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  • The great firewall of China

    The great firewall of China

    The internet is not a unified global entity. Its seemingly international scope and scale only exists for certain parts of the world. There exists another version of the internet that is largely separate from the global version: the Chinese...

  • Protect your data from IT outages

    Protect your data from IT outages

    In the wake of the recent Delta Airlines incident, it may be a good idea to look into ways of preventing data outages for your business, Jack Mizzi, CMO at BMIT Ltd., says. In today’s interconnected world, IT outages are a killer. A sudden...

  • The fintech industry and its talent pool

    The fintech industry and its talent pool

    How can fintech flourish in Malta, Etienne Gatt, IT and iGaming recruitment manager and Lara Camilleri, finance and legal assistant recruitment manager at Konnekt, ask. Fintech seems to be the new buzzword the world over and Malta is no different.

  • Malta’s first mobile payment app

    Malta’s first mobile payment app

    Fexserv Financial Services have launched Myney, Malta’s first mobile payment solution which has been developed in conjunction with NTT Data of Japan, one of the world’s largest organisations in the field of IT and innovation, through their Italian...

  • Commitment and integrity

    Commitment and integrity

    Lift Services Ltd Malta is a long-standing family-owned Maltese company with members of the family still very much involved in both the day-to-day and long-term running of the business. Over the years the company has developed an exceptional...

  • Training schedule launched by CBS

    Training schedule launched by CBS

    CSB Group has launched its training schedule planned to take place from this October to December. The CSB programmes will tackle various topics that are mainly related to management, finance, human resources, strategy and legal...

  • Roaming ‘roboats’

    Roaming ‘roboats’

    Self-driving boats and assemblies of robotic platforms will one day shuttle people and goods along Amsterdam’s centuries-old canals – if a project part-funded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) bears fruit. Researchers said they...

  • Queues, but shorter ones, as iPhone 7 launches in Asia

    Queues, but shorter ones, as iPhone 7 launches in Asia

    Apple fans from Sydney to Shanghai, the first customers worldwide to snap the new iPhone 7 off the shelves, cheered as they left stores today brandishing their purchases, flanked by applauding sales staff. But underneath the usual fanfare, the...

  • Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 after exploding battery scare

    Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 after exploding battery scare

    Samsung will replace all Galaxy Note 7 smartphones equipped with fire-prone batteries and halt sales of the flagship product in 10 markets, a devastating blow for what had been a revival in the firm's mobile business. Koh Dong-jin, head of the...

  • Facebook posts fake news after replacing humans with algorithms

    Facebook posts fake news after replacing humans with algorithms

    Facebook's decision to replace trending news editors with algorithms is backfiring spectacularly, with the automated system posting a fake news story and links to a video of a man masturbating with a McDonald's sandwich. The social media giant...

  • It’s game on

    It’s game on

    The names Squirtle, Jigglypuff and Charizard sound silly – but they’re not. Or, in some ways, they are, because they are generating a silly amount of money for developers Niantic. Pokémon Go’s premise is pretty simple. The game layers...

  • Malta’s attractiveness as a relocation hub

    Malta’s attractiveness as a relocation hub

    Malta currently enjoys significant attractiveness among companies and employees wishing to operate from our shores. The years of strategic initiatives adopted by private and public entities are bearing fruit. Last year, Malta registered a 6.3 per...

  • A timely update

    A timely update

    Apple has described iOS10 as “our biggest release yet”. Beyond the publicity value of this statement, is it a correct one to make? Apple’s iOS10 update for iPhone and iPad will be launched in September, probably coinciding with the launch of the...

  • A phone of note

    A phone of note

    A few weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal reviewed the Galaxy Note 7 and made some bold statements indeed. The first was that the displays on the Note 7, S7 Edge and S7 are “stunning”. The reviewer then said that Samsung’s “Amoled screens blow any...

  • To infinity and well beyond

    To infinity and well beyond

    Just imagine a game where no one is a winner or a loser, where you get to travel to more than 18 quintillion planets, where you are unlikely to meet any other players, and where the self-generating environment will take you four billion years to...

  • WhatsApp wants to share your phone number with Facebook

    WhatsApp wants to share your phone number with Facebook

    Two and a half years after being acquired by Facebook, private messaging app WhatsApp has announced that it wants to share your phone number with the world's biggest social media network.  When the buyout was announced in 2014, WhatsApp founder...

  • Google takes on FaceTime and Skype with video calling app

    Google takes on FaceTime and Skype with video calling app

    Now, all you need is a phone number to start a video call with any contact who uses an Android- or iOS-based smartphone. Google launched Google Duo today, pitting it directly against Apple Inc's FaceTime, which allows video calls only between...

  • New spyware targeting Russia, Iran, China discovered

    New spyware targeting Russia, Iran, China discovered

    A previously unknown hacking group variously dubbed "Strider" or "ProjectSauron" has carried out cyber-espionage attacks against select targets in Russia, China, Iran, Sweden, Belgium and Rwanda, security researchers said on Monday. The group,...

  • You might soon be 3D-printing your dinner

    You might soon be 3D-printing your dinner

    Having fresh food at home without cooking it might soon be possible thanks to a machine that 3D-prints finished meals. The new appliance, that soon might be a staple on kitchen countertops, will revolutionise the way we see food and prepare it,...

  • GO doubles data capacity of international submarine cables

    GO doubles data capacity of international submarine cables

    GO has doubled the data capacity of its international submarine cables following a major upgrade, the company announced today. The upgrade means that the company’s submarine cables now carry twice the quantity of optical wavelengths that they did...

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