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Apple asks Wall Street: What tech bust?

2 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on Apple asks Wall Street: What tech bust?
There might be fear of a tech-led market bust right now, but Apple didn’t seem to get the memo. The Cupertino, California, electronics giant posted a record $53.3 billion in revenue for its fiscal third quarter, a jump of about 17% from a year earlier, it announced today, July 31. Analysts had expected Apple to Read More

Those hurt by Facebook write open letters to Mark Zuckerberg because nothing else works

3 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on Those hurt by Facebook write open letters to Mark Zuckerberg because nothing else works
Facebook says it’s “close” to banning Alex Jones’s InfoWars, a website notorious for spreading for conspiracy theories, including that the deadly 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting in the US was a hoax. The decision comes as pressure from journalists intensified in recent weeks. But those who were most affected by InfoWars claims have been asking Read More

CU Professor Helping Shape Barbie’s Future Image On The Job

3 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on CU Professor Helping Shape Barbie’s Future Image On The Job
By Karen Morfitt BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)– A University of Colorado professor is helping to improve Barbie’s image and her role in the workplace. The goal– to make it easier for young women to see themselves in STEM careers. (credit: CBS) “I had a lot of Barbies there were definitely not any computer engineer Barbies,” said Read More

How Glaxo’s new chief science officer runs meetings to get results

3 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on How Glaxo’s new chief science officer runs meetings to get results
There are a number of strategies to make sure you’re not wasting time when you have a meeting. A big one is making sure everyone present knows why they’re there. Hal Barron, the chief science officer of UK pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline, begins every meeting by asking “What, exactly, is this meeting for?” According to a profile Read More

Netflix’s fortunes are still won and lost on subscriber growth. And it just lost

4 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on Netflix’s fortunes are still won and lost on subscriber growth. And it just lost
As of the close of trading today (July 16), shares of Netflix had more than doubled in value this year, pushing the company’s market value beyond media giants like Disney and Comcast. Then, the streaming-service’s stock had a reality check. Netflix shares are down more than 14% in after-hours trading, at $343.92 at the time Read More

The last Blockbuster Video standing is in Bend, Oregon

1 month ago admin2 Comments Off on The last Blockbuster Video standing is in Bend, Oregon
Smack in the middle of Third Street in the town of Bend, Oregon stands the soon-to-be last Blockbuster Video store in America. Two other remaining locations, in Alaska, are closing soon, the owners announced on July 12. At its peak in the mid-2000s, Blockbuster was a behemoth that had 9,000 stores worldwide. It’s fitting that Read More

Sonos’s future depends on not getting crushed by Amazon or Apple

1 month ago admin2 Comments Off on Sonos’s future depends on not getting crushed by Amazon or Apple
Smart-speaker company Sonos isn’t letting its dependence on other distributors—or profitability—stand in the way of going public. The Santa Barbara, California-based firm filed paperwork today (July 6) with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to for an initial public offering of stock. The company says it has registered over 19 million devices since it was Read More

The UK prime minister heads to a 16th century manor house to solve Brexit’s “mad riddle”

1 month ago admin2 Comments Off on The UK prime minister heads to a 16th century manor house to solve Brexit’s “mad riddle”
“Who knows about Brexit? No one’s got a f****** clue what Brexit is. It’s like this mad riddle”—Danny Dyer, soap opera actor and sometime astute political commentator. When the star of a TV show is said to speak for a nation (paywall) on the most consequential political and economic development in your country’s recent history, Read More

A brilliantly simple formula could be the key to raising pay for Uber drivers

1 month ago admin2 Comments Off on A brilliantly simple formula could be the key to raising pay for Uber drivers
“For the 60 percent-plus of all New York City drivers who are full-time drivers—and who provide 80 percent of all rides—work hours are not flexible,” begins a recent report on the earnings of ride-hail drivers, thus neatly dispensing with the myth that Uber drivers in New York can be their own boss and work their Read More

VeChain Arrives: What to Know About the $1.5 Billion Blockchain for Business

1 month ago admin2 Comments Off on VeChain Arrives: What to Know About the $1.5 Billion Blockchain for Business
Yet another top-20 cryptocurrency has officially released live software. As of 0:00 UTC Saturday, the first block on the VeChain blockchain, whose token supply is valued at $1.46 billion at writing, has been mined, marking a milestone for a project that aims to convince businesses to adopt code tied to a crypto asset traded on a public Read More