Google announces one of the biggest algorithm updates so far
Last week, Google announced the update of its search algorithm. It is considered as one of the biggest updates of these last few years, as it will impact up to 10% of the search queries in the US. More specifically, Google search will now be more efficient and will offer more relevant results for longer queries. As it is often the case, Google will first implement the update in the USA, before making it available in other countries.
For more information: TechCrunch
China embraces blockchain and cryptocurrency
China, which until now seemed reluctant to adopt crypto-actives and blockchain. Just shocked the rest of the world by announcing that China would not only adopt this new technology, but would also become a leader in the field. This surprising news had a huge impact on the cryptocurrency’s world causing the Bitcoin to increase by 42% in 24 hours. China has now passed a cryptography law, which will come into effect on January 1, 2020.
For more information: TheCoinTribune
David vs Goliath – French publishers against Google
Let us review the facts regarding French Publishers and Google: Thursday, October 24, 2019 marks the entry into force of the famous Article 15 of the European Copyright Directive. One of those new rules allows publishers to demand that Google pay them for reproducing snippets of their text and thumbnails of their images in its search results. Rather than paying the publishers, Google said it would by default stop showing preview content to its French users…
For more information: Fortune
The new technology that will replace SMS
Three main American operator, Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T, will adopt a brand-new technology that will probably replace SMS. This technology is a new system which is similar to iMessage and is working thanks to the RSC standard. This will provide consumers an attractive way to interact and transact with each other and with businesses.
For more information: Press-Citron
Gartner’s Top 10 trends for 2020
The Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2020 has been published. Some of these predictive trends tend to something we already heard about, such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence security, or clouds with an upgraded dimension. The trends are divided into two categories: people-centric versus smart spaces. According to Gartner, it is important to consider how technologies will affect humans and the place we live in. For instance, the human augmentation trend asks the question: what would happen if we could modify our brains to enhance memory storage.
For more information : Gartner
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Here are the trending topics in the Belgian and Dutch press for the month of September. It includes the most mentionned sectors, brands and topics of the month.