Posts Tagged ‘Technology’

Tech Companies Hire Models to Attend Holiday Parties: Report

Monday, December 11th, 2017

A report of Bay Area tech companies hiring models to act as guests at lavish holiday parties is raising concerns.The Bloomberg report suggests that some Silicon Valley companies are hiring models from agencies…Photo Credit: Getty Images

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The First Women in Tech Didn’t Leave—Men Pushed Them Out

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Women filled computer-programming jobs in the U.S. and U.K. after World War II, but as government and business professionalized programming, the decline of female coders began.

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Meet Your New Boss: An Algorithm

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Traditional employers like General Electric are using artificial intelligence and other elements of the work-on-demand business model to manage traditional full-time workforces.

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Why Bitcoin? Why Now?

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

For most of its nine-year history, bitcoin has been a financial-markets sideshow, sneered at as a plaything of criminals. No longer: 2017 is the year the digital currency stole the spotlight.

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Apple Close to Buying Shazam to Boost Music Business

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Apple is close to acquiring music-identification company Shazam Entertainment in a deal that would give it ownership of a popular app with insight into people’s musical interests.

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Plant-Based Burger Maker Beyond Meat Cooks Up More Funding

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Plant-based burger maker Beyond Meat Inc. said it has raised $55 million in funding as it seeks to triple the size of its production capacity.

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Bitcoin Surges Past $15,000

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Bitcoin surged past the $15,000 mark Thursday just 10 hours after topping $14,000, CNBC reported.Between 5 and 6 a.m., bitcoin hit its latest milestone after soaring through $12,000 on Tuesday night, according…Photo Credit: AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File

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‘Secret Sister Gift Exchange’ Is an Illegal Scam: BBB

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Two holiday schemes have made their way back to social media and people are still falling for them.The “Secret Sister Gift Exchange” and the “Wine Exchange” programs are getting a lot of traction this time of…Photo Credit: Shutterstock

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Bitcoin Tops $15,000 for the First Time

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

The price of bitcoin topped $15,000 for the first time on Thursday, in a fresh rally that is hitting new highs every day.

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Smartphone Parts Boost Broadcom’s Earnings

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Broadcom Ltd. reported higher-than-expected earnings in the most recent quarter as the chip maker looks to convince Qualcomm Inc.’s shareholders to back its $105 billion takeover bid.

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It’s Amazon’s World—But Do You Want to Live There?

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

A reporter spent a week using products and services from Amazon.com Inc. and its partners almost exclusively and wondered: If you can buy everything from car parts to cleaning services to caviar in one online marketplace, will you miss shopping everywhere else?

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Facebook Tops List of Best Places to Work, Survey Says

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Glassdoor Inc. says workers’ feedback shows pay may be important, but so are corporate culture and values.

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Apple’s Tim Cook: No Point Yelling at China

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook defended his company’s move to pull hundreds of apps from its China store to comply with Beijing’s demands.

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Adobe’s Efforts to Understand Workers Pay Off

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

The software maker ranks fourth for employee engagement and development in the Drucker Institute’s Management Top 250 ranking.

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Duke Energy Says Some Customers May Be Affected by Data Breach

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Duke Energy Corp. said Tuesday some of its customers may have been affected by a data breach revealed by PayPal Holdings Inc. last week.

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Google Pulls YouTube From Amazon Devices in Latest Spat

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Google said it is pulling YouTube from some Amazon.com Inc. devices in retaliation for Amazon refusing to sell many Google products, escalating a battle between two tech titans as their businesses increasingly overlap.

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Technology Innovation Isn’t Just for Tech Companies

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Wal-Mart and Procter & Gamble make the top 20 for innovation in the Drucker Institute’s Management Top 250 rankings.

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Nvidia Stands Out in Management Top 250 Rankings

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

The chip maker, an AI power, scores high in all five categories that make up the ranking.

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News Digest TheSkimm Explores Possible Sale

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

TheSkimm, the daily news digest that has taken off with younger women, is exploring a possible sale after being contacted by an interested buyer, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Ad Holding Companies to Rapidly Increase Spending With Amazon

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Publicis, Omnicom and WPP plan to boost their ad spending with Amazon between 40% and 100% in 2018.

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Zions Accidentally Releases Unverified Company Data

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Zions Bancorp said it accidentally sent an email Monday with financial data that hasn’t been audited or verified.

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Could Crispr Help to Knock Out Superbugs?

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology an associate professor in biological engineering is researching ways to kill superbugs with a biological tool called Crispr-Cas9 that edits DNA. This combination of gene editing and viruses that attack bacteria could help scientists fight antibiotic resistance.

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Facebook’s Messenger Platform Stopped Briefly For Some Users

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Facebook Inc.’s Messenger chat platform stopped working for several hours for some users Tuesday morning, a technical hiccup as the company ramps up its focus on person-to-person communication.

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Is It Time to Regulate Bitcoin?

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Individuals who lose money trading a cryptocurrency like bitcoin can hardly expect to appeal to governing institutions when things go wrong. But regulators are unlikely to sit out much longer, and that is a shame.

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Nissan Robotaxis Will Hit the Road in March

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

With the announcement that testing would begin in March, the company has laid out its first concrete plan to get its vehicles on the streets of Japan.

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The Apostrophe Catastrophe: Its You’re Smartphones Fault

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Once beloved for their versatility, the quirky little marks suffer a keyboard downgrade in the age of texting, autocorrect and general laziness. ‘I’ve generally stopped correcting people.’

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Banks Build Line of Defense for Doomsday Cyberattack

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

U.S. banks have quietly launched a doomsday project they hope will prevent a run on the financial system should one of them suffer a debilitating cyberattack.

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Safe Spaces Are an Answer to the Ever-More-Hostile Internet

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

Big Tech can’t keep us safe online, but several smaller-scale services and apps are creating safe spaces, where humans filter content and help us avoid mindless engagement and inappropriate images.

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Uber Security Managers Resign After Hack, Surveillance Allegations

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Uber Technologies’ security team is crumbling after a scandalous two weeks that included the surprise disclosure of a year-old data breach and a damaging letter from a former employee detailing clandestine operations.

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Apple CEO to Attend State-Run Internet Conference in China

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook will be the most prominent U.S. executive to participate in an event that promotes China’s vision of closely regulated cyberspace.

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