Suspending a company’s most productive employees from their day jobs and sending them to the developing world for a month may not seem like the best use of their time.Because the company believes that sending its top talents on these pro-bono assignments helps them develop leadership and problem-solving skills, work more collaboratively, strengthens company loyalty and entices millennials to join the company.“After [the programme] people go back to work with a much more robust view of the world and IBM,” Jennifer Ryan Crozier, president of IBM’s Foundation, tells CNBC Make It .The highly competitive IBM Corporate Service Corps programme, which began in 2008, receives almost 5,000 applicants per year but accepts only 10 per cent of the top IBM performers.By the end of this year, the company will have deployed 3,500 of its best workers to nearly 40 countries.According to an internal IBM survey, most managers agree to send their qualifying team members to work in developing countries in hopes that they will be getting an even stronger employee.
The legacy of Travis Kalanick’s fast and loose management style at Uber continues to serve up fresh embarrassments for the embattled, still CEO-less company.The FTC said Uber has agreed to put in place a comprehensive privacy program, including undergoing regular independent privacy audits.In its complaint docket the FTC cites news reports in 2014 of Uber’s so-called ‘God view’ real-time interface that had apparently allowed its employees to spy on users’ rides, and Uber’s response at the time — when it claimed to have “a strict policy prohibiting all employees at every level from accessing a rider or driver’s data”, and to be “closely” monitoring and auditing this policy.“[Uber] developed an automated system for monitoring employee access to consumer personal information in December 2014 but the system was not designed or staffed to effectively handle ongoing review of access to data by [Uber’s] thousands of employees and contingent workers.”The FTC also calls out a subsequent automated monitoring system that Uber developed, stating: “From approximately August 2015 until May 2016, [Uber] did not timely follow up on automated alerts concerning the potential misuse of consumer personal information, and for approximately the first six months of this period, [Uber] only monitored access to account information belonging to a set of internal high-profile users, such as Uber executives.Until approximately March 2015 Uber is alleged by the FTC to have stored sensitive personal information in its Amazon S3 Datastore in clear, readable text — rather than encrypting the information.
Another Samsung fitness wearable has leaked, this one supposedly called the Gear Fit2 Pro.The wearable, among other things, is tipped to feature support for offline Spotify playback, though that is only one of the many rumored features.In addition to abilities tailored toward athletes and fitness enthusiasts, the wearable also offers a sporty design.The new Samsung sports wearable leaked on Venture Beat, where multiple images purport to show the device.This is tipped as a ‘Pro’ version of the Gear Fit2, one with a curved display along the band.The wearable will be unveiled by Samsung on August 23 alongside the Galaxy Note 8 and a new Gear VR headset, according to the leakster.
Facebook Messenger can do so much more than send texts.In addition to video chats, holding polls and even playing games, it appears the messaging app's next trick is knowing when to suggest tunes.Mentioning music on Messenger now prompts music recommendations from Spotify — allowing users to browse a truncated version of the mega-popular streaming site to find just the right jams for their chat.The feature seemingly comes courtesy of M, Facebook's built-in assistant for Messenger, which picks up on certain phrases like "get a ride" to summon a car, "pay you back" to offer payment services or in this case, "play/recommend some music" to bring up Spotify.While Spotify users have had the ability to share links to Messenger for over a year, the app now appears to just know to bring up the streaming app whenever you write about the latest playlist you made or that sweet new Kesha release.We can independently confirm that M's Spotify recommendation feature works on the latest version of Facebook Messsenger on iOS, but may still take some time to roll out to all devices and platforms.
And after a small dip at the end of last year, recovered nicely in the second quarter and is now in top form again as the temperature Stockholmsbarometern as the Stockholm Chamber of commerce is releasing in its entirety in the day.– It industry is performing much better than normal according to our index and shows the best development in a long time, " says Andreas Hatzigeorgiou, chief economist at the Stockholm Chamber of commerce.But at the same time, he warns that there is a great risk that the corners are turning downward.In Stockholmsbarometern is lokalbrist now in parity with skills shortages when the companies themselves list what they see as the biggest obstacles for continued growth.However, have you forgotten that companies need to have facilities and places to serve. This has the potential to become the new housing crisis.And do you not do something about the situation, the development of the it industry in Stockholm, sweden to turn down, warns Andreas Hatzigeorgiou.
There is a great deal of interest from those with traditional IT skills—such as enterprise architects, developers, and networking engineers—to steer themselves into a cloud computing career that will not only provide job protection, but pay better as well.| Stay up on the cloud with InfoWorld’s Cloud Computing Report newsletter. ]Enterprise architect: the path to the cloudAs an example, the role of an enterprise architect is pretty general in terms of technology and platforms, but companies hiring in anticipation of moving to the cloud are looking for more specific skills.There are two very good paths to follow: public cloud solutions architect and cloud security architect.So, if you have held very general roles in IT architecture or security, you now need to now focus on the solution-based use of specific cloud services, including security services.
