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  • THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE “BARTER SYSTEM” IN CHINA

    THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE “BARTER SYSTEM” IN CHINA

    News by Editorial Team 23 Jan 2018

    A new story popping-up in the Jiangxi province in China is raising the eye-brows for strange reasons. Almost 30 migrant workers who were employed in a factory in Nanchang, whose unpaid-dues had piled up to 80,000 yuan, have been paid back with 290,000 bricks instead of money. Speculation points to the fact that such disputes are commonplace, owing to the Chinese New Year preparations.

     

    read more at BBC
  • WORKOUT IS WHAT WILL STIR YOUR BRAIN INTO ACTIVITY!

    WORKOUT IS WHAT WILL STIR YOUR BRAIN INTO ACTIVITY!

    News by Editorial Team 22 Jan 2018

    The petition that gravitated the sign support of 2600 Googlers beseeches a safer workplace. A slew of complaints by people of color and the transgender demographic have led the company to tighten the nuts and bolts of its code of conduct. Google has pinned high hopes on the amended policies which now cover the content posted on internal forums (perhaps) to avoid another James Damore episode.

     

    read more at Fortune
  • ROBOTS COULD HOLD THE KEY TO DELIVERING REPAIRS AT FUKUSHIMA

    ROBOTS COULD HOLD THE KEY TO DELIVERING REPAIRS AT FUKUSHIMA

    News by Editorial Team 19 Jan 2018

    The disaster which led to the leak of 600-tons of nuclear fuel still has regions with life-threatening levels of nuclear waste. Yet, the Tokyo Electric Power Company is striving to mend the power plant by deploying robots. Much is left to speculation, as parts of the town still receive food supply through drones.    

     

    read more at BBC
  • AMAZON GETS A FLURRY OF PROPOSALS TO SET UP ITS SECOND BASE

    AMAZON GETS A FLURRY OF PROPOSALS TO SET UP ITS SECOND BASE

    News by Editorial Team 19 Jan 2018

    In a war to generate 50,000 skilled jobs at AMZN's state of the art facility, 238 cities from 54 states of America had submitted their proposals to the E-commerce giant. The company has narrowed its options down to just 20, to set up a second headquarters, that’ll be called HQ2. Some of the shortlisted locations include those in Los Angeles, Miami, Toronto, Washington & New York.

     

    read more at CNN
  • CARILLION ENTERS LIQUIDATION, LEAVING EMPLOYEES TO BE UNCERTAIN OF FUTURE

    CARILLION ENTERS LIQUIDATION, LEAVING EMPLOYEES TO BE UNCERTAIN OF FUTURE

    News by Editorial Team 17 Jan 2018

    United Kingdom’s second-largest construction company has raised the alarm-bells for its’ 20,000 strong workforces, by deciding to liquidate. Company sources continue to blame the £900 million debt as the Government refuses to bail it out. An already catastrophic state could become apocalyptic, adversely affecting 43,000 jobs worldwide.

     

    read more at The Sun
  • DRIVER SCHEDULED TO DELIVER AMAZON PACKAGES, SACKED FOR BEING ROBBED!

    DRIVER SCHEDULED TO DELIVER AMAZON PACKAGES, SACKED FOR BEING ROBBED!

    News by Editorial Team 17 Jan 2018

    Martyn Gilham, who used to drive for Midlands agency was informed that he might be liable to pay damages for the robbed articles. The Amazon-associated vendor told Martyn that he could further lose his job upon not complying. The driver in-turn has hit out at Amazon and criticized the working conditions of people alike.  

