BlackRock CEO: ‘Where and How We Work Will Never Be the Same’

In his annual letter to CEOs, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink says businesses should be prepared for pandemic-fueled workplace changes to be permanent.

IRS Will Require Photo ID and Live Selfie to Access Online Account

The IRS will soon begin requiring a photo ID, paired with a live selfie, in order to access online accounts.

COVID/WFH Has Broken Big Tech

In a huge Twitter thread, a big tech insider reveals that COVID and generous work from home privileges are destroying the morale of big tech employees.

Cyber Pets: The Metaverse and Pet Ownership

Thousands of users have already made their mark in cyberspace, creating and owning millions of unique pets and animals

Amazon Posts Strong Q4 Results

Amazon.com today reported strong fourth quarter profits that beat Wall Street analyst’s estimates.

The online retailer said its net income increased 71 percent to $384 million in the fourth quarter, or 85 cents per share, compared with $225 million, or 52 cents per share in the fourth quarter of 2008.

Net sales increased 42 percent to $9.5 billion in the fourth quarter, compared with $ 6.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2008.

Facebook Relays Politicians’ Views On Privacy

Politicians are perhaps not the best people to talk to about privacy; they intentionally thrust themselves into the spotlight, and can be responsible for annoying commercials and phone calls that bother the rest of us at home.  Still, Facebook arguably accomplished something today by discussing privacy with six politicians and the CEO and of the Family Online Safety Institute.

Google Announces Unicode Progress

Google’s made an announcement regarding Unicode, and believe it or not, there’s something for everyone here.  Programmers should be interested to know that Unicode is becoming more popular at a rapid pace.  Normal Google users, meanwhile, will be happy to learn that searches should now turn up additional useful results.

Bing Now Offering More Finance Information

Bing said today it has added new features to make it easier for users to search for and find financial information.

Bing says it has developed a "stock and funds pages" which covers most U.S. stocks and funds.