Instead of Slowing Down Innovation To Protect Few People, Policymakers Should Focus On Helping Displaced Workers Transition Into New Jobs, ITIF Suggests

A recently published report by Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) argues that rather than slow down change to protect a small number of workers at the expense of the vast majority, policymakers should focus on doing significantly more to help workers transition easily into new jobs and new occupations [PDF]. From a report: There has been growing speculation that a coming wave of innovation — indeed, a tsunami —…

February 21, 2018
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Instead of Slowing Down Innovation To Protect Few People, Policymakers Should Focus On Helping Displaced Workers Transition Into New Jobs, ITIF Suggests

A recently published report by Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) argues that rather than slow down change to protect a small number of workers at the expense of the vast majority, policymakers should focus on doing significantly more to help workers transition easily into new jobs and new occupations [PDF]. From a report: There has been growing speculation that a coming wave of innovation — indeed, a tsunami —…

February 21, 2018
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BrandPost: Why HPC Matters: Smart Cities

Driven by new digital technologies, cities around the world are getting smarter in their approaches to managing municipal services and interacting with citizens.  And that’s a good thing, given projections that show we could add 2.5 billion people to the world’s already-burgeoning urban populations by 2050.[1] To keep our urban areas livable, workable and sustainable — three goals of the globally-focused Smart Cities Council — all cities need to become…

February 21, 2018
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BrandPost: Why HPC Matters: Is Your City Smart Enough?

Driven by new digital technologies, cities around the world are getting smarter in their approaches to managing municipal services and interacting with citizens.  And that’s a good thing, given projections that show we could add 2.5 billion people to the world’s already-burgeoning urban populations by 2050.[1] To keep our urban areas livable, workable and sustainable — three goals of the globally-focused Smart Cities Council — all cities need to become…

February 21, 2018
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Inside competition between multiple firms, such as Google, GM, and Uber, over mapping for self-driving vehicles, with many keen to stop Google from dominating (Mark Bergen/Bloomberg)

February 21, 2018

Mark Bergen / Bloomberg: Inside competition between multiple firms, such as Google, GM, and Uber, over mapping for self-driving vehicles, with many keen to stop Google from dominating  —  Self-driving cars need painfully detailed data on every inch of street.  Can automakers solve the problem without the reigning superpower of maps? Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Inside competition between multiple firms, such as Google, GM, and Uber, over mapping for self-driving vehicles, with many keen to stop Google from dominating (Mark Bergen/Bloomberg)

February 21, 2018

Mark Bergen / Bloomberg: Inside competition between multiple firms, such as Google, GM, and Uber, over mapping for self-driving vehicles, with many keen to stop Google from dominating  —  Self-driving cars need painfully detailed data on every inch of street.  Can automakers solve the problem without the reigning superpower of maps? Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Poland’s Central Bank Accused of Paying YouTubers To Make Videos That Attack the Legitimacy of Cryptocurrencies

Poland’s central bank has been accused of hiring YouTubers to “start a smear campaign” against cryptocurrencies in the country, Business Insider reports. From the story: According to Business Insider Poland, the Narodowy Bank Polski spent around 91,000 zloty ($27,300) on a marketing campaign designed to attack the legitimacy of cryptocurrencies. The money was spent on platforms including Google and Facebook, but was also used to pay a Polish Youtube partner…

February 21, 2018
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Poland’s Central Bank Accused of Paying YouTubers To Make Videos That Attack the Legitimacy of Cryptocurrencies

Poland’s central bank has been accused of hiring YouTubers to “start a smear campaign” against cryptocurrencies in the country, Business Insider reports. From the story: According to Business Insider Poland, the Narodowy Bank Polski spent around 91,000 zloty ($27,300) on a marketing campaign designed to attack the legitimacy of cryptocurrencies. The money was spent on platforms including Google and Facebook, but was also used to pay a Polish Youtube partner…

February 21, 2018
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Matson expects strong 2018 for niche China service

Matson said its core businesses performed well during the fourth quarter, supported by strong demand for the carrier’s China service and higher lift volumes at the company’s SSAT stevedoring unit. Photo credit: Shutterstock. Matson said it expects another year of full ships and strong rates for its expedited China-to-US West Coast… Source: http://www.joc.com

February 21, 2018
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