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Facebook says it will permanently shift tens of thousands of jobs to remote work

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In a move that illustrates how swiftly the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping the global economy, Facebook said today that it would begin allowing most of its employees to request a permanent change in their jobs to let them work remotely. The company will begin today by making most of its US job openings eligible for remote hires and begin taking applications for permanent remote work among its workforce later this year.

“We’re going to be the most forward-leaning company on remote work at our scale,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview with The Verge. “We need to do this in a way that’s thoughtful and responsible, so we’re going to do this in a measured way. But I think that it’s possible that over the next five to 10 years — maybe closer to 10 than five, but somewhere in that range — I think we could get to about half of the company working remotely permanently.”

Facebook, which has more than 48,000 employees working in 70 offices worldwide, is the largest company yet to move aggressively into remote work in the wake of the pandemic. Twitter announced last week it would give most of its workforce the option of working remotely, and Coinbase followed with a similar announcement on Wednesday. Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke said Thursday that it would immediately begin a shift to permanent remote work. Google CEO Sundar Pichai told The Verge this week that the company is considering additional remote work flexibility beyond letting most employees stay home through the end of the year.

Collectively, the embrace of remote work upends decades of conventional wisdom in Silicon Valley, where the largest companies have been built on the idea of collaboration in close physical proximity. Until recently, Facebook paid new employees a bonus of up to $15,000 if they agreed to live within 10 miles of the office. Now many of them will be able to work wherever they like — although Facebook will reduce the pay of workers who move to less expensive areas.

In the near term, Facebook’s shift to remote work has been borne out of necessity. When the company begins reopening some of its offices July 6th, it plans to reduce occupancy to 25 percent of normal, the company said this week. And the added safety requirements for coming into the office, which include mandatory masks and temperature checks, are likely to keep many workers away for much longer.

But after surveying employees and talking with executives at other companies built on remote employees, Zuckerberg said he became persuaded of the benefits of a more distributed workforce. The move will open up Facebook jobs to a much wider pool of applicants, he said, and could have a positive effect on the environment. (Among other reasons, remote work could enable thousands of Facebook employees to abandon their daily hours-long commutes to and from its headquarters in Menlo Park.)

The move also forces Facebook, which is investing billions in creating next-generation tools for communication, to rely on those tools to get work done. In that sense, the move to remote work represents a high-stakes initiative to get Facebook employees to “dogfood” new products involving augmented reality, virtual reality, the company’s Portal smart display, and its Workplace collaboration tool — and to improve them more rapidly out of necessity, since the company is relying on them to get work done.

“VR and AR is all about giving people remote presence,” Zuckerberg said. “So if you’re you’re long on VR and AR and on video chat, you have to believe in some capacity that you’re helping people be able to do whatever they want from wherever they are. So I think that that suggests a worldview that would lead to allowing people to work more remotely over time.”

But the move also comes with risks. Since March, employees at Facebook and other large tech companies have been working on plans that were set in motion by workers collaborating together on campus. It remains an open question whether companies can be as creative or productive in the long term in environments where they aren’t brainstorming around the same conference table. (Some would say that Facebook has not been particularly creative in recent years, anyway.)

Zuckerberg said he expects to move slowly toward remote work, but would begin by making more of the company’s open roles available to remote workers. Others will likely continue to prefer working at a company office — particularly younger employees, Zuckerberg said.

Another effort to preserve team camaraderie will come from regularly inviting employees onto campus for “onsites,” Zuckerberg said — the on-campus version of the offsite retreats that were common in the business world until the pandemic hit. In fact, he said, travel costs associated with onsite meetings would likely cancel out many of the savings the company might otherwise expect from a reduced real estate footprint.

Still, many questions about the company’s shift to remote work remain. Facebook used to lure new employees with a campus designed by Frank Gehry and lavish perks; what will it offer employees who are working from home? How will a mostly remote workforce affect efforts around diversity and inclusion? How will younger employees find mentorship in a world where they rarely interact with their mentors in person?

Answering some of those questions will mean building new products, Zuckerberg said.

“I think the tools we have today are fairly transactional — that’s a weakness in the ecosystem,” he said. “Email and messaging — these things are designed for exchanging thoughts, but not hanging out in. It’s almost like what you really want is to have a team just spend unstructured time together.”

Zuckerberg has shifted from inviting top managers over for monthly dinners at his house to hanging out using the company’s new Rooms product, he said. He’s also experimenting with holding management meetings in VR.

