Nestle Targeted by Activist Third Point With $3.5 Billion Stake

June 26, 2017

Daniel Loeb Kraft Heinz Co.’s unsuccessful bid for Unilever earlier this year showed that even the largest players could become targets. Chocolate makers especially are grappling with weak U.S. consumption as Americans increasingly turn their backs on sugar. Nestle said this month it may sell its U.S. sweets unit, which includes brands such as Butterfinger and BabyRuth. Consumer Companies have been popular targets for activist shareholders because of their bloated expenses and …

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The Worlds Workers Have Bigger Problems Than a Robot Apocalypse

June 26, 2017

… are putting intense pressure on governments and Companies to help people ready themselves for the jobs of the future. Robots may yet take over, but we already know how to prepare for that: The measures that cope with today’s worker shortages will also be useful in a world of worker surpluses. The skills increasing in demand will presumably be even more valuable in coming decades. The good news is that human wants are infinite: The grandchildren of farmers and factory hands are masseurs, …

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

June 24, 2017

… massive reach, the company no doubt has more than enough information with which to personalize ads without digging through inboxes. The move comes as Google is investing heavily in cloud computing and its G-Suite software packagewhich includes enterprise Gmailin a bid to catch up with Companies like Microsoft and Amazon. That this announcement came from the company’s cloud department rather than its ads people suggests that customer privacy concerns may have been making it harder to …

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

June 24, 2017

Western technology Companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found. But those inspections also provide the Russians an opportunity to find vulnerabilities in the products source code – instructions that control the basic operations of computer equipment – current and former U.S. …

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How to get a job at: Getty Images

June 24, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / lOvE lOvE “How to get a job at:” is a series of interviews with hiring managers at Companies in order to provide specific and useful insight into… well, how to get a job. Read the first installment here. Imagine standing on the red carpet of the Met Gala, photographing Rihannas ensemble and immortalizing this moment for years to come. Thats just another day in the life for photographers at Getty Images. For the Getty Images team, photography is the …

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

June 23, 2017

… who have worked with Hornsey at other Companies said she has done positive work. “I worked with her at Google. She’s legit and can be part of the solution,” a former Google employee told Mashable. Hornsey led the global people operations at Google from 2006 to 2014. Another employee at Uber said Hornsey has been open to listening, but she also appeared to be team “Kalanick should stay at Uber.” Both Arianna Huffington, who is an Uber board member and is serving as …

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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 …

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DoD still using 8-inch floppies and other infrastructure horror stories from Jared Kushner

June 21, 2017

… outlining the work they continue to do under the Trump administration. The USDS will take center stage this week as CEOs from some of tech’s biggest Companies, including Apple, converge on the White House for Kushner’s American Technology Round Table to offer insight on modernizing the federal government. The group does appear somewhat above the political turmoil thats consuming the Trump administration, dealing with IT and tech issues that have admittedly spanned multiple …

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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 …

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

June 19, 2017

… might be in vain. There is a whole lot of /r/bitcoin style “this is good news” ITT… imo yes, it is a huge issue!https://t.co/Hi46zzPTxE Vlad Zamfir (@VladZamfir) June 13, 2017 There are also various tricks big players can employ to buy tokens before others; some Companies are undertaking measures to make the playing field more even, with mixed success. Finally, ICOs aren’t regulated. A company that sets out to do an ICO will post some rules on a website, and …

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

June 19, 2017

… from itself? Then there’s the corporate dystopia, in which the vast majority of online ad dollars are vacuumed up by two Companies: Google and Facebook. For a while, the two worlds coexisted peacefully, but it appears that time is coming to an end. There are signs that the Silicon Valley giants have had about enough of the shadiness of their lesser peers (though neither is entirely blameless or immune themselves). After years of paying lip service to the idea of a cleaner, more …

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Instagram finally accepts branded content with official tool

June 15, 2017

… into this, its much harder than you think. We’re trying to cover media Companies and musicians, people who have different kinds of deals, sponsorship with brands over years or a one-off,” Porch said. So is this the end of #ad? Not so fast. “Creators should still check with their own team and their counsel,” Porch said. It’s only available to a handful of creators so far. WATCH: This cutting board has a built-in knife so you can chop like a pro More From this …

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Of course cable companies are going to screw up the internet

June 15, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / reptiles4all You can’t really get that mad at the Companies that provide internet service to Americans. They’re destined to screw up the internet. They were created decades ago to screw up the internet. Without the proper rules, few people outside of the company’s own lobbyists and think tanks believe there’s any chance that they don’t screw up the internet. After all, these Companies are obligated to do so by their shareholders. The internet …

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Theresa May Fast Facts

June 12, 2017

… providers and communications Companies to collect more data about users’ online activities. Opponents call it the “Snoopers’ Charter.” July 11, 2016 – Is named leader of the Conservative Party. July 13, 2016 – Replaces David Cameron as British prime minister when he resigns after the UK votes to leave the European Union. July 20-21, 2016 – Takes her first international trip as Britain’s prime minister, to Berlin to meet with German Chancellor …

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Amazon’s great at selling its own batteries and baby wipes. But Food and fashion? Not yet

