We used a crowdsourcing approach because scholarly publications don't always include the original data needed to allow global comparisons. Even when these data are shared by archaeologists, they use many different formats from one project to another, making it difficult to combine for large-scale analysis. Our goal from the beginning was to make it easy for anyone to check our work and reuse our data — we've put all our research materials online where they can be freely accessed by anyone. … [Read more...] about Anthropocene? Humans Have Been Changing the Planet for Millennia.
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Apple's iPhone SE recipe adapted by AndroidApple hasn't sold the iPhone SE for nearly a year and a half. During that time other phone makers used a similar budget phone recipe to create compelling Android phones. One of the best budget phones I've used is the Moto G7, which costs $300. It has a Gorilla Glass 3 body, a modern small bezel design and runs Motorola's lightly customized version of Android. It doesn't have the best camera, a high refresh rate screen or a flagship processor. But those are smart trade-offs Motorola made to hit a ridiculously low price. … [Read more...] about The iPhone 9 (SE 2): Here’s how Apple can make it successful
BENGALURU: As IT services companies compete to win in a market where demand is dwindling and there is increased pressure to retain clients, large deals are witnessing a financial engineering component. These could range from one-time discounts or deferred payment plans to upfront cheques for expected savings. The financial aspects of deals are particularly important in the legacy area, which still accounts for a significant chunk of IT services revenue despite the rise of newer technologies. “In services which are getting more and more commoditised and price-led, the focus is first, how do you extract more efficiency, and once the efficiency (has) reached a logical limit, you tend to go to this kind of financial engineering,” said Rajesh Gopinathan, CEO of Tata Consultancy Services, India’s top IT services provider. Since the areas in which financial engineering are required is shrinking, the volume of deals that require such terms will decline as more digital … [Read more...] about Indian IT billing: This is how it has changed
Other recommendations, such as paying drivers a living wage and making payroll tax contributions to workers compensation, social security, and unemployment insurance, will be a tougher hill to climb to those advocating for a more ethical Uber. The company classifies its drivers as independent contractors, arguing they are in business for themselves and thus ineligible for traditional benefits like overtime and health insurance. Still, it’s noticeable that the advocates don’t call for Uber to reclassify its drivers outright, but simply comply with some core labor standards. … [Read more...] about How Uber can emerge from its scandals as a more ethical company