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EU lawmakers to push audio-visual sector on geoblocking

European Union lawmakers are considering whether current rules aimed at limiting the practice of geoblocking across the bloc should be extended to cover access to streaming audio-visual content. Access to services like Netflix tends to be gated to individual EU Member States, meaning Europeans can be barred from accessing libraries of content offered elsewhere in…

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IOTA moves into research for blockchain and IoT with Austrian university

The IOTA Foundation is working with the Institute for Information Systems Engineering at TU Wien on blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) research. The Christian Doppler Laboratory Blockchain Technologies for the Internet of Things (CDL-BOT), named after the famous Austrian mathematician, is a project expected to run for seven years in total. For IOTA, whose…

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ServiceNow is acquiring Element AI, the Canadian startup building AI services for enterprises

ServiceNow, the cloud-based IT services company, is making a significant acquisition today to fill out its longer-term strategy to be a big player in the worlds of automation and artificial intelligence for enterprises. It is acquiring Element AI, a startup out of Canada. Founded by AI pioneers and backed by some of the world’s biggest…

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eSports

Gscience enlists Rugby Union performance coach Jason Cowman to lead esports academy

Esports health and performance firm Gscience has named Jason Cowman, the current Head of Athletic Development for Ireland’s national rugby union team (IRFU), as its Scientific Advisor. Cowman will be responsible for assisting with the continued development of Optimal, an esports athlete monitoring system, whilst also leading the Gscience Coaching Academy to help create the industry’s ‘next…

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Moderna claims 94% efficacy for COVID-19 vaccine, will ask FDA for emergency use authorization today

Drugmaker Moderna has completed its initial efficacy analysis of its COVID-19 vaccine from the drug’s Phase 3 clinical study, and determined that it was 94.1% effective in preventing people from contracting COVID-19 across 196 confirmed cases from among 30,000 participants in the study. Moderna also found that it was 100% effective in preventing severe cases…

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MEDIAPRO and LVP to produce third season of eLiga Portugal

Spanish multimedia communications group MEDIAPRO has announced it will produce the third season of eLiga Portugal, alongside the entities’ esports tournament organiser Liga de Videojuegos Profesional (LVP). According to a release, MEDIAPRO will produce the FIFA competition via Medialuso, the group’s production firm, while LVP will be in charge of sports management. Credit: eLiga Portugal RELATED: EA Sports announces restructured…

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Apple on the hook for €10M in Italy, accused of misleading users about iPhone water resistance

Apple’s marketing of iPhones as ‘water resistant’ without clarifying the limits of the feature and also having a warranty that excludes cover for damage by liquids has got the company into hot water in Italy. The Italian competition authority (AGCM) has informed the tech giant of an intent to fine it €10 million for commercial…

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UK shrinks timetable for telcos to stop installing 5G kit from Huawei

The UK government has squeezed the timetable for domestic telcos to stop installing 5G kit from Chinese suppliers, per the BBC, which reports that the deadline for installation of kit from so-called ‘high risk’ vendors is now September. It had already announced a ban on telcos buying kit from Huawei et al by the end…