Month: January 2019

Google will call out imposter URLs with new Chrome warning

The Google Chrome browser will soon include a tool that will warn internet users when they try to access fake websites that are using domain names to appear like the real deal. Google Chrome engineer Emily Stark spoke at the Enigma security and privacy conference about the plans to roll out the new tool. URLs…
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Almost 200 operational roles up for grabs at Echelon Data Centres

Irish company Echelon Data Centres has today (30 January) confirmed plans to construct two different data centres in Clondalkin, Co Dublin, and Arklow, Co Wicklow, in a €1bn development. The two centres will be 44,000 and 45,000 sq m respectively with a total capacity of 180MV. This capacity across the two wholly owned facilities is…
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CloseCross raises $3m to digitally disrupt derivatives

London decentralised derivatives trading platform CloseCross has raised $3m in a funding round led by Houston-based Amnis Ventures. CloseCross is committed to a disruption of the current financial derivatives market by deploying patented multiparty settlement mechanisms and proprietary algorithms. ‘The vast majority of people are prevented from participating in the global derivatives trading market through…
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More than 10m people are now using Slack every day

Just ahead of the fifth anniversary of its launch, Slack has revealed that it now has more than 10m daily active users (DAUs), an increase from 8m DAUs in May 2018. Notably, more than half of these users are located outside of the the US. In February 2014, the platform had just 16,000 DAUs. Increase…
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Tech burnout: The dark side of working in technology

Working in tech seems to be the dream. Cool offices, cooler co-workers, that feeling of being on the bleeding edge – and the pay can be quite nice, too. But there’s a catch: burnout. That feeling of lethargy, cynicism and dread on a Monday morning. Close to 60pc of workers in the tech sector, when…
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Brexit endgame: Parliament sends contradictory messages as deadline nears

By Amanda Sloat On January 29, two months to the day before the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union (EU), the British Parliament prepared to take charge of the Brexit process. It considered a series of amendments on alternative approaches to the unpopular deal that Prime Minister Theresa May negotiated with the…
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The urgency of securing employment for youth in Africa

By Lindsay Wallace At the Mastercard Foundation, we believe youth employment in Africa is the issue of our time. For every four young people entering the labor market, only one formal sector job is being created, leaving a large fraction, over 3 million, scrambling to find employment opportunities. Our research has shown what a challenge…
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Education systems need alignment for teaching and learning 21st century skills

By Helyn Kim, Esther Care, Alvin Vista Education in the 21st century is not the same as education in the 20th century. We hear about the changing educational landscape time and again, but the real question is how is it different? In both centuries, education has been the main mechanism for individuals to gain core…
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Procedure Price Lookup: A step toward transparency in the health care system

By Niam Yaraghi The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently launched a new initiative to curb the costs of health care services and empower patients to make more informed decisions about their medical care. The newly launched website, Procedure Price Lookup, increases the transparency of prices by allowing users to compare the total…
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Token Curated Registries (TCRs): Introduction to a Popular Crypto-Economic Primitive

Introduction to Token Curated Registries The key characteristic of modern economy is high efficiency of productive forces in conjunction with high level of availability of capital goods. This is especially relevant for some industries (IT, digital content creation). This fact leads to supply becoming persistently higher than demand in most of the known consumer markets.…
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