Silicon Valley Watcher (End of Work)

2017
October
16,
2017
| 08:20 PM America/Los_Angeles
About a year or more ago I was at an event that featured a panel of top Artificial Intelligence  (AI) experts. It was held at SRI International — Silicon Valley’s famous and at times, infamous research institute— responsible for the spun-out Nuance v...
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2016
October
13,
2016
| 09:10 PM America/Los_Angeles
General Electric (GE), the largest industrial company in the US, says it has developed processes that more than double the speed of innovation and which have the potential to completely restructure its own business.GE will next week launch its first ...
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July
19,
2016
| 02:51 PM America/Los_Angeles
Millennials will leave jobs that use technologies “not up to their standard” and they prefer to have “high-tech perks” than free food and ping pong, according to a global survey commissioned by Dell and Intel. The Future Workforce Study questioned al...
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2013
October
29,
2013
| 04:16 PM America/Los_Angeles
(Above from left) Doug MacMillan, Bloomberg; Melissa Daimler, Twitter; Rowan Trollope, Cisco Systems; and Todd Carlisle, Director of Staffing at Google.There’s enormous competition for software engineers and many companies offer an ever larger array ...
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October
28,
2013
| 05:16 PM America/Los_Angeles
Historians will look back at the past 20 years as a unique period, a time when there was great opportunity to see deep into the collective soul of entire societies because people’s online behavior was largely naked of any fears of being judged or mon...
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October
09,
2013
| 01:14 PM America/Los_Angeles
Gartner is the world's largest IT market research firm and its analysts consult with the biggest global businesses. Normally, Gartner is concerned with dry IT topics such as server virtualization.Nick Farrell reporting for TechEye:Gartner claims that...
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October
08,
2013
| 12:19 PM America/Los_Angeles
Nick Farrell reporting for TechEye: According to Chinese state media, the country hires two million people to run and monitor its "Great Firewall."Beijing News has reported that many employees are performing keyword searches and checking tens of mill...
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August
29,
2013
| 06:38 PM America/Los_Angeles
Chris Heuer (above) has been asking this question in his salon: Is work broken? It's a good question and very current. The environment of work seems horrid in many organizations and the management unpleasant. Cooperation, teamwork, collaboration, and...
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July
15,
2013
| 04:09 PM America/Los_Angeles
Tuesday July 16 The Commonwealth Club presents: How to Attract Tomorrow's Talent and Prepare for the Future Workforce Representatives from Twitter, Google, and Cisco Systems will be moderated by Bloomberg reporter Doug MacMillan. Here's the descripti...
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July
07,
2013
| 01:46 PM America/Los_Angeles
Quentin Hardy on the New York Times Bits column, reports that a survey of tech companies by Payscale, shows a very young median age compared with the overall US average age of 42.3 years. There's a 16 year difference from the norm at some companies.T...
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April
22,
2013
| 02:17 PM America/Los_Angeles
Jaron Lanier, an early Internet pioneer, talks with FT Business about the new digital economies, and why free information is not a good idea.Mr. Lanier says he was one of the first in advocating digitizing the music industry and he used to argue that...
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