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How to watch the NFL playoffs live on CBS and Fox without cable

How to watch the NFL playoffs live on CBS and Fox without cable
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will decide which teams will advance to Super Bowl LIV on February 2, so the stakes couldn’t be higher. Here’s the lineup:

Sunday, January 19

  • 3:05 p.m ET: Kansas City Chiefs at Tennessee Titans (CBS)
  • 6:40 p.m. ET: Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers (Fox)

If you’re a cord cutter who wants to stream these games on your computer or mobile device—or over the top on a smart TV—you have a few different options. The games are airing on CBS and Fox, both of which are broadcast networks, so if you have an over-the-air antenna, that’s the easiest way to watch for free.

2020欧洲杯体育网址But since you’re reading this article, you probably don’t have an OTA antenna. Another option is to stream the games directly from the networks’ websites ( and , but you’ll need pay-TV login credentials to watch that way.

For viewers without pay-TV credentials, your best bet is a standalone streaming service that has CBS and Fox, most of which you can sign up for with a free trial. I’ve listed some choices below.

  • YouTube TV: This service has CBS and Fox. .
  • Hulu With Live TV: This service has CBS and Fox. .
  • CBS All Access: This offers CBS only, but it’s a little bit cheaper. .
  • FuboTV: This service has all three networks in many areas. .
  • Locast: This free nonprofit service offers broadcast networks in 16 cities. .
  • Yahoo Sports App: This service lets you watch NFL games on your mobile device. .

2020欧洲杯体育网址Enjoy your Sunday!

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Report: Cord cutters are flocking to Disney Plus to escape insane cable TV prices

Report: Cord cutters are flocking to Disney Plus to escape insane cable TV prices
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Disney Plus got off to a strong start last year, reaching nearly 20 million U.S. households, according to an estimate by MoffettNathanson and HarrisX. And while it’s safe to assume that many of those users still have cable, services such as Disney Plus are also serving as replacements for pricey pay TV packages.

When asked why they use on-demand services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and Disney Plus, more than 50% of cord cutters either said that pay TV had gotten too expensive or that they didn’t watch enough of it to justify the cost. Depending on the service, 14% to 17% of streaming users also said convenience was a factor, and 11% to 15% cited the ability to binge-watch content.

As MoffettNathanson notes, the survey could indicate tough times ahead for live TV streaming services such as YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, FuboTV, and AT&T TV Now, all of which have raised prices over the last year as programmers demand more money for their channels. “In short, these price hikes will likely push even more people towards OTT offerings,” MoffettNathanson’s report says.

One other notable tidbit from the report: While Disney Plus is already a hit, the much-hyped “” of Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN+ for $13 per month isn’t doing nearly as well. MoffettNathanson and HarrisX found that only 6% of Disney Plus subscribers are bundling all three services together. Given that Hulu has offered lots of discounted subscriptions and Spotify bundles over the past couple of years, Disney Plus subscribers may not be seeing the value of ESPN’s cable channel leftovers just yet.

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Why Gap Inc. killed its plans to spin off Old Navy and what it says about fast fashion

Why Gap Inc. killed its plans to spin off Old Navy and what it says about fast fashion
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2020欧洲杯体育网址The heritage apparel conglomerate Gap Inc.—which owns Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and Hill City—has been struggling to find its place in the modern retail landscape for some time. And in another sign of trouble, Gap Inc. just announced that it would be canceling its plan to spin off Old Navy—the one high-performing brand within its stable—into its own publicly traded company. It also said that Neil Fiske, the president and chief executive officer of the flagship Gap brand, would leave the company.

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For the past five years, Gap Inc.’s growth has been in decline, largely thanks to poor sales at Gap and Banana Republic. This is partly because the brands have failed to create an aesthetic that is relevant to today’s consumers and because their large network of stores have suffered as foot traffic in malls has declined. But throughout all of this, the Old Navy brand—which is effectively a fast fashion brand on par with H&M—had been the bright spot at the company, generating revenues to the tune of $8 billion a year and pulling up the company’s overall sales.

