US open-deck truckers want more info, quicker pay: survey

Trucks travel on a road in Oregon. Photo credit: Shutterstock. The majority of open-deck truckers have good experiences with traditional freight brokers, but poor communication and lack of accurate information about the load often frustrate drivers, according to a survey by FR8Star and Comdata. While 59 percent of the 258 truckers in… Source: http://www.joc.com

March 8, 2018
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Coinbase hires Eric Scro, previously head of finance at the NYSE, as its VP of Finance (Frank Chaparro/Business Insider)

March 8, 2018

Frank Chaparro / Business Insider: Coinbase hires Eric Scro, previously head of finance at the NYSE, as its VP of Finance  —  – The New York Stock Exchange lost an executive to cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, according to a blog post by the company.  — Eric Scro is set to join the San Francisco-based company as vice president of finance. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Comcast’s Protected Browsing Is Blocking PayPal, Steam and TorrentFreak, Customers Say

Comcast’s Xfinity internet customers have been reporting multiple websites, including PayPal, Steam, and TorrentFreak have been getting blocked by the ISP’s “protected browsing” setting. From a report: The “protected browsing” setting is designed to “reduce the risk of accessing known sources of malware, spyware, and phishing for all devices connected to your home network.” This, in general, isn’t a bad thing. It’s similar to Google Chrome’s security settings that warn…

March 8, 2018
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Ad-blocker Ghostery goes open source, changes revenue stream to opt-in notifications about deals and paid insights about the web tracking ecosystem (Louise Matsakis/Wired)

March 8, 2018

Louise Matsakis / Wired: Ad-blocker Ghostery goes open source, changes revenue stream to opt-in notifications about deals and paid insights about the web tracking ecosystem  —  IN PRIVACY-FOCUSED, ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT corners of the internet, going open source can earn you a certain amount of street cred. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Uber’s VP of Product, Daniel Graf, is leaving and will be replaced by Assaf Ronen, Amazon’s VP of Voice Shopping (Kara Swisher/Recode)

March 8, 2018

Kara Swisher / Recode: Uber’s VP of Product, Daniel Graf, is leaving and will be replaced by Assaf Ronen, Amazon’s VP of Voice Shopping  —  Assaf Ronen has been running the e-commerce giant’s voice shopping efforts.  —  In another high-profile executive departure at Uber, product head Daniel Graf is leaving the company, according to sources. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Scientists Prove That Truth is No Match For Fiction on Twitter

Researchers find fake news reaches users up to 20 times faster than factual content — and real users are more likely to spread it than bots. From a report: “Falsehood flies, and the truth comes limping after it,” wrote Jonathan Swift in 1710. Now a group of scientists say they have found evidence Swift was right — at least when it comes to Twitter. In the paper, published in the…

March 8, 2018
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#PressforProgress — Equitable treatment for women, not just equal

International Women’s Day is today (March 8), and my inbox has been overflowing with story pitches: profiles of incredible women executives, interview opportunities with women founders, ideas for features on technology advancements, the backlash against #MeToo and #TimesUp, and the impact of these movements on HR and recruiting in general and on the technology industry in particular. (Shameless plug: Keep your eyes open for these stories in the coming weeks,…

March 8, 2018
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Why Android’s yearly OS updates are better for business

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus with Android 8 Oreo should arrive in the hands of customers next week. Existing Galaxy S8 and Note 8 customers still have Android 7 Nougat, but there is no reason to panic and buy a new device just to get the latest version of Android. Source: http://www.zdnet.com

March 8, 2018
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