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The Global Economy is Failing 35% of the World’s Talent

Across the Index, a total of 19 nations that have tapped 80% of their human capital potential or more. In addition to these 19 countries, 40 countries score between 70% and 80%. A further 38 countries score between 60% and 70%, while 28 countries score between 50% and 60%. Five countries in the Index remain […]

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The Fallacy of Job Insecurity – The New Yorker

Whether that increase in stability is wholly positive is arguable. In roaring economies, workers switch jobs more often, looking for higher pay or better bosses. The length of time spent at one job goes up in times of economic stress (such as the mid-aughts), when workers hang on for dear life. But whatever the cause, […]

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Rapid Emergence of the Gig Economy is Reshaping Businesses Globally as Large Corporations Begin to

ShiftPixy, Inc. creates innovative solution to Employer/Employee problems created by affordable care act (ACA); revolutionizes “GIG Economy” structure by creating its own proprietary workforce to lend out to third party employers. The ShiftPixy Solution allows employers who choose to reduce Employee Work Hours as their default dption to avoid mandated regulatory costs and related burdens; […]

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StartX alumnus Farm Hill raises $3M as it expands healthy food delivery to San Francisco – Silicon Valley Business Journal

Farm Hill, which launched out of the Stanford-affiliated StartX accelerator, raised $3 million in venture funding this week to help it expand its health-oriented food delivery to San Francisco. Source: StartX alumnus Farm Hill raises $3M as it expands healthy food delivery to San Francisco – Silicon Valley Business Journal

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7% of Americans are ‘super users’ of online services | Pew Research Center

From ride-hailing apps to shopping services, the sharing and on-demand economy has grown in the U.S., yet a relatively small minority of the public is incorporating shared and on-demand services deeply into their day-to-day lives. Still, some Americans are “super users”: 7% have used six or more services (out of a total of 11), according […]

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Austin-based Convey Raises $4.5 Million in Venture Capital – SiliconHills

Convey handles the logistics of moving large items from the store to homes and businesses. The company creates fulfillment software for retailers. Its customers include Jet.com, Build.com and Living Direct. Convey reports its software saves retailers approximately 11 to 22 percent, on average, on freight costs and increases on-time delivery. Source: Austin-based Convey Raises $4.5 […]

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Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Market to Reach 123.89 Billion USD by 2021 – IndustryARC

According to a recent study by IndustryARC the global market for industrial internet of things is estimated to reach $123.89 billion by 2021. The manufacturing industry will be the highest revenue generating segment for IIoT market in the forecast period. However, healthcare or medical devices segment will have the highest growth rate through 2016 to […]

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Uber Isn’t Going to Conquer the World – Bloomberg View

“These markets are contestable, and they’re contestable city-by-city,” Arun Sundararajan, a professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business, told me a few weeks ago. “There are network effects that are local to a particular market, but these are not like Facebook’s network effects. They don’t give you a multiyear advantage.” Source: Uber Isn’t […]

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Uber legislation creates windfall for lobbyists – The Boston Globe

Uber, which has resisted efforts to bring its regulations more closely in line with those of traditional taxis, paid more than $300,000 to lobbyists working to shape the bill, and added lobbyists this year [In Massachussetts]. Source: Uber legislation creates windfall for lobbyists – The Boston Globe

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Lyft passengers can now order a ride using Amazon’s Alexa

“We’re thrilled to be working with Lyft on the launch of their new Alexa skill. On-the-go Alexa customers can now ask Alexa to order a Lyft or even tip their driver,” said Rob Pulciani, Director Amazon Alexa.“All you have to do is say ‘Alexa, ask Lyft to call a ride,’ and you’re on your way. […]