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Bermuda’s December Social Media Rankings

Bermuda’s December Social Media Rankings

[Written by Don Burgess] There was a flood of changes in this month’s Klout rankings. Klout measures a person or organization’s social media influence on a scale of 1 to 100 over a variety of platforms, including, but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Instagram. A total of 11 new entries helped push the minimum Klout score... Read more of this article

Video: National Geographic’s Triangle Film

Video: National Geographic’s Triangle Film

A recently aired National Geographic special — that was partially filmed in Bermuda — aims to more deeply explore the ominous reputation of the Bermuda Triangle by virtually draining the waters surrounding Bermuda in order to learn more about the landscape beneath the legendary waters. The makers of the special, titled “Drain the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Police Service Impacted By Spam Email Issue

Police Service Impacted By Spam Email Issue

The police said they have been impacted by a spam e-mail message, and have advised the public that if you receive the email, do not open the attachment and delete as soon as possible. The emails are being sent out from a number of email addresses that end in bps.bm and appear to belong to police officers. Bernews has received a few of these emails today,... Read more of this article

Hamilton Re CEO On 21st Century Cyber Risks

Hamilton Re CEO On 21st Century Cyber Risks

Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton Re, Kathleen Reardon, outlined issues facing the re/insurance sector in a speech delivered at the Bermuda Insurance Institute’s [BII] annual Christmas luncheon this week. Mrs. Reardon listed the influx of alternative capital, new catastrophic risks such as cyber attacks and continued low interest rates as some of... Read more of this article

Digicel: Free 10 Mins Long Distance For Holidays

Digicel: Free 10 Mins Long Distance For Holidays

Digicel Bermuda today [Dec 17] added to its Christmas line-up free long distance calls for prepaid customers, saying they wish to “further highlight the premise ‘Together We Make Christmas Better’.” The special promotion launched today [Dec 17] and will run through January 16th 2015, offering prepaid customers the option to get ten free... Read more of this article

HSBC: Inoperable Terminals To Be Replaced

HSBC: Inoperable Terminals To Be Replaced

Following days of credit card terminal outages which have affected merchants across the island, HSBC Bermuda said that “by close of business tomorrow, all of the known inoperable terminals will have been replaced with new models.” As Bernews reported last week, the bank confirmed they were experiencing credit card terminal outages which... Read more of this article

CableVision To Begin “Substantial Rebuild”

CableVision To Begin “Substantial Rebuild”

Bermuda CableVision said they will begin a “substantial rebuild of its cable system Island-wide, allowing subscribers to experience faster, improved internet, along with many new products and services.” The company said they intend to “deploy fibre directly to the home and to increase the company’s infrastructure capacity by 50 times.... Read more of this article

Butterfield To Discontinue Phone Banking Service

Butterfield To Discontinue Phone Banking Service

Effective 24 January 2015, Butterfield will be discontinuing automated telephone banking services, saying that “telephone banking usage has been trending downward, whilst usage of alternative delivery channels has been increasing.” A spokesperson said, “A number of factors—including transaction volumes within this channel, technology... Read more of this article

BA Flight On Despite UK Air Traffic Control Glitch

BA Flight On Despite UK Air Traffic Control Glitch

Airline passengers are facing what is being called “widespread flight disruption” by the BBC, following a technical problem at the United Kingdom’s air traffic control centre, however the Bermuda flight has left the United Kingdom. A British Airways spokesperson said, “All airlines at Heathrow and Gatwick airports have been affected... Read more of this article

2014 Technology Innovation Award Winners

2014 Technology Innovation Award Winners

The Ministry of Education and Economic Development announced the winners of the Technology Innovation Awards [TechAwards] for 2014. “Inaugurated in 2006, TechAwards continue to prove, year after year, that not only is Bermuda an epicentre of technology and e-business in the region, but that, perhaps more importantly, it remains a global leader... Read more of this article


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