Gene Stone


Industry contests Biden's new broadband maps

Groups representing broadband providers questioned a new high-speed internet access mapping tool unveiled by the Biden administration Thursday. Why it matters: Accurately capturing the scope of broadband availability and use is key to closing the digital divide. Catch up quick: NTIA, the telecommunications branch of the Commerce Department, and the...

Infosecurity Europe 2021 Postpones Live Event

Infosecurity Europe has announced that it is postponing the live event due to run at London Olympia in July, following the government’s delay in lifting the final COVID-19 restrictions. Infosecurity Europe will instead deliver a virtual exhibition and conference from 13-15 July 2021, the original dates of the event. The...
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3 Big Investing Mistakes to Avoid in Your 50s

Your 50s are an interesting period of time. On the one hand, if you're aiming to retire in your mid-to-late 60s, it means you're almost close enough to start counting down to that milestone. On the other hand, you're also not quite ready to make your workforce exit. The investing...
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Little Boy 'Burnt To A Crisp' Despite Wearing Poundland Sun Cream

While we've reached the tail end of the UK's glorious heatwave (hello again, drizzle) not everyone enjoyed the week of hot temperatures and bright sunshine. One little boy was left "burned to a crisp" after a day in the sun, despite his mother claiming she repeatedly covered him in Factor 50 sun cream from Poundland.

Senuas Saga: Hellblade 2 gets a behind the scenes developer update video

Last week saw many publishers and developers showcasing their upcoming games, including Xbox and Bethesda who had a great show and was crowned the best presentation of E3 2021. However, there were a few notable absentees, but thankfully Xbox gave us more information on some of those missing titles in yesterday’s Xbox Games Showcase Extended.

Infographic: The real impact of Google Free Booking Links

The direct channel continues to rise and takes a bite out of the OTAs! The share of direct has increased to reach a record level in the first quarter of 2021, representing a third of a hotel’s revenue. In times of crisis, hotels have favoured the Metasearch CPA model which is the least risky business model. And Google Hotel Ads is literally crushing the model. But what about the new Google free booking links? Does this new offer live up to the expectations raised by it?

Report – how has favorable pricing impacted reinsurance premium growth in Q1?

Positive pricing momentum has driven premium growth in the global reinsurance sector in the first quarter of 2021, according to a new report from Willis Re. The firm tracked the performance of 17 of the biggest global reinsurers with significant commercial lines or reinsurance operations over the course of Q1 and found that most firms achieved “meaningful premium growth” over the quarter due to momentum from favorable pricing.

2020-21 Season Review: December

DECEMBER would prove to be a profitable month as Coleraine responded from a defeat to Dungannon Swifts to record maximum points against Warrenpoint Town and Cliftonville…. The Bannsiders started the month with a trip to Stangmore Park as Coleraine wanted to put an end to their three match losing streak. However, after 15 minutes, the hosts would make the breakthrough as Michael Carvill swivelled and turned at the edge of the box before finding the bottom corner. In a lacklustre first-half that was disrupted with a heavy wind, the best chance for Coleraine landed via an Eoin Bradley free-kick but the striker was unable to steer his effort on target. The Bannsiders made a better start to the second-half and threatened immediately after the restart as Jamie Glackin had an effort cleared off the line by an alert Callum Byers. From a corner kick, the ball would land at the feet of Aaron Jarvis and his strike produced a smart save from Sam Johnston. Those misses would be punished on 79 minutes as the hosts doubled their lead. A mis-placed pass was seized upon by Daniel Hughes and after his strike flashed off the crossbar, Shane McGinty delivered the loose ball to the back post for Carvill to then lay off into the path of Rhyss Campbell who made no mistake in smashing his shot home.