     

    read more at Daily Mail
  • “REMARKS” NOT DISCRIMINATORY ENOUGH, DECIDES THE JURY IN A CASE

    “REMARKS” NOT DISCRIMINATORY ENOUGH, DECIDES THE JURY IN A CASE

    News by Editorial Team 15 Jan 2018

    SalesForce’ lifeline, its employees, have petitioned a letter asking for a temporary suspension to the US Customs who happens to be a client. The latter’s questionable stance over immigrant deportation has sparked open protests in the major tech-solutions provider to the government. Earlier, Microsoft & Amazon employees made their frustrations known by a similar non-cooperation act.      

    read more at Independent
  • Cloudy Days for Go Pro CEO Nick Woodman

    Cloudy Days for Go Pro CEO Nick Woodman

    News by Editorial Team 12 Jan 2018

    The world’s largest search engine is also one of the largest tech employers, and after facing the massive controversy in 2017 on diversity, or the lack thereof, of engineer James Damore, little seems to have changed. In the recently released workplace diversity report for 2018, 90% of Google’s workforce is either white or Asian, and a meagre 25% of women in the company held leadership positions. The sharpest difference to its claims for being an inclusive company, though, was that only 2% of its leadership staff were black.

     

    read more at Forbes
  • Omron Heralds Real-Time AI at CES

    Omron Heralds Real-Time AI at CES

    News by Editorial Team 12 Jan 2018

    Mergers and acquisitions tend to be the devil’s cauldron in Corporate America. This reality was recently underlined in a leaked ‘insider’ audio of John Mackey, Wholefoods CEO. In the clip, Mackey claims to have vented frustrations at Amazon’s boardroom antics not caring “to get fired”. Such unheard stand-offs could as well be smothering the greater evil of a troubled employee-mindset, which ultimately explodes into traumatic ailments.    

    read more at BBC
  • GOOGLE OUTCAST JAMES DAMORE, FILES SUIT AGAINST HIS EX-EMPLOYERS

    GOOGLE OUTCAST JAMES DAMORE, FILES SUIT AGAINST HIS EX-EMPLOYERS

    News by Editorial Team 09 Jan 2018

    After washing it's hands-off the engineer’s 161-page long memo, Google finds itself in the glitches of a legal battle. The grounds of the lawsuit are based on James’s claim of a highbrow Google-culture which is poised against those with a conservative mindset. It seems, the harder the company tries to distance itself from the issue, the closer it gets. 

     

    read more at Telegraph UK
  • RISING TIDE OF ONLINE DELIVERIES ADDS TO ENVIRONMENT’S POLLUTION WOES

    RISING TIDE OF ONLINE DELIVERIES ADDS TO ENVIRONMENT’S POLLUTION WOES

    News by Editorial Team 08 Jan 2018

    Building on its promise of annual background checks, Uber will now keep a real-time eye on charges being brought on drivers. The blacklisted ones will be abolished from being a member driver for the company. Similarly, if the charges are dropped the drivers will be assimilated back into the Uber network. The last four years have seen 103 drivers from the company accused of punishable offenses, with  

    read more at BBC
  • ICELAND DECREES THE GENDER PAY GAP TO BE ‘ZERO’

    ICELAND DECREES THE GENDER PAY GAP TO BE ‘ZERO’

    News by Editorial Team 08 Jan 2018

    The country has become the first in the world to introduce absolute pay-parity within its borders. Men & women will now earn equally. The decision came from a legislative decision on Women’s Day last year. As per the law, companies with an employee-base of more than 25 are law-bound to declare their pay policies for both sexes. 

     

    read more at Elle UK
  • CHINA EXTENDS ITS VISA POLICY TO LURE TOP-TALENT TO ITS SHORES

    CHINA EXTENDS ITS VISA POLICY TO LURE TOP-TALENT TO ITS SHORES

    News by Editorial Team 05 Jan 2018

    Amends to its current Visa reforms will allow expatriates to stay for up to 10 years in the country. The push comes as growing sectors like science, technology, and entrepreneurship spike the demand for skillful employees. New policies would also come to include Nobel laureates. Analysts are led to believe that the move would directly benefit 50,000 foreigners.

     

    read more at BBC
  • NO MORE ‘DO NOT DISTURB’ SIGNS IN DISNEY HOTELS!

    NO MORE ‘DO NOT DISTURB’ SIGNS IN DISNEY HOTELS!

