Summer Reads | Edge.org

This year’s EDGE.ORG summer reading tips, consisting of the published books by members of the Edge community in the past year or so. Check it out! Source: Summer Reads | Edge.org Photo by Pixabay from Pexels

How to replace WhatsApp (from Facebook) Newsletters?

The upcoming renaming of WhatsApp in WhatsApp from Facebook sets the tone for the near future of  WhatsApp. There are many indications that there will be a common platform with Facebook. Changes to the terms and conditions and their possible effects can only be speculated, but there will certainly be changes. A taste of changes […]

Introducing ACADRON

Our former SOLOMON colleague Özgün Algin has started his own ompany called ACADRON – https://www.acadron.com The focus of ACADRON is project consulting and the management of innovative research and development projects. They have a network of innovative SMEs and industrial companies with strong R&D capabilities in the Information and Communication Technologies field. The company’s portfolio […]

WhatsApp Newsletter Replacement with Cost Control

Faced with the end of WhatsApp newsletters, companies are actively starting to look for alternatives. This is not trivial, because WhatsApp newsletters were a tremendously valuable tool for customer engagement due to WhatsApp’s market power. The alternative offered by WhatsApp is costly: per message several cents are charged. That adds up very quickly for large […]

What Western media got wrong about China’s social credit system | Public Radio International

A nuanced look on China’s social credit system. While some of the reports in western media were exaggerated, the overall outlook to acutally implement a centralized Orwellian-like surveillance system is nevertheless grim. Currently, the internet is highly censored, cell phone numbers and online activity are assigned a unique ID number which is tied to a […]

Replacing WhatsApp Newsletters

WhatsApp newsletters are very popular and used by many companies and communities alike. Communities use this channel to inform their citizens about news, clubs keep their members up to date and also political parties communicate with their members. The direct reach of customers make this channel very attractive. However, WhatsApp bans their use on December […]

Instagram is extending its public like removing trials

Instagram is testing the removal of visible likes in six more countries. They include Ireland, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand. In these countries only the uploaders will see how many likes their pictures received. This has of course impact on influencers: the days of counting likes as a measure of publicity are commming […]

The End of WhatsApp Newsletters

WhatsApp pulls the plug for the commercial use of WhatsApp newsletters. This comes as a surprise to many. Until now Facebook has tolerated WhatsApp newsletters if they followed certain rules and were sent through certified partners. However, after the Facebook announcement at Google News Spirit this won’t be the case anymore. Starting December 7th 2019, […]