Utah man pleads guilty to causing 2013 gaming service outages

A Utah man has pleaded guilty to computer hacking charges, after admitting to knocking several gaming services offline five years ago. Austin Thompson, 23, launched several denial-of-service attacks against EA’s Origin, Sony Playstation and Valve’s Steam gaming services during the December holiday season in 2013. At the time, those denial-of-service …

Growing number of organisations pledge to take action on climate change

As world leaders meet in New York for today’s UN Climate Action Summit, a group of 59 large multinationals including Swiss Re, Ikea, and L’Oréal have signed up to the UN Global Compact to pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The compact now has 87 corporations as signatories, including Astra …

Breaking Down Bitcoin: Blockchain Demystified Infographic

SurveyMonkey and Global Blockchain Business Council polled 5,700 adults in January and found that 60% of Americans have heard of Bitcoin, 5% own it and more than 20% are considering buying it.  This begs the question, should they? Governments, financial institutions, famous investors such as Warren Buffet and TV personalities …

Extending reporting requirements may help close gender pay gap say MPs

Employers should be required to publish a narrative and action plan under Gender Pay Gap reporting requirements, the inquiry on executive pay and the gender-pay gap by the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee has recommended today. It has found that the requirements to publish data which came …

Just a quarter of workers think #MeToo has permeated workplace culture

One year on from #MeToo – just one in four workers agree that international media coverage has helped to improve their workplace culture, according to new research on sexual harassment from Acas. The workplace experts commissioned the study from YouGov to find out whether media reporting on #MeToo and high-profile …

Lifestyle Tip for Entrepreneurs: Ice Coolers Keep Everything Cool During the Summer

Heading outdoors to enjoy picnics, boating, hiking and other activities is a norm during the summer. With the warm season quickly approaching, it’s time for entrepreneurs to plan out their upcoming rendezvouses. Every business owner needs a vacation to relax and get away from the hustle and grind of managing …

Is driver behind the widening parental leave gap a lack of rights in the gig economy?

The already low number of fathers claiming paternity leave has fallen for the first time in five years, to 213,500, down 3 percent from 221,000 last year an analysis by law firm EMW has revealed. To help encourage more men to take paternity leave, the Government launched the shared parental …

CIPD offers new guidance on non-traditional work roles

Following the recent government consultation on improving the rights of variable hours workers, the CIPD has published new employer guidance to help ensure that ‘atypical working arrangements’ benefit both the organisation and individuals. The guidance, Atypical Working: A guide to successfully implementing atypical work in your organisation, defines atypical working as …

Businesses should focus on the greater good of people and society

Modern corporations should work in the best interests of society and people rather than focusing primarily on making money for shareholders as they may have in the past, according to an influential group of chief executives. The body Business Roundtable, which represents the heads of some of America’s largest companies, …

5 Conditions of Successful Entrepreneurship – Gallup's Assessment

Building a business with real profits, good jobs and sustainable growth takes time, as Charles Fred, TrueSpace founder and CEO, knows. As a successful serial entrepreneur, he has experienced firsthand the difficulties associated with leading a business through the startup stage to post-startup and finally mid-market. Motivated by the desire …

UK employees confident they will benefit from a ‘buyers’ market for talent

This year is set to be a ‘buyers’ market’ for the UK’s top professionals, as the nation’s war for talent intensifies. This is according to new research from Robert Half UK, which found that nearly a third (32 percent) of those surveyed believe their skillset will be more desirable over the …

Long-Time Friends Gabriela Mekler and Maribel Moreno Launch Company That Creates Vacation Magic in a Cube

Gabriela Mekler and Maribel Moreno Vacations can be magical, that perfect time with your favorite people, far away from the hassles of everyday life. That’s until you find yourself rummaging through your suitcase searching frantically for that one thing that you just can’t find, and you’re so stressed out you …