Uber Ruling in France Boosts Gig Workers’ Rights

France’s highest appeals court ruled that a former Uber Technologies Inc. driver should be recognized as an employee rather than as an independent contractor, putting France ahead of other efforts around the world to give gig-economy workers the ability to demand broader employment benefits. The decision–which can’t be appealed–appears to be the first from a… Continue reading Uber Ruling in France Boosts Gig Workers’ Rights

Balancing Thailand’s Healthcare Resources: Ageing, Declining Population, and Medical Tourism

It’s been known for decades that Thailand is the home to the world’s most capable doctors and healthcare staff who can offer the best services, unlikely to be found anywhere else. Many famous Thai doctors have received their medical training in Western countries at renowned medical schools and institutions. They have accumulated their knowledge and… Continue reading Balancing Thailand’s Healthcare Resources: Ageing, Declining Population, and Medical Tourism

Airbnb and Sports: a Winning Combination

People who rent out properties on Airbnb have earned an estimated US$150 million from some of the biggest sporting events around the world, according to new data released by the accommodation sharing platform. Forty-four percent of Airbnb hosts surveyed globally say they have hosted guests travelling for a sporting event, the company said.

Blockchain Meets Education

Blockchain technology is rapidly gaining favour for its exemplary cybersecurity capabilities. Blockchain-enabled security development has become a paramount goal in industries such as finance and banking, supply chain and logistics, and healthcare. Beyond cryptocurrency and other existing use cases, blockchain can also make a huge difference in the lives of students.

Silicon Valley’s Next Big Office Idea: ‘Work From Anywhere’

Tech companies once wooed talent with over-the-top campuses. Now they are looking to keep workers happy by offering flexibility Four years ago, Aaron Levie moved Box Inc., the fast-growing cloud-computing company he co-founded, into a new, red-brick building with its logo on the facade. Box decked it out with all the trappings of Silicon Valley:… Continue reading Silicon Valley’s Next Big Office Idea: ‘Work From Anywhere’

Microsoft to let Employees ‘Work from Home’ Permanently

Software giant Microsoft will let employees work from home permanently if they choose to, US media reported, becoming the latest employer to expand work from home provisions prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic. US tech news website The Verge said most Microsoft employees are still at home as the health crisis drags on, and the company… Continue reading Microsoft to let Employees ‘Work from Home’ Permanently

Qatar Airways to Reinstate Flights to Phuket, Thailand

Qatar Airways currently operates 14-weekly Bangkok-Doha flights, and will resume two-weekly Phuket-Doha flights beginning 4 December 2020 and increasing to 7-weekly from 10 December 2020.* Thai passengers can enjoy more flexible travel options via the most connected and Best Airport in the Middle East, Hamad International Airport.

Gig Economy Workers will keep Working through the Coronavirus. They have No Choice.

In Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death,” the kingdom of Prince Prospero has been hit by a terrible plague. After the Red Death has killed half the population, Prospero summons “a thousand hale and lighthearted friends from among the knights and dames of his court” to a secluded abbey, well-provisioned with resources… Continue reading Gig Economy Workers will keep Working through the Coronavirus. They have No Choice.

ICONSIAM selected Best Designed Development in the world

ICONSIAM selected Best Designed Development in the world by International Council of Shopping Centers Secures place among the world’s most iconic projects as one of few ever to receive top development design awards from three of world’s most respected international retail and property development associations