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Tech enables social impact: Q&A with Joan Yao Kickstart Ventures VP

Tech can enable social impact, especially with capital funding. Joan Yao, VP of Investment of Kickstart Ventures, the corporate VC affiliated to Philippines' Globe Telecom, brought her story alive by sharing how tech enables social impact and her exp.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesSep 24th, 2021

When humanlike chatbots miss the mark in customer service interactions

Researchers from University of Oxford published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines the use of chatbots in customer-service roles and finds that when customers are angry, humanlike chatbots can negatively impact customer satisfa.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News33 min. ago

Going off the rails: Research reveals ecological impact of rail transport on UK bat species

New research from the University of Sussex has revealed the ecological impact of rail transport on bats in the UK, throwing light on a previously unstudied area......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News33 min. ago

Citizen scientists help assure quality of coastal biodiversity monitoring

In 2019, history student Rodrigo Gomes found out on social media about a call for volunteers to take part in a scientific project relating to the ocean and conducted by the Federal University of São Paulo's Institute of Marine Sciences (IMAR-UNIFESP.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News33 min. ago

We’re obsessed with this Alexa-enabled Christmas tree

Tech lovers who are huge fans of the holiday season shouldn't miss Best Buy's discount for the Mr. Christmas Alexa-enabled Christmas tree, which is $100 off......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News34 min. ago

PayPal Exploring a Purchase of Pinterest, Valuing Social Media Firm at $39 Billion

PayPal is exploring an acquisition of social media company Pinterest, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday. From a report: San Jose, California-based PayPal has recently approached Pinterest about a potential deal, the people said, asking not to be i.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News4 hr. 1 min. ago

Edge computing: 5 potential pitfalls

Edge computing is gaining steam as an enterprise IT strategy with organizations looking to push storage and analytics closer to where data is gathered, as in IoT networks. But it’s got its challenges. Tech Spotlight: Edge Computing Proving the.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News5 hr. 1 min. ago

Mercedes-Benz and Microsoft HoloLens 2 show off augmented reality"s impact in the automotive space

For customers that bring in a hard-to-solve problem, it was common for Mercedes-Benz to call in a flying doctor, an expert from HQ that would fly in and get hands-on with an issue. That could take days to arrange, not to mention the costs and environ.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News5 hr. 1 min. ago

Microsoft not done acquiring game studios following $7.5 billion Bethesda buyout, says Xbox head

The Wall Street Journal recently interviewed Microsoft's vice-president of gaming and head of the Xbox division Phil Spencer. During the publication's Tech Live event, Spencer confirmed Xbox is still willing to buy more game studios should suitable o.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News5 hr. 1 min. ago

Google introduces Real Tone to fight bias in camera tech

One of Google's blog posts that came with the Pixel 6 presentation, along with the announcement page for Real Tone, both admit that Google in the past has had problems accurately representing people of color with its photo technology. The blog post e.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News5 hr. 1 min. ago

The UK"s Royal Mint is using "revolutionary" new tech to recover gold from e-waste

The Royal Mint has partnered with Canadian start-up Excir to use the extraction tech, which is able to recover 99% of the metals found in electronic waste. It said the chemistry selectively targets and extracts precious metals from circuit boards in.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News5 hr. 1 min. ago

Apple activist reportedly fired after deleting files on work device

Janneke Parrish, an Austin-based employee who worked on Apple Maps, is a leader of #AppleToo.An Apple program manager who posted anonymous stories of discrimination against employees at the tech giant has reportedly been canned. Janneke Parrish,.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 1 min. ago

Why Twitter should share revenues with soccer players

High-profile social media users, such as actors, popstars or athletes, compete on social media for user attention, that can translate into ticket sales for concerts or movies, a better contract, or lucrative product endorsements. This kind of competi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News5 hr. 1 min. ago

Astronomers detect signs of an atmosphere stripped from a planet in a giant impact

Young planetary systems generally experience extreme growing pains, as infant bodies collide and fuse to form progressively larger planets. In our own solar system, the Earth and moon are thought to be products of this type of giant impact. Astronome.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News5 hr. 1 min. ago

Climate crisis: How states may be held responsible for impact on children

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has determined that a government can, in theory, be held to account for the impact its country's carbon emissions have on its children, both within and outside of its borders. This is in response to a compl.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News6 hr. 33 min. ago

Strengthening the climate for sustainable agricultural growth

Today, the 2021 Global Agricultural Productivity Report (GAP Report), "Strengthening the Climate for Sustainable Agricultural Growth," was released by Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. It urges the acceleration of productivity.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News6 hr. 33 min. ago

Facebook is planning to change its name, report says

Facebook is planning to rebrand itself with a new name focused on the metaverse, the Verge reported on Tuesday, as the tech giant comes under fire from regulators around the world over its business practices......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News8 hr. 34 min. ago

Flooding in Venice worsens off-season amid climate change

After Venice suffered the second-worst flood in its history in November 2019, it was inundated with four more exceptional tides within six weeks, shocking Venetians and triggering fears about the worsening impact of climate change......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News9 hr. 33 min. ago

What is the Norton Ultimate Help Desk?

If you aren’t all that confident with PCs, Norton's Ultimate Help Desk package could be the answer to your tech support prayers......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News11 hr. 1 min. ago

Manufacturers in Vietnam striving to resume normal operations

Since reopening in early October, export-processing zones and industrial parks in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam have restored production capacity to nearly 70%, while Saigon Hi-Tech Park is also running at 75% capacity, according to media reports......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News14 hr. 1 min. ago

Best backpack 2021: return to the office or campus in style

The best backpack carries more than just your laptop and a couple of books, these can also protect your tech while looking great......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsOct 19th, 2021