In March 2019, Gap Inc. made the surprising announcement that it planned to spin off Old Navy into its own publicly traded company. When I wrote about this last year2020欧洲杯体育网址, I explained that this approach would allow Old Navy to continue its impressive growth trajectory without being weighed down by the other brands at the company. It would allow the other brands to slowly reposition themselves to thrive.

2020欧洲杯体育网址Those plans are now canceled. One reason for this is that Old Navy has seen a sudden decline in sales in recent quarters. Last August, for instance, Old Navy reported a in same-store sales. This was disappointing news for Gap Inc., and clearly put its entire spinoff strategy into question. But more broadly, Old Navy’s decline is not that surprising giving the current retail climate. Old Navy is effectively a fast fashion brand: Consumers were for its low prices, frequent sales, and trendy, of-the-moment clothes.

2020欧洲杯体育网址But fast fashion as a category is struggling, a trend partially driven by changing tastes. Consumers are becoming more eco-conscious, realizing that cheap, disposable clothing is terrible for the environment. European fast fashion brands H&M and Zara, whose sales growth have also slowed in recent years, have announced large-scale sustainability initiatives, partly to counter the notion that their manufacturing practices are bad for the planet. Forever 21, another American fast fashion retailer, has filed for bankruptcy protection.

2020欧洲杯体育网址The older brands within the Gap Inc. family were built for an earlier era, when consumers had different aesthetic sensibilities and expectations about sustainability. Old Navy, which first came to market in 1994, appeared to be weathering this transformation in consumer values, but it’s now clear that it will need to evolve to survive in the future.

Reached for comment, a Gap spokesperson directed us to its .

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Evelyn Yang’s harrowing story reveals why 90% of sexual assault in medicine goes unreported

Evelyn Yang’s harrowing story reveals why 90% of sexual assault in medicine goes unreported
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” Unknown at the time was that one of those women was Evelyn Yang, who yesterday  She says that Dr. Robert Hadden, a gynecologist at Columbia University, sexually assaulted her while pregnant during routine appointments.

Yang is a poster child for why medical sexual assault is so wildly under-reported2020欧洲杯体育网址. She holds a degree from Columbia University, formerly worked in marketing for L’Oréal, and is married to 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang—which is to say that she’s highly educated, media-savvy, and connected. She was in her 30s at the time of the assault. Yet she did not tell her husband, let alone authorities, until after Hadden was removed from his practice due to other allegations.

2020欧洲杯体育网址A 2019 study estimated that , compared to a third of other varieties of sexual abuse. This is because medical assault is confusing: Was it really abuse? How could a patient know with surety whether an exam was unnecessary, or atypical? How could a woman know for sure whether gloves were worn, or if other body parts touched her? (For those not in the know, a drape cloth is often laid over the upper legs, and women are often laying flat, so they can’t see.)

Often, power dynamics of age and gender are also at play: The study indicates that 87% of victims are female, and that most of the abusers are men ages 40-59. Hadden is in his late 50s. Yang says that she imagined herself as someone who would “throw a chair and run out yelling.” Instead, she froze and didn’t tell her husband.

Yang ultimately hired a lawyer—something most victims do not have the money, time, nor wherewithal to do (would you know which attorney to call?)—who told her that the Manhattan District Attorney’s office had an open case against Hadden. That case was ultimately resolved in a plea deal with no jail time for Hadden (he can no longer practice medicine), and so Yang has now joined 31 other women in suing Columbia University, its affiliated hospitals, and Hadden.

She hopes her coming out “will .”

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The EU might ban facial recognition tech for five years

The EU might ban facial recognition tech for five years
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. While the technology does have some clear benefits, it also raises massive privacy concerns. Should corporations, businesses, or even governments be allowed to identify and track us wherever we go?

2020欧洲杯体育网址That’s one of the questions the European Commission is contemplating and is a reason why the commission is considering a ban on all facial recognition technology in public places for three to five years, . The reasoning is that facial recognition tech is so new, yet rolling out so quickly, we simply can’t know all the risks and drawbacks associated with it.

