Uber has agreed to pay $20 million over claims made by the Federal Trade Commission FTC that it recruited drivers with false information about how much they could earn in the job.In another city, this time San Francisco, Uber put earnings at more than $74,000, while the FTC claimed a more accurate figure was $53,000.In reality, less than 10 percent of drivers in the two cities earned the kind of money that Uber claimed, the FTC said.The agency also alleged that the ride-hailing giant exaggerated the potential hourly rate in job listings in a bid to lure new drivers.But that wasn t all that the FTC had to say about Uber s business practices, claiming it also gave erroneous information to drivers regarding the financing or leasing of cars.For example, Uber told drivers they could own a car for as little as $20/day $140/week or lease a car with payments as low as $17 per day $119/week , and starting at $119/week.
I was laid off from my HR position back in November and I thought that this would be a good chance for me to get my foot in the door for a marketing role as I've always had interest in the field.I've been looking for entry level roles for the last 2 months but haven't had much success.Through my HR career, I've had some experience with marketing such as communications and branding.I also have my own photography website/social media sites that I've been keeping updated.I've altered my resume to include as much relevant marketing experience as I could, but I was wondering if there were any tips that r/marketing could provide for me as well.Any help would be much appreciated!
Science fiction inches closer to reality as researchers work to alter Earth's atmosphere to bring us ultra long-range telescopes and energy-scattering deflector shields.Some cutting-edge technologies are so futuristic sounding you could be forgiven for thinking they are right out of a sci-fi summer blockbuster.That seems to be the case with much of the work carried out by BAE Systems, a company which has previously brought us such far-out concepts as UAVs that can be grown using chemistry in large-scale labs.Something called a Laser Developed Atmospheric Lens LDAL , which works by temporarily and reversibly altering the Earth s atmosphere into lens-like structures with the ability to magnify or change the path of electromagnetic waves, including light and radio signals.In short, they are using lasers to try and turn our atmosphere into a range of different optic tools.The LDAL project may sound the stuff of Michael Crichton thrillers, but it s eminently practical — if it can be made to work.
The Elephone C1 Max is the first Elephone s phone with a large 6-6-inch display and, as such, we might even call it a phablet.The Chinese company shares with us what according to them are the real advantages of having this big of a screen.Let s find out!First of all, let s start with the obvious, the bigger screen allows people to enjoy their videos or movies even more.If you don t own a TV or you just want to watch something by yourself, get a pair of headphones.load the video on the phone and enjoy it; it doesn t get any easier than that.Same goes with games, the more screen real estate you have the more you are going to have fun with it as it ll get somewhat more immersive, no doubt about that.A larger screen also lets you share what you re watching with the people around you by holding it further away and thus increase the number of viewers.Another good scenario is using the bigger screen on the Elephone C1 Max to read e-books, ordinary e-book readers are about 7 inches so that s not a huge gap, doing so you also save money since you need one device less.Last but least, when you use a 6-inch phablet in map navigation mode it just gets much better.
You don t need $160 AirPods to cut the cord; you just need one of these inexpensive Bluetooth headphones, on sale for $21 or less.
Unohda ajatus hyvän miehen palveluksista .Tarjoa vietnamilaisille töitä teettämällä esimerkiksi osa tuotannosta alihankintana paikan päällä.Yhdellä messukäynnillä et löydä hyvää kumppania.Suomalaisyrityksillä olisi täällä paljon menestymismahdollisuuksia.Teemme Vietnamissa vähemmän liiketoimintaa kuin mitä voisimme hyvään maineeseemme nähden , ravistelee Ho Chi Minhin kaupungissa, entisessä Saigonissa, asuva Pietro Karjalainen.Kansainvälistymispalveluita tarjoavan konsultointiyhtiö FinnSEAn perustanut Karjalainen jatkaa Vietnamissa siitä, mihin hän jäi Finpron palveluksessa.
Did you know 4 out of 5 people won't read that carefully crafted email you just wrote?It doesn't matter if the email literally said "Hey, just click this link and I'll give you $5,000."If you subject line isn't enticing, your email will go unread.No one wants to write a crappy headline.So here's 13 insanely clickable subject line examples and the psychology that backs them up .BONUS: Some cool free swag we're giving away.
Urbanears Plattan headphones have been around a long time, so it s no surprise that over the years they ve gone through a number of iterations, but the Plattan 2 are more than the same old headphones with a new name.While visually similar to their older sibling — with their minimalist, single-tone style — the underside of the Plattan 2 s fabric headband has been replaced with a leather-clad foam cushion, and the earcups now hang on new 3D hinges.In our tests we were able to twist, flex, and rotate the cups with ease to find a comfortable fit.The earcups now use a softer foam on the pads for a cushier seal over your ear, which will be a welcome improvement for those who wear glasses.They also provide better sound isolation than the previous model for a better overall listening experience.The headphones use a fabric-wrapped cord with in-line remote and mic for playback, track navigation, and hands-free calling, but there s still no shirt clip included to stabilize and help cut down on the cord noise when you touch or brush up against it.
