Singapore gives non-banks access to e-payment platforms

Eligible non-bank financial institutions in Singapore soon will have direct access to the country’s retail payment platforms, PayNow and FAST, which will enable e-wallet users to make funds transfers between bank accounts and across different e-wallets. Most e-wallets currently can be topped up only via credit or debit cards and funds cannot be transferred between e-wallets. 

To plug this gap, a new API (application programming interface) payment gateway has been developed under guidelines from the Singapore Clearing House Association (SCHA) and Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS), both of which govern FAST and PayNow, respectively. The API is designed to better fit the technology architecture of banks and non-bank financial institutions, according to industry regulator Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). 

FAST, or Fast and Secure Transfers, is an electronic funds transfer service that allows real-time funds transfers, in Singapore dollars, between entities, while PayNow — running on top the FAST

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Nuxeo Recognized as a Visionary for Fourth Straight Year in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms Report

NEW YORK, Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Nuxeo, developer of a leading cloud-native Content Services Platform, today announced it has been named a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms (CSP)1 for the fourth year in a row.

Gartner analysts evaluated multiple vendors based upon their completeness of vision and ability to execute. Nuxeo believes it was positioned as a Visionary in the 2020 report because of its modern and flexible architecture, advanced AI-capabilities and powerful low-code functionality to support complex application development.

“We believe our repeated recognition in the Magic Quadrant is a testament to the tremendous value Nuxeo’s AI-powered platform delivers,” said Nuxeo CEO, Eric Barroca. “We’re all about flexibility, scalability and adaptable architecture. To us, it appears our approach is resonating with both analysts and the wider market. The level of success our customers have experienced on their digital transformation

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Global Web Taxi-Sharing Platforms Market 2020 Status and Outlook, Industry Growth Rate, Opportunities and Challenges to 2026

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Nov 23, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
The latest market research report titled Global Web Taxi-Sharing Platforms Market 2020 by Company, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2026 reveals the overview of the global industry, encompassing the latest industry data and industry future trends, allowing you to identify the products and end users responsible for market revenue growth. The report covers the past year as a reference for the period between 2020 and 2026 as the forecast period. The report scrutinizes the business current situation, regional analysis insights, key player profiles, global market share, and forecast up to 2026. The study focuses on the strategies adopted by the key players, challenges, and threats as well as advancements in the global Web Taxi-Sharing Platforms industry. The report offers a thorough overview of the number of significant segments.

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Research: Managing multicloud in the enterprise; benefits, barriers, and most popular cloud platforms

Many organizations are deploying a multicloud strategy, citing reasons such as avoiding vendor lock-in and competitive pricing, among others. However, while cloud platforms are becoming central to many businesses’ broader digital transformation strategies, some companies have no plans to take a multicloud approach.

TechRepublic Premium conducted an online survey to find out why some companies are continuing with mulitcloud migration and expansion plans, and how they are managing it, while others have hit the pause button.

The survey asked the following questions:

  • Does your company use a multicloud deployment?
  • Why hasn’t your company taken a multicloud approach?
  • What does multicloud look like at your company?
  • How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected your overall cloud strategy?
  • Has managing your multicloud costs become a higher priority this year?
  • What public cloud platforms does your organization currently use?
  • What functions do you use cloud providers for?
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Orange Business Services forms global strategic collaboration agreement with Amazon Web Services to accelerate customers’ innovation in the cloud, Digital Platforms & Services

Orange Business Services has announced a global strategic collaboration agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help enterprises accelerate their digital transformation and leverage the benefits of the cloud to adapt quicker to market changes and user needs.

Orange and AWS will work together to deliver new solutions in the areas of modernization and migration, data analytics, innovation and security, resulting in new products and services to fast-track customers’ journeys to the cloud. As part of this agreement, a dedicated Cloud Center of Excellence will be built on AWS, coordinating joint development of an extensive training and certification program for more than 3,000 Orange Business Services cloud, cybersecurity, digital and data experts.

Enterprises will now have access to a one-stop-shop for all their Orange and AWS requirements through their trusted point of contact. Orange has deep strengths across consultancy, cybersecurity and connectivity through to cloud native applications. This removes multivendor

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Smart Home Cloud Platforms Market Worth Observing Growth: Google, Apple, Amazon Web Services

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Nov 23, 2020 (Heraldkeepers) —
A new research document is added in HTF MI database of 200 pages, titled as ‘Global Smart Home Cloud Platforms Market Size study, by Solution ( Smart Home Cloud Platform, Services), by Application ( Lighting Control, Security And Access Control, HVAC Control, Entertainment Control And Other Controls, Smart Speaker, Home Healthcare, Smart Kitchen, Home Appliances and Others) and Regional Forecasts 2020-2027’ with detailed analysis, Competitive landscape, forecast and strategies. Latest analysis highlights high growth emerging players and leaders by market share that are currently attracting exceptional attention. The identification of hot and emerging players is completed by profiling 50+ Industry players; some of the profiled players are Google, LLC, Apple Inc, Amazon Web Services, Inc., Loxone Electronics GmbH, Yonomi, Qualcomm Technologies, Cosesy, JDCloud, Aliyun, Tencent. The Market has witnessed continuous growth in

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6 Steps to Selling on Social Media Messaging Platforms

Have you ever heard of conversion conversations? This sales technique involves getting to know your prospect through an online messaging platform, creating a conversation, then shifting to a sale once they are qualified. The best part? It’s entirely free if you do the legwork.

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When choosing which social media platform to use for your messaging, keep in mind that Facebook is still the largest social media platform, used by 2.6 billion users, according to Statista. Pew Research found that 75 percent of high earners use Facebook. Instagram is more visual, so if you’re selling products or services that look good in photos, or if you’re targeting younger generations, go for Instagram. According to Statista, 32 percent of users are between 18 and 24, and 33 percent are between 25 and 34.


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Related: 5 Tips for Selling Your Luxury Products on Facebook and Instagram

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w design introduces residence with viewing platforms to the mountainous slopes of south africa

nestled on the slopes of the bronberg mountain, in south africa, w design architecture studio introduces a contemporary residence that highlights the distinct environment; a combination of rocky bushveld and highveld grassland. with the aim to merge landscape and architecture, the design generates a series of platforms to provide a spacious living environment with mesmerizing panoramic views. 

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spacious and inviting, the open plan living, dining and kitchen space spills over onto the lawn terrace with its spectacular sunset views
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between the steep, rocky slopes of the mountain, and the logistics of constructing a rather large accommodation requirement into a low profile landscape, the dwelling by w design had to literally carve the site open to find its ‘perch’. the new structure was guided by a ‘scarred’ portion of the property, a derelict platform left behind from previous development before subdivision and

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Barack Obama said social media should be regulated and treated as publishers, as Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms face potential Section 230 revisions

Barack Obama talking on a cell phone: Former US President Barack Obama speaks at a Biden-Harris drive-in rally in Orlando, Florida on October 27, 2020. RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP via Getty Images

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  • Former President Barack Obama said there should be government regulations for social media firms since they make “editorial choices, whether they’ve buried them in algorithms or not,” he told The Atlantic in an interview.
  • Tech companies like Facebook and Twitter are protected by an internet law called Section 230 which shields them from being liable for content that people post on their platforms. 
  • Republicans and Democrats alike have called for the law to be revised and for protections to be stripped for tech companies, which would majorly impact their businesses.
  • Tech companies have long argued that they shouldn’t be treated as publishers and that Section 230 is what protects free speech on the internet and without it, online communication would change as
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