Tag: Business

The Explosive Growth of Esports Won’t Stop Soon

By Pawan Naidu

There is a fast-growing community of competitive esports. Professionals and amateurs compete in tournaments where a $100 million prize can be one or lost by a single click of a mouse. A player’s keyboard or controller is just as important as Tom Brady’s glove, Lebron James’ shoes, Roger Federer’s racket or Cristiano Ronaldo’s cleats.

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California adopts toughest data protection laws in the US

By Pawan Naidu

On June 21, California passed legislation that will bring the toughest data protection laws in the United States. The groundbreaking law is set up to reshape how Silicon Valley does business and it requires companies to stop the collection and selling of user’s personal data upon requests from consumers. The California Consumer Privacy Act will come into effect in 2020.

exPLAINers of the Week Aug 20-26

By Perfectly Plain Staff

This week we have stopped on two great pieces. The first is Vessela Sergueva’s look into the state of Bulgarian mental health care. The second is Umair Irfan explanation of the invasion of electric scooters in America. Both do a great job and their works are worth a read.

Six Things Businesses Need to Know About the GDPR

By Teodor Teofilov

The European Union’s (EU) new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is complicated and has vast consequences, affecting any company that collects the personal data of any citizen within the blocs’ borders. It was passed on April 14, 2016, and gave companies two years to prepare for its eventual enactment, which happened on May 25 of this year. Here are the six main things to keep in mind.

A Coffee Shop Connects Colombia and Madison, Wisconsin

By Teodor Teofilov

López, now age 50, stands almost every day behind the counter of Café Social waiting for the first customer of the day. He has changed little since he first arrived in Madison – the only sign of his age are the wrinkles around his eyes. Almost every day López goes through the routine of preparing the coffee shop for the day.

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Countries Need to Prepare For a Changing Workforce

By Teodor Teofilov

Automation and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are developing at an ever-increasing rate, and it has lead many people to worry about their future work. Especially in the manufacturing industry, workers are progressively substituted by robots that never get tired and are more precise and efficient.

Violent crime is like infectious disease – and we know how to stop it spreadin

By Samira Shackle

Headlines scream about “epidemics” of shootings and stabbings – but what if we took that literally? From Chicago to Glasgow, treating violence as a public health problem has produced great results.

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Trade Wars: A Dangerous Gamble

By Teodor Teofilov

Trade wars have wide implications and may change the world economic order. What will be the effects of Trumps escalating tariff tit-for-tat with China? History may hold some of the answers.

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Companies in Crisis

By Pawan Naidu

Virtually every day at least one company goes through a public relations (PR) headache and they have to temper public outrage. Sometimes there are scandals that gets ahold of the public’s attention.