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Twitter Doubles Character Count

Twitter Doubles Character Count, But Not Use

So yes, I know Apple is having their live event show right now. I also know Apple is promoting many of their latest products. Furthermore, I know many of our computer repair customers can't get enough Apple (for reasons I can't understand). But I want to talk about Twitter. Twitter doubles character count, but not use. So remember last year, when Twitter doubled the maximum character count from 140 to 280? They thought this would boost Twitter use, because not [...]

Tim Cook vs Data Industrial Complex

Tim Cook vs Data Industrial Complex

So in Brussels, Belgium, IT service and IT support's best and brightest gathered. Apple CEO Tim Cook was the main event speaker. But he wasn't promoting the latest iPhone this time. Instead, he sounded an alarm about tech's future. It was Tim Cook vs data industrial complex. So I should say, there is no official 'data industrial complex' in Brussels, Europe, or anywhere else. However, Cook warned against how data and our own info can be used against us. Also, [...]

Can VR Help Your Food Taste Better?

Can VR Help Your Food Taste Better?

So at Cornell University, an Ivy League university, they're conducting an IT support and IT support experiment. It involves blue cheese and virtual reality. But what do these two things have in common? They ask the questions. Can VR help your food taste better? First, they gave 50 people VR headsets. Then, they gave them pieces of blue cheese. They ate the cheese in a typical booth first. Then they put the VR glasses. It was there where they sat [...]

Amazon Increases Minimum Wage

Amazon Increases Minimum Wage: Good Or Bad Thing?

So for years, many people from fast food to retail, protest a $15 minimum wage. So far, they made little headway. In fact, some found their jobs replaced by robots and AI technology. But it sounds like one company hears this protest and is doing something about it. Amazon increases minimum wage. This includes all Amazon employees, including those from Whole Foods. This also includes the 100,000 seasonal employees that will come. In fact, the holiday shopping season is almost [...]

Can Technology Help You Eat Better?

Can Technology Help You Eat Better?

So more people are dependent on technology and IT support than ever before. People are also trying to eat healthier than ever before. But let's put the two together. Can technology help you eat better? I ask because their is a company they call Farmer's Fridge. One of it's leaders is Eric Schmidt, a former Google CEO. Farmer's Fridge is making vending machines. And this machine will serve ready-to-eat healthy meals and snacks, like salads, granola bars, and healthy sandwiches. [...]

Amazon Go Store Opens In Chicago

Amazon Go Store Opens In Chicago

So Amazon has a new store. But I'm not talking about a new Whole Foods. I'm talking about an Amazon Go store, where there are no cashiers. This is Amazon Go Store opens in Chicago. But wait? Did you say a store without cashiers? That sounds almost as silly as cars without drivers , or restaurants without waiters (see where I'm going?). However yes, this store has no cashiers and no check-out lines. It opened in the heart of downtown [...]

Apple and Amazon Fall Backward

Apple and Amazon Fall Backward In Stocks

So remember when Apple and Amazon reached a trillion dollar status? It looks like those days are over, for now at least. Because Apple and Amazon fall backward in stocks. So in the last several days, Apple and Amazon lost over $100 billion in stocks. For example, back on Sept. 4, Apple hit a record of over $228. But since then, they lost over 5%, or around $10 a share. That may not sound like much. However, this means Apple [...]

Amazon Is Now Worth A Trillion Dollars

Amazon Is Now Worth A Trillion Dollars

So a few weeks ago, I reported that Apple is worth a trillion dollars. Then yesterday, another IT support company made that feat. Amazon is now worth a trillion dollars. So here is how Amazon did it. Tuesday, their stocks passed the $2,050 mark. That's just for one share. So now think of many many shares worth that amount. That's the main reason Amazon crossed this tremendous feat. But that's just the beginning. Because the other reasons are more complex. [...]

Facebook Co-Founder Fights Wealth Inequality

Facebook Co-Founder Fights Wealth Inequality

So the stock market is at an all-time high. Also, unemployment is at an all-time low. Let's pop the champagne, right? But not so fast, according to Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes. Facebook co-founder fights wealth inequality. Furthermore, Hughes wrote the book Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn. In it, he talks about reforming tax codes, but he mainly focuses a fair economy for all American workers. He says wealth inequality is worse than it was in the Great [...]

Google Keeps Employees In Check

Google Keeps Employees In Check

So this week, we hear a lot about civility. Incidents involving Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders and an 8-year-old California girl selling water show how uncivil our country is right now. But it seems Google wants to change that. Google keeps employees in check. Google leaders warn their employees to be nice, especially while using bulletin boards. Because in the past, some employees used these boards for rude, inappropriate and bullying conduct. However, new guidelines are out. It talks about what [...]

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