June 11, 2017

… buyers and sellers of all manner of things. In doing so, it has turned the retail industry upside down. Few Companies haven’t felt the Amazon effect in some way. That success hasn’t blunted the company’s ambitions. Not content to just be the middleman, Amazon has begun in the past few years to slap its brand on all manner of productsdog crates, dumbbells, dried seaweedthrough an arsenal of cheap in-house brands. Not all have been hits. The company had a pretty rough time …

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The best marketers are mad scientists

June 9, 2017

… problem is that people have too much data and are making fewer good decisions because theyre so data-driven. You need to be ROI-driven, he says. Effective marketing is about optimization. Thats why Brody and his team, who have worked with everyone from startups backed by Y Combinator to Fortune 500 Companies, approach marketing like scientists in a lab. In short, he says, We run marketing experiments to help businesses grow. This type of approach has worked for Ladder, and it can work for any …

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Lyft teams up with another self-driving car partner to bring its first autonomous rides to Boston

June 8, 2017

… isn’t betting on one horse to bring autonomous ride-hailing services to the masses. It will cut deals with smaller start-ups touting well-established track records just as soon as it will with the biggest tech and automotive Companies in the world. Lyft will team with anyone as long as they have a good chance at ushering in the next generation of autonomous mobility. WATCH: Become the master of the ring with this extendable boxing glove More From this publisher : HERE Recommended …

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After sexual harassment investigation, Uber fires more than 20 employees

June 7, 2017

… with startups and Fortune 500 Companies. The firm had investigated 215 human resources-related problems within the company. These included cases of sexual harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination. It took no action on 100 of these cases and is still investigating 57 other cases. It has decided on more than 20 terminations, according to Bloomberg, while 31 employees are in counseling and seven received written warnings. Arianna and Liane to press: there is no systemic sexual …

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Companies get ready for day of protest to save net neutrality

June 7, 2017

The day of action to save net neutrality is planned for July 12.Image: Matt Rourke/AP/REX/Shutterstock Digital Companies are preparing to make their net neutrality positions clear. Companies such as Amazon, Kickstarter, Vimeo, Reddit, Mozilla, and Etsy alongside civil rights organization ACLU are planning an “internet-wide day of action to save net neutrality” on July 12. SEE ALSO: Don’t count on Netflix as net neutrality’s savior The Federal Communications Commission …

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EPA Inspector General Probing Whether Agency Staffer Colluded With Monsanto

June 7, 2017

… also missed all the tumors. They have had this information in their files for decades, but they never analyzed the data, he told HuffPost. The head of IARC recently that his organization has faced an onslaught of criticism regarding its conclusions on glyphosate similar tobacklash IARC faced from tobacco Companies in the early 2000s when it concluded that secondhand smoke causes cancer. Staes said the glyphosate lawsuitin the U.S. has spurred further concern that Monsanto has colluded with …

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 5, 2017

… and others in a local park "about religion, Mohammed, this kind of stuff." He says his wife reported the neighbor's behavior to police, but nothing came of it. Palomba says he later became friendly with the man and never suspected he could be planning attacks. ___ 6:30 p.m. Social media giants Google and Twitter are responding to British Prime Minister Theresa May's statement that internet Companies are complicit in terror attacks by giving extremist views "the safe …

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Waymo is now working to add trucks to its self-driving fleet

June 3, 2017

… the job easier for drivers and they could fill the gap to combat the projected driver shortage facing the industry in the coming years. By using its autonomous platform on trucks, Waymo could play a big part in transforming American highways. But it’s far from the first player to enter the self-driving truck space. There are projects currently in the works from established Companies like PACCAR, the manufacturer behind the Peterbilt brand, which is working with Nvidia, and smaller …

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7 traits of successful leaders who break barriers to create opportunity

June 2, 2017

… trust barriers (which are typically pretty strong) are the ones who help for the sake of being helpful. They value relationships and put the time into nurturing them; they’re not interested in short-term wins at the expense of a mutually helpful, long-term relationship. 4.They brand themselves and build credibility around their Companies. No matter how old you are or how far away from that middle school gymnasium you get, you can still feel like the kid picked last in dodgeball when your …

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The Apple App Store has paid out $70 billion to developers

June 2, 2017

… are up 58 percent in the past year. That might be the best news yet for Companies that have worked to convince smartphone users to pay for content on their phones. Apple also pushed back against that notion that apps have peaked and that people aren’t downloading as many as the used to. Apple claimed that downloads have grown by 70 percent in the past year. Yup, pretty cool indeed. WATCH: Using only scissors and glue, this engineer makes impossible pop-up sculptures from plain paper …

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Firms warned to prepare for tougher EU data protection rules – BBC News

June 1, 2017

WannaCry: What can you do to protect your business? ‘Cash for hacking tools’ sparks debate Penalties issued by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office in 2016 included a record 400,000 fine for telecoms firm TalkTalk over security failings that allowed a cyber attacker to access customer data “with ease”. In 2015 the online pharmacy Pharmacy 2U was also told to pay 130,000 after it sold details of more than 20,000 customers to marketing Companies without …

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Airbnb removes tone-deaf teepee ad after Native American activist backlash

June 1, 2017

Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Airbnb is in hot water over its clumsy treatment of Native American culture. The housing rental service hastily scrubbed an ad from its social media profiles on Tuesday after Native American scholars and activists slammed it for racial insensitivity. The post featured a listing for an “off-the-grid” teepee, where visitors are promised a “true Sioux style” experience. @NativeApprops @Airbnb Companies only show parts of Indigenous …

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