Ericsson bags 5G cloud core technology deal from XL Axiata

Swedish telecoms gear maker Ericsson said it has been selected by Indonesian operator XL Axiata to deploy 5G-ready cloud core technology solutions in East Indonesia. Under the partnership, Ericsson will deploy Ericsson Cloud Packet Core and Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) solutions. “Ericsson’s solutions will help XL Axiata to prepare for this increase in data […]

General election 2019: Do social media ads work, are they fair?

Follow election night on the BBC Watch the election night special with Huw Edwards from 21:55 GMT on BBC One, the BBC News Channel, iPlayer As polls close at 22:00, the BBC will publish an exit poll across all its platforms, including @bbcbreaking and @bbcpolitics The BBC News website and app will bring you live […]

Ronn Motor Group Teases Upcoming Hydrogen-Powered Electric SUV

The name references a hydrogen vehicle’s byproduct – water vapor. The new SUV, set to launch in 2022, will ride on the company’s flexible Q-Series chassis that could underpin a fleet of different body styles, including delivery vehicles, with both hydrogen fuel cell and all-electric powertrains. Ronn says the new SUV will take styling cues […]

Southeast Asia, ‘fertile land’ for online payments, e-wallets

“It is, however, far beyond surprising. As early as late 2019, before COVID-19’s massive effects across SEA, I read an article which said online financial transactions in the region will be worth US$1 trillion by 2025 and the digital wallet segment will jump fivefold to $114 billion.

An oyster hatchery in Baton Rouge? Former LSU researcher trying to make it happen

“This idea of the hatchery technology advancing such that you don’t necessarily have to have it on the coast is very attractive to us,” Banks said. “Then, we have sort of an insurance policy in a hatchery like Steve’s. If something happens to our hatchery on the coast, we have this second source of hatchery […]

Uber must make California drivers full employees, judge rules

By considering their millions of drivers as contractors, not full employees, Uber and Lyft are able to offer quick and low-cost rides by maximising the number of drivers on their platforms, emphasising the ease of signing up and refraining from providing them benefits such as health insurance as they champion so-called flexible work models.

Do New Zealand workers need an national income insurance scheme?

We could just change current benefit system. For example, the system could be set up to pay people made redundant a higher proportion of their lost wage for a period of time after they are made redundant, so they could afford to retrain.

Every worker should have a KiwiSaver-linked personal redundancy account

But it could improve the lives of workers. Redundancy could have a long-lasting impact on people’s lives, including leaving them with “income-scarring”, a term for unemployed people feeling forced to accept lower-paid jobs, and never being able to get their incomes back to their pre-redundancy levels.

Made in China: US Reclassifies Hong Kong Exports Amid Push to Alter Beijing’s WTO Status

Trump’s executive order came about as a retaliatory measure against Beijing for its passing of the new national security law in Hong Kong, which bans the funding of political groups in the special administrative region by outside financiers, among other things. “Hong Kong will now be treated the same as mainland China,” Trump said during […]

INEC speaks on conduct of Edo governorship primaries, court orders

The party stated that political Parties should note that the organisation and scheduling of various activities and processes leading to the conduct of elections are complex and involve extensive and careful planning and any disruption of these processes comes at a huge cost to the nation. The spate and tenor of pre-election litigations and the […]