The Skills You Need to Be a Successful LeaderLOLLYDASKAL.COM — The foundation of successful leadership is a set of specific skills. You may have earned a leadership position through a combination of knowledge, aptitude and hard work, but once you get there you need new skills and attributes as well. Here are some of the most important: Security in yourself….
20 best places to visit in 2020EDITION.CNN.COM — (CNN) — Whether you want to relax on a remote island off the coast of Africa, ride Germany’s coolest trains or spot howling monkeys in South America, there is much to explore heading into a new decade in 2020.Japan will be hosting the Summer Olympics, Jamaica will be marking the late Bob Marley’s…
Withings unveils Apple Watch rival that looks for signs of sleep apneaMASHABLE.COM — At last year’s CES, Withings debuted the Move ECG—an analog watch equipped with an electrocardiogram sensor that was about a quarter of the price of the (now discontinued) Apple Watch Series Just like the Move ECG, the new watch has an electrocardiogram sensor to help detect arrhythmia. But it also comes with a SpO2 sensor to identify signs of sleep apnea and continuous heart rate monitoring. .
China Roundup: TikTok receives most government requests from India and USTECHCRUNCH.COM — Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. This week, currently the world’s hottest social media app, welcomed the new decade by publishing its first transparency report as it encounters rising scrutiny from regulators around the world.
Into Africa: tech leaders weigh in on Jack Dorsey’s planned move to the continentTECHCRUNCH.COM — It’s not every day that the CEO of a large Silicon Valley tech company decides to relocate to a different part of the world in order to learn more about it — particularly a frequently maligned and often overlooked by big-business part. But Jack Dorsey, the American tech entrepreneur who co-founded and leads not one, but two publicly listed companies (Twitter and Square) is not your typical CEO.
Australia Is Committing Climate SuicideNYTIMES.COM — BRUNY ISLAND, Tasmania — Australia today is ground zero for the climate catastrophe. Its glorious Great Barrier Reef is dying, its world-heritage rain forests are burning, its giant kelp forests have largely vanished, numerous towns have run out of water or are about to, and now the vast…
8 Tips for Social Media Customer Service [Infographic]SOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — Okay, it’s 2020, and social media platforms have now played a significant role in our interactive process for the better part of two decades. If you’ve not considered how your business can utilize social media for improved customer service and connection, it’s definitely time that you did, and the stats included in this infographic only reinforce the relevance of such.
The stars have aligned for Germany’s GreensECONOMIST.COM — THE STORY of Germany’s Greens is a series of once-per-decade eruptions. Forty years ago an eccentric band of environmentalists, peaceniks and anti-nuclear activists gathered in Karlsruhe to set up a political party. In the early 1990s, after the party stumbled by failing to back German…
Michelle Williams delivers powerful speech at Golden Globes about abortion rightsMASHABLE.COM — On Sunday night, actress Michelle Williams won Best Actress in a Limited Series or Television Movie at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards for her performance as Gwen Verdon in Fosse/Verdon. Taking the stage for her acceptance speech, Williams spoke to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, fellow nominees, and global audiences about the importance of abortion rights and women’s right to choose.
Here’s how Bosch engineers transformed the regular ol’ sun visorTECHCRUNCH.COM — While vehicles have become increasingly more advanced, the sun visor has stayed almost the same for more than nine decades. And yet, it remains a problematic feature that can obscure a driver’s field of view, especially at dusk and dawn. Three engineers have come up with a novel way to solve that problem by using a liquid crystal display, or LCD, a camera and facial recognition and detection software.
American Airlines Pulls an Unbelievable Social Media FlubINC.COM — In this case, the setting was New Year’s Eve. The place, Twitter. The company, American Airlines. The issue: video producer Andrew Kimmel posts a long thread about a scary time in Mexico in search of qualifying for frequent flier status and the carrier responds in a light-hearted manner. And AA…
The Shadow CommanderNEWYORKER.COM — Last February, some of Iran’s most influential leaders gathered at the Amir al-Momenin Mosque, in northeast Tehran, inside a gated community reserved for officers of the Revolutionary Guard. They had come to pay their last respects to a fallen comrade. Hassan Shateri, a veteran of Iran’s covert…
I Was Google’s Head of International Relations. Here’s Why I Left.MEDIUM.COM — The company’s motto used to be “Don’t be evil.” Things have changed. When I walked out the door on my last day as Google’s Head of International RelationsI couldn’t help but think of my first day at the company. I had exchanged a wood-paneled office, a suit and tie, and the job of wrestling California’s bureaucracy as Governor Schwarzenegger’s deputy chief of staff for a laptop, jeans, and a promise that I’d be making the world better and more equal, under the simple but powerful guidance “Don’t be evil.” I joined Google in 2008, when those words still mattered.
Airbnb’s New Year’s Eve guest volume shows its falling growth rateTECHCRUNCH.COM — back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. It’s finally 2020, the year that should bring us a direct listing from home-sharing giant Airbnb, a technology company valued at tens of billions of dollars. The company’s flotation will be a key event in this coming year’s technology exit market.
20 extremely simple New Year’s resolutions that you can easily achieveMASHABLE.COM — A lot of the time New Year’s resolutions are a bit too ambitious. If you want to read 50 books or travel the world in the new year, go for it. But life is extremely chaotic, so this year I’ve decided to set far more realistic goals. Instead of setting out to do one huge thing in the new year, not getting around to it, and feeling like you’ve failed yourself, try making some extremely simple resolutions that’ll still make you feel great.
Why you should follow, of all people, Patti Smith on InstagramMASHABLE.COM — In a digital world where consistency is key (#VSCO), Patti Smith’s apparent Instagram chaos is a revelation. Smith, an iconic musician, poet, writer, and artist, joined Instagram a little over two years ago (just before she turned 70). She’s posted daily ever since, tracking her life of touring,…
Counting down Boston’s biggest venture rounds from 2019TECHCRUNCH.COM — back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today, the last day of 2019, we’re taking a second look at Boston. Regular readers of this column will recall that we recently took a peek at Boston’s startup ecosystem, and that we compiled a short countdown of the largest rounds that took place this year in Utah.
The best viral videos of 2019MASHABLE.COM — These days it seems like the internet meme machine blows things up, only to forget about them a day later. So you may need a reminder of the best moments in the past year that united us all in tears, laughter, and occasionally, sweet, sweet keyboard rage. Captured on the first day of January, someone witnessed a dad through Dulles International Airport by the hood of her jacket.
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