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

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

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

‘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

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

Why the DNC Thought a Phishing Test Was a Real Attack

On Wednesday, the Democratic National Committee was alerted by Lookout, a mobile security firm, about an apparent phishing campaign. Someone had created fake site that looked just like VoteBuilder, a DNC-managed database that contains years' worth of voter information. Were...

/ August 23, 2018

Jury finds three guilty over lorry surfing protest near Preston New Road fracking site

After a seven-day trial, three anti-fracking campaigners who took part in a lorry surfing protest near Cuadrilla’s fracking site in Preston New Road have been found guilty of public nuisance. It is the first public nuisance guilty verdict for anti-fracking movement...

/ August 23, 2018

Blood Window 2018: Ibero-American Co-Production Market Open For Submissions

Blood Window, the premiere co-production market for the Ibero-American region returns this December for its sixth edition.  Running as part of the Ventana Sur Market in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Blood Window exists solely to serve the fantastic film market. Through...

/ August 22, 2018

Tech Giants Are Becoming Defenders of Democracy. Now What?

On Tuesday, a trifecta of tech companies announced that they had thwarted what appear to be significant cyberattacks from Russia and Iran. First, Microsoft CEO Brad Smith announced that the company had caught another round of phishing attacks on political...

/ August 22, 2018

Before Using Birth Control Apps, Consider Your Privacy

Score one for the quantified self-surveillance movement. Last week, the US Food and Drug Agency approved the first-ever, over-the-counter digital contraceptive—a polished and almost preternaturally upbeat mobile app called Natural Cycles. Basal body temperature readings and monthly menstruation data feed...

/ August 20, 2018