Diesel-powered Lies: Volkswagen’s Blunders, Industry’s Gains

Listopad 21st, 2015

Almost 60 000 Porsches were recalled a few weeks ago over a possible design flaw that would lead to fuel leaks. The news come hot on the heels of a string of scandals involving Porsche’s carmaker, German-based Volkswagen, who up till recently were touted as the worlds no.1 manufacturer of automobiles. Another car giant, Toyota, had faced some serious legal troubles a while back over a faulty accelerator system, while General Motors had been in hot water earlier over ignition lock-out problems. Every major car firm had seen its fair share of headline-making mishaps. Is this one any different, though? Will the industry benefit from one carmaker’s mistakes?

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Seven Signs You’re About to Be Fired and Seven Ways to Deal with It

Wrzesień 30th, 2015

Have you ever been fired? Have you ever been suddenly forced to look for a new job? Whatever your answer, you’ll need to learn of the early warning signs to avoid getting the axe, as well as several strategies that will help you to cope with job loss and to find a new occupation afterwards. Read on!

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Women in Games: An Industry at a Crossroads

Sierpień 31st, 2015

A recent study by ESA (Entertainment Software Association, an industry association that represents the most successful game developer companies) reveals that a whopping 155 million Americans have played video games in 2014, a number higher than expected even by the most hardcore game aficionados. Ours is a golden age of computer and video games, considering such acclaimed and popular titles as Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto. But the amount of gamers wasn’t the biggest surprising piece of data in the study. As it turns out, 44 percent of all gamers are… female! Not only that, but 41 percent of game buyers are also women. In addition, women 18 and up represent a much larger group (33 percent) than teenage boys (15 percent), the demographic many still consider the „typical” gamer. Combined with the fact that typical male player is 35 and typical woman player is 43, the data paint a picture wholly different from that we have grown accustomed since the early 1990s. So what’s up with these data? Are there more women than men in the world of games?

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Top-5 Best Jobs in the US and UK – 2015 edition

Lipiec 31st, 2015

Just like last year, we bring you a comprehensive look at the best jobs to have in the US and UK in 2015. Read on to find out what professions are in vogue, pay the most, offer most hiring possibilities and are considered the best positions to look out for over the next few years…

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X Marks The (Charred) Spot: The Future of SpaceX at Risk

Czerwiec 30th, 2015

Last Sunday, Elon Musk – one of the world’s most innovative and successful entrepreneurs – celebrated his 44th birthday. The man’s fortune is legendary, as is his business acumen; it’s fair to say that he’s got it made. Why, then, did he tweet that this was „not the best birthday”? Apparently, not every business of his is booming the way he wants it to

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