Sourcing-related reading, chosen by the Global Sources content team.
Business women are beginning to thrive in the Southeast Asian e-commerce market, especially in Lazada. The loss of jobs since the pandemic prompted women to explore entrepreneurship, with most of them selling fashion and apparel products.
This is where taking matters into our own hands might just do the trick. A new and possibly spoofproof way to keep hackers at bay is in the works. 3D hand geometry is being eyed as the more secure and practical method in lieu of password authentication and biometrics such as fingerprint and facial recognition. It will be combined with hand gesture recognition and advanced data analysis based on machine learning. Read on to find out how this new system is different from hand geometry and gestures currently in use.
The Chinese yuan has surged 12% against the US dollar since May 2020. Some experts expect this to continue despite measures from the People’s Bank of China.
“Likely winners include companies that can take advantage of currency dichotomies, including Chinese property developers with sizable dollar debt and companies that generate most revenue in the mainland but are Hong Kong-listed,” Bloomberg News reports. “On the flip side of the currency equation are exporters, whose products will be less price-competitive when sold in foreign markets.”
The data-driven economy is going to benefit the most with Micron Technology’s release of its first 176-layer NAND flash and 1α DRAM, especially as the adoption of data-heavy and storage-demanding 5G, AI and IoT applications becomes more widespread. With the release of these innovations, bottlenecks in feeding data between memory, storage, and processing solutions in modern computers are set to be cleared and resolved.
That’s all for this edition of the Friday links – have a great weekend.