COVID and mental health: What employers and HR need to know (VB Live)

COVID and mental health: What employers and HR need to know (VB Live)

Sponsored by TriNet The pandemic may dramatically affect your employees’ mental health and productivity — and, in turn, that may impact the health of your company. Join this VB Live event to learn about the internal strategies HR can use to support and rally employees in a difficult time. Register here for free. We’re eight…

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Uber and Lyft lose appeal in case classifying California drivers as employees

Uber and Lyft lose appeal in case classifying California drivers as employees

(Reuters) — A California appeals court on Thursday unanimously ruled against ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft, saying they must reclassify their drivers in the state as employees. While the ruling does not take effect before a November 3 company-sponsored ballot measure that will give voters the chance to decide on the future status of gig…

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Intel CEO expresses optimism even as stock falls after Q3 earnings

Intel CEO expresses optimism even as stock falls after Q3 earnings

Intel’s stock price fell 9.5% today after it reported earnings and revenues that matched expectations. Investors may have been spooked by weakness in the datacenter business, but in a conference call with analysts, CEO Bob Swan expressed optimism about the future. In the call, Swan acknowledged that 2020 has been “the most challenging year in…

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Intel revenues drop 4% to $18.3 billion for Q3 2020 as competition heats up

Intel revenues drop 4% to $18.3 billion for Q3 2020 as competition heats up

Intel reported earnings that matched Wall Street’s expectations during a tumultuous quarter for the world economy. For the third quarter ended September 30, the big PC chipmaker posted non-GAAP earnings per share (EPS) of $1.11 a share on revenue of $18.3 billion, compared with non-GAAP EPS of $1.42 a share on revenue of $19.2 billion…

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Artificial intelligence and the antitrust case against Google

Artificial intelligence and the antitrust case against Google

Following the launch of investigations last year, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) together with attorney generals from 11 U.S. states filed a lawsuit against Google on Tuesday alleging that the company maintains monopolies in online search and advertising, and violates laws prohibiting anticompetitive business practices. It’s the first antitrust lawsuit federal prosecutors filed against…

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Firefox ‘Site Isolation’ feature enters user testing, expected next year

Firefox ‘Site Isolation’ feature enters user testing, expected next year

Image: Mozilla Site Isolation is a modern browser security feature that works by separating each web page and web iframes in their own operating system process in order to prevent sites from tampering or stealing with each other’s data. The feature was first deployed with Google Chrome in mid-2018, with the release of Chrome 67. Although initially, Site…

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Practical 3D prints: A first TinkerCAD project for your 3D printer

Practical 3D prints: A first TinkerCAD project for your 3D printer

This is the beginning of a series on practical prints for your 3D printer. Lots of people have seen 3D printers in action, but many of the prints are what can best be called novelty prints. They’re action figures or statues of gaming miniatures. Practical prints like brackets and basic signs are shown far less…

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Citrix CEO Henshall: There’s broad realization that future of work is hybrid

Citrix CEO Henshall: There’s broad realization that future of work is hybrid

Citrix’s third quarter was better than expected as demand for its Workspace applications was strong amid remote work arrangements. CEO David Henshall said that Workspace demand should remain strong as work goes hybrid. The company reported third quarter revenue of $767 million, up 5% from a year ago. Subscription revenue surged 64% to offset product…

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IBM, R3 team up to bring blockchain technology to hybrid cloud deployments

IBM, R3 team up to bring blockchain technology to hybrid cloud deployments

IBM has revealed a new partnership with R3 in order to expand blockchain services across hybrid cloud deployments.  The technology giant said on Thursday that the collaboration will bring Corda Enterprise, R3’s enterprise blockchain platform, over to IBM LinuxONE.   New York-based R3 is a specialist in smart contracts made across the blockchain. This form…

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Microsoft Teams and Zoom have a new competitor (you may not love it)

Microsoft Teams and Zoom have a new competitor (you may not love it)

From Zoom to Vowel? AS Appendorf I couldn’t help feeling excited. My email inbox was adorned with the headline: “Zoom Killer Launches.” Yes, it was written by a PR person, but I know several real people who would gladly see Zoom be melted down by a humanoid Robocop of sanity. Not because they loathe Zoom,…

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