The Worlds Workers Have Bigger Problems Than a Robot Apocalypse

June 26, 2017

… think where we are now, even modest employment growth is enough to continue to tighten the labor market.” Labor shortages manifest themselves as skill shortages because employers don’t just need bodies, they need talents. The U.S. was ninth in skill shortages last year among countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, behind Japan, India, Brazil, Turkey, Mexico, Greece, Australia, and Germany, according to a survey by ManpowerGroup Inc., the staffing …

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This guy created a live feed of Trump’s tweets on his living room wall

June 25, 2017

It updates every five minutes.Image: Peder dinkelspiel/visionect Think you’ve had enough of @realDonaldTrump? Try stepping into your living room and having a live feed of the president’s hotly debated tweets on your wall. No need to turn on the news, no need to open your Twitter app or any other form of social media. All you have to do is look at your wall. SEE ALSO: Trump Twitter bot reminds us that all his tweets are coming from the White House Sound appealing? Well, maybe not. …

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How to get a job at: Getty Images

June 24, 2017

… at this innovative organization at the intersection of creativity and technology. Rachel Bitte: What does Getty Images look for in applicants? A love of photography or creative pursuits in general? Katie Cushing: Outside of our photographers, were more about finding people who can appreciate creative visual work versus produce it. Im by no means a good photographer, but am constantly humbled and in awe of the work our teams do. For marketing, sales, or finance, for example, you still need to …

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5 things that are killing your productivity

June 22, 2017

… research some more. After all, you can spend an infinite amount of time on Google. But each time you hesitate on a decision, youre simply wasting time and mental energy. And, youve just added one more thing to tomorrows to-do list. Im not suggesting that every decision can and should be made quickly. However, I believe that we all need to evaluate the impact that our decision-making style has on our productivity. Over the course of my career, Ive learned to do two things. One, when I find …

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Cumulative extremism: Why terror is like a ‘perverted comic book’

June 22, 2017

(CNN)When one man was killed and 10 people were injured in north London after a van plowed into Muslim worshipers early Monday morning, the majority of the world mourned. Stories of heroes surfaced. And calls for solidarity rang from communities of all stripes. Meanwhile pro-ISIS social media accounts pointed to the attack as a reason why Muslims need to rise up and attack. Warrior heroes and villains The trend is not new, but rather heightened due to the current geopolitical …

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New US sanctions on Russia inflame old tensions

June 22, 2017

Washington (CNN)Russia’s frustration with the Trump administration boiled over Wednesday, with Moscow abruptly canceling talks designed to improve ties with the US and threatening retaliation for sanctions the White House renewed Tuesday. Analysts say that Russia’s leaders also want to convey in no uncertain terms that, after waiting for Trump to establish warmer ties, they’re now ready to get more adversarial if need be. …

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Please people stop taking selfies near Grenfell Tower in London

June 21, 2017

… do that in front of residents and people who lost their loved ones in the fire. “It broke my heart to see people all dressed up like it was (the Notting Hill) Carnival and guys trying to get girls’ phone numbers.” Other locals left similar comments on Twitter: People taking selfies near the Grenfell tower block are a disgrace. They need to think less about themselves and more about that community. Peter_Kirby30 (@PeterDavidKirby) June 18, 2017 Stop taking selfies at …

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

June 21, 2017

… need” to tip their drivers. Meanwhile, tipping has become more of a sticking point for workers across the gig economyat Instacart, Postmates, and Lyft. Lyft has offered tipping pretty much since its launch in 2012 and has called it “the right thing to do.” This week, Lyft announced drivers had earned $250 million in tips. Along with that milestone, Lyft updated its app to prompt riders to tip $2, $5, and $10 instead of $1, $2, and $5 for rides that cost more than $25. …

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Is it safe to live on a former landfill site? – BBC News

June 20, 2017

Prof Kate Spencer from Queen Mary University of London led the investigation and has now raised serious concerns about the impact not only on the environment – but on public health. Image caption Barry Falgate, site manager at Dunbar landfill In 1990, the Environmental Protection Act set out a regime for regulating and licensing the disposal of controlled waste. One site in Dunbar, on the east coast of Scotland, handles 5,000 tonnes of waste every week from Edinburgh, which is …

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Megyn Kelly’s Alex Jones Interview Had Lower Ratings Than A Game-Show Rerun

June 20, 2017

… Sandy Hook parents [and] considered the deep emotions from the wounds of that day that have yet to heal, according to an internal memo.The station instead aired episodes of George to the Rescue, a show in which host George Oliphant helps families in need with home makeovers. Variety noted that Kellys program ran with fewer than the usual amount of commercials that typically accompany a first-run program, and that three of the ad breaks led with public-service announcements, which usually run …

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

June 19, 2017

… space on the platform. If you’re wondering, Storj’s ICO was also successful; the company easily raised $30 million in May 2017. And Bancor’s tokens are a type of monetary reserve that provide liquidity to other tokens; per the project’s FAQ, an increase of value of other tokens on the Bancor network should increase the value of the Bancor token as well. It all revolves around Ethereum So how do you get in on the action? First, you need to get some ETH, or Ethereum. …

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

June 19, 2017

… “It could be argued that publishers have engaged in a race to the bottom approach and supported these bad ad units because of the pressures Google and Facebook have placed on the industry,” he said. “But it didn’t need to be that way. I’d argue that if everyone is given an equal opportunity to sell non-bad ads, it doesn’t make much difference.” Next, Facebook tightened its algorithm for the nth time in a bid to squeeze out clickbaitonly this time, the …

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Grenfell Tower fire: Government staff sent in to Kensington and Chelsea Council – BBC News

