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Archives for InfoSociety is opening one of its media innovations to other media interested in increasing competitiveness through translated syndication. EurActiv has been a digital media innovator since its birth, as I pointed out when I returned for my current part-time gig here. So I should not have been surprised to see my colleagues’ names in this… » read more

  Posted by Mathew Lowry

Data Sampling

  Filtering out irrelevant data before sampling Pre-sampling filtering aims to discard the least relevant data elements. This filtering can be done by removing unwanted spam content appearing on social networks generated by spambots, an example would be to discard text data which doesn’t contain emoticons as social media robots rarely use them. An alternative… » read more

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The European Commission and the US have just come to a deal to replace Safe Harbour, which ensured a blanket allowance for EU-US data transfers before its invalidation by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The newly-baptised Privacy Shield is supposed to set a framework for transatlantic data flows ensuring compliance with the EU Data… » read more

  Posted by Politheor: European Policy Network

On Friday the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention agreed that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained. For me, this whole situation is fascinating and rather than try to offer a profound insight, I am simply going to ask a couple of questions, out loud. Question One Why has Mr Assange not become an Ecuadorean… » read more

  Posted by FinancialGuy Writes!

      Youth unemployment is a global issue. Approximately 74 million young people (15 – 24) are unemployed globally. In Europe the figure is around 4.5 million. Spain, Greece, Italy and Croatia each have youth unemployment rates exceeding 40 per cent.   The social implications of this large scale youth unemployment are profound. Very… » read more


The platform regulation discussion is a nuanced, multi-stakeholder debate that has the potential to shape the future of platforms as we know them. Depending on the outcome of the European Commission’s platform regulation consultation, home-grown European e-commerce platforms like ours could be faced with new obligations that would fundamentally change the way we do business,… » read more

  Posted by The eCommerce Blog - by Allegro Group

Guest blog post by Erich Clementi, Chairman IBM Europe. Predicted for some years as Europe’s next big opportunity to be a global digital frontrunner, the pace of the digital transformation of industry is really accelerating as we start the new year. Europe’s political leaders are driving noteworthy progress. This year, I look forward to seeing… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Guest blog post by Luigi Gambardella, President of ChinaEU. 5G, robots, artificial intelligence and the most advanced technologies. The project will involve an estimated investment of 14 billion EURO. The ‘act of birth’ of the first ever 100% Internet City was signed in the Eastern China’s water town of Wuzhen, at the occasion of the… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Guest blog post by Nick Coleman, Global Head Cyber Intelligence at IBM . Cybersecurity attacks on vital network infrastructures pose a growing threat in Europe and around the world. Governments and the private sector need to be better prepared. The finalisation of the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive is therefore a real step forward… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Since the spark of the financial crisis, Greece has been weak in building a sound business environment. In this fragile context, disastrous austerity came to give a final blow. The last three years of EU funds 2007-13 period were not as efficient as the domestic governments or the European Commission could expect, but this was… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

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