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Google to train 10 million African people

Brian Bernholm | 13. August 2017

LAGOS: Alphabet Inc’s Google aims to train 10 million people in Africa in online skills over the next five years in an effort to make them more employable, its chief executive said on Thursday. The U.S. technology giant also hopes to train 100,000 software developers in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa, a company spokeswoman said. […] Read more...

Uber fires staff after harassment probe

Brian Bernholm | 7. June 2017

Uber Technologies Inc said on Tuesday it fired 20 employees and was improving management training following an investigation by a law firm into sexual harassment allegations and other claims at the ride-hailing company. Uber fired the staff following a report by law firm Perkins Coie, which Uber hired to look into claims of harassment, discrimination, […] Read more...

Facebook needs reality check

Brian Bernholm | 8. May 2017

Facebook Live was meant to be part of the social network’s optimistic vision. But in the wake of two violent crimes, its response has left much wanting. It’s barely a week since Facebook streamed the murder of 74-year-old grandfather Robert Godwin and the social network is reeling from another tragedy: a father in Phuket, Thailand, […] Read more...

Firm implants microchip into employees

Brian Bernholm | 5. April 2017

The syringe slides in between the thumb and index finger. Then, with a click, a microchip is injected in the employee’s hand. Another “cyborg” is created. What could pass for a dystopian vision of the workplace is almost routine at the Swedish startup hub Epicenter. The company offers to implant its workers and startup members […] Read more...

Tesla boss takes advice from fifth-grader

Brian Bernholm | 8. March 2017

What multi-billion dollar company needs a marketing department when you can take the advice of a fifth-grader on Twitter? Notoriously ad-averse tech firm Tesla will hold a contest for homemade commercials after the company’s founder, Elon Musk, responded to an idea sent to him on the social networking site by a girl named Bria late […] Read more...

How we meet the EU’s new demands

Brian Bernholm | 7. February 2017

Klaus Hedegaard, Head of IT in Bauhaus, Nordic countries   Klaus Hedegaard, IT manager in the world-famed company chain Bauhaus shares his thoughts on the administrative benefits that Contrato has contributed to his workplace, and also how they have used Contrato to meet the new EU regulation in 2018. “Contrato gathers out contracts in one […] Read more...

Fines in new rules threaten companies

Brian Bernholm | 7. February 2017

New EU demands for companies’ personal data management may lead to 20 million Euro fines when violated. The Danish utility company Hofor knows when Mrs. Hansen turn her tap on or off, when she cooks her dinner on the stove, and the company even has her phone number in case of emergencies. The same goes for […] Read more...

No more ‘annoying’ cookies on websites

Brian Bernholm | 12. January 2017

Plans to cut down on the “annoying” cookie banners that web users face have been released by the European Union. Instead of giving consent to cookies on every website they visit, users would be able to set general preferences.   The European Commission said the plans, which would also remove banners for non-intrusive cookies, would help […] Read more...

Korean firms face rare corruption hearing

Brian Bernholm | 7. December 2016

Electronics company Samsung has admitted it gave a horse to the daughter of a woman who is at the centre of a corruption scandal embroiling the South Korean president. Lawmakers were questioning leaders of big businesses in a rare TV hearing, as part of a huge corruption inquiry.   Eight firms admit donating funds linked […] Read more...

Private Regulation

Brian Bernholm | 26. April 2016

The new privacy regulation finally adopted by the European Parliament. Read more...

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