After 24 hours, Alibaba Group's annual 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, also known as Singles' Day, has amassed a record-high total gross merchandise volume (GMV) of 268.4 billion yuan ($38.4 billion).The total from this year's Single's Day event beat the previous record of $30.8 billion that was set only a year ago. It also smashes the $7.8 million in GMW earned back in 2009 from Alibaba Group's first Singles' Day event.The day commenced with the company reporting it had generated more than $18 billion in total GMW over the first two hours of the event. After 11 hours, Alibaba said GMV had surpassed $25 billion. See also: China's 11.11 shopping frenzy generates $18 billion in sales in two hours for Alibaba This year, over 22,000 overseas brands from 78 different countries and regions participated in the event, with the amount of new overseas brand growing by 300% year on year, according to Alibaba Group. The sales figures from Alibaba's … [Read more...] about Alibaba posts record $38 billion in sales for China’s 11.11 shopping frenzy
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Less than 2 percent of My Health Record trial users opted out The Department of Health and Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) agree that around 500,000 Australians will opt out of having a My Health Record. Read more: https://zd.net/2segsBw The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has pointed out a number of security issues concerning the Australian Digital Health Agency's (ADHA) My Health Record implementation, among a report that widely gave ADHA the tick as "largely effective". In its report released on Monday, ANAO pointed out that in a 2016 end-to-end security review, ADHA decided against accrediting those that provide services to healthcare providers. "ADHA rejected this recommendation on the basis that it 'presents several challenges' including the additional burden to vendors and potential for reputational damage," ANAO said. A year later, an assessment by the Information Security Registered Assessors Programme (IRAP) said compliance with the Australian government's … [Read more...] about Third party minimum cyber compliance for My Health Record skipped: Audit Office
Blockchain: it could be ten years before businesses start reaping the benefits of the technology ZDNet's Daphne Leprince-Ringuet says that after much hype, analysts say that blockchain technology is still a long way from wide scale deployment - and is currently too immature to deliver on its promises. Read more: https://zd.net/30Yvf1W Special feature Special report: How blockchain will disrupt business (free PDF) This ebook, based on the latest ZDNet/TechRepublic special feature, looks at how blockchain is shaking up the economy and changing the way individuals and enterprises conduct business. Read More As technology reaches into every aspect of our lives, interest in the use of electronic voting in elections has been increasing, as this -- its backers claim -- can make votes more secure and quicker to count. But while this might seem as simple as updating the old paper process for the modern age, this shift to electronic voting has not been without problems. Security … [Read more...] about Blockchain elections: How Bitcoin technology could secure your vote – and save democracy
IBM's missed chances: Can it catch the next wave? Since 1980 we've seen five major tech revolutions that have made the fortunes of other tech giants. When will it be the turn of IBM? Read more: https://zd.net/2E9U2HH It's easy to see that IBM's current annual revenues of $79.95bn have put it back where it was in 1998, when its revenues were $81.67bn: the numbers are on the public record. But this doesn't allow for inflation. If you do that, IBM's record is actually much worse. According to my calculations, IBM is now almost exactly where it was in 1980, when its turnover of $26.20bn was worth $80.83bn in today's money. Innovation Cyber Monday 2019 deals: Business Bargain Hunter's top picks Must-have tech gadgets to start 2020 10 great gifts for the hacker in your life Armageddon: Can tech be used to break up an asteroid? (ZDNet YouTube) Japanese airline wants robots to travel in your place (CNET) The problem with AI? People (TechRepublic) That is astonishing for a … [Read more...] about Cloud computing and AI: Can IBM finally catch the wave this time around?
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