Day: September 4, 2020

Apple’s 2030 carbon neutrality goal gets a boost from huge Danish wind turbines

The tech giant is investing in a pair of 200-meter tall wind turbines to help power its newly opened data center in Viborg, Denmark.

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Apple’s commitment to powering itself entirely with carbon-neutral energy by 2030 is getting a boost in Europe thanks to the company’s investment in a pair of gigantic wind turbines. The massive turbines are being built in Esbjerg, Denmark, and will stand 200 meters, or 656 feet, tall, making them two of the largest onshore wind turbines in the world. To put their size in perspective, the average onshore turbine in the United States is 466 feet tall, and the tallest is only 574 feet, making the two Esbjerg turbines nearly 100 feet taller. 

The twin Esbjerg turbines will generate 62 GWh per year, or enough energy to power 20,000 homes, and will supply power to Apple’s recently opened Viborg data center, which Apple said

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Ask These 14 Questions To Find The Best Job Fit

With more industries than ever looking for tech talent, there’s a deep pool of jobs for tech professionals—but it’s still important to find a job that’s a good fit and offers growth opportunities. Open positions in the tech field, particularly in specialties such as cybersecurity, still exceed the pool of available professionals. In such a market, tech professionals shouldn’t just jump into any available job.

To ensure you get a job that’s the right fit for you, it’s important to ask the right questions—both of companies and yourself—during the hiring process. Below, 14 members of Forbes Technology Council discuss the most pertinent questions tech pros should ask before saying “yes” to a job offer.

1. ‘Is the mission of this company aligned with my values?’

The health industry

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Amazon tears into Trump after Pentagon reaffirms Microsoft as winner of $10B JEDI cloud contract

President Donald Trump visits U.S. troops at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, in November 2019. Amazon alleges that Trump’s animus toward the company improperly influenced the Pentagon’s award of a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft, but the Department of Defense today reaffirmed the decision. (Official White House Photograph by Shealah Craighead)

[Updated at 3 p.m. Pacific on Friday, Sept. 4.]

Amazon issued a searing response Friday to the Department of Defense’s reaffirmation of Microsoft as the winner of the coveted $10 billion JEDI military cloud computing contract — calling it a “politically corrupted” contract award, doubling down on its allegation that President Trump improperly influenced the outcome, and implicitly criticizing its rival’s cloud technology as inferior to its own.

“We strongly disagree with the DoD’s flawed evaluation and believe it’s critical for our country that the government and its elected leaders administer procurements objectively and in a manner that is

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BizCom Associates Named A Top Franchise Supplier By Entrepreneur Magazine

DALLAS, Sept. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BizCom Associates, an award-winning Dallas-Fort Worth PR and marketing communications agency, has been named to Entrepreneur magazine’s third annual list of Top Franchise Suppliers. The list recognizes top companies that provide services and support to franchisors and franchisees in ten categories.

“Now more than ever franchisors and franchisees need service providers they can rely on to help them build and run their businesses as efficiently as possible,” said Entrepreneur‘s editor in chief, Jason Feifer. “We at Entrepreneur are proud to help by presenting this list of the most trusted suppliers in the industry.”

To determine the Top Franchise Suppliers, Entrepreneur surveyed more than 700 franchisors to find out which service providers they and their franchisees use, and what their satisfaction is with the quality, cost, and value of those suppliers’ services. Top suppliers were recognized in the following categories: accounting, banking/financing,

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Anti-racism in technology and policy design | MIT News

When Kate Turner was an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame, she kept hearing the same message.

“As a Black woman, people kept telling me, ‘we need more Black women in STEM!’” recalls Turner.

The message had some influence on her choice of major — but then, so did a global recession. And while STEM fields might have seemed to offer more stable career prospects, Turner’s chemical engineering path did not at first inspire.

It took seeing the science through the lens of societal challenges and policy to really spark a passion.

“I very serendipitously met a professor who offered me a position working in his lab,” Turner recounts. “He was an Earth scientist who worked on nuclear issues, specifically nuclear waste management.” The issue interested Turner because, as she puts it, “you cannot divorce the policy and the social science from the STEM work.”