The PlayStation 4 is the world's most popular game console — by a mile.Many of the games on this list are Sony- or PS4-exclusive, but all of the following games are worth owning if you're one of the 63+ million people that owns a PlayStation 4.In "The Witness," you're alone on a colorful, serene island teeming with puzzles."Overwatch" is an online multiplayer game exclusively — meaning there's no single-player campaign — but the game has tremendous replay value through its number of characters, classes, settings, and match-ups.Made by Bungie, the company behind the "Halo" franchise, "Destiny" has that same sci-fi feel as "Halo" — you're still killing aliens — but it's more focused on letting you customize your character through special armor and weapons.At this point though, it's worth waiting for "Destiny 2," which will release on September 6.
Always, after the terrorist attacks to escalate in the requirements that internet communications encryption should be relaxed in order to authority information of the acquisition would be facilitated.message traffic encryption has received a rather surprising defense.One of the loudest encrypted communication against attack from countries has been Britain, which in itself is understandable this year after the terrorist attacks.there are a number of occasions by Amber Rudd.Mainly in response to the minister's requirements is a topic that is now stuck to the british MI5 intelligence service a couple of years ago a retired director Jonathan Evans, writes The Guardian.in His opinion, islamic terrorism will remain a problem for the next 20-30 years.
Brands can never get enough publicity.They crave it because they believe they will die without it.So as we prepare for August 21 and the solar eclipse, we know -- we fear, even -- that brands will try to make it their own.Here, then, is an appetizer.Presented by banana brand Chiquita, this ad claims that just before and just after the full eclipse, what is actually being created is "an enormous, fiery, yellow banana in the sky."This is the so-called -- actually, never-before-called -- banana sun.
Kiinan valtion pyörittämän The Global Times -lehden pääkirjoituksen mukaan maan on pysyttävä puolueettomana, jos Pohjois-Korea hyökkää ensin mahdollisessa konfliktissa Yhdysvaltoja vastaan.Kiina ja Pohjois-Korea ovat solmineet keskinäisen puolustussopimuksen.Pääkirjoituksen mukaan maiden pääkaupungeissa pelataan holtitonta peliä, joka voi johtaa väärinarviointeihin ja strategiseen sotaan "kummankaan osapuolen sitä haluamatta"."Kiinan pitää myös tehdä selväksi, että Kiina pysyy puolueettomana, jos Pohjois-Korea laukaisee ohjuksen Yhdysvaltain maaperälle ja Yhdysvallat vastaa samalla mitalla", pääkirjoituksessa todetaan.Lehden mukaan Kiina ei kuitenkaan hyväksy iskuja Pohjois-Korean hallituksen kaatamiseksi."Jos Yhdysvallat ja Etelä-Korea koittavat syrjäyttää Pohjois-Korean hallinnon ja muuttaa Korean niemimaan poliittista järjestystä, Kiina tulee estämään sen."
Most important, the Amazon-owned video platform wants its audience to use its app to group up into smaller communities with features like text and voice chat similar to the popular social tool Discord.The Twitch app combines the web experience of browsing livestreams with options to create personal “servers” for yourself and topics you find interesting.This app is the result of Twitch’s acquisition of the Curse platform, which provided many of these features in its own desktop app for years.Some broadcasters even have subscriber-only Discords to encourage people to support them financially.Twitch wants in on that action, and you can see why it and its parent company Amazon would find that valuable.Twitch would love to have that kind of behavior from its users because it could then roll them right back into new livestream content through suggested feeds on the front page.
Often, Microsoft presents technological solutions to problems experienced by only a tiny percentage of its customer base.Windows to Go was like that — a nice solution to a problem that was virtually non-existent back when it was first released in 2011.You pop that thumb drive into any computer, boot from the USB, and your personalized installation of Windows — with all of your applications and files and access to corporate resources — is there.Windows to Go becomes more attractive in a world that seems to consider anyone traveling with electronics to be a security threat.And many of them send field workers into some very remote and insecure areas of the world, often with valuable business assets and trade secrets stored in digital form on those workers’ laptops.To access the content, you just plug it into any reasonably modern PC and boot off the USB drive.
The item I originally had lined up for today fell through at the last minute owing to a promo code issue.It's been nearly a month since the last one, and believe me when I say I've been working hard to avoid them.That said, sometimes I feel like I'm robbing myself by constantly choosing lower-end speakers, which usually sound "good enough" but definitely lack some of the audio finesse of a premium brand.So that's what makes today's deal a little different.For a limited time, and while supplies last, Verizon has the Harman Kardon Onyx Mini Bluetooth speaker for $49.99 shipped (plus tax where applicable).Other stores sell it for at least $70, and Harman Kardon proper still carries it at the list price of $199.95.
