Rodney Edson

Rodney Edson

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The median Salesforce employee made $155,284 last year.SalesforceThe median Salesforce employee made $155,284 during fiscal year 2018, which ended January 31.That's just 3% of CEO Marc Benioff's compensation for the fiscal year: $4,653,362.Equity wasn't included in the fiscal year 2018 figures, and his real salary is closer to $13.2 million.The median employee at Salesforce made a total of $155,284 in fiscal year 2018, according to a proxy statement filed by the company Friday.The word "median" is key here: It's different than an average; this salary represents one Salesforce employee whose salary happens to fall right in the middle of the range for its 29,000 workers around the world — though, notably, that calculation excludes the chief executive.
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Peter Kay has announced when the all-new ‘Car Share’ series finale and improvised episode will air on BBC One, with the dates being posted on his official website.Fans don’t have long to wait, as the improvised episode will air on the next bank holiday, Monday 7 May at 10pm.The BBC will then screen both series of ‘Car Share’ on the subsequent Monday nights, before airing the new series finale on Monday 28 May, which is also a bank holiday.A handful of lucky fans got to see the episodes earlier this month, when three charity screenings were held at Blackpool’s Opera House.Tickets for the events sold out in a matter of minutes, and while fans were urged not to share spoilers online, many were still quick to heap praise on the episodes.“Half time at charity screening of PeterKaysCarShare - the unscripted episode is pure class, with some classic background humour & brilliant chat,” wrote one fan.
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Chevrolet is teaming up with Shell to launch a new feature that allows drivers to pay for gas from their vehicle’s infotainment screen.Owners of select Chevy models will soon be able to drive up to any Shell station, select the fuel payment icon on their dash screens, and then begin fueling.There’s no need to touch either your wallet or your phone, the automaker says.Actually, it’s a little more complicated than that, as shown by Chevy’s senior manager of online commerce Rick Ruskin in this video.As Ruskin demonstrates, Chevy owners need to type in the number of the pump they are parked at, and then select their method of payment.(Marketplace allows users to input several different credit cards.)
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Russia blocking access to Telegram after the messaging app refused to give it access to encrypted messages has picked up an unintended casualty: we’re now up to over 15 million IP addresses from Amazon and Google getting shut down by the regulators in the process, taking various other (non-Telegram) services down with it.A recent precedent involving a much smaller communications app sheds some light on how all of this works.You might remember the name Zello from its bump of attention when a wave of people hit by Hurricane Harvey in Texas used it to communicate with each other when voice services went down or became too clumsy to use, but mobile internet connections stayed up.“It can be with one person or large groups and build relationships and to solve problems.”The startup itself is based out of Austin, Texas and has around 120 million registered users, with around four million monthly active users.Moore — who had in the past also founded and run another Texas startup, TuneIn — said in an interview this week that Zello’s run-in with Russia started about a year ago, when the regulator started to block the application in Spring 2017, after Zello refused to cooperate with the hosting requirement, both on grounds of cost and principle.
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While chatbots might sound like an interesting experiment for restaurants and other small businesses, they probably can’t devote much time or money to building them.So a startup called GuestFriend is planning to make the process as fast and easy as possible.The company has raised $5 million in seed funding from Primary Venture Partners, Techstars Ventures and betaworks.It’s led by Bo Peabody, a venture partner and entrepreneur in residence at Greycroft who also co-owns the Mezze Restaurant Group.“That moment is coming for chatbots,” he predicted.But rather than asking a restaurant owner or employee to go online and design the conversational flow of a chatbot themselves, GuestFriend can automatically create a chatbot based on information that’s already online — hours, menu, support for dietary restrictions and so on.
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It’s a system somewhere between blockchain and land art that gives the ocean a chance to produce Bitcoin to finance its own preservation.The Tara Expéditions Foundation travels the world’s seas with scientists proactively studying and understanding the ocean to better preserve it from climate change.Its mission is essential, but is often confronted with the difficulty of engaging the general public, politicians or the investors necessary to finance marine research.Since environmental concerns represent less than 3% of donations to charities, the Tara Foundation team has developed, in partnership with FF Los Angeles, a system called 'Ocean Miner.'The new hydraulic turbine system is installed in the Gulf of Morbihan, in Brittany, France, where marine streams and tides are at their strongest.How it works is that the turbine, naturally driven by stream action, converts the energy from the ocean into electrical energy.
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In an interview on Tuesday’s ‘Lorriane’, Dawn said she was still getting over her death and paid tribute to her former co-star.She said: “This has been a very shocking and sad loss.Far too young and I think we’re all still reeling a little bit from it.“My memories of working with Emma are some of my most favourite memories of my whole career.She’s a massively diligent person, much unlike [her Dibley character] Alice.Very funny, very knowing and yet she was able to play someone who was in a different world.
