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Monday, October 18, 2021

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blackday - stock.adobe.com A new study by the Web Foundation investigates the economic cost associated with the barriers preventing women from accessing the internet By Angelica Mari Published: 12 Oct 2021 15:45 Low and lower-middle income countries across the world have lost an estimated $1tn in gross domestic product (GDP) in the past decade, as…
goodbye, old friend — All four major browsers have duplicated HTTPS Everywhere functionality natively. Jim Salter - Sep 27, 2021 11:06 pm UTC Enlarge / We had trouble even finding HTTPS statistics earlier than 2016—but even in 2016, fewer than one in four websites were delivered via HTTPS.Last week, the Electronic Frontier Foundation announced that it will…
In a move that further cements its position as the king of retail media, Digiday has learned that Walmart has launched an expansion to its demand-side platform efforts that reduces waste for media agencies when they use it along with that of its partner The Trade Desk.And Omnicom Media Group is among the first media…
Founder and CEO of cyber security firm Group-IB detained in Moscow on treason charges By Alex Scroxton, Security Editor Published: 29 Sep 2021 16:45 Russian authorities have arrested Ilya Sachkov, the founder and chief executive of cyber security firm Group-IB, accusing him of collaborating with western intelligence agencies and treason, according to reports. RTVI, a…

10 years on: Dark Souls

Has there been a more influential game over the last ten years than From Software's masterpiece? Minecraft and Fortnite have bigger footprints, I suppose, and one could perhaps make a case for Skyrim's effect on the proliferation of open world games. But in terms of how both designers and critics think about game design, I…
Hearst wants to bring advertisers onto an airship it created in the virtual world of the metaverse. The idea behind the Hearst Youth + Wellness Group Airship, which will open to new and existing clients starting this fall, is to show the potential in co-branded VR experiences to reach Hearst’s audience of young female gamers. Hearst…
There is a growing “unreachable” segment of the Latinx population that is skipping traditional broadcast TV and watching TV via linear-programmed OTT apps.  According to Nielsen’s Total Audience Report, 84% of Hispanic Americans consume their favorite content on connected TVs (CTV), more so than the total U.S. population (77%). Free ad-supported TV (FAST) services, made…
Home News Computing (Image credit: Pixabay) There have been more changes to cloud and network access during the pandemic than in the previous five years together. Personal devices accessing corporate networks increased 20% in 2020, creating new complexity and increasing risk. New approaches to work are making IT rethink policies and cybersecurity practices for end-user…
October 6, 2021 by Michael Bürgi Though most of marketing is experienced and evaluated on the front end — what the target customer sees or hears — there are times when back-end adjustments and improvements move the proverbial sales needle just as effectively. That was the motivation behind Horizontal Digital, a digital consultancy that specializes…
September 26, 2021 8:45 AM A new GamesBeat event is around the corner! Learn more about what comes next.  Like a great many Halo Insiders, I played the Halo: Infinite public test this weekend and it brought back some good memories. I’m looking forward to playing a lot more of this game when it debuts…