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Facebook will stop recommending civic and political groups

The social network wants to ensure that “the communities with which people connect are healthy and positive.”
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Mark Zuckerberg made a post commenting on four topics that Facebook will focus on this year. And within the topic “communities” he explained that the social network will stop recommending civic and political groups.
According to the businessman, the platform must ensure that “the communities with which people connect are healthy and positive.” Likewise, he explained that one way to do it is by “knocking down” groups that include their rules against issues “such as violence or hate speech.”
In the post, he also explained that although they do not violate their rules, there are groups that “possibly do not want to encourage people to join.” Zuckerberg said as an example they stopped recommending civic and political groups in the United States before the elections.
“We continue to fine-tune how this works, but now we plan to keep civic and political groups out of the long-term recommendations, and we plan to expand that policy globally,” he said.
They are also making the decision to reduce the political content in the news section. However, he made it clear that people will have the freedom to join political groups if they wish.
“Often these (political groups) can be important and useful. They can be ways of organizing grassroots movements, speaking out against injustice, or learning from people with different perspectives ”.

I just shared our community update and quarterly results. There are four big themes I’m focused on for the year ahead: …
Posted By Mark Zuckerberg On Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021

Bill Gates warns that a next pandemic could be 10 times worse

The Microsoft co-founder explained that humanity is not prepared for the next pandemics. He also commented on how we could deal with them.
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Bill gates He warned that an upcoming pandemic could be 10 times worse and that humanity is not prepared for it. He also insisted that people must learn the lesson that COVID-19 is giving us, according to a quote from the RT portal to an interview with the tycoon for a German media .
According to the billionaire, “we are not prepared for the next pandemic,” in the same way he hopes that this situation will change in a couple of years and indicated the axes of opportunity such as drugs, tests, vaccines, epidemiology, and follow-up.
“This pandemic is bad, but a future pandemic could be 10 times more serious,” said the magnate, who urged governments to protect their citizens against possible new diseases.
On the other hand, the philanthropist said that if this pandemic had developed five years ago, the world would not have had a vaccine in such a short time, while congratulating scientists for achieving such rapid progress in the development of the injection .
He also called on the rulers to avoid vaccination nationalism and to distribute the vaccine fairly.
Gates explains that “stopping the next pandemic will require spending tens of billions of dollars a year.” Image: Michael Cohen | Getty Images
This is not the first time that Gates has warned of future illnesses, in an interview with the Financial Times via Skype on April 2, 2020 , the businessman said that this coronavirus pandemic was the “largest event that many people will experience in his entire life, “and he prevented that a similar viral outbreak will likely occur” every 20 years or so . ”
Similarly, in a post on his foundation’s blog , written in conjunction with his wife Melinda Gates, the billionaire stated that “the unfortunate reality is that COVID-19 may not be the last pandemic. We do not know when the next one will arrive, or if it will be a flu, a coronavirus or some new disease that we have never seen before. But what we do know is that we cannot allow ourselves to be caught off guard again. The threat of the next pandemic will always be over our heads, unless the world takes steps to prevent it. ”
What should we do to prevent the next pandemic according to Bill Gates?
“The world needs to double investments in R&D (research and development),” as well as develop entirely new capabilities that do not yet exist.
Gates explains that “stopping the next pandemic will require spending tens of billions of dollars a year” and comments that the estimate of global expenditures for the COVID-19 pandemic is approximately 28 trillion dollars.
The co-founder of Microsoft encouraged governments to continue investing in the scientific tools that are helping us in the current crisis “even after COVID-19 is behind us.”
Finally, Gates hopes that in the next few years “mega-diagnostic platforms” can be developed, which can assess up to 20% of the population each week.
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Surface Pro-7: In this commercial, Microsoft makes a “mocking” comparison of Apple's Macbook Pro

The firm emphasizes all the benefits and advantages that the new Surface Pro-7 has, provided a comparison with the Macbook Pro, claims to be more accessible and emphasizes its touch screen.
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Microsoft published an advertisement for the Surface Pro 7, a device that can be transformed into a laptop or desktop PC, also into an electronic tablet, and makes a comparison with its rival, Apple’s MacBook Pro.
The commercial consists of a young man who makes comparisons of the characteristics of both electronic devices, highlighting the attributes of Microsoft’s design and criticizing the other, especially wondering, “The Mac gave me this little bar, why can’t they give me a screen? full touch? ”
On the other hand, it highlights the difference that the Surface Pro has a detachable keyboard and exposes it as a powerful device for running all kinds of applications and much more suitable for video games.
In addition, the actor begins by mentioning that the Microsoft product contains a digital pen.
In the end, he compares the prices of both products, that of a Macbook Pro of $ 1,299 dollars and that of a Surface Pro $ 890 dollars.
The technology company inaugurated its advertising video at halftime of an NFL broadcast, that is why at the end the logo of the United States professional American football league appears, although it is worth mentioning that they have generated a bit of controversy on the fact that it insists on its strategy that launches “provocations” at the rival company.
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The One Life Hack Every High Performer Masters

