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China is taking digital control of its people to chilling lengths

“As a way of using digital technology for social control, this takes some beating” writes John Naughton for theguardian.com. One hears this less now, as visitors to China return goggle-eyed at the extent to which its people have integrated digital technology into daily life.More significantly, the country’s technocratic rulers have sussed that digital technology is not just good for making economic transactions frictionless, but also for implementing sophisticated systems of social control. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Merkel calls for Germany and China to regear relations for digital era

“SHENZHEN (Reuters) – Berlin and Beijing must revamp their relationship to adapt to digital changes, said Angela Merkel, who has made the issue a top priority of her fourth term as German Chancellor” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “Cooperation needs to be put on a completely new footing due to digitalization,” Merkel said. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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CIOs: Digital Business Demands Political Savvy, Soft Skills

“CIOs must create a working environment that allows for experimentation, said Harmeen Mehta, global CIO and head of digital at Bharti Airtel Ltd., speaking on a panel” writes Kim S for wsj.com. These skills include a sharp focus on managing staff stress levels and providing guidance as all employees learn new tools and business models.Mike Macrie, CIO at agriculture firm Land O’Lakes Inc., finds motivation for himself and his staff in tackling large business problems.Technology staff should worry less about explaining pieces of technology to others, he said. “Be part…

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Bitcoin value gyrates amid report of Department of Justice manipulation investigation

“Thoroughly research virtual currencies, digital coins, tokens, and the companies or entities behind them in order to separate hype from facts.”” writes unknown author for usatoday.com. Separately, the Securities and Exchange Commission warned in March of “potentially unlawful” online trading platforms that lack regulatory oversight.Bitcoin prices see-sawed Thursday following a report that the Department of Justice and the nation’s top commodities regulator are investigating whether traders have manipulated the price of digital currencies.The price swings came after Bloomberg News reported that the Department of Justice had opened a criminal investigation of…

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Coinbase Rebrands GDAX to Coinbase Pro and Integrates Newly Acquired Ethereum Startup Paradex

“On Wednesday, May 23, the company also announced the rebranding of GDAX exchange to Coinbase Pro” writes Bhushan Akolkar for coinspeaker.com. The rebranding of GDAX will make trading experience more easy and intuitive, while integrating the Paradex platform will give customers access to more digital currencies.Currently, Coinbase offers its customers to trade only four digital currencies – Bitcoin, Ethereum Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin on its platform.As stated in their official blog post, some of the salient features of the new Coinbase Pro service include: The company plans to integrate the…

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If you can’t tell the difference between marketing and storytelling, does it matter?

“Warning: mild spoilers below for the first five episodes of Westworld season 2, including the promotional teaser for episode 6” writes May Edt for theverge.com. But hardcore fans know better — at least, the ones who have been willing to dive into the in-world websites, chatbots, and email blasts that serve as the show’s viral marketing campaign. Source: theverge.com Share This:

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Sources: DOJ and CFTC have opened a criminal probe into alleged market manipulation of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

“The Winklevoss twins, who are known for getting rich off Facebook Inc., hired Nasdaq Inc. last month to conduct surveillance of digital coins trading on their exchange, Gemini Trust Co” writes Matt Robinson Tom for bloomberg.com. Still, digital coins continue to be a global investment craze, drawing legions of loyalists to industry conferences, generating celebrity endorsements and increasingly attracting the attention of Wall Street.Another Says That’s Mind Control Some market participants have alleged that crypto manipulation is rampant. Source: bloomberg.com Share This:

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U.S. Launches Criminal Probe into Bitcoin Price Manipulation

“The Winklevoss twins, who are known for getting rich off Facebook Inc., hired Nasdaq Inc. last month to conduct surveillance of digital coins trading on their exchange, Gemini Trust Co” writes Matt Robinson Tom for bloomberg.com. Still, digital coins continue to be a global investment craze, drawing legions of loyalists to industry conferences, generating celebrity endorsements and increasingly attracting the attention of Wall Street.Another Says That’s Mind Control Some market participants have alleged that crypto manipulation is rampant. Source: bloomberg.com Share This:

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How Onslow County engages students with Windows 10 and Office 365

“Onslow County Schools employs a team of technology-focused staff, headed by Jeff Pittman, Chief Technology Officer” reports microsoft.com. Together, Pittman, Friebel, and Stephen Taylor, Coordinator of Digital Learning and Teaching, have managed the district’s multi-year digital transformation.Onslow County also conducts their own annual assessments, gathering feedback on everything from student collaboration to their ability to develop students into good digital citizens.Exploring the success of the Windows 1:1 program and Office 365 Suite adoption To date, Onslow County’s 1:1 program has deployed approximately 20,000 Windows laptop devices throughout the district. Source: microsoft.com…

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Ticketfly Co-Founder Joins Forces With Cryptocurrency Pioneers to Create New Blockchain Protocol

“Most digital assets sit within a single platform and cannot be transferred or sold” writes Dave Brooks for billboard.com. “It’s about creating an underlying protocol and interoperable layer between these different kinds of digital assets that can create a lot more liquidity and traceability.”. “Perhaps a fan could convert digital items on Tari and trade them in for two concert tickets to see The Killers,” Jain tells Billboard. Source: billboard.com Share This:

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