Assuming that the COVID-19 risk eventually subsides, Zuckerberg plans to make at least a partial return to the office. The role of CEO has historically required travel and in-person meetings that might not be possible to do online. But Zuckerberg said that he, too, would likely continue to work from home more than he did before the pandemic.

“I do think I’ll plan to spend more of my time remotely over time,” he said.

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Asur Season 2 Release Date, Cast, Trailer, and Everything We Know So far

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Asur season 2 release date

Because of the global pandemic we all are staying at home and this tough time leading us to boredom. But streaming services are doing a great job to vanish our boredom and a wide array of TV shows and movies are there to pass the spare hours. A huge variety of web shows including Sex Education, Money Heist, Panchayat, and many more exist to give you goosebumps and Asur is also praised because of its crime thriller based story. The drama is the combination of both mythological and superstitial belief elements. This Voot original show got immense popularity and if you are searching for the Asur Season 2 release date, cast, trailer, and other details then you got the right page.

Let’s check out when will Asur Season 2 reach to you and who will be the new faces in the most awaited Voot series.

Asur Season 2 Release Date: When Can it be Expected?

The first season of Asur was released on March 2, 2020, and we can expect its second season in March 2021. Right now there is no confirmed release date of Asur Season 2 and we will update the post as we will get any confirmation.

Asur Season 2 Cast

The lead cast will return for Season 2, and there will be new faces also; now, there is no report on the cast of Season 2 of Asur. The supporting characters have performed lucidity play, particularly Ridhi Dogra’s Nusrat, which has done a persuading job with the execution. Be that as it may, regardless of its pacing unsolved issues, the underutilized cast of capable specialists, unanswered legendary inquiries, and so forth, it has consumed the space as a wrongdoing spine chiller. A mix of Science and legendary practices has given improved the validity of the show. Here is the fundamental cast of the show!

  • Arshad Warsi acts as Dhananjay Rajput
  • Barun Sobti acts as Nikhil Nair
  • Anupriya Goenka act as Naina Nair
  • Ridhi Dogra act as Nusrat Saeed
  • Sharib Hashmi act as Lolark Dubey
  • Amey Wagh act as Rasool Shaikh
  • Pawan Chopra act as Shashank Awasthi
  • Vishesh Bansal act as Shubh
  • Gaurav Arora as Kesar Bharadwaj
  • Anvita Sudarshan as Raina Singh
  • Nishank Verma as Samarth Ahuja
  • Archak Chhabra as Aditya Jalan
  • Aditya Lala as Moksh
  • Deepak Qazir as Neelkanth Joshi
  • Bondip Sarma as Ankit Sharma
  • Jayant Raina as Radhacharan Joshi
  • Sunayna Baile as Lolark’s Wife

It is expected that all the major characters will return in the show except Sharib Hashmi who plays as Dubey dies in the first season.

Asur Season 2 trailer

Asur Season 2 Plot

The on-screen characters have done equity to the story by living the composed contents. CBI confronting the most noticeably terrible dread of his life is depicted is a specialty. The two characters Dhananjay Rajpoot and Nikil Nair’s exhibition has upgraded the wrongdoing spine chiller, where Nikil Nair being a scientific master turned-instructor, came up short on his joy in the showing calling and constrained by his inward harmony to come back to CBI, Delhi with a nature of associated with the executioner.

The executioner is imagined as an intriguing character, because of his dad’s abuse with his strict conviction and feeling of equity and his conviction about his predetermination. The storyline makes it more spine-chiller situated subject with the demonstration of murdering. It’s to a greater extent a dull and legendary mix of legal science and folklore. Other than science and religion the show likewise contacts looks at adoration, marriage, motivation, nature, and brain research.

Season 2 of Asur will follow a similar style of narrating, we will refresh you as more subtleties are out.

EndNote

That was everything we know so far about Asur Season 2 release date, cast trailer, plot, etc. We will update to you whenever new leaks will be available about Asur Season 2 so stay tuned and keep reading.

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TikTok seeks to distance itself from China – and the reason is obvious

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One of the most popular social media app TikTok has distanced itself from China after Indian government banned 49 Chinese apps including TikTok.

TikTok Chief Executive Kevin Mayer said in a letter to the Indian government on 28th June that the Chinese government never asked for user data, nor the company would hand over if they ask. TikTok is not available in China but it is possessed by a Chinese company Bytedance, has to distance itself from China to reach a global audience.

Because of a border clash with China TikTok got banned in India with other 58 Chinese apps including Shareit, WeChat, and CamScanner.

