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4.4 Billion People Still Don’t Have the Internet

Oct 22, 2014 in Tech . 0 Comment

4.4 Billion People Still Don’t Have the Internet

The Internet has completely transformed the way the global population functions today. It has had an enormous economic impact, and has changed the way people live, play, and do business. Internet access has even sparked changes in government.

Despite its massive reach, the Internet isn’t available everywhere and to everyone. An extensive new study from McKinsey shows that a startling number of people still live without the Internet. According to the statistics, a whopping 4.4 billion people are unconnected. The vast majority of these people live in just 20 countries.

Overview

The study was conducted by McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm that works with businesses, governments and other organizations. At 4.4 billion people, more than 60 percent of the world’s population is still offline. What’s more, Internet adoption rates are slowing. Despite the modern image of a connected world, quite a few barriers remain for many people.

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Is a Part-Time MBA Right For You?

Oct 20, 2014 in Business/Finance . 0 Comment

Is a Part-Time MBA Right For You?

An MBA has long been considered a golden ticket to better employment opportunities. As great as that sounds, attending a full-time MBA program remains impracticable for many people. However, a part-time MBA can help individuals who may otherwise pass up the opportunity to expand on their professional knowledge. But is a part-time MBA really worth the effort? The following can help you decide if a part-time MBA is right for you. 

No Time for Full-Time

The vast majority of people that choose to do a part-time MBA do so because they already have a career. They usually cannot devote the time necessary to participate in a full-time program. Part-time programs allow students to achieve success while still maintaining important work and family commitments. This is obviously an important factor, as more people are choosing to go the part-time route. 

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How to Train Your Robot

Oct 17, 2014 in Tech . 0 Comment

How to Train Your Robot

A startup is hoping to completely change how people interact with robots. A San Diego-based company, Brain Corporation, has a new vision for programming. It looks less like programming and more like animal training. If their vision is realized, the future may see robots being trained (to do simple tasks) just like working animals are trained today.

Brain Operating System Launches

Brain Corporation is launching the Brain Operating System or BrainOS to enable users to actively train robots. BrainOS will allow for the creation of autonomous yet affordable robots. 

Unlike the robots that are currently available, these robots will not be programmed. Instead, they will be able to adapt their behavior based on the example behaviors they are shown. The trainer can use a remote control to guide the robot to perform a certain task. After completing the task a few times, the behavior will be fully autonomous. The robot would then be able to take it upon itself to perform the task. 

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Can Personality Help Define Leadership?

Oct 15, 2014 in Business/Finance . 0 Comment

Can Personality Help Define Leadership?

More businesses are turning to personality testing to make tough hiring decisions. This isn’t surprising, considering what’s at stake. Poor hiring decisions can have a huge impact on a business. According to a survey by CareerBuilder, hiring the wrong person can cost a business well over $50,000. It pays to get it right the first time. However, the question is, can a personality test truly identify talent? Here’s a look at whether or not psychometric assessments can benefit your business. 

What Does Assessment Cover?

There are many things that a personality test can measure. The leading objectives of administering a personality test are to determine if a candidate can perform the job and fit into the culture of the company. There are a number of assessments that can help get the information needed. These can include ability tests that measure skills and intelligence. Such tests could include: 

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New Mobile Apps Help Battle Depression

Oct 13, 2014 in Tech . 0 Comment

New Mobile Apps Help Battle Depression

Are you depressed? There is now an app for that. And it goes far beyond what you might expect a mobile marketing expert to come up with. In fact, there is now research to suggest that smartphone sensors can accurately gauge a person’s physical and mental well-being.

Advancements in smartphone technology mean that more data on human behavior can be collected than ever before. Several new apps are being developed in order to use these new mobile technologies to the fullest. As a result, smartphones may completely transform the way that mental healthcare is practiced in the future. 

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