During the three– to five-year ban, “a sound methodology for assessing the impacts of this technology and possible risk management measures could be identified and developed,” the EC’s 18-page white paper on the subject says.

One such risk of the technology is that current facial recognition methods are far from perfect, and many times the systems powering facial recognition are racially biased2020欧洲杯体育网址. Given that, the European Commission’s recommendation seems like the logical, reasonable thing to do. But when did logic and reason ever apply to the breakneck pace of technological innovation?

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Abigail Disney’s new crusade: Fixing the CEO-to-worker pay gap

Abigail Disney’s new crusade: Fixing the CEO-to-worker pay gap
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Under the bill’s proposed tax rules, companies that make over $10 million in taxable income in the state would be liable for higher tax rates based on the pay disparity between the company’s regular employees and its CEO. As Fox Business points out, “The bigger the gap, the bigger the tax increase.”

The bill has found a big-name ally: Abigail Disney, granddaughter of Roy Disney. Disney has frequently criticized the disparity between Disney CEO Bob Iger’s pay and the average pay a Disney employee makes. This bill would make closing that pay gap more attractive to large companies—or at the very least help ensure the public makes more tax income from enormous CEO pay packages.

2020欧洲杯体育网址As Disney told lawmakers on Wednesday: “At the happiest place on Earth, they are paid so poorly that they rely on food banks, sleep in cars, or live so close to the bone that even a small problem could send them into a death spiral.”

Fox Business says Bob Iger’s pay package in 2018 amounted to $65 million—1,400 times the median pay of a Disney employee.

2020欧洲杯体育网址Because the bill targets only companies that operate in the state that make over $10 million in taxable income, smaller businesses would not be subject to the tax. Democratic state Senator Nancy Skinner, who is sponsoring the bill, says it would affect about 2,000 of the largest companies in the state. It’s estimated the bill could bring in an additional $4.1 billion in annual revenue.

Update, Friday, 1:05 p.m. ET:

A Disney spokesperson sent the following statement:

“The truth is, Disney has made significant investments to provide for the upward mobility of our employees, starting with our commitment to a minimum wage of $15 an hour, quality health insurance for as little as $6 a week, childcare subsidies, and an initial investment of $150 million to fully pay for hourly employees’ college, post-graduate or vocational degrees through the Disney Aspire program; and to date, more than 12,000 employees have enrolled in classes.”

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Google’s parent company, Alphabet, joins the $1 trillion club

Google’s parent company, Alphabet, joins the $1 trillion club
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Apple got there first, then Microsoft, and then Amazon, but now Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has finally joined their ranks. I’m of course talking about public companies that have crossed the $1 trillion valuation mark.

Alphabet actually briefly crossed the $1 trillion market cap last week, but it didn’t close at above $1 trillion for the day, so conventional wisdom was it didn’t count then.2020欧洲杯体育网址 You can see former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s tweet about it below (Mayer was a VP at Google before leading Yahoo).

2020欧洲杯体育网址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.

And for those keeping track, here’s where the public companies that have reached at least a trillion market cap stand today (as of the time of this writing):

  • Apple—$1.382 trillion
  • Microsoft—$1.291 trillion
  • Google—$1.00 trillion
  • Amazon—$931.07 billion
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WhatsApp no longer has plans to spam you with ads—for now

WhatsApp no longer has plans to spam you with ads—for now
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. Facebook originally announced plans to start monitoring WhatsApp via ads a year and a half ago–which did not go over well with users nor the app’s original creators, who resigned from the company after the plans were announced.

The Wall Street Journal cites “people familiar with the matter,” writing:

WhatsApp in recent months disbanded a team that had been established to find the best ways to integrate ads into the service, according to people familiar with the matter. The team’s work was then deleted from WhatsApp’s code, the people said.

The bad news is that ads are still in WhatsApp’s future, according to the WSJ.2020欧洲杯体育网址 The publication cited a person who says Facebook will introduce ads to the app’s Status feature sometime in the future, but for now Facebook will pursue other ways to monetize WhatsApp, including ways for businesses to communicate with customers over the platform.

