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Kohl's makeover does not work – CNN

The company announced on Tuesday that sales in stores open at least one year in the last quarter increased by 0.4%. Kohl's profit declined 24% year-over-year in the quarter, and the retailer lowered its outlook for vacation purchases. It was the second time that Kohl's forecast was cut this year. CEO Michelle Gass tried to use the results as much …

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Boeing 737 Max: Employees of American Airlines ask not to work on the plane

American Airlines' flight attendants "ask" not to work on the Boeing 737 Max when it is put back into service after its foundation, "said Lori Bassani, the trade union leader she represents. "I hear of flight attendants every day, and they're asking me not to make them get on this plane again," Bassani said loudly in the Dallas Morning News. …

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John Carmack steps down from Oculus as CTO to work at the AI

The Chief Technology Officer of Oculus, Facebook's Facebook subsidiary, is stepping down this week, as he posted today on Facebook. John Carmack, who was the lead programmer of Doom and put the Oculus Rift on the map in 2012, plans to focus his time on artificial intelligence instead. Carmack will continue to serve as a "consulting CTO" at Oculus, where …

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Netflix explains why his apps do not work on older TVs and set-top boxes

Talking to Gizmodo a Netflix spokesman said that these older devices are running Windows Media DRM, a digital rights management service that has since been replaced by Microsoft PlayReady. Netflix has been using PlayReady since 2010, as it's easier to get content from movie studios and other vendors in this format. As of December 2, these older devices that can …

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"What we need to live and work in space"

To further the vision, Meyerson is also helping to organize an initiative of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, which will be launched next year to bring together non-aerospace companies needed to develop a more mature space industry. Meyerson also spoke with POLITICO about some, in his opinion, major obstacles to investing in public and private sector development, as …

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NASA unveils its first electric plane – a work in progress

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, California (Reuters) – NASA, known for its numerous space exploits in Florida, presented an early version of their first all-electric experimental aircraft, the X-57 "Maxwell," on Friday in its less well-known aviation laboratory in the California desert. Adapted to a Tecnam P2006T twin-engined propeller aircraft manufactured in Italy, the X-57 has been under development since 2015 …

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Microsoft Japan's four-day work week increased productivity by 40 percent

The pilot trial named Work-Life Choice Challenge Summer 2019 took place in August. "I want people to think about and learn how they can achieve the same results with 20 percent less working time," said CEO Takuya Hirano in a post on the Microsoft Japan website. In addition to more productive employees, the company reported fewer applications for paid time …

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The Microsoft search engine Bing goes into the company – Quartz at Work

Who uses Bing? Many people in a Google dominated world have been thinking about it in the 10 years since Microsoft introduced the Internet search engine. And the question was raised, albeit indirectly, during an October debate among Democratic candidates for the US president. Responding to the question of the government's role in regulating technology companies, White House Andrew Yang …

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