Alyssa Pagano, provided by Published 2:05 pm PST, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Photo: Getty Images Photo: Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Getty Images Jeff Bezos on regulating giant tech companies: 'I expect us to be scrutinized' 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos spoke to Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner in May 2018. The two discussed the need to regulate large tech companies. Amazon has seen major growth in a short period of time — according to Bezos, the company went from 30,000 employees to 560,000 employees in eight years. Watch the video above to see what Bezos has to say about the possibility of breaking up Amazon and the importance of scrutinizing big … [Read more...] about Jeff Bezos on regulating giant tech companies: ‘I expect us to be scrutinized’
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Normally when you think about sectors of the U.S. economy that are subject to government protections or emergency oversight, you think of financial institutions and automakers such as GM, which received bailouts in the wake of the financial meltdown in 2008 and 2009.Or, most recently, tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on foreign imports of aluminum and steel.But last week, the actions of a federal agency few San Diegans had ever heard of highlighted a larger discussion about the relationship between national security interests and the tech sector.The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States on March 4 put the much-anticipated shareholder meeting of San Diego Fortune 500 company Qualcomm on hold. The committee said it will conduct a 30-day review “to investigate fully” the $117 billion hostile takeover bid by Singapore-based Broadcom to acquire Qualcomm.The reasons?General concerns about national security and specific anxieties whether a Broadcom … [Read more...] about Does the U.S. government need to protect American tech companies?
If you’re looking for a great tech city to find your next job in, then stop looking at Silicon Valley and start looking at Amsterdam. The Dutch capital was named the best European Tech City to work in by Hubspot, which recently did a study into Europe’s tech scene. This comes as no surprise if you consider that 578 international ICT (information and communications technology) companies have offices in Amsterdam, with 170 of them picking Amsterdam to establish their headquarters. These companies are always looking for new and talented people to hire. If you’re one of those looking for a new job in this sector or wanting to start your career in tech, here are nine reasons why you need to focus your attention on Amsterdam. 1. Hugh variety of tech companies “The variety of work you can find here is just massive compared to other places,” says Cristina Carstea, who works as a developer at trading firm Optiver. Companies like BTC.com, which works in … [Read more...] about 9 reasons why Amsterdam is the best place on Earth if you work in tech
On January 16, a new course launched on the online learning platform Coursera with an unassuming name: The Google IT Support Professional Certificate. It promised to prepare beginners for entry-level jobs in IT in eight to 12 months. That day, it attracted the largest-ever group of first-time Coursera users, almost half of them people without college degrees. By February, it was Coursera’s second-most-popular offering. More than 18,000 people have enrolled in the $49-a-month program so far, 160 of whom have completed it. “Even as we were building it, even as it was about to launch, I never anticipated the success of it,” says Natalie Van Kleef Conley, Google’s product lead for the program. Two months later, the six courses required for the certificate continue to get about 1,000 registrants per day. A big reason for its popularity, beyond the certificate and the Google brand, is that upon completing the courses, the newly trained IT support folk can submit their … [Read more...] about Tech Companies Try to Retrain the Workers They’re Displacing
From apps that diagnose irregular heart rhythms to phone cases that claim to measure blood pressure, there has been a wave of technology promising to use our everyday devices — smartphones and wearables — to fight heart disease. But why heart health, and how much can these gadgets really do? Heart disease is the most common cause of death around the world, according to the World Health Organization, so of course companies want to work on a problem that could have a huge impact, and bring in lots of money. Apple, for example, has launched a study to identify irregular heart rhythms with its Apple Watch. Plus, many sensors and wearables lend themselves particularly well to helping with cardiovascular problems, says Greg Marcus, a cardiologist at the University of California, San Francisco. Many phones, for example, already have accelerometers that measure physical activity like steps taken, while wearables like the Apple Watch and Fitbits use sensors to measure heart rate. … [Read more...] about Tech companies are targeting heart disease — here’s how