COVID-19 vaccines are coming – how will we know they work and are safe?

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By Adam Kleczkowski Pfizer and BioNTech have just released interim results of their COVID-19 vaccine trial. Although it is not the only vaccine in the late stages of...

Robot Rights and the Emergence of the “Electronic Person”

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By Kyle Bowyer Current laws may soon be inadequate for regulating increasingly sophisticated and intelligent robots. As machines approach and even surpass human physical and...

Remote Teams: Managing Attitudes, Not Activity

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By Drew Gurley Managing remote teams is tricky. If attitude is the icing, function is the cake. In this article, Drew Gurley discusses why we...

Inviting Post-graduate Students and Young Professionals to Join the Merck Innovation Cup Summer Camp...

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From June 20 - 26, 2020, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, will be hosting the 10th Anniversary Innovation Cup Summer Camp (http://innovationcup.merckgroup.com) near Frankfurt, Germany, and we are inviting...
Decentralised Finance

Decentralised Finance and UNSDGs – How should regulators respond?

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By Dr Iwa Salami This article looks at what Decentralised Finance (DeFi) is and its potential to facilitate the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development...

GLOOM vs. BLOOM OF THE FUTURE OF WORK: Can We Chart A Positive Roadmap?

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By Mario Raich, Simon Dolan, Dave Ulrich, and Claudio Cisullo As the digital era is continuously in its process to ripen, discussions of destructive unforeseen...
VPS hosting for business

Host-world.com Review (2021): Is this Service Good for Your Website?

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The presence of your business online is quite important. It is hard to imagine a successful business without a good website. Building your business...

Wikipedia as Illustration of the Truth-Seeking Rationale for Freedom of Expression

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By Mark Cenite Empirical evidence for the truth-seeking rationale for freedom of expression – the assertion that truth prevails in a free marketplace of ideas...
UrbanTech Transformation

Veins and Wires: Reflections on UrbanTech Transformation

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By Dr Mike Cooray, Dr Rikke Duus and Marius Sylvestersen What kind of urban environment would you like to live in? In this article, we...
Technology

Privacy After COVID

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By James A. Lewis The COVID pandemic highlighted privacy.  Lockdowns and restrictions on in-person meetings made digital networks an essential tool. This reliance on digital...
digital health care

Good governance is the missing prescription for better digital health care

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By Linying Dong Recently Ontario released its Digital First for Health strategy — aiming to further digitize health care and end the problem of overcrowded hospitals and “hallway...

Emoji: New Language or Trend?

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By Marcel Danesi As societies change and grow, language too, evolves. In this article, the author analyses the rise of the emoji as a means...

Make drones sound less annoying by factoring in humans at the design stage

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By Dr Antonio J Torija Martinez These days almost everyone has either flown a drone or listened to the nasty whining sound they produce. Although...

3 reasons for information exhaustion – and what to do about it

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By Mark Satta An endless flow of information is coming at us constantly: It might be an article a friend shared on Facebook with a...

Right to be Disconnected – The Wave to Catch On

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By Jasna Čošabić This paper analyses the possible influence of the French labour law reform – the “right to be disconnected” – on other countries and the benefits...

The Fairness Challenge of the Internet of Things

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By Bang Ngyuen and David De Cremer The Internet-of-Things essentially enables mass data collection and analysis, to the benefit not just of businesses, but individuals...

The Strategic Role of Marketing-Related Technology in Politics and What Business can Learn from...

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By Bruce Newman All organizations today need to use a wide array of databases available to learn everything they can about their target audience in...

Feed the Future of Agriculture with Vertical Farming

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By Mark Esposito, Terence Tse, Khaled Soufani and Lisa Xiong One big misconception is that produce grown from nontraditional methods is of lesser quality, and...
Dark Web Design

The Rise of Dark Web Design: How Sites Manipulate You into Clicking

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By Daniel Fitton The vast majority of websites you visit now greet you with a pop-up. This annoying impediment to your seamless web browsing is...

Know Your History! Why Historical Awareness Makes You a Better Leader

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By David De Cremer The truism that you learn from the past can be applied in almost all aspects of life, even in business so...
Teamwork

Manage the Human Side of Innovation: Tools to Help Your Team Succeed

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By Stefano Mastrogiacomo For companies to keep pace with the current upheavals, good teamwork and thus the relationships between team members are crucial for team success....

The Rise Of The Imagination Economy

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By Mark Purdy, Athena Peppes and Suning An The physical constraints of distance and geography shape how we live, work, produce and consume. But advances...

How Technology Is Rupturing the Minds of Our Younger Generation

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By Samantha Kaylee The Millennials and those belonging from Generation Z have experienced a lifetime on this planet where digital technology was made available to...

Duped, Guilty Pleasure, Irony, and Camp: Consuming Fake News

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By Roscoe Scarborough Drawing on forty in-depth interviews with self-proclaimed “bad TV” watchers about their media consumption, this research examines how people consume fake news....

Coronavirus new variant – genomics researcher answers key questions

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By Lucy van Dorp A new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, is thought to be driving increased transmission of the disease in...

