Big Tech’s key role in fighting the coronavirus outbreak

(iStockphoto) In the past few years, the attitude toward tech has increasingly soured. Multiple data privacy and election-related scandals at various tech companies and a new political strategy of being tough on “Big Tech” have led to the phenomenon known as “techlash.” In fact, in 2018, the Financial Times used that term to summarize “the year in a word.” And the hits just keep on coming: in 2019 and this year, we’ve continued to see even more calls to regulate technology and tech companies—with antitrust suits, Congressional hearings and bad bills galore. But as the severity of the COVID-19 […]

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EOS, Ethereum and Ripple’s XRP – Daily Tech Analysis – 24/03/20

EOS EOS rallied by 7.50% on Monday. Reversing a 6.31% slide from Sunday, EOS ended the day at $2.2962. A mixed start to the day saw EOS slide to an early morning intraday low $2.0632 before making a move. Steering clear of the first major support level at $2.0243, EOS rallied to an early afternoon intraday high $2.3550. EOS broke through the first major resistance level at $2.3209 before sliding back to $2.20 levels. Steering clear of sub-$2.20 levels, EOS found support to visit $2.30 levels before wrapping up the day at $2.29 levels. The first major resistance level […]

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The Best Tech Companies For Remote Jobs In 2020 According To Glassdoor

Getty Modern Tribe , CloudBeds , Dataiku , PartnerCentric , GitLab , Hotjar , HubSpot , PowerToFly , Close.io , Fuse , Databricks , eightfold.ai , Fortinet , and SAP are most likely to be recommended by 93% or more of the employees who work for these companies in 2020. Between LinkedIn , Glassdoor , and Indeed there are over 12,000 open remote-based software technical professional jobs available today. Companies with open positions on these sites include Aha!, AutoDesk, Calix, Cardinal Financial, Chef Software, CoreLogic, Couchbase, Medidata Solutions, OutSystems, Qlik, RedHat, Riverbend, Salesforce, ServiceNow, Ultimate Software and many others. […]

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How To Fine Tune Your Technology Habits

Top view of young family of four lying on the floor and scrolling in mobile gadgets while resting at … [+] How can we fine-tune our technology habits to help us achieve personal wellbeing goals? originally appeared on Quora : the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. “Fine-tuning” suggests you’ve already almost arrived at a healthy relationship with tech. Nice! You have a leg up on those of us who feel like we’re swimming in notifications or looking at a screen when we don’t really want to. Here […]

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Mobile Tech Marches On in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

At a time of deep concern over the spread of COVID-19 and its future economic effects, this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories may offer a balm with its assortment of stories pointing to the future of mobile and identity technologies. First up, some news that could see mobile technology proliferate more widely in emerging markets: Samsung and Mastercard announced a partnership that would bring the former’s device management and security solutions to Mastercard’s Pay on Demand platform, which is aimed at bringing digital devices and payment services to more consumers: Mastercard and Samsung Boost Digital Inclusion […]

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Alibaba offers anti-virus technology to the world

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of China’s internet giant Alibaba, is sharing its AI-powered novel coronavirus disease diagnostic technology. Credit: Business Insider. Once again, a major Chinese technology firm is taking a lead role in helping other nations fight Covid-19. According to a report in the UK’s Charged Retail , Alibaba is offering up its cloud based artificial intelligence technology to medical personnel around the world. Anti-coronavirus solutions have been put together by Alibaba Cloud’s experts, Alibaba DAMO Academy scientists and researchers and technical employees from DingTalk, the report said. This includes the International Medical Expert Communication Platform, […]

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The dot-com bubble burst 20 years ago this month — here’s what tech experts say were the biggest lessons as coronavirus triggers another tech crash

Buckner Hightower, left, and his son Chris Hightower examine the plunging stock market indices at the Nasdaq MarketSite, December 20, 2000 in New York City’s Times Square. The Nasdaq composite index was sharply down at midday after falling the day before to its lowest level in more than a year. Chris Hondros/Newsmakers/Getty This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now.

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Working from home is a dream? Not for tech worker’s wife: Roadshow

Q: To all the stupid, insensitive jerks thinking tech workers should continue working from home during the coronavirus lockdown: Where do you think the spouses were while the workers were at home? Apple doesn’t let spouses overhear company business, so we had to be out of the house. I spent my days at Starbucks and the mall until they closed. Now I’m stuck in my room most of the day. If my husband continues working from home, he’s either quitting his job, or we are getting divorced. Name withheld to save a marriage A: She’s kidding, I hope. These […]

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Tech giants partner with US govt to provide resources for COVID-19 research

US-based global tech giants, including IBM, Amazon, Google and Microsoft, have partnered with the White House to “unleash the power of American supercomputing resources” for combating the novel coronavirus, President Donald Trump has said. From volunteering to manufacturing masks and ventilators to ramping up production of essential medical supplies and general items, the country’s private sector have joined America’s war against coronavirus in a big way, Trump said on Sunday, while launching a new public-private consortium organised by the White House, the Department of Energy and tech company IBM. “The outpouring from the private sector (in the fight against […]

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Huawei Says Its Surveillance Tech Will Keep African Cities Safe But Activists Worry It’ll Be Misused

Huawei says its surveillance tech will be used to keep African cities safe. But privacy activists are worried it’ll be misused. Photo by Bernard Hermant on Unsplash In Europe and the U.S., tense debates have broken out over the national security ramifications of allowing Huawei to be involved in the construction of new 5G networks. The UK has approved a limited role for the Shenzhen, China-based company in its upcoming wireless infrastructure despite sustained pressure from the US to exclude them. Part of the challenge is that despite racking up $121 billion in revenue around the world last year, […]

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