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The Walt Disney Co. corporation announced in interviews [1] confirmed to several media outlets in the region [2] and notified in writing to some cable operators[3]that before the end of the first quarter of 2022, it will discontinue signals in its Spanish-language television offerings for Latin America, including NatGeo Wil, NatGeo Kids, DisneyXD, FXM and …

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Managing, financing, feeding, feeding, health, educating, mobilizing, entertaining and satisfying the needs of nearly 8 billion people is undoubtedly the greatest challenge humanity has ever witnessed. Global overpopulation represents an unprecedented challenge and traditional administration and management schemes have become overwhelmed. Smart Cities and Territories (Smartcities) should emerge as the best solution for the efficient …

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The unexpected growth of OTT Video on Demand platforms has significantly diversified and boosted audiovisual consumption, improving experiences and exponentially increasing the supply of accessible content for consumers, while at the same time increasing the perception of the exhaustion of Television in certain sectors of the industry. Will Television as we know it come to …

Binge-watching and the Crisis of Traditional Television Read More »

Submarine cables that cross seas and oceans are the backbone of the Internet. For decades, their main promoters were telecommunications corporations, allied to governments. Now tech giants like Facebook, Google and Amazon are beginning to take the lead in investing in this segment, as is happening with an ambitious project to link the growing economies …

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Facebook has accumulated a record of accusations and controversial situations over the past few years, a situation that was aggravated in recent days by scandalous allegations of a former company executive and a series of unacceptable interruptions in the service, which have caused an unprecedented crisis in one of the most successful and at the …

Facebook’s Moral Bankruptcy Read More »

The recent fall of Facebook services, including Whats App and Instagram caused great distress in many people around the world by the unavailability of services and the impact this generated in the cultural dynamics of many population groups, while various experts around the world, set off alarms about the level of addiction that produce digital …

Smartphones and Social Media: The 21st Century Addiction Read More »

“Once we searched Google, now Google searches us.” Shoshana Zuboff Although for most people the flow of huge amounts of private information that transits daily for the WEB (Big Data), goes virtually unnoticed, according to philosopher “Shoshana Zuboff”, this phenomenon hides an unprecedented risk to privacy, which is why she has called this economic and …

Big Data and Surveillance Capitalism: 21st Century Threats Read More »

The consolidation of a large global information network unleashed at the end of the last century an unprecedented explosion of data and content, causing an oversupply of information sources and a subsequent shortage of audiences willing to consume them, altering the formula that explains mass communication, no longer from few to many, but from many …

Shortage of Audiences: The Great Paradox Read More »

Although Smart Cities and Territories will significantly improve the quality of life of the people who inhabit planet Earth in the coming years and decades, simplifying, automating and making many aspects of human life sustainable, behind their implementation lies a significant amount of risks that must be properly prevented to prevent Smartcities from becoming Boomerangs …

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Leave a comment / Smartcities, Sustainability, Intelligent Territories, ICTs Not only cities can achieve a deep digital transformation in search of being “Smart”, it is also possible that regions and rural areas, constitute a significant digital transformation that improves the quality of life of its inhabitants. But although digital transformation is the best possible strategy …

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