Facebook wants you to find friends with similar interests in latest app update

A new Facebook things in common feature allows users to see what they have in common with other users, including mutually liked pages, events attended, places lived, and even work history.

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Kentucky man, transgender wife sue Amazon for workplace bias

A Kentucky man and his transgender wife sued Amazon on Wednesday, alleging that they endured sustained discrimination and harassment during a year as co-workers at the mammoth online retailer’s warehouse in northern Kentucky.

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Kentucky man, transgender wife sue Amazon for workplace bias

A Kentucky man and his transgender wife are suing Amazon, alleging that they endured sustained discrimination and harassment during a year as co-workers at an Amazon warehouse in northern Kentucky.

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Google may face lawsuit alleging gender discrimination

More than 60 women who are current or former employees of Google say they may take legal action against the tech giant over alleged sexism and pay disparities with their male colleagues. 

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Pilotless planes? No thanks, say more than half of travelers

Even if they were told the technology was perfectly safe, more than half of travelers still don’t like the idea of pilotless planes. Research shows that the industry has a big job to convince people it’ll be just fine.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/08/pilotless-planes-no-thanks-say-more-than-half-travelers.html

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Abraham Lincoln letter mystery 'almost certainly' solved, experts say

Forensic linguists say they have likely unraveled the mystery surrounding a famous Civil War-era letter, long believed to have been written by President Abraham Lincoln.

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Consumers Will Pay to Be Pleased: Survey


Eighty percent of participants in a recent Capgemini consumer survey said they would pay more for a better customer experience, and 9 percent were willing to pay up to 50 percent more. Researchers polled 3,300 customers of 125 companies in the utilities, consumer products, retail, retail banking, and Internet-based services sectors. Among the respondents were 450 senior executives from customer experience, customer service, IT, marketing and sales departments at 150 companies.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84653.html?rss=1

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What's Next in the Volatile Pay-TV Services Market?


There has been an erosion in penetration of pay-TV subscriptions in the United States. They have fallen from a high of 86 percent in 2014 to 83 percent in early 2017, based on Parks Associates recent consumer research. Despite signs in late 2015 and early 2016 that the U.S. cable TV industry finally had reversed years of subscriber losses, the numbers declined again for most cable operators late that same year. Over-the-top video services often are viewed as the primary driver for the declining pay-TV subscriber trend.

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Amazon launches 'Reload' to give Prime members more cash to spend

Amazon Reload offers Prime members a way to score extra funds if they make a few simple adjustments to the way they shop. So if you load up your Amazon gift card account via a debit card, Amazon will boost your funds by two percent.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/14/amazon-launches-reload-to-give-prime-members-more-cash-to-spend.html

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Researchers say they've found lost wonder of the world

They were considered the eighth natural wonder of the world and the greatest tourist attraction in the Southern Hemisphere in the mid-1800s—and then they were gone: The Pink and White Terraces of Lake Rotomahana in New Zealand’s North Island spellbound visitors until June 1886 when Mount Tarawera erupted, wiping the silica sinter (a kind of quartz) formations off the map.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/14/researchers-say-theyve-found-lost-wonder-world.html

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Managing Commissions to Boost Sales Productivity


Ask salespeople and they’ll tell you: They don’t have enough time in the day to sell. That’s not because the laws of physics cause salespeople to move through time faster than the rest of us — it’s because salespeople are pulled in many directions over the course of a day, cutting into their selling time. Actual selling takes up just 36 percent of the average salesperson’s time, a recent Salesforce study indicated. Another recent study found only about one-third of the average salesperson’s time was spent with customers.

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Tech Q&A: Card skimmers, government internet credits, watching kids' phones and more

ATM and credit card skimmers freak me out! What do they look like? How do you know if you are using a bad one?

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Google is going to start helping you blocking online ads next year

In an effort to force publishers to rethink the way they deliver ads on their websites, Google will be introducing its own ad blocker in 2018.

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PCs Shine Again, but for How Long?


Just when PCs looked to be dying a slow, painful death, they became interesting again. As expected, this week’s news coming from Computex in Taiwan is flush with new PCs and PC technologies, but is it enough to reinvigorate a market that has faced declining sales since 2011? The market peaked at just over 365 million units annually, and fell to 269 million units last year, according to Gartner. So, why all the excitement? The excitement is emerging from both the technology driving PCs and the applications leveraging the processing power of PCs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84576.html?rss=1

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