2020 is coming to an end. Traditionally, everyone is in a hurry, trying to finish everything at once and spend the remainder of the year’s budget. It is what it is, we just hope that 2021 will bring a good change.. meanwhile, here is Sunday Rundown #57 🙂

Oxford’s defining words of 2020

Each year, lexicographers at Oxford Languages, the maker of the Oxford English Dictionary, choose a single word or phrase to define the past 12 months. In 2019, it was “climate emergency,” and in 2018, it was “toxic”. But this year, they could not pick just one.

The pandemic, racial unrest and natural disasters shaped the English language in countless ways in 2020. So Oxford opted to highlight dozens of terms, including “Black Lives Matter,” “Blursday,” “coronavirus,” “lockdown,” “social distancing” and “systemic racism.”

Pantone colour of the year 2021

PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating, two independent colors that highlight how different elements come together to support one another. These two best express the mood for Pantone Color of the Year 2021. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic. The union of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is one of strength and positivity. It is a story of color that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly.

The EU is about to announce new rules for Big Tech

The European Commission is about to propose a “revolutionary” overhaul of digital regulation. A regulation that could hurt the business models of Big Tech.

The Digital Services Act, due to be presented in early December, is expected to overhaul the management of content on platforms like Google and Facebook and is the first of its kind since 2000. Broadly, the EU wants to make tech giants more responsible for the content on their platforms, and to ensure that competitors have a fair chance to succeed against the big firms.

Airbnb launches nonprofit to provide stays for essential workers and refugees

Airbnb is launching a nonprofit to allow the hosts who rent out their properties on its platform to provide free and discounted stays to refugees, people affected by natural disasters, and frontline workers in the coronavirus pandemic. The new organization, called Airbnb.org, is the evolution of Airbnb’s Open Homes and Frontline stays programs.

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