Atlassian’s US salaries revealed: How much the $42 billion giant pays engineers, product managers, data scientists, and more (TEAM)

Summary List Placement Even during the coronavirus pandemic, the $42 billion Australian software giant Atlassian has continued to grow.  Launched in 2002, Atlassian now sells a wide variety of products — including Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, and Trello — to help people collaborate on both software and business projects. It started off by selling software that customers would run in their own data centers, but in the past few years, it’s been making a massive investment in its cloud products.  Atlassian has also been investing in its DevOps tools to help customers collaborate on and release code, as well as IT service management through recent acquisitions of companies like Mindville and… Read More

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GOP Sen. Susan Collins splits with Trump: Wait until after the election to replace Ginsburg

WASHINGTON — Breaking with President Donald Trump and her party’s leadership, Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins — perhaps the most endangered GOP incumbent — said the Senate should wait to vote on a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg until after the November election. Related: Ruth Bader Ginsburg   … …read more Source:: AOL.com       

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The fall equinox comes on Tuesday. A planetary scientist’s simple animation explains what equinoxes are and how they work.

Summary List Placement The fall equinox comes this Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. ET. Although not the best time to balance an egg (that’s an old wives’ tale), the equinox heralds the coming of autumn, cooler temperatures, and shorter days for the northern hemisphere, which houses about 90% of Earth’s population. For the southern hemisphere, it signifies the opposite: warmer weather and the dawning of spring.  To illustrate what’s going on with the equinox, Dr. James O’Donoghue, a planetary scientist at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, created an animation that neatly summarizes how these events work, along with their relationship to the solstices.  Solstices and equinoxes are the products of Earth’s… Read More

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Some unemployed Americans will soon receive an extra $300 per week as states roll out bonus relief benefits from FEMA

Summary List Placement   In order to help those who were laid off due to the pandemic, Congress earlier this year sent out weekly $600 bonus unemployment checks. At the end of July, those benefits lapsed, and a month and a half later, Congress has yet to pass another package. But on August 8, President Trump allocated $44 billion to FEMA to provide grants to states in order to bridge the gap between the original stimulus package and the next one— whenever that may be, if it happens at all. The Lost Wages Supplemental Payment Assistance Grant allowed states to decide on their own if they needed the money and… Read More

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A motivational guru on how to easily audit what you spend your time and money on to make sure it’s going toward the things you truly value

Summary List Placement After hearing a monk give a lecture when he was 21, Jay Shetty’s life completely changed. For three years, he says he spent half his summer vacations working for corporations and the other half living like a monk in India. Along his journey, Jay applied the mindsets and practices he learned as a monk to everyday life, with a mission to make wisdom go viral by creating videos — which are now viewed by billions of people worldwide. More recently, he incorporated his journey, and the lessons he learned along the way, into his first book, “Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose… Read More

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Tech salaries in Florida revealed: How much IBM, Oracle, Cisco, ServiceNow, and Amazon pay engineers, developers, and consultants

Summary List Placement Florida is famous as a tourist destination and for its vibrant agriculture industry, but the Sunshine State has steadily drawn the attention of major tech companies. Most of the change happened in the last two decades, especially after the September 11 attacks which caused some serious disruption in the Florida economy, said Erik Sander, executive director of the Florida Engineering Experiment Station at the University of Florida,  “One of the things that 9/11 taught us as a state was that we really needed to diversify the economy,” he told Business Insider. “Florida was very very heavily reliant on agriculture and tourism. There was a relatively small tech… Read More

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