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2020-02-04 - Ikea to close Coventry store as customers' shopping habits change

Tue, 04/02/2020 - 18:19
Ikea UK says it is to close its Coventry store this summer, threatening 352 jobs, in the face of changing customer behaviour Economic

2020-02-04 - Mothercare UK lost shoppers to competitors offering more choice at lower prices: analyst

Tue, 04/02/2020 - 18:19
Mothercare UK was losing customers to competitors that offered more choice and more affordability when it went into administration in late 2019, new analysis from Global Data suggests Economic

2020-02-04 - In other news… On the dot approaches half a million evening deliveries, while Barclaycard supplies payment technology in BigCommerce

Tue, 04/02/2020 - 18:19
Almost half a million evening deliveries made via On the dot, while Barclaycard partners with BigCommerce on website payments Economic

2020-02-04 - 2020 wireless test trends: 5G (of course), but be aware of other exciting new technology (Reader Forum)

Tue, 04/02/2020 - 18:19
It’s a new year and a new decade which makes it a perfect time to look ahead to predict the important trends in wireless networks and their impact on wireless test systems and processes. Here we go:   Hindsight and 2020 vision As expected, 5G stole the stage in the wireless world in 2019. Between... Legal Security

2020-02-04 - Bank Foreign Currency Exchange Rates Today – 4 February 2020

Tue, 04/02/2020 - 18:19
Here are the foreign currency exchange rates for the US$, ZW$ and Rand on the interbank and black market… Interbank rate USD to ZWL$: 17.4173 ZWL$ to RAND: 0.8512 Data according to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Black Market rates OMIR39.01USD / ZWL$ zimrates.com24.7USD / ZWL$ zwl365... Economic

2020-02-03 - Submarine Cable Repairs Underway in South Africa

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 18:19
A clock in South Africa is counting down the seconds until a pair of broken cables are expected to go back in service. Every few hours, the service provider TENET, which keeps South Africa's university and research facilities connected to the global Internet, tweets updates. The eight-year-... Development Sociocultural

2020-02-03 - Steering hyper-giants’ traffic at scale

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 18:19
Guest Post: New traffic engineering system, FlowDirector, reduces traffic overheads for large CDNs on long-haul links by 15%25. Infrastructure and Standardisation

2020-02-02 - Author Fears That Former Pirate Site Owner is Trying to Bankrupt Him

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 18:19
Since the lawsuit was filed in March 2019, we’ve been keeping a close eye on the battle between author John Van Stry and Travis McCrea, the former operator of eBook download platform, eBook.bike. Right from the beginning, it has been an unconventional copyright dispute. Instead of maintaining a low... Economic Legal

2020-02-02 - Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 18:19
This week, our first place winner on the insightful side is That One Guy responding to our post about the Supreme Court being asked to tell cops they can't destroy someone's home just because they consented to a search: As always, 'no one is dumber than a cop' is apparently... Economic Security Legal

2020-02-02 - Record Labels Will Ask Potential Piracy Trial Jurors if They Read TorrentFreak

Sun, 02/02/2020 - 18:19
Some of the world’s largest music companies have taken several ISPs to court, accusing them of not doing enough to curb piracy. This legal campaign, which is supported by the RIAA, resulted in a massive windfall for the copyright holders last month. Following a two week trial, Cox was found guilty... Economic Legal

2020-02-02 - Infrastructure deficiency: Limiting our digital advancement [ICT Clinic]

Sun, 02/02/2020 - 18:19
My personal view of how we can advance tech-wise is not necessarily the number of smartphone users or the number of people on social media. I tend to look at things more differently and for me, statistics such as how many young Nigerians are actively profiting from the digital economy or how many... Development Infrastructure and Standardisation

2020-02-02 - Noncommercial ORG users to ICANN: We want our consultation!

Sun, 02/02/2020 - 18:19
This post notifies ICANN org and its board that Noncommercial Stakeholders are still waiting for a consultation regarding the sale of .ORG. It explains why such a consultation is not a courtesy to be offered at ICANN’s discretion, but is a requirement based on ICANN’s own Registry Agreement (RA)... Legal

2020-02-01 - YTS Lawsuits Offer Clearest Sign Yet That Pirates Shouldn’t Trust Anyone

Sun, 02/02/2020 - 18:19
When mainstream piracy was in its infancy two decades ago, the majority of file-sharers had no idea that they were even at risk from snoopers. Thanks to a massive wave of lawsuits from the RIAA in 2003, that perception soon changed. Somewhere around 2004, the MPAA embarked on a parallel campaign to... Economic Legal

2020-02-01 - This Week In Techdirt History: January 26th - February 1st

Sun, 02/02/2020 - 18:19
Five Years Ago This week in 2015, the Charlie Hebdo attack had the UK reviving interest in its Snooper's Charter, while we learned about how the feds went to Google to snoop on the emails of Wikileaks journalists — and gagged Google after the backlash to their similar warrants against... Economic Security

2020-02-01 - Here's why the UK is (finally) dumping Article 13 for good

Sat, 01/02/2020 - 18:18
The UK had plenty of opportunities to veto the controversial EU copyright legislation, so why did it wait so long to torpedo Article 13? The move amounts to a somewhat bizarre U-turn, as the UK was among the 19 nations that initially supported the law, back in a European Council vote in April 2019... Economic Legal

2020-02-01 - Facebook announces new details about independent oversight board for content moderation

Sat, 01/02/2020 - 18:18
evelyn douek weighed in on the upsides and shortcomings drawbacks of Facebook‘s new content moderation policy.  “While it’s unacceptable to be having completely unaccountable and private entities making decisions, we also don’t want governments having their hands all over it. … So the oversight... Legal

2020-02-01 - Best Free Courses For Those Interested In Career Development

Sat, 01/02/2020 - 18:18
One of the biggest opportunities offered by the internet nowadays is the ability to attain skills you would otherwise have to pay for at no cost at all. Google Digital Skills for Africa is one such platform with a number of free online courses for people looking to upskill without investing... Legal

2020-02-01 - Cambridge, Massachusetts Passes Ban On Facial Recognition Tech Use By Government Agencies

Sat, 01/02/2020 - 18:18
Congratulations to Cambridge, Massachusetts for joining the banwagon! Cambridge joins three other communities in the state which have decided facial recognition tech is too risky, too invasive of privacy, and all-around bad news for their residents. Brookline, Somerville, and Northampton have also... Legal

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