The Platform Is Set for Virtual Conferences: Will It Live Up to Its Promises?

As the global economy struggles to adapt to the rapid changes the coronavirus pandemic has forced upon the world, the virtual conference space is booming. The need to engage, communicate and expand our network has perhaps never been so necessary as businesses struggle to survive what may be the next great economic depression. Blockchain and…

Beijing’s 5G users to reach 2 million

Since Chinese telecom operators launched 5G commercial services more than five months ago, 5G users in the capital are now approaching the 2 million threshold, the Beijing Communications Administration said on Tuesday. As of March 30, a total of 17,744 5G base stations had been deployed in Beijing, according to the administration, adding that the…

UK PM Johnson stable after second night in intensive care battling COVID-19

By Guy Faulconbridge, Kate Holton and Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent a second night in intensive care and was in a stable condition on Wednesday after receiving oxygen support for COVID-19 complications, raising questions about how key decisions would be taken in his absence. Johnson, who tested positive nearly…

Huawei quietly pitches in to help Canada

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has been quietly shipping millions of masks and other protective equipment to Canada to help front-line medical workers to cope with the coronavirus outbreak there. Although the federal government has issued a national call asking domestic businesses to offer products and services to help fill demand, Canada has seen a critical…

VIX futures point to coronavirus worries for months to come

By April Joyner NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors are betting on stocks to remain volatile well into the year, suggesting that many expect the long-term economic and public health impact of the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus to continue roiling markets despite a recent rally. The Cboe Volatility Index, known as Wall Street’s fear…