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UK public supports usage of tracking technology and immunity passports in global pandemic

Newswise — New research suggests the majority of people in the UK are willing to use privacy-encroaching tracking technology and support the introduction of ‘immunity passports’ to protect themselves and others in the COVID-19 pandemic.

The study, published today in the journal PLOS ONE, found more than two thirds of respondents overall would accept some form of smartphone tracking app to help manage social distancing and the relaxation of a full public lockdown.

However, its findings are not reflected in the number of people who have downloaded the NHS Test and Trace app, prompting calls for this issue to be addressed.

Lead author Professor Stephan Lewandowsky, Chair in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Bristol, said: “Attitudes were surprisingly permissive and this is good news for public health. But there appears to be a significant gap between what people say they’re willing to do and what they actually do,

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Global Contactless Biometrics Technology Market Report 2020: Market is Expected to Reach $22.44 Billion by 2026, Growing at a CAGR of 18.3% from 2019 to 2026 | News

DUBLIN, Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The “Global Contactless Biometrics Technology Market Analysis 2020” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com‘s offering.

The Global Contactless Biometrics Technology market is expected to reach $22.44 billion by 2026 growing at a CAGR of 18.3% from 2019 to 2026.

Biometrics can be defined is the technique used to recognize and record a person’s unique traits by an electrical device. Contactless biometric technology offers the use of touchless authentication technology, which provides a safer mode based on hygiene and convenience.

Factors such as rising demand for the high level of security, increasing focus on hygiene, and technological advancements are driving the growth of the market. However, the possibility of data theft is restraining the growth of the market.

Based on the application, the iris segment is going to have a lucrative growth during the forecast period as an iris-based system is accurate, fast,

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Entertainment Marketing Agency Think Jam Unveils Global Restructuring

Think Jam will undergo a global restructuring, one that will consolidate the leadership of the entertainment marketing agency’s operations under current U.S agency heads Stella Ferguson and Louise Brennand.

As part of the overhaul, Think Jam is embracing an office-less business model and a “work from anywhere” approach. That came about due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the company has decided to lean into the new style as a way to attract talent around the world, regardless of geographical location.

Under the changes, Ferguson and Brennand both take on Executive Vice President roles and assume commercial responsibility for both the UK and U.S teams. Both will report to CEO Daniel Robey. Ferguson will be tasked with overall responsibility for the global P&L and Comms Division (which will be consolidated under a single global business unit) and is charged with continuing to grow Think Jam’s “direct to digital” entertainment marketing business.

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The Global DeFi Congress by Agora Group on Feb 10 in Dubai

Agora is proud to announce the launch of the first and only event focused on decentralized finance in the MENA region. The Global DeFi Congress will take place on Feb. 10, 2021, in Dubai, with the participation of the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park, the Ministry of Science and Technology Policy of Japan, the governing council of the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law and the work group for cryptocurrency regulation of the Ministry of Finance of Latvia.

The event is a one-day congress comprising collaborative strategic discussions on how to best build the open financial system. The congress is a bridge that will bring together investors, regulators, solution providers and experts to discuss, debate and challenge the existing financial system and propose ideas and opportunities on how to challenge and improve our financial system through DeFi.

The event will be centered on 4 topics:

  • Who owns
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Global OLED and LCD Markets, Technology, Directions, and Market Analysis 2020: Top-tier Players Like Samsung Display are Expected to Expand Capex Gradually while Aiming to Reduce Costs | News

DUBLIN, Jan. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ —  The “OLED and LCD Markets: Technology, Directions, and Market Analysis” report from The Information Network has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com‘s offering.

This report looks at the competitive challenges that OLED display technology faces from mini-LED and micro-LED over the next few years.

The key visual quality and performance qualities that we believe disruptors will continue to focus on include color gamut, power consumption, and display longevity. We believe mini-LED represents more of an evolution of existing LCD display technology in that a mini-LED array could serve as an alternative backlight source for the existing range of application, while the development progress in quantum dot (QD) emissive displays and microLED displays position those technologies to be potential disruptors in the premium display market segment over the next 2 to 5 years. In the meantime, we expect OLED displays as enabled by Universal Display

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Why Beam Global Stock Soared 115% in December

What happened

Beam Global (NASDAQ:BEEM) became the latest electric vehicle (EV) stock to catch fire as the company surged after announcing new patents related to EV charging and a new contract to deploy the technology. 

The news sent shares of the recent IPO flying higher, up 115% in December, according S&P Global Market Intelligence. The chart below shows the stock’s movement over the course of the month. 

BEEM Chart

BEEM data by YCharts.

So what

Beam had its IPO as Envision Solar in July, a microcap stock at the time. And the company, which makes EV charging technology based on renewable energy, has attracted attention in recent months, driving the stock up by multiples into small-cap territory.

A rendering of a electric vehicle charging

Image source: Getty Images.

On Dec. 3, the company announced a new patent for its UAV ARC recharging network, which provides en route charging for drones. The company believes commercial and military

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