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Check Out The Best Tech Companies To Work For In The World This 2018

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Glassdoor has published its annual list ‘Employees Choice Awards’, a ranking of the 100 best companies to work for in 2018, in the United States. The social network giant Facebook was the undisputed king of this year, not only as the best technology company to work but the best in the whole world. Meanwhile, the tech giant Apple fell 48 places in the ranking. Last year it was number 36, and this time it was 84. This list is based on votes from the employees themselves.

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This is not the first time that Facebook has earned this ‘top’ of companies, in the 10 years that the firm has been doing the ranking, according to VentureBeat. It was ‘winning’ in 2011, 2012, 2017, and now 2018. In other years the title was won by Airbnb (2016), Google (2015) and Twitter (2014). But, curiously, neither Airbnb nor Twitter are on this year’s list. The tech giant Google did qualify, but it’s no surprise because the company has always been included.

The technology sector in the United States seems to be one of the best to work with, as 28 companies entered the top 50 this year. In addition, the representation of the industry is quite high, compared to other sectors. For example, ‘retail’ only entered 11 companies; health, 11; consultancies, 6; finance, 6; tourism and travel, also 6 companies.

 So here’s the list of the best technology companies to work for in 2018. The first number indicates the position in the general list, and the second is the rating that the company had, being 1.0 the lowest rating and 5.0, the best. You can check the general list here.

1.Facebook (#1, Rating: 4.6)

2. Google (#5, Rating: 4.6)

3. HubSpot (#7, Rating: 4.6)

4. World Wide Technology (#8, Rating: 4.5)

5. Ultimate Software (#10, Rating: 4.5)

6. SAP (#11, Rating: 4.5)

7. Salesforce (#15, Rating: 4.5)

8. LinkedIn (#21, Rating: 4.5)

9. DocuSign (#22, Rating: 4.4)

10. NVIDIA (#24, Rating: 4.4)

11. Fast Enterprises (#25, Rating: 4.4)

12. Paylocity (#29, Rating: 4.4)

13. Intuit (#30, Rating: 4.4)

14. Adobe (#31, Rating: 4.4)

15. VMware (#33, Rating: 4.4)

16. Concur (#34, Rating: 4.4)

17. Microsoft (#39, Rating: 4.4)

18. Ellie Mae (#40, Rating: 4.4)

19. Yardi Systems (#42, Rating: 4.4)

20. Zillow (#57, Rating: 4.3)

21. Kronos Incorporated (#63, Rating: 4.3)

22. Yahoo (#65, Rating: 4.3)

23. Arm (#66, Rating: 4.3)

24. Guidewire (#68, Rating: 4.3)

25. CDW (#81, Rating: 4.3)

26. Apple (#84, Rating: 4.3)

27. Cisco Systems (#89, Rating: 4.3)

28. Ceridian (#92, Rating: 4.3)

The dark side of the industry
In spite of the excellent qualifications that their employees give to the technology companies, there are still many reports that denounce injustice conditions within them. For example, many of the big companies like the tech giant Google, Facebook and Apple, have had incidents because of the supposed little diversity that exists among their employees. Although significant efforts have been made to increase the population of women, ethnic communities and minorities in general, there is still much to be done for the industry.

Additionally, the tech giant Apple was recently denounced by its employees in China, workers of Foxconn, the supplier of the company in Asia. According to some young ‘practitioners’ in that country, Foxconn forced them to work for 11 hours a day putting together an iPhone in a factory in Zhengzhou, China. This complaint ended in the company suspending extra work hours for employees.

But on the bright side , Who wouldn’t want to work at Facebook. I’m really surprised Amazon isn’t here.

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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What Facebook’s $400M Giphy deal means for Gif and it’s users

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Facebook on the 15th of May sealed the acquisition of Giphy, a popular GIF bank site , for a reported price of USD 400 million with futurist plans to integrate it’s massive GIF library into Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp.

On any other day, this would call for some champagne and wine toast but those might have to be put on ice just yet.

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There are host of other apps and services which are direct Facebook competitors that rely on Giphy’s API for supplying Gifs on their platforms, including Twitter, Pinterest, Slack and more.

What does this mean for them? How about the creators? Is there a way they could come to a truce? What is Facebook going to do with 700million Giphy users?

Or better still put, Facebook’s terms for usage could now really kick them out without kicking ’em out…

Here’s how the problem might possibly set off

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With the new change, some of the other popular apps that rely on Giphy to let users share and post GIFs, including Apple’s iMessage, TikTok and Twitter, might not want to have a Facebook-owned platform integrated with their products moving forward.

Besides not wanting to rely on major competitors, Facebook has had issues with privacy and
reliability.

You don’t want to get your hands dirty with a Cambridge Anytica-kindof issues right…

Vishal Shah, Instagram’s VP of product already confirmed “People will still be able to upload GIFs; developers and API partners will continue to have the same access to Giphy’s APIs; and Giphy’s creative community will still be able to create great content,” but it’s only a case of when not if the vote of assurance really has an endpoint.

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Some companies are already closing the door

It’s quite obvious Twitter and Facebook has had a long rivalry for a while now.

For example, Instagram cut off Twitter’s ability to display its photos inside of tweets back in 2012, so sticking with Giphy might not even be in the cards for the social media app.

Besides Giphy, Twitter also relies on Tenor for GIFS. There could be a possibility that they could rely on that instead of Giphy.
Other apps like iMessage, Snapchat, TikTok, Tinder, Pinterest, Reddit and Trello hasn’t yet made statements regarding plans to change how they work with the GIF site.

However, apps like TikTok and Tinder offer the option to log in with your Facebook account so they might not be too concerned about Facebook’s acquisition.

Moving forward…

GIPHY for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Let’s be honest, ever since the
coronavirus outbreak, many OEMs have been on the lookout for any clear strategy to knock competitors off there peach.

Now social channels like Twitter, telegram and even Snapchat could drop support for the service at any moment after Facebook’s acquisition.

Besides not wanting to rely on a major competitor, Facebook has had issues with privacy and
reliability right from the off to the Cambridge Analytica issue .

The implications are very much evident but, who knows, this might be Facebook’s biggest win in 2020 yet or just one of those that gets thrown in the trashcan.

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Twitter announces new “Retweets with comments” feature for iOS

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Twitter is making it easier to keep track of quoted tweets by announcing a new way for its iOS users to see how people are reacting to their tweets.

In a tweet , Twitter announced the launch of the new feature. It said, “Now on iOS, you can see Retweets with comments all in one place.” To view them, tap on Retweets under your tweet.

Here, you will see two sections, one with comments and the other without comments. It will make it simpler for people to respond to their followers who used the “Retweet with comment” button on their tweet.

Known reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong had written just days ago that the feature was being tested on Android by Twitter.

Her post had displayed that the number of retweets and the number of retweets with comments will be shown separately under a tweet.

However, in the update shared by Twitter, it can be seen that the number of both types of retweets on a tweet is shown together under a tweet and segregation is done after tapping on the Retweets button.

This new feature comes 5 years after the Retweet with comment feature was launched to allow users to quote-tweet by embedding another tweet under their post. Before that, we all had to copy-paste the tweet URL that they wanted to quote.

Good old days though…

Twitter announces new  "Retweets with comments" feature for iOS 8

Now all you have to do is simply tap on Retweets under your Twitter post after which you will be able to see a list of all the retweets with comments making it easier for you to interact with your followers.

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