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Qualities of Effective Teachers: An Introduction

If finding or becoming an effective teacher were simple, this book would not be necessary. If a single method for developing an effective teacher …

Pedagogy

What The Supreme Court's Internet Sales Tax Ruling Says About The State Of Retail

Brick-and-mortar retailers that have seen their businesses upended, and sometimes literally destroyed, by the rise of e-commerce finally had a moment of vindication on Thursday: The U.S. Supreme Court, in a landmark 5-4 ruling, basically gave states the green light to have online retailers collect …

eCommerce

Inside a Heist of American Chip Designs, as China Bids for Tech Power

JINJIANG, China — With a dragnet closing in, engineers at a Taiwanese chip maker holding American secrets did their best to conceal a daring case of corporate espionage.<p>As the police raided their offices, human resources workers gave the engineers a warning to scramble and get rid of the evidence. …

China

Servant Leadership Is Not What You Think: Ken Blanchard Explains

What is “servant leadership” and how can it make you a better leader?<p>Often in life and work, we become focused on tasks instead of people. If left unchecked, this “results first, team second” mentality can lead to low morale and even lower performances. However, by leading from the ground up and …

Leadership

Man Was Fired By His Company’s AI System Due To Human Error, As Managers ‘Stood Powerless’

Ibrahim Diallo was fired from his job by the company's AI system, as managers scrambled to figure out the problem and watched him be escorted from …

Artificial Intelligence

Democrat beholden to AT&T destroys California net neutrality bills

Assembly Member Miguel Santiago, a California Democrat, struck a deathblow to the state’s “gold standard” net neutrality bills yesterday. This scores a huge victory for some of Santiago’s biggest donors: AT&T, Comcast, and Charter.<p>Rather than send the nation’s toughest consumer internet protections …

Telecoms

Finally, a Problem That Only Quantum Computers Will Ever Be Able to Solve

Computer scientists have been searching for years for a type of problem that a quantum computer can solve but that any possible future classical …

Quantum Computing

Microsoft extends education push with acquisition of Flipgrid, a student video discussion platform

A YouTube reaction video platform for students is now free to use for schools<p>Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid, a video discussion platform used by more than 20 million teachers and students around the world. Flipgrid is a platform that allows students to discuss and reply to topics with video clips …

Education Technology

Zenaton lets you build and run workflows with ease

French startup Zenaton raised $2.35 million from Accel and Point Nine Capital, with the Slack Fund, Kima Ventures, Julien Lemoine and Francis Nappez also participating. The company wants to take care of the most tedious part of your application — asynchronous jobs and background tasks.<p>While it has …

Microservices

Foxconn establishes its North American headquarters in Milwaukee

Foxconn is extending its fledgling American footprint beyond its planned display factory in Wisconsin. The tech manufacturing behemoth is establishing its North American headquarters in Milwaukee, 30 miles north of the upcoming factory. It's buying a seven-story building from Northwestern Mutual …

Foxconn

Ford: Detroit train station key to autonomous vehicle plans

DETROIT (AP) — Bill Ford looks past the tons of paint, plaster and steel needed to remake Detroit's blighted Michigan Central train station and sees more than just an iconic building in desperate need of a makeover.<p>The executive chairman of Ford Motor Co. and great-grandson of founder Henry Ford …

Real Estate

Ten Agile Axioms That Make Managers Anxious

<i>“If at first an idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it.”</i> —Albert Einstein<p>In June 2018, a time when “Agile at Scale” is emblazoned on the front cover of Harvard Business Review, the management journal with quasi-papal status, the era when managers could confidently ridicule agile management …

Innovation

Amazon and Microsoft back campaign against California privacy act

Amazon, Microsoft and even Uber have joined Google and other tech titans in actively opposing the California Consumer Privacy Act. As <i>The Verge</i> saw in the state's disclosure records, the three giants contributed a significant amount of money to a campaign pushing back <i>against</i> the initiative: Amazon …

Cambridge Analytica

On Amazon’s Time

At the beating heart of Amazon’s unstoppable ecommerce expansion is a very basic promise: jobs.<p>When a Fulfillment Center opens, the expectation is …

eCommerce

Bitcoin price spike in 2017 was artificially manipulated

At least half of last year's price boom for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies was prompted by price manipulation, according to a new University of …

