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With everything that’s happening here on Earth, many people are looking upward for hope, and not just in the metaphorical sense. Space has always sparked the imagination as humanity’s next frontier and perhaps final hope and history will mark this day as another milestone in that ongoing journey. After successfully carrying two astronauts to the International Space Station, the collaboration … Continue reading
The impending release of the Xbox Series X has largely overshadowed another upcoming Microsoft release: Microsoft Flight Simulator. The much-loved series is finally making a comeback this year, nearly 15 years after the last major entry in the series, Microsoft Flight Simulator X, which launched way back in 2006. Microsoft Flight Simulator X also came to Steam in 2014, but … Continue reading
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Psilocybin, the best-known psychoactive compound found in psychedelic mushrooms, has been implicated as a potential way to treat depression, anxiety, end-of-life fears, and possibly PTSD. A new study has found evidence that this compound may also be an effective way to treat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), assuming it is paired with other known strategies like psychotherapy. The scientific community is experiencing … Continue reading
Mark Zuckerberg told Facebook employees the company might not be able to introduce a donation-matching program because of the "global recession," BuzzFeed News reported Thursday.
In reply to a request from employees during an all-hands meeting in June amid ongoing racial-justice protests, Zuckerberg said Facebook's revenue was "less than we expected it to be," according to BuzzFeed.
Other major tech companies, such as Apple, have pledged to match employee donations to racial-justice causes in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, and Facebook eventually announced it would invest $100 million in Black-owned businesses.
Facebook has faced widespread criticism from employees, civil-rights groups, and advertisers who say the company has not done enough to address systemic racism on its platform or within its company.
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When Facebook employees asked CEO Mark Zuckerberg in June whether the company would introduce a donation-matching program, he told them to temper their expectations because the company was in "the middle of a global recession," BuzzFeed News reported Thursday.
As protests against systemic racism swept the nation following the killing of George Floyd, many tech companies announced support for the Black Lives Matter movement and — often after pressure from their employees — eventually took concrete steps to put money toward racial-justice causes.
But as many of its peers pledged to match employees' donations, Facebook, which at first had committed $10 million from its corporate coffers, was initially reluctant to do the same, according to BuzzFeed News.
"Our revenue is significantly less than we expected it to be," Zuckerberg told employees at the all-hands meeting, according to BuzzFeed News.
While Facebook's business dipped at the beginning of the pandemic, it still managed to beat Wall Street's revenue expectations last quarter. The company's stock has already returned to pre-pandemic levels, despite seeing $60 billion in market value erased last month when major advertisers boycotted the platform over its hate-speech policies.
Facebook eventually announced it would invest $100 billion in Black-owned businesses and spend at least $100 million with Black-owned suppliers annually starting next year.
The company has faced increasing pushback internally and externally in recent months from critics who say it's not doing enough to address racial bias in its products, on its platforms, and within its walls.
Employees spoke out last month after Zuckerberg's decision not to remove controversial posts by President Donald Trump about protests against police brutality and racial injustice, while civil-rights groups have continued to pressure advertisers to keep up their boycott after Facebook executives including Zuckerberg failed to address their concerns in private meetings.
Earlier this month, Facebook also released its first civil-rights audit, which criticized the company's refusal to fact-check or moderate politicians and called on it to hire more civil-rights experts beyond the one new position it said it would fill. Despite Facebook's pledges over the years to increase diversity within its ranks, its latest annual report showed little progress.
Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment on this story, and it was not clear from BuzzFeed News' reporting whether the company eventually agreed to match employee donations to racial-justice causes.
