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Trump Administration Claims Facebook Improperly Reserved Jobs for H-1B Workers

The Trump administration has sued Facebook, accusing the social-media company of illegally reserving high-paying jobs for immigrant workers it was sponsoring for permanent residence, rather than searching adequately for available U.S. workers who could fill the positions. From a report: In a 17-page complaint filed Thursday, the Justice Department's civil-rights division said Facebook inadequately advertised at least 2,600 positions between 2018 and 2019 that were filled by immigrants on H-1B hi...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Justice Department, Trump


Apple's new iPad strikes the right balance of power and affordability, making it the best value for most people

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Lisa Eadicicco/Business Insider With long battery life, a fairly new Apple processor, and a high-quality screen, Apple's $329 iPad is the best value in its tablet lineup. It lacks some of the more premium features found on the iPad Air, like a nearly borderless design and more colorful screen, but it nails the basics.The biggest drawback is that the iPad only comes with 32GB at the base level, whic...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Samsung, Trends, Netflix, Air, Don, Lisa Eadicicco


The Trump administration in a new lawsuit accused Facebook of reserving over 2,600 high-paying jobs for foreign workers instead of hiring Americans

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Facebook, accusing the company of reserving over 2,600 high-paying jobs for foreign workers with temporary work visas instead of hiring US residents. The lawsuit alleges that Facebook did not adequately advertise the positions before hiring foreign workers. Trump administratio...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Lawsuit, News, Washington, US, Employment, America, Trends, Capitol Hill, Employment law, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump


Google, Amazon, IBM, and more major companies offer free or cheap online courses taught by their staff - gain entry-level skills and certificates from the best teachers in the field

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Major companies such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, and IBM offer instructional online courses for cheap or free. They help students prepare for industry exams, build skills companies are hiring for, or serve a public good. Some companies even use online courses to provide growth and career advancement to their current employees, and many are taught by longtime employee...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Okta, US, Trends, Google Search, Mit, Harvard, Aws, Ibm, Goldman Sachs, Autodesk, University of Oxford, Amazon Web Services, Coursera, Linux Foundation


The Power of Empathy: A Quick Animated Lesson from Brené Brown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Evwgu369Jw Several years back, the RSA (Royal Society of the Arts) created a series of distinctive animated shorts where well-known intellectuals presented big ideas, and a talented artist rapidly illustrated them on a whiteboard. Some of those talks featured the likes of Slavoj Zizek, Carol Dweck, Steven Pinker and Barbara Ehrenreich. Now RSA presents a video series created in an entirely different aesthetic. Above, you can watch the first of many “espre...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Facebook, College, Brene Brown, Brown, Facebook Twitter, Barbara Ehrenreich, RSA Royal Society of the Arts, Slavoj Zizek Carol Dweck Steven Pinker


Facebook Will Take Down Misinformation About Covid Vaccines

With vaccines against Covid-19 on the verge of being rolled out around the world, Facebook said it will start removing false claims about the immunizations that have been debunked by public health experts. From a report: The move announced Thursday adds to Facebook's policy of taking down misinformation about the deadly virus that could lead to imminent physical harm. The type of posts that could be removed on Facebook or Instagram include false claims about the safety, efficacy, ingredients or ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, COVID


Zoom is Apple's most downloaded app of 2020, while multiplayer smash hit 'Among Us' has topped its games list. Here's how they rank.

Facebook and Instagram also made the list. OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images Apple released its list of the most downloaded apps and games in 2020, and it reflects what a weird year it has been. Zoom's popularity has soared during the pandemic as people looked for ways to stay connected while stuck at home.  With major film and TV releases delayed, people have increasingly turned to streaming services, but Disney+ ranked much higher than Netflix. DoorDash came in at 14th, while Uber didn't m...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, Youtube, Disney, US, Trends, Social Media, Netflix, Un, Donald Trump, Zoom, Carl, Netflix Disney, Disney Disney


Zoom is Apple's most downloaded app of 2020, while multiplayer smash hit 'Among Us' has topped its games list

Facebook and Instagram also made the list. OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images Apple released its list of the most downloaded apps and games in 2020, and it reflects what a weird year it has been. Zoom's popularity has soared during the pandemic as people looked for ways to stay connected while stuck at home.  With major film and TV releases delayed, people have increasingly turned to streaming services, but Disney+ ranked much higher than Netflix. DoorDash came in at 14th, while Uber didn't m...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, Youtube, Disney, US, Trends, Social Media, Netflix, Donald Trump, Zoom, Netflix Disney, Disney Disney, Oli Scarff, Tech Insider