Facebook famously bought WhatsApp for a staggering $22 billion in 2014. The app is currently used by over 1.5 billion people.

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What to know about Mark Kelly, the former NASA astronaut taking on CNN-hater Martha McSally

What to know about Mark Kelly, the former NASA astronaut taking on CNN-hater Martha McSally
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2020欧洲杯体育网址 CNN reporter Manu Raju a “liberal hack,” her Democratic opponent, Mark Kelly, tweeted about his history of listening to science.

Here’s a refresher on who Kelly is:

  • Kelly is a former NASA astronaut perhaps best known for his participation in the space agency’s “,” where he remained on Earth while his twin brother, Scott Kelly, spent a year on the International Space Station. The study let scientists compare the two brothers after their year in the drastically different circumstances.
  • Prior to that, Kelly himself made multiple voyages to space, including serving as commander of the space shuttles Discovery and Endeavour on some missions.
  • Kelly also served in the Navy, including during Desert Storm, and was technically on loan to NASA from the Navy during his time with the space program. (McSally served in the Air Force, where she was the first female pilot to fly in combat and retired as a colonel.)
  • Kelly is married to former Rep. Gabby Giffords, who resigned from Congress after sustaining a brain injury when she was shot during a scheduled appearance. Kelly and Giffords have since launched an organization calling for , including universal background checks.
  • Kelly and McSally are facing off in a special election to finish out the final years of Republican John McCain’s term. After McCain died in 2018, Governor Doug Ducey appointed Republican Jon Kyl to the seat. Kyl resigned at the end of 2018, and McSally was appointed to the seat. The special election is scheduled for Election Day, November 3.
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Job seekers, these are the 10 best jobs in America right now

Job seekers, these are the 10 best jobs in America right now
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2020欧洲杯体育网址, with a 22% increase over any other month, according to Glassdoor.

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With that in mind, Glassdoor just released its annual ranking of the . And while it’s no surprise that nearly half are tech jobs, there are a few surprises among the mix.

When scored for salary, number of openings, and job satisfaction ratings from members of the platform, these were the top 10 jobs:

1. Front End Engineer
Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.9
Number of Job Openings: 13,122
2020欧洲杯体育网址Median Base Salary: $105,240

2. Java Developer
Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.9
Number of Job Openings: 16,136
2020欧洲杯体育网址Median Base Salary: $83,589

3. Data Scientist
Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.0
Number of Job Openings: 6,542
2020欧洲杯体育网址Median Base Salary: $107,801

4. Product Manager
Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.8
Number of Job Openings: 12,173
2020欧洲杯体育网址Median Base Salary: $117,713

5. DevOps Engineer
Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.9
Number of Job Openings: 6,603
Median Base Salary: $107,310

6. Data Engineer
Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.9
Number of Job Openings: 6,941
Median Base Salary: $102,472

7. Software Engineer
Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.6
Number of Job Openings: 50,438
Median Base Salary: $105,563

8. Speech Language Pathologist
Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.8
Number of Job Openings: 29,167
Median Base Salary: $71,867

9. Strategy Manager
Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.3
Number of Job Openings: 3,515
Median Base Salary: $133,067

10. Business Development Manager
Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.0
Number of Job Openings: 6,560
2020欧洲杯体育网址Median Base Salary: $78,480

This is the first time in four years that data scientist didn’t top the list. “While data scientist remains a thriving role, we’re seeing high demand for front end engineers with over 13,000 open roles, nearly double the number of data scientist open jobs,” Amanda Stansell, Glassdoor’s senior economic research analyst, wrote in the report. “In addition to numerous open jobs, front end engineers report competitive salaries and high job satisfaction.”

2020欧洲杯体育网址Additionally, Stansell noted that corporate recruiters have the highest job satisfaction rating of all the top 50 jobs. “We expect to see more CEOs and talent attraction professionals embracing a culture-first business strategy in 2020 and beyond,” Stansell writes, “so it will be interesting to see how the satisfaction across jobs and industries changes in the new decade.”

