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Reports of Drones Flying Near Airports Ground Flights Yet Again, This Time at Newark Liberty

In an incident similar to ones which shut down the UK’s Gatwick Airport before Christmas last month and another at Heathrow in early January, New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport grounded all departing and incoming flights on Tuesday after two pilots spotted a drone.Read more...
Tags: Security, UK, Science, Technology, Airports, Air Travel, Flight, Drones, New Jersey, Airplanes, Heathrow, Uavs, Airlines, Gatwick Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark Liberty


Oracle underpaid women and minority workers by $401 million, the Labor Department says (ORCL)

Oracle underpaid women and minority workers by $400 million between 2013 and 2016 due to what the US Labor Deparment described as systematic discrimination, the agency said Tuesday. The company showed "extreme preference" for hiring Asian workers with visas that it could underpay, the department charged. It also based pay for women and minorities on their prior salaries, a move that helped extend existing wage disparities, it alleged. Women and minority workers at Oracle workers lost out on a...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Trends, Silicon Valley, Jesse Jackson, Oracle, British Airways, Redwood City, Alphabet Google, Labor Department, US Department of Labor, ORCL, Silicon Valley Silicon Valley, US Labor Deparment, Laura Bremer, Julia Allyn


Understanding Customer Churn and How to Prevent it

Philip Kotler is one of the best marketing minds the world has ever seen. In one of his books, Kotler had suggested that the average company looses anywhere between 10 to 30 percent of customers each year. Although a number of studies disagree  with this figure, there is a consensus here that customer churn, at least some of it, is unavoidable. There are several reasons why a customer chooses to stop doing business with you. Some of it is internal – for example, the customer may no lo...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, Nps, LMS, Customer Retention, Small Business Advice, Kotler, Philip Kotler, Customer Retention Strategies


Eye Candy for Today: Paul Sandby gouache nocturne

Windsor Castle from Drachet Lane on a rejoicing night, Paul Sandby Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project, downloadable version on Wikimedia Commons, original is in the Royal Collection Trust. Gouache on paper, roughly 12 x 18 inches (31 x 46 cm). The Google Art Project page has some interesting background on the painting.  
Tags: Google, Art, Eye Candy For Today, Gallery And Museum Art, Windsor Castle, Paul Sandby, Drachet Lane, Paul Sandby Link, Royal Collection Trust Gouache


Google launches clean energy project in Taiwan, its first in Asia

Google has launched its first clean energy project in Asia. The company announced today that it struck a long-term agreement to buy the output of a 10-megawatt solar array in Tainan City, Taiwan, about 100 km south of its data center in the country. Google already has solar and wind projects across North and South America, as well as Europe. The agreement is a collaboration between Google, several Taiwanese energy companies, and the country’s government, which recently revised Taiwan’s Electr...
Tags: Google, TC, Asia, Europe, Singapore, Tech, Renewable Energy, Taiwan, Clean Energy, South America, North, Solar Panels, GreenTech, Tainan City Taiwan, Taiyen Green Energy J V Energy, Chuanghua County


5 Ways Chatbots Are Already Revolutionizing ECommerce

Since the introduction of Apple’s Siri in 2011, AI and marketing strategy have merged to introduce chatbots. Designed to emulate a ‘human’ customer service experience, chatbots are revolutionizing how modern branding and sales are approached. With more industries joining this innovative form of automated publicity by developing their own bots, advertisers are scrambling to keep up with the pace at which marketing strategies adapt to this innovative technology. As consumer familiarity with...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Yahoo, Marketing, Sales, Siri, Bank Of America, E-commerce, Burberry, Lg, Tommy Hilfiger, Sephora, Alexa, Michael, Kik


Union calls for Uber drivers and Airbnb hosts facing tax crackdown to be protected

Treasury to reveal plans for new income-reporting regime to ensure people working in the gig economy pay fair share of taxThe Transport Workers Union of Australia has condemned the federal government’s plans to crack down on Uber drivers and Airbnb hosts who avoid paying tax.On Wednesday, Treasury released an industry discussion paper on plans for a mandatory regime to ensure people working in the sharing economy pay their fair share of tax. Continue reading...
Tags: Uber, Business, Technology, Tax, Australia news, Australian politics, Treasury, Airbnb, Australian economy, Deliveroo, Gig Economy, Business (Australia, taxThe Transport Workers Union of Australia


