It’s still fashionable today to promote tech startups and tech hubs based on models from the global north. But new, alternative and more sustainable models might be emerging.
Whereas digital work can bring freedom and flexibility into the lives of workers in Africa, it can also contribute towards their precarity and vulnerability.
The introduction of these technologies in Ghana has created an enabling platform for consumers to use their mobile phones to pay for goods and services
Digital technologies like artificial intelligence and wireless networks will be crucially important for Australia’s economy. A new report urges the government to invest strongly in our digital future.
We need a tenfold increase in the digital economy budget spending for Australia to become a leading digital economy.
There’s more substance to the surging price of Bitcoin than last time. But there’s still good reason to be cautious about investing in it.
A deepfake nude bot hosted by the social messaging app Telegram is being used to abuse women – why this isn’t illegal.
There is a growing mismatch between what education and training provide and the skills needed in workplaces being reshaped by the digital economy. Advanced apprenticeships can help close the gap.
Our current digital era and reliance on technology favours information as a form of capital.
Teaching children digital literacy skills is essential to help them learn how to navigate and respond to misinformation. It also helps them grow into adults who can participate in digital democracy.
Most of Facebook’s revenue comes from the millions of small businesses that advertise on the platform.
A range of announcement were made at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, including the new ‘CarKey’ feature, and Apple’s decision to part ways with chip manufacturer Intel.
This major adjustment to how the cryptocurrency operates happens every four years.
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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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 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.
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.