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Uber once again has come under fire after a former engineer published a blog post alleging widespread sexism during her year at the on-demand ride hailing service.On Saturday, Susan Fowler wrote about her experience where her claims of sexual harassment by managers were dismissed by the company, often with the excuse that her bosses were high performing .Within hours, the company s chief executive Travis Kalanick issued a statement and tweeted that he has ordered Uber s new human resources chief Liane Hornsey to conduct an urgent investigation and any perpetrators will be fired.Of note, the previous HR head Renee Atwood left in 2016 after joining in 2014.In November 2015, Fowler joined the company as a site reliability engineer SRE and was optimistic about her role there.They were still wrangling microservices out of their monolithic API, and things were just chaotic enough that there was exciting reliability work to be done, she wrote.But soon after emerging from training, her manager, whom she declined to name, messaged her with some inappropriate conversation.According to her blog post, Fowler reported the manager to human resources, but was told that even though this was clearly sexual harassment…it was this man s first offense, and that Uber wouldn t feel comfortable giving him anything other than a warning and a stern talking-to.What s more, she claimed upper management told her he was a high performer …and they wouldn t feel comfortable punishing him for what was probably just an innocent mistake on his part.
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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has just published a 5,700 word "letter" on his profile, where he asserts that Facebook represents one of history's "great leaps."Though he covers a number of topics, what's most interesting is how he positions Facebook as a force for political change in the coming years.The problem is a fundamental contradiction built into the way he hopes to create what he calls a "global community" by essentially gerrymandering the Internet.In recent years, he says, the ideal of global community has become controversial.Though he never uses the word "nationalism," that's clearly what's on his mind.One example of a meaningful group is a page that helps connect refugees with people who are willing to provide them with housing.
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Before I make a product-driven case for Snap Inc. achieving a $100 billion market cap by 2020, I should note that I ve been a Snapchat bear for much of the company s existence.The value proposition of SnapchatIn fairness to Snapchat, it didn t take long for observers to understand the potential of ephemeral, visual messaging to disrupt the hyper-curated and invasive world of social media, along with the unsecure and, well, boring experience provided by SMS and vanilla messaging apps.The core Snapchat experience offers three advantages over competing mediums for digital interaction:Authenticity: With less reason to worry about embarrassment, privacy or a scoreboard enabling you to directly benchmark your popularity to others, we have more reason to post what we want, without censoring or curating ourselves.As someone who experiences mild anxiety whenever I post a photo on Instagram or Facebook but will it get likes?
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When the press , Nintendo reps on hand were careful not to let anyone access the underlying system menus working behind the games on display.Today, though, an apparent video of that system software, and the initial setup for the console, has been posted to a message board by a user who says he's received early Switch hardware.
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The dates for Apple s 2017 Worldwide developers conference are now official.It will be June 5th through 9th, and the conference will have a new home at the McEnry convention center in San Jose.A location that s much closer to Apple s home in Cupertino.This is the conference where Apple shows off the latest versions of its iOS and MacOS operating systems… and it should be a big year for iOS.And along with that we should see equally impressive changes to iOS.Obviously we re eager to see iOS11 because it s also a chance to see just a few hints at the features coming to Apple s newest iPhones.
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Ever-shifting camera tech company Lytro has raised major cash to continue development and deployment of its cinema-level camera systems.Perhaps the company s core technology, light field photography that captures rich depth data, will be put to better use there than it was in the ill-fated consumer offerings.We believe we have the opportunity to be the company that defines the production pipeline, technologies and quality standards for an entire next generation of content, wrote CEO Jason Rosenthal in a blog post.Just what constitutes that next generation is rather up in the air right now, but Lytro feels sure that 360-degree 3D video will be a major part of it.That s the reason it created its Immerge capture system — and then totally re-engineered it from a spherical lens setup to a planar one.You can see the old system below and the new one up top.
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Late last year, Boom Studio s excellent Power Rangers comic dropped a huge bombshell with the reveal of a brand new ranger—an evil one to boot.The layers of mystery around Lord Drakkon have slowly been removed over the last few issues, and today s new issue gives the story of how he came to be.This week s Power Rangers 12, written by Higgins and with art by Hendry Prasetya and Matt Herms, follows up on the shocking revelation that Drakkon is actually the Tommy Oliver of the alternate world that Billy and our Tommy have found themselves trapped on.The two struggling rangers manage to flee from Drakkon s pursuit with a new ally: Saba, the talking lion sword that we all know as the weapon Tommy would eventually wield as the White Power Ranger.This version of Saba, from this alternate earth, finally tells Billy and Tommy this week just how things went so horribly wrong on for this world s Power Rangers... and how it all started with the arrival of Tommy Oliver.The initial plan is familiar enough—a brainwashed Tommy lashing out against the Rangers on Rita s behalf—but the twist here is that, when broken free of her control, Tommy chose not to defy his master but reconfirm his place by her side.
