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Informal sector will be main job creator in future. So equip workers today

Hardly a day goes by without another article, conference, or research initiative devoted to the future of work. The robots are coming, or they’re not coming as fast as we think; when they do come, they’ll put everyone out of work, or they’ll create as many jobs as they destroy. Thus the conversation goes. But what if, instead of trying ... Read More »

Russian ‘troll army’ tweets cited more than 80 times in UK media

Members of a Russian “troll army” were quoted more than 80 times across British-read media outlets before Twitter revealed their identity and banned them, a Guardian investigation has shown. Some posts from the accounts were embedded in articles to provide apparently local reportage and pictures from the sites of disasters and crime scenes around the world. In fact, Twitter claims, all the ... Read More »

Moto Makes a Strong Comeback in the US, Enters Top 5: Counterpoint

Lenovo brand Moto made a significant comeback in the US in the third quarter this year, almost doubling its volumes and market share annually and was the fastest growing brand, Counterpoint Research said on Saturday. The US smartphone shipments remained flat during the third quarter. Moto, ZTE, and LG registered strong gains and Verizon remained the largest smartphone sales channel, revealed Counterpoint’s Market Monitor programme. “Motorola jumped back ... Read More »

Staying healthy in middle age slows down the ageing process, study shows

The importance of a healthy, balanced diet and exercise regime are well-known, but the extent to which such a lifestyle can benefit individuals in the long-term is still coming to light. For example, a new study now suggests that people who eat healthily from their thirties are as fit as those a decade younger by the time they reach traditional retirement age – while ... Read More »

BuzzFeed News Parts Ways With Three Entertainment Staffers After Identifying ‘Holes’ in Harvey Weinstein Coverage

BuzzFeed News is changing its approach to covering the entertainment biz — after top editors perceived that the site trailed on coverage of the Harvey Weinstein scandal — and three members of the editorial staff are exiting the company with the new strategy. Departing the company are entertainment editor Jaimie Etkin, who had been with BuzzFeed News for four years and has headed ... Read More »

Discop Africa: AAA Entertainment Strikes Pay-dirt in China

 Four years after they first arrived at Mipcom with a catalog of South African films, the duo behind AAA Entertainment found themselves landing their biggest sale to date with an unexpected buyer: the Chinese. The Johannesburg-based sales and distribution company signed an agreement with Huace Group to bring five South African features into the Chinese market, signaling a potential shift from their ... Read More »

What you need to know in advertising today

Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images Twitter slightly beat Wall Street’s expectations for its third-quarter earnings but reported that it had overstated monthly users since late 2014. The company on Thursday said it added 4 million monthly users during the third quarter and grew daily users by 14%, a much-needed improvement from the zero new users added during the previous quarter . But the embattled ... Read More »

Sexual harassment ‘is a systemic cultural problem in the advertising industry’

The allegations of sexual harassment surrounding Harvey Weinstein have had an impact beyond the movie industry: Women in ad agencies are now telling their own stories of inappropriate behavior in the workplace with one senior executive urging them to step forward. Last week, entrepreneur and former ad industry head Cindy Gallop wrote a Facebook post. In it, she called for women ... Read More »

Carbohydrates and Diet: How Much Do You Really Need in a Day?

It is mind-boggling to understand how our bodily processes are so intricately entwined and need careful planning of our daily diet to achieve a state of good health and wellness. In my opinion, most of the weight related issues are the outcome of a bad dietary pattern or a lifestyle that is too sluggish to be able to maintain a healthy ... Read More »

Is your baby born preterm? They are at greater risk of having cognitive difficulties later in childhood

A new large-scale UK study has found that preterm babies are at a higher risk of developing cognitive, motor and behavioural difficulties in later childhood, which could affect school performance. Previous research showed that preterm babies are more likely to sleep independently but perform poorly in academics. Led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), the research looked at 74 separate studies which ... Read More »