Category Archives: Software

Youtube Ad Controversy

Google has apologized to major advertisers after their ads were featured alongside YouTube videos carrying homophobic and antisemitic messages. It led to Marks & Spencer, HSBC, BBC, and McDonald’s pulling ad content from Google websites in the UK. Google said that it will take a tougher stance on hateful content in response to this incident, hire more staff and tighten safeguards in its YouTube Partner Program.

We appreciate this constructive approach by Google, because millions of videos are added every week, and its indeed very difficult to scan all videos for their content. Text scanning can be done, and it is already being done by new software. Picture scanning software is also improving.

Old economy companies like M&S, BBC, should understand that they need Google more than Google needs them. These companies are acting holier than thou. Advertisers should know that they don’t have much negotiating power against the Internet giant Google. If they don’t use Google, their competition will do, and there are not many options anyway. So they should make less noise. Long live Youtube!

Software Sales Analyst Job in Fremont, CA

Apptivo is seeking a motivated individual who is looking to work in a fast-paced startup environment with lots of freedom. This is a job for someone who loves to think on the fly, and takes pride in constantly improving themselves and their team.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about giving customers a great overall experience through clear communication and deep product knowledge. Our product is a suite of integrated business management tools, including CRM, project management, invoicing, and other applications. In short, we help small businesses stay organized and operate more efficiently. We have a team of over 150 employees worldwide, and you will be joining a small group based out of the Fremont headquarters.

Apptivo is known for having great support for our apps, and we are the only business software company to offer real-time support chat to our customers. You will be constantly interacting with Apptivo users via support chat, phone calls, and emails. This will involve everything from basic questions about how much the product costs, to what security measures we take to protect user data, and down to solving a problem a customer runs into when using the software. Users will count on you to leverage your product knowledge, and suggest the right ways to address their business needs. Continue reading Software Sales Analyst Job in Fremont, CA

Michigan makes history for Self-driving Car

The Self-driving Car concept is moving into reality faster than most people thought. Michigan makes self-driving car history as it has become the first state in the USA to establish comprehensive statewide self-driving regulations. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed four bills that regulate the testing, development and eventually the sale of self-driving cars. The rules allow for the testing of autonomous cars without a human in the front seat, permit firms to use self-driving cars for ride-sharing services and be sold to the public once the technology is tested and certified. Ford (NYSE:F), General Motors (NYSE:GM), Google (GOOG, GOOGL), Fiat Chrysler (NYSE:FCAU), Toyota (NYSE:TM), UBER and LYFT helped shape the legislation.

References:
http://www.recode.net/2016/12/9/13890080/michigan-dot-self-driving-cars-laws-automakers

http://seekingalpha.com/news/3229862-michigan-makes-self-driving-car-history
There are interesting comments from people with diverse perspectives, including how the AI algorithm of the self-driving car will make some key decisions in accident situations.