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IBM launches global blockchain-based payments network

IBM has launched a global blockchain network for cross-border payments that will use both stable coin backed by U.S. dollars and cryptocurrency to make near real-time cross border financial transactions.

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Uber settles lawsuit | TECH(feed)

Uber settled a years-old lawsuit ahead of its I.P.O., the British government unveils a report suggesting stricter regulation of the tech industry and we reveal how the financial industry can apply blockchain… but it’s not...

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These P2P blockchain-based services want your computer — and they'll pay you

Peer-to-peer computing is allowing blockchain to aggregate unused compute cycles, storage space and network bandwidth while rewarding those who offer up excess capacity. One analyst called the services 'Uber for computers on a...

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Facebook's new strategy, and Apple adds robotics to supply chain | TECH(feed)

Tesla flip-flopped its strategy to shutter retail stores, Apple is increasingly using robots to manufacture products and Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a vision to pivot Facebook to a privacy-focused platform.

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Blockchain spending swells, plus, see who's leaving Facebook | TECH(feed)

A ride-hailing giant in Southeast Asia is about to get even bigger after securing billions in funding, blockchain spending is rapidly increasing, and find out which social media platform are young people leaving on today’s episode of...

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Global blockchain spending to hit $12.4B by 2022; finance sector leads growth

Blockchain spending is now expected to reach $12.4 billion within three years, according to IDC, with the U.S. spending more on the distributed ledger technology than any other region of the world.

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Blockchain vs. a database: What's the difference?

Blockchain has been accused by detractors as nothing more than a more complicated and expensive database. While both technologies offer data storage and management, blockchain has one unique feature a database will never replicate.

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Huawei’s possible lawsuit, ransomware readiness, old malware resurfaces | TECH(feed)

The ongoing battle between the U.S. and Huawei could soon go to court as Huawei reportedly prepares to sue the U.S. government. Plus, 2019 will see ride sharing companies going public… but which will be first? And as a decade-old...

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Demand for blockchain engineers is ‘through the roof’

A new jobs report shows software engineers with blockchain skills are in higher demand than at any time in the past, and the number of positions has grown more than fivefold in the past year.

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When did smartphone upgrades become practical downgrades?

From folding phones to fingerprint flips and premature 5G excitation, almost every recent mobile tech advancement has one curious thing in common.

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Review: Bezalel’s Prelude wireless smartphone charger loses the cable

When it comes to wireless charging, this is truly a portable charger that requires no cables – not even to recharge its own battery.

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Get ready for the age of sensor panic

Cameras, microphones and other sensors are showing up everywhere. And this is just the beginning.

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Data breaches down, J.P. Morgan to launch cryptocurrency, Apple pivots to subscriptions | TECH(feed)

Cryptocurrency is headed for the enterprise, data breaches are down and Apple will soon launch video streaming platform. Want to learn more about any of these topics?

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How AI is changing office suites

New and upcoming artificial intelligence features in G Suite, Microsoft Office and office suites can boost workers’ productivity and provide business insights, but they could carry hidden costs, say experts.

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CIOs, you’re doing blockchain wrong

Companies are keen to try blockchain to address key business needs such as efficient transactions and immutable audit trails. But many aren't taking advantage of the distributed ledger's most innovative features.

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Wireless charging from A to Z: What you need to know

The mobile industry has been moving toward wireless charging for about a decade, but it wasn't until Apple came aboard that the choice in chargers really expanded. Soon the technology will enable even more power on the go.

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J.P. Morgan to launch a U.S. dollar-backed cryptocurrency

JPM Coin, the first of its kind from a major bank, will initially be used to transfer funds over a blockchain network internally and between internationally between institutional clients.

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IBM and the future of digital assistants: Building superhumans

The IBM Think Conference showcases some fascinating human enhancements that will shortly begin our evolution from human to hybrid-human to and beyond. It’s a fast-approaching future where we are individually more capable, and far less...

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