how-workforce-insights-can-enable-positive-change
Data has become the real currency of the 21st Century, and some organisations undoubtedly feel that stockpiling it may underwrite their ambitions in hyper-completive markets.But big data ought to mean big business value. Merely accumulating data that is assessed in terms of its volume, variety and velocity - the so-called ‘three Vs' - serves little purpose unless business leaders...
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personio-the-german-hr-platform-for-smes-raises-75m-series-c-at-a-500m-valuation-techcrunch
Personio, the Germany-founded HR platform for SMEs, has raised $75 million in Series C funding in a round led by Accel. I understand the investment values the company at around $500 million.Also joining is Lightspeed Venture Partners, alongside Lars Dalgaard (the founder and former CEO of SuccessFactors). Existing investors Index Ventures, Northzone, Rocket Internet’s Global Founders Capital, and Picus...
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darpa-backed-soft-robotics-raises-23-million-for-autonomous-grippers-and-sorters
Soft Robotics raised another $23 million to continue developing its solutions to the seemingly intractable problems gripping and sorting machines face.As work published by MIT and others has established, picker robots struggle with complex poses and unfamiliar objects. That’s because they not only have to locate objects and understand how to grasp them, but because they’ve got to set...
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microsoft-suggests-400-million-users-to-get-a-new-pc
Microsoft’s Windows 7 support ended this month (January 14th). However, there were still a lot of users (almost 400 million as per the market share) using Windows 7.They might have already upgraded to Windows 10 or could have switched to Windows-like Linux distributions. We cannot be too sure about it – but considering the numbers of Windows 7 users,...
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the-best-password-managers-for-2020
In 2016, the National Institute of Standards and Technology reversed its strict recommendations for passwords. But that didn’t stop most services from continuing to demand unique, complex passwords to secure each individual account. There’s just too many. Our brains can’t remember them all. What’s your best solution? Install a password manager.With more than 5,000 published articles covering cybersecurity, we...
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gdpr-claims-e114m-in-fines-in-under-two-years-with-more-to-come-this-year
Organisations face big fines for data breaches resulting in the compromise of personal informationData protection authorities across the European Union and European Economic Area have fined organisations a total of €114 million over data breaches since the introduction of GDPR.That's according to law firm DLA Piper [PDF] in its latest annual Data Breach Report, based on an analysis of 160,921...
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court-rules-mike-rothenberg-must-fork-over-more-than-31-million-to-settle-sec-allegations-techcrunch
Mike Rothenberg, the once high-flying VC bent on bringing the party to Silicon Valley, must now pay a whopping $31.4 million to settle a California federal court ruling in favor of Security and Exchange Commission allegations.TechCrunch deemed Rothenberg a ‘virtual gatsby’ back in 2016, when we first broke the news about the downfall of his venture capital...
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dying-light-2-will-miss-its-spring-2020-release-window
Developer Techland announced today that Dying Light 2 will be missing its spring 2020 release window. The studio did not offer up a time frame for the arrival of the open-world zombie game.Hey Survivors!Here's the Dying Light 2 Development Update. pic.twitter.com/CKMkAe2eD7— Dying Light (@DyingLightGame) January 20, 2020The first Dying Light came out in 2015 and became a hit, selling...
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google-to-add-120-games-to-stadia-in-2020
If you felt that Google Stadia’s launch was a bit on the lukewarm side due to the lack of games, not to worry because it seems that Google’s plan for 2020 will be to add as many as 120 new games to the platform, giving gamers a lot more options to choose from when it comes to game streaming.However,...
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