Science & Tech


Microsoft says it’s true: Cat videos distract workers

admin December 18, 2018 0

In a poll of 20,000 European workers released Monday, Microsoft, which became one of the world’s most profitable companies by marketing office productivity software, acknowledges new digital technology can, in some circumstances, sometimes not lead to any increase in productivity and actually result in less employee engagement with their work. (Shutterstock/File)

Economists have been puzzled in recent years by the so-called “productivity paradox,”the fact that the digital revolution of the past four decades hasn’t resulted in big gains in output per worker as happened with earlier technological upheaval.…

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You can now find jobs through Facebook

admin November 26, 2018 0

If you’re in either in United States or Canada, Facebook's new feature can be accessed in the new “jobs” tab in the app and on the website. (Shutterstock/File)

In an attempt to continue to expand its features, Facebook has begun allowing businesses in the United States and Canada to create job listings and take applications, putting the social media giant in direct…

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Twitter may cut hundreds of jobs this week

admin August 3, 2018 0

Previously, several company giants, such as Disney, Google and Apple, seemed interested in bidding for the San Francisco-based platform, but all later withdrew. ( Satori)

Twitter Inc. reportedly plans to dismiss around 8 percent or 300 of its employees amid slow growth. Previously, several company giants, such as Disney, Google and Apple, seemed interested in bidding for the San Francisco-based platform, but…

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Stubborn people tend to live longer, says study

admin March 9, 2018 0

According to a joint study by researchers from University of Rome La Sapienza in Italy and University of California San Diego School, those who possess qualities of positivity and stubbornness and who have a conscientious work ethic lived far longer than their counterparts. (Shutterstock/File)

Stubbornness is oftentimes the cause of conflict among work peers, but the trait could actually help individuals prolong their lives. According to a joint study by researchers from University of Rome La Sapienza in…

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Think like a startup in these four steps

admin February 19, 2018 0

The advancement of technology infrastructure has facilitated the growth of more digital startups and it turns out these companies tend to share a similar style in conducting their work. (Shutterstock/File)

Born out of the heart of innovation, Silicon Valley, the emergence of digital startups is a business trend that is increasingly being adopted in different parts of the world. The advancement of technology infrastructure,…

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Startup 101: Where and what you should study

admin February 12, 2018 0

One common assumption is that we need to take a tech-related major to found a tech-based startup. In reality, the majority of Indonesian startup founders do not have a tech background. (Shutterstock/File)

The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking 2017/2018 shows that two Indonesian universities have upped their position. The University of Indonesia (UI) went up from place 325 to place 277 and the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB)…

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