SRAX Recap: Google releases grammar tool for G suite, LinkedIn shares top-paying jobs in various countries, Volvo debuts new all-electric model

In this week’s digital news, Google to bring a new grammar suggestion tool to all G Suite customers, LinkedIn debuts new feature displaying top-paying jobs in multiple countries, Volvo reveals new all-electric sedan that rivals the Tesla Model 3, and more.

Google releases Grammar Suggestions tool for all G Suite customers

Starting March 5th, G Suite Basic, Business, and Enterprise customers will have access to a Grammar Suggestions tool. The Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool recognizes syntactical and stylistic errors and offers helpful suggestions to fix mistakes. In addition, Google plans on updating a separate AI tool that will spot spelling and grammatical errors faster than before. In essence, the Grammar Suggestion Tool helps professionals eliminate mistakes on their emails and documents before sending them to clients. The new tool will also pick up the slack by generating professional email responses using Smart Reply. Plus, the Tool acknowledges the different writing styles that align with other languages. This helps to eliminate possible communication confusion between business partners working in different countries.  

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LinkedIn now shows top-paying jobs in the U.S., U.K., and Canada

The “LinkedIn Salary” feature that estimates salary ranges for job openings within various career fields, is getting a major update. The popular social platform has increased its efforts and will offer even more insights on top-paying jobs in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. The new insight, dubbed as “Jobs Where You Could Make More Money,” shows users a list of ranked job openings in particular fields. This list also includes the companies’ median base salaries. The new insight is geared towards giving job seekers the tools to find a fitting job for themselves, and negotiate a fair salary compensation as well. LinkedIn expects its new insight feature to make its debut this upcoming summer. Along with 15 other new feature enhancements in tow.  

Volvo’s Polestar sedan takes on Tesla Model 3

With the debut of the Polestar, competition between Volvo and Tesla is heating up. Polestar, a subsidiary of Volvo, recently revealed the “Polestar 2” model, an all-electric sedan that seats five passengers and sits in the same price bracket as the Tesla 3. And, the fact that Polestar exists as a property of Geely Holding Group Co., the current largest domestic automaker in China, is a huge deal. Elon Musk announced recently that Tesla’s Chinese factory is still in the works, so Polestar certainly has a head start. Then it looks like these Volvo models will head to California, to compete for brand loyalty in the heart of electric car country.

The Polestar 2 will have an almost identical price range and battery-to-mile range to the Tesla Model 3s long-range version. However, and this is crucial, federal and state incentives will drop the Polestar 2 price down by $10,000 for California residents. Making the vehicle considerably cheaper than the comparable Tesla model.

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FedEx’s new autonomous robot begins delivering this summer

This summer, FedEx will test out their new Autonomous Delivery Robot technology. These delivery robots will cover home deliveries for various partner companies, ranging from Walmart to Pizza Hut. To create this robot, FedEx partnered up with Deka Development & Research Corp. Whose company founder invented the Segway stand-up scooter as well as the iBot stair-climbing wheelchair. The new delivery robot design is referred to as “a cooler on wheels.” There is a camera attached to help the robot avoid obstacles on roads and sidewalks, while moving at a speed of about 10 miles per hour. FedEx believes that the delivery robot could quickly become apart of their ‘SameDay’ service, that operates globally within 1,900 cities. Since various robotic delivery systems are hitting the market, FedEx hopes to also drive down costs of delivery gadgets and improve overall customer satisfaction.

Facebook to roll out ‘Clear History’ tool

Facebook announced that the release of their ‘Clear History’ feature will come sooner than expected. In a nutshell, the feature will allow users the option to prevent advertisers from accurately targeting them. The “GDPR-style privacy feature” was promised, in part, to cool the flames from the 2018 Cambridge Analytica scandal. The scandal enraged Facebook users and led to several privacy investigations. The clear history tool will allow users to erase information collected by third third-party apps and websites from previous years.

That being said, precise details on how the tool will work and appear have yet to be revealed. Last May when the tool’s development was first announced, Zuckerberg explained that it would work similarly to that of a typical clear browser method for internet browsers. All in all, this new feature is an interesting move for the company. It may lower sales in Facebook’s Ad Business, and user experience may suffer due to lack of accurate ad targeting. The social platform’s efforts to provide better security in spite of those losses is certainly admirable.

Published on March 1, 2019

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