Just In! The top news of the web - Week 2

Just In! The top news of the web - Week 2

By Jérémy Hasenfratz
Published: 1/14/22

What should you take away from the news at the beginning of the year? In this episode, we’re going to discover: the Metaverse at CES 2022, the unsolved opportunities in cybersecurity, the new project of GASB, the Top 100 companies for remote jobs, and more.

Let’s get right into it now!


🌐 CES 2022: All roads lead to the metaverse as companies showcase their latest AR and VR tech

Metaverse is at the heart of this 2022 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Tech companies such as Hyundai, Shiftall, Owo or Touchcast have all announced technologies that will unleash the metaverse. Euronext.news takes a look at the most notable technologies presented at CES 2022 that will unlock this vision of the future.

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💻 The unsolved opportunities for cybersecurity providers

A McKinsey survey of cybersecurity providers found that spear-phishing attacks targeting at-home workers have multiplied nearly sevenfold since the start of the pandemic. These are new challenges that organizations have to deal with, which are also forcing cybersecurity vendors to evolve and adjust their product and service offerings to meet post-pandemic goals. McKinsey discusses these increasingly important stakes in its article.

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🛡️ Facebook introduces Privacy Center to outline data policies on social network

Facebook has released a new dashboard to help users of the social network check its privacy policies. Telecompaper presents the details of these new data policies in its article.

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📌 GASB adds going concern project to agenda

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) is adding a major project to its agenda: It consists in a process of identification of state and local governments that are already experiencing - or actually at risk - of experiencing severe financial difficulties. The Accounting Today editorial team goes over the details of this new project.

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🤔 How companies are responding to rising pressure on wages and benefits

The trend is striking: recruiting and retaining construction workers and project managers has been extraordinarily difficult this year. This is forcing business leaders to rethink not only recruiting but also their overall business strategy. Discover the Journal of Accountancy's analysis regarding the use case of construction company Gray Builders.

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🏆 The Top 100 Companies For Remote Jobs In 2022

The job-search site FlexJobs released its annual list of the companies that posted the most remote jobs over the past year. Among BroadPath, Liveops, SAP and many others, discover the complete list on Forbes.

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📈 Customer Engagement Drives Nike Profits Up 16%

For the first half of the fiscal year, Nike profits were up 16% with revenue up 8%. Nike’s president and CEO, John Donahue, discusses how the direct customer connections can enable engagement. Take a look at his best practices in the Forbes article.

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🚗 General Motors Announces EV Component Sales Strategy

General Motors Powered Solutions will begin offering electric motors, batteries and other components needed to convert fleet vehicle, construction equipment and other machinery from fuel to battery electric. GMauthority returns on this new shift of strategy in its article.

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