Southeast Asia’s accelerating internet economy

It’s hard to keep up with Southeast Asia’s internet economy because it keeps blowing expectations out of the water. Our 2016 and 2017 e-Conomy SEA reports foresaw a $200 billion internet economy in the region by 2025. The region is taking much less time to get there than earlier expected.  With eight years still left to go, Southeast Asia is already more than a third of the way to the target. And Southeast Asian tech companies have already raised half of the $40-$50 billion in funds we expected ...
Tags: Google, Southeast Asia, Chicago, Madrid, Temasek, Tokopedia, Google in Asia, Conomy SEA, Lazada Shopee

Google report: Southeast Asia’s digital economy to triple to $240 billion by 2025

It may sit in the shade of China and India, but tech has real growth potential in Southeast Asia. Home to a cumulative 650 million people, the region’s digital economy is forecast to triple in size and reach $240 billion over the next seven years, according to Google’s third “e-Conomy SEA” report. The annual study, which is authored by Google and Singapore sovereign fund Temasek and is arguably the most comprehensive research program for tech in Southeast Asia, has raised its estimation for t...
Tags: Google, Uber, Asia, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Tech, E-commerce, Thailand, Vietnam, Temasek, Internet Economy, Online Media, Grab

Google-Temasek study sees $240 billion Southeast Asia internet economy by 2025

Southeast Asia's internet economy is expected to exceed $240 billion by 2025, a joint study by Google and Temasek Holdings showed, a fifth more than previously estimated, as more consumers use their smartphones to go online. The latest report released on Monday adds new sectors such as online food delivery, as well as subscription music and video on demand. It estimated that the gross merchandise value (GMV) of the region's internet economy has reached $72 billion in 2018, rising 37 percent fr...
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E18 – Nicholas Alexiou – Professional Development Needs for Law Students

The Geek In Review – Episode 18 is ready just in time for your Thanksgiving travel enjoyment. Don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes or Google (or where ever you listen to your podcasts) so that you automatically get the latest episodes. Comments can be sent to @glambert or @gebauerm. Also, if you like our new theme music, check out Jerry David DeCicca’s new album on Spotify, or iTunes, Nicholas Alexiou, Director of LL.M and Alumni Advising at Vanderbilt University Law School joins us for an in-de...
Tags: Google, Law, Uncategorized, Mit, Dc, Don, Greg, Emily, GPA, American Association of Law Libraries, Marlene, Vanderbilt University Law School, Jerry David DeCicca, Nicholas Alexiou, Greg s Mom

First Impressions: Sonnet eGPU Breakaway Box Developer Edition

Given the increased cost of the 2018 Mac mini, the integrated Intel U630 GPU remains a concern for many prospective buyers. I, too, was initially disappointed when Apple didn’t include options to configure the Mac mini with discrete graphics processing. While I don’t particularly understand Apple’s decision to go with one of the weakest integrated graphics processing units (GPU) on the market, there are options for those who desire faster graphics performance. But, I’m getting ahead of myself… L...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Comics, News, Mac, Intel, Dell, Gpu, Mac OS, Sapphire, Maya, Geekbench, DVI, eGPU, Apple Menu, Mac Mini 2018

Rocket Lab’s modest launch is giant leap for small-rocket business

The company’s Electron rocket carried a batch of small commercial satellites from a launchpad in New Zealand, a harbinger of a major transformation to the space business.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, New Zealand, Electron, Boeing & Aerospace

Parents struggle to handle children's tech habits

Curbing excessive gadget use among children is hard, say parents asked for survey.
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How I Got Locked Out of the Chip Implanted In My Hand

Motherboard staff writer Daniel Oberhaus writes: If I had a single piece of advice for anyone thinking about getting an NFC chip implant it would be to do it sober.... [A]t the urging of everyone at the implant station, the first thing I did with my implant was secure it with a four-digit pin. I hadn't decided what sort of data I wanted to put on the chip, but I sure as hell didn't want someone else to write to my chip first and potentially lock me out. I chose the same pin that I used for my ph...
Tags: Tech, Nfc, Daniel Oberhaus, Chip Implanted In My Hand

