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  • Walmart moves on Amazon Prime with subscription business
    by Jia Jen Low on 8. juli 2020 at 13:28

    Walmart reported a jump of 74% in e-commerce sales in the first quarter The retail giant is launching a subscription service that will contend with Amazon Prime US retail giant has long been laying the pressure on e-commerce kingpin Amazon. Both firms are polarized in terms of background – Amazon: digital, Walmart: physical – but... Read more » The post Walmart moves on Amazon Prime with subscription business appeared first on TechHQ.

  • Uber races ahead in delivery market with Postmates deal
    by Jia Jen Low on 8. juli 2020 at 11:34

    Uber to acquire Postmates after losing out on Grubhub deal to Just Eat Takeaway  This is the tech company’s latest push to enter the delivery services market The company’s main business, ride-hailing service, has been hit hard by the pandemic   Uber is on track to acquire food-delivery startup Postmates in a US$2.6 billion all-stock deal... Read more » The post Uber races ahead in delivery market with Postmates deal appeared first on TechHQ.

  • Why the future of surgery training could start with a VR headset
    by Jia Jen Low on 8. juli 2020 at 08:17

    Immersive technology can be used for drug development and surgical training Global coronavirus pandemic serves as a turning point for the adoption of VR in healthcare VR presents new ‘views’ and perspectives for surgeons teaching and learning medical procedures The use of futuristic technology in the healthcare industry has surged in the past decade. Today,... Read more » The post Why the future of surgery training could start with a VR headset appeared first on TechHQ.

  • Robotics in research – freeing up time for socially-distanced innovation?
    by TechHQ on 7. juli 2020 at 16:06

    A research team at the University of Liverpool has used a robot to keep lab experiments running during lockdown It’s a departure from usual ‘blue-collar’ applications on production lines Similar hardware may become a crucial recipe for scientific work in post-pandemic recovery and in future  The disruption caused by the coronavirus has highlighted, time and... Read more » The post Robotics in research – freeing up time for socially-distanced innovation? appeared first on TechHQ.

  • TikTok to exit Hong Kong as US ban now possible
    by Mark Jones on 7. juli 2020 at 12:26

    The popular app has said it will cease operations in Hong Kong ‘within days’ following controversial Chinese security law The decisive move comes as the Chinese app faces mounting scrutiny by foreign governments over data privacy and sharing with Beijing US Secretary of State yesterday said the country was “certainly looking at” banning the video-sharing... Read more » The post TikTok to exit Hong Kong as US ban now possible appeared first on TechHQ.

  • How virtual reality is changing the way we work
    by TechHQ on 7. juli 2020 at 10:17

    Both virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are beginning to make inroads in the worlds of business, thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones and other new technologies. However, the barrier to further progress into the world of user experience (UX) is the development of apps that can bring VR and AR to the individual... Read more » The post How virtual reality is changing the way we work appeared first on TechHQ.

  • Connecting safely has never been more productive
    by LogMeIn on 7. juli 2020 at 10:09

    We’re going to be seeing a lot more remote working in our workplaces from now on — that seems to be the consensus from business leaders in all types of verticals. From Agriculture to Zoology, via even the most unexpected sectors, like Manufacturing and Utilities, employees have proven that they can work from just about... Read more » The post Connecting safely has never been more productive appeared first on TechHQ.

  • Do more than cope with the future: collaborate, with GoToMeeting
    by LogMeIn on 7. juli 2020 at 10:05

    Since the enforced lockdown that most people have had to experience over the last few months, working remotely for most has become a daily reality. Whether or not this mode of business becomes the day-to-day pattern in the future or not remains debatable. The shape of the so-called “new normal” has yet to emerge. But... Read more » The post Do more than cope with the future: collaborate, with GoToMeeting appeared first on TechHQ.

  • 5G worth £150B for UK economy but Huawei ban risks growth
    by Jia Jen Low on 6. juli 2020 at 10:46

    Earlier this year, the UK permitted Huawei equipment to be used with several restrictions in place  Vodafone research found 5G connectivity could add £38 billion (US$47 billion) to the UK economy over the next five years Huawei remains one of the most highly-scrutinized 5G vendors in the world and UK review looms There has been... Read more » The post 5G worth £150B for UK economy but Huawei ban risks growth appeared first on TechHQ.

  • 3 new sectors where blockchain can disrupt
    by Jia Jen Low on 6. juli 2020 at 10:26

    Managed services giant KPMG said last year blockchain had moved beyond the “hype phase”, shifting the focus of the technology away from often somewhat zany proof-of-concepts to actual utility within the world of business. Huawei, in collaboration with Oxford Economics, predicts that the digital economy will represent 24.3% of global gross domestic product by 2025, totalling... Read more » The post 3 new sectors where blockchain can disrupt appeared first on TechHQ.