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How Verizon Created an Award-Winning Virtual Internship Program

Last year, Verizon transformed its internship program to be fully remote. Here’s how they created a rewarding experience for students and managers.

Digitally Divided: Zoom-less Rural America Looks to Close Broadband Gap

Poor investments and service monopolies have blocked many Americans from high-speed internet access. Renewed interest in boosting broadband might finally bridge the access gap.

Thinking of Using a SPAC to Go Public? Here's What to Consider

“I know more people that have a SPAC than have COVID” is a common refrain among finance professionals these days. So what’s driving the spike? Is a SPAC IPO right for your company?

People, Product, and Technology: A Beginner’s Guide to Engineering Management

What makes a successful engineering manager? Success usually depends on how managers lead their people, product, and technology. In this article, we examine what it takes to get started and progress in the engineering manager role.

Reduce Boilerplate Code With Scala Macros and Quasiquotes

The concise syntax of Scala usually helps developers avoid writing boilerplate. When repetitive code is required anyway, developers can use macros and quasiquotes to keep code clean and maintainable. Here's how.

How to Define a Brand Voice for Maximum Impact

A company’s brand voice is its unique demeanor and style of delivery, and it shapes every customer interaction. How can companies define brand voice guidelines that inspire ongoing trust?

Prioritizing Health Pros' Pain Points in Connected Medical Device Design

In life-or-death situations, Internet of Medical Things-enabled devices are helpful only if healthcare professionals are willing to use them.

How Roblox Became One of Gaming’s Hottest Companies

Roblox Corp. is an online gaming company with no history of blockbuster titles and whose biggest market is preteens. Yet, after its IPO in mid-March, the company’s value surpassed industry stalwart Electronic Arts Inc. So what’s the secret to its success?

How to Improve App Settings UX

Well-designed settings panels allow users to tailor apps to their needs and help companies lower customer-support costs. What techniques ensure effortless settings UX?

Why Companies Shouldn’t Reintroduce All Travel Post-COVID-19

With health and safety concerns for workers, and liability and logistical concerns for companies, it’s just not worth returning to the operational status quo.

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