Ecommerce, Search, Social… and Conversational Space?

When I look at the conversational space I think it’s going to have as much impact as ecommerce or search or social, says LivePerson CEO Rob Locascio. The conversational space is going to be just as big.

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Shopify Evolving Into World’s First Retail Operating System

Harley Finkelstein, COO of Shopify, discusses how COVID has dramatically sped up the timeline for commerce moving online and has also moved Shopify closer to its goal of becoming the world’s first retail operating system.

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Google Wants Employees to Share a Desk

Google is taking an unusual approach to bringing people back to the office, asking them to share a desk.

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Amazon Wants Employees In-Office Three Days a Week

Amazon has informed employees that they must return to the office three days a week, reversing a previous remote work policy.

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Working in the Metaverse Is a Miserable Experience

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg may be enamored with the metaverse, but people who have to work in it have a decidedly different view.

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Microsoft Now Offering Unlimited Vacation to Some Employees

Microsoft is giving salaried employees in the US a major perk, offering unlimited vacation under its new “Discretionary Time Off” policy.

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FTC Wants to Eliminate Noncompete Agreements

The Federal Trade Commission has proposed a rule that would ban noncompete clauses in the US labor market.

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Amazon’s Layoff Plans Grow to 18,000

Amazon layoff plans have grown to nearly twice their original scope, with the company now planning on laying off 18,000 workers.

Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen: Pandemic Was Inflection Point For Everything Being Digital
Adobe CEO: Pandemic Was Inflection Point For Everything Being Digital

Shantanu Narayen, Chairman and CEO of Adobe, discusses how the pandemic has created another “inflection point” in the move toward digital transformation.

COVID Accelerated Digital Transformation, Says DocuSign CEO Dan Springer
COVID Accelerated Digital Transformation, Says DocuSign CEO

We have seen significant acceleration since the COVID-19 pandemic, says DocuSign CEO Dan Springer. A significant portion of that (increase) was due to increase use cases from customers driving that digital transformation faster with services like DocuSign.

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Epson Is Exiting the Laser Printer Business

Epson has announced it is exiting the laser printer business, citing environmental and business concerns.

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Moneypenny: 74% of Americans Believe They Need More Workplace Tech Training

A new survey by Moneypenny shows that Americans are confident in their tech skills but still believe they could use additional training.

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“Regretted Attrition” Is Costing Amazon $8 Billion per Year

Amazon has a big problem, with attrition costing the company $8 billion a year, with the company’s “regretted attrition” off the charts.

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Expedia Ends COVID Vaccine Mandate

Expedia has ended its COVID vaccine mandate, for both employees and visitors to its offices.

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Microsoft: Leaders Have Hybrid Work ‘Productivity Paranoia’

Microsoft has released a new survey on the state of hybrid work, finding a major issue with trust among corporate leaders.

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For Americans, Remote Work = Living the Dream

A new poll indicates that two out of five Americans are living the dream, thanks to remote work.

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Tesla in Trouble Over Misguided Return-to-Office Policies

Tesla is in turmoil over return-to-office (RTO) policies that don’t reflect the realities the company and its employees are facing.

The ‘Great Resignation’ Is Taking a Major Toll and Changing the Workplace

The “Great Resignation” continues to take a major toll on companies and their return-to-office (RTO) plans but is benefiting a key demographic.

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UK’s Atom Bank Embraces Four-Day Workweek, Extols Its Virtues

As companies strive to regain a sense of post-pandemic normalcy, the UK’s Atom Bank is going all-in on the four-day workweek.

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Apple Employees Once Again Push Back Against Apple RTO Plans

Apple employees are once again pushing back against the company’s return-to-office plans (RTO).