It’s a classic catch-22. A language service provider (LSP) needs to test candidates to build a reliable, competent pool of freelancers to deliver on a specific project. But without such a freelancer pool, designing such a test in-house would be difficult to impossible.
So the LSP may need to hire another provider to create a test and grade candidates, which will then require a fair amount of investment.
On the freelancer’s side, having to sit for a test may rankle; not only because of the time investment but also if the language professional has solid credentials. Or is wary of unscrupulous LSPs that assign work to freelancers in the guise of “tests” just to save a few dollars. But the reality is that certain high-profile clients or those working in domain-specific milieus may indeed require the linguists they hire to undergo testing.
Netflix has taken a cue from traditional television by launching its very own linear channel in France.
The service pioneered streaming and binge-watching practices, which have revolutionised the way people consume content all over the world, making this a somewhat surprising move.
Netflix Direct is a channel accessible only to subscribers, which airs content produced available on the platform in a linear format, much like a typical broadcaster.
The decision to launch exclusively in France was made after analysing viewing habits of users in that country, many of whom preferred scheduled programming over having to choose what to watch themselves.
Since Netflix exploded in popularity, users have joked that they spend more time scrolling through its vast catalogue than they do actually watching what is on offer.
“Maybe you’re not in the mood to decide, or you’re new and finding your way around, or you just want to be surprised
Through its new “Direct” channel, Netflix will offer subscribers a curated block of scheduled programming for the first time.
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One of the biggest complaints thrown at Netflix is that its non-curated library can be a nightmare from which to choose a film or television series to stream. It’s safe to assume a majority of Netflix subscribers have at least once found themselves endlessly scrolling while figuring out what on earth they want to watch. Filmmaker Christian Petzold said last month he “hates” Netflix because the lack of curation gives him “a headache.” Well, Netflix is finally getting into the curation business with Direct, a new linear channel made up of scheduled programming featuring international and U.S. feature films and TV series available on the platform.
With Direct, Netflix is heading into “real-time, scheduled programming” for the first time in its history. The linear channel will only
Bitcoin’s recent breakout could be one of the most important moves in its history. Not only is it happening at a seemingly crucial juncture for the economy, but it’s doing so as important relationships in the market are being tested and possibly preparing for a new regime.
Bitcoin and the Nasdaq have traded in lockstep for almost all of 2020, but over the past ten days they’ve traded at the lowest correlation in more than a year. Part of the excitement has surely stemmed from PayPal’s adoption of Bitcoin into its ecosystem, but you can’t ignore the timing of Bitcoin’s rally within the broader macro context.
As Bitcoin is detaching itself from stocks, its inverse relationship with the U.S. dollar the past six months remains strong. With expectations of big fiscal stimulus being an eventuality no matter who wins in November, Bitcoin bugs are giddy at the
Will companies face wrongful death suits if an employee dies from of COVID-19? What happens to employees who break safety protocols and cause infection? Can companies demand employees return to the office? These are just some of the questions CorpGov addressed Tuesday, October 27, during the second event in its Reopening the Workplace series.
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The panel included Alex Bisignano, CEO of Phosphorus, one of the first two companies to secure FDA emergency use authorization for out-of-clinic COVID tests, Alex Bluebond, Senior Associate, Labor and Employment at Vinson & Elkins LLP, who addressed difficult questions around employee treatment, Michael Wallace, Chief Executive Officer at The Perfect Company, whose software helps restaurants such as Yum! Brands, Inc. and giant corporate offices including AT&T Inc. offer touchless foodservice, and Anton Nicholas, Managing Partner at ICR, who provided expert counsel to companies
Apple’s new iPhone 12 models are protected by a Ceramic Shield cover glass that has nano-ceramic crystals infused right into the glass to improve durability. According to Apple, Ceramic Shield offers four times better drop protection than the glass used for the iPhone 11 models.
YouTube channel MobileReviewsEh conducted some tests on the iPhone 12 using a force meter to compare its performance to the iPhone 11.
With a force meter that measures in newtons, the iPhone 11 was able to withstand 352 newtons of force, while the iPhone 12 was able to withstand 442 newtons of force. The Ceramic Shield of the iPhone 12 significantly outperformed the iPhone 11’s cover glass.
In a separate scratch test, the iPhone 12 was able to withstand scratching from keys, coins, rocks, and a box cutter, receiving no scratches on the display.
With a Mohs hardness test, the 6 and 7 points were