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Google Pledges $1B to Train Workers for High-Tech Jobs

Google pledges $1B to train Workers

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced on Thursday that the Internet search giant will commit $1 billion to nonprofit groups worldwide over the next five years for high-tech job training. It is considered as the biggest financial pledge from the company, reports said. Aside from the grants, Google will conduct a “Grow With Google” tour across the US that will work …

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FastPay Buys AnchorOps, Forms Financial Solutions Powerhouse for Media

Fastpay buys Anchorops

FastPay and AnchorOps have formed what is now widely considered as a financial solutions powerhouse for digital media. This after FastPay acquired AnchorOps, according to an announcement from FastPay CEO/Founder Jed Simon. (Read: FastPay Acquires AnchorOps, Creating a Financial Solutions Powerhouse for Media) The two businesses are engaged in media financing. Single platform In their announcement, Simon said: “We’ve been …

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Google Buys Podcast App Co-Founded by Ex-Netflix Execs

Google Buys Podcast App

Podcast app 60dB has been purchased by Google, according to the Business Insider. A representative of Google confirmed the acquisition to Business Insider but did not divulge details about the purchase of the podcast app that was co-founded by former Netflix executives. Instead, the Google rep referred queries about the purchase to the announcement on Medium.com regarding the purchase of …

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Cloud-Linked Security Features Announced for Upcoming Microsoft 365 Program

Cloud-Linked Security Features

Microsoft recently announced the release of multiple new security updates that is to come with its “Microsoft 365” program offerings. This announcement was made during the Microsoft Ignite 2017 held last September 25-29 in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Ignite is Microsoft’s yearly expo and conference that brings together enterprise users and the IT community to talk …

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Apple Probes Swelling of IPhone 8 Plus Batteries

Swelling of IPhone 8 plus batteries

Following reports of the swelling of iPhone 8 batteries, Apple has assured that the incidents don’t pose any danger to mobile phone users. A Vice News report said the iPhone maker had assured that “the incidents do not represent a safety concern, but that a battery swelling has the caused the problems.” A spokesperson for Apple has been quoted by …

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Google to Provide LTE in Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico via Internet-Beaming Balloons

Internet Beaming Balloons

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) allowed Google’s parent company Alphabet to restore LTE and Internet service on Puerto Rico. The move comes more than two weeks after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island with record-winds and torrential rains. Maria knocked down cell service and Internet in the island, leaving it isolated from the rest of the world. Reports said 83 percent …

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Facebook Partners With ZipRecruiter and Other Aggregators to Boost Job Searches

ZipRecruiter

Gaurav Dosi, Facebook’s Product Manager for Jobs, recently announced that the Facebook has opened its job-advertising features to third-party recruitment companies. This announcement was made during the TAtech Fall Congress & World Job Board Forum last September 28 at the Hyatt Regency Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. Recruitment platforms who partnered with Facebook now offer their customers a feature to …

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Mozilla Releases Beta Version of Firefox Quantum

fire fox quantum

Last September 26, Mozilla recently announced the release of the beta version of their Firefox version 57 update. Because members of the non-profit community feel that “the version number – 57 – can’t really convey the magnitude of the changes” being made, developers chose to have the upcoming release dubbed as “Firefox Quantum” instead. Mozilla announced that Firefox Quantum is …

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Jared Kushner Used Personal Email for White House Transactions

Jared Kushner

A report by the journalism company “Politico” that was recently published last September 24 claimed that Jared Kushner, President Trump’s Official Senior Adviser, and son-in-law, had used his personal email account to transact official White House business. This email account was created during the transition period that occurred right after the 2016 elections. Politico criticized this finding as being part …

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