TECHNOLOGY: Moscow Metro Introduces “world’s First” Pay-By-Face System
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TECHNOLOGY: Moscow Metro Introduces “world’s First” Pay-By-Face System

The Moscow Metro on Friday rolled out what authorities have touted as the world’s first fare payment system based on facial recognition technology. The cashless, cardless and phone-less system, called ‘Face Pay,’ has been fitted at special turnstiles across the Russian capital’s more than 240 metro stations. “To enter the metro, passengers won’t need a…

TECHNOLOGY: Russian Car-Sharing Major Delimobil Files For Listing In New York
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TECHNOLOGY: Russian Car-Sharing Major Delimobil Files For Listing In New York

This past Friday Delimobil Holding S.A., a Luxembourg-registered, Moscow-based car-sharing company, filed for listing on the New York Stock Exchange. BofA Securities, Citigroup Global Markets and VTB Capital will act as joint lead book-running managers while Banco Santander, Renaissance Securities and Sberbank CIB will be joint bookrunners, the company said, cited by Reuters.  A pioneer…

TECHNOLOGY: Mail.ru Group Pursues Gaming Acquisitions Across Russia And Belarus
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TECHNOLOGY: Mail.ru Group Pursues Gaming Acquisitions Across Russia And Belarus

Mail.ru Group’s appetite for acquisitions in the gaming space was confirmed again today as My.Games Venture Capital (MGVC), the investment arm of its subsidiary My.Games, announced minority investments in three game studios. These are Tworogue Games and VOX, based in Moscow, and Wideview Games from Minsk, Belarus.  MGVC put on the table $3 million in total for these deals, which include options to…

OPINION: Big Tech Fails To Stand With America Against China
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OPINION: Big Tech Fails To Stand With America Against China

October 16, 2021 07:00 AM U.S. corporations have been essential to defeating America’s enemies. During World War II, big business made the United States the “arsenal of democracy.” It helped to defeat genocidal fascism. Innovation, spurred by cooperative efforts between government and business, was equally important to winning the Cold War. Unfortunately, today, many U.S.…

OPINION: Walgreens Is Abandoning San Francisco Because Leftist Policies Created A Shoplifting Crisis
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OPINION: Walgreens Is Abandoning San Francisco Because Leftist Policies Created A Shoplifting Crisis

Economics students learn in their 101 classes that basic markets can’t function without a few prerequisites — namely, the protection of private property rights. It’s an introductory concept because it’s almost self-evident: How can people do business if they’re not secure in their property and profits? Yet the furthest-left faction of today’s Democratic Party, which…

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MICROSOFT NEWS: When And How To Watch Minecraft Live Oct. 16

What is Minecraft Live? Minecraft Live is a virtual event that’s accessed around the world. It’s packed with news about the game, content creators, and it will include a community vote that influences the game. Where can I watch Minecraft Live? You can watch Minecraft Live in any place that has an internet connection. Use…

MICROSOFT NEWS: Introducing The 6-Foot, 400 Pound Xbox Series X Replica ‘Mini Fridge’; Pre-Orders Begin Oct. 19
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MICROSOFT NEWS: Introducing The 6-Foot, 400 Pound Xbox Series X Replica ‘Mini Fridge’; Pre-Orders Begin Oct. 19

What started as a viral meme became a life-size reality when we created the world’s first-ever, fastest, and most powerful Xbox Series X Fridge, a 6-foot, 400 pound, 1:1 scale replica of our beloved console. But we didn’t stop there. After an all-out Twitter war and battle of the brands, Xbox came out on top with your votes, so…

TECHNOLOGY: Harvard’s Endowment Increases $11.3B To A Whopping $53.2B, Despite The Pandemic
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TECHNOLOGY: Harvard’s Endowment Increases $11.3B To A Whopping $53.2B, Despite The Pandemic

IBL News | New York Harvard University’s mythical endowment — the largest endowment in the world — grew even beyond the most favorable expectations this year, despite the pandemic. Harvard’s annual financial report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021, showed that its endowment increased from $11.3 billion to a breathtaking $53.2 billion, a…

TECHNOLOGY: International Leaders Call To Invest More In Teachers — Here’s How Much They Are Paid
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TECHNOLOGY: International Leaders Call To Invest More In Teachers — Here’s How Much They Are Paid

IBL News | New York International institutions, particularly UNESCO, called this month to recognize the importance of teachers worldwide while improving their compensation and working conditions. “The pandemic has shone a light on the irreplaceable value of the teaching profession in society but also on the difficult working conditions facing many teachers,” said UNESCO’s and…

RECIPE: Winter Squash And Spinach Pasta Bake
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RECIPE: Winter Squash And Spinach Pasta Bake

I am in awe of people who can make a meal plan, repeating many favorite dishes weekly or several times a year, knowing that they love what they love. Because I’m not: I like shiny new recipes. My favorite thing to cook will always be the last new thing I made. All attempts to be…

