Monthly Archives: February 2020

A Coding School Tuition Model Spreads to 4-Year Colleges | WIRED

One day in 2017, Lauren Neuwirth sank into a chair in her university’s financial aid office feeling out of options. She was finishing her second year at Purdue University in Indiana, a school she’d chosen for its top-ranked engineering program. Neuwirth, who grew up near Milwaukee, was working two jobs to cover her living expenses and quickly running through the money her mother had set aside for college. Federal student loans only covered some of Purdue’s pricey out-of-state tuition. She worried that to remain in school she’d have to take out expensive private loans or join the Army.

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Coronavirus Outbreak Creates iPhone Shortage | Entrepreneur

The coronavirus outbreak has “temporarily constrained” the iPhone supply chain in China, which has been hit hardest by the illness. As a result, Apple expects to miss the $63 billion to $67 billion in sales it projected to rake in this quarter.

“These iPhone supply shortages will temporarily affect revenues worldwide,” the company said in an investors’ note.

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Why You Should Look for Speed and Reliability From Your Internet Service Provider? | Getentrepreneurial.com

Many people searching for an ISP get hung up on whether they should opt for higher speeds or reliability from the service. The fact is, both are important to the overall value of the service, but if you’ve got specific internet needs, you may want to focus more on one over the other. Whether you’re a small business looking for an ISP to meet your business needs, or you simply need service for your home, here are some tips on choosing a service while considering speed and reliability. Here’s why you should look for both speed and reliability.

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Here’s Why Insta Removed Its IGTV Button | CoolBusinessIdeas.com

Instagram is removing the IGTV button from the main screen of its app because “very few” people tap on it.

The decision was confirmed to TechCrunch by a spokesperson for the Facebook-owned company, who claimed that members of the Instagram community are instead “finding IGTV content through previews in Feed, the IGTV channel in Explore, creators’ profiles, and the standalone app.”

The spokesperson said that “very few are clicking into the IGTV icon,” and so there’s little reason to have it there.

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Watch this very good dog invade a pro soccer match | Mashable

Everybody loves a good sports dog. The world was particularly blessed on Sunday when a very good dog invaded a Turkish soccer pitch, trying to get in on the action.

The very furry and adorable incident happened during a TFF First League match between Fatih Karagumruk Spor and Giresunspor in Istanbul, Turkey.

The dog took the field like a new version of Air Bud: World Pup and chased after the ball, interrupting play but embracing sweet, sweet freedom in all its glory.

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Pier 1 files for bankruptcy | CNN

Pier 1, the troubled home furnishings retailer that has closed hundreds of stores in recent years, filed for bankruptcy Monday.

The company, based in Fort Worth, Texas, released a statement saying that it reached a plan with lenders to provide it with $256 million. It will try to find a buyer for the company.

Pier 1 (PIR) previously announced it will close up to 450 stores, including all its locations in Canada. Around 400 stores have already closed or started going-out-of-business sales, according to the statement.

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The Art of Followership: How to Be an Invaluable Team Player | Business News Daily

Following is just as important as leading.

It is critical to understand the qualities a good follower should possess.

Leaders can become followers.

No matter how big or small your company is, it’s likely that there are more followers than leaders. Many individuals strive for leadership positions, so being content to be a follower is often treated like a bad thing. However, the opposite is actually true

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Hackers could shut down satellites — or turn them into weapons | Live Science

Last month, SpaceX became the operator of the world’s largest active satellite constellation. As of the end of January, the company had 242 satellites orbiting the planet with plans to launch 42,000 over the next decade. This is part of its ambitious project to provide internet access across the globe. The race to put satellites in space is on, with Amazon, U.K.-based OneWeb and other companies chomping at the bit to place thousands of satellites in orbit in the coming month.

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Mobile World Congress: More companies pull out over coronavirus | CNN

London (CNN Business) -Mobile World Congress, one of the technology industry’s biggest annual events, has been called off because of the coronavirus outbreak. The announcement comes after more than a dozen major tech companies said they would not attend the event as the deadly outbreak continues to spread.

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The Pros and Cons of Being Self-Critical (And How to Strike a Balance) | Life Hack

It is easy to hear the term “self-critical” and be immediately put off. After all, it’s difficult to be our own critics. However, utilizing self-criticism means taking a more self-aware path to ensure that you aren’t overlooking any possible areas of self-improvement.

Self-criticism is a useful tool to identify patterns of weakness that you can look to eradicate by adapting your behavior.

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