Nestle Targeted by Activist Third Point With $3.5 Billion Stake

June 26, 2017

… industrial manufacturer to spin off its aerospace business. The firm has also focused much of its recent activism in Japan, where investments have included Seven & i Holdings Co. and Sony Corp. “Third Point intends to play a constructive role to encourage management to pursue change with a greater sense of urgency,” the firm wrote of Nestle in Sunday’s letter. “We have offered our views in productive conversations with management, which we expect will …

Read More >>

The Worlds Workers Have Bigger Problems Than a Robot Apocalypse

June 26, 2017

… productivity is defined by economists as the output of the economy per hour of (human) work. In theory, it will approach infinity when the last working person in the world turns off the lights in the last office. That’s not how it’s been going. Nonfarm business productivity growth averaged a watery 1.2 percent a year from 2007 through 2016, down from 2.6 percent from 2000 to 2007. The labor shortages caused by weak productivity have been aggravated by demographic forces. Japan has …

Read More >>

Black queer love shines on Instagram through joint couple accounts

June 25, 2017

… Foundation to celebrate gay men of color. Together, we will conquer all that our heart desires. Let’s go get em! #loveworks #juanandgee A post shared by Juan & Gee (@juanandgee) on Jun 16, 2017 at 1:12pm PDT In a phone call, Gee Smalls, 40, said he hopes something as simple as their Instagram posts help other gay people of color and “inspires them to keep hope up.” Even if Gee and Juan, 35, are using their social media profile for their coaching business, Gee …

Read More >>

Huzzah, you’ll soon be able to pay with your iPhone at Smashburger

June 24, 2017

Image: smashburger Apple is slowly but surely growing the list of places where you can pay hands-free with your iPhone and Apple Pay. The latest addition: Smashburger, which announced that it will begin accepting Apple Pay later this year. SEE ALSO: This could be our first look at the iPhone 8’s glorious edge-to-edge screen Once it’s live in store, you’ll be able to tap-to-pay just as you would at any other business or retailer that takes Apple. Additionally, Apple Pay will …

Read More >>

Google vows to stop its creepy practice of reading your emails to target ads

June 24, 2017

… enlist new corporate customers on this front. Google has used the contents of user emails to direct ads since just after Gmail’s inception, and it expanded its intake to encompass entire inboxes in 2011. The program has drawn criticism from consumer advocacy groups as well as multiple lawsuits. Google doesn’t break out a standalone revenue figure for Gmail, but historically, it’s never been a huge moneymaker. Rather, the free tier’s primary business purpose has been to …

Read More >>

Virgin Media wants you to change your router password

June 24, 2017

Thousands of Virgin Media customers are affected.Image: REX/Shutterstock Virgin Media wants you to change your router password. The company recently published guidance on how to do that for older router models after Which? magazine a publication “known for testing household products” found that Virgin Media routers weren’t so hard to hack. SEE ALSO: Step inside the secretive class that turns people into hackers Which? found that Virgin Media’s Super Hub 2 “can be …

Read More >>

REPORT: Under Pressure, Western Tech Firms Share Cyber Secrets With Russia

June 24, 2017

… Echelon, a Moscow-based technology testing company, is one of several independent FSB-accredited testing centers that Western companies can hire to help obtain FSB approval for their products. Markov said Echelon is a private and independent company but does have a business relationship with Russias military and law enforcement authorities. In an email, Markov said that title is only intended to convey Echelons role as a certified outside tester of military technology testing. The medals …

Read More >>

How to get a job at: Getty Images

June 24, 2017

… need to show to shine through. Whats your biggest piece of career advice for young professionals? KC: Exploring various career paths doesn’t have to start right after college or stop once youve achieved a certain level you should take advantage of any opportunity to learn more about another part of the business you work in, whether its a different team or perhaps a different location globally. Be resilient and persistent, because making a career change can be difficult, but growth comes …

Read More >>

Uber’s HR chief Liane Hornsey should be the next to go

June 23, 2017

… strategy for what a company ought to be doing in human capital management, what is going to be the corporate culture, for example,” said Douglas McCabe, professor of management and human capital at Georgetowns McDonough School of business. “Most importantly in my mind is they have to establish good employee voice and organizational due process systems,” he continued. “It has to be a totally transparent organization.” HR should be a priority, especially within young, …

