Bitcoin miners will not get less for their efforts.
This major adjustment to how the cryptocurrency operates happens every four years.
People, some wearing masks, enjoy a walk in a park in Rome as Italy, the first nation to impose a nationwide lockdown against the coronavirus, begins to reopen – slowly.
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It's possible to evaluate countries' readiness to lift their lockdowns, based on how well they managed the first wave of the pandemic, and how ready they are for a digital economy.
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Internet cafe owner Kaleb Alemayehu checks a computer in Adama City, Ethiopia. Internet shutdowns are common.
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An absence of laws governing the digital space has allowed the government to tinker with internet accessibility as it sees fit.
The same technological forces that make the Wuhan outbreak a global concern are also key to managing the crisis response.
The digital economy includes small holder farmers being able to access finance on a mobile device without having to go to a bank.
The digital economy will, soon, become the ordinary economy as the uptake - and application - of digital technologies in every sector in the world grows.
The EU needs to reconsider its approach if digital platforms are to thrive.
Our smartphones are made by rare earth metals, and consume large amounts of electricity.
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Last year, it was estimated data centres around the world generated the same amount of carbon emissions as created by the global airline industry's fuel usage.
Cyber insecurity is a threat to Africa’s digital economy.
Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda are at the forefront of the war against cyber criminals.
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Delivery companies are constantly learning from past mistakes to better serve customers, but they neglect crucial energy, mobility and health issues.
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son.
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SoftBank is pouring another US$8 billion into WeWork, even though the office rental company is now valued at just US$8 billion.
A call for greater transparency.
A lot of banks started experimenting with blockchain in 2015 but they've made little progress.
Centre stage: Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
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Tech companies use product launches to position themselves as the heroes of the digital revolution.
Flash in the pan?
WeWork's uncertain future reflects how investors have wised up to the hype around Silicon Valley start ups.
Communications infrastructure and investing in skills will be vital to success in the 21st century.
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Australia is falling behind other countries in digital skills and infrastructure, but smarter planning and investment can turn things around.
Traditional banks don't understand the challenge they face from fintech disruptors and their competitive advantage is on the wane.
Internet issues in Indonesia need to be tackled.
Indonesia needs a digital affairs ministry if it wants to tap growing potential and tackle mounting issues.
Huawei has revealed Harmony OS, its alternative to Android.
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The technology behind the new OS certainly looks promising. But it's no magic solution to the US trade ban.
Connecting with the digital economy is a trickier prospect out here.
Remote Queensland farmers are among the least "digitally included" communities in Australia, according to a new report that documents the impacts of low access, affordability and digital ability for families and communites.