Worldwide internet connectivity plans scrapped by Google

Plans to distribute a worldwide network of balloons to bring access to all areas of the world have been scrapped by Google this week. The project, named Loon, was first initiated in 2011 with a goal to ‘connect people everywhere’. Loon positioned itself as a beacon of hope for the most remote regions in the… Continue reading Worldwide internet connectivity plans scrapped by Google

World record number of satellites launched by SpaceX

SpaceX, the independent American space company, set a new world record this week with the number of satellites launched into space on a single rocket. The SpaceX Falcon rocket was the spaceship used for the launch that took place from Florida in the USA. The Falcon rocket carried 143 satellites, or payloads as they are… Continue reading World record number of satellites launched by SpaceX

Bitcoin swinging back down after New Year run

On Thursday Bitcoin dropped below $32,000 for the first time in weeks, marking a second straight day of steep price declines. Over the last two days the leading cryptocurrency’s value has fallen by over 10 percent. The downward trend comes after an impressive rally that began last December and carried through the new year, with… Continue reading Bitcoin swinging back down after New Year run

China advocates for worldwide QR code use to curb COVID

Known for its authoritarian regime, it’s no surprise Chinese President Xi Jinping is advocating a worldwide track and trace system for COVID-19. The global pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption around the world this year since the start of its international spread back in early 2020. Since then, millions have been affected as cases and subsequent… Continue reading China advocates for worldwide QR code use to curb COVID

Bitcoin price likely to rise more in 2021

Early investors of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin continue to see unprecedented returns on their initial investments this year and, as some experts predict, on into 2021. The price of online currency Bitcoin has exceeded expectations throughout November 2020, with its price rising above $19,000 USD again – the highest it has been since its terminal peak… Continue reading Bitcoin price likely to rise more in 2021

Covid-19 can linger on your mobile phone for 4 weeks, study says

The novel coronavirus can survive on mobile phone screens (as well as stainless steel and banknotes) for as much as 28 days, according to new research from our very own Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Previously it was believed that Covid-19 only lived for a few days on surfaces. As the authors of the study… Continue reading Covid-19 can linger on your mobile phone for 4 weeks, study says

Coronavirus lines pockets of Tech elite with extra billions

Since the start of the global pandemic in early January 2020, the effects and consequences of the COVID-19 virus have been widespread and extremely unpredictable. The outbreak is said to have started in a wet market, in Wuhan, the large, modern capital of Central China’s Hubei province. Yet, by late 2020 the virus has spread… Continue reading Coronavirus lines pockets of Tech elite with extra billions

Fintech Start Ups That Made The Cut

7 Fintech Startups That Are Worth Mentioning in 2020  Fintech startups can be considered trendy these days. In 2018 alone, capital funding for such startups in the US reached $13 billion. The following year, this amount increased to $18 billion. Globally, fintech startups were able to generate $34.5 billion in funding. However, before you even start… Continue reading Fintech Start Ups That Made The Cut

Embracing The Digital Way

Digital Payment Strategies To Make it Easy for Customers  Businesses have no other choice but to embrace changes and go digital. It is something that small business owners shouldn’t be afraid of. Since the pandemic happened, 76% of small businesses have relied on digital technologies more than ever. In another survey, one-third of businesses believed that they… Continue reading Embracing The Digital Way