    News by Editorial Team 04 Jan 2018

    Pilot-tests will affect few Disney hotels located in Orlando, Florida, where the ‘DND’ shall be substituted with ‘Rooms occupied’. The housekeeping shall have the right to enter the room, upon announcing their presence and knocking on the door. Following the turn of events in the Las Vegas shooting, even Hilton has decided to follow Disney’s lead. 

     

    read more at CNN
  • JIA YUETING REFUSES TO RETURN TO CHINA AMIDST INVESTIGATION

    JIA YUETING REFUSES TO RETURN TO CHINA AMIDST INVESTIGATION

    News by Editorial Team 04 Jan 2018

    The Billionaire founder of the Chinese company LeEco, who stepped down as the CEO, was demanded by the regulators to return from the US. Jia, who retained the position as the Chairman, claims his wife and brother have the authority to act on his behalf. Yueting is on a visit to the US running a campaign for fundraising.   

     

    read more at BBC
  • A POTENTIAL APPLE-NETFLIX MARRIAGE COULD ECLIPSE THE DISNEY-FOX MERGER

    A POTENTIAL APPLE-NETFLIX MARRIAGE COULD ECLIPSE THE DISNEY-FOX MERGER

    News by Editorial Team 03 Jan 2018

    The Latter is being talked about as a major acquisition which could require Disney to shell out an estimated $52 Billion. However, that number could be dwarfed if Apple decides to bring Netflix into its basket. A deal, analysts say has a 40% chance of happening. If the rumors turned true, the phone-maker would have to splurge $85-$105 Billion.   

     

    read more at Tech Spot 
  • GOOGLE STIRS CONTROVERSY, BANNING EMPLOYEES FROM POSTING NEGATIVE REVIEWS

    GOOGLE STIRS CONTROVERSY, BANNING EMPLOYEES FROM POSTING NEGATIVE REVIEWS

    News by Editorial Team 02 Jan 2018

    In a new update, the search engine would make amends, baring former employees from posting negative reviews of their employer. This, as it tries to make its Google Map reviews both reliable and honest. The changes would involve major updates for the company’s Google my Business app. 

     

    read more at Independent
  • L’OREAL TO PROMOTE SCIENCE AS A CAREER STREAM TO PRIMARY GIRLS

    L’OREAL TO PROMOTE SCIENCE AS A CAREER STREAM TO PRIMARY GIRLS

    News by Editorial Team 01 Jan 2018

    A study commissioned by the beauty products manufacturer found that by the age of six, girls start to develop an instinctive refrain from subjects like science and mathematics. As a result, the brand has decided to get popular female dignitaries to visit primary schools and educate primary school children to pursue careers in STEM.     

     

    read more at Loreal
  • TIM ADVISED TO FLY ONLY ON PRIVATE JET

    TIM ADVISED TO FLY ONLY ON PRIVATE JET

    News by Editorial Team 29 Dec 2017

    Apple’s renowned CEO incurred costs of up to $93,109 the past year on personal travel expenses. This, compounded by the expenses of his personal security compelled Apple to arrange for a private jet for Tim’s business/personal trips. It seems the worlds’ most valuable publicly traded company would take extraordinary measures to keep its executives happy. 

     

    read more at BBC
  • STAFF SHORTAGE IN THE I.T SECTOR COULD TRIGGER MORE CYBER ATTACKS

    STAFF SHORTAGE IN THE I.T SECTOR COULD TRIGGER MORE CYBER ATTACKS

    News by Editorial Team 28 Dec 2017

    Be it Intel Corp’s Brian Krzanich or Barnes & Noble Inc. CEO Demos Parneros, when it comes to company policies, the boards seem in no mood of handing a gratuitous leeway. Six weeks in to his CEO shoes and Texas Instruments’ Brian Crutcher is the latest to join the 2 aforementioned names in high profile exits. All over actions incongruous with the official norms. Corporate po  

    read more at The Guardian

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