Digital books vat reduction could raise a clear e-book sales.the Finnish publishers ' association director Sakari Laiho believes that in the near future e-books share could rise to about 20 percent of sales.currently, the e-book market share is under two percent.told reporters last week presented its digital magazines and books value added tax reduction in Finland, 24 percent to ten percent.
There's already a battle raging between the big virtual assistants: Siri, Google Now, Cortana and Alexa have been locked in a database arms race to become the one virtual butler we all want to talk to.But as with many tech trends, no company wants to be left behind, and so we hear the newly rebooted Nokia is working on its own version, called Viki.T3 reports that HMD Global, the company who recently licensed the Nokia name, has filed a patent for a software application that brings disparate sources of data together "into a single chat and voice based interface."Of course, that could be something like a Messenger chatbot or even a racist Twitter AI account, but the name Viki has 'digital assistant' written all over it.They tend to be given female-sounding multi-syllable names, which combine with a greeting to make a distinctive sound that shouldn't come up much in normal conversation.Hence "hey Siri," "hey Cortana" and so on.
Getting VR headsets into the casual user s hands and households is one of the ongoing struggles of the industry.Other than the mobile solutions, additional peripherals are not at consumer friendly price points yet and likely won t be for a while, but there are events being held around the world and even some advertising and marketing opportunities that give people the chance to check things out.Despite that reality, there s one industry that has dabbled in VR for a long time and remains unafraid to invest in the technology as it evolves: theme parks.We previously reported on a growing VR theme park initiative when Spaces Inc partnered with Songcheng Performance Development for a $30 million venture, and that mission is being furthered in a big way with additional funding.Announced via press release, Spaces Inc has acquired a significant sum in additional funding led by Songcheng with help from Comcast Ventures.The $6.5 million also includes contributions from companies like Boost VC, The Venture Reality Fund, and others that were part of the previous funding for Spaces so it s clear that they continue to believe that a SPACES Inc-powered VR theme park will be a profitable idea.Through our Spaces Parks & Attractions division, we re fundamentally re-imagining the theme park experience with stunning advances in VR technology, says SPACES cofounder and CEO Shiraz Akmal in the prepared statement.Together with our Songcheng joint venture, this new capital expands our efforts to create entirely new kinds of VR-enabled destinations.
That s why tech companies want to upgrade to 5G wireless, which is a fifth-generation mobile network that can transmit data at gigabits per second, compared to the single-digit megabits per second that we get today on our smartphones.And Intel wants to be a big player in this 5G business.Rob Topol is general manager of Intel s 5G business and technology.This kind of chip will enable tons of connected devices — connected cars, drones, robots, collaborative augmented reality glasses — to transfer data at fast speeds in the future.Topol and I talked about whether 5G is really going to speed things up, or if the added traffic will just bog our networks down.As we ve started to form our 5G business activities — this is a fairly new position, managing 5G business and technology.In fact, we frequently say that 5G is the post-smartphone era.You can start to utilize three, four, five gigabits per second in data rate and test different use cases with that.What we announced here at CES, one thing is the Intel Go platform, an end-to-end solution for working with automotive OEMs on autonomous driving.
När jag var liten och gick på högstadiet i Oxie utanför Malmö var frågan: är du hårdrockare eller syntare?Svaret berättade vad du lyssnade på för sorts musik, men avslöjade även vilken samhällsklass du var född i och vad du röstade på.Hårdrockare var arbetarklass och sossar.Läs gärna mer i närmaste krönika av DN-skribenten Fredrik Strage.I startup-världen är samma definierade fråga: Steve Jobs eller Bill Gates?Din dator säger otroligt mycket om vem du är och vill vara.
Things have been quiet in the world of smartwatches of late, but LG might be coming back to stir things up with a new wearable.The company behind the LG Watch Urbane has completed FCC certification for what appears to be four new models of smartwatch - if not at least four editions of a new device.The certification documents don't give too much away, but can gleam a few key details:The circular shape of the demonstration images make us confident that LG will revive the classic round watch face of its previous wearables, rather than the more squared display of competitors like the Apple Watch.The familiar text and color scheme of the menu also makes us thing LG will revive Android Wear to power the guts of its new smartwatch.While that's totally us guessing, it wouldn't be a far cry given the LG Watch Urbane and LG Watch Urbane LTE both use Android Wear - the latter switching back to the Android platform after trying out its own take on an OS.
Stop your messin' around, better think of your future The transition team for US president-elect Donald Trump has announced that former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani will advise the incoming administration on how to secure America's digital infrastructure.We're told that the Donald may hold meetings with senior private industry executives with experience in online security.Giuliani will be in charge of organizing those confabs, based on his extensive experience in the infosec industry."As the use of modern communications and technology has moved forward at unparalleled speed, the necessary defenses have lagged behind," the statement reads."The president-elect recognizes that this needs immediate attention and input from private sector leaders to help the government plan to make us more secure.
