HMD Global has unveiled a new entry-level smartphone called Nokia C1. The C1 boots on Android 9 Pie Go Edition.Nokia hasn’t revealed the price of the Nokia C1. HMD Global’s Juho Sarvikas tweeted, “Millions of consumers across markets in Africa, Middle East and APAC will upgrade from a feature phone to their first smartphone.” Nokia C1 is targeted towards consumers who have been using a feature phone and are willing to upgrade to an Android smartphone.The smartphone features a traditional design with thick bezels at the top and bottom and comes with entry-level specifications. Nokia C1 features a 5.45-inch FWVGA IPS display. Unlike the trend, Nokia C1 features thick bezels at the top and bottom of the display for housing the front camera and other sensors.Close There is a 5MP f/2.4 camera sensor on the back and a 5MP front camera for selfies. Notably, both the front and rear camera modules have flash. Under the hood, there is an unidentified 1.3GHz quad-core … [Read more...] about HMD Global unveils Nokia C1 with Android Pie Go Edition
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The tech company Basecamp has a mostly remote staff of less than 60 people. But even its headquarters aren’t in Silicon Valley; Basecamp is in Chicago. Which is why it was a bold move earlier this month when cofounder and CTO David Heinemeier Hansson announced in a blog post that the company is paying its workers according to San Francisco’s labor market. advertisement advertisement Since their employees are scattered all over the globe, it wasn’t clear what the cost of living benchmark should be. According to Heinemeier Hansson, “It started to increasingly seem like an arbitrary choice, and if we were going to make one such, why not go for the best and the top?” So as of January 1, Basecamp employees will receive a salary reflective of the top 10% of what software companies are paying in San Francisco (compared to base pay plus bonus, but not options). They also offer some amazing benefits. ( Put your resumes away, … [Read more...] about Could Paying Top Dollar For Staff Be Worse For The Labor Market?
Think about the last time you were on a conference call with someone in a different location. Did you run into any communication challenges–technical, or otherwise? Did you find yourself trying to speak up but failing to get a word in? If there were multiple people on that call, did you find that everyone was able to participate? advertisement advertisement Remote meetings are becoming increasingly commonplace. Not everyone you work with is able to sit down in the same room with you. For many of us, most of our meetings now include remote employees or team members from across the globe. That’s the trend we started to see at HubSpot. As we expand globally, more and more of our meetings and teams are spread out across our different offices. That doesn’t just mean waking up early or staying up late to have a call with colleagues in Sydney. It means learning to work with our colleagues in a completely different (and potentially challenging) way. After talking to … [Read more...] about What My Team Discovered When We All Worked Remotely For A Week
Global payments company, Visa, recently joined hands with four global finance firms to help fintechs in over a dozen Asia Pacific markets launch digital payment solutions. These new partners are Episode Six, Euronet Worldwide, Global Processing Services and M2P Solutions.Episode Six provides a global, next-generation fintech platform for creating payments products for businesses and consumers, while Euronet Worldwide offers a Digital Integrated Payments Cloud (DIPC), based on full-stack open APIs and microservices. Global Processing Services enables global solutions over 100 APIs and the Apex platform and M2P Solutions has a suite of Visa products across credit, debit or prepaid over a bundle of Rest APIs.These four partners have joined Visa’s FinTech Fast Track program, which will allows entrepreneurs to onboard the company’s network with greater ease.Close They have received certification for issuing a Visa credential into a mobile wallet, giving users the ability to use … [Read more...] about How Visa is driving innovation in payment sector
While the buzz around 5G is often focused on smartphones (and the technology’s promise of lag-free gaming and streaming), the cellular technology stands to hypercharge industries far beyond entertainment. With its high bandwidth, low latency (i.e., the ability to transfer lots of data with minimal delay), and high reliability, 5G is faster and more dependable than 4G, and so robust that it can replace wired connections—bringing everything from factory robots to fleets of autonomous vehicles online. advertisement advertisement Also poised for big change is agriculture. Sensors and artificial intelligence could take some of the guesswork out of nature’s cycles, allowing farmers to remotely monitor weather patterns, livestock wellness, and soil nutrients, while autonomous driving and cloud computing could make equipment more efficient. “Our ability to have machines sending data in both directions is really important,” says Lane Arthur, John … [Read more...] about The next generation of the internet is almost here—and it could even transform our farms