Cryptocurrency

Volvo’s self-driving cars are getting new laser sensors to see the world

Luminar will supply lidar sensors to the Swedish auto giant<p>Lidar startup Luminar is on a bit of a hot streak. After announcing a major deal with Toyota, the company said it would be slashing costs and scaling up rapidly to meet the growing demand for its laser sensors that help self-driving cars …

Autonomous Cars

Elon Musk's Boring Company to build high-speed Chicago airport link

Chicago has picked Elon Musk's Boring Company to build a futuristic transportation link to the city's airport.<p>"We're really excited to work with the Mayor and the City to bring this new high-speed public transportation system to Chicago!" the Boring Company tweeted late Wednesday after reports …

Elon Musk

Daycare costs harder to afford than college for many

Americans are not having enough babies.<p>The nation’s fertility rate hit a record low in 2017, and one has to wonder: Could the cost of raising …

St. Louis

And you thought one child was hard work! 'Nanny' goose leads 51 goslings for a swim as she provides support to first-time parents

• <b>Baby Canada geese were seen following their 'nanny' across a lake in Canada as a father goose kept watch</b>• <b><br>The operation is similar to 'gosling day</b> …

Day Care

A Weekly Daycare Packing List for Babies

Whether you are a new mom taking your baby to daycare for the first time or a veteran daycare mom, it can be a challenge to get out the door in the …

Parenting

Appeals Court Denies New Trial In Daycare Death Case

Melissa Calusinski is nine years into a 31-year prison sentence for the death of toddler at a Lincolnshire daycare where she worked.<p><b>CHICAGO (CBS) —</b> …

Judiciary

How Dyslexia Is Identified, Diagnosed, and Treated

Dyslexia is a type of learning disability characterized by the impaired inability to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols. While the …

Autism

Amazon Is Still Sorting Out Its Grocery Strategy

The Whole Foods deal highlights the need to make its food-related offerings more coherent.<p>When Amazon.com Inc. announced a year ago this week that it was buying the Whole Foods supermarket chain, investors braced for an industry shake-up. Stock prices of companies even remotely connected to …

Whole Foods

The Blockbuster Software M&A Market of 2018

2018 is a blockbuster year for software M&A multiples. The prices companies fetch relative to their revenues surpass any of those in the past 7 …

Mergers & Acquisitions

Microsoft's controller for gamers with disabilities is now available for pre-order

A month after its original announcement, Microsoft’s awesome Adaptive Controller for the Xbox One is up for pre-order. The controller, designed specifically for gamers with limited mobility, costs $99 and will be available in September.<p>What is it? It’s the first first-party controller designed for …

Disability

Plume is turning home Wi-Fi into a subscription service

You have to subscribe even to buy a router<p>A Wi-Fi router startup is trying to shake up how we think about home Wi-Fi in a major way: by turning it into a subscription service.<p>The plan comes from Plume, one of several companies that have popped up over the past few years to capitalize on the growing …

Wi-Fi

Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and the Feud Over Killer Robots

SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg thought his fellow Silicon Valley billionaire Elon Musk was behaving like an alarmist.<p>Mr. Musk, the entrepreneur behind SpaceX and the electric-car maker Tesla, had taken it upon himself to warn the world that artificial intelligence was “potentially more dangerous …

Artificial Intelligence

The Elite Microsoft Hacker Team That Keeps Windows PCs Safe

One of them jailbroke Nintendo handhelds in a former life. Another has more than one zero-day exploit to his name. A third signed on just prior to …

Information Security

Chinese hackers steal sensitive data from U.S. Navy contractor, report says

WASHINGTON - Chinese government hackers compromised the computers of a U.S. Navy contractor and stole a large amount of highly sensitive data on undersea warfare, including plans for a supersonic anti-ship missile for use on U.S. submarines, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing unnamed …

Cybersecurity

Move Over, China: U.S. Is Again Home to World’s Speediest Supercomputer

The United States just won bragging rights in the race to build the world’s speediest supercomputer.<p>For five years, China had the world’s fastest computer, a symbolic achievement for a country trying to show that it is a tech powerhouse. But the United States retook the lead thanks to a machine, …

Artificial Intelligence