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  • Do speed cameras really save lives?

    Do speed cameras really save lives?

    Speed cameras have been the focus of motorists’ anger and frustration for years, although we are told repeatedly that they are an effective means of reducing death and injury on the roads. But is this really the case? Whether speed cameras...

  • Malta-based firm exhibits automated postal software at global expo

    Malta-based firm exhibits automated postal software at global expo

    Award-winning postal services and logistics automation tool Swift featured at the world's largest annual conference for the postal and mailing service, Post-Expo. The Geneva conference attracted more than 3,000 delegates and 150 exhibitors from...

  • Twitter to allow 280-character tweets

    Twitter to allow 280-character tweets

    Twitter, known for its iconic 140-character tweets, said on Tuesday it would roll out 280-character tweets to users across the world. Twitter said it ran a test on 280-character tweets in September that showed users spent less time editing their...

  • WhatsApp down in many countries, including Malta

    WhatsApp down in many countries, including Malta

    Updated 10.40am  WhatsApp was down in several countries including Malta this morning, with several users reporting problems in sending and receiving messages.  As of 10am, many users' messages are not being delivered and the service's web service,...

  • Talent wanted

    Talent wanted

    How has the iGaming sphere contributed to Malta’s success? The gaming sphere in Malta has flourished over the past 13 years, making us the European hub for such operators. Today, the gaming industry contributes to over 11 per cent of Malta’s...

  • Off the ground

    Off the ground

    If you’ve had a brilliant idea, then you may be thinking about how to turn it into a business. Iggy Fenech has a chat with Zaar Crowdfunding manager Matthew Caruana to get his advice on startups. Picture the scene: you’re out with friends one...

  • Rewarding innovation, quality

    Rewarding innovation, quality

    The Malta Communications Authority eBusiness Awards are now in their seventh edition. What have been the main developments since the first edition of the awards? The MCA wanted to create a channel aimed at recognising and showcasing the efforts of...

  • It’s getting personal

    It’s getting personal

    Many condemned Donald Trump’s campaign proposal to build a Muslim registry. Yet this – together with registries of nearly every aspect of identity – already exists, Marc Kosciejew says. Registering individuals’ identities is an ambiguous practice...

  • Distributor agreement signed

    Distributor agreement signed

    Parallels, a global leader in cross-platform solutions, has announced a distribution agreement with Newtech, one of Malta’s leading tech distribution companies. Under this new agreement, Newtech will be able to bring Parallels cross-platform...

  • Knowing me, knowing you

    Knowing me, knowing you

    Data brokers are like all-seeing eyes. They cast panoptic gazes over all they see. Most people know nothing about these companies, but these companies certainly know a lot about them. Many people might assume that Silicon Valley companies like...

  • Ellp is at hand

    Ellp is at hand

    We wanted to develop something which would do the tedious work for you while you focus on what really matters, Gilbert Camilleri, founder and CEO at Ellp, says. When did you set up Ellp Ltd and with what aims? Ellp was set-up early last year with...

  • 100GB transmission technology introduced in Malta

    100GB transmission technology introduced in Malta

    Sparkle, the international services arm of TIM Group, and Malta's GO plc, have upgraded the Italy-Malta bilateral cable and introduced 100GB transmission technology. The upgrade is in response to the growing demand for hosting and online gaming...

  • Unequal access holds back potential of digital economy

    Unequal access holds back potential of digital economy

    Broadening access to digital opportunities and helping those lagging behind to catch up would increase the benefits of the digital transformation and help ensure they are widely shared across economies and people, according to a new OECD...

  • iPhone 8 Plus batteries are swelling up in China

    iPhone 8 Plus batteries are swelling up in China

    A fresh case of Apple's new iPhone popping open due to a swollen battery has been reported in state media in China, the world's biggest smartphone market where the US-firm is seeking to revive faltering sales. The incident comes as Apple...

  • Dubai starts tests in bid to become first city with flying taxis

    Dubai starts tests in bid to become first city with flying taxis

    Dubai today showcased a flight for what it said would soon be the world's first drone taxi service under an ambitious plan by the United Arab Emirates city to lead the Arab world in innovation. The flying taxi developed by German drone firm...

  • Personalised player messaging always wins

    Personalised player messaging always wins

    One of the key aspects of the iGaming industry is being able to understand what your customers want, and when they want it. When utilising an iGaming platform which includes countless variations of bets, and hundreds of thousands of players each...

  • Get app and move

    Get app and move

    The Valletta Local Council has recently launched the VaTIS smartphone app. The Valletta Travel Information System is an innovative information service for those travelling to and from Valletta. The VaTIS project is a collaboration between the...

  • Protect your gaming system and save your levels

    Protect your gaming system and save your levels

    Power outages are the Achilles heel of every serious gamer. It doesn’t matter if you are playing single-player or multiplayer games, a sudden blackout or power surge is a likely source of unnecessary frustration and anger. The uninterruptible...

  • Future or fraud?

    Future or fraud?

    China’s move to ban initial coin offerings (ICO) has caused chaos among start-ups looking to raise money through the novel fund-raising scheme, prompting halts, about-turns and re-thinks. China is cracking down on fundraising through launches of...

  • Come together

    Come together

    Held on September 19 and 20 at the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Golden Sands, ZEST brought together the startup community in the Mediterranean and surrounding regions. Presenting more than 50 unmissable sessions by inspiring speakers, panels,...