Technology to Fracture Global Trade and Relations

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By Graham Vanbergen The article "Data Overtakes Oil as Leading (Geopolitical) Global Commodity" published three years ago became the subject of much debate and deliberation....

eColonialism Theory: How Trends are Changing the World

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By Thomas L. McPhail In this information age, new trends and ways of doing things have changed dramatically. From work, to school, to entertainment and...

Ethiopia’s blockchain deal is a watershed moment – for the technology, and for Africa

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By Iwa Salami At the launch of bitcoin in 2009 the size of the potential of the underlying technology, the blockchain, was not fully appreciated. What has not...

The Rationality of Risk, Part 3: Rollercoasters, Burning Ships and the Hero’s Journey

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By Christopher Surdak In part three of the series on The Rationality of Risk, Chris Surdak gives some guidance on making friends with risk. Loss,...

Increased Digitalisation of Services Trade in Today’s Global Economic Paralysis

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By Sarita D. Jackson During the coronavirus pandemic, there has been an increased role of cross-border trade in services through digital technology. The digitalisation of...
AI Surveillance

Watched Over by Machines: AI and Surveillance at Work

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By Andreas Deppeler The recent transitions towards having company personnel working at home while remaining digitally connected have sometimes been portrayed as furthering the ideal...
Sleep

Sleeping Longer than 6.5 Hours a Night Associated with Cognitive Decline According to Research...

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By Greg Elder A good night’s sleep is important for many reasons. It helps our body repair itself and function as it should, and is linked to...

Decentralised finance calls into question whether the crypto industry can ever be regulated

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By Dr Iwa Salami As stock markets around the world struggle through the pandemic, Bitcoin has seen a steady rise in its price. The...
connection broadband

Can the UK hit its broadband target?  

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In an age and society where web access could scarcely be more essential, the need to give everyone adequate broadband coverage only grows stronger. The...
Generation Z

Generation Z: when it comes to behaviour, not all digital natives look alike

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By Elodie Gentina and Emma Parry Gradually over the past few years, the once-ubiquitous discussions about millennials are being replaced by an interest in the...

The Internet in China: How the Network is Shaping the PRC’s Economic and Social...

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By Eric Harwit Chinese e-commerce and communications companies are playing leading roles in the nation’s continued Internet development. These corporations are expanding their roles in...

The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons and...

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By Jeremy Rifkin The third Industrial Revolution is on its way. New York Times bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin describes how the emerging Internet of Things...

Selling Illusory Joy: Emotions, Big Data and the Coming Retail Renaissance

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By Christopher Surdak and Ed King Today the world is awash in massive amounts of context-rich data. Whether it’s GPS position information, social media posts,...
Multilingual conferences

Found in Translation: Multilingual conferences don’t need to face barriers to communication

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If you’ve ever been in the audience for a conference or symposium, it’s likely you introduced yourself to fellow attendees at a break in...

The Rise of Shenzhen and BYD – How a Chinese Corporate Pioneer is Leading...

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By Taylor Ogan and Xiangming Chen While the world is focusing on if the Chinese government can be a trusted and reliable leader in dealing...

How Cryptocurrency Can Help Non-profits and Investors Thrive in the ‘New Normal’

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By Thomas Cauley A decade ago nonprofit leaders were talking about the ways donors could change the world through social media. Today we’re talking about cryptocurrency. The...
Elon Musk

Elon Musk ― An Inspirational Icon for Generation X Globally

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By Professor M.S. Rao, Ph.D This article outlines leadership lessons from Elon Musk. It differentiates between hard and soft leadership. It illustrates with examples of...
Virtual Reality

Metaverse: Five Things to Know – and What It Could Mean for You

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By Steve Benford In the wake of Facebook rebranding as Meta, reflecting its focus on the “metaverse”, Microsoft has now announced it, too, will launch into this space. Meta...

Cosmopolitan Conceptions? Biopolitics and Emiratisation in Dubai’s IVF “Reprohub”

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By Marcia C. Inhorn Despite the political tumult in the Arab world, Dubai continues to draw medical tourists from around the globe, including infertile “reprotravellers”...

Our Digital Culture Threatened by Loss

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By Oliver Grau Media art is the art form that uses the technologies that fundamentally change our societies, and plays an important role in the...
Ethereum

Ethereum: what is it and why has the price gone parabolic?

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By Paul J Ennis and Donncha Kavanagh The price of the world’s second largest cryptocurrency, ether, hit a new all-time high of US$1,440 (£1,050) on January 19....

On the Symphony of AI and Humans in the Work Context

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By David De Cremer “AI and human employees will form the teams of the future and will have to be led in such ways that...

COVID vaccines: combining AstraZeneca and Pfizer may boost immunity – new study

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By Professor Tracy Hussell Late last year, I asked: is it safe to have more than one type of COVID-19 vaccine? A trial has now addressed that question,...

COVID-19: Changes in Online Dating Business

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The world’s pandemic of COVID-19 has changed a lot in the lives of people in the last half a year. A lot of us...

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