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Technology

  • Google goes Grand Canyon rafting

    Google has taken its all-seeing eyes on a trip that few experience – the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. The search giant partnered with the advocacy group American Rivers to showcase views of nearly 482 kilometres of whitewater rapids,...

  • Facebook spreads mood virally

    Posting a positive status update on Facebook could help spread happiness among your friends, according to research. Analysis of more than a billion anonymised status updates among more than 100 million Facebook users has shown posting a positive...

  • Need a cab? There’s an app for that

    Hailing a cab today has been made as easy as tapping on your smartphone. Local black cab service eCabs has made another step in its investment in the latest technology by launching an app that does the job in a simple yet effective way. The app,...

  • ‘Tech is too important to be left to men!’– European Commissioner

    Europe’s digital economy and app sector are booming, but where are the women? This is the question posed by the European Commission in its celebration of International Women’s Day. The facts about women in the digital economy are quite dismal...

  • Developing a digital game in 48 hours

    I was only intended to stay for the keynote speech at the Malta Global Game Jam, held for the first time in Malta at the Institute of Digital Games. But when I met acquaintances Anthony Demanuele and Neville Attard, they managed to persuade me to...

  • Call for Magna Carta for internet

    The inventor of the World Wide Web has called for a global digital Bill of Rights similar to the Magna Carta to protect internet users, as the medium he created marked its 25th anniversary yesterday. Sir Tim Berners-Lee called on the world to take...

  • Company briefs

    Maltese gaming company Bit8 has been nominated in the top category as Innovator of the Year at the IGA Awards in London. Located in Ta’ Xbiex, Bit8 is a company of 40 employees hailing from all areas of the gaming industry, ranging from the...

  • Microsoft Innovation Centre deemed a veritable success

    In its first year of operations, the Microsoft Innovation Centre (MIC) at SkyParks attracted thousands of students, educators, youngsters, budding entrepreneurs, volunteers and workers from the ICT industry who found a welcoming place where to...

  • EU concerned with ‘in-app purchases’

    Europe’s ‘app economy’ is booming. It employs over one million people and is expected to be worth €63 billion in the next five years. According to the external app analytics platform Distimo, around 80 per cent of the revenue – estimated at over...

  • Avoiding expensive internet downtime

    Nowadays, your business depends on having a constant, uninterrupted access to the internet, much more so than in the past. Every minute your company spends offline, without access to crucial information, is not only a wasted minute, but also a...

  • Honey, can you pick up a tablet at the grocery store?

    Originally derided as a pricey niche product for geeks, tablet computers have become so common that supermarkets are now selling their own brands, pushing out low-cost rivals. Tesco in Britain and Carrefour in France are selling their own branded...

  • Company briefs

    Veryezi.com, a new online technical support service, has been launched by Makeezi Ltd, a local IT joint venture between the 6PM Group and the Vassallo Group. The site will help users solve technical or set-up problems they have with their...

  • Go gearing up for 4G and national fibre rollout

    Go has welcomed recent developments at a regulatory level which should facilitate the rollout of ultra-fast broadband internet access to Maltese homes, known as fibre-to-the-home (FTTH). Furthermore it is willing to allow third parties to use its...

  • Second edition of The Million Dollar Idea to be held next week

    The second edition of The Million Dollar Idea is going to be held over the weekend of March 7-9, providing yet another opportunity for Maltese youngsters to come up with innovative business ideas supported by technology. This yearly event is being...

  • 10 digital marketing predictions for 2014

    This list was compiled by BRND WGN’s digital analyst Ian Papagiorcopulo, media planner Lisa Browning and PR manager Christian Peregin. Last year businesses took to social media like politicians and teenage girls took to selfies. But if you think...

  • €63 billion app boom to create 5m jobs in the EU

    The EU’s app sector has gone from zero to digital superhero in less than five years. By 2018 it could employ 4.8 million people and contribute €63 billion to the EU economy according to a report presented in Brussels. The study, carried out by...

  • Next generation internet is MCA’s main challenge

    Next-generation access networks in Malta, the implementation of e-signatures regulation and the EU’s 2020 targets have been singled out as the main challenges that the Malta Communications Authority (MCA) has to work on in the coming months. These...

  • MEPs’ proposals to protect digital privacy

    The European Parliament should withhold its consent to an EU-US trade deal unless it fully respects EU citizens’ data privacy, says an inquiry report. The report on US National Security Agency (NSA) and EU member state surveillance of EU citizens...

  • Mobile apps fuel last-minute hotel bookings

    As mobile phones have become an increasingly omnipresent part of our daily lives, they have had the effect of spearheading widespread spontaneity. Due to this effect, the majority of us find it almost impossible to plan properly, choosing to...

  • Digital media could improve health

    After a desperate mother in South Wales, UK, posted a video of her baby having a seizure on Facebook, one of her friends provided the diagnosis that had eluded the boy’s doctor. The discovery that Evan Owens suffers from reflex anoxic seizures, a...

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