odem-sait-061919.jpg Canada's Southern Alberta Institute of Technology will grant blockchain-based digital diplomas to more than 4,800 Class of 2019 graduating students along with their traditional paper formats. The virtual diplomas will be issued in partnership with blockchain-powered On-Demand Education Marketplace or ODEM.

ripple-moneygram-061819.jpg Money transfer company MoneyGram International joined Ripple's enterprise blockchain network RippleNet to enable faster and secure cross-border settlements for its customers. The move follows an initial strategic investment of $30 million by blockchain firm Ripple in exchange for MoneyGram equity.

sanofi-google-061819.jpg French pharma major Sanofi will tie up with Google to utilize its artificial intelligence and develop a state-of-the-art virtual healthcare innovation lab. The partnership is expected to tap the power of latest data technologies. Sanofi said it plans to use cloud computing and artificial intelligence...

msft-huawei-061819.jpg Microsoft Corp. has resumed selling Huawei laptops on its online store after almost a month. In May, the company had removed Huawei products from its online store following the U.S. blacklisting of the Chinese telecom equipment giant. However, the U.S. Commerce Department later temporarily eased some restrictions imposed on Huawei for a 90-day period.

tradelens-061719.jpg Russian authorities have agreed to join the blockchain-enabled digital shipping platform TradeLens. The solution is jointly developed by Danish transport and logistics giant Maersk and IBM by applying blockchain to the world's global supply chain. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Maersk and Russian Ministry of Transport to enable the official launch of the TradeLens platform.

googlegenius-061719.jpg Lyrics website Genius Media Group Inc. has accused Google of copying some song lyrics directly from its website without permission, for the tech giant's search results. Genius told the Wall Street Journal that it is seeing falling traffic for the past several years as Google has been publishing lyrics in search pages on its own platform, with some of them lifted directly from the Genius website.

ibm-doj-061719.jpg International Business Machines Corp. and Cúram Software, acquired by the tech giant in 2011, have agreed to pay $14.8 million to settle alleged violations of the False Claims Act, the Justice Department said in a statement. According to the DOJ, IBM and Cúram allegedly made material misrepresentations to the State of Maryland during a contract award process in 2011 and 2012.

fda-blockchain-061419.jpg The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) selected four industry heavyweights to partner it in its program to explore the use of blockchain in tracing and verification of prescription products in the U.S. IBM, KPMG, Merck and Walmart will assist the regulator in its pilot program, which supports the U.S. Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA).

googledatacentre2-061419.jpg Google announced a new $600 million investment for the expansion of Mayes County data center. The tech giant had started the data center in 2007 and expanded three times already. The new investment will add 100 jobs to Pryor community, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said during the announcement. In...

facebookblockchain-jun14.jpg Facebook has tapped investments from major companies Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber, among others, to support its efforts to build its planned new cryptocurrency, the Wall Street Journal reported. The social media giant is now in deal with more than a dozen companies for its blockchain project for the digital currency, Libra. These companies will invest around $10 million each in the consortium

googledrive-photo-061319.jpg Google will stop automatic syncing of files between Google Drive cloud storage and Google Photos to "simplify the experience", starting in July. According to the search giant, this change is designed to help deal with accidental deletion of items across products. The change also follows feedback from users that the way in which the services share photos and videos with each other is confusing.

amazon2_13jun19.jpg E-Commerce giant Amazon has been sued for violating child privacy laws after Alexa allegedly recorded children's voices without consent, the Seattle Times reported.

amazonblockchain-jun13.jpg UK insurer Legal & General partnered with e-Commerce giant Amazon to use a blockchain-based system to handle corporate pension deals. The retail life insurer announced that the blockchain solution will be used for pension risk transfer or PRT through Legal and General Reinsurance, a specialist reinsurer of PRT business. The blockchain system is based on Amazon Managed Blockchain.

cryptostamp2-061219.jpg The Austrian Post has released the world's first blockchain-based collectible crypto stamp, which is a special stamp block that connects the analog and the digital world. The digital counterpart of the crypto stamp can be authenticated using blockchain technology. Austrian Post has issued 150,000 crypto stamps having a face value of 6.90 euros, which can be found in all of its branches.

huawei-061219.jpg China's Huawei Technologies Co. canceled the launch of a new laptop in its Matebook series, and might soon exit the laptop business due to the crippling U.S. sanctions, reports said. The DigiTimes reported, citing sources from the upstream supply chain, that Huawei has recently asked its notebook supply chain partners to suspend deliveries and also halted all its new notebook products.

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