That changed yesterday when shares of Alphabet (GOOGL) closed at $1,450.16 last night, which gave the company a $1.0 trillion market cap. Right now, shares of GOOGL are up in pre-market trading, so Alphabet gets to hang onto bragging rights for at least another day. … [Read more...] about Google’s parent company, Alphabet, joins the $1 trillion club
Sierra journalist Jessian Choy has been interested in the chemicals used in menstrual products for some time. She has explored how toxic chemicals in single-use menstrual pads can be absorbed through the skin, for instance. She then turned her attention to period underwear designed to absorb leaks, which became popular over the last decade thanks to startups like Thinx, Lunapads, and Knix. These brands claim to create more comfortable and effective versions of the product. (The flood of new menstrual panties on the market was part of a wider wave of innovation around menstrual products, which I covered in-depth in 2016.) … [Read more...] about Report: Thinx menstrual underwear has toxic chemicals in the crotch
Culture Club From beer pong to puppies, nap pods to more cowbell (rung for employee appreciation), Hohman asserts that culture fit matters a lot for both employees and employers. “We typically find that the highest-rated companies on Glassdoor also index high on the “Culture and Values” attributes we track,” he says. Indeed, as their recent research indicated, location and cost of living were just two of the three factors that were important to job seekers. Satisfaction on the job was a big one, and pushed some less-well-known metro areas into the spotlight because their corporate citizens were fostering great workplace environments. … [Read more...] about What Glassdoor Has Learned From Seven Years Of Studying Other Companies
If the island can succeed in transitioning to microgrids at a large scale, it could be a model for what can happen in other parts of the U.S. In California, where hundreds of thousands of people lost power last summer when as utilities tried (and failed) to prevent power lines from sparking wildfires, PG&E, one utility, has talked about accelerating community-scale microgrids. In the Northeast, where blizzards and hurricanes can take out power, Sunrun is creating a network of thousands of homes with solar panels and batteries that can work together to keep the grid operating. But it’s possible that things could change even more quickly in Puerto Rico. … [Read more...] about How have Puerto Rico’s new microgrids performed during its massive power outage?
Still, in the tech world, workspaces are thought of as an important way to attract and lure talent, so even though there are no slides, LinkedIn still went all out with their new design. Amenities include a café, a screening room (complete with video game consoles), a fitness room, a billiards lounge, and a catering service. … [Read more...] about Inside LinkedIn’s Playful New Digs