2020欧洲杯体育网址You can check out the full list .

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Whooping cough is now a superbug, and China’s mystery virus just spread to Japan and Thailand

Whooping cough is now a superbug, and China’s mystery virus just spread to Japan and Thailand
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2020欧洲杯体育网址 (6,000 deaths)  (3,400 cases); whooping cough is now a superbug; and the mystery illness in China has jumped to Japan and Thailand.

A  published today in Vaccine 2020欧洲杯体育网址finds that whooping cough has adapted to infect vaccinated people. “Put simply, the bacteria that cause whooping cough are becoming better at hiding and better at feeding — they’re morphing into a super bug,” first author Laurence Luu, a postdoctoral research associate at the University of New South Wales.

Here’s the scary part: It’s possible for a vaccinated person to contract whooping cough bacteria without symptoms. 2020欧洲杯体育网址This is disturbing, as whooping cough can be life-threatening for babies under 6 months old, as well as older people and those who haven’t received a booster in a decade. This explains why periodic epidemics have been popping up in highly vaccinated populations, such as Australia, where . A new vaccine is needed pronto, say the researchers.

Meanwhile, the as-of-yet-unnamed virus in China, which the media annoyingly refers to as the “SARS-like” virus, has to two individuals in Japan and Thailand, respectively. The virus was initially traced to a seafood market in Wuhan, China, but the market has been closed since January 1. The World Health Organization whether the virus can be transmitted person-to-person, but since no health workers have been infected, it does not currently appear to be highly contagious. China’s of the year, for Lunar New Year, is next week.

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Shocking study of 26,828 women finds that sexual harassment gets even worse with career advancement

Shocking study of 26,828 women finds that sexual harassment gets even worse with career advancement
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 across Japan, Sweden, and the U.S., showing that women in supervisory positions experience much more sexual harassment than other female employees. “When you think about it, a supervisor is exposed to new groups of potential perpetrators. She can be harassed both from her subordinates and from higher-level management within the company,” coauthor Johanna Rickne, a professor of economics at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI) at Stockholm University. In other words, women have it coming at them from all sides.

Researchers at SOFI surveyed 26,828 women to find that female supervisors experience 30-100% more harassment, and that low-level leaders receive the brunt of it, though women in top roles still receive more than rank-and-file employees. This was surprising to the researchers, who expected to see endemic harassment of low-ranking employees. Instead, they found that harassment levels increase when subordinates are mostly male.

Women’s perches in upper management are perilous2020欧洲杯体育网址: When reporting the behavior, “supervisors face more professional and social retaliation. We conclude that sexual harassment is a workplace hazard that raises the costs for women to pursue leadership ambitions and, in turn, reinforces gender gaps in income, status and voice,” write the researchers.

2020欧洲杯体育网址Why is this happening? Though sexual harassment can be fueled by lust, it can also be about equalizing status. Much, note the researchers, appears to stem from jealousy.

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Away luggage saw healthy holiday sales growth despite a scorching exposé on its workplace culture

Away luggage saw healthy holiday sales growth despite a scorching exposé on its workplace culture
Jen Rubio (left) and Steph Korey of Away. [Photo: Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images]
a scorching and widely read exposé about Away’s allegedly toxic workplace culture on December 5, 2019—just as the the holiday sales season was ramping up.

While Away did experienced higher levels of growth earlier in the year—with year-over-year sales up more than 100% in January and February—the figures show that it’s still very much on an upward trajectory.

A spokesperson for Away declined to comment.

If you haven’t been following the saga, the Verge’s2020欧洲杯体育网址 expose featured interviews with 14 former employees along with leaked Slack messages, and portrayed cofounder and CEO Steph Korey as a demanding and, at times, passive-aggressive boss. This led to a wave of blowback on social media, as customers expressed disappointment.

