Remote Working and Tech Payments

Remote Working and Tech Payments

Remote working has been on the rise since the start of the pandemic for the past two years.

For technologists, the ability to work from anywhere has opened new opportunities. Technologist now have the chance to re-establish some vital work-life balance.

The question is; has widespread remote work also helped equalize tech salaries between geographies?

In our tech recap this week, we look at Remote working and tech payments and Amazon’s latest feature.

We also share the latest in Metaverse and what to expect from Apple’s upcoming event.

 Is Remote Work Shrinking the ‘Geography Gap’ in Tech Pay?

For decades, a “geography gap” ensured that technologists in major tech hubs such as Silicon Valley and New York City often earned more than their professional colleagues in smaller towns such as Kansas City or Phoenix.

A handful of factors went into the gap, including major tech hubs’ extraordinary cost of living, the presence of high-paying companies, and relative demand for certain tech skills.

According to some number-crunching by Protocol, remote work has indeed narrowed the gap.

While many companies are requiring their employees to come back to the office for at least a few days per week, many others have decided to institute an all-remote policy for at least some employees.

For more insights about the shrinking geography gap, read here.

Amazon is launching an invite-based ordering option.

Amazon is launching a new invite-based ordering experience for high-demand, low-supply products.

The company told TechCrunch that the purpose of the new option is to help prevent inventory shortages and price gouging caused by robot traffic for high-demand items with limited quantities.

The new program is launching in the United States, starting with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X game consoles sold and fulfilled by Amazon.

The new ordering option will allow customers to request an invitation to buy high-demand items from the product detail page, at no additional cost.

For more on this launch, read here.

The 10 Best Examples of The Metaverse

The metaverse – everyone is talking about it, but no one is exactly sure what it actually is.

This makes it a bit difficult if we want to put together a list of platforms or experiences that represent the best of what it could be.

Not all the projects highlighted here involve virtual reality, or decentralization, or cryptocurrency.

Although those are all technologies that are likely to have a place in the metaverse, it isn’t strictly essential that they are part of every metaverse.

For more insights on these examples, explore here.

What to expect from Apple’s WWDC 2022 keynote?

WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) is a developer event.

The show has traditionally been a venue for getting a few of software developers under one roof to discuss the complexities of the company’s various platforms.

WWDC hasn’t historically been a huge event for hardware, but people have been surprised before.

The company’s operating systems will be the centerpiece for the week, starting with the kickoff keynote on Monday, June 6 at 10 a.m. PT

To find out more on what to expect, read here.

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