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The 20 best-paying Tech companies. According to employees.

posted on 2017-12-02 09:31:00 by rcw

No. 20: USAA Company: USAA Average compensation: $124,632 Highest-paying department: Engineering, with an average salary of $141,264 Headquarters: San Antonio, Texas What it does: USAA provides financial services and insurance to the military community. An employee says: "The annual employee bonus compensation is the best part of my comp package." No. 19: Geico Company: Geico Average compensation: $124,888 Highest-paying department: Product, with an average salary of $150,953 Headquarters: Chevy Chase, Maryland What it does: Geico is one of the largest auto insurers in the US. An employee says: "Best part of my comp package is the company 401K match." No. 18: Nvidia Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang (NVIDIA/Youtube) Company: Nvidia Average compensation: $124,904 Highest-paying department: Product, with an average salary of $172,922 Headquarters: Santa Clara, California What it does: Nvidia manufactures integrated circuits for use in motherboard chipsets, graphic processing units, and game consoles. An employee says: "I have a great mix of salary and RSU's. I am compensated well for my position." No. 17: Indeed.com (Daniel Goodman / Business Insider) Company: Indeed.com Average compensation: $125,198 Highest-paying department: Product, with an average salary of $171,426 Headquarters: Austin, Texas What it does: Indeed is an employment-related meta-search engine for job listings. An employee says: "It's an excellent mix of base as well as bonus based on a number of different criteria you can hit as an individual and as a team! Very competitive salary / bonus + flexible PTO + food everyday." No. 16: Atlassian Company: Atlassian Average compensation: $125,497 Highest-paying department: Product, with an average salary of $179,113 Headquarters: San Francisco What it does: Atlassian offers collaboration and project management software for teams. An employee says: "Great respect for engineering." No. 15: eBay (Wikicommons) Company: eBay Average compensation: $126,543 Highest-paying department: Product, with an average salary of $195,057 Headquarters: San Jose, California What it does: Ebay is an online auction marketplace and ecommerce site. An employee says: "The ample compensation is generous and is also motivating." No. 14: Bloomberg Bloomberg CEO Michael Bloomberg (Getty Images / Paul Morigi) Company: Bloomberg Average compensation: $128,580 Highest-paying department: Product, with an average salary of $169,695 Headquarters: New York What it does: Bloomberg provides news, data, analytics, and communication services for the global business and financial world. An employee says: "Cash bonus is dependable." No. 13: Intel Company: Intel Average compensation: $128,968 Highest-paying department: Product, with an average salary of $182,974 Headquarters: Santa Clara, California What it does: Intel is one of the world's largest makers of computer chips. An employee says: "Quarterly and Yearly profit sharing Bonus." No. 12: Expedia (Glassdoor/Exedia) Company: Expedia Average compensation: $129,056 Highest-paying department: Engineering, with an average salary of $182,566 Headquarters: Bellevue, WA What it does: Expedia is an online travel booking company for airline tickets, hotels, vacations, rental cars, and cruises. An employee says: "Paid well and receive great benefits including 12 weeks maternity/paternity leave." No. 11: VMware Company: VMware Average compensation: $129,456 Highest-paying department: Product, with an average salary of $193,772 Headquarters: Palo Alto, California What it does: VMware offers enterprise IT software for making computer servers and networks run more efficiently. An employee says: "They pay very well and continue to do so to keep us here."

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YOUR ANDROID PHONE COULD BE RECORDING YOU SECRETELY

posted on 2017-12-01 09:34:53 by rcw

Ever get the feeling your phone is recording you? Well that’s because it probably is, as Google has a My Activity section that allows you to listen to everything an Android handset has recorded you saying. Dig into the account section of an Android phone running a fairly up-to-date version of Google mobile operating system, and tap on the ‘personal info & privacy’ section then scroll down until you find the ‘My Activity’ section. Tap on that and you’ll be directed to a web page detailing all the activity on your Google Account. This ranges from searches to app use and what you’ve been asking the Google Assistant. Tap – or click if you’re viewing your account on a web browser – your way to a section titled ‘Voice & Audio’ and rather disturbingly you can listen back to all of the audio Google has recorded you saying. Now Google hasn’t been recording phone conversations, but every time you use the Google Assistant or make a voice search, then the sear

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LARGEST SINGLE TOWER SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT

posted on 2017-12-01 03:32:37 by rcw

Australia is building the world's largest single-tower solar thermal power plant South Australia has announced plans to construct the world's largest single-tower solar thermal power plant in Port Augusta. The plant will use technology developed by SolarReserve to store energy in molten salt, giving it the ability to operate 24 hours a day. Sun and salt The government of South Australia has announced plans to construct the world’s largest single-tower solar thermal power plant in Port Augusta. California-based solar tech company SolarReserve will be responsible for both the build and upkeep of the facility. The Aurora Solar Energy Project is based on plans that were developed as part of the Rice Solar Energy Project in California, which stalled as a result of changes to tax credits related to renewable energy. Once built, arrays of heliostats will focus solar energy onto a central tower, which uses molten salt technology to store that energy as heat. These molten sal

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ICT Expert urges Africa to replicate Indias model

posted on 2017-11-11 12:53:33 by rcw

Ramesh Awtaney, Founder and Chairman of iSON Group has called on Africa to replicate the India’s model in order to achieve within 5 -10 years what India did in 25 years. He said that in 2015 approximately 230,000 new jobs were added in India’s ICT sector, while sector’s current overall employment figure remains well worth of 10 million. This feat, he said was not achieved on the back of profound innovation or sudden breakthrough, but by a collective determination to get things done by government, academia, and industry experts as a means to fuel economic growth. He cited the youth population of India in the age group 15-34 to be 400 million, while Africa is comparable with 300 million youth, adding that like India, all Africa requires is commitment to attain this height. According to Ramesh, the ICT sector requires only one material which is educated youth which Africa seems to have in abundance as Africa not only speak English, but French, German, Spanish and Arabi

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Robotics ranked top priority for technology investment in 2017

posted on 2017-09-09 11:03:49 by rcw

International Data Corporation (IDC) Manufacturing Insights reveals in its latest report titled “Key Insights from IDC Worldwide Robotics Survey 2017” that robotics is ranked the highest priority for technology investment by companies surveyed from manufacturing, retail, health, and utilities sectors. The survey covered key robotics markets of China, Japan, the United States, German, France, Italy, Thailand, and Taiwan. Dr. Jing Bing Zhang, Research Director for Worldwide Robotics and IDC Manufacturing Insights Asia Pacific said “Clearly, end-user organizations are looking to deploy the latest robotics technologies to improve product quality, enhance customer experiences, and reduce operational cost at the same time.

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NEWLY LAUNCHED

posted on 2017-08-19 10:06:35 by rcw

NEW DELHI: In the past seven days the tech industry has witnessed some product announcements as well as an organisational change in one of the largest IT firms as well. Companies that made headlines in the last week include Nokia, Asus, BSNL, Infosys and more. Here are the details. Nokia 8 launched HMD Global launched its flagship smartphone , Nokia 8 this week in London. It is priced at EUR 599 and packs all the high-end features one can expect. Some of its specifications include 5.3-inch Quad HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM, dual 13MP rear cameras, front-facing 13MP camera and 3090mAh battery. The smartphone is expected to enter the Indian market during Diwali season. Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017), A7 (2017) get permanent price cut by up to Rs 5,000 BSNL-MobiKwik mobile wallet launched BSNL and MobiKwik launched a new mobile wallet for its 100 million subscribers. The wallet is compatible with over 1.5 million merchants across India. The app will let users pa

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