Students from an independent school in England and a private school in Germany have been honing and practicing their language skills through Skype conversations. The Skype sessions also allow the students to get to know one another.
Facebook's chief information security officer, Alex Stamos, will leave the company this year, reports say. Stamos has been a proponent of disclosing more information about Russian activity on Facebook, which is dealing with a backlash over disinformation campaigns and reports that Cambridge Analytica used data gathered without Facebook users' permission.
Even when men and women major in the same field, a new analysis of American Community Survey data shows that women are less likely to be working in that field after graduation than their male counterparts. When they did enter fields aligned with their majors, the data showed they tended to earn less than their male peers.
The Bank of England is setting a higher bar for capital at major banks for this year's stress test. The higher standard is based on "additional costs [systemic banks'] failure would impose on the wider economy," the central bank says.
Two months after opening its Amazon Go concept store in Seattle, Amazon is reporting that the location is seeing many repeat customers, proving its popularity among consumers on the go. Popular items in the store include chicken sandwiches, fresh fruit and meal kits, Amazon Vice President Gianna Puerini said.
Although ultrasounds are the traditional diagnostic tool for fetal conditions, expectant mothers may benefit from MRI scans, researchers from the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center reported in the American Journal of Roentgenology. MRIs are useful in accurately diagnosing and treating conditions such as complex or equivocal congenital pulmonary airway malformation, congenital lobar overinflation and uncertain diagnoses of abdominal wall defects.
Facebook is rolling out improvements to three tools designed to boost physical and mobile retail sales: Tabs for Canvas, dynamic ad product categories and store sales optimization. Tabs for Canvas enables the personalization of Collection ads; Sephora trialed it and experienced a 32% increase in return on investment, Facebook reports.
FedEx will open office locations in 500 Walmart stores nationwide by 2020 following a 47-store test that spanned six states, the company said Tuesday. Customers will be able to pack and ship parcels from the Walmart locations, as well as have packages sent to the locations for holding for up to five business days.
IBM has developed a tiny computer that is smaller than a grain of salt and as powerful as an x86 chip. The device costs less than 10 cents to manufacture, positioning it for widespread use as a blockchain data source, in shipment tracking and for other applications.
Opioid-drug makers were able to inject an element of doubt into plaintiffs' claims in early lawsuits, but the argument that patients were to blame for abuse and addiction might not hold up against current lawsuits brought by state attorneys general, says Rebecca Haffajee, a lawyer and professor of public health at the University of Michigan.
Facebook is constructing a two-building data center in Nebraska, and it announced Monday it will add four more buildings to the project beginning in May. The $1 billion project has 1,000 construction workers at the site, and work is expected to be completed in 2023.
Enel Green Power North America has agreed to sell Adobe 10 megawatts of wind energy from its 320-MW Rattlesnake Creek Wind Project under development in Nebraska, according to the firms. The company also has a 200-MW PPA with Facebook in place for the project.
Columnist Shep Hyken credits Southwest Airlines' 45 consecutive years of profitability to its focus on low prices and excellent customer service. Southwest co-founder Herb Kelleher believed in putting employees first, Hyken writes, which led to happy workers, good service, repeat customers and higher profits.