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The Andrew Neil Show has been axed, the BBC announced on Wednesday, as it revealed a further 70 jobs are to be cut on top of 450 announced earlier this year.The additional posts to be lost are all from BBC News and are due to increased financial pressure because of the coronavirus pandemic, the broadcaster said.The political programme, which has been off air during the crisis, will not return to screens.A BBC spokesperson said: “We remain committed to Andrew Neil’s in-depth interviews, as well as the Budget, US election and other specials. The Andrew Neil Show will not be returning but we’re in discussions about a new interview series on BBC One.”Despite only hitting TV screens in September last year, it played an outsized part in the General Election when Boris Johnson refused to appear after Jeremy Corbyn was mauled on the show.Neil even went so far as to issue a challenge to the PM to commit to an interview with him in a powerful straight-to-camera monologue.In the key section of his message, the BBC presenter said the theme running through the questions he would ask is “trust”, and why “in so many times in his career, critics and sometimes even those close to him, have deemed him to be untrustworthy”.“It is not too late. We have an interview prepared. Oven-ready, as Mr Johnson likes to say”Andrew Neil issues a challenge for Boris Johnson to commit to an interview with him, to face questions on why people have “deemed him to be untrustworthy”https://t.co/daHLxEYn4rpic.twitter.com/oQ21uDdtJe— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) December 5, 2019Johnson never accepted the chance to be scrutinised and even hid in a fridge to avoid being questioned by a Good Morning Britain reporter.Speaking of the wider cuts to BBC News, director of BBC News and Current Affairs Fran Unsworth, said that “Covid-19 has changed all of our lives” and “we are still covering the most challenging story of our lifetimes”.She added: “But if we don’t make changes, we won’t be sustainable. This crisis has led us to re-evaluate exactly how we operate as an organisation. And our operation has been underpinned by the principles we set out earlier this year – fewer stories, more targeted and with more impact.“We’re aiming to reach everyone, every day. For BBC News to thrive, and for us to continue to serve all our audiences, we have to change.”
The NEOWISE comet has been delighting skygazers around the world this month – with photographers turning their lenses upward and capturing it above landmarks across the Northern Hemisphere.
Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Kant used to say: Do what you love and you’ll never work another day! Bitcoin price We closed the day, July 13 2020, at a price of $9,243. That’s a minor 0.36 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$33.59. It was the lowest closing price in one day. We’re still 53 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
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Här möts beslutsfattare, forskare och företag för att diskutera frågan som är hetare än någonsin.Vera Roadshow, döpt efter Sveriges första kvinnliga ingenjör Vera Sandberg, initieras av Sveriges Ingenjörer, Teknikföretagen och Ingenjörsakademin, IVA.Att kvinnors teknikintresse har betydelse för hela branschen.Bilden av vad en ingenjör faktiskt gör som yrkesverksam är inte tydlig för alla, samtidigt som många barn inte känner någon som naturligt kan inspirera till yrket.Därför börjar evenemanget på Mälardalens högskola den 20 november med en workshop.Vi vill visa att tekniska yrken och problemlösning är spännande, säger Anna Bird, verksamhetsledare Mälardalen Industrial Technology Center, MITC vid Mälardalens högskola, MDH.
Dell has unveiled its new consumption-based and as-a-service offering called Dell Technologies on Demand to provide its customers with more choice, flexibility and consistency in the consumption and delivery of modern IT infrastructure.The new offering delivers IT with the agility of the cloud while also providing customers with the control, performance and predictability of on-premises infrastructure.Dell has also expanded its extensive flexible consumption portfolio to support Dell EMC PowerEdge servers as well as the all new Dell EMC PowerOne autonomous infrastructure system.Vice chairman at Dell Technologies, Jeff Clarke explained how Dell Technologies on Demand gives customers more choice over how they consume and pay for IT solutions, saying:“The multi-cloud world is here and will only grow, which means customers need on-demand and consistent infrastructure that yield predictable outcomes across all of their clouds, data centers and edge locations.Dell Technologies On Demand makes it possible for organizations to plan, deploy and manage their entire IT footprint.
Facebook Pay is a new payment service that will let users send and receive money across the Facebook family of apps— Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp.Facebook Pay must be setup for each app individually, so signing up for Facebook Pay on Instagram wont automatically setup Facebook pay for WhatsApp too.Facebook Pay arrives as Facebook works to approve a new digital cryptocurrency called Libra, but the company says Facebook Pay is separate project.Facebook launched a new payment service on Tuesday that will let users of its family of apps — including Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger — send and receive money and make purchases, a move that lets Facebook match popular features offered by competitors while its more ambitious Libra digital payments system is mired in scrutiny.The Facebook Pay service is similar to Venmo, Google Wallet and Apple Pay, allowing users to transfer money directly from their bank account or credit cards.Facebook Messenger already had a service called Payments that let people send money from their bank accounts, but it didn't support major credit cards.
The chinese shoppinghögtiden ”Singles day,” which takes place on the 11th of november, has grown to become the largest e-trading in the world.the phenomenon has begun to make an impression on traders as well.But above all, it is in the country of China on the day noted.this year, The sales of its e-handelsjätte, Alibaba's record, the company announced.During the first nine hours, was sold, namely, the goods of the 23 billion u.s. dollars.in honour of the Day alert now, Greenpeace and a number of non-profit organisations in a report on the skräpnivåerna of the chinese e-commerce, and expressleveranssektorn hold on to it.
