Category: Business

Age discrimination in tech industry becomes a global phenomena

In China, high skilled tech workers become unemployable as early as 30 years old. “Most people in their 30s are married and have to take care of their family—they’re not able to focus on the high-intensity work.” Source: China’s Tech Industry Wants Youth, Not Experience – Bloomberg Personal note – I graduated in 2012 with an M.S. in software engineering (GPA 4.0, thesis on Android and smart device power management). I already had an M.B.A....

Private Prison Phone Company tracking location of all cell phone users, nationwide

They collect cell phone location data collected by all major cellular phone carriers, and then sell that location data to law enforcement agencies (no warrant needed). The data is used to conduct surveillance on potentially everyone in the U.S. who has a cellular phone. Source: Senator Wyden Demands Answers from Prison Phone Service Caught Sharing Cellphone Location Data | Electronic Frontier Foundation When the FCC mandated “wireless 911” technology so that phones would be required...

Optimum age to be a successful entrepreneur is 45

The tech industry, and tech VCs, act as if the most successful age for starting a tech business is someone in their 20s. The tech sector tends to view most who are past age 30 to 35 as ancient history. But an academic study find’s that… Silicon Valley’s idea of successful young entrepreneurs is all wrong. Source: This is the optimum age to be a successful entrepreneur – MarketWatch The study found that older entrepreneurs...

Commercial #Drone Alliance (Google, Amazon, CNN, etc) asks Congress to require all hobby Radio Control aircraft operators to be Federally licensed, have transponders on models #Drones

Source: COMMERCIAL DRONE ALLIANCE CALLS FOR CONGRESS TO REPEAL SECTION 336 OF THE FAA MODERNIZATION AND REFORM ACT OF 2012 — Commercial Drone Alliance To put this in a different context, this is like requiring a Federal license to operate a Wi-Fi transmitter in your tablet or notebook computer.  In the US, manned ultralight aircraft fly – license free – under FAA Part 103 rules. Not everything needs to be Federally licensed. Not including study...

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80% of VC money goes to just 3 states

A whopping 80 percent of all venture capital investment goes to just three states. That has to change. – Recode VCs discriminate against women: Just 2.19% of total VC money went to female-founded startups in 2016. VCs discrimate against anyone over age 30 and especially over age 40 Meanwhile, Facebook spies on everyone and uses that data to propagandize us with messaging designed to control our minds. The tech industry is looking pretty damned awful...

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