Schmidt steps down as Alphabet chairman

first_img Steve Costello Mobile Mix: AI, Android and open RAN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 22 DEC 2017 Previous ArticleApple admits power management slows older iPhonesNext ArticleDT strikes €1.9B deal for UPC Austria Tags Related Home Schmidt steps down as Alphabet chairman Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more center_img Google taps retail with NYC store Eric Schmidt is to stand down from his position of executive chairman at Alphabet, parent of Google, although he will remain as “technical advisor” and board member.Schmidt has spent 17 years with Google/Alphabet, including 10 as CEO. He was appointed to provide an experienced leadership hand at the fast-growing company, in support of founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.He became executive chairman in 2011, with Page taking on the CEO role.“Since 2001, Eric has provided us with business and engineering expertise and a clear vision about the future of technology. Continuing his 17 years of service to the company, he’ll now be helping us as a technical advisor on science and technology issues,” Page said.Schmidt said: “The Alphabet structure is working well, and Google and the Other Bets are thriving. In recent years, I’ve been spending a lot more of my time on science and technology issues, and philanthropy, and I plan to expand that work.”It is anticipated the board will appoint a new executive chairman. Author Google renueva Android y muestra novedades en IA Español AlphabetEric SchmidtGooglelast_img read more

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PUBG developer apologies after controversial World War II references found in game

first_imgPUBG developer apologies after controversial World War II references found in gamePurchasable mask and AI bot caused offence across Korea and China with allusions to Imperial JapanJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefFriday 20th July 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleBlueholeThe team behind PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has apologised after offending players in key Asian markets with in-game content.Korean news site Bzit, as reported by the BBC, revealed the developers had added a a pilot’s mask that bore a rising sun symbol, often associated with the Imperial Japanese military.Meanwhile, a player found an AI bot had been named Unit 731 – the same designation as a division of the Japanese arm that conducted human experiments on Chinese, Koren and Russian prisoners of war and developed chemical weapons, killing 10,000 people in its tests.Both have understandably upset Korean and Chinese players, as they seem to allude to Imperial Japan and its aggressive expansion into Asia during World War Two.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games PUBG publisher Bluehole has said the AI bot’s name will be removed from the game and the pilot’s mask was never supposed to be made publicly available. The item has been removed and any players that purchased it have been refunded.In a statement, the company promised it would review items more thoroughly before they are made available to players for purchase.”We apologise for causing concerns over a pilot mask item,” the firm said. “We will conduct an overall re-examination of our image production process to prevent such a recurrence. We will enhance procedures to scrutinise game items before their release and hold the person in charge responsible.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesKrafton makes Bluehole into an independent subsidiaryPreviously, Bluehole had been an internal development studio after 2018 Krafton rebrandingBy Rebekah Valentine 7 months agoPUBG. Corp says Epic is “one of our best partners” despite previous lawsuit attemptStudio director Brian Corrigan dismisses notion of animosity between two companiesBy Haydn Taylor A year agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

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Vermont Farm to School & Childcare Program reveals 2018 grant awards

first_imgSunrise Family Resource Center  T $1,000 Harwood Union Middle and High School $1,000 Hey Diddle Diddle Daycare  Lakeview Union School  $1,000 $1,000 $15,000 Happy Days Playschool Family Center of Washington County $15,000 $15,000 $1,000 Little Mountaineers Home Child Care $15,000 $1,000 Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Agency of Agriculture has canceled the 2018 Vermont Farm to School and Childcare Grant Award Ceremony due to weather, which was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon (March 14, 2018), in the State House cafeteria. Legislators and others will still enjoy the school lunch planned by Vermont FEED and the agency, as served by the staff at the State House Café.The event will not be re-scheduled. Official award certificates will be mailed. The list of grantees for 2018 can be found below. Click on the image to see the 2018 Farm to School and Childcare Program Report, which was published this week. This year, 29 Vermont Farm to School Grantees from 12 counties, are being awarded Farm to School and Childcare grants. The Vermont Farm to School and Childcare Grant Program strives to improve the education and health of Vermont’s students, and positively impact the local economy, by providing Vermont schools and childcare programs with technical and financial assistance to develop and execute farm to school and farm to childcare programs.Important information about Vermont Farm to School (click image for full report):65,785 students and children have been served by the Vermont Farm to School Program, through 174 separate grants to Vermont schools.For every dollar spent on local food in Vermont schools through the Vermont Farm to School Program, an additional 60 cents goes back into our state economy by supporting local agriculture.New in 2018, the Vermont Farm to School and Childcare Grant funded 22 licensed childcare programs. $1.18 million in state resources invested in the program has leveraged more than $500,000 in federal, private and foundation funds.Farm to School & Child Nutrition Grants Lund’s Early Childhood Education Program Hyde Park Elementary School  Childcare Equipment Grants Concord School Camels Hump Middle School  Gadapee Family Daycare  Milk Cooler Grants $1,000 $1,000 Walden School  Brattleboro Centre for Children  $1,000 Rutland City Public Schools center_img Bishop John A. Marshall School $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000Source: Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets March 13, 2018 $1,000 $1,000 Suzy’s Little Peanuts  $1,000 $15,000 $1,000 $1,000 Albany Community School  Fairfield Center School  $1,000 $1,000 Sunny Lane Daycare Riverside Middle School Fayston Elementary School  Notch Day Camp Just Like Home Daycare $1,000 Springfield Area Parent Child Center $1,000 $15,000 Eden Central Elementary School  Addison Early Childhood Consortium Cohort NewBrook Elementary School Four Seasons of Early Learning  $1,000last_img read more

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