How tech firms can drive growth — without making inequality worse

For many cities, tech hubs have been a key to jump starting economic growth in the wake of the global financial crisis. In an era of uncertainty, tech-sector growth is proving to be a driving force for nations attempting to reach into the “next economy”. In the UK, for instance, the sector is – optimistically – predicted to grow four times faster than GDP, while tech job growth is expected to outperform all other occupation categories by 2020. By traditional measures of a successful economy – jobs and wages – this is a welcome development. But there is a growing… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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The science behind why everyone is angry on Twitter on Mondays

The link between hot weather and aggressive crime is well established. But can the same be said for online aggression, such as angry tweets? And is online anger a predictor of assaults? Our study just published suggests the answer is a clear “no.” We found angry tweet counts actually increased in cooler weather. And as daily maximum temperatures rose, angry tweet counts decreased. We also found the incidence of angry tweets is highest on Mondays, and perhaps unsurprisingly, angry Twitter posts are most prevalent after big news events such as a leadership spill. This is the first study to compare… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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6 tips on how to overcome the unique challenges of managing a fintech team

The fintech industry has grown immensely in the last few years, making up nearly half of all the venture capital invested in 2018. As a result of that investment and growth, regulations have been increasing, consumers are becoming dependent on fintech technologies and the fintech market, and fintech companies are maturing. But during this uncertain time, fintech companies must focus not only on establishing their name and securing funding, but also on sustaining their profitably and growth as much as possible. One key factor that determines company success above everything else is your team. I’ve found managing a fintech company… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Amazon and Flipkart might have to give their source code to the Indian government

Online retailers such as Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart might have to hand over their site’s source code and core algorithms to the Indian government. According to a report by Bloomberg, a new draft ecommerce policy that seeks to bring competitiveness in the market, list this as a mandate. The draft bill also asks if companies are using “explainable AI” (XAI) — a type of AI that makes solutions and methods understandable for humans. The bill tackles the question of storing the data locally, but leaves it open by saying that after consultation the government “will define the categories of e-commerce that would… This story continues at The Next Web Or… Read More

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Pardon the Intrusion #21: What does the privacy label say?

Subscribe to this bi-weekly newsletter here! Welcome to the latest edition of Pardon The Intrusion, TNW’s bi-weekly newsletter in which we explore the wild world of security. It’s 2020 and Apple is stepping up its privacy game. At the WWDC developers conference held a few weeks ago, Apple highlighted a slew of new security and privacy features that have been added to the upcoming iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur operating systems. There’s a handy list here, but the one feature that caught my attention the most was the introduction of privacy summaries for third-party apps. There’s no denying that… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Last chance to get these seven digital offers at huge discounts

TLDR: Check out these seven digital offers to improve your productivity, your work quality and even you, all at up to $3.500 off. We could make some bad puns about independence and such, but you’d see right through that cheap writing ploy. The reality is this is a pre-July 4th collection of great digital offers, all with discounts of between $125 to $3,500. If those cold, hard numbers on some stellar productivity and protection products don’t do all the persuading that needs to be done, it’s doubtful some ridiculously stretched July 4th reference will save the day. Instead, we’ll just… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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