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Polarity Attended ”Floral Whisper Along the Silk Road”

If you are following our blog you already know that Polarity Technologies‘ team last evening was about to attend a Chinese cultural event, called ”Floral Whisper Along the Silk Road”.

Our overall impression was excellent, since the event exceeded our expectations. It was very well organized and very pleasant.

We arrived at Hilton Park Hotel at 19:30 where Chinese hostesses in Qipao  escorted us to the room entrance.  A group of musicians were playing Chinese Folk Music right outside the room and a Chinese girl placed branded lapel pins on our clothing. We were even asked to put our signatures on the big foam board that was placed behind. Wow, such a warm welcome!

 

 

During the event we watched some very unique performances from Chinese Artists. We got impressed! All of the performances was demonstrating aspects of the Chinese culture and history.

 

The event ended with cocktail, networking and dance.

More details in regards to the aim of event you may find in our previous post. If you enjoy reading our news follow  Polarity Technologies Ltd on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

We Can’t Wait For Tonight

Here in Polarity Technologies Ltd we love learning about foreign cultures and interacting with people of different ethnic backgrounds. Since Polarity Technologies‘ mother company is located in Beijing, we have a particular interest in Chinese culture and we embrace every opportunity to get familiarized with Chinese history, mentality and language.

Considering this, you can probably understand how excited we got when our Mandarin teacher Meimei Han invited us to the “Floral Whisper Along the Silk Road”; a cultural event aiming to promote cooperation and communication between Chinese cities and countries along the Maritime Silk Road.

The event will take place tonight in Nicosia as part of its international tour, which will be completed in three years from now. The first stop of the tour was Sri Lanka, and was held on the 21st of September.  The event is hosted by the Administration of culture, Radio, Film, Television, Press and Publication of Guangzhou Municipality.

Polarity’s team can’t wait. We will keep you updated with photos and details.

If you enjoy learning about Polarity‘s little adventures, stay tuned. Follow  Polarity Technologies Ltd on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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Twitter Warns Direct Messages Were Exposed

According to BBC, Twitter has told an undisclosed number of users their private messages may have been leaked to third-parties for more than a year.

Polarity Technologies Ltd learned that the software “bug”, which has since been fixed, involved direct messages between users and businesses that offer customer services via Twitter.

Affected users are being notified via a message that appeared when opening the app or logging on to Twitter’s website.

“The issue has persisted since May 2017,” Twitter said.

The company said it had resolved the issue immediately upon discovering it, on 10 September.

The company did not say precisely how many users it had notified, but said in a statement it amounted to fewer than 1% of its total users.

The network has 335m monthly active users, according to the firm’s latest figures, published in July.

Read the full article from BBC.  For the latest tech news follow Polarity Technologies Ltd on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Instagram.

Keep Yourself Productive on a Friday Afternoon

Polarity Technologies Ltd shares with you few tricks that will keep you productive on a Friday Afternoon.

1. Create a To-Do List of the following week. Having everything planned ahead will make your upcoming Monday much more easy.

2. Exercise. If you don’t have a Treadmill Desk yet, it’s time to get one.

3. Order a Freddo Espresso. A double one. A large piece of Chocolate Cake may also help. To minimize guilt, you can have it while walking on the treadmill.

4. Organize your Work Area. A messy workspace can be distracting. Get your desk ready for the following week.

5. Clear your Emails

For more useful tips and articles follow Polarity Technologies Ltd  on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Instagram.

Cyprus is a Small Paradise. Polarity is Located in the Heart

Blue Sky, Sunny Weather, Beautiful Beaches, Quality Food and Warm People. This is Cyprus.

Polarity Technologies Ltd shares with you some factors that make this place unique.

People: Hospitality, accompanied by authentic smiles and friendly faces, is what characterizes Greek Cypriot people. Loyal to family bonds, traditions and culture, lovers of nice food and endless entertainment, Cypriots are friendly and approachable.

Language: Although the official languages are Greek and Turkish, English is also widely used as a communication language when it comes to business transactions and everyday conversations with people from overseas.

Education: In Cyprus, there is a great tendency for people to become educated, hence the great majority of the population studies at least one degree at a national or an international university. Interestingly enough, the literacy rate in Cyprus is 99% with the university graduates being more per capita than anywhere else in Europe.

Nightlife: In the summertime fun takes a whole new meaning here in Cyprus. Fun music, non-stop dancing, exclusively made drinks, great weather, amazing people and funky clubs located on the beach: What else would you ask for a magical night on the island?

Culture: With a History of more than 10.000 years, Cyprus is here to amaze with its unique art and culture. Hundreds of historical monuments, art galleries and theatrical performances are ready to unravel the long cultural and historical character of the island.

