Dan Croitor

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Performance metrics: Evolve or die

Performance metrics tend to have a religious-like importance in some industries. Specifically, one class of performance metrics will dominate an …

Nationalized data: New Russian legislation is latest example of emerging data borders

Russia began enforcing a law last year requiring data relating to Russians to be stored on servers that physically sit in Russia. Now, word has leaked of a new law (currently in draft form) that would attempt to further restrict Internet traffic along geographic borders.<p>The proposed law would give …

40 Talent Principles That Represent the Future of HR

Photo by istockphoto.com<p><b>The Future of HR Is Already Here — Dominate Your Industry by Adopting These Silicon Valley Principles</b><p>If your CEO expects your …

Refugee cap no longer necessary, says German minister

Germany's Minister of Agriculture, Christian Schmidt, has said that setting an upper limit on asylum seekers is no longer necessary. His conservative …

Asylum Seekers

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Hilarious, brilliant or preposterous: it’s hard to know exactly in which category Goldman Sach’s latest hiring falls. Two weeks after the Brexit vote, the American investment bank – to my mind, still one of the best and most successful companies in the world – has recruited José Manuel Barroso, the …

Exclusive: Why Microsoft is betting its future on AI

After losing on mobile, can Microsoft win the next battle?<p>In January, <i>The Verge</i> described the tech industry's search for the killer bot. In the months that followed, companies big and small have accelerated their development efforts. Facebook opened up a bot development platform of its own, running …

Artificial Intelligence

FBI Recommends No Criminal Charges Against Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton was careless when she used a personal email server during her tenure in the State Department — but there is no evidence she committed a crime, the FBI chief announced Tuesday.<p>The FBI "did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws …

Tech in Latin America: Uber beta-tests its helicopter service

Boston-based telecom company Flyp launched an affordable high-quality calling service between the US and Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Subscribers to its Flyp Premium offering can make an unlimited number of calls at no additional charge. Perhaps more importantly, calls placed through its …

Yahoo sales process to reach final steps this month

Yahoo's ongoing effort to sell itself may reach its conclusion this month.<p>A third round of bids from the internet company's suitors is expected Wednesday, and the final selection process will happen around July 18, Recode reported, citing unnamed sources.<p>The report said Verizon, considered the …

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Israel’s public security minister blames Facebook after recent West Bank attacks

“The victims’ blood is partially on Facebook’s hands.”<p>In the wake of deadly attacks in Palestine, a top Israeli government official is pinning blame on Facebook, using severe language that underscores the company’s precarious position in political hotbeds across the globe.<p>The social network is at …

Social Media

A week after British vote, markets take stock

NEW YORK (AP) — A week after Britain's shocking vote to leave the European Union, markets seem to have pushed the pause button.<p>After a two-day spree of near panic selling that wiped out an unprecedented $3 trillion from global markets, investors, analysts and pundits in the U.S. and abroad spent …

Economy

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner’s hiring package at Microsoft could be worth $88 million

We had already reported that LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman would pocket $2.9 billion from selling his stock when Microsoft buys his company. But it turns out that CEO Jeff Weiner is not exactly going to be a pauper after the $26 billion deal closes, either.<p>In a filing with the U.S. Securities and …

Google's 'My Activity' is like your browser history on steroids

Google collects a ton of information about you. Pretty much everyone who cares about tech knows that, but now the company is looking to make it easier to control the data it has on throughout all your various devices.<p>According to Wired, you’ll soon see a prompt on Google services that, should you …