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Is the Contract Worker Golden Age Coming to an End?

The ranks of America's independent contractors, freelancers, and temporary workers have swelled over the past years. Many companies have eagerly switched to a contract-based workforce. After all, using independent contractors allows corporations to avoid many of the costs and risks of employment -- by shifting them onto the worker.......

Thinking About Going Freelance? Read This First!

Freelance work has become more popular with business professionals thanks to an Internet connection, smartphone apps and affordable technology that all make working from home possible. If you want to become an independent contractor,...Show More Summary

Federal Judge Permits Uber Class Action

In a detailed, 68-page decision a federal district court in the Northern District of California permitted a class action to proceed against Uber on the question of whether drivers are employees or independent contractors. The decision, issued yesterday by Judge...

Fifth Montclair Film Fest Open For Submissions

The Montclair Film Festival began today seeking submissions in three competitive categories — fiction, documentary, and low-budget independent filmmaking — as well as for programs in six non-competitive categories including fiction, documentary, world cinema, short films, New Jersey film, and student filmmaking. Show More Summary

Life After Content Blocking

  By Jean-Louis Gassée Ad blocking started as an initiative by independent developers who wanted to improve our browsing experience. Now that at least one company, Apple, has made Content Blocking “official”, ad-supported publishing business models are in trouble. Show More Summary

TruSet Control on John Deere Combination Ripper

The John Deere 2730 Combination Ripper is now adjustable with the touch of a button on the new TruSet control. This industry-exclusive technology enables users to independently adjust depth or pressure settings for each operation on their 2730 Combination Ripper from the cab, on-the-go, for maximum agronomic results. Show More Summary

Online Pop-Up Spotlights One Food Maker Every 24 Hours

Tastemakr allows people to discover a new independent food maker, such as Vicky Graham and Vicky's Donuts, every day

GA: Transportation Key Issue for Area Disabled and Aging Population

Aug. 24--ALBANY -- During Monday's town hall meeting hosted by the Statewide Independent Living Council of Georgia (SILCGA) at the SOWEGA Council on Aging's Kay Hind Senior Life Enrichment Center, area citizens learned about a variety of issues

‘Labyrinth Of Lies’ Chosen To Represent Germany As The Official Submission For The Academy Awards

Giulio Ricciarelli’s Labyrinth of Lies has been chosen to represent Germany as its official submission for this year’s Academy Awards. The decision was reached by an independent jury appointed by German Films. Jury rep Dagmar Hirtz announced...Show More Summary

Congress asks FDA to fast forward safety education to growers

A coalition of Democratic and Independent members of Congress have asked the Food and Drug Administration to immediately implement specific training and outreach programs to help small growers and processors comply with upcoming food safety regulations.

‘Independent Lens’ Names New Executive Producer

The highly regarded PBS documentary series “Independent Lens” has named a new executive producer. Writing in Variety, Brian Steinberg reports that the show has elevated Lois Vossen to the post. Vossen is a longtime supervisor on the series, and was...

Indie Label Veteran Names To Head Universal Music Canada

Universal Music Group announced that they have named independent label veteran Jeffrey Remedios as President and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Canada, effective September 21. Jeffery Remedios will succeed Randy Lennox as President and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Canada. Lennox has been appointed President of Entertainment Production...

ProTexting Joins Independent Retailer Conference at Interbike as Sponsor

Parker, CO – August 24, 2015 – The largest annual gathering of bicycle industry professionals in North America, the Interbike International Bicycle Exposition, will welcome the Independent Retailer Conference presented by Brightpearl at their upcoming September 2015 expo. Show More Summary

CHANGES @ Ole • NYU’s Steinhardt School • ICM • Genius • ASCAP • A2IM • APA • More

There were CHANGES across the music business spectrum last week including inpublishing, education, booking agencies, trade groups, media and more. Here's the latest lowdown: ole, the independent rights management company, announced today that Mike Whelan has joined the company’s Nashville office as Senior Director, Creative. He joins from Sony Music...

The Energy Gang Chats With Senator Angus King on Distributed Energy: "This Is Where the Future Is Going" [PODCAST]

If there’s any concept that can cut through politics of distributed energy, it’s “personal energy independence.” Some utilities may not like the idea, but many supporters believe it’s a helpful way to frame policies supporting solar, storage and microgrids, both nationally and locally. read more

AMIA Film Preservation Conference: Speakers Warn That Indie Films Are in “Danger”

“There are a lot of independent filmmakers who believe their films are fine – and they’re not,” warned The Film Foundation’s Jennifer Ahn. read more

Trumpet-Blowing and Other Necessary Evils of Our Self-Promoting Culture

"But enough about me, let's talk about you... what do YOU think of me?" -- Beaches, 1988 I originally wrote this post from the standpoint of independent authors, certainly one group very much at the mercy of our Rube Goldbergesque self-promotional models of hyper-media 2015. Show More Summary


Indian airport becomes world's first to run entirely on solar energy Rose Toup Buchanan, 21 August 2015 (UK Independent) “An Indian airport has become the world’s first to run entirely on solar energy…Cochin International Airport, in...Show More Summary

Jo Ellen Green Kaiser: Do independent news outlets have a blind spot when it comes to ethnic media?

Last May, I attended a retreat on independent journalism with the hope of bringing more infrastructural support to the field. I came out of that convening, however, with the realization that the very way we talk about independent journalism contains an unspoken racial bias — a bias we need to correct. In some ways, the...

Poilice Shooting

Just a little while ago: A person was shot by Chicago Police late Thursday in the South Chicago neighborhood.The shooting happened about 10:20 p.m. near the intersection of 91st Street and Commercial Avenue, according to Independent Police Review Authority spokesman Larry Merritt. Show More Summary

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