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Contra wants to be the community that independent workers are missing

Whether you’re working on something new according to your Twitter bio, or self-employed, according to your LinkedIn bio, founder Ben Huffman thinks his platform, Contra, will be the best way for independent workers to explain and monetize what they.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchFeb 23rd, 2021

Europe kicks off bid to find a route to ‘better’ gig work

The European Union has kicked off the first stage of a consultation process involving gig platforms and workers. Regional lawmakers have said they want to improve working conditions for people who provide labor via platforms which EU digital policy c.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News8 hr. 30 min. ago

What Would You Do With An Industrial AI Platform?

Get ready to start thinking on a whole different level. With the E-RT3, you could be doing automation with some of the toughest and most robust hardware in the world. In this contest, Make: Community along with Yokogawa challenge you to come up with.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  makezineonlineRelated News9 hr. 30 min. ago

How much is a clam worth to a coastal community?

Researchers have developed a method to estimate the value of oyster and clam aquaculture to nitrogen reduction in a coastal community. Nitrogen is a nutrient that comes from many different sources, including agriculture, fertilizers, septic systems,.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News9 hr. 30 min. ago

UK police find missing Brits quicker, at home or abroad.

A new report shows that British citizens who are missing abroad were more than twice as likely to be found by UK police as police in the country of disappearance......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 2 min. ago

Twinkling Black Holes Reveal an Invisible Cloud in Our Galaxy

Cosmic radio backlights are helping scientists size up “missing” forms of matter and might offer clues about what makes up the universe......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News11 hr. 30 min. ago

Researchers produce beams of entangled atoms

Heads or tails? If we toss two coins into the air, the result of one coin toss has nothing to do with the result of the other. Coins are independent objects. In the world of quantum physics, things are different: Quantum particles can be entangled, i.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 30 min. ago

How women, migrants and workers are represented in the German Bundestag

Members of the German Bundestag who belong to underrepresented groups are more active in the legislative process and, early on, typically tend to advocate more for the interests of their groups. However, a current study by the universities in Konstan.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

"Missing ice problem" finally solved

During glacial periods, the sea level falls, because vast quantities of water are stored in the massive inland glaciers. To date, however, computer models have been unable to reconcile sea-level height with the thickness of the glaciers. Using innova.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

Contra wants to be the community that independent workers are missing

Whether you’re working on something new according to your Twitter bio, or self-employed, according to your LinkedIn bio, founder Ben Huffman thinks his platform, Contra, will be the best way for independent workers to explain and monetize what they.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

Gene implicated in neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer, identified

A new study has identified that a chromosome instability gene, USP24, is frequently missing in pediatric patients with neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of childhood cancer. The finding provides important insight into the development of this disease......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2021

Going on holiday has a restorative effect on changes in DNA of shift workers

Going on holiday can affect shift workers on the level of gene function: a new study indicates that resting during a holiday period restored functions associated with DNA regulation in shift workers suffering from sleep deprivation......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2021

Lightspeed’s COO David Baga leaving to join pay advance startup Even as CEO

David Baga is going to be getting a new paycheck, which is fitting all things considered. Even, an “on-demand pay” startup that ‘evens’ out paychecks for workers to give them financial stability and flexibility, will announce later this morni.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2021

The video call apps linking home workers with strangers

A number of tech firms are connecting people working from home with strangers via video calls......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2021

Chief community officer is the new CMO

Community isn’t a single Slack group or event or newsletter. It’s an aggregation of all of these touch points, and includes both customers, eventual customers and one-time users. Despite this nebulous, disconnected reality, companies are paying m.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2021

South Korea’s prime minister has joined Clubhouse

After garnering an estimated 8 million downloads since its launch, Clubhouse’s popularity continues across the world and even outside of its original tech-focused seed community. The latest news comes from East Asia, where Korean media reported thi.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2021

UK Supreme Court says Uber drivers are not independent contractors

Uber's "gig economy" business model is under attack around the world. Enlarge (credit: Peter Summers/Getty Images) The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has ruled that Uber drivers are legally workers, not self-employed contractors as Uber h.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2021

California Republicans less likely to seek COVID vaccine, poll reports

As California struggles to bring the deadly COVID-19 pandemic under control, the state's Republican voters are far less likely to seek a vaccine and express less support for small businesses, health care workers and other at-risk workers, according t.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2021

Uber drivers are workers not self-employed, Supreme Court rules

The decision could mean thousands of Uber drivers are set to receive minimum wage and holiday pay......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2021

Uber loses gig workers rights challenge in UK Supreme Court

Uber has lost a long running employment tribunal challenge in the UK’s Supreme Court — with the court dismissing the ride-hailing giant’s appeal and reaffirming earlier rulings that drivers who brought the case are workers, not inde.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2021

UK Supreme Court rules that Uber drivers are "workers," not independent contractors

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that Uber must classify its drivers as workers and not independent contractors, a decision that could deliver a major blow to the company's business model in one of its most important markets......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2021