Paul Liew

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Google tracks your movements, like it or not

Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.<p>An Associated Press investigation …

Artificial intelligence must be 'for common good'

<b>Ethics should be at the centre of the development of artificial intelligence (AI), a parliamentary report has said.</b><p>AI should "never" be given the "autonomous power to hurt, destroy or deceive" people, it adds.<p>The Lords' report said the UK has the potential to be a leader in developing AI and called …

The man who was fired by a machine

<b>"It wasn't the first time my key card failed, I assumed it was time to replace it."</b><p>So began a sequence of events that saw Ibrahim Diallo fired from his job, not by his manager but by a machine.<p>He has detailed his story in a blogpost which he hopes will serve as a warning to firms about relying too …

Are Instagram stars facing a brand backlash?

<b>Consumer goods giant Unilever has taken a stand against "influencer marketers" who exaggerate their social media clout to earn more money promoting products. Is this the start of a brand backlash? Are genuine influencers under threat?</b><p>We've all heard about vloggers and bloggers earning big bucks …

Man who underwent vasectomy: I did it out of love

Marketers snatch back the content marketing work from agencies

Content marketing came in and took over the marketing world by a storm. Almost instantly, agencies touting to specialise in content popped up, while …

What is 5G? Here are the basics

Those crazy-fast 5G networks are right around the corner.<p>Unfortunately, they also come with their own vocabulary of tech jargon and buzzwords that wireless industry executives throw around a little too casually.<p>First off, a quick definition of 5G: It's the next (fifth) generation of cellular …

Why Do Men Make More Money Than Women?

When Lee-Anne McFarlane was hired as a career development advisor with the Ontario Provincial Police in 2007, she took a job for about $30,000 less …

Most Canadians in the dark on retirement savings

Canadians estimate they need $756,000 in retirement savings but most have little idea how they might achieve that.<p>A new poll from CIBC shows that 90% …

Retirement

Scenic Train Trips Across Canada

Romance of the Rails<p>The Canadian train trips on this list offer stunning scenery and provide more than just transportation from point A to B. Though …

Canada

How the simple act of nature helps you de-stress

One Small Thing<p>Research shows that ‘forest bathing,’ the practice of spending time in a wooded area is good for your mind, body and spirit.<p>If you’re anything like us, chances are you spend a lot more time inside — tapping away at a computer and hunched over your phone — than you do basking in the …

Stop doing corporations' digital busywork for free

Over the past year, I stopped responding to customer surveys, providing user feedback or, mostly, contributing product reviews. Sometimes I feel obligated — even eager — to provide this information. Who doesn't like being asked their opinion?<p>But, in researching media technologies as an …

When Are Consumers Most Likely to Feel Overwhelmed by Their Options?

Planning to buy a cell phone online? Give yourself some time to peruse. Amazon’s “Cell Phones & Accessories” category alone contains over 82 million …

Large swings in blood pressure could kill

Eveline Gan<i>2 months 4 weeks</i> agoSINGAPORE — Blood pressure naturally rises and falls slightly over the day, depending

The Four Types of Big Data That Matter for CMOs

C-level executives lack a clear typology of the digital data that can help marketing strategists unlock value.<p><b>With a few exceptions</b>, the bulk of …

5 ETFs Flaws You Shouldn't Overlook

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can be a great investment vehicle for small and large investors alike. These popular funds, which are similar to mutual …

Mutual Funds

What Motivates Employees More: Rewards or Punishments?

The 18th-century polymath Jeremy Bentham once wrote, “Pain and pleasure govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think.” Modern neuroscience strongly supports Bentham’s intuition. The brain’s limbic system, which is important for emotion and motivation, projects to the rest of the brain, …

The Lamps are Going Out in Asia

“The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.” — Sir…The Lamps are Going Out in Asia is an article from …

10 macro photography tips for beginners

1. The Lens<p>There are several good lens options out there for macro photography. You could use extension tubes combined with a normal lens, which …

As IBM Ramps Up Its AI-Powered Advertising, Can Watson Crack the Code of Digital Marketing?

As much as we might want to try, nobody can change the weather. However, weather does have the ability to change us—our moods, our health, our daily …

What Marketers Need to Know About Location-Based Advertising and Where It’s Headed

Marketers have long envisioned a world where millions of people walking by a Starbucks store on a hot day are served an offer for an ice-cold coffee …

What’s Your Power Style?

Have you ever wondered if a person’s childhood experiences influence the way they operate as a professional later in life? Did that boardroom bully who intimidates others in order to make a point shove people around on the playground as a kid?<p>Whether you are trying to get ahead at your existing …

Great Bosses Do These 7 Things Really Well

The very best leaders are always able to inspire their employees to remain loyal, hard working, and enthusiastic.<p>While management trends may come and go, some tried-and-true things every great boss does can't be argued any other way. The very best leaders are always able to inspire their employees …

How Leaders Can Push Employees Without Stressing Them Out

One of the most interesting findings of a recent HBR article on team chemistry is that the types of people who become leaders within organizations are about 30% less likely than their coworkers to feel stressed out. As the CEO of a small investment firm, I was surprised by the finding, but as I …

How to avoid paying interest on your credit cards

Would you be interested in an interest-free loan every month? If you have a credit card, you may already be taking that interest-free loan — whether …

Personal Finance