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Expanding its portfolio of Database as a Service DBaaS offerings, Google has that it is adding a new database service called Cloud Spanner to its public cloud platform.This service complements existing RDBMS and NoSQL services available on Google Cloud Platform.Designed to bring traditional RDBMS features to a scale-out database, the service aims to deliver best of both worlds.NewSQL is a term that s used to describe product offerings that support the relational data model while delivering the same scalable performance of NoSQL database systems.Enterprises rely on mission-critical relational databases such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, DB2, MySQL, and PostgreSQL for running transactional systems.To address the scale-out requirement, NoSQL databases emerged as an alternative to RDBMS.
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It's human to want to be liked.Natural to want a large audience.That's why it takes maturity to realize you'll never be able to please everyone.Why it's difficult to realize your identity and stick to it.Whether you're a CEO, an entrepreneur or a marketer, one of the biggest mistakes you can make in business is trying to appeal to every single customer.No one has ever pulled it off.
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Men att skapa en polarisering mellan utbildningar skapar mer förvirring och skada än vad det gör gott, svarar Magnus Höij, Teknik och Designföretagen.I Stockholms stads senaste kampanj för gymnasieval uppmanas ungdomar att inte söka natur- eller ingenjörsutbildningar.Det handlar om att synliggöra gymnasieskolans yrkesprogram, vilket Stockholms stads gymnasieskolor kallar att välja med hjärtat .Det här är ett budskap som vi på Svenska Teknik och Designföretagen reagerat kraftigt på.I en replik på vårt debattinlägg försvarar Jan Holmquist, gymnasiedirektör, Stockholms stad detta med att antalet sökande till yrkesprogrammen är rekordlågt.Och att dessa yrkesgrupper är minst lika viktiga ur samhällssynpunkt som ingenjörer – Han missar poängen.
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Allt fler vill kunna fakturera för och administrera frilansuppdrag och extrajobb utan att starta eget företag, och bolagen som erbjuder just dessa tjänster drar in tiotals miljoner i riskkapital.Den svenska marknaden domineras av aktörerna Frilans Finans, med en omsättning på 516 Mkr 2015, Cool Company NTL , Firmify och nystartade Red Flag NTL .Läs mer: Cool Company tar in 25 miljoner – ska giga i FinlandI januari tog Cool Company in 25 Mkr från Verdane Capital, för att lansera sin tjänst i Finland.Nu får de dock konkurrens på hemmaplan - av Finlands ledande egenanställningsaktör Ukko NTL , som lanserades i Sverige vid årsskiftet."Ukko har vuxit så fort i Finland att vi måste söka nya marknader om vi vill fortsätta växa", säger Ukkos Sverigechef Markus Lyyra.
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It s mankind s dirty secret that its garbage eventually find their way to the open seas.Given the vastness and almost unimaginable depths of the world s oceans, man might assume that some parts of the ocean remain safe from human indifference.By studying amphipods leaving at the world s deepest trenches, scientists discovered worrying levels of persistent organic pollutants inside the crustaceans bodies.This means that our toxic waste has already reached places where man itself has barely set foot.To add insult to injury, these are pollutants that have been banned for decades already.Persistent organic pollutants are a special class of organic material that are impervious to environmental degradation.
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Here s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.Report: Facebook activity dwindles in 2016, influencer marketing is upFeb 13, 2017 by Tamar WeinbergMavrck has shown that Facebook activity has declined from 2015 to 2016, with fewer posts and engagement across the board.Performance and integration: The foundation of marketing technology stack successFeb 13, 2017 by Jim Yu
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the Swedes continue to go over to to buy groceries over the net.During the fourth quarter, sales increased by 23 per cent.It shows D the Food Index from the Swedish Digital Trade.Groceries slowed however, and increased only 4 percent, which is the lowest figure recorded since the American Trade began its measurements.Lösplockköpen is it that increases the most right now.In the fourth quarter, growth was 39 per cent and for the full year 44%.