Within a week of publication, Korey said she would step down as CEO, and Stuart Haselden, a Lululemon veteran, would replace her. Then, in a twist, Korey told the this week that leaving her post was a mistake and she did not want to capitulate to the “Twitter mob.” She said she would remain co-CEO along with Haselden. What’s more, Away announced it had retained the services of Clare Locke LLP—a law firm known for winning defamation cases—to go after the Verge and demand that the publication make retractions and corrections. The Verge2020欧洲杯体育网址 has stood by the story.

2020欧洲杯体育网址The business media, along with people interested in direct-to-consumer startups, have been interested the unfolding drama at Away. But it’s possible that everyday consumers are unaware of what’s going on, or simply don’t care about these corporate issues. Second Measure’s analysis found that Away’s growth rate began to decline slowly over the course of 2019, which is not unusual for a startup of its size and scale.

The data is not a complete picture—notably, it doesn’t include Away luggage sold at third-party retailers—but it offers a window into the company’s growth trajectory. In December, after the Verge story came out, it’s year-over-year customer growth rate of 23% was actually higher than November, which was 15%.

2020欧洲杯体育网址In recent weeks, Vice has about how retail and customer service employees at Everlane, another fast-growing startup, have also complained about workplace conditions. In some ways, Everlane’s situation is quite different from Away’s: By Vice’s own account, employees at Everlane’s headquarters appear to be very happy, but the company has struggled to extend its corporate culture to staffers who are more removed and work remotely.

2020欧洲杯体育网址That said, both Away and Everlane are dealing with teething pains as they scale into larger companies. The question is: Can these companies keep growing as they deal with these internal struggles? From what we can tell from Second Measure’s data, it’s possible they will weather the storm.

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Aspiring managers, here’s why you need emotional intelligence to be an effective leader

Aspiring managers, here’s why you need emotional intelligence to be an effective leader
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2020欧洲杯体育网址, more than half said that leaders need to have a full complement of soft skills in order to stay ahead of challenges like artificial intelligence and changing customer demands. The report revealed:

  • 55% of respondents said a purpose-driven and caring mindset was the number one thing leaders should be striving for
  • 51% of respondents said leaders would need to know how to be motivated, engaging, and inspiring
  • 39% cited the need for emotional intelligence, which continues to reign as for any worker
  • 34% said leaders must have good listening and communication skills

2020欧洲杯体育网址However, just over half (51%) of those polled said that their current leadership isn’t putting these skills into practice very well. Maybe that is why the top challenge for leaders (45%) is attracting and retaining talent.

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Math-obsessed Andrew Yang should be thrilled with these Twitter hashtag numbers

Math-obsessed Andrew Yang should be thrilled with these Twitter hashtag numbers
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Tuesday’s Democratic debate in Des Moines, Iowa, produced plenty of attention-grabbing hashtags and viral moments, including one final moment of tension between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, during which the two senators of lying.

2020欧洲杯体育网址But math, unlike politicians, doesn’t lie.

That’s why the candidate who should be the most pleased with all the debate-related Twitter chatter is one who wasn’t even in the debate. Businessman Andrew Yang to participate in Tuesday’s event, but his supporters made their presence known nonetheless. According to new data from analytics firm Sprout Social, #AmericaNeedsYang was the top hashtag related to the debate on Tuesday, not counting general hashtags like #DemDebate or #DemocraticDebate. Bernie Sanders nabbed the No. 2 spot with #Bernie2020, while Yang landed in the No. 3 spot, too:

  1. #AmericaNeedsYang — 24,244 tweets
  2. #Bernie2020 — 16,514 tweets
  3. #YangGang — 12,221 tweets

For the upstart candidate who turned MATH (Make America Think Harder) into an acronym, those numbers aren’t too shabby.

2020欧洲杯体育网址Sprout Social measured social media volume and sentiment on January 14, the day of the debate. The data also shows that Sanders was the most talked-about candidate on the debate stage, with more than a million Twitter mentions on Tuesday. But 44% of those mentions were negative, the data shows. Sentiment around Warren wasn’t much better: 485,380 Twitter mentions, 41% of which were negative.

