Ohio Jobs, Google, Twitter, More: Tuesday Evening ResearchBuzz, June 22, 2021


WSAZ: ‘SkillsMatch’ tool launched to help Ohio job seekers. “A new resource is now available for Ohioans looking for a job. The tool links Ohio job seeks with potential employment opportunities through the information provided on their resume.”


New York Times: Google Executives See Cracks in Their Company’s Success. “It is hard to argue that things aren’t going great for Google. Revenue and profits are charting new highs every three months. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is worth $1.6 trillion. Google has rooted itself deeper and deeper into the lives of everyday Americans. But a restive class of Google executives worry that the company is showing cracks.”

EveningStandard: New Twitter prompt to offer support to online scam victims. “A new tool offering support and guidance to people who have been the victim of an online scam will begin appearing on Twitter on Tuesday.”

Input Magazine: TikTok makes a bold and daring leap into… web pages. “TikTok has introduced a new tool called Jump, which allows creators on the video-sharing platform to enhance their videos by attaching ‘mini-programs’ that direct viewers to another experience outside the app, like a cooking recipe list or a quiz on BuzzFeed.”


BBC: Valuable 350-year-old oil paintings found in skip. “German police have issued an appeal for information after two valuable 17th Century paintings were discovered dumped in a road-side skip. The oil paintings are believed to be by Dutch artist Samuel van Hoogstraten and Italian Pietro Bellotti, police said. A man found the paintings at a motorway service station on the A7 south of Würzburg in Bavaria last month.”

Floornature Architecture & Surfaces: Winners of the 5th European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention. “The winners of the 5th European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention, a prize awarded every two years in four categories, with a special mention for restoration, were announced a few days ago. The winning projects stand out for their ability to demonstrate great sensitivity, care and respect.”


University of Southern California: Database provides details about officer-involved shootings and deadly incidents. “[Professor Brian] Finch is preparing to launch a new repository for police homicide data: the National Officer-Involved Homicide Database (NOIHD). NOIHD is an expansion of the Fatal Encounters website and will provide more data, such as whether the deceased was armed or unarmed, the education and training requirements for the officers in that department and who conducted the autopsies of the deceased. The NOIHD information is collected from police departments, hospital emergency departments, the FBI, census data, state governments and other sources.”

Reuters: India’s antitrust watchdog orders probe into Google in smart TVs suit. “India’s antitrust watchdog on Tuesday ordered an investigation into allegations that Alphabet Inc’s Google abused its Android operating system’s position in the country’s smart television market.”


NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Major Ocean-Observing Satellite Starts Providing Science Data. “After six months of check-out and calibration in orbit, the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite will make its first two data streams available to the public on June 22. It launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Nov. 21, 2020, and is a U.S.-European collaboration to measure sea surface height and other key ocean features, such as ocean surface wind speed and wave height.”

ZDNet: Google rolls out AI-powered visual inspection tool for manufacturers. “Google Cloud on Tuesday launched Visual Inspection AI, a new tool to help manufacturers identify defects in products before they’re shipped. It’s the latest move from Google to win more customers in the manufacturing space, one of the key verticals the cloud company is targeting.” Good evening, Internet…

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