Month: October 2017

LG SIGNATURE’s Retail Partnerships Show Need For Interactive Displays In Amazon-led World

Retail is evolving before our eyes, and all you have to do is take notice. Take LG SIGNATURE’s recent partnership with Bloomingdale’s. The Korean electronics brand is showcasing its smart-home appliances at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street in New York. Why the fuss? Because Bloomingdale’s iconic window displays are traditionally recognized for clothing and fashion-forward trends. When …

‘Immortal cells’ harvested in 1951 destroyed decades of medical research

A recent investigation revealed that over 30,000 medical research papers, published over decades, are now invalid due to contaminated cells. In many cases scientists who believed they were working on human cells were in fact working on mouse cells, others thought they had lung cells, but had liver instead. This is bad for science. Willem …

Uber asks drivers to pay $115 for a shot at extra Halloween earnings

A promotion from Uber offering drivers the chance to earn a 33 percent earnings boost in exchange for an upfront payment of $115 is causing controversy, and has lead some to accuse the controversial ridesharing company of charging drivers to work. One damning critique, from NYC-based technology ethnographer Alex Rosenblat, argues that the format of …

3 ways your remote team might get cabin fever — and how to combat it

Studies show that employees who work from home can be even more productive than in-office peers. They’re typically happier since they have more control over their lives and schedules. Business owners with a telecommuting staff don’t have to maintain expensive office space or deal with as many facilities management and technology support hassles. But ask …

What the freelancer income survey reveals about the gig economy

New York-based digital payments firm Payoneer helps businesses and professionals grow a global business. The financial services company work with a broad range of clients from freelancers all the way up through to tech behemoths such as Amazon, Google, and Airbnb. Typical clients are businesses that are entirely digital that go global very quickly. What …

Can AI predict hit songs before they’ve blown up? This startup thinks so

Being on the lookout for the next big hit is what keeps music publishers and producers awake at night – but thanks to artificial intelligence and neural networks, they might finally get a good night’s sleep. Speaking the Amsterdam Dance Event Tech conference today, Ard Boerd from Goldmund Wyldebeast & Wunderliebe took the stage to present …