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Emoticons/Smileys in different cultures

If you’re reading this story, we’re connected. Physically, you’re anywhere, but digitally we’re in a global conversation, a nonstop cross-cultural exchange on an unprecedented scale. And Smileys.😃 or this reason, social scientists study how people respond to emoticons around the world. Much of our borderless discussion is cryptic, expressed in likes,

EU Battery Alliance: Establishing European battery manufacturing

One year on from the launch of the European Battery Alliance (EBA), the Commission Action Plan is in place, the first pilot production facilities are being built and further projects are announced to establish the EU as the lead player in the strategic area of battery innovation and manufacturing. atteries will be as

Digital Europe Program: Funding Digital Transformation

n the framework of the next long-term EU budget for 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing a new, €9.2 billion programme to build up digital capacity and infrastructure and support a digital single market. It will operate mainly through coordinated and strategic co-investments with the Member States in the areas of advanced

ECB unveils new € 100 and 200 euro banknotes

The European Central Bank (ECB) unveiled the new 100 and 200 euro banknotes, which will enter into circulation on 28 May 2019. After the €5, €10, €20 and €50, the €100 and €200 banknotes are the last two denominations of the Europa series, and therefore mark its completion. he new €100

Infographic: How does Social Media Universe look like?

illions of people around the world grew up during the age of social media, and mankind is slowly marching toward a future where nearly everyone will be a digital native. For the one-third of humanity that now uses a smartphone, messaging and status updates are often more natural than having a

Top 100 Most Valuable Brands in 2018

According to Forbes, the world’s 100 most valuable brands are worth a staggering $2.15 trillion. While that singular number is impressive, the publication’s 2018 rankings of global brands can be further broken down in other ways that are also quite intriguing. Let’s take a look at brands by individual brand value,

What can we learn from successfully Crowdfunded startups that failed

ssic, a startup company, which made 3D audio headphones for virtual reality applications, was recently shut down. The company had gotten off to a fabulous start having reportedly crowdfunded $3.2 million, but ultimately closed its operations. Ossic's experience is one of many highly successful crowdfunding campaigns that were flooded with money from eager backers,

Beyond data and digital privacy

or those of you worried that you’ve signed up to too many websites, given out too much information or agreed to a few too many terms and conditions, you may think European new law intended to protect user data (GDPR) offers some answers. But it’s just one piece of this

Gaming: The expansion of eSports Business

or decades, the world’s top athletes have competed in illustrious tournaments such as The Masters or the Tour de France. People tune in from all over to see these athletes in peak form, and tournaments rake in cash from media rights, advertisements, sponsorships, merchandise, and also the live event itself.

What is GDPR? – A Modern Data Protection Law Explained

imed at strengthening citizens’ rights uniformly while reducing burdens for companies and public entities, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies fully as of 25 May 2018. The long-awaited (and often feared) law is part of a reform package adopted in 2016 to foster trust in a digital age.

Which media technology is the most omnipresent?

tatistically speaking, over 50% of people are consuming media in some form at this given moment. In fact, the latest data shows that Americans spend over 12 hours per day consuming media in various forms. This means that people spend more time consuming media than they do working or sleeping – a prolific insight

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