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

June 23, 2017

… saying, put your bloody, put your resumes down, put your bloody phone down, that’s four shots, on the recruiters. And join with me to make this company everything it needs to be,” Hornsey said. The upside is that with Kalanick resigning, along with Emil Michael and board member David Bonderman, Uber’s leadership suddenly looks far more different now than it did just a few months ago. Women are far better represented in its leadership, though it will remain to be seen who is …


France votes in final round of parliamentary elections

June 18, 2017

… Front National party garnered 13.2% of the vote last Sunday and is expected to take between one and four seats. Jean-Luc Mlenchon’s far-left party will likely claim between 10-20 seats after accounting for 11% of the vote in the first round. The newly-elected president is leading a country suffering from high unemployment, a stagnant economy and security worries. Macron is hoping to carry out the far-reaching reforms he promised during his campaign but first he needs a majority in …


London fire: Smiling faces of missing a stark contrast with anger and grief

June 17, 2017

London (CNN)The only smiles around the blackened husk of Grenfell Tower are on the faces of the missing. Achiou says the surrounding community all know one another and laments the local council as unresponsive to their needs. “They don’t respond when we need maintenance,” she explains. “They don’t want to spend any money. This area is one of the poorest areas of the borough. If it was Notting Hill or Holland Park, then maybe this would have …


Jeff Sessions’ explanation for firing Comey just doesn’t make sense

June 15, 2017

… positions. Huh? Either Comey was the ultimate pro who could be trusted to handle his business or he was someone who Sessions had decided months before needed to go because he had badly mismanaged his role in the 2016 election. Comey can’t simultaneously be highly competent and a bungling, bumbling fool depending on what image suits Sessions’ needs at the moment. But, time and again, Sessions tried to hold those totally oppositional thoughts in his head — and insisted that …


GoPro CEO opens up about Snapchat Spectacles and rampant copying

June 11, 2017

… of the childish stickers or doodling features QuikStories is just an automatic video editor that your GoPro footage and compiles them together so you don’t have to do it yourself. “Instagram Stories and Snapchat Stories is awesome for all of the use cases of a phone. [With QuikStories] were just enabling all of the GoPro use cases, and for us not to explain it in simple terms as that because thats what it is were just making it more complicated than it needs to be. There was this …


Election 2017: What you want to know about the result – BBC News

June 11, 2017

… democratically-elected chamber and a government needs to have at least 326 MPs (which is just more than half the total number) in order to pass its legislation. To create a government like the one in Switzerland the UK would have to completely restructure its political systems. Even it it was acceptable to voters it would take years to put in place. Why don’t we have a written constitution? Although people refer to the “constitution”, in the UK it does not exist in the …


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

June 11, 2017

… long-overlooked ads business could also help accord them more publicity. One thing’s for sure at least: If anybody has the patience to give a business the runway it needs to blossom, it’s Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his famous knack for far-flung timelines. WATCH: Amazon has so many orders that it needs its own cargo plane More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsMay 2017 SPECIAL Webinar JEO Templates Pack Webinar JEO complete Webinar Solution Templates for landing …


The best marketers are mad scientists

June 9, 2017

… even the current crop of ad tech tools that were built to optimize what youre already doing, Brody says. The opportunity that these platforms present is enormous. Larry Kim, CEO of mobile marketing software company Mobile Monkey and a popular speaker at digital marketing conferences, is one of the top marketing mad scientists of our age. He uses tools like WordStream to give him the data he needs to analyze how large the rewards are for having an above average CTR (clickthrough rate) in Google …


Apple teases HomePod challenger to Amazon Echo and Google Home

June 7, 2017

The HomePod works hands-free with Siri voice commands and will cost $349 and come out this December in the U.S., UK and Australia.Image: karissa bell/mashable We just got our first look at Apple’s long-awaited Amazon Echo rival. Following months of rumors and speculation about the Siri-powered home speaker, Apple finally confirmed the device, called HomePod, during WWDC in San Jose. SEE ALSO: Apple’s next move: Siri needs to move out HomePod will cost $349 and come in white or …


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

June 5, 2017

… space it needs to breed." Representatives for the two companies issued statements on Sunday saying they've been working to improve the technology to identify and remove inappropriate content, including posts and files that are terror-related. Nick Pickles, UK head of public policy at Twitter, said: "We continue to expand the use of technology as part of a systematic approach to removing this type of content." Google said, "We are committed to working in partnership with …


7 traits of successful leaders who break barriers to create opportunity

June 2, 2017

… up getting his meeting. People who break barriers know that if you don’t take risks or put yourself out there, you’ll never know the full potential of what you’re capable of doing for yourself and your company. 7. They have strong support. At a construction site, a bulldozer is just one part of the project. It still needs a crew of other machines to clean up and build on the site. Fortunately, I have a strong co-founder and a team with complementary operational strengths. …


reMarkable E-Ink tablet has papers number

June 1, 2017

… digital paper, Wanberg explained, has a latency of 100 milliseconds. For the eye to perceive motion, or the illusion of a line being draw on real paper, it needs 50 milliseconds or less. Getting to that speed seemed impossible, even to those who make a business out of cutting-edge digital paper technology. When reMarkable told digital paper leader E-Ink in 2013 what it wanted to do, the company said it couldnt be done. Wanberg didnt necessarily disagree with the experts, but instead looked for a …


General election 2017: Sturgeon to unveil SNP manifesto – BBC News

May 30, 2017

… “always make the case that Scotland should have the right to make our own decisions on Scotland’s future – and stand against any Tory attempts to diminish the powers of our Scottish Parliament or reverse the gains of devolution”. She added: “Only the SNP can provide the strong opposition that Scotland needs to protect our schools, hospitals and vital public services from deeper Tory cuts and further damaging austerity. “And if the SNP win this election in …


P.C. Trump Abandons Radical Islamic Terror

… exhorted them to DRIVE THEM OUT of your places of worship. DRIVE THEM OUT of your communities. DRIVE THEM OUT of your holy land, and DRIVE THEM OUT OF THIS EARTH, capitalized as per the White House transcript of the speech. The hodgepodge nature of the remarks shows Trump is still trying to feed his base, but also understands hes got major fence-mending to do with the Arab allies Trump needs to prosecute the war on terrorism. It appears that Trump, or possibly his son-in-law Jared Kushner, has …

May 24, 2017

Learn how to ace the new rules of the job application process

… and advancing in your current field, and other miscellaneous tips to prospering in todays job market. Cavoulacos stopped by #BizChats, Mashable’s business show to share with us five top tips any person needs to know to ace the job application process. 1. Know the company Cavoulacos says: “Do your research. What’s their mission? What are they looking to do? Is there any press that came out recently of expansions that they’re doing? By knowing more about them, than …

May 19, 2017

How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

… control, our desire to solidify tools and processes from the top down. Ironically, the antidote comes from a relationship to tech that unshackles tools and processes, instead, from the bottom up. Polycom Executive Vice President, WW Engineering Michael Frendo: The future of work will be driven by technology, but technology at home and at work is and always will be bound by the desires, wants, passions, and needs of human beings. In enterprises, its a trend known as the …

May 18, 2017