Ant Group will apply to become a financial holding company that is overseen by China's central bank as part of efforts to appease regulatory concerns over the way it conducts its online payments operations. Pan Gongsheng, deputy governor of the People's Bank of China (PBOC), said in a statement that Ant representatives met with four of China's regulatory arms to address anti-monopoly concerns on Monday. In the statement, he also revealed that Ant Group has been working with the agencies in recent months to formulate "rectification plans" aimed at resolving these concerns. As part of the plan, Ant Group has agreed to apply to become a financial holding company that is supervised by the PBOC. It will also give consumers more payment method options and disconnect any "anti-competitive connections" between Alipay and other financial products, such as Huabei and Bibai, as part of the plan. The formulation of the "rectification plan" follows the suspension of Ant Groups's initial … [Read more...] about Ant Group to become a financial holding company overseen by China’s central bank
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It's been no secret lately that Apache Hadoop , once the poster child of big data, is past its prime. But since April 1st, the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has announced the retirement to its " Attic " of at least 19 open source projects, 13 of which are big data-related and ten of which are part of the Hadoop ecosystem. Honor roll While the individual project retirement announcements may seem insignificant, taken as a whole, they constitute a watershed event. To help practitioners and industry watchers appreciate the full impact of this big data open source reorg, an inventory seems in order. With that in mind, the list of big data-relevant retired Apache projects is as follows: Apex : a unified platform for big data stream and batch processing, based on Hadoop YARN Chukwa : a data collection system for monitoring large distributed systems, built on the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) Crunch , which provided a framework for writing, … [Read more...] about Apache Software Foundation retires slew of Hadoop-related projects
L'épisode 5 de Falcon et le soldat de l'hiver s'annonce comme un chapitre inoubliable. Non seulement, il devrait développer le cliffhanger dramatique de la semaine dernière, mais cerise sur le gâteau, il proposerait aussi l’un des caméos les plus exceptionnels jamais recensés dans le Marvel Cinematic Universe. Récemment, diverses rumeurs ont évoqué la participation du regretté Chadwick Boseman, décédé en août 2020, qui apparaîtrait pour la dernière fois en tant que Black Panther / Roi T'Challa. Une spéculation qui fait suite aux commentaires du showrunner Malcolm Spellman, évoquant auprès de ComicBook.com une intervention surprenante qui ferait pleurer dans les chaumières. Cependant, à quelques jours de la mise en ligne de l'épisode 5, d'autres membres du staff de Falcon et le Soldat de l’Hiver sont venus démentir cette hypothèse. Dans une interview accordée à Vanity Fair , Nate Moore, producteur chez Marvel Studios, a déclaré qu’un caméo de M. Boseman ne pouvait se … [Read more...] about Falcon et le Soldat de l’Hiver : qui est ce personnage fantastique qui volera la vedette à Sam et Bucky durant l’épisode 5 ?
The Washington state legislature has voted to end limits on municipal broadband, and the bill lifting those restrictions now awaits the signature of Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee. The state Senate passed the bill Sunday in a 27-22 vote, and the state House passed it on February 23 by a vote of 60-37. "This bill reverses decades of bad policy—Washington was one of only 18 states with a STATE LAW prohibiting some local governments from offering broadband directly to the public," Democratic Rep. Drew Hansen, the bill's lead sponsor, wrote on Twitter . "Long overdue. Thanks to the BIPARTISAN group of Senators who stood up for public broadband today!!" The Senate vote went mostly along party lines, but one Republican (Brad Hawkins) voted yea and three Democrats (Steve Hobbs, Mark Mullet, and Lisa Wellman) voted nay. BREAKING: Wash. Senate just passed my Public Broadband Act (HB1336). — Rep. Drew Hansen (@RepDrewHansen) April 12, 2021 There's still one complication. A second … [Read more...] about Victory for municipal broadband as Wash. state lawmakers end restrictions
PayPal is launching a new suite of fraud management features for mid-market and enterprise businesses that aims to help combat the rise in online payments fraud brought on by the pandemic. Featured These are the terrible passwords that people are still using. Here's how to do better Dear President Biden: Let Chinese phones compete fairly in the US The best printer for your home office The best VPN services: Safe and fast don't come free The COVID-19 pandemic spurred unprecedented growth in online spending in 2020, with e-commerce penetration reaching an all-time high of 21.3% -- the highest year-over-year jump for US retail sales ever recorded, according to estimates . But the spike in e-commerce and digital payments also led to an increase in online scams, sophisticated attempts at fraud by malicious actors and new operating risks for online businesses. According to PayPal, its new Fraud Protection Advanced service uses device fingerprinting, machine … [Read more...] about PayPal rolls out new fraud management tools for merchants