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Technology

  • 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...

  • The false sense of security in IT

    As part of its drive to raise awareness and provide education on information security, ISACA Malta Chapter organised an educational session on protection from security threats and system vulnerabilities for IT professionals and members of the...

  • Two events on Open Data

    As part of the local pilot activities of the EU-funded project Homer, the Local Government Association, in cooperation with the Faculty of ICT of the University of Malta, is planning two large events to enhance citizens’ participation in the Open...

  • Not so sweet

    Earlier this year, The Huffington Post voted mindfulness as one of this year’s main trends. I gave it my first preference as well and retired to an island in the Indian Ocean to practise living the moment. And live the moment I did. Actually, I...

  • Adding value to the local hotel industry

    Following the recent announcement by Smart Technologies Limited of its new official representation of global hotel technology company MICROS in Malta, MICROS is now announcing its Premium Partner Certification of TripConnect, TripAdvisor’s online...

  • In your defence

    We’ve all seen the headlines about hackers stealing credit card data from online retailers and cyber attacks bringing down online service providers for 24 hours. These headlines rattle corporate nerves. Are we at risk? Is our IT department doing...

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