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Shopping for Valentine's Day gifts can be a daunting task.Although the joys of online shopping ensure that one can purchase anything with just a few clicks, it is important to ensure that you avoid falling victim to scams and malicious hackers.The sheer convenience provided by online retail sites are always a big attraction for many who are looking to purchase something for their loved ones, without burning a hole in their pockets and spending hours aimlessly roaming about a shop.However, the pitfalls of online shopping, especially during a holiday are the risk of being targeted by scammers and hackers.IBTimes UK helps you shop safely online with these useful tips on how to avoid falling victim to scams and other cyberthreats.Only provide the bare minimum of personal information
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Learn from the real-life examples of others that have faced these issues.Rarely does a dull moment pass when you re dealing with cyber security, mainly because it feels as though a new threat or data breach is just around the corner.The messaging regarding cyber security and the threat of cyber-attacks has recently come in for some criticism, and while there certainly appears to be a growing fervour regarding the coverage of cyber security, the potential threat should not be dismissed as scaremongering.The very real threat posed by cyber-attacks is highlighted in the latest Data Breach Digest DBD report from Verizon.That is then reviewed and, if approved, it is sent on to the wire transfers department that then reviews and processes it.The RISK Team was deployed and they found that the email domain was different from the corporate email by one character.
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FTL maintains a significant fanbase, and its strategy-oriented follow-up promises to scratch a similar itch for dedicated PC gamers.The creators of the hit spacefaring, roguelike FTL: Faster Than Light revealed that a strategy-oriented follow-up that blends elements from Fire Emblem, Earth Defense Force, and Starship Troopers is in the works for PC platforms.Into the Breach takes place amid a post-apocalyptic wasteland that has been ravaged by giant alien insects, and players must strategically organize their military assets in order to defend what remains of humanity.More: These 10 games are so good, you d never know they re from KickstarterPreliminary gameplay footage for Into the Breach reveals that the game adopts an isometric perspective, and features turn-based strategic gameplay in the vein of Nintendo s Fire Emblem series.Players take control of an arsenal of military weaponry, vehicles, and mechs as they attempt to stop alien creatures from destroying nearby structures and resources, and each individual unit boasts its own set of strengths and weaknesses.
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"Suomen kovin kasvaja" pomppaa otsikoista eniten esiin, kun kyse on digitaalisia mainospalveluja tarjoavasta Kioskedista ja yhtiöstä parin viime vuoden aikana kirjoitetuista uutisista.Vuosi 2017 ei kuitenkaan ole lähtenyt yhtiöllä yhtä valoisissa merkeissä, sillä Kioskedin 17. tammikuuta päättyneiden yt:neuvottelujen seurauksena irtisanottiin seitsemän työntekijää Suomessa.Yhtiöön jää 35 henkilöä, joista 24 työskentelee Suomessa.Ulkomailla olevien toimistojen suhteen ei Kioskedin operatiivisen johtajan Turkka Oksasen mukaan ole erityisiä suunnitelmia.Hänen mukaansa irtisanomiset eivät kohdistuneet erityisesti yhteen yksittäiseen toimintoon, vaan jakautuivat koko liiketoimintaan."Suomen organisaatiossa merkittävä osa työntekijöistä on kytköksissä tuotekehitykseen, mikä tietysti tulee kuitenkin irtisanomisissa esiin", Oksanen kertoo.
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the Bet is made against the background of e-commerce in stronger position.the growth of E-commerce remains strong, and we need to be able to offer innovative delivery methods in order to be able to continue to deliver the high level we do today , " says Niklas Stenman, business development manager at DHL Parcel in Sweden.DHL Parcel placed their first paketautomater in Sweden in november last year.it also has DHL Express, a network of approximately 130 paketautomater in place.Paketautomaterna usually installed in public places like for example to supermarkets.DHL Parcel cooperates with the Danish paketautomatleverantören SwipBox.
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in the End he survived shortlist a couple of others.the Search after the chief gets excited add: task is even more interesting than he anticipated.product group manager hopes rose particularly high after the interview to hire the company with the directors went really smoothly.When the chief after the interview return to their place of work, he's thinking about already going away their, although, of course, have to be realistic in your job search.Soon will be three years at the current workplace, and during that time he has changed the times of their duties.the New job would include a lot of good sides, on top interesting, challenging task.
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