Draft EU legislation seeks to counter 'dirty methods' in Europe's elections

Sites such as Facebook will have to publicly disclose identity of people and entities funding such advertisingEurope’s elections should not be a competition of “dirty methods”, a European commission vice-president has said as she unveiled draft legislation aimed at forcing online platforms including Facebook to publicly disclose the identity of people and entities funding political adverts.Věra Jourová said consumers should know why they are being targeted and by whom. The commission will also l...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Politics, Technology, Social Networking, Advertising, Social Media, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Digital Media, Vera Jourova


'Dirty methods' in Brexit vote cited in push for new laws on Europe's elections

Sites such as Facebook will have to publicly disclose identity of people and entities funding such advertisingThe “dirty methods” of the Brexit referendum have been cited as a reason for new EU laws aimed at tackling disinformation and forcing online platforms including Facebook to publicly disclose the identity of people and entities funding political adverts.Věra Jourová, a vice president of the European commission, said the EU rule-book needed to be updated to deal with on-line political camp...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Politics, Technology, Social Networking, Advertising, Social Media, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Digital Media, Brussels, Brexit, Vera Jourova


Ben Ling’s Bling Capital just rounded up $113 million more from investors

Ben Ling is as done with 2020 as the rest of us, but certainly for him, the year could be worse. Ling, who founded his own venture outfit in 2018 — naming it Bling Capital (a nickname from way back) — just closed on $113 million in capital commitments across two new funds: a seed-focused $77 million fund, and an opportunity fund focused on breakout companies from his portfolio that closed with $36 million in capital commitments. It’s a decent amount of money for a so-called solo GP fund, especia...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, New York, London, Youtube, Stanford, San Francisco, Tech, Austin, Venture Capital, Miami, Max Levchin, Sand Hill Road, Mach, Bay Area


US States Plan To Sue Facebook Next Week

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: A group of U.S. states led by New York is investigating Facebook for possible antitrust violations and plans to file a lawsuit against the social media giant next week, four sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The complaint would be the second major lawsuit filed against a Big Tech company this year. The Justice Department sued Alphabet's Google in October. More than 40 states plan to sign on to the lawsuit, one source said, witho...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Instagram, US, Tech, Justice Department, Reuters


How to Wade Through the “Winner Takes It All” Search Landscape

In the last decade, blogging has come a long way from being the informal weblog it started as. Businesses created processes and formalized it into “content marketing” as it’s proven to drive traffic, leads, and revenue. But where do you earn eyeballs to get exposure for the content you create? Social media networks encourage businesses to build their fans and followers on their platforms. But once brands have built their audience on these platforms, they start their users to themselves–busi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, Youtube, Sales & Marketing, Right Now, Rand Fishkin, Glen Allsopp, Andra Zaharia, Instagram Catherine Manning, Shreya Dalela, Chintan Zalani, Elite Content Marketer Content, Nuchylee Shutterstock


Facebook to remove false claims about Covid vaccines

Move marks strongest push yet to prevent platform being used for anti-vaccination rhetoricCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFacebook is to begin removing false claims about Covid vaccines, the company has announced, as the UK prepares to roll out the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.It is the strongest move yet by Facebook to prevent its platform from being used to promote anti-vaccination rhetoric. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Facebook, UK, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Advertising, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Europe to put forward rules for political ads transparency and beef up its disinformation code next year

New rules for online political advertising will be put forward by European Union lawmakers next year, with the aim of boosting transparency around sponsored political content. The Commission said today that it wants citizens, civil society and responsible authorities to be able to clearly see the source and purpose of political advertising they’re exposed to online. “We are convinced that people must know why they are seeing an ad, who paid for it, how much, what microtargeting criteria were use...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Europe, UK, Privacy, Eu, European Union, Policy, Commission, Brussels, Parliament, Gdpr, Vera Jourova, Jourova, DSA


A 1913 Children’s Book Lampoons Duchamp, Picasso & Other Avant-Garde Artists: Read The Cubies’ ABC Online

Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring premiered in 1913, and its violent break from musical and choreographic tradition, so the story goes, pushed the genteel Parisian audience to violent rebellion. That tale may have grown taller over the past century, but public distaste for then-novel trends in all forms of “modern art” has left a paper trail. Here we have a particularly amusing exhibit, and long an obscure one: The Cubies’ ABC, a picture book by a couple named Mary Mills and Earl Harvey Lyal...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Books, Abc, College, America, History, Seoul, Wassily Kandinsky, Gertrude Stein, United States of America, Facebook Twitter, Igor Stravinsky, Duchamp, Kandinsky