Food: People in Cyprus value quality food, as they themselves are raised in an island wherein delicious Mediterranean food is offered. The famous “Meze”, a wide selection of small, delicious dishes is best enjoyed “halara” (with a slow pace) with a pleasant company and a nice glass of a well-known traditional Cyprus wine.

If you haven’t booked your tickets yet, maybe it’s time. At HeartCyprus  you will find all the information you need.

Here at Polarity we love International Food… Today we had Armenian!

If you follow Polarity’s Blog you may already know that every Monday and Wednesday the staff of Polarity Technologies Ltd gets complimentary lunch.

As a team we are incredibly adventurous when it comes to food and we love trying various dishes. Our office’s central location offers unlimited options in regards to food. Today we have tasted Armenian dishes! Armenian cuisine is fantastic and we absolutely love it here in Polarity Technologies Ltd. Our friends from Avo, prepared some delicious Lahmajun, Kibbeh and Falafel for us.

Complimentary Lunch is only one of the countless perks Polarity offers to its employees. Travelling, Parties, Excursions, Outings, Activities and Endless Fun are included in the list.

If you think our culture is cool, stay tuned. Follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Instagram for future job openings.

No Language Gap for Us

People from China visit Polarity Technologies quite often. Moreover, our team members travel every once in a while to Beijing. That’s because Polarity’s mother company, Genimous, is located there. The days we interact with Genimous are fun, and remain memorable for a very long time.

So we already have few very good reasons to learn Mandarin.

Today was our 9th Chinese lesson. This was our first Mandarin class after the summer break and we were very excited to get back into learning. There is no doubt that Chinese culture and long history are super-interesting. Learning the language though is a bit of a challenge. But in Polarity Technologies Ltd we love challenges, that’s why we’ve accepted this BIG one on the first place.

If you like foreign cultures, travelling and big challenges stay tuned. Follow  Polarity Technologies Ltd on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram for future job openings.

 

 

 

Amazon is Investigating Claims that Employees Deleted Reviews and Sold Sales Data

Polarity Technologies Ltd learned from The Verge that The Wall Street Journal published a report which revealed that sellers have bribed Amazon employees to get access to internal sales data or to delete negative reviews, and that the company has launched an investigation into the practice.

According to the report, middlemen use social media sites like WeChat to track down Amazon employees, offering them cash to turn over internal information or to delete negative reviews. The WSJ also reports that it costs roughly $300 to take down a bad review, with brokers “[demanding] a five-review minimum” per transaction. Amazon employees have also been asked to provide e-mail addresses of customers who left negative reviews, or to provide sales information to give sellers an edge against their competitors. To combat the behavior, an Amazon spokesperson told the WSJ that it has implemented “systems to restrict and audit what employees can access.”

Read the full article from The Verge.

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What Happened Yesterday at ”Escape the Room”

As you may have already read at a previous article of our blog, Polarity Technologies’ team has planned to play the escape game.

An escape room, is a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategy to complete the objectives at hand. Players are given a set time limit to unveil the secret plot which is hidden within the rooms.

The game Polarity Technologies has chosen to play was called ”The Mission”. A missile was about to be launched and target our headquarters. Polarity Technologies’ mission was to enter the underground control room  and stop the launch. None of us has played any escape game before, therefore when we entered the room it took us a while to figure out what we were supposed to do.

As soon as we solved the first riddle, things got easier…But not as easy as we hoped. The important thing is that we were cheering  each other on after every small win, we came closer through collaboration and we had an awesome time together. The night ended with dinner and drinks at Bastione.

If you are a team player who loves games, stay tuned for future job openings. Meanwhile, you can learn about Polarity’s little adventures on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

 

Finding Datasets Just Got A Whole Lot Easier Thanks To Google

Just last week, Google released a new type of search engine specifically designed around the idea of helping people find data. It’s named “Dataset Search” and essentially it provides easy access to millions of datasets across thousands of data repositories on the web. Dataset Search is currently for everyone to use with easy access. Google stated the benefits this new launch specifically has for journalists and data scientists “To enable easy access to this data, we launched Dataset Search, so that scientists, data journalists, data geeks, or anyone else can find the data required for their work and their stories, or simply to satisfy their intellectual curiosity.” According to Search Engine Journal, this new Google engine search is largely dependent on the schema markup for dataset providers that was rolled out in July.

Dataset Search is available in multiple languages and works just like any other search engine. Just type in what you’re looking for and Google will return relevant datasets. For more awesome industry news, be sure to check out Polarity’s page on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

 

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