Supplement to Article "Amazon Has Changed its Search Algorithm to Favor Their Products" in 10.24.19 Newsletter According to news reports, there was a fierce yearlong battle waged between the software engineers dubbed A9 (A for “Algorithm”) based in Palo Alto with retail business executives in Seattle. The engineers felt that it would be a conflict … [Read more...] about “Drilling Down: The Internecine War Between the A9 Group and Seattle Retail Executives”
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Supplement to Article "Want to Avoid Sitting Next to a Baby...Fly Japan Airlines" in 10.24.19 Newsletter Before you get the wrong idea, Japan Airlines does not hate babies. In fact, they have a number of perks offered to parents with young babies or infants. Japan Airlines offer free check-in of baby equipment, priority boarding, and a number of amenities … [Read more...] about “Drilling Down: JAL Perks for Family and What They’re Saying about This”
Supplement to Article "You Need to Get Your REAL ID by 10/1/2020" in 10.24.19 Newsletter The Attacks on September 11, 2001 (9/11) "Where were you on the day..." often refers to those select few events in American history that were so significant as to change our beliefs and the very way we live. For example, the assassination of JFK or the bombing of … [Read more...] about “Drilling Down: A Primer on 9/11 and the Real ID”
The Stereotype of the "Model Minority" and College Admissions: The term “model minority” was first coined by William Petersen in his New York Times Magazine article, “Success Story: Japanese American Style” in 1966, and later popularized by the media in the 1980s. Although intended to highlight Asians as a polite, law-abiding group who were able to achieve higher … [Read more...] about “Drilling Down: SFA Four Arguments and Judge Burroughs Verdict Detailed”
Supplement to Article "California Passes Law to Reclassify Independent Contractors to Employees" in 10.24.19 Newsletter “A gig economy is a free market system in which temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements. The term "gig" is a slang word meaning "a job for a specified period of time" and is typically … [Read more...] about Drilling Down: The Gig Economy and AB5