Here, along with Martin Månsson, senior lecturer at the royal institute of technology.in the Year 2023, Sweden and Lund to host the internationally pre-eminent research facility European Spallation Source ESS .to take advantage of the event, spent it, therefore, now to find the skills which in the future can use the new research facility in the best possible way.The first ten doktorandtjänsterna is already being advertised.Along with five other universities, Uppsala university started the initiative, which is focused on the experimental technology neutronspridning.– Neutronspridning as research methods is important for research areas as well as the industries we have in Sweden, in the steel, pharmaceuticals, information technology, energy, and forest, etc
One of the key designers behind some of Apple's most daring Mac products in the past few years has moved to Tesla to work on electric cars.Matt Casebolt, who had worked on the Mac Pro and the new MacBook as a director of product design at Apple, said on his LinkedIn profile that he started as a director of engineering for closures and mechanisms at Tesla in December.9to5Mac first reported the news, saying he had actually led the team working on the Mac Pro.Casebolt, judging by his patents, was a member of Apple's elite design team, which historically has very low turnover.The small group used to be headed by Apple's chief design officer, Jony Ive, but it has apparently been going through leadership changes recently.Tesla CEO Elon Musk has previously called Apple "the Tesla graveyard" based on its supposed proclivity to hire Tesla employees who didn't work out.But the talent movement goes both ways, especially after Apple reportedly retrenched and downscaled its electric-car project.One of the key goals of Apple's electric-car project was reportedly to retain top talent.Casebolt's job change comes a day after Chris Lattner, one of Apple's most visible directors as its head of developer tools and creator of its programming language, Swift, announced that he was headed to Tesla to head software for self-driving cars.Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's premier startup incubator, also announced on Monday that Daniel Gross, who had worked on machine learning at Apple after it bought his startup, would be joining Y Combinator as a partner.A big companyAfter Lattner's announcement on Monday, Apple observers predictably started to speculate about what it meant for the company and whether Apple may have a problem retaining talent.Casebolt's newly publicized move will only add fuel to the fire.While highly paid directors and managers leaving a company is never a good sign, it's important to understand that Apple is a huge company.Out of 116,000 employees, some are bound to leave from time to time.But there are signs that Apple's approach to talent may be hitting a strained point.Apple announced through a Securities and Exchange Commission document last Friday that it had missed internal, still-secret targets for 2016.Apple executives lost compensation because of the missed targets.Apple, which has grown prodigiously over the past five years, may be slowing its growth on the rank-and-file and preventing managers from building teams as large as they were even a few years ago.Apple added 6,000 full-time employees in 2016, according to SEC documents.
Redmond looks to give Windows 10 users more control over the diagnostic data it collectsWindows 10 is set to receive a raft of privacy tweaks through the addition of a web-based dashboard that gives users more control over the data shared with Microsoft.Featuring in the Windows 10 Creators Update, the privacy dashboard will cover all of a users activity across their Microsoft products and services, including location, search and browsing data as well as information in the Cortana notebook.Microsoft regularly collects data from Windows 10 users as a means of improving the way the operating system performs, is kept secure and to assess the feature the company thinks its users could benefit from.Microsoft collects data to help you do more.To do this, we use the data we collect to operate and improve our software, services and devices, provide you with personalised experiences, and help keep you safe, said Microsoft s CEO Satya Nadella.
They are spending 80% of their time on messaging platforms.Chatbots are like apps but they are in a conversational format the are within the messaging platforms that we already use and they are on a tipping point and will soon be ubiquitous.Recently, I attended the Chatbot Summit in Tel Aviv.We are at the threshold of a revolution that would affect the daily lives of billions of people during the next decade...Chatbots are essentially a new user interface which provides consumers the ability to communicate with brands the same way they communicate with friends and family - via a natural conversation.In the not so distant future, we will be able to communicate with our bank, get recommendations on movies and order a cup of coffee from a friendly Chatbot.claimed Yoav Barel, who founded the conference, in his opening speech.
2016 may have been the best year yet for drone sales — but the 2.5 million drones sold last year wasn t enough to keep Parrot from announcing a cut of a third of the company s drone division labor force.The French company announced yesterday that it would be laying off about 190 employees in the drone division after holiday sales missed their mark by about 15 percent.The Washington Post says 2016 was a record year for drone sales, with about half, or nearly 1.2 million, of those sales coming during the holidays.But the growing market has been accompanied by falling prices and increased competition, and Parrot fell short of its goals to the tune of over $15 million in the fourth quarter.The company s drone division accounted for about 63 million dollars, with 11.6 million attributable to commercial drones and the remainder to consumer models.While those numbers are only for the last quarter of the year, the company says the pattern shows that current market performance would be insufficient to deliver profitable growth for this business over the medium and long term.