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Donald Trump appears on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' at the NBC Studios on April 7, 2004 in Burbank, California."I suspect his apparent inability to [laugh] so is rooted in deep insecurity, his inability to be vulnerable or to risk himself by appreciating the humor of others," Comey wrote.James Comey has called Donald Trump "unethical" and "morally unfit to be president."But the former FBI director also has a stranger criticism of the US president: He never seems to laugh.In his upcoming memoir "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership," Comey details his interactions with Trump before he was fired.Not during small talk before meetings.
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Generally speaking, those devices are rugged and cheap tablets.However, there comes a time when that just won’t cut it for school work and even play.Your kid will need a real laptop with a keyboard and large screen that’s also robust enough to bang out book reports and research homework with ease.We may not have tested or reviewed every product recommended below, but we’re experts when it comes to good laptops, and notebooks for kids are no exception.The best introductory laptop for kidsCPU: Intel Celeron N3060 | Graphics: Integrated (320MHz) | RAM: 2GB – 4GB | Screen: 11.6-inch HDF (1,366 x 768) non-touch – HD (1,280 x 720) touch | Storage: 16GB – 32GB eMMC
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Apple börjar från och med fredagen varna för icke-optimerade appar så fort vi öppnar ett program som inte uppdaterats till 64 bit-stöd.En dialogruta, som bara ska dyka upp en gång, förtäljer att appen ifråga inte är ”optimerad för din Mac" och att appen behöver uppdateras av utvecklaren.Appen kommer trots varningen fortsätta fungera som vanligt ett tag till.Har vi några favoritappar som fortfarande inte uppdaterats till 64-bit rekommenderar Apple att höra av sig till utvecklaren för att se om det uppdaterade stödet är på väg.Ett annat alternativ kan naturligtvis vara att inte uppdatera Mac OS förrän vi vet att alla våra program fungerar, eller tills vi har hittat andra alternativ till programmen.Apple har alldeles nyligen lagt upp ett nytt supportdokument på sin hemsida för den som vill veta mer.
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A few weeks ago, I added some chai tea to my cart on Amazon, clicked the buy button, and didn’t think anything more of it.I opened the box, initially not knowing what it was because I don’t usually shop at Walmart.It didn’t take much detective work to figure out what had happened: I’d ordered the tea from Amazon’s marketplace, where third-parties can sell anything from TVs to detergent.The seller that I’d bought from, named CasGlobal Commerce, accepted my order, then ordered the exact same thing from Walmart for a cheaper price, had it shipped directly to me, and pocketed the money.I looked on Walmart’s website and found that what I’d ordered was a whopping $19 cheaper from the retail giant than what I paid on Amazon (I’d ordered the tea in bulk).Since Walmart offers two-day free shipping on orders over $35, the seller pocketed almost $20 on a single transaction, making both me and Amazon look a bit foolish in the process.
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Facebook CEO Mark ZuckerbergJustin Sullivan/Getty ImagesAfter two days of grueling testimony to Congress by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg one thing is clear: there's a dark cloud hanging over Facebook right now.The company is still hiring like mad and a Facebook recruiting exec says applying for jobs now during this 'challenging time' will impress recruiters.Facebook is still a top-rated employer with thousands of open jobs.While Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was getting publicly grilled by Congress this week, Business Insider was on the phone with Liz Wamai, Facebook's Recruiting Director of Global Operations.1 on Glassdoor's 2018 list, thanks to high pay, benefits, over-the-top perks, interesting work and growth potential.
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Democrats in the Senate introduced legislation ahead of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony on Capitol Hill Tuesday.and Richard Blumenthal of Conn. introduced a "privacy bill of rights" Tuesday that they claim will protect personal information of American consumers.The so-called CONSENT(Customer Online Notification for Stopping Edge-provider Network Transgressions) Act would require the Federal Trade Commission to establish privacy protections for people who use online platforms, like Facebook and Google.Cambridge Analytica is a political consultancy with ties to the Trump presidential campaign, which harvested data on up to 87 million Facebook users with their permission.Sen. Markey said that the time for regulations has come so that consumers can be assured that companies like Facebook are protecting their data.Specifically, the law would require that companies like Facebook and Google obtain opt-in consent from users to use, share, or sell users' personal information.
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Google has announced availability of the Google Home and Home Mini in India today.The smart speakers are exclusive to Flipkart for now, with the regular Google Home priced at 9,999 and the Mini selling for 4,999.The Mini is available in black or white; the Home only comes in white.Buying either gets you six free months of Google Play Music.Although the Google Assistant can already be used in Hindi on phones, Android Central reports that Hindi support will only roll out to the Google Home speakers “later this year.” The official India launch does, however, mean Google now natively supports Indian music services like Saavn and Gaana for music.Amazon recently launched the Echo and Echo Dot speakers in India at similar prices, but there's no word on Alexa support for Hindi or any other Indian languages.
