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Facebook plunges more than 24 percent on revenue miss and projected slowdown

Facebook Inc’s shares lost as much as a quarter of their value on Wednesday (7/25/18) after executives said that profit margins would plummet for several years due to the costs of improving privacy safeguards and slowing usage in the biggest advertising markets. Worldwide daily user growth for Facebook’s namesake service slid for its sixth straight quarter, bringing it to nearly 1.5 billion users in the second quarter.Continue readingFacebook plunges more than 24 percent on revenue miss and projected slowdown

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Email—Yes, Email—is the Next Great Media Platform

By all counts, email should already be dead. I mean, really: Everyone hates it. Few can master it. And more companies than I can count have set out to assassinate it.Continue readingEmail—Yes, Email—is the Next Great Media Platform

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Jesus is a Fictional Character – According to Amazon’s Alexa

Trust me, you will watch this more than once…Continue readingJesus is a Fictional Character – According to Amazon’s Alexa

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Tim Cook Will Soon Have to Choose Between China or the U.S.

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook made his first appearance at China’s World Internet Conference, using the surprise keynote to call for future internet and AI technologies to be infused with privacy, security and humanity.Continue readingTim Cook Will Soon Have to Choose Between China or the U.S.

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Working with Millenials can be a Challenge…

Through no fault of their own, Millenials have suffered from bad parenting skills. Growing up with instant gratification, being told they are special and that they had to follow their passion, make an impact or have a purpose in life, Millenials arenot finding instant life or job satisfaction.

These concepts were taught throughout a Millenials childhood by both parents and society and has made Millenials ill prepared for the corporate world. It will take strong leaders to address this problem but only if they can identify it. It is something I am constantly aware of with Mellinials, especially after beating my on Social Media addiction.Continue readingWorking with Millenials can be a Challenge…

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Breathing Some Life into an old MAC. Now I Just Need Apps.

I added an original Mac Mini 1,1 to my little collection of Macs. This particular model is 10 years old. I acquired it a few weeks back and decided to see if I could go breathe some life into an old Mac as a backup to my other macs. You can easily find Mac Mini’s on eBay for less than $100. Here are a few of the things you can and cannot do on Mac’s today as opposed to 10 years ago…Continue readingBreathing Some Life into an old MAC. Now I Just Need Apps.

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The Hidden Reasons Why Gen-Xers’ Career Prospects Are Rising | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

While millennials may be unfairly caricatured as socially inept much the way boomers are wrongly dismissed en masse for poor technical chops, the trends in companies’ staffing needs are unmistakable. Gen X-ers, on the other hand, may be more likely to prove communication maestros by comparison.Continue readingThe Hidden Reasons Why Gen-Xers’ Career Prospects Are Rising | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

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This is what it’s like to grow up in the age of likes, lols and longing

“I don’t feel like a child anymore” she says. “I’m not doing anything childish. At the end of sixth grade” — when all her friends got phones and downloaded Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter — “I just stopped doing everything I normally did. Playing games at recess, playing with toys, all of it, done.”

This article probably should have been titled “How Technology is Stealing Our Kids Childhoods”Continue readingThis is what it’s like to grow up in the age of likes, lols and longing

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The sad reason many people love their Apple Watch – CNET

People sit in meetings with laptops in front of them and talk over the top of them. They go to dinner, place their phones on the table and pick them up at least every five minutes to see whether something vital has happened in the (ir) world.

Does the Apple Watch really make it better? Or will it finally destroy any concept we have of eye contact?Continue readingThe sad reason many people love their Apple Watch – CNET

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Siri can now answer more of your baseball questions | The Verge

Finally! A real Siri upgrade… Now Apple has dramatically improved the knowledge base Siri can draw from, allowing the voice-activated personal assistant to answer a wider range of questions about the sport.Continue readingSiri can now answer more of your baseball questions | The Verge