Read More >>

Rethinking internships to drive diversity in corporate America

June 22, 2017

Image: pixabay It used to be that internships were mostly about two things: getting coffee and making photocopies. These days, an internship is an integral part of kick starting a career. Its a way to get a foot in the door, strengthen skills through hands-on work experience and gain exposure to a companys culture. For most companies, intern candidates are largely sourced from the same talent pool recent grads or students enrolled in traditional, four-year colleges. But solely focusing on …

Read More >>

5 things that are killing your productivity

June 22, 2017

Image: Sanja Kaz/shutterstock Do you have days when you feel like youve been working non-stop, but cant recall what you actually accomplished? In todays work culture, we usually blame email, social media, and meetings for our depleted effectiveness. And to be sure, youre not going to get a lot done if you are obsessively checking your email or Facebook feed in the midst of every task. However, I have tried numerous techniques in a never-ending quest to work faster, smarter, better. And, Ive …

Read More >>

Wall Street Journal Fires Reporter Jay Solomon For Alleged Spy Plane Deal

June 22, 2017

The Wall Street Journal has fired longtime foreign affairs correspondent Jay Solomon for what it said was a violation of his ethical obligations as a reporter. AP said it could not confirm whether Solomon received money from Farhad Azima, the businessman, or accepted a stake in his company, Denx LLC. Denx ceased operations last year, according to AP. Solomon denied any business venture with Azima. I clearly made mistakes in my reporting and entered into a world I didnt understand, he told …

Read More >>

Period subscription services can get around the tampon tax (sort of)

June 21, 2017

Lola, one of the subscription services that could come up with a way to make up for the tampon tax.Image: lola Despite surges of activism around the issue, the tampon tax is alive and well. The sales tax on sanitary productsa tax that isn’t applied to many kinds of condoms or any products that mostly men usewas upheld in Australia this week. In the United States, sales tax is still applied to feminine hygiene products in all but seven states. While Australia’s decision disappointed …

Read More >>

Uber finally admits tipping isn’t an inconvenience, tests it in 3 cities

June 21, 2017

Finally eligible for tips.Image: uber Uber, the ride-hailing conglomerate that said it would never, ever add tipping, finally said it would let riders start tipping their drivers via the app in three cities on Tuesday. Uber is set to roll out tipping in Seattle, Minneapolis, and Houston, according to an email sent to drivers. Uber says it will introduce tipping throughout the United States by the end of July. The new in-app option is part of 180 Days of Change, an initiative to make …

Read More >>

Time Warner will create 10 original shows for Snapchat

June 20, 2017

Image: hbo Snapchat has many more shows, created by some of the top TV channels, coming over the next two years. SEE ALSO: TV networks: Television is still the best, but here’s our exclusive Snapchat Shows Time Warner which owns HBO, Turner’s cable channels, and Warner Bros. signed a two-year deal, worth $100 million, with the disappearing messaging app, the companies announced Monday. The media conglomerate will create around 10 original shows for Snapchat, including scripted …

Read More >>

Rock band The Slants’ victory in court secures your rights

June 20, 2017

… free. And, that word — “Slant”–may have once been a vulgarity. But, Simon Tam took it back today and made it all of our lyric. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsLocal business Bundle Vol.2 (Single License FE) 10 Local business WordPress Theme BundleBloxy Lifetime Access and Updates For The Bloxy Site Builder, Plus 10 TemplatesWP Video Profits Theme – Single Site License Vinci3D Template Club New templates are delivered directly inside Vinci3D app …

Read More >>

Forget the IPO, the ICO is the cool new way to get funded

June 19, 2017

… providing liquidity to seldom-used tokens. The way it all works is complex stuff, and yet raising $153 million seemed easy. Bancor, however, is largely unfazed by the enormous success of their crowdfunding effort. “Bancor stands in the category of Ethereum as a landscape-shaping product,” Galia Benartzi, Chief business Officer at Bancor, told Mashable in a phone interview. “When the product launches live, and anyone in the world has easy access to creating a smart token, this …

Read More >>

Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

… of growth is equal to about $830 million. What leftover is a situation in which companies are chasing the scraps. Venture capital funding for ad tech companiesthe shorthand for the sprawl of esoteric businesses that orchestrate the buying and selling of digital adsshrank substantially last year as did the number of business deals in the space. They can’t entirely blame Google and Facebook. Pivotal advertising analyst Brian Wieser said ad tech’s woes have more to do with their …

