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Walmart is betting on the blockchain to improve food safety

Walmart has been working with IBM on a food safety blockchain solution and today it announced it’s requiring that all suppliers of leafy green vegetable for Sam’s and Walmart upload their data to the blockchain by September 2019. Most supply chains are bogged down in manual processes. This makes it difficult and time consuming to track down an issue should one like the E. coli romaine lettuce problem from last spring rear its head. By placing a supply chain on the blockchain, it makes the process more traceable, transparent and fully digital. 

09.26.2018 20:29 read more...


Instagram’s co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, are leaving amid frustrations with parent company Facebook

Instagram’s co-founders are stepping down, reports The New York Times. Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have resigned and will now take "some time off to explore our curiosity and creativity again," Systrom wrote in a statementBloomberg reports that the pair left after clashes with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the brand's declining independence. Facebook purchased Instagram in 2012 for $1 billion.
09.26.2018 20:22 read more...


Robots in workplace 'could create double the jobs they destroy'

Robots could create twice as many jobs than they destroy. That’s according to the World Economic Forum, which says machines and algorithms could help create 133 million jobs around the world over the next decade — as they displace 75 million human positions. As with the introduction of steam power and then electricity, the report suggests new technologies will create new opportunities. It does, however, warn of an urgent need to reskill at-risk workers. The LinkedIn Economic Graph team also took a dive into AI and found that the industries with the most AI skills present in their workforce are also the industries that are changing the fastest.
09.19.2018 20:41 read more...


Facebook Reportedly Allowed Uber to Run Job Ads Targeted Exclusively at Men

Facebook faces discrimination lawsuits for allegedly allowing employers to target job ads at a single gender. Uber had targeted ads for driver positions specifically at men across more than 12 U.S. cities. The publication conducted a survey of 91 Uber ads and found that only three didn't target a specific sex. 
09.19.2018 20:36 read more...


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Venture and growth investors are doing a lot to speed up the rise of these worker-bots. So far this year, they’ve poured hundreds of millions into developers of robotic process automation technology, the term to describe software used for performing a series of tasks previously carried out by humans.
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What if blockchain turned out to be just what emerging economies were after?

 

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While Clinton certainly did not appear to be a Shingy-esque blockchain evangelist onstage, he delivered a targeted amount of enthusiasm about new technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence in enhancing accessibility and shaping the country’s economic future.

02.10.18
It might be the only way we can break Facebook’s hold on our lives, it could cement Apple’s reputation as a privacy-minded service provider, and more importantly, it wouldn’t be that hard to get people to use it.
02.10.18
Instagram’s co-founders announced that Adam Mosseri, the platform’s vice president of product, is now in charge. Mosseri will oversee all functions of the business and recruit a new executive team, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger said in a statement. The co-founders announced their departure last week — more than six years after Facebook purchased the company for $1 billion. “We remain excited for the future of Instagram in the coming years as we transition from being leaders at Instagram to being just two users in a billion,” said Systrom and Krieger.
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