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Google's top lobbyist reportedly sent his staff a blank organization chart making employees fear for their jobs

Byun Young-Wook/Getty Images Google’s head of public policy Karan Bhatia has reportedly hinted at restructuring the company’s Washington, DC, team responsible for lobbying on Capitol Hill. Sources told Bloomberg that Bhatia shared a blank organizational chart that had only his own name filled in at the top. The chart prompted employees to fear for their […]

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Toilet-scrubbing robot takes over one of the world’s crappiest jobs

[embedded content] When it comes to jobs that none of us enjoy, scrubbing the toilet would have to rank pretty highly. So why not hand the job over to robots? That might be exactly what happens if a team of engineers from the University of Koblenz-Landau in Germany has its way. Calling themselves Team Homer, […]

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Robots are going to steal 75 million jobs by 2025 — but there’s no need to panic

The robot job takeover may be arriving a bit sooner than you think. At least, that’s the takeaway from a (surprisingly positive) recent report by the World Economic Forum. In a paper published this week, the Swiss nonprofit — best known for its annual meeting in Davos — forecasts that half of all “work tasks” […]

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Profile: In ‘Small Fry,’ Steve Jobs Comes Across as a Jerk. His Daughter Forgives Him. Should We?

ImageWhat Lisa Brennan-Jobs wants readers to know is this: Steve Jobs rejected his daughter for years, but that daughter has absolved him.CreditFrances F. Denny for The New York Times SectionsSkip to contentSkip to site index Profile In ‘Small Fry,’ Steve Jobs Comes Across as a Jerk. His Daughter Forgives Him. Should We? Lisa Brennan-Jobs has […]

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Replaced by robots: 10 jobs that could be hit hard by the A.I. revolution

There’s no doubt that artificial intelligence (A.I.) and other cutting edge technologies are going to change the face of employment as we know it. According to one famous study, 47 percent of currently existing jobs in America are at high risk of potential automation in the coming decades. What are some of the professions that […]

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12 six-figure jobs everyone wants but are incredibly hard to get

High-paying jobs are widely coveted, to say the least. It’s not surprising that occupations that promise big paychecks attract a ton of competition. Glassdoor recently ranked a number of hard-to-get jobs with six-figure salaries. So if you apply to one of these roles, be prepared to bring your A game. High-paying jobs are highly sought […]

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How Steve Jobs and Bill Gates defined a decade of tech—according to CNN’s The 2000s

[embedded content] The promo for The 2000s. “We’re in for the communications ride of our lives,” CNN’s Greg Lefevre says in a January 2, 2000, broadcast dug up for the news network’s latest decade documentary, The 2000s. “The coming years see cell phones small enough to fit in your pocket, the promise of video phones coming […]