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  • 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
  • YEOVIL HOSPITAL TO MOVE STAFF OWING TO A NEGATIVE BALANCE SHEET

    YEOVIL HOSPITAL TO MOVE STAFF OWING TO A NEGATIVE BALANCE SHEET

    News by Editorial Team 28 Dec 2017

    Heavily burdened by a deficit of £13.1 million this year alone, Yeovil Hospital has decided to shift 360 staff members to another firm, Simple Serve. The change has been sanctioned to take place by February 1st. While the hospital authorities state that the staff service would be considered continuous, the members themselves claim that it would have an adverse impact on care.

     

    read more at BBC
  • IS THERE AN END TO THE SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS?

    IS THERE AN END TO THE SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS?

    News by Editorial Team 27 Dec 2017

    In a letter addressed to company personnel, Vice Media Inc.’s co-founders admitted that they had “failed” the company. This, emerging from the story that was published by the New York Times wherein more a dozen sexual allegations have been fronted. The company, in the wake of this disaster, has replaced its Head of human resource & introduced a new COO as well.

     

    read more at Fortune
  • EX-TICKETMASTER CEO URGES PEOPLE TO MAKE THE MOST OF HOLIDAYS

    EX-TICKETMASTER CEO URGES PEOPLE TO MAKE THE MOST OF HOLIDAYS

    News by Editorial Team 27 Dec 2017

    In a recent tweet, former Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard pointed out the importance of working through the last weeks of December. Though the post met with some harsh reviews, Hubbard seems to resonate with the increased share of people who will work during holidays. This is backed the study which claims 84% of the offices plan to remain open during festivities. 

     

    read more at Fortune
  • GOOGLE FIRES SENIOR AI RESEARCHER FOLLOWING SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS

    GOOGLE FIRES SENIOR AI RESEARCHER FOLLOWING SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS

    News by Editorial Team 27 Dec 2017

    Steven Scott, an ex-Googler was fired from the company following a stream of women coming forward and reporting him for sexual misconduct. Kristian Lum, whose account of an experience with Scott, has garnered attention, said that the incidents made her exit the academic field. AI, which would soon come to dominate our lives, seems highly plagued by such injustices.

     

    read more at The Guardian
  • MAJOR EMPLOYERS NAMED IN LAWSUIT FOR AGE-DISCRIMINATION

    MAJOR EMPLOYERS NAMED IN LAWSUIT FOR AGE-DISCRIMINATION

    News by Editorial Team 26 Dec 2017

    While many Silicon Valley start-ups subsidize food for employees, it is the Mountain View Council’s stand that local restaurant holdings should monetize the opportunity. Hence, as per the law enacted in 2014, enterprises leasing space in the region can subsidize staff meals provided they deal with the surrounding eateries, only. Facebook is the first tenant to move in to the area circumscribed by the law.

    read more at Fortune

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