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One week working in the metaverse led to 19% more anxiety and 16% less productivity, new study finds

Mark Zuckerberg wants you to think working in the metaverse is the next big thing, but the nascent virtual worlds still have a few kinks to work out. The Meta CEO is one of many tech executives who believe that our workplaces are set to be revolutionized by the metaverse—an experimental amalgam of immersive and […]

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Technology

Calm, not chaos: How Slack is revamping its sidebar

Revenue from Akamai’s security and compute business combined to eclipse its delivery revenue for the first time. Security revenue increased 23% year-over-year to $382 million, and compute revenue hit $78 million, up 32%. Delivery revenue, meanwhile, fell 6% to $444 million. “Next year, security will be the largest of the three,” Leighton said in an […]

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Science

Huge 4-Day Work Week Experiment Begins in The UK: The Largest Ever Conducted

For thousands of lucky people, the work week is now only four days long – and they’re still getting paid 100 percent of their regular income to do their jobs, even though they’ve gained an entire day of personal time.   Does it sound too good to be true? It’s not necessarily an impossible dream. […]

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Gaming

New York lawmakers pass bill limiting warehouse productivity quotas | Engadget

The New York State Assembly has passed a bill that aims to limit productivity quotas in warehouses shortly after it was approved by the State Senate. Introduced by New York State Senator Jessica Ramos and Assembly Member Latoya Joyner back in April, the Warehouse Worker Protection Act takes aim at Amazon’s labor practices. Ramos and […]

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Business

New York lawmakers pass bill limiting Amazon’s use of worker productivity quotas in warehouses

A worker sorts out parcels in the outbound dock at Amazon fulfillment center in Eastvale, California on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. Watchara Phomicinda | MediaNews Group | The Riverside Press-Enterprise via Getty Images New York state lawmakers on Friday approved a bill targeting Amazon’s use of productivity quotas in warehouses, the latest sign that public […]

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Technology

Google Workspace Suite and Zoho CRM Implementation Expert AquaOrange Software Helps Businesses Improve Efficiency and Productivity

Bangkok, June 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bangkok, Bangkok – According to announcements released by AquaOrange Software and Shahan Farid, the business has more than 1000 Google Workspace implementation projects to its credit. Its training, consultancy, and online IT support for Google Workspace have helped its clients in Thailand run their businesses smoothly and also […]

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Finance

Rise in UK minimum wage helped narrow inequality but failed to lift productivity

Rapid increases in the UK’s minimum wage helped to narrow inequality, but have done nothing to lift the country’s persistently poor productivity, according to an independent review of the policy. Under a policy set by the Conservative chancellor George Osborne, the UK’s minimum wage rose at twice the rate of median hourly pay between 2015 […]

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Gaming

DOJ warns AI hiring and productivity tools can violate anti-discrimination law | Engadget

Federal agencies are the latest to alert companies to potential bias in AI recruiting tools. As the AP notes, the Justice Department and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have warned employers that AI hiring and productivity systems can violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. These technologies might discriminate against people with disabilities by unfairly ruling […]

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Gaming

New York lawmakers want to limit warehouse productivity quotas | Engadget

New York State Senator Jessica Ramos and Assembly Member Latoya Joyner have introduced a new bill meant to limit production quotas for warehouse workers. The bill, called the Warehouse Worker Protection Act, takes aim at Amazon’s labor practices. It expands upon and strengthens the language of a similar bill in California that was signed into […]

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Finance

Government neglect of UK countryside stifles productivity, MPs warn

Long-term government neglect of the UK’s countryside economy has eaten into rural productivity, stifling growth and leading to disillusionment with the Conservative party, MPs have warned. Ministers’ failure to include specific policies for rural communities in their strategy for “levelling up” left-behind areas was the latest example, according to a report by the All-Party Parliamentary […]