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Actress claims more job offers after ASEAN lane controversy

MANILA, Philippines —  Actress Maria Isabel Lopez could lose her license for using a traffic lane reserved for ASEAN delegates, but she has also gained career opportunities, she said. “Too many offers—TV guestings, new soap, two new movies for 2018, on top of the one I’m producing… plus a new international film to be shot in Japan.. I’m booked guys til ... Read More »

Automation May Take Your Job Away, But It Might Just Create a New One for You, Too

Robots are undeniably decimating jobs in certain industries—but the news isn’t necessarily all bad. A new report by Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work lays out 21 new kinds of jobs that will be created in the next 10 years, employing large swaths of people impacted by automation. All the jobs fall under three main areas: coaching people to expand their ... Read More »

On singer-composer Job Kurian’s workspace

Job Kurian’s creative space is a pantheon to the greats of popular music. Photographs of AC/DC, Coldplay, Sting, Eagles, Beatles, Avial, Iron Maiden and Alt J look down from the wall near an iron staircase that leads to the terrace of Job’s house at Vattiyoorkavu. But for the cane furniture, the partially covered terrace has a minimalistic decor with a ... Read More »

UPS Store steps up to help small businesses ‘close the deal’ on Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is a big deal for many independent businesses, with millions of shoppers expected to shop small on Saturday, November 25. Not all business owners will win the day simply by opening, however – they need to close deals by turning browsers into buyers and repeat customers, and the UPS Store is helping by offering a Closer Kit. The Small Business ... Read More »

The Three Best Sources of Small Business Loans Today

With stock markets performing well and optimism over President Trump’s tax cuts, small business lending is thriving in 2017. For the first time since before the start of the Great Recession a decade ago, big banks are now approving one quarter of the loan applications they receive. According to the latest Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, loan approval rates at big banks climbed two-tenths of ... Read More »

House Committee Approves Small Business Tax Changes

The House Ways and Means Committee last week approved a revised bill that would lower taxes for many small business owners, and Senate Republicans are also proposing changes in the tax laws. The House bill provides for a 25 percent tax rate for many sole proprietors, partners and shareholders in what are known as S corporations. These owners have what are called ... Read More »

Microsoft HoloLens Is Headed to 29 New Markets

As demand for mixed reality grows in the modern workplace, Microsoft has announced that it has brought its mixed reality smart-glass HoloLens to 29 new European markets. At the Future Decoded event in London on Wednesday, Microsoft outlined its vision for mixed reality in front of over 15,000 IT and business decision makers who came to talk about current and emerging trends happening at ... Read More »

Congress, Silicon Valley Seek Common Ground on Social Media Interference

Executives from Google, Facebook and Twitter faced anger from lawmakers last week over their platforms’ roles in Russian interference into the 2016 election. But for Silicon Valley, the biggest challenge lies ahead as tech companies look for ways to work with a U.S. Congress intent on closing legal loopholes before 2018 midterm elections. Congressional scrutiny showed U.S. law has fallen ... Read More »

Verizon’s Tim Armstrong and analyst Michael Nathanson are coming to Code Media

Just in case you needed a reminder about the enormous change the media business is undergoing, you got a couple this week: Disney has considered buying parts of 21st Century Fox. Or, to put it another way: 21st Century Fox, which wanted to buy Time Warner just a few years ago, is now up for sale itself. The Department of Justice may ... Read More »

China state-controlled media sides with Trump over American ‘fake’ media

President Donald Trump received a ringing endorsement this week from an unexpected source: A highly nationalistic Chinese propaganda outlet. In a Thursday editorial, China’s Global Times praised many of the U.S. leader’s qualities, and criticized the American media for “fake reports” that painted a negative picture of the man. “Trump is one of the most popular heads of state on the Chinese Internet, and generally the Chinese ... Read More »