Lighter than usual news day today…more background reading than hard news…So dig in and enjoy how Silicon Valley is going more contract than hire….learn what music was played on Microsoft’s earnings call–and it was a fitting tribute…..how Alexa now means business…What Facebook is doing to keep itself safer…how Verizon rolls out mor 5G….those stories and more are all in today’s COMUNICANO!!!
Google, Facebook and other tech titans are employing thousands of contract workers to keep official headcounts low and free up millions so they can hire talent in areas such as AI. The trend is on the rise for companies outside Silicon Valley as well.
And the band played on. Just over a week after Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died at the age of 65, the music that he loved to make served as hold music during the software giant’s quarterly earnings call on Wednesday. Five songs by the bluesy, rock-guitar outfit Paul Allen and the Underthinkers…
Google updated its user privacy controls on Wednesday, allowing users to delete their search activity — and control the ads the see — directly from the Google Search home page both on desktop and the mobile web, as well as from the Google Search iOS app.