gigrove wants to match skilled freelancers and startups with spare rooms
 Bootstrapping London-based startup gigrove is looking to carve out a niche in the collaborative consumption space as a matching platform for digital workers with itchy feet, and startups with a spare room and pressing skills need. Which is all very zeitgeisty in these digital nomad/citizen of nowhere times. Read More ...
Fears and questions over Brexit’s impact on talent
 While UK tech founders continue to try to second guess what ‘Brexit means Brexit’ actually means for the future of immigration and access to talent, the UK’s digital minister, Matt Hancock, has confirmed it will not mean a clone of the Australian points-based immigration system – despite politicians frequently citing this system as a possible model for the UK to… Read More ...
Amazon has simplified the process of shopping for Alexa skills
Shopping for an Alexa Skill on Amazon just got as easy as, well, shopping on Amazon. A recent update to the online marketplace has given the skills marketplace a much-needed makeover, organizing them in a novel (but intuitive) way. The post Amazon has simplified the process of shopping for Alexa skills appeared first on Digital Trends....
UK government warned to act fast on Brexit risks
 A UK parliamentary committee looking at issues pertaining to the digital economy has warned of multiple risks in the wake of last month’s referendum vote to leave the European Union. Read More ...
Amazon gives the Alexa ‘app store’ a makeover, now lets you add new Skills by voice
 It will now be easier to add “Skills” – new functionality by way of voice-activated apps to Amazon’s smart speaker Echo, and its other Alexa-powered devices, Amazon announced this morning. The company has finally given its Skills “app store” a makeover, and is introducing a means of adding new Skills by voice, too. Amazon’s Echo and other Alexa… Read More ...
Students are demanding the facts about coding bootcamps
 It’s been a remarkable rise so far, but for coding bootcamps to become mainstream they must prove that the outcomes they advertise are real. In 2012 coding bootcamps began offering courses in software development and promising graduates new careers in technology. The schools, now backed by hundreds of millions in VC funding, will educate about 30,000 students in 2016, and rake in just shy… Read More ...
The Blind Date Club turns your Echo speaker into a matchmaker
 Can Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa serve as a matchmaker? That’s the idea behind The Blind Date Club, a project from a team of coders presenting today at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 Hackathon. Designed as a voice-activated app for the Echo speaker, The Blind Date Club lets you search for dating profiles by voice, have them read aloud to you, and then get connected with your… Read More ...
How To Make Money With Udemy and Online Course Marketplaces
If you are looking for a Newbie-Friendly way to grow a passive income online then learning how to make money with Udemy or one of the growing band of Online Course Marketplaces is a great place to start. No need to purchase a domain name, set up hosting, create a Clickbank account, upload videos to Amazon S3 or do any of the myriad tasks usually associated with starting an online business. Of course many experienced Internet Marketers are re-purposing some of their content for sites like Udemy, ...
Why are cybersecurity classes optional in top U.S. computer science programs?
Security firm CloudPassage has published a new study that finds most of the U.S.'s top computer science college degrees do not mandate any cybersecurity training in order to graduate. The post Why are cybersecurity classes optional in top U.S. computer science programs? appeared first on Digital Trends....
Video games may have positive effects on young kids: Study
While the negative effects of excessive video gaming have been widely reported, a new research has found that playing video games is associated with high overall school competence and less relationship problems with peers. For the study involving over 3,000 children between ages six and eleven, the researchers assessed the association between the amount of time spent playing video games and children’s mental health and cognitive and social skills. “Video game playing is often a colla...
Study shows that typing fast can ruin your writing skills
The quality of your writing will surely get better if you start typing slowly on the computer, says a study. Researchers from the University of Waterloo asked participants to type essays using both hands or with only one. Using text-analysis software, the team discovered that some aspects of essay writing, such as sophistication of vocabulary, improved when participants used only one hand to type. “Typing can be too fluent or too fast and can actually impair the writing process,” sai...
First Code’s Michelle Sun Is Teaching Kids To Code In Hong Kong
 As the #ILookLikeAnEngineer hashtag continues to gain traction, you’ll be hearing more about geeks who break the stereotypes of what programmers should be like. One such example is Michelle Sun, the founder of First Code Academy, a company that teaches schoolchildren as young as 6 years old how to code. Read More ...
Access To Startup Skills Threatened By U.K. Visa Review
 The U.K.-based startup founders and investors who penned an open letter backing the Conservatives at the General Election in May are now confronted with the prospect of a Tory government looking for ways to make it harder for businesses to recruit and bring non-EU workers to the U.K. — owing to a political push to reduce net migration. Read More ...
Promoting E-governance through Technology for a Truly Digital India
How can we perhaps try to understand India, a land of several paradoxes? A country where technology reigns supreme but so does illiteracy and poverty. We produce the world's second largest pool of... To read the complete blog entry, sit tight, take a deep breath, and click the heading above. If you don't know how to follow these instructions, go take a refresher course on how to use feeds. ...
East London Kids To Be Offered Training Loans To Learn Coding
 A new digital skills training fund will be piloted in the U.K. in January which will offer loans to non-graduate young people from East London with the dual aim of tackling the ongoing U.K. tech skills shortage while also addressing a socio-economic gap that tech risks exacerbating. Read More ...
Can This Connected Toy Inspire The Next Generation Of Makers?
 Don’t doubt the commitment of MIT graduate and Dynepic co-founder Krissa Watry. She used to work for the U.S. Airforce as a chief engineer designing and building aerospace hardware and helping launch satellites. But working on kit destined for space was a just stepping stone on the road to her real dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Read More ...
Can This Connected Toy Inspire The Next Generation Of Makers?
 Don’t doubt the commitment of MIT graduate and Dynepic co-founder Krissa Watry. She used to work for the U.S. Airforce as a chief engineer designing and building aerospace hardware and helping launch satellites. But working on kit destined for space was a just stepping stone on the road to her real dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Read More ...
Can This Connected Toy Inspire The Next Generation Of Makers?
 Don’t doubt the commitment of MIT graduate and Dynepic co-founder Krissa Watry. She used to work for the U.S. Airforce as a chief engineer designing and building aerospace hardware and helping launch satellites. But working on kit destined for space was a just stepping stone on the road to her real dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Read More ...
European Commission Wants MOOCs Providers To Help Boost Regional Web Skills
The MOOCs movement has generally lagged in Europe compared to the U.S. But regional providers are being established here in the Old World, such as Berlin-based iversity and the U.K.’s Futurelearn consortium – the latter backed by the veteran distant learning business, the Open University. And now the European Commission is throwing the budding European Massive Open Online… Read More ...
Key Customer Service Skills To Enhance Customer Satisfaction
Despite of what type of contact you have with customer, whether it’s face to face, over phone, in a restaurant or shop, in an office or industry etc. good customer service skills helps everyone. When the customer is satisfied with the service not only they will help an organization to grow but also they will continue to do business. As we all know “there is only one Boss, and that is customer”. So, in this blog we’ll see how excellent customer service skills will help yo...