India's BJP Is Reportedly Using Data From a State-Funded Free Phone Program to Hit Up Voters

India’s right-wing, arch-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is using government-subsidized cell phones that have been handed out to millions of people as a campaign tool, the New York Times reported on Sunday, with the BJP using a $79 million free-phone program in the state of Chhattisgarh to appeal directly to…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Technology, India, BJP, Smartphones, New York Times, Cell Phones, Chhattisgarh, Bharatiya Janata Party BJP, Tech Policy

'Windows Isn't a Service, It's an Operating System'

Iwastheone shares an article by former PC World columnist Chris Hoffman. "No PC users asked Microsoft for Windows as a service," Hoffman complains. "It was all Microsoft's idea." "Software as a service" is trendy. But these types of services are generally hosted on a remote platform, like Amazon Web Services or even Microsoft Azure. Web applications like Gmail and Facebook are services. That all makes sense -- the company maintains the software, and you access it remotely. An operating system...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Tech, Skype, Candy Crush, Amazon Web Services, Hoffman, Chris Hoffman

Tumblr App Has Inexplicably Disappeared From Apple’s App Store

Tumblr has mysteriously vanished from Apple’s App Store, and it’s not clear why.Read more...
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Is Quantum Computing Impossible?

"Quantum computing is complex and it's not all it's cracked up to be," writes Slashdot reader nickwinlund77, pointing to this new article from IEEE Spectrum arguing it's "not in our foreseeable future": Having spent decades conducting research in quantum and condensed-matter physics, I've developed my very pessimistic view. It's based on an understanding of the gargantuan technical challenges that would have to be overcome to ever make quantum computing work.... Experts estimate that the number...
Tags: Google, Tech, Intel, Ibm, Slashdot, Landauer, Rolf Landauer

Sorry Cortana, Microsoft Is Now Selling Alexa Devices

Microsoft’s Cortana assistant is reportedly becoming more of an assistance aide than a standalone service, being moved from Microsoft’s AI + Research department to its Experiences & Devices Team and working with Amazon to pair it with the latter company’s Alexa technology. Now, per Engadget, Microsoft seems to be…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Cortana, Amazon Echo, Voice Assistants, Alexa, Ai Research, Smart Assistants, Alexa technology Now per Engadget Microsoft

UK 'wholly' unprepared to stop devastating cyber-attack, MPs warn

Ministers not taking growing threat to national infrastructure seriously, says committeeMinisters are failing to act with “a meaningful sense of purpose or urgency” in the face of a growing cyber threat to the UK’s critical national infrastructure (CNI), a parliamentary committee has warned.The joint committee on national security strategy said at a time when states such as Russia were expanding their capability to mount disruptive cyber-attacks, the UK’s level of ministerial oversight was “whol...
Tags: Politics, UK, Technology, Internet, Russia, UK News, Cybercrime, Cyberwar, CNI

More Companies Plan To Implant Microchips Into Their Employees' Hands

"British companies are planning to microchip some of their staff in order to boost security and stop them accessing sensitive areas," reports the Telegraph. "Biohax, a Swedish company that provides human chip implants, told the Telegraph it was in talks with a number of UK legal and financial firms to implant staff with the devices." An anonymous reader quote Zero Hedge: It is really happening. At one time, the idea that large numbers of people would willingly allow themselves to have microchip...
Tags: Europe, UK, Tech, Wisconsin, Ohio, Engadget, Biohax, BioHax International, Three Square Market, Telegraph Biohax, Stewart Southey

VOI Technology, the e-scooter startup from Sweden, raises $50M led by Balderton Capital

