Miss Manners: I get distracted by background noise during business calls.

Dear Miss MannersThe pandemic has changed life in many ways, perhaps permanently. One change that is getting on my nerves is basic phone etiquette. While many of us are working from home, it’s common to be in business while listening to dogs barking, babies crying or washing up in the background. One of my co-workers seems to only call me while she’s eating her lunch. I guess these callers have no idea how distracting these sounds are. I had to ask a client to call me while he was at…

Meet the MBA Class of 2024: Tanya Agarwal, London Business School

“An award-winning theater producer with a passion for exploring how mass media can be used to promote social change.” Hometown: London, UK Fun fact about yourself: I once vaccinated 250 pigeons a day for an outdoor theater show. Primary school and primary; Durham University, UK – History (BA) Mountview Academy of Theater Arts, Creative Producing (MA) Most recent employer and job title: Manufacturer, Payne Plow What makes London a good place to get an MBA degree? London is such a vibrant business center where the opportunities for work, study and…

Tesla’s camera-only vision helps driver technology without sensors

It was recently announced that Tesla will be removing sensors for its vehicles. This suggests that the automaker will rely solely on camera-based vision for its self-driving technology. Here’s some discussion of how this works for Tesla. The sensors will disappear from new Model 3 and Model Y vehicles sold in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Taiwan starting this month, before they roll out globally, Tesla’s announcement read. It plans to phase out the sensors in its Model S and Model X cars next year. Tesla says the…

Lake Martin business prepares for increased traffic after low water levels.

ELMORE COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) – Water will start flowing out of Lake Martin in a few days. The lake’s dam generates hydroelectric power for Alabama Power. “There is a requirement by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to lower the water,” said Jody McGirt with the Lake Martin Resource Association. Failure happens with every failure. This year, the process starts on October 15, which means that those who want to visit the lake should make the most of the next two days. As autumn begins its journey, the lake sees less…

SaaS platform Clickkit saves restaurant kitchens from “tablet hell” • TechCrunch

The proliferation of delivery services gives customers more options, but also means chaos for restaurants that need to manage orders across multiple apps and channels. Many kitchens handle this by fitting multiple appliances at once, one for each application. Clickit wants to save Southeast Asian food businesses from “tablet hell” by aggregating order data from all apps into one platform. The Singapore-based startup has come out of stealth mode with $2 million in pre-seed funding. The round was co-led by Global Founders Capital and Wavemaker Partners, with participation from Gentry…

Tiburon helps businesses recover from the pandemic

Tiburon is giving more than $100,000 to the city’s business and tourism organizations to supplement lost revenue during the Covid-19 pandemic. The City Council last month voted unanimously to split $103,736 between the Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and Destination Tiburon. The amount is determined by the temporary residence tax revenue collected by the city, which is allocated annually to the companies. The money was provided to the city by the American Savings Plan Act. The council voted on the issue on September 21. The city received $907,772 in property…

Press Digest – British Business – October 7

Oct 7 (Reuters) – The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and cannot be verified for their accuracy. The Times – The Prince and Princess of Wales arrive in Northern Ireland for the first time since the Queen’s death as they take on the challenges and responsibilities of their new titles. – The Bank of England was forced to intervene in the bond market last week to prevent a fire sale of about 50 billion pounds ($55.75 billion)…

Lynchburg is recovering from Covid as business sales and tourism reach new heights.

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WBJ) – Lynchburg’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism released its 2022 annual report, which showed $1.5 million in business sales in the city. One business said it changed their business model and helped them survive the pandemic. “To have a better process in the delivery system, we changed a lot. People now come and eat more. When the epidemic started, wherever they ate, they had to wait for the mask until the food came out. David Kang, general manager of Mizumi Japanese Bistro and Moon Tea in…

The cause of the LaPorte commercial fire is under investigation

LAPORTE, Ind. (WNDU) – Although most of the danger is out, firefighters doused some hot spots under the rubble of a LaPorte business Thursday. According to the fire chief, the water still stored in the building did not have any effect on the fire caused by the hand sanitizer. Many of the hot spots that are still smoking are places where firefighters have decided to let the fire burn easily. They are keeping a close eye on them to make sure the fire is contained. “Protecting that water tower yesterday…

Everything You Wanted to Know About Google’s Fall 2022 Event (But Were Afraid to Ask) • TechCrunch

To get TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3pm PDT; Register here. Hello again! Wondering if you have a choice between “Friday Eve”, “Pre-Friday” or just sticking with Thursday? We’re leaning very gently towards Little Friday, but tweet us your favorite post-hump day monikers! – Christine And came TechCrunch’s Top 3 Made by Google: Brian And other groups of consumer tech fans filed 14 stories (!) related to today’s Google crash event, so head over to the Big Tech Inc. section for more.…