The Blockchain helps to safeguard people’s identity and fasten KYC/AML

When internet was launched in the 1990’s, it felt safe behind the hide behind a veil of anonymity. Basically nobody knew if you were a dog, however, in the 2020’s online giants like Amazon, Google, Apple, Facebook (GAFA) are building user profiles. With the help of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, they not only wish

A new European industrial strategy: 20 measures for more investments, more growth and therefore less taxes

Document elaborated by: Riccardo Cappellin – University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Leonardo Becchetti – University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Enrico Ciciotti – Catholic University, Piacenza, Gioacchino Garofoli – University of Insubria, Varese, Enrico Marelli – University of Brescia, Luciano Pilotti – University of Milan The work done in recent years in economic research and the

IGAW 2017, speeches of Fabrizio Rauso (Sogei) and Gian Gherardo Calini (GSA)

IGAW 2017 (International GNSS Advances Workshop) is  dedicated to  the evolution of satellite navigation technology   and the new opportunities provided  by the availability of multiple constellations (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, Beidou).  IGAW 2017 is organised and hosted by Sogei, a company  always  at the forefront of research and development activities  in the delivery and use

EU institutions agree on the WiFi4EU initiative

The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached last night a political agreement on the WiFi4EU initiative and its funding which supports installing free public Wi-Fi hotspots in local communities across the EU: in public squares, piazzas, parks, hospitals and other public spaces. As stated by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the WiFi4EU initiative will

Telefonica Deutschland promotes COO Haas to CEO

  Markus Haas, the current COO of Telefonica Deutschland, will take over as CEO of the group from 01 January 2017. Haas has been appointed as the successor of Thorsten Dirks, who recently announced plans to join Lufthansa as the head of Eurowings. Haas has held a number of leadership roles since joining Telefonica in


JMA Wireless, XRAN solution validated in SoftBank labs

JMA Wireless announces the successful completion of the first phase of validation test in SoftBank Corp. labs of its 100% virtualized XRAN solution JMA announce that XRAN has successfully finished validation tests in SoftBank Corp. (“SoftBank”) radio system development labs. The tests were primarily aimed to validate the XRAN software stability and demonstrate its performance

ViaSat, Eutelsat in-flight Internet partnership wins European service contract with SAS

ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) and Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) continue to execute on their strategy to deliver high-quality satellite-based Internet connectivity to the commercial airline market in Europe with a new service contract for SAS, Scandinavia’s leading airline. SAS is equipping its short and medium-haul fleet to offer on-board WiFi speeds of at

Internet of Humans – How we would like the internet of the future to be

Bruno Kessler Lecture by Roberto Viola, Director-General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology at the European Commission.   “I am very honoured to be the 2017 Bruno Kessler lecturer and I am also humbled to be following previous talks held in former years by world famous international scholars like Jared Diamond, Marcus du Sautoy, and

Amazon sells off parts of its cloud business in China for $300m

Amazon has sold off hardware from its public cloud business in China to Beijing Sinnett Technology. Amazon signed an agreement in August 2016 to let the Chinese tech firm operate cloud technology and related services provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS) around the Beijing area in China, based on Sinnet’s own internet infrastructure around the


Tourism, Group meets with Italian Minister for Culture and Tourism

The pair’s discussion ranged from co-operation in streamlining visa issuance to improving destination visibility through marketing, and strengthening partnerships with the local industry. For the leading international OTA headquartered in China, with 300 million users on its platforms in the country, the talks additionally opened up possibilities for collaboration with Italy in the 2020 Sino-Italian Year of Culture

EU telecoms regulators examine whether app stores restrict internet access

The regulators are starting to examine whether “the gatekeeper role of app stores” like Google and Apple’s might conflict with the EU’s law guaranteeing net neutrality, Johannes Gungl, the head of the BEREC group, said at a meeting in Brussels. Europe’s net neutrality legislation came into effect in 2016 and prevents internet service providers from

Making Europe digitally fit

This article is part of our special report ‘Working’ toward healthy eating. Time is at a premium and many people simply don’t have enough of it to shop, cook and eat healthily. How can new technologies induce change in the eating habits of workers? It can be hard to make the right food choices in

Stan McCoy, MPA EMEA President

Audiovisual piracy, interview with Stan McCoy, (MPA EMEA)

Interview with Stan McCoy, (President and Managing Director of the region encompassing Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) for the Motion Picture Association), during the presentation of the ‘Ipsos‘ data for ‘Fapav‘ on audiovisual piracy in Italy.

Coronavirus emergency and privacy: valid the juridical approach to the GDPR

Article by Nicola Fabiano, President of the San Marino Data Protection Authority 1. Introduction As it is well-known, the coronavirus pandemic (COVID–19) has profoundly changed our life, habits, communication and interaction between people, ways of working, etc. In essence, we are experiencing a situation that appears surreal because of the consequent behavioural rules that we are

Facebook cuts back on news to give you more time with advertisers

Dear friends, it’s not us, it’s you. You are the problem. You’ve stopped sharing every intimate detail of your lives and we can’t monetise you as well as we’d like. So we’re changing our relationship to convince you to share more, so we can show you more ads. Not an exact quote from Mark Zuckerberg,