With companies training people less, the most valuable path to success may be pioneering your own career. Stephane Kasriel Published 12:00 pm, Thursday, June 7, 2018 Photo: Shannon Fagan | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Shannon Fagan | Getty Images Young Workers No Longer Get the On-the-Job Training They Need -- So They're Finding It Elsewhere 1 / 1 Back to Gallery There's an inside joke among execs that goes something like this: A chief financial officer, looking to save costs on training employees, asks the chief executive officer, "What if we spend money on training and they leave?" To which the CEO responds, "What if we don't and they stay?" Related: 4 Ways to Train Employees Effectively Recommended Video: Now Playing: Legendary guitar maker Gibson has filed for … [Read more...] about Young Workers No Longer Get the On-the-Job Training They Need — So They’re Finding It Elsewhere
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When opportunity knocks, you must answer the door. If you don't want to answer the door, at least look out that little peephole to see what the deal is. The latest word from the Apple v. Samsung patent trial is that Apple had given Samsung an opportunity as far back as 2010 to license some of its patents, which might have eliminated some of, if not all of, the current legal bickering that has permeated the industry. While Apple would have preferred to be approached by Samsung for the licenses, Apple gave Samsung a chance to license the patents because it is a strategic supplier to Apple.The deal offered by Apple would have Samsung pay $30 per smartphone produced by the Korean manufacturer and $40 for each tablet. If Samsung was willing to cross-license to Apple some of its patents, Apple said it would cut the licensing fee by 20%. By August 2010, the Cupertino based tech titan had begun to suspect that Samsung was infringing on Apple's design patents for its iconic smartphone. On … [Read more...] about Samsung declined the opportunity to license Apple’s patents in 2010
Until Tony Soprano took viewers on a strange journey over the New Jersey Turnpike for the very first time in 1999, television title sequences were mostly straightforward affairs. There was an establishing shot: a barrel wave off the coast of Hawaii, or choppers carrying wounded vets over a mountain in Korea. Then a theme song swelled, an earworm that would echo in your brain like an advertising jingle: “Here’s the story, of a lovely lady…” Some names appeared alongside corresponding actors, who often turned to smile — or brood, depending on their character — in a weirdly stagey way. The audience was told the central premise in no uncertain terms. The nanny is named Fran. In the criminal justice system the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups. The truth is “out there.” Then the cartoon family converged on the couch, and finally the show began. Television titles set the scene, offered some exposition, then got … [Read more...] about In the age of streaming TV, who needs title sequences?
Tim Martz made his fortune in broadcast radio, but even as a wealthy man, the price of chartering a private jet always stung a bit. So when Martz joined JetSmarter in February 2015, the service seemed like a steal. In return for a $7,000 annual membership fee, plus a $2,000 initiation charge, he could use the company’s mobile app to reserve flights on a private jet as often as he wanted. “You got the whole plane to yourself, which is great,” recalls Martz. He flew a half-dozen times in his first six months, taking trips from his Denver home to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and various vacation paradises. “I’m paying this amount of money and getting $15,000 flights for free, that’s a good deal.” Over the last two years, JetSmarter has earned a reputation as a fast-growing startup with a luxury product and investors to match. In December 2016, Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and the Saudi royal family led a $105 million round of funding that valued … [Read more...] about Legal threats and disgruntled clients: inside the ‘Uber for private jets’
In the first 30 years of mobile phone development, tech companies worked to make them smaller. Then, with the advent of the smartphone, we hit an inflection point where the size of the screen outweighed the portability of the device, and the race to miniaturize our smartphones came to an end. When it comes to the evolution of consumer camera drones, we’re in the early stages of experimenting with how small these gadgets can be while still delivering worthwhile results. DJI’s Phantom 4 came out in March 2016. Six months later it released the Mavic Pro, which was about half the weight and, with its folding design, less than half the size. Eights months after that, and DJI’s latest drone, the $499 Spark, halves the size and weight of the already slim Mavic. If things keep up at this rate, DJI will be able to cram a full payload of its advanced sensors, stabilizers, and camera into a drone the size of a matchbox by Christmas of this year. To deliver this form factor, … [Read more...] about DJI Spark review: a little bit of magic in the palm of your hand