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Google Calendar Adds ‘Out of Office’ Entry Type, Lets You Restrict Your Working Hours

HIGHLIGHTS Google Calendar has added a ‘Out of office’ entry type There is also an option to restrict your working hours Both new developments will be available for all G Suite users Google Calendar has received a new ‘Out of office’ entry type and an option to customise working hours to help you better balance between your work and personal time. ... Read More »

The Joys and Challenges of Working in a Restaurant

Working in a restaurant as a server can be a lot of fun. It can also be extremely hectic. One of the reasons why working in a restaurant is hectic is because you are constantly interacting with people who are in semi-stressful situations. Behind the kitchen, there are cooks, prep individuals, and a waitstaff that are all under a level ... Read More »

Yabba Dabba Doo! Malaysian Sultan Gets Working Flintstones Car

Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar of Johor received the belated birthday gift this week. KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: A Malaysian sultan has been given a life-size replica of Fred Flintstone’s car from the classic cartoon, although the modern update has an engine so he won’t tire out his regal feet. Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar of Johor, one of Malaysia’s most powerful and ... Read More »

Apple Supplier in China Accused of Harsh Working Conditions

At a Catcher Technology manufacturing complex in the Chinese industrial city of Suqian, about a six-hour drive from Shanghai, workers stand for up to 10 hours a day in hot workshops slicing and blasting iPhone casings for Apple, handling noxious chemicals sometimes without proper gloves or masks. These conditions — some described in a report Tuesday by advocacy group China Labor Watch, others in Bloomberg ... Read More »

Facebook team working on brain-powered technology

Facebook says it is working on technology to allow us to control computers directly with our brains. It is developing “silent speech” software to allow people to type at a rate of 100 words per minute, it says. The project, in its early stages, will require new technology to detect brainwaves without needing invasive surgery. “We are not talking about ... Read More »

What Working at a Social Media Company Taught Me about ROI

Image credit: Quka | Shutterstock.com SCOTT BRANDT CONTRIBUTOR CMO, Sprout Social 111Shares FEBRUARY 16, 2017 For the past four years, myself and three other marketers have met frequently to talk shop. We’ve celebrated a variety of milestones together — promotions, an engagement, our children’s birthdays. What had originally begun as an opportunity to learn from other professionals, has grown into ... Read More »

Mozilla Lays Off Employees Working on Firefox-Powered Connected Devices: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Mozilla dissolves team behind connected devices initiative The company has reportedly laid off a team of 50 Mozilla ended development of its Firefox OS for smartphones in 2015 Mozilla, the non-profit company popular for its Firefox browser, has given up on its dream of expanding into connected devices. The company has confirmed that it is dissolving its connected devices ... Read More »

Is Bigger Better? Office Politics and Working Real Estate Space

“What are you doing in Frank’s office,” I ask Bob who is staring at the overhead light fixture. Startled, he quickly looks down. I continue to tease him, “What is this? A meditation room? What are you doing?” Bob mumbles, “Counting.” “Counting what?” I ask. Bob takes a second, takes a breath and confesses, “ceiling tiles.” It takes me almost ... Read More »

Is Bigger Better? Office Politics and Working Real Estate Space

“What are you doing in Frank’s office,” I ask Bob who is staring at the overhead light fixture. Startled, he quickly looks down. I continue to tease him, “What is this? A meditation room? What are you doing?” Bob mumbles, “Counting.” “Counting what?” I ask. Bob takes a second, takes a breath and confesses, “ceiling tiles.” It takes me almost ... Read More »

Is Bigger Better? Office Politics and Working Real Estate Space

“What are you doing in Frank’s office,” I ask Bob who is staring at the overhead light fixture. Startled, he quickly looks down. I continue to tease him, “What is this? A meditation room? What are you doing?” Bob mumbles, “Counting.” “Counting what?” I ask. Bob takes a second, takes a breath and confesses, “ceiling tiles.” It takes me almost ... Read More »