TECHNOLOGY – Yandex Buys Wind’s Israeli E-Scooter Operations
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TECHNOLOGY – Yandex Buys Wind’s Israeli E-Scooter Operations

Russian tech giant Yandex is expanding its mobility footprint in Israel with the acquisition of shared e-scooter company Wind’s Israeli operations. The two are not sharing the terms of the deal, but Israeli financial newspaper Globes reported that it is estimated to have cost $40 million to $50 million. Wind is one of the top e-scooter sharing…

TECHNOLOGY: Russian And Ukrainian Roots, US Exit: Jelastic Acquired By Virtuozzo
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TECHNOLOGY: Russian And Ukrainian Roots, US Exit: Jelastic Acquired By Virtuozzo

Last week Jelastic, a multi-cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) company established in Silicon Valley with Russian and Ukrainian roots, announced its acquisition by Seattle-based Virtuozzo. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.  Jelastic’s cloud services combine platform and container capacities in a single package for hosting providers, enterprises and developers. Virtuozzo is a leader in virtualization and hyperconverged software: its…

TECHNOLOGY – Mail.ru Group Rebrands As ‘VK’
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TECHNOLOGY – Mail.ru Group Rebrands As ‘VK’

On Tuesday Mail.ru Group, the LSE-listed Russian Internet major, announced its rebranding to ‘VK,’ uniting most of its online activities around the abbreviated name of its social media flagship Vkontakte.  “While market analysts and professionals know us as Mail.ru Group, the connection between our projects was not always obvious to users,” explains the group, and…

TECHNOLOGY: In 2021, Mail.Ru And Sber Injected $600 Million In Their Mobility And Foodtech JV
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TECHNOLOGY: In 2021, Mail.Ru And Sber Injected $600 Million In Their Mobility And Foodtech JV

Last week Mail.ru Group, the LSE-listed Russian Internet major, and Sber (ex-Sberbank), the state-controlled financial and technology giant, announced an injection of 12.2 billion rubles (around $170 million) into their O2O joint venture. The latest capital increase brought the total amount they put in the JV this year to 43 billion rubles (around $600 million at the…

DELL NEWS: Status Quo Is Main Competitor In Dell Technologies’ Drive For Growth
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DELL NEWS: Status Quo Is Main Competitor In Dell Technologies’ Drive For Growth

Michael Dell has the kind of confidence that comes with being the only founder leading a major global technology firm today. It’s the quiet confidence of a visionary who for nearly 40 years has focused fearlessly on the future and has made the big bets required to repeatedly reinvent the company that bears his name. Dell recounts the journey in his memoir…

DELL NEWS: Simplifying AI In The University Of Pisa
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DELL NEWS: Simplifying AI In The University Of Pisa

In today’s environments, IT organizations need to support growing numbers of artificial intelligence applications, along with many other new and emerging high performance computing workloads. This mission creates challenges that aren’t necessarily solved with conventional IT technologies and approaches. In a typical scenario, IT administrators set up separate systems to accommodate AI workloads, and then…

DELL NEWS: How Dell Empowers The Future Of Work
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DELL NEWS: How Dell Empowers The Future Of Work

The other day, I was on a drive across country when it was time for me to join a work meeting. My wife was at the wheel. I opened my laptop and, using the hotspot in my car, connected to my team’s chat session the same way I would if I was in the office.…

SAMSUNG NEWS – Uploading Data Is About To Get A Lot Faster On 5G.
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SAMSUNG NEWS – Uploading Data Is About To Get A Lot Faster On 5G.

Verizon, Samsung and Qualcomm continue driving innovation on 5G Ultra Wideband technology, reaching 711 Mbps upload speeds using mmWave spectrum Verizon, Samsung Electronics and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., continue to push the limits of 5G technology, using innovation to continuously drive greater performance from this transformational technology. Recently, the companies reached upload speeds of 711 Mbps…

SAMSUNG NEWS – How 5 Samsung Corporate Citizenship Program Participants Transformed Their Dreams Into Reality
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SAMSUNG NEWS – How 5 Samsung Corporate Citizenship Program Participants Transformed Their Dreams Into Reality

It’s no exaggeration to say that societal changes for a better tomorrow come about by nurturing the potential of youth. In order to make this happen, Samsung Electronics operates its global Corporate Citizenship program, Samsung Solve for Tomorrow, Samsung Innovation Campus (SIC) to help young people across the world develop their ideas and solve issues,…

SAMSUNG NEWS – Introducing The 5 Latest Startups To Be Supported By Samsung As Spin-Offs From The CLab Inside Program
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SAMSUNG NEWS – Introducing The 5 Latest Startups To Be Supported By Samsung As Spin-Offs From The CLab Inside Program

As part of the company’s overarching philosophy to help bring about a better tomorrow, Samsung Electronics has announced that it will be supporting five new startups that have grown out of its in-house venture program, C-Lab Inside. Started in December 2021, Samsung C-Lab Inside nurtures employees’ innovative ideas while instilling a corporate culture in which…

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