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PayPal is expanding into traditional banking through partnership with smaller banks to offer consumers debit cards connected to their PayPal accounts, along with direct deposit for paychecks and other services, according to news the company shared with The Wall St. Journal.The company says its new products are targeted specifically at the unbanked, and will launch in the first half of 2018, following consumer testing.For example, a Delaware bank issues the debit cards and a Georgia bank helps with photo deposits of checks.There are some small fees involved with using PayPal’s banking services, including ATM fees for withdrawals from those not in PayPal’s MoneyPass network, and 1 percent of any check deposited via a photo from a smartphone.Traditional banking customers may not want to pay for things like check deposits, but the lower fees will appeal to those who usually go to payday lenders, and don’t have regular bank accounts, the company tells us.“We’re trying to bring more of those people into the digital economy,” Bill Ready, EVP and Chief Operating Officer at PayPal, tells TechCrunch.
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Data-driven marketing has exploded over the past few years.In a recent article, The Economist proclaimed personal data as “the world’s most valuable resource.” Social platforms such as Facebook have been at the epicenter of the resulting gold rush, providing advertisers with an unending supply of increasingly granular user data.It’s clear that data-driven marketing can be so effective that some platforms and marketers end up bending, breaking or completely ignoring the rules.So, is this actually a tipping point for user privacy or just another example that will soon be forgotten?Furthermore, Facebook seems to be implying that their own users have been either unaware of existing privacy options (that corporate seems to think are transparent, understandable and accessible) or that they are too lazy to take the steps needed to protect their own data.Facebook recently disclosed that it’s working on a new Custom Audience certification tool that would require advertisers to represent and assure that the email addresses used to target ads were obtained “properly.” The ability to create and use Custom Audiences was one of several game-changers for marketers—and for Facebook’s ability to make more money from the ad inventory it sells.
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For those who hate eating their vegetables, it’s easy to imagine that they’re actually toxic plants masquerading as food.This includes veggies in the Cucurbitaceae family also called cucurbits or gourds (see gallery of family members below), which contain a class of poisons called cucurbitacins.The toxic steroids are among the most bitter-tasting compounds biochemists have ever come across and, in the plants, they function as a defense against herbivores.As such, consumers can occasionally come across super bitter gourds—and suffer what some researchers call toxic squash syndrome if they eat them.Of those, more than 50 percent were due to squash consumed from a grocery store.When it does happen, toxic squash syndrome is usually marked by diarrhea (sometimes bloody), vomiting, and abdominal pain, which can sometimes lead to dehydration, low blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, headaches, and vertigo.
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Ford has launched its latest push in collaboration with mental health campaign Time To Change in a bid to encourage more people to speak openly about their wellbeing.Created by Ogilvy, the drive hopes to reduce the stigma of conversation around the topic after a study showed that one in four people experience mental health problems each year, and half of those say the isolation is worse than the condition.Andy Barratt, Ford of Britain chairman and managing director, said: "As the market-leading car and van brand in the UK, Ford is an important part of society and we want to use that relationship to reach as many people as possible and encourage them to ask one simple question – ‘is everything OK?"The creative spot sees two men sitting in a Ford van together having a trivial conversation about evening plans and dinner, when one realises the other is more withdrawn.During the conversation, there is an elephant sat between the pair, a metaphor for the awareness of something not being right with one of the parties in the conversation.At this point, rather than ignoring it, the driver pulls over and asks his companion what's wrong leading to a conversation that could potentially save the others life.
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Microsoft will soon be fixing one of the biggest complaints about its Windows 10 on ARM devices, with the news that the Snapdragon-driven machines will be able to run 64-bit apps in the near future.As we’ve said before, there are notable issues with the new wave of so-called ‘always connected’ PCs – some of which are more obvious than others – and one of the main ones was the fact that these devices can only run 32-bit software, thus limiting the selection of applications available.Microsoft had already said that this picture would change at some point in the future, and according to an Engadget report, Erin Chappie, general manager for Windows, confirmed that an ARM64 SDK will be officially announced at the upcoming Build conference which kicks off on May 7.This SDK will be available for both UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps as well as traditional desktop apps.However, pushing the kit out is just the first step in the process.Developers themselves will have to recompile their own applications for ARM64 compatibility, of course, and there’s not much Microsoft can do if devs decide it’s not worth the trouble.
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It wasn’t that long ago that a projector that offered 4K resolution, let alone high dynamic range (HDR), would be prohibitively expensive for most buyers.With solid lower-priced offerings like the BenQ CineHome HT2550 and Optoma’s UHD60, that is a thing of the past.JVC, known for its premium offerings, is the latest to announce a lower-priced projector that features 4K and HDR with its new LX-UH1, but will it offer enough in the way of features and picture quality to justify paying more?The LX-UH1 uses a 0.47-inch TRP digital micromirror device paired and pumps out 2,000 lumens of brightness and a contrast ratio of 100,000:1.Combined with an RGBRGB color wheel and the high-quality optics JVC has been known for in the past, the projector delivers full 3840×2160 4K video.HDR is included as well, with support for both HDR10 and Hybrid Log Gamma, an up-and-coming format that is beginning to see more mainstream adoption among hardware manufacturers.
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