These Are the 15 Fastest Growing Jobs Over the Next 5 Years. Is Yours on the List?

No matter what kind of skills you have, now is a good time to be looking for a job. Still, some workers have it better than others. The unemployment rate is the lowest its been in decades and wages are slowly beginning to climb, making it no surprise that an …

Apple suspends Siri response grading in response to privacy concerns

In response to concerns raised by a Guardian story last week over how recordings of Siri queries are used for quality control, Apple is suspending the program world wide. Apple says it will review the process that it uses, called grading, to determine whether Siri is hearing queries correctly, or …

Fall in number of employees who feel motivated at work

Employee motivation levels appear to be the decline, with 29 percent of employees surveyed saying they were not motivated at work in 2017 compared to just 18 percent who said the same in 2016 the research report, “Living to Work” has claimed. Motivates Inc. has commissioned its employee motivation research …

Mark Zuckerberg actually calls for regulation of content, elections, privacy

It’s been a busy day for Facebook exec op-eds. Earlier this morning, Sheryl Sandberg broke the site’s silence around the Christchurch massacre, and now Mark Zuckerberg is calling on governments and other bodies to increase regulation around the sorts of data Facebook traffics in. He’s hoping to get out in …

Yes, there's at least one train robbery in 'Red Dead Redemption II'

Rockstar Games is back with a fresh, extended look at its upcoming Wild West adventure, Red Dead Redemption II. Where the previous video release from Rockstar focused on lots of gameplay minutiae — specific elements that shake up Rockstar’s proven formula for exploration-heavy action games — this new one is …

Slowdown or not, China’s luxury goods still seeing high-end growth

Despite well-documented concerns over an economic slowdown in China, the country’s luxury goods market is still seeing opulent growth according to a new study. Behind secular and demographic tailwinds, the luxury sector is set to continue its torrid expansion in the face of volatility as it’s quickly becoming a defensive …

When brands violate customer trust, it’s tough to win it back

Trust is a fundamental building block of any healthy relationship, whether that’s between individuals or companies and customers. If you can’t trust the company you are doing business with to do the right thing by you, it’s hard to continue the relationship. Too often, we have seen this trust broken …

Clothing marketplace Poshmark confirms data breach

Poshmark, an online marketplace for buying and selling clothes, has reported a data breach. The company said in a brief blog post that user profile information, including names and usernames, gender and city data was taken by an “unauthorized third party.” Email addresses, size preferences, and scrambled passwords were also …

Hyundai takes minority stake in self-driving car startup Aurora

Hyundai Motor Group has invested in Aurora, the latest sign that the scope of the year-old partnership between the automaker and self-driving car startup has expanded. Aurora and Hyundai didn’t disclose terms of the investment. However, picking part new details of its Series B funding round and speaking to sources …

The galaxy is not flat, researchers show in new 3D model of the Milky Way

Six years of tracking a special class of star have yielded a new and improved 3D model of our galaxy, based on direct observation rather than theoretical frameworks. And although no one ever really though the Milky Way was flat flat, the curves at its edges have now been characterized …

How to scale a start-up in school

Julianna Keeling Contributor Julianna Keeling is the founder of Terravive (sustainable packaging company). Formerly Product at Juicero. If you’re serious about starting and scaling your business in school, treat your time in school like an extended incubator. While you may experience high levels of academic stress, your “real world” financial …

Slack to extend collaboration to folks who don’t want to give up email

As Slack gathered with its growing customer base this week at the Frontiers Conference in San Francisco, it announced several enhancements to the product, including extending collaboration to folks who want to stick with email instead of hanging with their co-workers in Slack . Some habits are tough to break, …

Bloomscape raises $7.5M to sell you plants of all sizes

Direct-to-consumer plant retailer Bloomscape has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding, with several high-profile D2C startup founders signing on as investors. Founder and CEO Justin Mast told me that his family has five generations of experience as greenhouse owners and operators, and that he first tried to get Bloomscape …

In SF, tech crumbled the American dream — LA can do better

Damian Bradfield Contributor Damian Bradfield is the president, CMO and founding partner of WeTransfer, the company that designs tools for the creative process. His upcoming book, The Trust Manifesto, about trust in the era of big data, will be released on October 4th. In the summer of 2018, parts of …