“The questions one has

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These Stocks Will Benefit From Covid-Related Trends

Jenny Davis had a brush with crisis early on in her career: The co-manager of the $3.6 billion Baillie Gifford International Alpha 2 fund was finishing an internship in the financial industry in the same week that Lehman Brothers collapsed. This left an indelible mark, and Davis now focuses on companies around the world that can grow despite whatever events come at them—like a pandemic and a cold war between the U.S. and China.

Davis and her co-managers at Baillie Gifford International Alpha 2 (ticker: BGITX) focus on long-term trends and companies with considerable competitive advantages. Some are rapid growers—like

Alibaba Group

Holding (BABA) or Latin America’s MercadoLibre (MELI). Some grow at a slower, though steady, pace; others are savvy capital allocators that are expanding into new markets; while still others, like

Ryanair Holdings

(RYAAY), have a structural advantage that sets them apart, even in down cycles.

That approach has

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Wall Street tech tumble roils global stocks

European stocks closed lower on Friday as a sell-off in the tech sector continued for a second consecutive trading session.

The pan-European Stoxx 600 ended down 1.1%, having fluctuated throughout the day. Technology stocks led the losses, down 2.6%, while Europe’s banking index jumped 1.6%. 

Markets had looked to be rebounding from Thursday’s tumble stateside but ran out of steam as the session progressed.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Thursday plunged 521 points, or 2.8%, to record its steepest single-day losses since June, while the S&P 500 plunged 3.5% and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 5%.

Tech mega stocks Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Alphabet and Facebook led the losses with the broad tech sector posting its worst day since March, having driven much of Wall Street’s recovery in recent months. U.S. stocks extended losses on Friday.

Thursday’s losses spilled over into Asia Pacific trading overnight, with Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 falling more

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Stocks take a breather after Thursday’s brutal tech-sell off drove Wall Street to its biggest drop in three months

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Summary List Placement

  • Tech stocks take a breather on Friday after Thursday’s sell-off. 
  • European stocks turned green as investors digested the fall in the tech sector from record-highs
  • Nasdaq 100 records biggest one-day drop since mid-March after Big Tech crash
  • Gold prices and the US dollar are stable despite broader sweep lower on global equity markets 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Technology stocks took a small breather after Thursday’s brutal sell-off, which pushed US stocks to their biggest one-day loss in losses in three months. 

The STOXX Europe 600 technology index – which comprises the likes of German software firm SAP, Dutch semi-conductor supplier ASML – and was up 0.2% at 581.23. 

Neil Wilson, chief market analyst at Markets.com, said: “European equities were dragged lower by the tech-induced sell-off on Wall Street yesterday but recovered in early trade on Friday morning. With sentiment rolling over

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US STOCKS-S&P 500 set to open higher as falling jobless rate offsets tech slide

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* August nonfarm payrolls rise by 1.37 mln

* Stay-at-home stocks lose ground again

* Shares of U.S. lenders edge higher

* Futures: Dow up 0.62%, S&P up 0.25%, Nasdaq down 0.64% (Adds comment, details; updates prices)

By Medha Singh and Devik Jain

Sept 4 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 was set for a higher open on Friday following a brutal selloff in the previous session as a drop in the unemployment rate offset a slide in technology stocks, while investors remained cautious about a patchy economic recovery.

Nonfarm payrolls increased by 1.37 million jobs last month after advancing 1.73 million in July, the Labor Department’s closely watched employment report showed. The unemployment rate fell to 8.4% from 10.2% in July, steeper than the 9.8% fall that economists polled by Reuters forecast.

Still,

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25 things to buy when you move into a new house

25 things to buy when you move into a new house (Photo: Winc / iRobot / The Sill)

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My husband and I moved into a new home on the other side of the country this summer and brought along everything that could fit in our POD, including my prized cat-scratcher and nearly 30 boxes of books (I wish I was joking). As we planned our move, we took a careful inventory of which possessions we wanted to keep and which we wanted to donate or sell.

Ultimately, we ended up buying a whole lot of new stuff for our house—partially because we had more space, but also because it made more sense to upgrade different areas of our new house. Whether you’re a first-time homeowner or you’re trying to figure

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