The answer isn’t all doom and gloom for America’s two million real estate agents. While PropTech will ultimately bring all listings online, real estate agents are still critical for the most important part of the purchasing process: advisory service. If all politics is local, that is doubly true for real estate. Even the most tech savvy buyer or seller can benefit from the counsel of someone with market knowledge about individual neighborhoods. … [Read more...] about Will Silicon Valley put real estate brokers out of business?
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Twitter claims the flexibility of letting workers stay home is part of its “emphasis on decentralization and supporting a distributed workforce capable of working from anywhere,” according to a company statement from May. “If our employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever, we will make that happen. If not, our offices will be their warm and welcoming selves, with some additional precautions, when we feel it’s safe to return.” … [Read more...] about The real reason Amazon is sinking $1.4 billion into new offices
It’s up to all of us to do the systems change work that’s so urgent and overdue for the planet and children’s health. If we back scalable, innovative solutions like Eat Real that transform school meals, we can give our kids the best chance for a healthier tomorrow. As inequity expands, COVID-19 continues, and climate-induced fires flame, it’s clear that we must do all we can to protect our kids. We should start with universal real, nourishing, and sustainable food for our students. … [Read more...] about Investing in school nutrition would fight hunger, racism—and COVID-19
I hope a Biden-Harris administration would live up to Joe Biden’s often-voiced promise of listening to the experts. In the case of AI, listening to the experts means bringing together a broad group of people to fashion a cohesive national AI policy, one our country needs in order to stay at the forefront of AI internationally. We need ethicists and academicians and social justice activists to be part of this vital process. And we also need a place at the table for people who have actually implemented AI projects at scale and have seen the real-world consequences of AI—intended and unintended. … [Read more...] about What a Biden-Harris administration might mean for AI’s future
The fraud at erstwhile Satyam Computer Services came to light on January 8, 2009, after the company's founder Raju publicly admitted to cooking the books to the tune of Rs 5,004 crore over a period of time, shocking the global corporate community. A SEBI probe had found that the scam was much larger at Rs 7,800 crore. Nearly 94 percent of the reported cash reserve of the company had been fictitious. … [Read more...] about PwC, auditor of Satyam Computer, calls for fresh measures to detect frauds