Tag: industry

The emerging plan to save the American labor movement

The Center for American Progress (CAP), one of Washington, DC’s most influential liberal think tanks with deep ties to the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton campaign, has proposed a big idea for raising Americans’ wages. A paper by CAP’s David...

/ September 3, 2018

Why Unions Still Matter, on Labor Day and Always

Before joining our union a few years ago, Camika Lewis was making just $7.25 an hour working for a subcontracting company as a customer service representative at Newark International Airport. For more than two decades, she had been putting in...

/ September 2, 2018

10 Hacks for Successful Dropshipping Business

In recent years, the dropshipping business model has been the perfect fit for new entrepreneurs as it allows for the sale of products without the need for a physical store or having to hold inventory. This model enables product manufacturers...

/ September 1, 2018

9 Artists to Watch at the Governors Island Art Fair

Since 2008, the Governors Island Art Fair has been a bastion of contemporary art, with art nonprofit 4heads offering artists, many of whom lack gallery representation, the chance to take over former military housing on Governors Island with their work. This year’s edition, running September...

/ August 31, 2018

Former Ripple CTO’s Blockchain Project Coil Enters Closed Beta

Coil, a new company founded by Ripple's former chief technology officer Stefan Thomas, has launched a closed beta. The project – which aims to allow web content creators to better monetize their work – was announced in May, when Thomas...

/ August 31, 2018

What Educators Can Do to Make College More Affordable

I teach at a large, public technical college that grants associate degrees in more than 100 occupational programs. I have never had a trust-fund baby in any of my classes. My students come from low- to modest-income households. And many...

/ August 31, 2018

Why California’s Privacy Law Won’t Hurt Facebook or Google

California, that innovative economic juggernaut that so often takes the regulatory lead on matters such as automobile emissions, is once again establishing the ground rules to a vital industry. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), signed into law by Governor...

/ August 31, 2018

To boost Amazon Pay in India, Amazon reportedly acquired Tapzo, an ‘all-in-one’ aggregator app, for $40M

On the heels of Google rebranding Tez to Google Pay in India, and Walmart acquiring a majority stake in e-commerce marketplace Flipkart, Amazon is also making a run in India to hone in on the country’s growing economy. According to...

/ August 31, 2018

Labor Board Backs Engineers Who Were Fired for Unionizing

The National Labor Relations Board is joining the fight by a group of engineers who want to form a union at a small San Francisco software company. The NLRB Tuesday issued a complaint against Lanetix, alleging the company violated federal...

/ August 29, 2018

The relevance of Blochchain for Insurers – Enterprise Technologie & BC based Insurtech Innovations

In cooperation with the InsurTech-focused software service provider Widgetlabs, we have explored what blockchain means for insurers and what blockchain projects are getting noticed. The cryptocurrency Bitcoin has become very popular and is being used as a digital currency by...

/ August 28, 2018

‘I’m an Experiment’: Why the Israel Museum Hired Ido Bruno, a Tech-Savvy Designer With No Institutional Experience, to Be Its New Director

It takes just five minutes of chatting with Ido Bruno, who was appointed director of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem last November, to channel his 25 years of design experience. He points to his immaculately arranged desk, which is a...

/ August 27, 2018

Infinity’s End? $31 Million NEX Project Could Be Biggest Casualty of DLT Cuts

Project Infinity, launched in May 2017 by NEX Group (formerly ICAP), could be the biggest bloodletting the distributed ledger sector has seen to date, having cost roughly $31.7 million and hemorrhaged dozens of jobs, former employees say. Spearheaded by Jenny...

/ August 27, 2018

The Web 3.0: The Web Transition Is Coming

Transitioning from web 2.0 to the 3.0 version is going to likely go unnoticed by most people. The applications are going to look almost exactly like what you are currently using, but the change will be on the back-end. If...

/ August 26, 2018

Who wins and who loses in Scott Morrison’s new team

ABC Parliament House Bureau Updated August 26, 2018 22:35:59 Map: Australia Julie Bishop and Malcolm Turnbull leave huge holes in the Federal Ministry - this is how Scott Morrison has tackled the task of putting together a new team. He...

/ August 26, 2018

Art Industry News: Pussy Riot’s Daring Outlaw Tour Earns Rave Reviews in England + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Friday, August 24. NEED-TO-READ Mary Beard Tackles the Politics of the Nude...

/ August 24, 2018

CityLab Summit of Global Mayors, City Innovators, and Urban Leaders to be Held in Detroit October 28-30

Washington, D.C. and New York, NY (August 24, 2018)—CityLab, the preeminent global summit organized by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and Bloomberg Philanthropies to address the most urgent urban issues of our time, has selected Detroit for its sixth-annual convening....

/ August 24, 2018

A Fight Is Breaking Out Over Bitcoin Cash – And It Just Might Split the Code

With bitcoin cash developers at each other throats, the year-old cryptocurrency might just split into two. Created from a hard fork off the original bitcoin network after the scaling debate boiled over last year, bitcoin cash stakeholders seemed unified in their...

/ August 24, 2018