June 18, 2017

… seemed to “lack the resources to deal with a crisis of this magnitude”, despite being the country’s “wealthiest borough”. ‘Suspicion’ Meanwhile, Labour MP David Lammy, whose friend Khadija Saye is among the dead, has called for urgent action to make sure all documents relating to the refurbishment and management of the Grenfell Tower fire are protected. After speaking to residents, he said: “Suspicion of a cover-up is rising. “We need to make …

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

June 17, 2017

… information has been available since the feature was launched. SEE ALSO: The Netflix of power consumption is here thanks to this startup Any content downloaded has an expiration date, which is directly stated in the site’s help section. This means you only have, say 48 hours, to watch you movie you downloaded you can’t keep it forever. Amazon Prime’s download option has a similar restriction. But users who wish to download the same movie or show multiple times may need to …

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Of course cable companies are going to screw up the internet

June 15, 2017

… doesn’t exist apart from capitalism. That’s why the ongoing net neutrality debate is so important. The internet is a a lot of things to a lot of people, but the one universal thing is that it’s fair. Your bits are as good as my bits are as good as Google’s bits. To keep it that way, we need rules. The U.S. government is well on its way to eliminating those rules and putting the responsibility of keeping the internet open entirely on the companies best-positioned to …

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The tool banks hope will defeat Venmo is here

June 13, 2017

… need a phone number or email address and a U.S. bank account to sign up. WATCH: Step inside the secretive class that turns people into hackers More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWP Tweet Machine (Unlimited Sites License) **MAIL THIS** Get UNLIMITED Twitter Followers on AUTOPILOTFree Image Plugin For WordPress Free images plugin allows you to choose from millions of royalty free images for your blog content. All from a keyword! 100% free click to see morePush Connect Notify …

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

June 11, 2017

… different story. “They could easily fail here,” Kantar Retail analyst Meaghan Werle said. “They still need to establish that credibility with shoppers.” Success, however, could go a long way toward sealing the fate of department stores and mall outlets and further undermine traditional supermarkets. Either way, Amazon’s private-label momentum should already spook established consumer brands watching customers trickle online, where Amazon greets them with open arms …

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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

… end-to-end experience,” he said, but he provided precious few details about exactly what that meant. He claimed that there will be rides available in the nuTonomy autonomous vehicles immediately in one moment, and in another admitted that there would need to be a development period before that can happen. Following the call, a Lyft spokesperson confirmed that a public component to the program “would be at least a few months away,” pending “explicit regulatory …

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EPA Inspector General Probing Whether Agency Staffer Colluded With Monsanto

June 7, 2017

… application allowing glyphosate to stay on the market in the European Union, said Bart Staes, a Belgian member of parliament representing the Green Party. There has been a political and scientific debate for the last two years because the authorization to bring glyphosate to the market has expired and we need to make a decision by the end of the year, said Staes. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, the World Health Organization division focused on cancer, issued a conclusionin …

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With A Flick Of His Mood, Trump Throws Allies Off Balance

June 7, 2017

… instead repeatedly slammed Khan for urging Londoners to remain calm. Trump also used the terrorist attack to argue for the need of his court-halted executive order to temporarily bar citizens of six Muslim-majority countries from traveling to the U.S. Trumps rhetoric forced British Prime Minister Theresa May, who has faced repeated criticism for being too tolerant of the U.S. leader, to come to Khans defense. Other British politicians also publicly supported the London mayor, who has argued …

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Run, Hide, Tell? London Attack Response Likely Saved Lives

June 5, 2017

… Houston, Texas. Run, Hide, Fight is standard protocol for active-shooter situations in the U.S. It advises people to run away if possible, get out of view, and if that's not feasible, try to incapacitate the shooter if there is an imminent threat. Larry Barton, professor of public safety at the University of Central Florida and a threat assessment instructor for the FBI, said the strategy saves lives, but people need to make decisions quickly. "The longer you wait and deliberate …

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

June 5, 2017

… attacks. ___ 4:35 p.m. London's police counterterrorism chief says the public should expect to see increased security measures as authorities investigate the latest attack to strike Britain. Assistant Police Commissioner Mark Rowley said Sunday that police need to establish whether others were involved in planning Saturday night's vehicle and knife attack on London Bridge and at nearby restaurants. Seven people were killed in the attack and 21 are in critical condition. Rowley says …

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One Love Manchester: Fans gather for tribute concert – BBC News

June 5, 2017

The youngest victim was just eight years old. Who were the victims? How is a major concert organised at short notice? Fans’ concerns over Ariana Grande tickets Stars to join Grande for Manchester gig Everything you need to know about the concert Who’s playing? Image copyright PA Image caption Grande said she wanted to “hold and uplift” her fans Where can I watch or listen to it? In the UK, the three-hour show is going to be broadcast on BBC One and …

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These googly eyes are bringing broken streets objects to life

June 2, 2017

… plastic googly eyes, just like the ones on most Sesame Street characters, are a filter through which he can mould the city and make it come to life. An urban Rorschach test. Image: EYEBOMBING BULGARIA “I bought a few of these plastic eyes and decided to try it in Sofia. I noticed no one had done it before (in Bulgaria) and I went from there,” Krastev said. “The more eyes I stuck on things, the better I became. I got a sort of flair for it. Nowadays, I don’t even need …

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7 traits of successful leaders who break barriers to create opportunity

June 2, 2017

Image: deviyanthi79/shutterstock Not long ago, one of my employees referred to me as a “bulldozer.” It didn’t sound great at first, but after listening to his reasoning, it became clear that he meant it as a compliment. Whether you’re a CEO or a president, a business development officer or an employee at any level, you’re going to have to get past major barriers to accomplish goals and create opportunity for your company. And to get past those barriers, you need a …

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