"Having regard to sensitivity of the matter, it will be appropriate to have personal interaction with the key authorities dealing with the matter. Accordingly, the member secretaries, National Wetland Authority, government of India, State Wetland Authority, Rajasthan, Rajasthan State PCB and the District Magistrate, Jaipur may remain present in person on the next date," the tribunal said. … [Read more...] about Mass mortality of migratory birds at Sambhar lake not due to ‘avian influenza’, NGT told
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However, if Apple has any particular hope, it’s this: Amazon and Google are both invasive with consumer data. These companies track our activity largely with the goal of selling us something at just the right moment. Apple is far more transparent. It’s actively pushing machine learning to the device level by developing an on-device machine learning API and working on a specialized machine learning chip to bring advanced AI to your phone, theoretically, without all your data going to a server, where it might be accessible by the government, advertisers, and more. It’s making cross-device encryption a standard, which means a federal agent who seizes your phone at a border crossing–which happened during the Muslim ban–can’t as easily download its contents and read it all. And most of all, that new HomePod speaker, powered by Siri, will anonymize and encrypt everything you say. That means your private questions are not tied to your … [Read more...] about Why Does Apple Think It Can Get Away With Selling Overpriced Stuff?
Since its inception, Sidewalk Labs–the Alphabet subsidiary devoted to urban technology–has talked about building a “smart city” to test its ideas. Today, Alphabet CEO Eric Schmidt and Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan Doctoroff were joined by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to make good on those threats, announcing a plan to develop Sidewalk Toronto: A 12-acre urban development along Toronto’s waterfront. “The reality is, you can produce all these documents, but you need an actual city,” Schmidt said on stage. “You actually need some land.” … [Read more...] about Alphabet Inc. Plans A Beta City
More broadly, those metrics should inform a continuous process that begins with a deep, fanatical understanding of the customer experience. At MasterClass, we learned early on that potential students thought our courses looked too expensive, so we completely redesigned our course marketing pages. After reducing the amount of text and emphasizing photography and visuals, we found that students suddenly thought our courses looked like a bargain, even though they were the same price as before. We may not have had a successful company if not for this change. … [Read more...] about Software ate the world. Now it’s design’s turn
Dimon's raise stands in contrast to the pay cut that Morgan Stanley's board delivered to its chief executive, James Gorman, reducing his pay by 7% for 2019 as the bank trimmed incentive compensation firm-wide in an effort to reduce expenses. Even so, Gorman is richly compensated, receiving $27 million for 2019. … [Read more...] about JPMorgan board raises CEO Jamie Dimon’s pay to $31.5 million