Read More >>

German court issues injunction to Google over the ‘right to be forgotten’

June 17, 2017

Google is in hot water in Germany.Image: filip SINGER/EPA/REX/Shutterstock A German court doesn’t believe Google knows what it means to be “forgotten.” The Higher Regional Court of Munich recently yelled at Google via legal injunction, The Next Web reports, telling the company it’s not doing enough to comply with the European Union’s “right to be forgotten.” SEE ALSO: New York Times is using Googles AI to expand online comments That right which dates …

Read More >>

Become a #content queen with this digital marketing course

June 17, 2017

… dog is Doug The Pug. The down to $19. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsGraphPlayer business 100k/m FD Leverage Facebook As Your Own Personal Video Player! Simply by Copying and Pasting one line of code!LetClicks AGENCY (Gold) LetClicks – Facebook Image Posts for One Click ProfitsViddyoze Class Access To Viddyoze Class Course4 Plugins Bundle – DEV Unlimited Clients Agency License …

Read More >>

Repeat viewers beware: Netflix limits the number of times you can download videos

June 17, 2017

Netflix binging offline may not be so simple after all. The video-streaming company announced last year that it would be letting users download movies to watch on-the-go in places where Wi-Fi isn’t available. It’s a great feature, but as is the case with pretty much anything, there’s a bit of a catch. The number of times a user can download a movie or show is limited, and Netflix hasn’t made it clear, according to Digital Trends. But according to the company, this …

Read More >>

Muslims keep alive Calcutta’s Jewish schools, stores and traditions

June 16, 2017

Calcutta, India (CNN)When Mitana Alexander bid goodbye to Calcutta’s Jewish Girls School in 1975, she was its last Jewish student. The bulk of the others were Muslims. They were worried because she was last remaining occupant of a Jews-only dormitory, as most Jewish girls they had known had migrated to Israel, America or Europe “with their folks.” A new age for India’s Anglo-Indians …

Read More >>

Travis Kalanick, your Uber drivers don’t know you and they don’t really care

June 16, 2017

… being treated properly and not getting proper pay Temba clearly had the gist of it, but like other drivers I spoke to, these issues were but a distant rumble in the world of Uber’s empire and its drivers. For most of them, the focus is on the work, the good and bad of it. Each of them told me that business isn’t as good as it was a year ago, but it had nothing to do with Uber executive departures and everything to do with too many drivers. Zhejun, who came to the U.S. from China, …

Read More >>

Marissa Mayer says her email comment isn’t trolling Yahoo!

June 15, 2017

The former Yahoo CEO says her words were taken out of context.Image: Eric Risberg/AP/REX/Shutterstock Less than 24 hours after her exit from Yahoo, it seemed like former CEO Marissa Mayer was taking a shot at her old company. But, she says, her words were simply taken out of context. At a conference in London, Mayer, who had worked at Google before jumping to Yahoo, reportedly said she’s excited about being able to use the Gmail app once again, according to The Verge. SEE ALSO: Marissa …

Read More >>

Fox News ditched its ‘Fair and Balanced’ slogan and critics have some new suggestions

June 15, 2017

Even at Fox News, the times, they are a-changingImage: JUSTIN LANE/EPA/REX/Shutterstock While we’ve spent the last year being distracted by a continuous, raging dumpster fire of awful news, Fox News quietly moved away from its iconic “Fair and Balanced” slogan and no one really noticed. SEE ALSO: Annnnd another Fox News host just blasted Donald Trump New York magazine reporter and former Roger Ailes nemesis Gabriel Sherman reported on the change on Wednesday but notes the …

Read More >>

Instagram finally accepts branded content with official tool

June 15, 2017

Listen up, Kardashian Klan and all you wannabe models and socialites shilling products on Instagram. SEE ALSO: Get ready to see less #ad and #spon on Instagram The Facebook-owned app released a tool Wednesday for disclosing sponsored content. Now, when you’re getting paid to take a photo with a Volvo XC90, for example, you can include a tag at the top of the post that reads “Paid partnership with volvocarusa” or insert whatever the Instagram account name of the sponsor is. …

Read More >>