How to “raise necessity” in your professional and personal life to reach peak performance.
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After reading a chapter on the idea of “raising necessity” in CEO of the High Performance Institute, Brendon Burchard’s, book High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way I began to consider the ways I have, or have not, applied the idea of refusing to sit around HOPING things happen, but rather getting them done because I HAVE to. 
Making milestones mandatory
The truth is you don’t have to do anything: You’re not required to get out of bed, improve your relationships, or show up for work. With the flip side being: Why wouldn’t you want to excel in everything you do?
This is the deciding factor that largely separates high performers from everyone else. It is the drive that makes success a must rather than a desire. They don’t sit around hoping for problems to fix themselves. They get working because there is no other option. 
Being able to prioritize or “raise necessity” when change comes, is what gives them control. Those who internalize this in their behaviors score at the top level on the High Performers Index in several different categories: They find their curiosity enjoyable, deepen themselves in understanding, then perform at their fullest at any given moment.
Related: Don’t Set Goals, Set Standards
Learn to recognize roadblocks
High performers use deadlines to create exigency and thrive off prioritizing what is important, when it’s important and why they must constantly remind themselves of their goals. Thus, they build their surroundings to fit a positive, productive environment while stripping themselves of any negative or conflictive relationships. Because, in their minds, there is no other choice. They have a necessity. You are only as extraordinary as you make yourself and your obligations. Do what is important to you, determine your musts, and commit to accomplishing your dreams. There is greater confidence, success and happiness that comes with the power of necessity. 
Raising necessity means taking performance to a higher level than what you’ve ever done in your life but, like most things in life, it’s all easier said than done…
Related: 8 Traits to Have a Winning Mindset
Applying the practice by punishing my body
While visiting Kona for the Half Iron Man a few years ago, several CEO colleagues invited me to participate. I had never even run a marathon and this was now eight weeks away. I decided I needed to challenge myself. As a result: I decided to tell my peers I’d enter the damn thing. Was my necessity raised? Incredibly. Off the charts. I now had eight weeks to prepare. Raising necessity means setting and committing to goals. What are you doing to improve yourself emotionally, with your family, your business and your physical well-being? I challenge you to raise the standards for yourself to do more than you’ve ever done before.
Did I finish the Kona Half Iron Man? Yes, and it was one of the best experiences of my life. These are a few things that have inspired me to raise necessity in my life and I hope they’ve inspired you to do the same. 
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They tighten Traffic Regulations in CDMX and launch protection plan for cyclists

The new measures include attention to victims of traffic events and the strengthening of sanctions for private vehicles and public transport units.
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In order to strengthen road safety and combat impunity for injuries and deaths caused in vehicular traffic, the Government of the capital chose to tighten the Traffic Regulations in CDMX and launch the Cyclist Protection Plan. According to Andrés Lajous Loaeza, Secretary of Mobility:

“Its objective is to combat impunity regarding the cases and traffic events that have already happened and that affect the victims and the victims’ families. We speak of impunity regarding the traffic violations that are committed, impunity regarding the operation of public transport when it is out of order ”.

It is worth mentioning that this program was carried out taking into account the conversations that were held with various organizations focused on road safety and with relatives of those who were victims of traffic events. Thanks to this, the new actions contemplate the following
1. Attention to victims and follow-up of cases
This point considers the creation of a care protocol for traffic events; as well as the participation of the CDMX Attorney General’s Office (FGJ), Mobility Secretariat (Semovi), Citizen Security Secretariat (SSC) and the CDMX Center for Command, Control, Computation, Communications and Citizen Contact (C5 ).
It also includes the creation of the Interinstitutional Monitoring Commission to maintain the “monitoring of care and status of cases derived from a traffic event based on the competencies of each agency.” The review of issues related to Road Safety will also remain and the sanctions will be strengthened.
2. Violations of drivers and toughening in the Traffic Regulations
In this second part, the reform of the CDMX Traffic Regulations was proposed. One of the most prominent modifications will be related to the breathalyzer. With it, the possibility of the offender’s companion removing the vehicle will be removed, so the car will go directly to the corral.
Also, foreign vehicles that have more than four unattended penalties will be sent to warehouses. On the other hand, an operation called Carousel will be carried out. This will be in charge of monitoring speed control and will be implemented from Friday to Sunday in 27 roads in the country’s capital.
3. Greater regulation of public transport
In this last point a legal reform related to insurance is contemplated. The purpose is that all public transport units have third party protection. In addition, the issuance of sanctions to public transport drivers who are involved in traffic events is considered. Penalties will include license cancellations, concession revocation, and suspensions of up to 30 days.
According to the secretary, these measures involve the participation of various institutions related to road safety, a reform of the Traffic Regulations and two legislative reforms that will be presented to the Congress of Mexico City.
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Coca-Cola with coffee, the brand's new line

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After a long wait, Coca- Cola with Coffee is available in the United States. It comes in three flavors: vanilla, caramel, and dark blend . In addition, a zero version has also been launched, without sugar or calories.
In the summer, few were lucky enough to try it in the limited edition. However, now whichever flavor you choose, each 12-ounce can contains 69 mg of caffeine. That’s twice what a standard can of Coke and half a cup of coffee have, 95 mg. Plus, they each have 70 calories.

