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What does the second law of thermodynamics have to do with hiring? A lot, really. For those of you who have not been brushing up on your physics lately, one of the takeaways of the second law of thermodynamics is that no system can be totally efficient. So, for example, all the energy possible in... More »The Inefficiencies Of The Hiring Process – And How To Fix Them
Security is something you never really think about until something goes wrong – then it unceremoniously catapults to the top of your ‘to-do’ list! The trouble is that once that happens, the damage has already been done. I’m talking about a security breach within your point of sale environment (where you’re swiping credit cards) which... More »5 Steps to Secure Your Retail Store
The market for racing games has been left wide open in the new generation of consoles. Forza Motorsport 5 and Need for Speed: Rivals attempted to fill the gap last fall, but with the extended delay of the PlayStation 4 exclusive Driveclub, Project CARS has taken the reins. Developed by Slightly Mad Studios, Project CARS (Community Assisted Racing Simulator) is an impossibly gorgeous racing game with one of the most interesting development cycles of any title announced for the new consoles. Anyone who purchased a Tool Pack from Slightly Mad Studios during the funding period of the project became a member of the development team, gaining access to private forums, exclusive content and even the ability to attend weekly meetings depending on the chosen More »Video: Project CARS looks like the killer racing game Xbox One and PS4 fans have been craving
I returned home from a conference and got off the tram at Denver International Airport and took the escalator up to the top level, where the first person I saw was an elderly gentleman in a cowboy hat who greets arriving passengers with a hearty “Welcome to Denver!” This is followed by an earnest, “How... More »Why is 76 Year Old Roger Gulkinson Still On Fire at Work?
TeknoUp.com LG memang baru saja mengumumkan kehadiran jam tangan pintar pertamanya dengan nama LG G Watch. Namun, tampaknya LG akan segera merilis satu lagi seri jam tangan pintar. Hal tersebut terungkap dari sebuah bocoran pendaftaran merek dagang di situs USPTO, situs tersebut mengungkap kehadiran LG W Watch. Perangkat ini tercantum dalam kategori aksesoris fitness dan kategori perangkat yang dapat terhubung dengan ponsel pintar. Diduga kuat bahwa LG W Watch ini adalah senjata LG untuk menghadapi ''jam tangan kesehatan'' dari Samsung, yakni Samsung Gear Fit. Anda tertarik? via phandroid More »LG Siapkan W Watch untuk Saingi Samsung Gear Fit?
By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc on Wednesday posted its smallest quarterly revenue increase since 2010 as it wrestles with a smartphone market that is losing steam and shifting to China, sending its shares lower. With expansion in the smartphone industry moving away from wealthy markets such as the United States and toward China and other developing countries, where consumers favour less expensive devices, Qualcomm's once-impressive revenue growth is tapering off and it is focusing on costs to preserve its profitability. It was far lower than the quarterly growth rates of over 20 percent that Qualcomm investors until recently have been accustomed to. Less growth than expected in recent months in China, where China Mobile is preparing to launch a new, faster network with 4G, or LTE, technology, hurt Qualcomm's results in the quarter, Chief Executive Steve Mollenkopf told Reuters. More »Qualcomm's quarterly revenue growth dwindles, shares fall
By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Leading mobile chipmaker Qualcomm said on Wednesday it could face a civil action from U.S. authorities over alleged bribery of officials associated with state-owned companies in China. With smartphone sales tapering off in the United States, China is a major market for Qualcomm, but doing business there has included disagreements over royalties and an antitrust investigation. In its fiscal second-quarter report, Qualcomm said it has received a notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission's Los Angeles office advising it of a preliminary determination to recommend an enforcement action against the company for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Qualcomm said the civil action could seek remedies including "disgorgement of profits, the retention of an independent compliance monitor to review the company's FCPA policies and procedures, an injunction, civil monetary penalties and prejudgment interest." Qualcomm said it first learned of and disclosed the SEC investigation in 2012. More »Qualcomm faces China bribery allegations from U.S. regulator
Chinese LOL pros Pomelo and BuPingZ open up a bit about how they deal with losses, pressure from fans and the community, and the effects of criticism.The post . More »VIDEO: Chinese pros talk about pressure and fan criticism in eSports
By Georgina Prodhan and Dave Graham VIENNA/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Carlos Slim struck an 11th-hour deal on Wednesday with the Austrian government that could give him effective control of Telekom Austria and allow the multi-billionaire to consolidate his foothold in Europe as he expands outside the Americas. Slim's telecoms group, America Movil, agreed to back a 1 billion euro capital increase for Telekom Austria and to pay 7.15 euros a share for the company's outstanding stock, in a co-ownership deal combining its stake with that of Austrian state holding company OIAG. The agreement is a coup for America Movil, which is facing increasing regulation and competition in Latin America, especially in its home market of Mexico. Rudolf Kemler, the head of OIAG, said in a statement the accord guaranteed a blocking minority and key posts at the state holding company and would enable Telekom Austria to embark on "massive growth" in Eastern and Central Europe. More »Mexico's Slim, Telekom Austria reach ownership deal
Tomorrow, the Federal Communications Commission will propose new net neutrality rules that will reportedly destroy the concept of net neutrality as we know it, making it okay for internet service providers to establish a "fast lane" for preferred customers and charge an additional toll. Needless to say, those who care about net neutrality weren't too happy to hear that an organization that is supposed to protect communications might sell out to corporate interests. However, Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler, a former cable industry lobbyist, says that there has been "no turnaround in policy," and calls those reports "flat out wrong." Here's the FCC chairman's full statement: More »FCC chairman says reports of net neutrality's death are 'flat out wrong'
Looking forward to the day you can buy a Xiaomi smartphone in the US? Keep waiting. The company's founder announced the first ten countries in Xiaomi's international expansion today, and the United States didn't make the cut. More »Xiaomi plans to expand sales to 10 new markets, but the US isn't one of them
By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's mobile advertising business accelerated in the first three months of the year, helping the Internet social networking company top Wall Street's financial targets. Shares of Facebook were up nearly 3 percent at $63.05 (37.57 pounds) in after-hours trading on Wednesday. Facebook said that mobile ads represented 59 percent of its ad revenue in the first quarter, up from 30 percent in the year-ago period. Facebook's overall revenue grew 72 percent year-on-year to $2.5 billion in the first quarter, above the $2.36 billion expected by analysts polled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. "They've got the right products for what advertisers are looking for and that's manifesting itself in the results you're seeing," said JMP Securities analyst Ronald Josey. More »Facebook first-quarter revenue grows 72 percent on rising mobile ads
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