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Huawei ascends Fortune Global 500 as COVID-19 Lockdowns boost 5G and IoT adoption
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Huawei ascends Fortune Global 500 as COVID-19 Lockdowns boost 5G and IoT adoption

The Tech Giant’s, Huawei, ranking in the global top 500 enterprises has moved up to 44th this year from previously being 49th last year. The privately employee-owned firm entered the list for the first time back in 2010 with a ranking of 397th, and by 2020, it leapt from 72nd to 49th place making their way into the top 50 for the first time. “The Fortune Global 500 annual ranking measures the business revenue of the top businesses across industries” sources explain. “The companies generated revenues totalling more than one-third of the world’s GDP and employ 69.7 million people worldwide, however, their total revenue shrank over the past year.” Clearly Britain removing Huawei tech from their Telecom 5G rollout as noted in Huawei ad blitz to Britain – Fallout will affect Recession...
Digital Currency ….Should I care?
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Digital Currency ….Should I care?

Recently the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) minted Jamaica’s first batch of central bank digital currency (CBDC). A total of J230M dollars in CBDC will be issued to deposit-taking institutions and authorized payment service providers during the CBDC pilot exercise which ends in December. I know there are a lot of buzz words floating around and a lot of average citizens have no idea what this even means and if no one understands it then this will definitely reduce the adoption. Here are a few key terms: Digital currency is the generic term for money that exists in the digital space (non-physical form). It is also called digital money, electronic, electronic currency, or cybercash. Despite being non-physical, you will be able to purchase your daily goods & services. Central Bank Di...
HBO Max now on Samsung Smart TVs in Jamaica
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HBO Max now on Samsung Smart TVs in Jamaica

“Samsung TVs have the best imaging and sound technologies on the market, providing consumers with an immersive experience to watch any content. This partnership will reinforce our commitment to offer varied entertainment options for the whole family,” Senior Manager of Visual Display for Samsung Latin America., Celso Barros, commenting on HBO Max now on Samsung Smart TVs in Jamaica. Starting July 15, 2021, Samsung Smart TVs from 2016 (each country specifies TV Models) and newer will offer HBO Max, the streaming platform operated by WarnerMedia. With the arrival of the new platform, Jamaican families can now enjoy a wide collection of films and TV shows for the whole family, ranging from to Harry Potter and The Matrix to Friends and Game of Thrones. Global leader in the TV ...
Huawei Seeds of the Future Program promoting Tech4Good for UWI and UTECH Students
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Huawei Seeds of the Future Program promoting Tech4Good for UWI and UTECH Students

“We also welcome students from different faculty or majors to join, allowing them to understand technology and digitalization within a cross-discipline context.” - Huawei commenting on the 5th annual staging ‘Seeds of the Future’ programme. Telecom Giants Huawei will once again be accommodating students from both the University of the West Indies and The University of Technology for its 5th annual staging ‘Seeds of the Future’ programme. Huawei Jamaica has partnered with these universities since 2017, providing the opportunity for students to learn about Huawei’s international business culture at the company’s headquarters. This trip has continuously benefitted students as the course of the programme focuses on information communication technology (ICT), preparing them for their vent...
Jamaica You’ve Been Pwned!
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Jamaica You’ve Been Pwned!

They say all publicity is good publicity. Recently, Jamaica was on the front page of the world news on multiple occasions, this time it was for the wrong reason. Due to few security vulnerabilities with their COVID app, we were the talk of the town. I won't go into the politics of how the Jamaican Government handled the matter, as the Tech Crunch did an excellent job documenting the sequence of events. Feel free to catch up here, here and here for details of how the country messed up not once, twice but three times. The public relations team muddied the water even more. Feel free to also find informal write up from Zack on Twitter. I do hope you get the picture of how serious this issue has been and the ramification to the Jamaican economy at large. But the purpose of this article i...
Samsung Bespoke Home 2021 virtually displays Samsung Home Appliances
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Samsung Bespoke Home 2021 virtually displays Samsung Home Appliances

“We are delighted to announce the global expansion of our Bespoke lineup, offering comprehensive lifestyle solutions to empower consumers who are exploring their emerging lifestyle needs . It is our mission to develop products that help consumers manage and run their lives better.” JaeSeung Lee, President and Head of Digital Appliances Business at Samsung Electronics speaking about Bespoke Home 2021 Samsung Electronics today hosts Bespoke Home 2021, a new virtual platform and global showcase for Samsung Home Appliances. The event highlights the global expansion of the Bespoke refrigerator lineup and nods to the upcoming global launch of the Bespoke Kitchen package, along with new lifestyle appliances and integrated IoT solutions — all of which can make home life more personali...
Galileo Hall Virtual Tour hints at 5G powered Virtual Reality for Remote Workplace
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Galileo Hall Virtual Tour hints at 5G powered Virtual Reality for Remote Workplace

“For radio access network, in order to tap into 5G, you need to be connected to optical fibre, ideally, or microwave antennas. The radio access is seen as the most challenging part, as if a customer wants to upgrade, another base would need to be added, taking up space and costing more money. Huawei then took the initiative of adding the bases on the pole to cut costs.” Jean Francois Tremblay, Vice President, Communications Strategist of Huawei HQ, explaining Huawei 5G during a Galileo Hall Virtual Tour Tech Giants Huawei, hosted its Galileo Hall Virtual Tour on Thursday April 22nd via zoom. The tour consisted of demonstrations with experts who met physically at the Centre and with whom they interacted directly. This tour included demonstrations on how the latest technologies are...
Samsung Galaxy Watch marks a New Era of Smartwatch Innovation
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Samsung Galaxy Watch marks a New Era of Smartwatch Innovation

The smartwatch is an empowering tool. It connects us with the people we care about, gives us immediate access to a wealth of information, and helps us to better manage and understand our health – all from our wrists. As the role smartwatches play in our everyday lives continues to evolve, recent market data shows that wearables were one of the fastest growing device categories during the pandemic. As a leading innovator in mobile experiences, Samsung constantly pursues new ways to meet the ever-changing needs of consumers. That’s why we decided to team up with Google, our long-standing strategic partner, to bring the best of our platforms together into one unified experience. As Head of the Software Development Team, I am thrilled to bring Samsung's longstanding expertise in w...