“I can confirm that the Chinese government has never made a request to us for the TikTok data of Indian users,” Mayer wrote, adding that data for Indian users is stored in servers in Singapore.

“If we do ever receive such a request in the future, we would not comply.”

The organization had bragged more than 150 million dynamic clients in India at the hour of the boycott while internationally it had in excess of 2 billion downloads toward the beginning of 2020. The way that the application had more than 177 million downloads in India during the initial nine months of 2019 shows its prominence. What’s more, Meyers clearly might want to smoothen any unpleasant plumes by putting as much separation as possible among TikTok and the Chinese system in Beijing.

Will it really work?

Authorities in the government affirmed to us that agents from TikTok could be meeting with authorities in New Delhi in the coming week, however, they would not show whether a neighborly settlement was on the cards. Given the pervasive negative suppositions around Chinese applications, the odds of a quick return for TikTok seems remote at this crossroads.

Since the administration notice prohibiting 59 Chinese applications had referred to national security as an explanation, there is minimal possibility that the boycott would be lifted or repudiated at any point in the near future. Indeed, even a legitimate response is probably not going to manage natural products at this point as the courts have little choice yet to go acknowledge the administration’s security concerns, however, they can offer some reprieve as far as approaching the organization to characterize standards for guaranteeing information security.

Because of the sudden ban, there is a disappointment among all the rising TikTokers in India. So-called TikTok stars thought themselves celebrities and after the ban, they are in shock. Roposo, the local rival of TikTok got the instant hike and the app managed to get 22 Million new users within 24 hours.

We have to wait until the meeting between the Indian government and representatives of TikTok will take place to see the result.

 

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List of iPhones and iPads support iOS 14 and iPadOS 14

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Recently Apple launched it news update of IOS, yes, it announced both iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 at its 2020 Worldwide Developers Conference. However, the event held virtually, in which Apple employees, including CEO Tim Cook and Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi, showcased the latest IOS 14 upgrade for iPhone and iPad devices. The IOS 14 comes with lots of new features and upgrades in the old one. However, the IOS 14 will not upgrade to all devices due to the age factor. Here’s every device that supports iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.

Must read: 4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 13.5.1 & 11 Reasons to install

List of iPhones that support iOS 14

If you are iPhone users which support iOS 13, then you are lucky because all the devices running on ios 13 updates will be easily upgradable to ios 14, apart from this the devices launched before 2015 so not support ios 14, the last oldest devices compatible to ios 14 are iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S plus.

If you are an iPod Touch user, we also have good news, as iOS 14 will be compatible with the latest 7th-generation devices.

Device
iPhone SE (2nd generation) (2020)
iPhone 11 Pro Max (2019)
iPhone 11 Pro (2019)
iPhone 11 (2019)
iPhone XS Max (2018)
iPhone XS (2018)
iPhone XR (2018)
iPhone X (2017)
iPhone 8 Plus (2017)
iPhone 8 (2017)
iPhone 7 Plus (2016)
iPhone 7 (2016)
iPhone SE (1st generation) (2016)
iPhone 6S Plus (2015)
iPhone 6S (2015)

 

List of iPads that support iPadOS 14

Device
iPad Pro 11 (2020)
iPad Pro 12.9 (2020)
iPad (2019)
iPad Mini (2019)
iPad Air (2019)
iPad Pro 12.9 (2018)
iPad Pro 11 (2018)
iPad (2018)
iPad Pro 10.5 (2017)
iPad Pro 12.9 (2017)
iPad (2017)
iPad Pro 9.7 (2016)
iPad Pro 12.9 (2015)
iPad Mini 4 (2015)
iPad Mini 3 (2014)
iPad Air 2 (2014)

In 2019, Apple released iPad OS and now it following the tradition with the launch of iPadOS 14. A hefty number of iPad devices will be supported back to the iPad Air 2, which was released in October 2014. Due to the hardware available within Apple’s tablet devices, we aren’t too surprised to see a tablet from six years ago supporting its latest software. 

As with iOS 14, if your iPad received iOS 13 in the previous year, you’ll be able to continue your software update journey.

What’s new in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14?

For the full-details, we recommend checking our articles on the best new features in iPadOS 14 and best features coming to iOS 14. Some of the most prominent features coming to iOS include the ability to add newly redesigned widgets to your home screen, better organize your Messages conversations, and use the new App Library to find your favorite apps. 

For iPad devices, iPadOS 14 will bring new abilities to users with Apple Pencils, including the ability to write into any text field or copy and paste your handwritten notes as text. Apple has also released the latest version of MacOS, called Big Sur, as well as WatchOS 7.

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