Sources: 16 Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges to form a self-regulating body to better safeguard investors after Coincheck’s $530M heist last month (Takahiko Wada/Reuters)

February 20, 2018

Takahiko Wada / Reuters: Sources: 16 Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges to form a self-regulating body to better safeguard investors after Coincheck’s $530M heist last month  —  TOKYO (Reuters) – Sixteen Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges will fix plans as early as next week to create a self-regulating body in a bid … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Jeff Bezos Shares Video of 10,000-Year Clock Project

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNET: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shared a video on Tuesday of his latest project: a giant clock designed to keep time for 10,000 years. Buried deep in a west Texas mountain, the project is in partnership with San Francisco-based group The Long Now Foundation, which grew out of an idea for a 10,000 year clock that co-founder Danny Hillis proposed back in the…

February 20, 2018
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BrandPost: Is Your City Smart Enough?

Driven by new digital technologies, cities around the world are getting smarter in their approaches to managing municipal services and interacting with citizens.  And that’s a good thing, given projections that show we could add 2.5 billion people to the world’s already-burgeoning urban populations by 2050.[1] To keep our urban areas livable, workable and sustainable — three goals of the globally-focused Smart Cities Council — all cities need to become…

February 20, 2018
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Microsoft adds game sales for over 5,000 titles to Mixer, its Twitch competitor, and will pay streamers 5% for every purchase from their channel (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

February 20, 2018

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Microsoft adds game sales for over 5,000 titles to Mixer, its Twitch competitor, and will pay streamers 5% for every purchase from their channel  —  Twitch has long since allowed its streamers to generate revenue from their channels through things like subscriptions, virtual tipping and game sales. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Uber CEO Sees Commercialization of Flying Taxis in 5-10 Years

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said on Tuesday he can see commercialization of the Uber Air flying taxi service happening within five to 10 years. From a report: The U.S. ride-hailing app maker has said it expects flying vehicles to eventually become an affordable method of mass transportation. Read more of this story at Slashdot. Source: www.slashdot.org

February 20, 2018
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BrandPost: Powered Enterprise IT: Cloud implementation built for the future

IT organizations face a growing demand for faster, more agile service delivery, with changes in traditional lines of control and associated risks. Technology has become more innovative, but implementing it has become more challenging — from managing a complex hybrid cloud environment to greater scrutiny of value from technology. To meet those challenges, it must expand beyond traditional IT service management (ITSM) in order to focus resources on strategies that…

February 20, 2018
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New service to directly connect northeast Brazil, Colombia to Asia

Brazil’s and Colombia’s shippers are hoping that a Far East rapid transit will pave the way for more fruit and other exports to that region and, possibly, transshipment into the Middle East, via Singapore. (Above: containers at a Brazil port.) Photo credit: Shutterstock. Shippers in north/northeast Brazil are looking forward to… Source: http://www.joc.com

February 20, 2018
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BrandPost: Funding Digital Transformation

If a technology solutions salesperson walks out of your office without playing the “digital transformation” card, he or she is not likely long for that job. Vendors, whether through strategic vision or competitive necessity, have latched onto the aspirations and concerns of business customers who fear digital disruption. “Digital transformation rocketed to the top of mind for brands, enterprises, and organizations in 2016,” writes R. “Ray” Wang, founder of Constellation…

February 20, 2018
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