The protest movement sparked by the death in police custody of George Floyd in Minneapolis spread from the music business to social media on Tuesday as major institutions around the world posted black squares and stopped online activity in solidarity. The #BlackoutTuesday hashtag dominated social media, as musicians, actors, majorContinue Reading

T he writer and activist Elie Wiesel once remarked that the opposite of love is not hate, but indifference. Superficially at least, we seem to have taken his admonition to heart – particularly now, as the Covid-19 pandemic forces us to find new ways of balancing isolation with solidarity. ForContinue Reading

Procter & Gamble and Shopee have come together to scale-up the FMCG giant’s ‘Show Me My Home’ concept with the aim of making digital transactions more tangible for shoppers. An idea originally masterminded for the physical store experience, ‘Show Me My Home’ has been taken online via Shopee’s e-commerce platform.Continue Reading

As shelter in place orders around the world have left many people trapped at home indefinitely, some have found a new place to meet up: inside the digital world of wildly popular Nintendo game Animal Crossing. Released in late March, Animal Crossing: New Horizons quickly became the top game inContinue Reading

Colombia has removed the contact-tracing feature in its official app for informing residents about the novel coronavirus after experiencing glitches, but aims to rebuild using potentially more reliable technology from Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google, a government official told Reuters. The previously unreported moves by the Colombian government addContinue Reading

More people stayed home in Brazil, Japan and Singapore in April as those countries’ novel coronavirus cases surged, while people in the United States and Australia returned to parks and jobs as infection rates flattened, data from Google show. The latest weekly update of aggregated travel patterns Google collected fromContinue Reading

When Singapore launched the first smartphone app of its kind last month to identify and alert people who had interacted with carriers of the novel coronavirus, the city-state of roughly 5.7 million people had 385 cases of infections. But even as cases in the country – which is in lockdownContinue Reading