2020欧洲杯体育网址Overall, no candidate should be thrilled with how people are feeling about politics these days. Sprout Social’s data showed that 57% of the general Twitter chatter around Tuesday’s debate was negative, while only 21% was positive and 22% was unrated. Based on my own (unscientific) review of debate-related headlines over the past two days, I’d say those numbers probably add up.

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Ben & Jerry’s wants you to ‘Netflix and chill’ with its new Netflix-branded ice cream

Ben & Jerry’s wants you to ‘Netflix and chill’ with its new Netflix-branded ice cream
2020欧洲杯体育网址 a new line of ice cream based on the Netflix brand, and the first flavor is–you guessed it–”Netflix & Chill’d.”

2020欧洲杯体育网址The new flavor features a peanut butter ice cream base with fudge brownies and sweet and salty pretzel swirls thrown in. There’s also a nondairy version for vegans.

But the people happiest about this will probably be Ben & Jerry’s pun-loving marketing folks. It’s OK to admit it–we know you’ve been dying to make this flavor ever since “Netflix and chill” became a thing.

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Report: YouTube is running ads from major brands, including Samsung and Greenpeace, on climate change misinformation videos

Report: YouTube is running ads from major brands, including Samsung and Greenpeace, on climate change misinformation videos
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from global activism nonprofit Avaaz reveals that YouTube’s algorithms are running ads from major brands on climate-change misinformation videos. In total, Avaaz identified 108 brands that were having their ads associated with climate change misinformation videos, including Samsung, L’Oréal, Decathlon, Danone, Warner Bros., and Carrefour.

2020欧洲杯体育网址Worse, Avaaz found that one in five of those 108 brands included companies that pride themselves on their green and ethical stances, including Greenpeace, WWF, L’Oréal, Samsung, Danone, Decathlon, Carrefour, Ecosia, Nikin, and Save the Children. Avaaz says that all of the brands they contacted were unaware that their ads were running on climate change misinformation videos. Such videos allege climate change is a “hoax,” and one purported to expose the “climate engineering vaccination danger.”

To mitigate the misinformation about climate change spread on YouTube, and brands having their reputations ruined by appearing to be purposely advertising on these videos, Avaaz says YouTube “must end its free promotion of misinformation and disinformation videos by extracting such videos from its algorithms, starting immediately by including climate misinformation in its borderline content policy.”

2020欧洲杯体育网址The nonprofit also says YouTube needs to end the monetization of disinformation and misinformation videos, including giving advertisers the ability to exclude their ads from videos with climate change misinformation. But Avaaz also says YouTube shouldn’t be the only one responsible for promoting this change. Brands themselves “must establish detailed ethical ad placement requirements for platforms that include correcting the record and detoxing the algorithm,” the nonprofit suggests.

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These are some of the PR disasters we can expect for Big Tech in 2020

These are some of the PR disasters we can expect for Big Tech in 2020
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, a firm that provides trend analysis to the tech industry.

2020欧洲杯体育网址The report is a veritable 2020 PR cheatsheet for Big Tech. “We expect there will be at least some ability to focus more pragmatically on specific issues that merit particular attention rather than treating technology as a monolith of good or evil.” Translation: Expect shrill debate around Big Tech as a monolith of evil.

2020欧洲杯体育网址Here are things the industry would like you to say very nice things about:

  • Virtual office tech. Companies such as Magic Leap, Spatial, and Tandem are building really cool collaborative tools with augmented reality and virtual reality! Ignore that the workers populating virtual offices often lack job security and health insurance.
  • The charge into your medical charts. Apple will “double down” on healthcare-related products, according to the report, while Alphabet has invested in “90 deals to nearly 60 portfolio companies focused on digital health.” Privacy? Humph.
  • Senior wellness. Everyone is in on profiting off the Olds through apps with excellent names: Silvernest, Golden, Papa’s.
  • Cradle-to-cradle supply chains. Look! The industry figured out that recycling is a thing! Apparent motive: “There’s a halo effect when a brand or product can boost its sustainability credentials.”

