Fast, affordable internet: A way out of the middle income trap – Academia

Fast, affordable internet: A way out of the middle income trap – Academia

or nearly three decades, Indonesia has wrestled with the middle income trap (MIT). From 1993 to 2022, despite rising per capita income, the archipelagic nation found it challenging to achieve high and sustainable economic growth. The 2025-2045 Long-term National Development Plan (RPJN) outlines two scenarios for Indonesia to escape the MIT over the next 20 years. …

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The Globe and Mail – The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail – The Globe and Mail

— AMD Ryzen™ AI 300 Series Processors Unlock Transformational AI Experiences for Windows Copilot+ PCs — — AMD Ryzen™ 9000 Series Processors Set New Standards in Efficiency, Performance, and Content Creation — TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 02, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, during Computex 2024, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced a groundbreaking series of next-generation architecture and …

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Digital economy expands in scale, demonstrating enormous potential-Xinhua

Digital economy expands in scale, demonstrating enormous potential-Xinhua

People watch as an AI-powered robotic arm writes with a brush at the hand-on experience area during the 7th Digital China Summit in Fuzhou, southeast China’s Fujian Province, May 24, 2024. (Xinhua/Lin Shanchuan) BEIJING, May 26 (Xinhua) — China’s digital economy has expanded rapidly in recent years, showcasing significant growth potential and contributing to the …

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Amazon plans to give Alexa an AI overhaul, monthly subscription price

Amazon plans to give Alexa an AI overhaul, monthly subscription price

Amazon is upgrading its decade-old Alexa voice assistant with generative artificial intelligence and plans to charge a monthly subscription fee to offset the cost of the technology, according to people with knowledge of Amazon’s plans.  The Seattle-based tech and retail giant will launch a more conversational version of Alexa later this year, potentially positioning it …

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Bangkok Post – DES readies systems to handle 50m digital wallet payments

Bangkok Post – DES readies systems to handle 50m digital wallet payments

The Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry is preparing its systems to support the government’s digital wallet handout and ensure smooth implementation for 50 million Thais. DES Minister Prasert Jantararuangtong directed the National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA) to oversee security for the 500-billion-baht digital wallet scheme, while the Digital Government Agency (DGA) is responsible for …

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35K Tri-County homes set to lose broadband funding aid in May, group says

35K Tri-County homes set to lose broadband funding aid in May, group says

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – A monthly benefit to help eligible Tri-County households afford broadband internet service is expected to run out of funding in May. The Lowcountry Digital Equity Coalition, a regional public-private partnership focused on digital inclusion in the Tri-County area, says the federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program provides a $30-per-month benefit for …

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Ant Group beefs up customer base for Hong Kong merchants by adding 14 foreign mobile payment apps to its network

Ant Group beefs up customer base for Hong Kong merchants by adding 14 foreign mobile payment apps to its network

China’s financial technology giant Ant Group has ramped up its digital payments network by partnering with 14 overseas mobile payment apps, which will give Hong Kong’s merchants access to a swathe of countries with a total population of around 1.2 billion. Overseas travellers from nine countries and regions can make payments in Hong Kong using …

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