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  • RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Guatemala will begin in 2022 the implementation of a program of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, with a local and international investment of US$ 66.7 million to create environmental jobs over the next seven years. / The Rio Times
  • Sustainable models in the areas of food and agriculture, energy and health and wellbeing could create $12bn of economic opportunities and generate up to 380 million jobs by 2030. /
  • Sustainable business models in four key areas -- energy, cities, food and agriculture, and health and well-being -- could open up at least $12 trillion of economic opportunities and create up to 380 million jobs by 2030. / Forbes Technology Council
  • Corporate treasury teams in big conglomerates such as Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook could start to become more bank-like in the wake of Open Banking as their frustration with corporate banking provision increases due to its inflexible products and services. / 11:FS
  • Fintech companies and tech giants such as Facebook, Google and Amazon will benefit from enhanced and regulated ability to build financial management and payment services applications. / Bobsguide
  • Facebook will most likely further entrench itself as the leading social media channel for marketers thanks to a combination of different ad formats, a huge user base and unprecedented targeting options. / TG Daily
  • Worst case scenario is that the big tech giants (Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, etc.) will leverage their data and open platform to dominate the market. / The Financial Brand
  • ABI Research has determined that Google and Amazon will lead and drive innovation around smartphones and related ecosystems over the next five to six years. / ABI Research
  • India has already become the second largest market for social networking giants like Facebook (with over 155 mn users) & LinkedIn (with over 37 mn users) and is expected to surpass the USA to lead the global tally of the largest Facebook user base on mobile devices by 20178. / EY
  • With Apple Inc., Alphabet and Facebook Inc. introducing AR platforms, the user bases and business models could take shape. / TheStreet
  • Facebook is developing a facial recognition technology that will allow retailers to see information based on their customers' user profiles as they shop in store. / News
  • Facebook reportedly has applied for a patent for a technology that will gauge customer's emotions and brand choice by leveraging their Facebook profiles through crowd-scanning technology. / The Drum
  • The EU's impending revision to the Payment Services Directive could open up Nordic banks to new competition from global tech giants such as Apple, Facebook and Google. / Computer Weekly
  • Social networks and tech giants like Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple will be competing with banks head-on for banking customers and reshaping the financial industry (probably more so than even FinTech start-ups). / Cryptomathic.
  • Internet service companies cannot experiment with new business models that could help them compete with online businesses like Netflix, Google and Facebook. /
  • Facebook is going to start showing ads in the middle of its videos and sharing the money with publishers. / AdEspresso
  • Fans who use Facebook to apply the AR face paint will be able to more quickly upload the pictures to the social media platform that reaches two billion people. / SportTechie
  • Facebook will allow people outside of the US to send money using its messenger app for the first time as it offers mobile payments in the UK. / letstalkpayments
  • Some investors might be worried that the probed into Russia meddling with US politics will result in regulation on social networks that might hurt profitability. / Space War
  • A team at Microsoft has used anonymous Bing search histories from 9.2 million users to predict cases of pancreatic cancer several months before people are usually diagnosed with the disease. / Nature
  • Unilever is threatening to pull marketing spending from Facebook and Google unless the tech giants provide more disclosure on how online adverts perform. / The Times
  • Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft's investments in AI and machine learning will be evident in how quickly their visual - and voice-search technologies accelerate in the next two years. / Chris Skinner's blog
  • The latest figures from eMarketer show that Facebook and Google combined will account for 63.1% of all digital ad spend revenues in the United States in 2017. / We Are Social UK

Last updated: 01 August 2021