant cardboard delivery boxes outside the finance ministry in Paris on Friday, protesting against Amazon's expansion in France as the online retailer launched a delayed "Black Friday" sales drive. Gathered in the ministry's cobbled courtyard, the protesters from three groups - ANV-COP...

New EU-U.S. data transfer pact? Not any time soon, says EU privacy watchdog

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Companies hoping the EU and the new U.S. administration will soon strike a new transatlantic data transfer pact to replace one struck down by a court will probably have to wait months for any result, the head of the EU privacy watchdog said on Friday. Washington and Brussels have...

Need for Artificial Intelligence in Market and Competitive Intelligence Landscape for Data Interpretation

When we talk about the process of competitive intelligence, we imagine organizations taking the onus of cracking data insights from different primary and secondary sources to be put to use. Primary information is still tracked with the same old methods of interviews and help from Competitive Intelligence partners. But secondary research was very different...

U.S. House Democrats adopt mobile internet voting for leadership contests

By Christopher Bing (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers used a mobile phone app over the last two weeks to remotely cast votes for the first time, according to technologists and some involved in the process, embracing technology to facilitate an internal party leadership contest. The development marks a shift in how Congress...

The Significance of Machine Learning in the BPO Industry

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are already transforming how businesses function across all sectors. While AI is already making a grand entry toward accelerating businesses by automating the processes, it also plays a major role in the BPO industry. But before delving deeper, we will first understand what is machine learning....

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