Google to pay select publishers for paywalled news content

As part of its $1 billion investment in news, Google will start paying select news organisations for access to their paywalled content for its News Showcase program, the company said in a blogpost on Wednesday.  Paywalls are a crucial part of some publishers’ revenue strategies, the company said. “To support that goal, we’ll pay participating partners to provide limited access to paywalled content for News Showcase users. In return, users will register with the news publisher, providing a...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, News, Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Brazil, Google News, Search Console, Digital News, Google News Showcase, Mel Silva Google, Germany Brazil Argentina Canada France U K


2021 Digital Marketing Prediction: Backlash Against Social Media Algorithms

Social networks, like those developed by Facebook and Google, have tremendous power to allow people around the world to connect and share. I’ve been talking about this for way more than a decade, at times acting as an enthusiastic cheerleader for the positive effects on business and society. However, the increasing reliance of social networking companies on algorithms to determine what we see in our feeds has become a tremendous problem. 
Tags: Google, Facebook, Marketing, Social Media, Research and Analysis, Backlash Against Social Media Algorithms


Google shutting down Poly 3D content platform

Google is almost running out of AR/VR projects to kill off. The company announced today in an email to Poly users that they will be shutting 3D-object creation and library platform “forever” next year. The service will shut down on June 30, 2021 and users won’t be able to upload 3D models to the site on April 30, 2021. Poly was introduced as a 3D creation tool optimized for virtual reality. Users could easily create low-poly objects with in-VR tools. The software was designed to serve as a...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Tech, Digital Media, Computing, Virtual Reality, Visual Effects, New Media, 3d Modeling, Poly, Unity


Hulu officially launches its co-viewing feature Watch Party

Hulu’s social viewing feature, Watch Party, has now launched to all on-demand subscribers, the company announced today. The co-viewing feature was first introduced during the earlier days of the pandemic in 2020, allowing Hulu users to watch shows together from different locations, as well as chat and react to what they’re watching in a group chat interface on the side of the screen. Initially, the feature was only made available to Hulu’s “No Ads” subscribers before being tested with Hulu’s ...
Tags: Facebook, Video, TV, Movies, Media, Instagram, Tech, Netflix, Hulu, Twitch, Watch Party, Hulu Amazon Prime Video, Watch Parties HBO, Scener Plex


Amazon’s Fire TV Cube adds support for two-way video calls via a connected TV

Amazon in September announced it was bringing video calling support to its Fire TV platform. Today, the company says two-way video calling is now available with its Fire TV Cube devices (2nd gen.) The new feature will allow customers to pair a third-party webcam with their Fire TV Cube in order to make and receive video calls from their TVs to any other Alexa device with a screen. That means customers could call other Alexa owners who have a Fire TV Cube of their own, an Echo device with a scree...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Gadgets, Facebook, Tech, Usb, Logitech, Fire TV Stick, Alexa, Julie, UVC, Facebook Portal, Fire TV Cube, Amazon 's Fire TV Cube, Google Nest Hub Max, Fire TV Stick Lite Amazon


Twitter now supports hardware security keys for iPhones and Android

Twitter said Wednesday that accounts protected with a hardware security key can now log in from their iPhone or Android device. The social media giant rolled out support for hardware security keys in 2018, allowing users to add a physical security barrier to their accounts in place of other two-factor authentication options, like a text message or a code generated from an app. Security keys are small enough to fit on a keyring but make certain kinds of account hacks near impossible by requiring ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Security, Facebook, Twitter, Tech, Cryptography, Internet Security, Mobile Device, Computer Security, Identification, Mudge, Peiter Zatko, Yubikey, Multi-factor Authentication


Europe will push to work with the US on tech governance, post-Trump

The European Union said today that it wants to work with US counterparts on a common approach to tech governance — including pushing to standardize rules for applications of technologies like AI and pushing big tech to be more responsible for what their platforms amplify. EU lawmakers are anticipating rebooted transatlantic relations under the incoming administration of president-elect Joe Biden. The Commission has published a new EU-US agenda with the aim of  encouraging what it bills as “...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Europe, Privacy, Senate, Russia, Digital, US, Tech, Eu, G20, European Union, Joe Biden, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, Atlantic


This chart shows how the Salesforce acquisition of Slack for $27.7 billion stacks up against tech's largest deals ever

Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO & cofounder Salesforce On Tuesday afternoon, Salesforce announced plans to purchase Slack for $27.7 billion — one of the largest ever tech acquisitions. The purchase tops Microsoft's 2016 acquisition of LinkedIn by a bit more than $1 billion, putting it among the top five largest tech acquisitions of all time. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff called the combination of Salesforce and Slack, "a match made in heaven" in the announcement. "Together, Salesforce and Slack...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Motorola, Facebook, New York, Adobe, Microsoft, Finance, Softbank, Nokia, Satya Nadella, San Francisco, Trends, Linkedin, Tech


The future of work will be 'hot offices' where employees can reserve a desk, according to Amazon's cloud boss

Amazon headquarters. Elaine Thompson/AP The future of work will be "hot offices" where employees reserve a desk, AWS CEO Andy Jassy told CNBC. Jassy, who oversees Amazon's cloud business, said he expects that once offices can safely reopen, people will likely adopt a hybrid model rather than being in an office 100% of the time.  The coronavirus pandemic has affected Amazon's approach to meetings as well as hiring: The company is more open to remote employees now than it was in the past, Ja...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Trends, Future Of Work, Aws, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Cnbc, Elaine Thompson, Andy Jassy, Amazon Headquarters, Tech Insider, Jassy, Avery Hartmans, Jon Fortt


Google says its News Showcase will add free access to paywalled stories

Google News Showcase visitors will soon be able to read select paywalled articles at no extra charge. That’s one of several announcements that the search giant made today about News Showcase, the program where it pays publishers (with $1 billion committed initially) to license their content for a new format in Google News. So far, Google News Showcase has launched in countries including Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Canada, France, U.K. and Australia — in several cases, those are markets where ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Media, Australia, France, Tech, Policy, Argentina, Google News, Alphabet, L'Express, El Dia, La Gaceta, Google News Showcase, News Showcase, Germany Brazil Argentina Canada France U K


It could take 4 years to recover the 22 million jobs lost in the US during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Moody's warns

Paul Sakuma/AP Images The 22 million US jobs that were lost during the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring won't be regained until early 2024, according to the chief economist at Moody's Analytics, part of ratings giant Moody's. Mark Zandi said the industries that have been hit hardest in the pandemic include, retail, leisure, hospitality and recreational activities. Tens of thousands of small retailers have failed or filed for bankruptcy "while the retail behemoths gobbled up market share," ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, US, Trends, Pew Research Center, Moody, Labor Department, Mark Zandi, Moody s Analytics, Paul Sakuma, Zandi, Axios, Kate Duffy, Zandi Moody


The top technology PR people to know in 2020

Ash Spiegelberg, Brunswick Group. Brunswick Group Tech companies have no shortage of PR needs, whether it's handling crises like antitrust concerns or promoting a new product. Business Insider identified 36 top public relations pros working in the tech industry. They include names from venture capital firms, SaaS companies, startups, established PR firms, and small agencies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tech companies are often in the news for issues ranging from ant...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Advertising, San Francisco, Trends, Public Relations, Silicon Valley, Nordic, Advertising Agencies, Brunswick Group, Daniel Roberts, Ayelet Noff, Sean Czarnecki, Ash Spiegelberg, SlicedBrand


Top Gen Z strategists reveal what every company gets wrong when trying to appeal to the TikTok generation

The oldest members of the Gen Z generation are turning 23 this year. We Are / Getty Images Gen Z-led consulting firms are on the rise as the rising generation is set to surpass millennials in income in the next decade.  One of the biggest misconceptions companies have is that they can market toward Gen Zers and millennials in the same way. Larry Milstein, cofounder of the Gen Z consulting firm PRZM, said companies need to get comfortable with the imperfect, as many Gen Zers aren't worried...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Facebook, New York, London, Boston, Trends, Harvard, Harvard University, Nbcuniversal, Lucy, Grey, Forbes, McDonald, ATHENS Greece, New York Chicago


What Ancient Egyptian Sounded Like & How We Know It

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-K5OjAkiEA If you’ve seen any Hollywood movie set in ancient Egypt, you already know how its language sounded: just like English, but spoken with a more formal diction and a range of broadly Middle-Eastern accents. But then there are many competing theories about life that long ago, and perhaps you’d prefer to believe the linguistic-historical take provided in the video above. A production of Joshua Rudder’s NativLang, a Youtube channel previously feature...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Hollywood, College, History, Egypt, Ethiopia, Seoul, Napoleon, Facebook Twitter, Colin Marshall, Jean François Champollion, 21st Century Los Angeles, Proto Indo European Language Based, Joshua Rudder, NativLang



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