Meanwhile, here’s what the industry would like you to not notice:

  • . The small drones that could execute targeted assassinations. “Almost anyone could develop it: nonstate groups, terrorists, criminal cartel, mercenary groups.” Shhhh.
  • AI discrimination. Remember when Apple’s credit card gave , and Amazon’s ? Uh-oh. Regulators are gonna get involved! Perhaps a Supreme Court ruling on “companies’ responsibilities to test, identify and correct algorithmic bias.” Tech companies can get a “head start on compliance by implementing bias policies before any legislation is passed.”
  • Saudi Arabia’s and Russia’s increasing ownership. Recall that Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund invested $3.5 billion in Uber in 2016. Last year, meanwhile, some $2.5 billion in backing emerged from the two countries to fund 370 deals. Expect more of that.
  • Big Tech’s two-decade-late adoption of empathetic design. “We expect empathetic design to continue gaining steam in 2020 as political and social pressure push tech companies to account for humanistic concerns.” The report defines “empathetic design” with a  from . . . 1997. Face palm.

Correction: An earlier version of this story mischaracterized Apple’s health records feature. According to Apple’s , health records data is “downloaded over an encrypted connection” and “does not traverse Apple’s network.”

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Report: Firefox maker Mozilla is laying off 70 people as it searches for revenue beyond search

Report: Firefox maker Mozilla is laying off 70 people as it searches for revenue beyond search
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. The memo pins the layoffs on missing revenue that Mozilla expected to rake in last year.

While Firefox has its advantages over the most popular web browser, Chrome, Mozilla’s browser is nowhere near as popular by marketshare , according to by W3Counter. This is a problem because Mozilla is still dependent on the money it makes from  into Firefox. According to the memo, attributed to executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker, Mozilla expected to start making more money “outside of search” in 2019, including from subscription products. “This did not happen,” the memo states bluntly.

One such subscription service is the Firefox Private Network, but Mozilla’s paid VPN service currently . “Our 2019 plan underestimated how long it would take to build and ship new, revenue-generating products,” Baker allegedly wrote. “Given that, and all we learned in 2019 about the pace of innovation, we decided to take a more conservative approach to projecting our revenue for 2020.”

Reached by Fast Company2020欧洲杯体育网址, a spokesperson for Mozilla declined to share the exact number of layoffs, but provided a range: “Our global employee population was just under 1,100 prior to today’s announcement and will be just over a 1,000 going forward,” the spokesperson said.

According to a blog post attributed to Baker, the layoffs will help the company “fund innovation.”

“We make these hard choices because online life must be better than it is today. We must improve the impact of today’s technology. We must ensure that the tech of tomorrow is built in ways that respect people and their privacy, and give them real independence and meaningful control. Mozilla exists to meet these challenges.”

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Spotify thinks it can generate a playlist your pet will love

Spotify thinks it can generate a playlist your pet will love
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today, its latest experiment in using your listening data to, uh, keep you listening. Spotify says the project considers both “your listening habits and your pet’s attributes” to generate playlists “you both can enjoy.”

As you might have guessed, no, there’s not a ton of research out there to back any of this up.

Some studies suggest that dogs vibe well with certain genres, however. by the University of Glasgow and the Scottish SPCA suggests that dogs most chill out while listening to . Another concludes that classical music “” for dogs, while heavy metal seemed to encourage them to bark.

2020欧洲杯体育网址While Spotify acknowledges that “music for pets isn’t an exact science,” the Pet Playlists tool considers whether your dog is relaxed or energetic, if your cat is shy or friendly, or whether your iguana is curious or apathetic. The company says it consulted with cellist and musicologist David Teie, who’s built a business , to shape “how the algorithm was programmed.”

2020欧洲杯体育网址Privacy-conscious pets may be reassured by Spotify’s promise to only use the information you share about your pet to make your playlist. According to Spotify’s FAQ, “the information is not stored and is not used for any other purpose.”

Spotify’s new tool also caters to birds and hamsters. Have a different kind of companion animal? The company encourages you to try it anyway—”You may find your rabbit really likes hamster music!”

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