Between Bose, Sony and now Apple AirPods Pro, active noise-canceling headphones are all the rage.And now, we're seeing an old favorite from Sennheiser that's currently just $80 at Amazon -- down from $200.We reviewed the nearly identical Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC two years ago, and found it to be a formidable Bose competitor at that $200 price.That model is down to $108 on Amazon, but this model -- the HD 4.50 SE -- has literally the exact same specs, aside from some cosmetic color differences.The wireless headphone supports Bluetooth 4.0 and aptX and features active noise cancellation and a frequency response of 18Hz to 22,000Hz.Sennheiser rates battery life at up to 19 hours with noise cancellation on and up to 25 hours with it off.
We don’t mean to be impolite, but—your personal data is showing.Facebook and Google and Amazon and a million other companies scoop it up and then dish it out, for billions of dollars, to advertisers and analysts and anyone else who wants to buy it.It’s owned by people you’ve never heard of and collected by entities and devices that you did not give your content to.Of course your phone was tracking you.)It’s the spit inside that Ancestry.com kit, the image of you captured by your neighbor’s Ring doorbell.Reckoning with all of this data has become something of an obsession among lawmakers and presidential wannabes, who have their own ideas for how to police it.
Travis Kalanick, the ousted Uber cofounder, opened a San Francisco location for CloudKitchens, a startup that rents commercial space and turns it into shared kitchens for restaurateurs, The Wall Street Journal reported.Kalanick's CloudKitchens concept is right in line with a growing trend in the food-delivery world that has restaurants and chefs turning to rentable kitchen stations in a shared space to prepare food for delivery.Travis Kalanick, the ousted Uber cofounder, has pivoted from the ride-hailing industry to another kind of shareable market: "ghost kitchens."There are many names for these kitchens — commissary, virtual, dark, cloud, or ghost kitchens — but the idea is that restaurateurs can rent out space in them to prepare food that can be delivered through platforms like DoorDash or, yes, UberEats, which was launched during Kalanick's time at the company.They've become a hot trend in the food-delivery arena, allowing existing restaurants to be closer to a market without shelling out the cash needed for a brick-and-mortar location.Kalanick's CloudKitchens is right in line with the growing trend — so much so that Saudi Arabia's sovereign-wealth fund funneled $400 million into the startup in January in what was the first known financial backing by the country since the murder of the American journalist Jamal Khashoggi, The Wall Street Journal reported this week.
The key to success through it all, is aligning with programs and resources that can help your journey stay on track.It typically involves identifying a problem, an opportunity or gap in the marketplace, which leads to a profitable business opportunity.Throughout his journey, he has taken risks and put virtually everything he has financially into ideas he’s passionate about, and as a result, today owns a number of very profitable, very successful businesses.No expensive focus groups and no relying on family and friends who might just tell you what you want to hear.Part of Bill Gates’ success comes from partnering with the right resources (namely, his childhood friend Paul Allen) and having access to technology (in Harvard University’s computer lab) to perfect his skills.After proving successful, they founded Microsoft with a vision to put “a computer on every desktop and in every home.” Today, its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
It’s also offering the best price we’ve seen on the Xbox One X, and it’s including a gift card with the purchase.There are a bunch of other great deals to check out, too.As far as when you’ll be able to get in on these deals, Target will open its doors for its doorbuster sale on Thursday, November 28th, at 5PM local time.Compared to the sixth-generation iPad, this newer model has a larger display (10.2 versus 9.7 inches) and a Smart Connector to connect with Apple’s Smart Keyboard.Another noteworthy Apple deal at Target will be on the Apple Watch Series 3 smartwatch.This is the lowest price that we’ve seen on a new Apple Watch, and even though it’s a couple generations old at this point, it should suit you well if you just want notifications on your wrist and a wrist-based workout buddy.
Chinese fintech giant Ant Financial has introduced an international version of its mobile payment app, Alipay, allowing travelers to link foreign bank cards to the service for use in China.Why it matters: This marks Ant Financial’s latest move to expand Alipay’s footprint and the first time it has provided a payment service targeting overseas users on the mainland.Ant Financial has been eager to expand its user base beyond China’s 800 million-plus internet population.The company has been working with overseas partners to serve Chinese tourists as well as provide localized e-wallet services.Details: The new feature allows international visitors to use Alipay’s services including QR code payment at restaurants and shops, as well as online purchases.To access the international version, users need to download the Alipay app and register with their overseas mobile phone number.