Why Remote Work is Bad for Younger EmployeesINC.COM — If there is one thing everyone can agree on when it comes to the pandemic, it’s that remote work is going to be a lot more common when it’s over. That sounds like a good thing to me. I’ve been working remotely for over a decade and shudder in horror at the thought of going back to an office. But will everyone fair equally well when they no longer have to show their face at work? .
The Top Instagram Updates You Need to Know: July 2020BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Keep informed with this rundown of Instagram’s latest updates. From new ad formats to Instagram Shop upgrades, Instagram is constantly introducing new features for marketers. But if you don’t know about them, you can’t take advantage of them. Stay in the know so you get ahead of Instagram trends…
How the Pandemic Defeated AmericaTHEATLANTIC.COM — Image above: A masked worker cleans a New York City subway entrance. H come to this? A virus a thousand times smaller than a dust mote has humbled and humiliated the planet’s most powerful nation. America has failed to protect its people, leaving them with illness and financial ruin. It has lost its status as a global leader.
The Truth Is Paywalled But The Lies Are FreeCURRENTAFFAIRS.ORG — Paywalls are justified, even though they are annoying. It costs money to produce good writing, to run a website, to license photographs. A lot of money, if you want quality. Asking people for a fee to access content is therefore very reasonable. You don’t expect to get a print subscription to the newspaper gratis, why would a website be different?
How a TikTok ban could work, and what it means for your contentMASHABLE.COM — President Donald Trump casually dropped Friday that he would “ban” TikTok. That added heft to earlier statements made by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the administration was considering a ban. Trump provided few details, and any executive actions he might sign would be subject to legal challenges.
SpaceX and NASA successfully return Crew Dragon spacecraft to Earth with astronauts on boardTECHCRUNCH.COM — and NASA have made history once again, successfully completing the crucial final phase of their Demo-2 mission for the Crew Dragon spacecraft, SpaceX’s first spacecraft made for human flight. This marks the end of this last demonstration mission, which flew NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station on May 30, where they remained for two months prior to making the return trip on Sunday.
It looks like Sequoia has hired a second partner in Europe: Revolut product lead George RobsonTECHCRUNCH.COM — Silicon Valley venture capital firm Sequoia Capital recently set up shop in Europe after hiring Luciana Lixandru away from Accel’s London office. Now, according to a tweet by Revolut product lead George Robson, the VC has recruited a second European partner. Robson, who also previously co-founded Kickstart London, a student-run accelerator programme in the U.and has worked at Morgan Stanley as an analyst, announced via Twitter last week that he has joined Sequoia’s burgeoning European operation where he says he’ll be working with the team “to help founders across Europe build the next generation of transformative companies”.
Stunning photos show socially distanced pilgrims attending Hajj in MeccaMASHABLE.COM — One of the world’s largest annual religious gatherings, the five-day Hajj event is one of the five pillars of Islam. Usually, millions descend upon the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, and circumambulate around Islam’s holiest shrine, the Kaaba, which sits at the centre of Mecca’s Grand Mosque. In the past, pilgrims would kiss or touch the sacred black stone, but that’s not allowed this year amid the COVID pandemic.
As threats to the company mount, TikTok pushes backTECHCRUNCH.COM — As existential rollercoaster ride continues to rattle on, the company is trying to sway regulators and the public with a flood of dollars and arguments wrapped in free enterprise and free speech to ensure that its parent company Bytedance can retain control of its operations. The push to validate its business comes as reports swirl around a potential Presidential ban and bid from Microsoft to take over the company’s business in the U.As it confronts domestic competitors and political attacks, TikTok and its parent company Bytedance have picked up some defenders from the American civil rights movement.
Twitter survey reveals the subscription options it’s eyeing, including an ‘Undo Send’ optionTECHCRUNCH.COM — Earlier this month, Twitter told investors it’s considering a subscription model as a means of generating additional revenue to support its business. Now we know what sort of value-add features may be eyeing. In a new survey, the company asks users to evaluate paid features like “undo send” (an alternative to an edit button), as well as other ideas like custom colors, the ability to publish longer and more high-def videos, support for profile badges, auto responses, additional “social listening” analytics, and the ability to run brand surveys about ads.
Congressman complains that Google’s CEO should fix his dad’s Gmail spam filterMASHABLE.COM — Gifted one-on-one time with four of the most powerful tech executives in the world, Republican Florida Congressman Greg Steube decided to grill Google CEO Sundar Pichai about Gmail’s spam folders. After first complaining about not being able to Google the far-right website Gateway Pundit, Steube spent much of his allotted five minutes on Gmail’s spam folder.