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How the online business model encourages prejudice

October 28, 2018 at 08:00AM A lawsuit brought against Facebook for sexist job advertisements exposes the discriminatory nature of the online marketingIn September, a group of people searching for work in the US filed charges against Facebook and 10 other companies for discriminating against women by targeting certain job advertisements only at men. The employers,… Continue reading How the online business model encourages prejudice

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Alexa for Business opens up to third-party device makers

October 24, 2018 at 09:00PM Last year, Amazon announced a new initiative, Alexa for Business, designed to introduce its voice assistant technology and Echo devices into a corporate setting. Today, it’s giving the platform a big upgrade by opening it up to device makers who are building their own solutions that have Alexa built-in. The… Continue reading Alexa for Business opens up to third-party device makers

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Uber and other rideshare company drivers ripped off, assaulted and racially abused

October 24, 2018 at 02:58AM Transport Workers Union survey finds one in 10 drivers physically assaulted on the job and 6% sexually assaultedDrivers for Uber and other rideshare companies are being ripped off, assaulted, threatened and racially abused, a new survey reveals.The survey of 1,100 drivers released on Wednesday says more than 60% reported earning… Continue reading Uber and other rideshare company drivers ripped off, assaulted and racially abused

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Blockchain isn’t about democracy and decentralisation – it’s about greed | Nouriel Roubini

October 15, 2018 at 11:20AM Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin result in the concentration of wealth, not greater equalityWith the value of bitcoin having fallen by about 70% since its peak late last year, the mother of all bubbles has now gone bust. More generally, cryptocurrencies have entered a not-so-cryptic apocalypse. The value of leading coins… Continue reading Blockchain isn’t about democracy and decentralisation – it’s about greed | Nouriel Roubini

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Elon Musk says ‘Teslaquila’ is ‘coming soon’ as Tesla files trademark

October 12, 2018 at 06:50PM Billionaire tweets ‘visual approximation’ of bottle as company applies to use the name for tequila branded after the electric carsElon Musk is hitting the bottle – well, probably. Tesla has trademarked “Teslaquila” – a tequila branded after his electric car company.The product started as an April Fool’s joke when Musk… Continue reading Elon Musk says ‘Teslaquila’ is ‘coming soon’ as Tesla files trademark

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Zuora partners with Amazon Pay to expand subscription billing options

October 11, 2018 at 02:02PM Zuora, the SaaS company helping organizations manage payments for subscription businesses, announced today that it had been selected as a Premier Partner in the Amazon Pay Global Partner Program.  The “Premier Partner” distinction means businesses using Zuora’s billing platform can now easily integrate Amazon’s digital payment system as an option… Continue reading Zuora partners with Amazon Pay to expand subscription billing options

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Zenefits’ Parker Conrad returns to launch Rippling, combining HR & IT tools

October 10, 2018 at 02:00PM Parker Conrad likes to save time, even though it’s gotten him in trouble. The former CEO of Zenefits was pushed out of the $4.5 billion human resources startup because he built a hack that let him and employees get faster insurance certifications. But 2.5 years later, he’s back to take… Continue reading Zenefits’ Parker Conrad returns to launch Rippling, combining HR & IT tools

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After its acquisition, Magento starts integrating Adobe’s personalization and analytics tools

October 09, 2018 at 11:00AM It’s been less than six months since Adobe acquired commerce platform Magento for $1.68 billion and today, at Magento’s annual conference, the company announced the first set of integrations that bring the analytics and personalization features of Adobe’s Experience Cloud to Magento’s Commerce Cloud. In many ways, the acquisition of… Continue reading After its acquisition, Magento starts integrating Adobe’s personalization and analytics tools