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Tim Cook to college graduates: ‘You don’t have to choose between doing good and doing well’

Cook ended his speech on Sunday exactly as you might expect from a technology executive: He took a photo of all the graduates with his iPhone.

Source: mashable.com

That lesson is one Cook said he learned 17 years ago when he first met Apple’s visionary co-founder Steve Jobs, who convinced him to leave his job at Compaq and join what Cook described as a "rudderless" company, with a pitch about building a powerful new line of products and working to change the world…

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NASA’s new drone flies like a plane and takes off like a helicopter

VIDEO: No runway necessary.

Source: uk.businessinsider.com

NASA researchers designed and built a remotely piloted aircraft with 10 engines. Called the Greased Lightning GL-10, the prototype has a 10-foot wingspan. The craft can take off like a helicopter and fly like an airplane…

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Microsoft researchers detail VC3, a way to securely process data in the cloud

Microsoft Research today unveiled Verifiable Confidential Cloud Computing (VC3), a framework for processing data that keeps code and data from being seen by attackers or people working for a cloud provider.

Source: venturebeat.com

Microsoft is revealing VC3 a few weeks after it said it would boost email content encryption in Office 365. Clearly, security is one area Microsoft wants to take seriously, not only for its cloud software but also for cloud infrastructure that can run other companies’ applications.

Meanwhile, other cloud service providers have been striving to do more with encryption. Box recently announced Enterprise Key Management for storing customers’ encryption keys and audit logs on dedicated hardware security modules. And IBM research scientist Craig Gentry, who was named a MacArthur fellow in September, is looking to improve the performance of an encryption method called Fully Homomorphic Computing (FHE)…

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3 truths about millennials that will change the way you manage them

During my HR career, it’s been difficult to ignore the uptick in managers complaining about the still (relatively new) challenge of managing Millennials, a generation often perc…

Source: mashable.com

1. Asking "why?"

Picture this: Two direct reports — one a Gen Xer and the other a Millennial — meet with their boss. The boss introduces a project and gives few specifics. What happens next? In my experience, the Gen X employee says "yes" without questioning the manager’s decision process or the suggested approach (planning to figure it out as she goes). The recent grad, however, wants to understand "why" before getting to work, and a slew of questions ensue…

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3 truths about millennials that will change the way you manage them

During my HR career, it’s been difficult to ignore the uptick in managers complaining about the still (relatively new) challenge of managing Millennials, a generation often perc…

Source: mashable.com

1. Asking "why?"

Picture this: Two direct reports — one a Gen Xer and the other a Millennial — meet with their boss. The boss introduces a project and gives few specifics. What happens next? In my experience, the Gen X employee says "yes" without questioning the manager’s decision process or the suggested approach (planning to figure it out as she goes). The recent grad, however, wants to understand "why" before getting to work, and a slew of questions ensue…

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This is what upgrading your business sounds like

You can’t hear your business making money — not unless you have an old-timey cash register or a bill counter like the ones they use in Scarface — but you can hear the next best thing Setting up your business for greater profitability starts with…

Source: mashable.com

Mobile is the next frontier for marketing engagement, but with the new medium comes new rules and new best practices. Ask yourself: Do you fully understand how to reach a mobile audience?…

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