Oceans Are Getting Louder, Posing Potential Threats To Marine Life

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Slow-moving, hulking ships crisscross miles of ocean in a lawn mower pattern, wielding an array of 12 to 48 air guns blasting pressurized air repeatedly into the depths of the ocean. The sound waves hit the sea floor, penetrating miles into it, and bounce back to the surface, where they are picked up by hydrophones. The acoustic patterns form a three-dimensional map of where oil and gas most likely lie. The seismic air guns probably pr...
Tags: Florida, Tech, Atlantic, New York Times, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, Trump, Northeast, Eastern Seaboard


Congress Now Wants Twitter to Explain How That Covington Teens Video Went Viral

Pretty much half the news media is backpedaling from their coverage of footage of white Covington Catholic High School students in MAGA hats taunting and harassing a Native American elder, Nathan Phillips, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in DC amid the Indigenous Peoples’ March earlier this month. Footage of the…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, Social Media, Native Americans, Dc, Bots, Lincoln Memorial, Maga, Nathan Phillips, Covington Catholic High School, Covington Catholic, Indigenous Peoples March, Maga Teens, Congress Now Wants Twitter


Here are the 19 best tech jobs in the US for 2019

Technology jobs are in high demand for 2019, according to Glassdoor's rankings of the best jobs in the U.S. in 2019. Glassdoor's rankings of the best jobs in the U.S. are based on each job's earning potential, satisfaction ranking, and the number of job openings. Of the top 50 jobs in the U.S., 19 of them are in the technology sector. The tech sector is continuing to produce some of the highest-paying and most in-demand jobs, according to job site Glassdoor's annual ranking of the 50 best job...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, Glassdoor, Amanda Stansell


Google, Facebook Set 2018 Lobbying Records as Tech Scrutiny Intensifies

Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit spent more than $21 million to influence Washington, according to federal disclosures, in a year when its chief executive officer, Sundar Pichai, made his first appearance before Congress. Facebook spent nearly $13 million on lobbying, the filings say, as it dealt with the fallout from privacy scandals, the congressional testimony of its chief executive officer, Mark Zuckerberg, and data vulnerabilities.
Tags: Google, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Washington, Sundar Pichai, Google Facebook, Alphabet Inc, Congress Facebook


Each Xiaomi Share Is Now Worth Less Despite 20 Million Buyback

Dilution -- or dividing the company into more pieces -- could also reduce Xiaomi’s earnings-per-share unless it cancels some repurchased shares. Xiaomi fell as much as 1.1 percent on Wednesday, before paring the drop to trade little changed.
Tags: Science, Xiaomi


Uber Rewards is rolling out. Here’s how the perks work

Did you blow enough money on Uber to get Diamond status? A lot of users are finding out tonight as Uber rolls out its rider loyalty Rewards program to San Francisco and a slew of other cities. The feature calculates how much you’ve spent on Uber and Uber Eats in the last six months awards you perks like no-fee cancellations if you rebook, guaranteed prices between your two favorite spots, and free car upgrades. Uber confirms to TechCrunch that Rewards will roll out to the entire US soon but n...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Mobile, Ecommerce, Lyft, Uber, Apps, Southeast Asia, US, San Francisco, Tech, New Jersey, Eta, Uberpool, Loyalty Programs, Western Massachusetts


Kickstarter's Tech Predictions for 2019

Testing out the eVscope at the Kickstarter and Hardware Club CES after-party.  Every year our Design & Tech team joins hundreds of past and future Kickstarter creators at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). It's where companies big and small show off recent and upcoming products, making it an ideal place to divine the future of tech—if you can cut through the chaos of 4,000 companies exhibiting various degrees of "innovation" to 180,000 attendees. To take a stab at it, we asked creators and c...
Tags: Design, Samsung, Kodak, Tech, Kickstarter, Arthur C Clarke, Lg, Razer, Polaroid, Fuji, Alexa, Impossible Foods, North Face, Consumer Electronics, Wynd, Design Festivals


