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ABQ one of 30 cities to receive 'community boost' from Facebook

ABQ one of 30 cities to receive 'community boost' from Facebook

So far, the company has been vague about what other skills will be taught, and whether they will include and programs that Facebook does not already own. THE LATEST in a long line of technology companies looking to reduce the damage their platforms have wrought on today's job market, Facebook announced that they would be rolling out "Community Boost", an in-person program that will retrain unemployed individuals with digital skills.


'Workers in Ford factories 'now wear bionic exoskeleton suits'

'Workers in Ford factories 'now wear bionic exoskeleton suits'

Ford and partner Ekso Bionics hope the latest technology may find widespread use in plants: the Ford Exoskeleton, or EksoVest. The EksoVest is sort of like a backpack with arm supports that the worker can strap onto themselves in probably around a minute.


Equifax warns on post-breach costs, revenue hit

Equifax warns on post-breach costs, revenue hit

The company also said it's facing more than 240 class-action lawsuits and more than 60 regulatory or governmental inquiries. It revealed Thursday that, in relation to shares sales by executives in the immediate aftermath of the breach, it has now received subpoenas from the U.S.


IBM unveils new quantum processors to power its commercial Q Systems platform

IBM unveils new quantum processors to power its commercial Q Systems platform

Clients will have online access to the computing power of the first IBM Q systems by the end of 2017, with a series of planned upgrades during 2018. "IBM's team is fantastic and it's clear they're serious about this, but without looking at the details it's hard to comment", he says. IBM is increasing the pressure on Google in the battle to commercialize quantum computing technology.


Businesses left out in the cold following Ofcom broadband compensation review

Businesses left out in the cold following Ofcom broadband compensation review

They will also get £25 for an engineer missing an appointment or cancelling with less than 24 hours' notice, and £5 for each calendar day without service after the day they were promised a provider would start that service. But by 2019, United Kingdom customers can expect timely fixes for the broadband ... or automatic money back in their accounts. A BT spokesperson said: "BT has played a leading role in developing a new voluntary industry code of practice for automatic compensation for ...


Will USDA report be a turning point?

Will USDA report be a turning point?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) raised its corn crop forecast to 14.578 billion bushels, based on an average yield of 175.4 bushels per acre (bpa). An estimated 2.95 million acres will be harvested for grain. The U.S.D.A. 2018 wheat carryover forecast was below the pre-report trade average expectation of 956 million bus, the soybean carryover was slightly above the trade average of 420 million bus and the U.S.D.A.