Virgin Orbit seeks to launch satellites from the UK by 2020

One of Richard Branson’s space companies (yes, he has more than one) is looking to bring satellite launches to British soil, with a new Virgin Spaceport based in Cornwall. The project now has buy-in from the UK Space Agency, which intends to put £7.8 million (around 9.94 million USD) into developing the facility. The goal …

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The Ticket Fairy is tech’s best hope against Ticketmaster

Ticketmaster’s dominance has led to ridiculous service fees, scalpers galore, and exclusive contracts that exploit venues and artists. The moronic approval of venue operator and artist management giant Live Nation’s merger with Ticketmaster in 2010 produced an anti-competitive juggernaut. It pressures venues to sign ticketing contracts under veiled threat that artists would otherwise be routed to different concert halls. Now it’s become difficult for venues, artists, and fans to avoid Ticketmaster, which charges fees as high as 50% that many see as a ripoff.

But The Ticket Fairy wants to wrestle control of venues away from Ticketmaster while giving fans ways to earn tickets for referring their friends. The startup is doing that by offering the most technologically advanced ticketing platform that not only handle sales and checkins, but acts as a full-stack Salesforce for concerts that can analyze buyers and run ad campaigns while thwarting [...]  read more

The world’s first 360-degree infinity pool is coming to London

At first glance, the pool’s design is pretty awe-inspiring. Both the pool’s walls and floor are completely transparent, meaning swimmers can get a full view of the hotel below and the London skyline. The pool is made out of cast acrylic — which transmits light at a similar wavelength to water — ensuring that the pool is completely clear, the pool’s designers explain on their website. A built-in anemometer will monitor windspeeds and a digitally-controlled building management system will make sure the water is always at the right temperature.

Compass Pool

Entering or exiting the pool will be something straight out of a sci-fi movie. Turns out figuring a way for swimmers to actually get inside the pool without obscuring the view was tricky. “Normally a simple ladder would suffice, but we didn’t want stairs on the outside of the building or in the pool as it would spoil the view — and obviously you don’t want 600,000 litres of water draining [...]  read more

France face rejuvenated Turkey in first Euro 2020 test

France face rejuvenated Turkey in first Euro 2020 test … France travel to Turkey on Saturday to take on a side rejuvenated under the guiding … Elsewhere Group J leaders Italy look to continue their own revival after failing … first time in 60 years, as they travel to Athens to take on second-placed Greece.
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Chrome users can now give and receive remote support via the web

Remote desktop applications have grown in popularity as they can be used to provide support remotely and with the release of Chrome 75, Google is making it even easier for users to get and give support to one another.

The company recently announced that Chrome Remote Desktop is officially out of beta and now the service’s remote support feature is available on the web.

This means that users can now head to the new website and either give support or get support over the web without the need to install the Chrome Remote Desktop extension on their browser.

Clicking on the ‘get support’ option will generate an access code which the user providing the support will have to enter in their browser. This will give them the ability to interact with another user’s computer right from a browser window.

Remote access

While remote support is now available via the web, remote access will still require users to download and install the Chrome Remote Desktop Host app on their devices.

The new web [...]  read more

The Spooky Symmetry of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

Symmetry disquiets. So often people, objects, or circumstances align too perfectly, too terrifyingly for our comfort. Order can feel unsettling and foreign when chaos is the sole unchanging factor. This week, nothing brought that notion to light more starkly than the image of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner standing, uniformly framed, in a window at Buckingham Palace. Captured by Samir Hussein, the inanimate, spooky tone of the photograph evokes an immediate emotional reaction. There’s a strange emptiness to it all, and yet the picture is rich in metaphorical dimension. Its composition carries a dark tenor, reflective of present and lurking evils. What is it trying to tell us?

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Milano, ragazza fuggita dal balcone, Giacomo Oldrati ammette: «L’ho picchiata, ho problemi psichici»

«Sì l’ho picchiata, l’ho rinchiusa, ho problemi psichiatrici». Così, in sostanza, Giacomo Oldrati, il 40enne «seriale» arrestato due giorni fa su disposizione del pm di Milano Paolo Filippini per sequestro di persona e lesioni gravissime, dopo aver preso a calci e pugni la sua fidanzata e averla tenuto prigioniera in casa e seviziata per giorni, ha ammesso le responsabilità davanti al gip Ilaria De Magistris, difeso dal legale Marco Calanca. Il giudice dovrà decidere sulla misura cautelare o su una misura di sicurezza.

I nomi dei medici

La 26enne era riuscita a fuggire lanciandosi dalla finestra del primo piano di un palazzo in via Biella, a Milano, dopo essere stata tenuta segregata e seviziata per quattro giorni. Oggi Oldrati, già [...]  read more

The 10 benefits and policies any modern workplace should have

Georgene Huang is CEO and Co-founder and Liv McConnell is Associate Editor at Fairygodboss, the largest career community for women, providing them with free resources like career connections, job listings, community advice, virtual events and hard-to-find intel about how companies treat women.

Want to attract (and retain) top talent, making your company’s workforce more competitive and cutting down on turnover costs to boot? The simplest way to do so starts with the benefits and policies you offer to employees.

We already know that benefits play a major hand in how candidates evaluate a job offer. One recent survey conducted by Fairygodboss, the largest career community for women, in partnership with Extend Fertility, found that 87% of professional women say a benefits package is important or very important to them when interviewing at a company. Respondents stated that the presence (or absence) of certain benefits would impact their likelihood to stay at an employer, too.

So, which specific benefits and policies are the ones that will set your company apart as a modern, desirable workplace? We spoke to experts — from CEOs to heads of HR — to find out exactly what the benefits package of today’s most relevant employers looks like.

1. Summer Fridays

Giving employees a few extra hours to [...]  read more