The merger between T-Mobile and Sprint has been dragging on for quite a long time, but it finally may be in the home stretch. To get the deal approved, Sprint and T-Mobile might have to sell off some of their wireless assets to competitors. Many were surprised to see Dish Network interest. What would this mean for the merger and for the wireless industry as a whole?
While some Earth-friendly plastic is now made from corn, cacti don’t need the resources and can be grown on land we don’t need for food production.
In a university lab near Guadalajara, Mexico, researchers trim cactus leaves and feed them into a juicer, creating a bright green liquid. When it’s mixed with other natural materials and processed, it undergoes an impressive transformation: the cactus juice becomes a biodegradable plastic.Read Full Story
Year-round school, anyone?
Back in 1972 when Alice Cooper declared that “school’s out for summer!” he sang an anthem for every school-age child in the world. However, if he ever wanted to sing the song from the parents’ point of view, it would be something along the lines of “no more pencils, no more books, lots of child care-related debt.”Read Full Story
The pursuit of happiness shouldn’t come at the expense of one’s health and relationships, argues VisumCx founder and CEO.
We all want to be happy. You’ve probably watched movies about seeking it, read books on what you need to do to achieve it, and listened to songs about finding it. If you’re an American,the pursuit of it is an “unalienable right.”Read Full Story
Today, Slack Technologies debuts on the NYSE. So how did it get here?
Today, Slack Technologies is poised to finally enter the public market. The workplace-productivity startup is going the “direct listing” avenue, meaning it has no underwriters. It’s just debuting on the New York Stock Exchange with a big “hello! We’re here.”Read Full Story
A glitch means whoever you unfollow may be notified of your treachery.
There’s an unspoken rule of Twitter etiquette that if you’re going to unfollow someone, you either loudly yell “UNFOLLOW” into the feed of whichever celebrity or writer or stranger on the internet has ticked you off, or you quietly unfollow them and hope they fail to notice that their follower count has gone down. If you’re more the go-gentle-into-that-good-night type, you may not want to unfollow anyone on Twitter right now. If you do, they just might be notified of your treachery.Read Full Story
Local businesses will be able to beef up their profile in Search and Maps with photos, offers, and more.
150 million businesses have taken advantage of Google’s My Business, which lets retailers, restaurants, and other local businesses enter information about themselves that shows up in Search results and Google Maps. Google says that consumers interact with businesses in various ways—including using the free booking service—over 9 billion times a month.Read Full Story
Knowing why employees tend to leave can give you an opportunity to make changes—before anyone gives notice.
No company likes to deal with turnover, but it’s an employees’ market in many industries and jobs aren’t hard to find. Knowing what might make your employees quit, however, can give you an opportunity to make changes before they give their notice. A new study from the career website PayScale found there are several top reasons employees why leave their jobs.Read Full Story