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Ikea UK says it is to close its Coventry store this summer, threatening 352 jobs, in the face of changing customer behaviour
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
Almost half a million evening deliveries made via On the dot, while Barclaycard partners with BigCommerce on website payments
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...
Here are the foreign currency exchange rates for the US$, ZW$ and Rand on the interbank and black market…
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...
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.
Guest Post: New traffic engineering system, FlowDirector, reduces traffic overheads for large CDNs on long-haul links by 15%25.
Infrastructure and Standardisation
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...
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
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...
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
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)...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...