NEWS DIGEST 14.05.2020: Technological happenings this week

 

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Good morning, dear readers! Today’s bulletin comes from my own personal Twitter account news feed. Spanish-language magazine network La Publicacion @LaPublicacion and tecnovedosos.com detail how to remove the autocorrect function on the popular messaging service for your mobile phone, WhatsApp. Using actual screenshots of the process, the article which published in February of this year, shows how to disable the function on both iOS (Apple) and Android devices. It is very easy to do – Cómo quitar el autocorrector de WhatsApp en pocos segundos (tecnovedosos)

HEMNA partner Ace Newsroom Live and Breaking 911 reported on a ‘shock video’ from Oregon in the USA. Footage showed the aftermath of a police car pursuit which ended in a shootout. The gunman was shot dead by officers after discharging 36 rounds of ammunition, and a six-year-old passenger of the gunman’s vehicle was thankfully found unharmed. Breaking 911 tweeted a picture of the police car’s front windscreen, peppered with bullet holes – SHOCK VIDEO: Footage shows Oregon police pursuit, shootout that left gunman dead, trooper hurt; The suspect fired 36 rounds from an AR-15 before he was killed. A 6-year-old boy in the vehicle was rescued unharmed (Ace Newsroom Live)

Sister news blog of Ace Newsroom Live, #Breaking144, reports on a new law passed by the administration of New York City which limits the size of fees food delivery apps can charge restaurants using their platforms. The virus pandemic has resulted in restaurants in the United States relying on such apps to sell to their customers as people are asked to stay at home, while restaurants can no longer allow customers to eat on the premises. However, the country’s most widely-used app, Grubhub, has protested the new directive from New York, saying that caps on membership fees would mean ‘fewer opportunities’ for contractors employed through the apps and higher meal prices for customers – #Breaking144 – New York City has placed limits on how much food delivery apps can charge restaurants that use their platforms – @AceBreakingNews (#Breaking144)

American folk singer Eliza Gilkyson has released her latest track, named ‘the Great Correction’. Accompanying the track is a special video featuring photos of the ‘brave souls’ who helped forge the struggle for a just society and planet, alongside quotes from luminaries such as women’s rights activist Malala Yousafzai. The video was produced by Gilkyson, alongside Cisco Ryder Gilliland – The Great Correction (Eliza Gilkyson)

Power Admin, a server management solutions provider, published a 2019 piece on the rise of technologies around IoT and MEC (mobile edge computing) within organisations looking for better solutions for managing their cybersecurity and device platforms. The informative article talks about these technologies and how they can beneficial for business improving their technical infrastructures – New Horizons for Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) and IoT (Power Admin)

Euromoney Learning @EuromoneyLearn has launched a special online ‘masterclass’ tutorial to help people understand corporate debt capacity via debt for equity swaps to lenders, debtor and owners. The restructuring masterclass is being made available as an online course solely and takes place on the 20th May 2020. It consists of an interactive instructor-led presentation detailing the best way to handle indebted businesses and manage debt equity swapping – An introduction to Debt for Equity Swaps and Their Use in Financial Restructurings (Euromoney Learning)

The New York Post reports that the United States military has extended condolences to old enemy Iran over a friendly fire incident this week that saw nineteen Iranian Navy sailors die in a missile accident during training exercises. Iranian authorities on Monday said that a missile struck the Iranian navy vessel Konarak near the port of Jask, some 1,270 kilometres (790 miles) southeast of Tehran in the Gulf of Oman. In a statement, Captain Bill Urban, a spokesman for the U.S. Central Command, said the American military offered “our sincere condolences to the Iranian people for the tragic loss of life.” –US military offers condolences over Iranian training accident that killed 19 (New York Post)

Technology news site TechCrunch reported yesterday that Irish employee and workplace culture technology firm Workvivo, has successfully raised capital of USD $16 million in a Series A fund from Tiger Global and the startup’s current investors Frontline Ventures and Enterprise Ireland – Workvivo, a platform for employee culture, raises a $16M Series A from Tiger Global (TechCrunch)

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