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Weighing the Risks of AI Tools, From Demographic Bias to Privacy Violations

With Microsoft announcing a multibillion dollar investment into ChatGPT, Google launching Bard, and China’s search engine giant Baidu, Inc. entering the race with Ernie, the AI party has officially begun. More companies are integrating ChatGPT into their daily operations as the tool proves itself as flexible for a variety of use cases, and adoption…

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Google’s Pichai Tells Staff Cuts Avoided ‘Much Worse’ Issues

(Bloomberg) — Google’s chief executive officer told employees on Monday that job cuts were made in a bid to act decisively as the company’s growth slowed. In an internal meeting, Sundar Pichai, who is CEO of Google parent Alphabet Inc., said he had consulted with the company’s founders and board in making the decision for…

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Wing’s New Walgreens Partnership Means Drone Delivery is Finally Taking Off

In recent years, drones have flexed their usefulness for a multitude of purposes, from surveying in the construction industry, to risk assessment in telecommunications, to most recently, drone deliveries. This growth is bearing out in the numbers, too; commercial drone sales, since 2016, have experienced more than 900% growth, with projections placing sales in the…

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As Google Cancels its Banking Plans, Why Has Big Tech Struggled in the FinTech Arena?

Key Points: Google Pay cancels its digital banking service Plex after internal disruptions. Ranking third amongst mobile payment players, Google Pay boasts around 25 million users in 2021. If even Google couldn’t make a dent, how should companies disrupt the digital banking space? Commentary: Google Pay has had a tough year, with the departure…

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Google’s US Employees May Receive a Pay Cut for Choosing to Work From Home

The BBC reports that Google employees in the United States who opt to permanently work from home may have their pay cut. Google currently has no plans to implement the policy in the U.K. According to the BBC, some Silicon Valley firms are experimenting with employee pay structures. Big tech companies including Microsoft, Facebook and…

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How Flexible are Big Tech’s Hybrid Work Models?

Just over a year ago, Big Tech companies found themselves making the transition from a predominantly office-centric culture to fully remote. Now with the business world seeking to regain a sense of normalcy, Big Tech companies are beginning to change their tune on permanent work-from-home flexibility, as they decipher what range of hybrid work models…

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Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat Comments on the Future of the Workplace

Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat says the company is excited about their investments and opportunity in Google cloud business. Speaking to BTV’s Erik Schatzker, she also talks about how the pandemic has massively accelerated the digitization of the workplace and the digital trends formed throughout pandemic “will continue to endure.” The pair spoke virtually from the…

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Canadian Advanced Air Mobility
The Future of Transportation is Coming
July 15, 2024

As the aviation industry advances, Canadian Advanced Air Mobility (CAAM) is spearheading the integration of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, drones, and other innovative technologies into Canadian airspace. The need for sustainable and efficient air transport solutions is more critical than ever. The stakes are high, with environmental impacts and economic opportunities…

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Why Hardwired Buttons Outperform Wearable Devices in School Safety
July 15, 2024

In a recent episode of “Secured” with hosts Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive, the conversation revolved around the evolution of safety systems in schools and wearable devices. The discussion highlighted the simplicity of understanding effective systems, using Buc-ee’s gas stations’ success, known for their clean restrooms, as an analogy for consistency and excellence. Matranga…

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Fact or Fiction: Do All Boats Show as AIS Targets on Radar?
July 12, 2024

In this latest episode of Icom’s “Fact or Fiction,” Captain Kelly Gordon tackles a common misconception about marine radar systems: Do all boats show up on radar as AIS (Automatic Identification System) targets? Many believe every vessel on the water appears as those distinctive little triangles on radar screens, representing AIS targets. However, Captain…

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Generative AI in Content Marketing: Why Creativity & Authenticity Will Make it Work
July 11, 2024

Will 2024 be known as the year AI made waves in content marketing? It sure seems so, with recent AI-driven ads from Toys R Us and Under Armour generating significant buzz online. Not just this: Despite having no official ties to the brand, a mock Volvo ad created entirely by AI has also gone…

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What Does Back-to-School Look Like?
June 21, 2021

Who better to divine the state of play in EdTech than the man who began crafting it almost 15 years ago? In this episode, Jaime Casap goes there—from pandemic responsiveness to digital inclusion—in a warm-up to his in person presentation in a few weeks at ASU+GSV in San Diego. Jaime Casap served as the Chief…

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Google Agrees to Change Online Ad Model After French Fines
June 18, 2021

Google agreed to change its online advertising model after France’s Competition Authority recently fined Google €220 million for overstepping its dominant position in the market and leveraging its vertical integration in online advertising. This is the first time Google has been challenged in this regard. On this episode of MarketScale TV, host Courtney Echerd talked…

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Why Credentialing Platforms Have to Fill the Void in Job Skills that Universities Are Creating
April 9, 2021

Numbers are up across the board for employer-based credential programs as companies develop a robust parallel higher education infrastructure. Research out of credentialing platform Credly found that the number of organizations building their own curriculum and issuing credentials is up 83% since the start of COVID in 2020. Big players like Google, IBM, and HubSpot…

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How Google’s Data Center Investment is Shaping Real Estate Strategy
April 1, 2021

Google announced that it will be spending $7 billion on new office space and data centers in 2021. This comes as many Americans are returning from post-pandemic work restrictions. To comment on the issues and opportunities for the commercial office space market, Ryan Hoopes of Cushman and Wakefield joins Hilary Kennedy on MarketScale TV. Watch…

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Understanding Big Tech’s Newest Union: Alphabet Workers Union
January 12, 2021

In response to several high-profile scandals from the Google leadership team and a desire to have a larger voice in the workplace, hundreds of Alphabet workers have unionized under the newly-formed Alphabet Workers Union. Since its launch in early January 2021, the union has grown from 230 members to 700 members. MarketScale’s Daniel Litwin…

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The Rise of Custom Search Tools for Businesses
September 28, 2020

Lineate Chief Revenue Officer Elizabeth Gallagher joined host Daniel Litwin to tackle a bleeding-edge trend in retail, media, publishing and more – custom search tools and functionality. Lineate is a “software development company that builds custom technology solutions for pioneering companies to accelerate growth and revenue.” In the case of custom search tools and…

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SMART Upgrades Tech To Support Remote Learning
September 11, 2020

As teachers prepare to teach across virtual, hybrid, and in-person environments this semester, SMART Technologies — provider of the world’s most popular collaborative learning software and hardware — announced new software features and integrations that make it easier for teachers to build learning experiences that engage and support students from anywhere. As the COVID-19 crisis…

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A Technology Shortage is Affecting Back to School Plans
August 28, 2020

Marc Netka doesn’t mince his words. As CEO and Founder of STS Education, he is working through the current worldwide laptop shortage crisis but is not happy about it. In this episode of Remote Possibilities, Marc reports on price gouging, false promises, and other unethical practices he is witnessing, advises districts on how…

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Microsoft Finally Retires Internet Explorer: Business Casual
August 21, 2020

Right around the 25th anniversary of Internet Explorer, Microsoft announces the final end to the company’s hallmark proprietary browser. To take its place, Microsoft offers a new version of Edge, the browser powered by Google open source software, Chromium. Though these changes won’t take effect immediately, the phase out plan eliminates Internet Explorer use completely…

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