VOI Technology, an e-scooter startup headquartered in Sweden but with pan-European ambitions, has raised $50 million in Series A funding, confirming our earlier scoop. As I previously reported, London-based venture capital firm Balderton Capital has led the round, alongside LocalGlobe, Raine Ventures, and previous VOI backer Vostok New Ventures. A number of angel investors also participated. They include Cristina Stenbeck, Jeff Wilkes (Amazon), Justin Mateen (co-founder of Tinder), Nicolas Bruss...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, Balderton Capital, London, Sweden, Berlin, Tech, Spain, Paris, Portugal, Finland, Bird, Silicon Valley, North

Antares Successfully Launches ISS Re-Supply Cargo Ship

Long-time Slashdot reader PuddleBoy quotes Northrop Grumman Innovation System's Antares rocket has launched the NG-10 Cygnus, named the S.S. John Young, on its way to the International Space Station on Saturday morning from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia... With its second and final flight of 2018 upon it, Antares lofted the S.S. John Young Cygnus up to the International Space Station with 3,268 kg (7,205 lb) of pressurized cargo and 82 kg (181 lb) of unpres...
Tags: Virginia, Tech, International Space Station, Antares, Cygnus, Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport, John Young, Serena Auñón Chancellor, Northrop Grumman Innovation System, John Young Cygnus, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

Michael Bloomberg Donates Record $1.8 Billion To Johns Hopkins University; Donation Will Be Devoted Exclusively To Undergraduate Financial Aid

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is giving $1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins University. The gift is believed to be the largest ever to an academic institution. The money is earmarked for scholarships and grants for undergraduate students from low and middle-income families, Mr. Bloomberg, 76, said through a press release. The gift will enable Johns Hopkins to become one of just a handful of need-blind schools -- meaning students will be considered for admission regardless of their abili...
Tags: New York City, America, Tech, Bloomberg, Baltimore, Michael Bloomberg, Johns Hopkins, Hopkins, National Defense, Pell, Johns Hopkins University, New York Times Bloomberg, My Hopkins

The Best Neighborhoods in NYC: Where to Stay on Your Visit

Posted: 11/7/2018 | November 7th, 2018 Trying to find accommodation in New York City can be a painstaking long process given the large number of hotels and neighborhoods to stay in. This is a city of 10 million people. It’s massive and there’s a lot of choice. What neighborhoods are good to stay in? What’s central? What’s safe? Where is the best place to stay? As someone who has been working and living in New York City on and off for over five years, I’ve stayed in a wide variety of places he...
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Will robots replace doctors?

Among the many recurring topics, this year has been the impact of machine learning in our lives, especially the implications for our future work life. Prophecies range from ubiquitous utopian machine servants to a dystopian ravaging, hollowing out the work and economic standing of the middle and lower classes. “What can machine learning do? Workforce […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Tech, Mobile Health, Primary Care, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA

Google To Pay JavaScript Frameworks To Implement Performance-First Code

An anonymous reader quotes ZDNet: Google will be launching a fund of $200,000 to sponsor the development and implementation of performance-related features in third-party JavaScript frameworks... Frameworks with original ideas to improve performance and those which ship "on by default" performance-boosting features will be favored in the funds allocation process. Nicole Sullivan, Chrome Product Manager, and Malte Ubl, Google Engineering Lead, have told ZDNet that the popularity, size, or the ado...
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Save On 27″, 32″, And 34″ Monitors From Just $113.99 Shipped From Amazon!

