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IT and Media news week 40

The Week That Was: IT and Media news week 40

Will he or won’t he? After a turbulent week when Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a u-turn and said that he would after all buy Twitter for USD 44  billion, the test of the deal could still go to court, originally scheduled for October 17 but now postponed until October 28. The court has given the parties more time to see if they can agree. 

The mess with different chargers for mobile phones and tablets etc is coming to an end as all of them must use the new standard for portable devices – USB Type-C. But you will have to wait a bit more. The  new standard is from the end of 2024. The European Parliament has now formally approved the de facto already agreed standard.

27% of companies globally have suffered a data breach that cost them USD 1- 20 million or more in the past three years. Only 14% of firms globally report that no data breaches have occurred during the period, consultancy PwC’s annual Global Digital Trust Insight Survey shows. 

More than half (55.4%) of news publishers are pessimistic about their business prospects for the next year. When asked about the next three years, the level of optimism increases but only slightly. This is a stark change compared to last year when over 80% said they were optimistic about the next 12 months, World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) says in a global survey. 


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