Jitsi for the win

Everybody seems to make video calls all the time these days. The usage of Zoom has skyrocketed and so have the privacy issues with this videoconferencing app. As alternative we recommend Jitsi. It’s open source (yay!), it uses a good level of encryption (yay!) and you can install it on your own server (yay!). And […]

Artificial intelligence, algorithmic pricing, and collusion | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal

Researchers Emilio Calvano, Giacomo Calzolari, Vincenzo Denicolò, Sergio Pastorello of the University of Bologna in Italy conducted an experiment where they let loose two simple reinforcement-learning-based pricing algorithms in a controlled environment. They learned that the these two completely autonomous algorithms actually responded to their mutual behavior.  Together, they started quickly to pull up the […]

How can you support small businesses in the corona crisis?

Small businesses are particularly affected by the corona crisis. So exactly those that make up the special flair of your neighborhood. Now creativity and your help is needed to help them surviving in these times. What to do? The answer is simple at first. Order online – but locally. This means that you should order […]

Amazon is using coronavirus to expand its power – and not for the greater good | Julia Carrie Wong | Technology | The Guardian

Amazon might transform from “the everything store” to the only store. In the midst of the corona crisis Amazon is showing its power. It acts like a government by mass hireing people and raising wages.  Also, it regulates the market: Amazon decided to stop accepting non-essential products from third-party sellers. This hurts smaller businesses  who […]

PWAs are the new responsive

Web technology is constantly evolving and the latest bar for a good online customer experience is a Progressive Web App (PWA). A PWA is a set of web technologies that creates fast, app-like experiences for users. This results in higher conversion rates and also gives a SEO boost. For example, Lancôme saw a 36% boost […]

We help with the corona crisis

We are trying to help smaller companies and are now offering our qonnect platform free of charge for SMEs. The qonnect platform gives you a direct digital channel to your customers via the qonnect app. All you have to do is send us an email and we will register your company on our platform. With […]

Clearview AI’s Facial Recognition Tech Is Being Used By The Justice Department, ICE, And The FBI

Clearview’s facial recognition AI is not only used by law enforcement; there is a large number of private companies that have Clearview accounts, like Kohl’s and Walmart and banks like Wells Fargo and Bank of America. While most of these companies have no formal contracts with Clearview and appear to have used Clearview’s software on […]

Coronavirus and the impact on global supply chains – MIT Technology Review Insights

The coronavirus turns out to be a massive disruptor of global supply chains. For example, ´ the automotive industry óperates still at less than 50% of its pre-virus production levels. Companies producing electronics are operating at 40 to 60% of their capacities. This hits products like smartphones very hard, since the production requires asselmby lines. […]