Under the hood: How Chrome’s ad filtering works

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While most advertising on the web is respectful of user experience, over the years we’ve increasingly heard from our users that some advertising can be particularly intrusive. As we announced last June, Chrome will tackle this issue by removing ads from sites that do not follow the Better Ads Standards. Source: Chromium Blog Date: February 23rd, 2018 Link: https://blog.chromium.org/2018/02/how-chromes-ad-filtering-works.html Discussion… Read more »

IT Job Satisfaction on the Upswing

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The view of the IT role and worker is changing, and it’s showing in IT job satisfaction levels.   A survey from CompTIA, a training and certification association for channel and IT pros, found that a majority of IT professionals are satisfied with their jobs (79%). Source: Information Week Date: December 7th, 2017 Link: https://www.informationweek.com/strategic-cio/team-building-and-staffing/it-job-satisfaction-on-the-upswing/d/d-id/1330441 Discussion 1) This article… Read more »

Spreading the word: How to promote your online business

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Online businesses now have a wealth of digital tools and techniques at their disposal to help them get noticed in the global marketplace. Source: BBC Technology News Date: November 9th, 2017 Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41817559 Discussion 1) The intersection of Management Information Systems and Marketing grows all the time.  Why does it make more sense to study MIS if you… Read more »

We sold our home to build a social network

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The Hughes family in Manchester have quit their jobs and put everything they own into building a social network aimed solely at sports fans. But can they take on the giants?  “We see ourselves sitting at the top table with the big boys,” says father Perry Hughes confidently.  “We don’t think we’re taking on the… Read more »

The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding

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WHEN I ASK people to picture a coder, they usually imagine someone like Mark Zuckerberg: a hoodied college dropout who builds an app in a feverish 72-hour programming jag—with the goal of getting insanely rich and, as they say, “changing the world.” But this Silicon Valley stereotype isn’t even geographically accurate. The Valley employs only… Read more »

How ‘robo recruiters’ could affect your job prospects

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Next time you apply for a job, it could be a computer algorithm deciding whether or not you fit the bill.  This is because clever, self-learning programs are getting better than human recruiters at analysing vast amounts of data gleaned from application forms, CVs (curricula vitae or resumes), and social media profiles. Source: BBC Technology Date: May… Read more »

Coal miners become computer coders

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After five back-breaking years in a coal mine, Laucher feared his job would be next to be cut. Then the unthinkable happened: Laucher learned how to write computer code.  “I could barely get to a website, let alone build one,” says Laucher, 33.  Now he also supports his family with a second job building websites for… Read more »