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Après la bague, Visa propose de payer avec des lunettes de soleil. Chronotruck lève 3,5 millions d'euros pour accélérer la digitalisation du fret routier. Governing the Digital Economy. Someone once quipped that the only crime not covered by the Ten Commandments is computer hacking.

Governing the Digital Economy

Whether that’s true or not I don’t know, but it is certainly against the law thanks to the Computer Misuse Act of 1990. This however forms part of what is a surprisingly small amount of primary legislation relating to matters digital, particularly when one considers the impact that technology has had on almost every aspect of our lives in the last twenty or so years. Governing the Digital Economy. Cities policy key to digital economy. In the fast evolving digital economy, smarter cities policy will drive the nation’s ability to both innovate and compete in global markets, as well as provide the platform for economic growth.

Cities policy key to digital economy

Whether they are metropolitan or regional, cities are already the essential engines for economic output. But the opportunities in the digital economy should put cities at the centre of economic planning. Tech giant Nokia has called for a rethink of Australian cities policy, and urged a greater degree of cooperation and collaboration between the levels of government to develop a more sophisticated approach to cities’ digital infrastructure. In its just-released A new world of cities and the future of Australia, the company says Australia has a specific opportunity, but needs to better define the role of the city, and then to build more sophisticated policy that leverages emerging technology. Solactive launches digital economy index. Frankfurt-based index provider Solactive has launched the Solactive Digital Economy Index, which tracks the performance of 50 European stocks whose business models are likely to impacted by the process of digitisation.

Solactive launches digital economy index

The index also has a smart beta tilt built in, with composition weighted towards high dividend, low volatility stocks. The index tracks the performance of high dividend, low volatility stocks within seven themes identified as having high exposure to digitisation. Is the digital economy in danger of becoming the taking economy? Sharing economy firms like Uber and Airbnb may be leveraging their access to information, gained by facilitating trusted transactions between strangers on a digital platform, to disadvantage their participants and avoid regulation according to a new research paper co-published by a law professor and a technology ethnographer at the University of Washington.

Is the digital economy in danger of becoming the taking economy?

Sharing economy platforms and other new business models have received their fair share of scrutiny, particularly when it comes to employment and how they classify the workers on their platforms. Meanwhile, the perils of an information age where an ever increasing number of connected devices can be exploited to breach fundamental privacy rights have also been covered extensively. Google expands its African initiatives. Alphabet is committing to training another 1 million students under its Digital Skills for Africa program in the next 12 months, the company said at events in Lagos, Nairobi, and Johannesburg.

Google expands its African initiatives

The commitment follows the company’s 1 million mark milestone reached today and follows the opening of Google’s Launchpad Accelerator for African startups earlier this month — tracking a growing presence by the global internet services firm on the continent. Debuted in April 2016 with a goal of training 1 million within a year, Digital Skills for Africa offers online and face to face instruction to individuals and small businesses through 14 partners across 27 African countries. Anyone can register for free and set an individualized plan across three primary categories: business development, career advancement, or basic internet use. Users can choose from 89 courses across 23 topic areas and earn badges and certificates for successful completion. Marketing 4.0 in the digital economy: Moving from traditional to digital marketing.

From segmentation and targeting to customer community confirmation Traditionally, marketing always starts with segmentation—a practice of dividing the market into homogenous groups based on their geographic, demographic, psychographic, and behavioral profiles.

Marketing 4.0 in the digital economy: Moving from traditional to digital marketing

Segmentation is typically followed by targeting—a practice of selecting one or more segments that a brand is committed to pursue based on their attractiveness and fit with the brand. Segmentation and targeting are both fundamental aspects of a brand’s strategy. They allow for efficient resource allocation and sharper positioning. They also help marketers to serve multiple segments, each with differentiated offerings. Budget Push for a Digital Economy-Krishan Kumar - BW Disrupt. Indian Government has embarked on the journey of transforming Indian Economy into a Digital Economy.

Budget Push for a Digital Economy-Krishan Kumar - BW Disrupt

Digital economy has been one of the integral strategy of the Central Government tackle the menace of corruption, black money and bring transparency into the system. The main concerns of a digital economy are security, infrastructure and promoting the adoption of digital methods of financial transactions. The Finance minister has taken various policy and budget initiatives through this budget to promote digital payments.

Funding to help small businesses jump in to the digital economy Sunshine Coast. Small Business Minister Leeanne Enoch today opened a second round of the popular Small Business Digital Grants to help small businesses boost their digital capability.

Funding to help small businesses jump in to the digital economy Sunshine Coast

Speaking at a Logan business breakfast and digital expo today, Minister Enoch said 155 businesses shared in $1 million in funding from first round of the Small Business Digital Grants program. “The overwhelming response from Queensland small businesses when we launched this program demonstrates that businesses are ready and eager to adopt digital technology,” Minister Enoch said. “These successful applicants will now have access to digital technologies and services to enable them to work smarter, engage with the global economy and make the most of online business opportunities.” Minister Enoch said the Palaszczuk Government was committed to providing Queensland small businesses with the support they need to succeed through programs like the Small Business Digital Grants initiative.

Digital economy: What is Modi government's cashless drive all about? - The Financial Express. The payments system was launched in August 2016 by state-run National Payments Corporation of India, but its adoption by banks and customers remained sluggish.

Digital economy: What is Modi government's cashless drive all about? - The Financial Express

India’s has launched a slew of electronic systems to encourage its 1.2 billion people to rely less on cash, and adopt digital services to buy everything from groceries to fuel. Here is an overview of India’s cash-less initiatives. United Payments Interface (UPI) The real push for UPI came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the flagship UPI app called BHIM on Dec. 30. Most state and private lenders are now on the UPI platform, and the BHIM app has been downloaded more than 17 million times.

Big data lab to boost digital economy - Business. China launched its first national engineering laboratory for big data distribution and exchange technologies on Saturday.

Big data lab to boost digital economy - Business

The move is seen boosting the country's digital economy and helping build its strengths to compete in the global market. Yang Shanlin, director of the lab and an academician at the Chinese Academy of Engineering, said the lab will seek breakthroughs in the research and application of big data. It will also help the government better regulate the exchange and distribution process. "We will actively conduct research in the fundamental theories of big data, including data collection, open data and data security. In terms of applying big data to industries, we will build innovation centers and conduct research in key technologies for industries like finance, media, advanced manufacturing, energy, healthcare and education.

" India a great destination for building digital economy infrastructure: Payoneer CEO Scott Galit. The world is shifting towards digital economy and it is changing countries and people across the globe. Digital transformation is altering the way organisations work and is contributing in reshaping the global economy altogether. Digital transformation has also changed the modes of payment globally making it easy, cashless and hassle-free.

India is seen as one of the top markets for digital economy as it is ranked fourth in in terms of active Internet users across the world. The Indian government is also gearing towards digitisation of the country and has launched initiatives to pave way for a cashless society through its varied schemes like Aadhar Pay. The Indian government recently announced that it will be banning cash transactions of greater than Rs 3,00,000 (UK£3600 or US$4500), in the 2017-18 Budget which focuses on boosting the digital economy and rural growth.