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Published on 02/10/2021 on News Microsoft.
More than a year and a half into a global pandemic that forced workers around the world to abandon their offices and learn to collaborate online, but remote meetings can feel impersonal and lack the small moments that build relationships and careers. Microsoft today has unveiled a solution to this problem : combines the mixed-reality capabilities of Microsoft Mesh and Microsoft Team. It’s a gateway to the metaverse – a persistent digital world that is inhabited by digital twins of people, places and things. Think of the metaverse as a new version – or a new vision – of the internet, one where people gather to communicate, collaborate and share with personal virtual presence on any device.
Published on 20/10/2021 on Bloomberg.
PayPal Holdings Inc. is exploring a $45 billion acquisition of social media company Pinterest Inc., in what could be the biggest technology deal of the year and move the payments company closer to its ambitions of becoming a “super app.”
Published on 16/10/2021 on Tech Radar.
This transitional period has created fertile ground for experimentation : remote working, scholarship in digital…
Video games are in the game for more effective work.
We can speak about Stakester, a mobile platform that connects people looking to play video games (like FIFA, Call of Duty and Rocket League) competitively, with real money at stake. At first, Stakester looks a lot like a gambling platform, but by competiting together, relationships between team members have strengthened, staff people are able to solve problems in a more creative way and people are actively choosing to spend more time at the office.
“Naturally, different people escape in different ways. But really it’s about letting people know it’s okay to take a break.”
Published on 18/10/2021 on BBC News.
When we use the internet today, we use it through a device (smartphone, tablet, computer). In the near future, we might just have to put on a headset to connect to the web, and live a fully immerservice experience ‘in’ the web. VR has been around for a while, but is mostly used for gaming. The metavers world will enable us to play, but also to work, connect, hang out, go to gigs, an even to play sport.
Published 20/10/2021 on The Verge
Facebook is planning to change its company name next week to reflect its focus on building the metaverse. The coming name change is meant to signal the tech giant’s ambition to be known for more than social media and all the ills that entail. The rebrand would likely position the blue Facebook app as one of many products under a parent company overseeing groups like Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus, and more.
Published 06/10/2021 on The Guardian.
A citizens’ initiative calling for a ban on private car use in central Berlin would create the largest car-free urban area in the world. The campaign group Berlin Autofrei has taken the first step in a process known as the people’s referendum, submitting a petition with more than 50,000 signatures. If the government refuses to implement the law after these two stages, the question is put to a public vote. Nina Noblé, one of the initiative’s founders, said: “It’s as much about our immediate environment as it is about the environment at large. It’s about how we all want to live, breathe and play together. “
Published on 30/09/2021 on The Manual.
Zara’s freshest capsule collection, Athleticz, is based on three fundamental ideas: Simplicity, functionality, and comfort. As of Sept. 30, you can take part in the exclusive collection of recreational clothes designed to ensure maximum performance and style during each training session.
Published on 24/08/2021 on Business Desks.
Sustainable finance is a form of funding that can support this shift to a more sustainable futur.
Rather than just basing decisions on traditional financial metrics, the finance sector is also considering environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.
Published on 07/12/2019 on SBN.
Andrianto Jayapurna, President of Henkel Thailand, said, “Sustainability is a shared challenge, and, therefore, a shared task. At Henkel, we are increasing our efforts towards becoming climate positive, driving a circular economy and enabling social progress in our communities.” one exemple of Henkel decision : by 2025, Henkel also aims to have all its consumer goods packaging to be recyclable or reusable
Published on 31/08/2021 on BBC.
Nike , as bumble or Linkedin, have given a week off to support their mental health to their staff, ahead of the return to the office in September. A growing number of employees from big US firm have reported feeling burnt out as the pandemic drags on and many continue to work from home. Taking time for rest and recovery is key to performing well and staying sane.