JUST IN: @CocaCola launches Coca-Cola with Coffee in cans in Dark Blend, Vanilla and Caramel and Coca-Cola with Coffee Zero Sugar in Dark Blend and Vanilla.Predicting this will be one of Coca-Cola’s biggest success stories. Drink is fantastic. pic.twitter.com/ctVpjV34KN
– Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 25, 2021
On the other hand, the drink will have real coffee, specifically, from Brazil.
“Many people are torn between having a coffee or a soda in the afternoon, at work, school or when they are traveling,” said Brandan Strickland, director of Coca-Cola, in a press release.
If you are wondering about the price, Coca Cola with coffee sells for 2.32 dollars (46.81 Mexican pesos), approximately.
This is not the first time this product has been launched on the market. The United States is the 50th country to have it. In 2018, Japan was the first to test it. The company says the recipe is tailored to each country to “meet local tastes.”
Although the hype for the new product is strong, it is not the first time that it has been tried. Coca Cola Blak was launched in 2006, but two years later it was discontinued because they said the drink had an unpleasant aftertaste.

Some of us still remember the last time they tried this pic.twitter.com/JCYJPiWL7Z
– Fiske (Renegades 2-1) (@Fiskeha) January 25, 2021
At the moment, it is not yet known when it will arrive in Mexico.

This Entrepreneur Is Working to Create a Simple Answer to a Tough Question We All Must Face

January 28, 2021 4 min read
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In this ongoing series, we are sharing advice, tips and insights from real entrepreneurs who are out there doing business battle on a daily basis. (Answers have been edited and condensed for clarity.)
Who are you and what’s your business?
I am Jack Hamilton, founder of KindredBox.com, an end of life planning software. We help individuals and families prepare for the unexpected by organizing and securely storing information needed when they pass away. If something happened to you tomorrow, would your spouse, children or others know where to find your important information? Would they know who to contact? Would they know your final wishes and funeral requests? We know these are not always the easiest things to discuss, but it is more difficult to leave your loved ones without having a plan. 
Related: How This 18-Year-Old High School Student Built a 6-Figure Social Media Consulting Business
What makes your product unique?
Our team of developers, designers and storage/security experts created a simple format that our users can complete quickly and is focused on 4 main areas to help pick up the pieces after a loss.
1. People to contact (insurance agent, accountant, financial planner, neighbor, etc.)
2. Accounts (digital/social, utilities, financial, etc.)
3. Important documents (will & trust, insurance policies, tax returns, etc.)
4. After I’m gone (letters to loved ones, final wishes, care instructions for pets, etc.)
Most importantly, the above information is securely stored and only shared with those you designate access to once your death has been validated.What inspired you to create this product? What was your “aha moment”?
In January 2014, I was in a meeting with a dozen CEOs discussing what our families would do if we didn’t make it home that day. Not one person in the room had clearly documented their important information in an accessible way for their family. Since that day I have lost a number of close friends and family unexpectedly.  Each passing left their immediate family scrambling for information. I created KindredBox to help families avoid this painful process during what is already a very difficult time in their life.  Knowing how easy and important this process is now, I truly believe that it is irresponsible of us not to have a plan in place for our family.
Related: How a Personal Mess Became a Passionate Message for This EntrepreneurWhat advice would you give entrepreneurs looking for funding?
Start local (when possible) and expand from there. I found that investors like to support companies located in their backyard. Also, look for investors who are interested in your space. They will feel more comfortable and you will get more value from them as they can help with connections and experience.
What’s your advice for preparing for a pitch?
Put yourself in the investor’s shoes and think about what is most important to them.  Keep it short and focus on what makes you and your business solve an issue that others are willing to pay for.  Highlight your team and make sure your potential investor is confident in the people building the company.  Lastly, do your homework… know your numbers and your competition.  
What has been your biggest challenge during the pandemic and how did you pivot to overcome it?
Death has typically been a topic most like to avoid discussing.  We are unfortunately living in a world where we see death in every other news headline.  For us, the pandemic has created more awareness around end of life planning and we are seeing a big surge in new customers.
Related: Covid Sucks. Here’s What This Entrepreneur Is Doing to Make Schools Safe.
What does the word “entrepreneur” mean to you?
My definition of “entrepreneur” is the exchange of risk and hard work for the opportunity to control your own future.
Describe your company culture and how you helped shape it.
Company culture during a pandemic is a challenge for obvious reasons. Our culture is based on collaboration, positivity and empathy.  All three of these have been crucial during a crazy year!
Is there a particular quote or saying that you use as personal motivation? Explain how it inspires you.
“Work hard and be nice to people.” These are two things that I know I can control every day.  I don’t want to look back on my life and regret not working as hard as I could have or not being kind to others.

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