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Industry lobbying on WHO overshadowing public health policy, researchers suggest

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Has the World Health Organization become collateral damage in the wars over global commerce? Producers of such products as commercial milk formulas, processed foods, alcoholic beverages, pharmaceuticals and electronic gaming software have been ramping up efforts to influence United States policy toward the WHO. This, University of California, Davis researchers suggest…

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The tech industry files an emergency application to stop a controversial Texas social media law

Trade industry groups representing tech giants, such as Google and Facebook, have filed an emergency application with the Supreme Court to block HB 20. That’s the controversial law Texan law that bars social media websites from removing or restricting content based on “the viewpoint of the user or another person.” It also allows users to…

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The Supreme Court hears tech industry’s appeal against the Texas social media law

Tech industry trade organizations NetChoice and the Computer Communications Industry Association have appealed directly to the Supreme Court for an emergency stay of the Texas social media law known as HB 20. The law, which creates liability for content moderation decisions that are based on “the viewpoint of the user or another person,” could make…

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The ad industry seeks a global framework for navigating diverse privacy laws

Amid mounting privacy laws and the internet’s largest platforms implementing strict data curbs, internal discussions within the IAB Tech Lab aim to establish an accountability framework to help members better coordinate their policies across the globe. Growing demands for better data protection have created the sternest headwinds the online ad industry has ever faced as governments…

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The crypto industry is able to write and pass its own agenda in state capitals

National “Whether you’re Binance or Ethereum, Dogecoin or Bitcoin, this is a great bill.” Power distribution units at a Bitcoin mining site owned by Bit5ive, in Medley, Fla., northwest of Miami, March 11, 2022. In the absence of federal regulations, crypto lobbyists and executives are going state by state to get favorable rules enacted. (Rose…

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Chinese PV Industry Brief: Zhonghuan raises wafer prices, China Resource Power procures 5GW of modules

Zhonghuan Semiconductor has ramped up wafer prices, China Resource Power has secured 5GW of solar panels, and GCL-Poly is preparing to rebrand as GCL Technology Holdings. China’s Guangxi Zhuang region, meanwhile, has announced plans to deploy 16GW of PV. April 5, 2022Vincent Shaw and Max HallImage: Skitterphoto/PixabaySolar manufacturer Zhonghuan Semiconductor has increased the prices of…

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Industry Expert: Better Days are Coming for Restaurants

Greg Staleyby Greg Staley, CEO of SynergySuite Now that we’ve (hopefully) gotten through the worst of the pandemic, better days are (hopefully) ahead for restaurants. While our industry still faces numerous challenges – including soaring prices, supply chain disruptions, and staffing shortages – I’m optimistic about some exciting restaurant trends. My predictions for the coming…

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Cloud ERP: The Rise of the Industry Cloud

There is a new variable in the build or buy debate, and it’s all about the way cloud-based services connect internal and external business processes By Cliff Saran, Managing Editor Published: 21 Mar 2022 In the past, IT leaders selected enterprise resource planning (ERP) packages to power business processes. Often, the way these systems were…

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FDA asks industry to include more elderly people in cancer trials

Recent guidance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calls for pharmaceutical companies to include more older people in cancer trials. A central reason, according to the FDA, is that “older adults are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials despite representing a growing segment of the population of cancer patients,” and clinical trials need to…

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Intel, AMD, and other industry heavyweights create a new standard for chiplets

chiplets sound small but tasty — UCIe 1.0 aims to standardize (and democratize) chiplet-based processor designs. Andrew Cunningham – Mar 2, 2022 8:56 pm UTC Enlarge / A sample chiplet design, with the CPU dies made with a more advanced manufacturing process and the chipset and some other functions made on older, cheaper processes.Universal Chipset…