Podcasts are increasing in popularity like never before - and companies are taking notice. Pocket, a popular IOS and Android app best known for allowing users to bookmark articles from their phone or desktop to read offline at their convenience, just released a completely revamped version of the app that includes upgraded functionality which allows you to listen to your articles in addition to reading them.
Yesterday, the state of California passed the strictest net neutrality protections in the country so far. This law is meant to take the power away from the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and retain that the internet is a public good and that it should be regulated like one.
Cybersecurity has never been of greater concern for businesses of all sizes and industries. It seems like every other week, there is news of another devastating data breach (i.e. Equifax exposing the personal information of 143 million Americans.) "Ransomware" such as WannaCry can lock down your system and prevent you from accessing your own files, while distributed denial of service attacks like the October 2016 cyber attack are capable of temporarily bringing down even tech giants like Twitter, Amazon, and PayPal. The challenge for any digital business today is combating these negative headlines.
At CES 2018, companies from the TV, appliance, artificial intelligence (AI), automotive, and other spaces venture to show off their futuristic products for consumers. With the increased popularity of voice-controlled products and integrations with smart speakers, many companies came showing off to make sure they beat their own competitors to the voice game.
Sometimes, the best you could hope for is to go out with a bang. Whether your a company whose becoming progressively successful or one who just doesn’t see a clear future for itself, being acquired can be an exciting strategy leading to an unknown future.
Currently sitting in my inbox, I have countless emails from companies trying to sell me on new hiring tools, asking me to upgrade my current products, or comparing the hiring options out there. With all the noise, it’s difficult to know where to put my energy and which tools are really the most appropriate for IMPACT’s hiring needs. To give you a little background: At the height of our hiring this year, we were probably looking to fill 3-4 positions at once. In the past year, we have filled 9 full-time positions and 2 internships that eventually transitioned into full-time roles. Never in the history of IMPACT have we ever felt more confident in the people that we’re hiring and the processes that we’re using to find them.