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In the past year, I’ve lived and worked in 18 different cities around the world. At first, I was wary of remote working. Would I remain productive? Can I actually collaborate with my coworkers halfway around the world? The answer to all of those questions is assuredly yes, and now I consider myself lucky to be a part of the remote workforce.
Check out some of these mistakes below, and be on the lookout. The sooner you catch yourself making these, the faster you can stop -- and then succeed.
With 7.9 billion mobile devices and connections worldwide and faster mobile internet with a broader range, it’s no wonder that mobile e-commerce accounted for almost $105 billion in 2015. It’s also important to note that the vast majority of these purchases – 73% to be exact – are happening over the mobile web, not through apps.
Picture a world in which people never need to look at a map, hire a museum guide, or take an item out of a box to get a better look before purchasing it; augmented reality makes all of this possible and more, though a widespread market release is still some ways off. The idea behind AR is simple: the technology augments our reality by placing digital objects or information into the physical world around us, and people can see these digital elements by looking through AR lenses or even their smartphone camera.
The benefits of offering employees the remote work option are numerous and far-reaching.
There's no doubt that women entrepreneurs often struggle with less access to funding for startups. Venture capitalists and other investors might want to pay a bit more attention to female startup owners, though. Not only are they just as capable, but they are also able to do more with less.
It’s no exaggeration to say that the tech industry is booming these days. Statistics show that between 2004 and 2014, jobs in the tech industry grew 31% faster than jobs in other high-growth sectors like business services. And given the increasing rate at which technology continues to permeate such huge industries as finance and healthcare, you can bet that this enormous growth rate isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.
By now, we've all heard about the benefits of working remotely — that the happiness a remote job brings is equivalent to a $40,000 pay raise — and you may be aware that remote job opportunities have increased nearly 36% in the last few years.
Despite women making up 59% of the US labor force and almost 51% of the entire US population, according to the US Census Bureau, only 30% of workers in the tech industry are women. That figure drops to a paltry 16% when you look at the engineering workforce within the tech industry. If you’re wondering about open source, women make up only 6% of users on GitHub.
We all make mistakes – all the time. Some mistakes are harmless; some are life changing; and some can be very damaging. Although mistakes are inevitable, you can control what your response will be – get depressed and stay in that mistake, or pick yourself up, re-strategize, and move.
According to Digi-Capital, the AR market will be worth $120 billion by 2020. Talk about explosive growth. While the Microsoft Hololens and AR startup Magic Leap will likely dominate this market, there will still be room for numerous AR apps for mobile devices as well. In fact, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes that Pokémon Go’s success is a sure sign that AR apps on mobile devices will be the first place AR becomes mainstream. While Pokémon Go is undoubtedly a huge success, there are numerous other AR games and apps out that are pushing the boundaries of AR further than this most recent phenomenon.
This time last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that 15.5 million people in the United States were self-employed. By 2020, that number is expected to shoot to roughly 60 million, or more than 40 percent of our nation’s workforce.
Online shopping today has never been easier. Grab your phone or turn on your desktop, have a few clicks, and wait for that item to arrive at your doorstep. But in spite of the convenience that mobile technology brings, 85% of consumers still prefer to shop in physical stores. One recent survey reported that only 27% of consumers make purchases online at least once a week, compared to nearly 40% who would rather buy in-store.
The tech world is constantly changing at lightning speed, and sometimes it can be hard to keep up with the industry’s freshest trends. With new technologies constantly hitting the market and favored platforms among programmers changing all the time, getting a clear picture of the current state of the industry can be a very tricky task. Luckily, the folks at StackOverflow have done the world a service by conducting a comprehensive developer survey that gives us a glimpse into the working lives of today’s programmers.
Today, If you Google “cut the cord,” your most popular results will be dominated by one of two things: the music video for the song “Cut the Cord” by Shinedown and news about more and more people dropping their cable TV subscriptions.