The UK government has made repeated claims that new technology will be the key to defeating COVID-19 in the United Kingdom. Yet months into the pandemic nothing substantial has been implemented across the United Kingdom with experts citing privacy concerns as a main sticking point.
On 21/04/2020, Facebook Inc and Reliance Industries Limited reported on Facebook’s $5.7 billion investment in Jio Platforms. Less than two months later, on 04/06/2020, Reuters reported that Amazon is considering a $2 billion investment in India’s Bharti Airtel. This short article ponders on the rationale for these tech-giants’ race to India.
On 04/06/2020, Gaia-X was officially launched, as a Franco-German cooperation, in a webinar held at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affair and Energy in Berlin. In this short article, Digiecon unveils some of the key aspects of the project.