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Google’s ‘raters’ are pushing for $15 an hour

Google’s ‘raters’ are pushing for $15 an hour

Part-time employees at RaterLabs — an AI vendor whose only known client is Google — are campaigning to qualify for the $15 hourly minimum wage the tech giant promised to its “extended workforce” back in 2019. Yahoo Finance reported that the quality raters whose sole job is evaluating Google’s search and ad results for accuracy …

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Cameo lays off almost a quarter of its staff, including executives

Cameo lays off almost a quarter of its staff, including executives

Cameo, the startup behind the video app that allows users to pay celebrities for short personalized greetings, has laid off a significant chunk of its workforce. The company parted ways with 87 employees, according to Cameo CEO Steven Galanis. That number, which according to Protocol, includes top executives like the CTO and CPO, accounts for …

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TikTok will explore sharing ad money with creators

TikTok will explore sharing ad money with creators

TikTok creators might soon have an easier way to profit from their posts. As part of a TikTok Pulse ad solution, the social media giant will start “exploring” a program that shares ad revenue with influencers, publishers and well-known public personas. Those with at least 100,000 followers will be eligible in the first stage, TikTok …

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Amazon warehouse worker will propose reforms at a shareholder meeting

Amazon warehouse worker will propose reforms at a shareholder meeting

Amazon leaders might face an uncomfortable moment at the company’s next shareholder gathering. Daniel Olayiwola will become the first Amazon warehouse worker to present a resolution at the firm’s annual general meeting on May 25th. The San Antonio-based employee’s proposal calls for Amazon to end both its staff surveillance and productivity quotas. The practices force …

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Sonos may roll out its own voice assistant next month

Sonos may roll out its own voice assistant next month

It seems Sonos is gearing up to roll out its own long-rumored voice assistant in the coming weeks. Sonos Voice is said to offer voice control for music playback on many of the company’s devices, offering owners another option if they’d rather not use Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Sonos will first roll out Sonos …

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Haden Blackman steps down as head of 2K’s Hangar 13

Haden Blackman steps down as head of 2K’s Hangar 13

Did you miss a session from GamesBeat Summit 2022? All sessions are available to stream now. Learn more.  Haden Blackman, the longtime head of Hangar 13, is stepping down from his role and leaving 2K. That’s a big change for the studio that has been making Mafia games for Take-Two Interactive’s 2K label. Nick Baynes, …

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Report: 75% of companies are focusing on cloud-native apps

Report: 75% of companies are focusing on cloud-native apps

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 – 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! According to a new report by Tigera, 75% of companies are focusing development on cloud-native applications. The increased development and deployment of cloud-native applications …

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Traceable AI raises $60 million for unique API security platform

Traceable AI raises $60 million for unique API security platform

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 – 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! Today, API security provider Traceable AI announced that it had raised $60 million as part of a Series B funding round. The new funding …

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Wi-Fi 7 gears up for enterprise deployment

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 – 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! This week, Qualcomm announced a new series of Wi-Fi 7 enterprise access points, Wi-Fi mesh, carrier gateways and high-performance routers. This collection of products …

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