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Social media can be the workers’ voice – but is it loud enough?

Coming as it did the day after the governor of the Reserve Bank, Philip Lowe, told an audience of economists that average earnings for Australian workers were growing at the lowest level since the 1960s, the win by the AMWU against the company behind Streets ice-creams this week was a good

Update your operating system, but you really should back it up first

Do you pay attention to the nagging popups to install updates to your computer’s operating system? Apple and Microsoft both have some pretty decent upgrades to their respective operating systems rolling out this fall and if your hardware can handle it, you really should upgrade. Why? Well,

Zenefits Shifts Focus To HR Software, Partnering With Brokers It Once Threatened

Zenefits CEO Jay Fulcher is partnering with brokerages and shifting focus to SaaS. (Credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg) Battered by scandal, executive changes and layoffs over the past two years, Zenefits is trying something new: playing nice. Zenefits announced on Thursday that the company is shifting its focus

Amazon Says It Created Over 22,000 Seasonal Job Opportunities in India

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon has created more than 22,000 seasonal jobs in India Positions have been created in Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, among others Amazon has 13 customer service sites across 12 cities Amazon on Monday announced it has created more than 22,000 seasonal employment positions across its India network this

Apple Fails to End Lawsuit Claiming It ‘Broke’ FaceTime

Apple Inc has failed in its bid to dismiss a lawsuit claiming it disabled the popular FaceTime video conferencing feature on older iPhones to force users to upgrade. US District Judge Lucy Koh ruled late on Friday that iPhone 4 and 4S users can pursue nationwide class action claims that Apple

Update your phone’s operating system – it possibly has a malware vulnerability

It’s worth updating your phone’s operating system as soon as you can. Many top-of-the-line handsets have been found to have a vulnerability that potentially leaves them exposed to a malware attack. The vulnerability (dubbed Broadpwn) affects the Wi-Fi chips on iPhones, Samsung Galaxy and Google Nexus devices.

Paytm Says It Plans to Sell Gold Worth $200 Million This Year

Paytm plans to sell 5 tonnes of gold valued around $200 million (roughly Rs. 1,288 crores) this year, the digital payments firm said on Friday, as it strives to develop a viable business from its e-wallet platform. E-wallets like Paytm, Citrus Pay and MobiKwik, which allow users to transfer money into virtual wallets via smartphone

Amazon’s Meal Kits Go on Sale as It Looks to Expand Groceries Business

Amazon has begun selling ready-to-cook meal packages for busy households in a bid to expand its groceries business. Amazon-branded meal kits come with raw ingredients needed to prepare such meals as chicken tikka masala and falafel patties. They can help households save time; a kit for salmon with

Social media genie won’t go back in the bottle, so we must teach youngsters to use it wisely

Teenagers in Britain are fortunate to have access to computers, laptops and smartphones from an early age. A child in the UK receives a smartphone at around the age of 12 – among the earliest in Europe. The natural consequence of this is that children spend a significant

Chasing social media shares harms public trust in science – so stop it

There is no substantive evidence that Instagram use is connected with depression. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Last month US TV channel CNBC published an online news story based on a study which it said showed that Instagram is “most likely to cause young people to feel depressed