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  • Amazon and WNBA strike multi-year streaming deal
    by Sam Byford on May 13, 2021 at 3:27 am

    Photo by Jeff Bottari/NBAE via Getty ImagesAmazon and the Women’s National Basketball Association have announced a multi-year deal that’ll see several games streamed live on Prime Video. It’s the first time Amazon has ever secured exclusive Prime Video rights to pro basketball, following earlier forays into streaming sports content like Thursday Night Football and the Premier League. Amazon’s Twitch has also partnered with USA Basketball to stream international games from events like the FIBA World Cup. The WNBA deal includes exclusive international streaming rights for 16 regular season games, as well as the inaugural Commissioner’s Cup game taking place on August 12. The WNBA says this “marks the first time Prime Video has exclusive global streaming rights to a women’s... Continue reading…

  • ‘Misogynistic’ Apple hire is out hours after employees call for investigation
    by Zoe Schiffer on May 13, 2021 at 1:33 am

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The VergeAntonio García Martínez is no longer working at Apple hours after employees circulated a petition calling for an investigation into his hiring. Martínez, a former Facebook product manager on the ad targeting team, authored a controversial book about Silicon Valley where he expressed misogynistic views on women. “We are deeply concerned about the recent hiring of Antonio García Martínez,” employees wrote in the petition. “His misogynistic statements in his autobiography — such as ‘Most women in the Bay Area are soft and weak, cosseted and naive despite their claims of worldliness, and generally full of shit’ (further quoted below this letter) — directly oppose Apple’s commitment to Inclusion & Diversity.” More than 2,000 employees signed... Continue reading…

  • A security researcher found Wi-Fi vulnerabilities that have existed since the beginning
    by Mitchell Clark on May 13, 2021 at 12:59 am

    Illustrator by Alex Castro / The VergeThe security researcher who discovered the Krack Wi-Fi vulnerability has discovered a slew of other flaws with the wireless protocol most of us use to power our online lives (via Gizmodo). The vulnerabilities relate to how Wi-Fi handles large chunks of data, with some being related to the Wi-Fi standard itself, and some being related to how it’s implemented by device manufacturers. The researcher, Mathy Vanhoef, calls the collection of vulnerabilities “FragAttacks,” with the name being a mashup of “fragmentation” and “aggregation.” He also says the vulnerabilities could be exploited by hackers, allowing them to intercept sensitive data, or show users fake websites, even if they’re using Wi-Fi networks secured with WPA2 or even WPA3. They... Continue reading…

  • Intel is using machine learning to make GTA V look incredibly, unsettlingly realistic
    by Ian Carlos Campbell on May 13, 2021 at 12:04 am

    One of the more impressive aspects of Grand Theft Auto V is how closely the game’s San Andreas approximates real-life Los Angeles and Southern California, but a new machine learning project from Intel Labs called “Enhancing Photorealism Enhancement” might take that realism in a unsettlingly photorealistic direction (via Gizmodo). Putting the game through the processes researchers Stephan R. Richter, Hassan Abu Alhaija, and Vladlen Kolten created produces a surprising result: a visual look that has unmistakable similarities to the kinds of photos you might casually take through the smudged front window of your car. You have to see it in motion to really appreciate it, but the combination of slightly washed-out lighting, smoother pavement,... Continue reading…

  • Here's everything you need to know to use YouTube Shorts, the new TikTok competitor
    by (Deleted account) on May 13, 2021 at 12:00 am

    After months of testing its TikTok competitor in India and a limited beta rollout in the states, YouTube is finally launching YouTube Shorts for everyone in the U.S. So now you might be asking yourself...what is YouTube Shorts in the first place? And how do I use it? It's pretty easy once you get the hang of it, and it offers yet another way for you to connect with your favorite creators. Allow Mashable to break it all down for you. What is YouTube Shorts? YouTube Shorts is basically the platform's attempt to take on TikTok, the hugely popular short-form video app.  However, unlike TikTok, YouTube Shorts is not a standalone service. You won't find a YouTube Shorts app in the App Store or on Google Play. YouTube Shorts instead lives within the service's main mobile app. To use it, just open up the YouTube app you already have on your smartphone. Scroll down slightly, and you'll see a "Shorts" section. Read more...More about Youtube, Tiktok, Tech, Social Media Companies, and Big Tech Companies

Staffing News

  • BLS Employment Situation April 2021
    by Connor Dunbar on May 7, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    The post BLS Employment Situation April 2021 appeared first on American Staffing Association.

  • Cella Names Rob Ganjon As Its New Chief Executive Officer
    by Connor Dunbar on May 7, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    The post Cella Names Rob Ganjon As Its New Chief Executive Officer appeared first on American Staffing Association.

  • Maximizing Your Candidate UX
    by Tom Erb, CSP on May 6, 2021 at 3:34 pm

    In the world of digital design, UX is short for user experience. UX assessment questions may include: How easy is it for the user to navigate and learn from the website or mobile app? How intuitive is the interface? How appealing is the overall experience? Among many factors, UX measures and assesses how easy and... The post Maximizing Your Candidate UX appeared first on American Staffing Association.

  • The Diversity Big Picture
    by Glenn Cook on May 6, 2021 at 3:15 pm

    As the chief executive officer of a company that links staffing agencies to job seekers nationwide, Eric Gregg knew the industry needed to be more focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. But the pandemic and subsequent protests over racial and social justice, combined with the timely prodding of a new staff member, prompted Gregg and... The post The Diversity Big Picture appeared first on American Staffing Association.

  • How Industry Trends Are Driving Staffing Tech Solutions
    by Adam Stone on May 6, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    The Essential Elements of Staffing Technology—it’s a long name for a simple solution. This resource, designed specifically for staffing and recruiting firms, is a color-coded graphic that maps out an ecosystem of tech solutions companies. Each year, ASA partners with New York City-based Talent Tech Labs to provide an updated ecosystem of companies, so that... The post How Industry Trends Are Driving Staffing Tech Solutions appeared first on American Staffing Association.