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  • Sidestepping the Chinese firewall

    Sidestepping the Chinese firewall

    Earlier this month, the market of cryptocurrencies trembled in reaction to the news that the Chinese regulatory authorities would be shutting down Bitcoin exchanges as well as investigating initial coin offerings (ICOs) which have recently taken...

  • A new generation of iPhone

    A new generation of iPhone

    This week, iCentre announced it will offer the new generation iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. It will be available in stores starting on Friday, September 29. For complete pricing details, visit www.icentre.com.mt. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are a...

  • Technology 2020: the future of financial services is with us

    Technology 2020: the future of financial services is with us

    KPMG’s Financial Services Conference aims to explore challenges faced by financial services providers as they contend with digitisation, robotics and artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, cloud-computing and big data as fintech is...

  • API: a small step towards a big change

    API: a small step towards a big change

    A rating of the most popular API’s was recently published by Programmable web, and you probably have heard about the ones that make it into the top 15: Facebook API’s, Google API’s, Amazon or FedEx API’s. But there are many more. Today, nearly...

  • Last mile e-commerce delivery made easy

    Last mile e-commerce delivery made easy

    Every single day, thousands of letters, parcels and packages are delivered from all corners of the world to numerous homes around Malta and Gozo. With the growth in online retailing and e-commerce, parcel and package deliveries are increasing each...

  • GO has fastest mobile network - Ookla

    GO has fastest mobile network - Ookla

    GO has once again been confirmed as the fastest mobile network in Malta and Gozo, this time based on the experience of consumers themselves. Ookla, the company behind the widely used Speedtest app, awarded GO its "Speedtest Awards Winner 2017 -...

  • New free Wi-Fi access scheme approved by European Parliament

    New free Wi-Fi access scheme approved by European Parliament

    People will be soon be able to have free access to local Wi-Fi points in the EU. The resolution for the so-called WiFi4EU scheme was approved by the European Parliament with 582 votes to 98 against, with nine abstentions. EU funds will be used in...

  • Blockchain for business

    Blockchain for business

    Trust is fundamental to business. However maintaining trust in this global economy which is extremely digital is expensive, time consuming and mostly inefficient. Businesses are now turning to blockchain to fill in the trust gap and provide a...

  • Mutual funds mark down investments in Uber by as much as 15 per cent

    Four mutual fund companies have marked down their investments in Uber Technologies Inc by as much as 15 per cent following a scandal-ridden year for the ride-hailing company. Uber has suffered a series of setbacks in recent months, including a...

  • What is the ideal IT system for retailers?

    What is the ideal IT system for retailers?

    Choosing the ideal system depends on the size and complexity of the retail organisation in question. In Malta, there are many small retail outlets, often run by just one owner, or supported by family members. So the complexity of the business is...

  • Cartoon life

    Cartoon life

    From doodling on textbooks to landing a job at Cartoon Network, what inspires Daniela Attard is a constant itch to draw, says Melanie Bonnici Bennett. It is normal to dream about remaining young at heart. One way of achieving that is landing a...

  • Protect your NAS against the next blackout

    Protect your NAS against the next blackout

    Be it at home or in the office, NAS systems are designed to work continuously and around the clock. Whether you are using your NAS as a centralised data storage system, as a private cloud or as a backup solution, a sudden power failure can have...

  • A threat to the real and virtual world

    A threat to the real and  virtual world

    Nuclear warfare is not the only threat North Korea poses – despite its global isolation, the country’s hostile digital capabilities give it a global reach, Marc Kosciejew says. Throughout this summer, North Korea and the United States have been...

  • Counting the money

    Counting the money

    Interest in Bitcoin has surged in recent months, mostly due to the fact that this virtual currency is reaching new heights and its value has increased by 400 per cent in just a few months. It has also created new young millionaires and what...

  • Kindred Group commissions research into responsible gambling

    Kindred Group commissions research into responsible gambling

    Two of the world’s leading responsible gambling researchers have been tasked with looking into gambling practices using anonymised customer data from Kindred Group. Kindred Group (formerly Unibet Group) is looking for insight into player profiles...

  • 'Project Malta': Alphabet's plans to store renewable energy using salt

    'Project Malta': Alphabet's plans to store renewable energy using salt

    Researchers working at the 'moonshot' lab of Google's parent company Alphabet want to store renewable energy using salt - and they've codenamed the plans 'Malta'. Project 'Malta' seeks to solve the problem of how to store renewable energy to use...

  • How Maltese companies can benefit from digital transformation

    How Maltese companies can benefit from digital transformation

    Today speed is more important than ever. How fast a company can innovate, bring new products to markets and acquire new customers defines not only its success but its very existence. This is especially important for such a small country like...

  • Entrepreneurial rhythms in an island state

    Entrepreneurial rhythms in an island state

    Malta has built an enviable position on the world stage when it comes to making the most out of very high-yielding and technical niches. Two such niches where we truly are leaving our mark and are indeed considered world leaders are online gaming...

  • Ransomware taking digital data hostage

    Ransomware taking digital data hostage

    Digital data from around the world is being taken hostage. The data is freed only if victims pay ransoms. Taking digital data hostage is one of the most common and worrisome trends in the dark virtual world of cybercrime. In May and June of this...

  • Focusing on core business

    Focusing on core business

    You’re just starting out your business or are in the process of expanding it, when you’re hit with an age-old conundrum: how should your resources be prioritised to ensure optimal business growth? You can invest in the profit-generating part of...