Chrome May Get Faster Ad Blocking While Breaking uBlock Origin

Ad blocker uBlock Origin “can no longer exist” if a proposed change to Chrome goes through. That’s according to Raymond Hill, the developer of uBlock Origin and uMatrix, in a comment on Chromium’s bug tracker. As spotted by The Register, Google engineers are proposing this change in the Chromium project’s bug tracker. Chromium is the open-source browser that forms the basis for Google Chrome, Opera, and soon Microsoft Edge. Don’t worry, though: This won’t break ad blockers entirely. Instead, Go...
Tags: Chrome, Google, Crafts, Microsoft, Don, Google Chrome Opera, Raymond Hill


DHS Issues Security Alert About Recent DNS Hijacking Attacks

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has published today an "emergency directive" that contains guidance in regards to a recent report detailing a wave of DNS hijacking incidents perpetrated out of Iran. ZDNet reports: The emergency directive [1, 2] orders government agencies to audit DNS records for unauthorized edits, change passwords, and enable multi-factor authentication for all accounts through which DNS records can be managed. The DHS documents also urges government IT personnel to mo...
Tags: US, Tech, Iran, Dhs, U S Department of Homeland Security


Where to find Bolivar vs. Defensor Sporting on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Bolivar vs. Defensor Sporting on US TV in Copa Libertadores, you’ve come to the right place. It’s the debut night of Copa Libertadores coverage on US television with Bolivar against Defensor Sporting kicking things off in Spanish-language on beIN SPORTS en Español. With Comcast Xfinity and DIRECTV dropping beIN SPORTS en Español, be sure you don’t miss out on the new Copa Libertadores season, which you can watch for free with a trial to fuboTV. Mor...
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Google, Facebook Set 2018 Lobbying Records as Techlash Widens

Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit spent more than $21 million to influence Washington, according to federal disclosures, in a year when its chief executive officer, Sundar Pichai, made his first appearance before Congress. Facebook spent nearly $13 million on lobbying, the filings say, as it dealt with the fallout from privacy scandals, the congressional testimony of its chief executive officer, Mark Zuckerberg, and data vulnerabilities.
Tags: Google, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Washington, Sundar Pichai, Google Facebook, Alphabet Inc, Congress Facebook


Google, Facebook spend big on U.S. lobbying amid policy battles

Alphabet Inc's Google disclosed in a quarterly filing on Tuesday that it spent a company-record $21.2 million on lobbying the U.S. government in 2018, topping its previous high of $18.22 million in 2012, as the search engine operator fights wide-ranging scrutiny into its practices.
Tags: Google, Money, businessNews, Google Facebook, Alphabet Inc


Innovative Spec Ad by Andrea Baridon Designed to Help Dyslexic People

“ChromaShift” the unique Apple feature that will help dyslexic people read and write better thanks to color and light correction - with a single touch.CREDITSAdvertised brand: AppleAdvert title(s):Chromashift Headline and copy text: Because living with dyslexia can be easier if we think differentMedia: product innovation, digital Advertising Agency: Miami Ad School, Miami, United States.Art Director: Andrea Baridon, Marta Iglesias, Alana VitrianURL: https://www.andreabaridon.com/work#/chromashi...
Tags: Technology, Advertising, Miami Ad School, Spec Ad, Miami United States, Andrea Baridon, Andrea Baridon Marta Iglesias Alana VitrianURL


United States: Cert Petition Seeks Review Of Time-Bar Trigger For Voluntarily Dismissed Complaints - Jones Day

On January 11, 2019, Dex Media filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari seeking review of the Federal Circuit's decision in Click-To-Call Tech. v. Ingenio, Inc., 899 F.3d 1321 (Fed. Cir. 2018) (en banc in relevant part).
Tags: News, Tech, United States, Fed, Federal Circuit, Petition for Writ of Certiorari, Dex Media, Ingenio Inc, Cert Petition Seeks Review Of Time Bar Trigger