Acer 27″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) VA Zero Frame Monitor, was $178.90, now $113.99 Lenovo 23.8 Inch Monitor, was $232.93, now $156.99 LG 32-Inch IPS Monitor with Screen Split, was $199.99, now $157.99 Dell UltraSharp 27-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor, was $429.99, now $329 Samsung Series Monitor 34″, was $699.99, now $549.99 Post what other […]
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Samsung, Acer, Lg, Lcd, Lenovo, Dell Ultrasharp

Tumblr for iOS vanishes from App Store, possibly due to inappropriate content

Tumblr for iOS is currently only allowing searches in Safe Mode, and it is not available on the App Store. The speculation is that the app's disappearance had something to do with inappropriate content. The post Tumblr for iOS vanishes from App Store, possibly due to inappropriate content appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Mobile, News, Trends, Tumblr, App Store

SpaceX puts Monday launch of 64 small satellites on hold

A scheduled launch by SpaceX on Monday out of Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc has been put on hold, with the company on Saturday citing additional pre-flight inspections. Standing down from Monday’s launch attempt of Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express to conduct additional pre-flight inspections. Once complete, we will confirm a new launch date. — SpaceX (@SpaceX) November 17, 2018 The mission, known as SSO-A or SmallSat Express, of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 64 small satellites repre...
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SpaceX puts Monday launch of ambitious multiple small satellite launch on hold

A scheduled launch by SpaceX on Monday out of Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc has been put on hold, with the company on Saturday citing additional pre-flight inspections. Standing down from Monday’s launch attempt of Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express to conduct additional pre-flight inspections. Once complete, we will confirm a new launch date. — SpaceX (@SpaceX) November 17, 2018 The mission, known as SSO-A or SmallSat Express, of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 64 small satellites repre...
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Original Content podcast: The disappointment of ‘House of Cards’ and its final season

It seems like Netflix’s “House of Cards” had a real opportunity for a fresh start with season six. Granted, the behind-the-scenes turmoil probably made this season particularly challenging: Production was already underway when “Star Trek: Discovery” actor Anthony Rapp came forward with allegations that Kevin Spacey made a sexual advance towards him when Rapp was only 14. In response, Netflix and production company Media Rights Capital halted production and ultimately decided to rewrite the se...
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Amazon Releases A No-Cost Distribution of OpenJDK

An anonymous reader quotes SD Times: Amazon wants to make sure Java is available for free to its users in the long term with the introduction of Amazon Corretto. The solution is a no-cost, multi-platform, production-ready distribution of the Open Java Development Kit (OpenJDK). "Java is one of the most popular languages in use by AWS customers, and we are committed to supporting Java and keeping it free," Arun Gupta, principal open-source technologist at Amazon, wrote in a blog post. "Many of ou...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Aws, Gupta, Arun Gupta, SD Times, Java in Amazon Linux, Java Flight Recorder Gupta, Gupta Corretto

Gillmor Gang: Nation State

The Gillmor Gang — Keith Teare, Esteban Kolsky, Frank Radice, Michael Markman, and Steve Gillmor . Recorded live Saturday November 17, 2018. Democracy saved, fiat currency, and Facebook rope-a-dope. Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor @kteare, @ekolsky, @fradice, @mickeleh, @stevegillmor Liner Notes Live chat stream The Gillmor Gang on Facebook
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Bringing Independence Back to Sufferers of Parkinson’s!

ALBERT is an ideal companion for individuals with Parkinson’s disease as well as their loved ones. The design harnesses the power of haptic feedback in order to prevent a problem known as FOG (Freezing of Gait) in which the individual becomes stuck and immobile for no apparent reason.One interesting trick that sufferers have learned is to create a type of rhythm (whether it’s haptic, visual or sound) to bypass FOG and continue moving. For reasons that remain unclear, it helps users regain motion...
Tags: Design, Technology, Medical, Product Design, Albert, Parkinson, Parkinsons, MIIO Studio, Miio

GitHub's Annual Report Reveals This Year's Top Contributor: Microsoft

GitHub saw more than 67 million pull requests this year -- more than a third of GitHub's "lifetime" total of 200 million pull requests since its launch in 2008. It now hosts 96 million repositories, and has over 31 million contributors -- including 8 million who just joined within the last 12 months. These are among the facts released in GitHub's annual "State of the Octoverse" report -- a surprising number of which involve Microsoft. GitHub's top project this year, by contributor count, was...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Tech, Intel, U C Berkeley, Microsoft Azure

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