The war between Airbnb and the hotel industry rages on, and it’s reaching new lows here in New York.A campaign, backed by the Hotel Association of New York City Inc. and the union that represents hotel workers, launched a 10-day, 30-second ad that links Airbnb’s short-term rentals to public security threats.The ad sets the stage for fear-mongering, stating that NYC remains the number one target of terror in the world, citing the NYPD police commissioner, and reminding viewers that there are 40,000 Airbnb listings in NYC.The ad even goes so far as to say that Manchester bomber Salman Abedi was staying in a short-term rental apartment when he staged and executed the attack, being sent massive packages.Airbnb has said that Abedi’s unit was not an Airbnb listing, and has rightly called the ad “an outrageous scare tactic.”“The fact is Airbnb had nothing to do with the tragic events in Manchester and we are one of the only hospitality companies that runs background checks on all U.S. residents, both hosts and guests,” Airbnb Press Secretary Peter Schottenfels told the NY Daily News.
Tidigare i veckan kom det in uppgifter om att Google försökt köpa Snapchat för 240 miljarder kronor.Nu rapporterar The Verge via The Wall Street Journal att företaget kan ha bytt spår och istället håller på att utveckla en teknik som låter nyhetsförmedlare att göra Snapchat-liknande "stories" som sedan kan nås direkt i Googles sökmotor.Missa inte: 11 fascinerande bevis på hur sjuk mycket Google vet om digDet är inte helt klart hur funktionen, som ska gå under namnet Stamp, kommer integreras med Google men chansen finns att Stamps egna stories kommer att synas direkt på Googles startsida.I vilket fall ska funktionen vara snabb, mobilvänlig och använda sig av annonsering som Google kontrollerar.Just nu ska Google enligt The Wall Street Journal föra samtal med CNN, The Washington Post, Time och Vox Media i Usa för att börja använda Stamp.
Last month RED announced its $1,200 Hydrogen One Phone, which was described as the “world’s first holographic media machine.” Today, we’re finally getting an early look at the device itself beyond the previous teaser mock-up image thanks to a video from tech-focused YouTuber Marques Brownlee, aka MKBHD.In the video Brownlee describes the multiple different prototypes of the device that he got to see, touch, and hold in person.One was just a physical design model showing the final look and feel, one showed the holographic display in action, and the final version had an attached camera add-on.When we first got word of the device, it was described as a hybrid of 2D, 3D, VR, holograms, and a bunch of other stuff all in one little package.How exactly it does VR still remains to be seen, but in the video Brownlee does explain that the 3D “four-view” content he saw caused him to be “at a loss for words,” but there is no way to show it in the video.All you can see is his reaction.
Customer advocacy is nothing new - friends and family have been sharing brands that they find useful, unique or just plain interesting for years, and social media has only supercharged that.Human beings are inherently social - a craving for social connection is hardwired into our psychology.This is just as true today as it was thousands of years ago, the emotional reward of feeling part of “our tribe” is irresistible, and in order to obtain it we’ll gladly accept the risks involved in taking a social action.Trust in how our actions will be received is at the heart of this social dynamic.When we weigh up whether a social action is worth doing, the following kind of internal narrative occurs:If I contribute x to this person or group - how large is the risk of this action being socially ignored or rejected vs. how confident am I that this action will be socially recognized and rewarded?
Of the electric vehicle startups that are attempting to match Tesla's formula for success, Lucid Motors remains the one to most quietly impress us."We're not dealing with massive pieces of hardware; an electric vehicle powertrain is compact and easily dispersed," Jenkins told us."The second thing is not being beholden to any existing brand notions.Love or loathe the word, in the past couple of years it has come to represent an expression of our automotive future: electrified, autonomous, connected.More impressive was how all the human-machine interface stuff worked; all four displays were actually functional without a looping demo screen in sight.That doesn't sound like rocket science, but you know how the industry has been—a mix of digital and analog displays, different logic flows for menus, and so on.
Heinäkuun loppuun mennessä uusia henkilöautoja on rekisteröity Autoalan Tiedotuskeskuksen keräämien tilastojen mukaan 73 294, mikä on 0,7 prosenttia viime vuotta vähemmän.Rekisteröintien määrä kääntyi toukokuussa kuitenkin kasvuun ja on vähitellen saavuttamassa viime vuoden tason.Määrän on syksyn aikana ennakoitu jatkavan kasvuaan viime vuoteen nähden.Suomessa dieselkäyttöisten ajoneuvojen osuus on silti selvästi Euroopan keskitasoa pienempi.Vuonna 2015 noin puolet Euroopassa ensirekisteröidyistä henkilöautoista oli dieselkäyttöisiä.Syyskuun alusta vaiheittain voimaan astuvat päästöjen mittaustapaa koskevat muutokset leikkaavat erityisesti dieselkäyttöisten henkilö- ja pakettiautojen hiukkas- ja typen oksidi -päästöjä.
Software company Intopalo use deploy augmented reality orientation.down the hall, the lenses will tell you that from left to to find AR-department.He added the reality, i.e. the AR:should (augmented reality) to develop a software company into the fire of the ceo.”augmented reality is a practical way to experience the digitalization”, Latvala said.augmented reality differs from the artificial virtual reality or VR so that the AR increases in the right reality, for example, glass or a smartphone with the help of artificial objects, such as text or images.virtual reality in all environment right down to again is artificial, and not the VR-glasses to see through.