Wine 4.0 Released With Vulkan Support, Initial Direct3D 12 and Better HiDPI

Michael Larabel writes via Phoronix: Wine 4.0 is now officially available as the new annual stable release to Wine for running Windows programs and games on Linux and other operating systems. Following seven weekly release candidates, Wine 4.0 was ready to ship today as judged by Wine founder Alexandre Julliard. Wine 4.0 is a big release bringing initial Vulkan graphics API support, Direct3D CSMT is enabled by default, early Direct3D 12 support via VKD3D, continued HiDPI work, various OpenGL imp...
Tags: Tech, Phoronix, Michael Larabel, Alexandre Julliard Wine


Netflix 'Would Lose 57 Percent of Their Subscribers If They Added Commercials'

According to new research from marketing technology firm Audience Project, the majority (57%) of UK customers would stop watching Netflix if commercials were introduced, and even lowering subscriptions would cause a significant drop off of 42%. Here are some of the other key findings: - In the UK, Netflix takes the lion's share of the streaming audience at 70%, followed by BBC iPlayer (61%). Interestingly, YouTube, ITV Player and All4, all of which host ads, saw a decline. - TV is still the pref...
Tags: UK, Tech, Bbc, Netflix, Audience Project the majority 57, Interestingly YouTube ITV, Martyn Bentley


Reported drone sightings force Newark airport to halt flights Tuesday night

Reported drone sightings near New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport forced flights to be halted early Tuesday evening. One of the drones reportedly came within 30 feet of an aircraft. The post Reported drone sightings force Newark airport to halt flights Tuesday night appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Drones, New Jersey, Newark, Drone Safety, Emerging Tech, Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark Airport


Reported drone sightings forced Newark airport to halt flights

Reported drone sightings near New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport forced flights to be halted early Tuesday evening. One of the drones reportedly came within 30 feet of an aircraft. The post Reported drone sightings forced Newark airport to halt flights appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Drones, New Jersey, Newark, Drone Safety, Emerging Tech, Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark Airport


Once again a reported drone has caused a shutdown at a major airport

Reported drone sightings near New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport forced flights to be halted early Tuesday evening. One of the drones reportedly came within 30 feet of an aircraft. The post Once again a reported drone has caused a shutdown at a major airport appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Drones, New Jersey, Drone Safety, Emerging Tech, Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark Airport


Software Maker Oracle Is Accused of Grossly Underpaying Women and Minority Employees

A filing claims Oracle underpaid women and minorities 25% compared to men
Tags: Technology, News, Uncategorized, Overnight, Onetime


MacBook Pro Stage Light Fault: Apple's Design Turns $6 Fix Into a $600 Nightmare (slashdot)

An anonymous reader shares a report: Some MacBook Pro owners have complained of a 'stage light' effect, where they see uneven backlighting at the bottom of the display. For some, the symptom is only the first stage, with the backlight failing altogether. iFixit says that it has identified the cause -- and the way in which Apple changed the design of the Touch Bar generation for the MacBook Pro turns what would otherwise be a $6 fix into a $600 nightmare. The problem, says the company, is caused ...
Tags: Apple, News, Macbook Pro, Msmash


Oracle accused of underpaying women, minorities by $400M

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. government regulators are accusing software maker Oracle of engaging in discriminatory practices that resulted in thousands of its women, black and Asian employees being underpaid by more than $400 million. The allegations emerged Tuesday in a filing made in a two-year-old case that is being pursued by a part of […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, San Francisco, Ap, Nation, Oracle


What You Have to Find Out About Online Marketing for Toronto Businesses

Whether you have already built up your business or just starting a new one, online marketing in Toronto is the ultimate marketing strategy that you as an entrepreneur should perform. To minimize the risks of having business transactions in this amazing Sin City, you have to have found out and embraced several basic business wisdom, and key to that is the competency to promote your services or products efficiently. Make the most of the International Market Along with New York, Rome, and Paris, To...
Tags: Google, Yahoo, Uncategorized, Toronto, Blogging, Sin City, New York Rome, Toronto Businesses, International Market Along, Paris Toronto



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