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Are microcredentials the future of talent development?

Are microcredentials the future of talent development?

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Yujin Kim/HR Dive The business of online learning is booming. Because of the conditions brought on by the pandemic, employers looking to prepare workforces for uncertain times are delivering all or most training online for the foreseeable future. “We were already hitting a pace of change and skill development that was pretty rapid,” Shelley Osborne,…

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Japan’s NEC inks $2.2B deal for Swiss fintech company Avaloq

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Japanese tech giant NEC has agreed to acquire Swiss banking software provider Avaloq for 2.05 billion Swiss francs (around $2.2 billion). The deal marks an exit for Warburg Pincus, which had reportedly been looking to sell its stake in the business since as early as last November. NEC is understood to have beat rival bids…

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Social Dignity Webcast Episode 2 – Best Practices in Operating a Japan Business

Social Dignity Webcast Episode 2 – Best Practices in Operating a Japan Business

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No one knows for sure when this pandemic will end, but what is certain is that love, life and business will go on. To adapt to the new normal, we need collective success, wisdom and inspiration at a massive scale. Your network is your net worth. Keeping this principle in mind, we are building a…

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Japan’s Economy Won’t Return to Pre-Covid Levels, Says Bloomberg Economics Report

Japan’s Economy Won’t Return to Pre-Covid Levels, Says Bloomberg Economics Report

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Japan’s economy won’t return to its pre-pandemic size without structural reforms needed to boost productivity and counter the impact of a shrinking population, according to Bloomberg Economics. The Covid crisis is extending the delay in implementing reforms and that means the economy’s slow recovery from its record contraction is likely to peak in 2028 with…

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Nvidia is acquiring Arm for $40 billion

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Nvidia said Sunday it is acquiring chipmaker Arm from SoftBank for $40 billion. Arm will operate as a division of Nvidia and will remain headquartered in the UK, and, will “continue to operate its open-licensing model, while maintaining its global customer neutrality,” the company said. But the deal is still likely to face intense regulatory…

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Managers Of $40 Trillion Make Plans To Decarbonize The World

Managers Of $40 Trillion Make Plans To Decarbonize The World

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European New Exchange Technology in Amsterdam is the largest stock exchange in Europe, one of the cogs in a global financial system needing to be harnessed to address global issues like climate change. The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) is a European group of global pension funds and investment managers, totaling over 1,200…

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Google unveils research institute to explore human-AI interaction

Google unveils research institute to explore human-AI interaction

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Image: Getty Images SAN FRANCISCO: Google has announced a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) institute research that will support work on interaction between people and AI like speech, written language, visuals and gestures and how to make these interactions more effective. The National AI Research Institute for Human-AI Interaction and Collaboration has been formed in partnership…

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How 7 Lines of Code Turned Into a $36 Billion Empire

How 7 Lines of Code Turned Into a $36 Billion Empire

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Patrick Collison at TechCrunch Disrupt 2013. Flickr image On June 24 last year, Patrick Collison, the co-founder of Stripe, posted a Tweet saying Hit our engagement metrics this weekend! The Tweet was accompanied by an engagement ring — which explained the kind of metrics Patrick was talking about. Suhail Doshi, the founder of Mixpanel, was…

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Government retains assessment of economy ‘picking up’ in August report

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The country’s economy showed signs of “picking up,” the government said Thursday, maintaining its assessment for a second consecutive month. “The Japanese economy is still in a severe situation due to the novel coronavirus, but it is showing movements of picking up recently,” the Cabinet Office said in its monthly report for August. After assessing…

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Fujitsu to mitigate COVID-19 risk with AI in joint field trial in Kawasaki

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The International Research Institute of Disaster Science at Tohoku University, Earthquake Research Institute at the University of Tokyo, the city of Kawasaki and Fujitsu Limited will conduct a joint field trial of AI-based technologies to optimize disaster evacuation center management in Kawasaki City on Aug 31. This project marks the latest milestone for the four…

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