Microsoft Unveils Big Things at Windows 10 Briefing

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Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 was a big day for Microsoft. During a highly anticipated live Windows 10 briefing, the company unveiled not only aspects of the new operating system but two new products as well. The Microsoft Surface Hub and Microsoft HoloLens. Both are unlike anything the company has produced before and are designed with Windows 10 in mind.

Windows 10 is being set up to be a personal and proactive operating system that you can interact with through speech, touch, ink, and even gaze.

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Luxury Brands Don’t Really Understand Their Customers

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Businesses need to understand their customers in order to succeed. They need to know who their customers are, what kinds of products they appreciate, what they appreciate in a shopping experience, and more. But according to a recent study, there’s one type of business that isn’t really doing this effectively.

A study conducted by Epsilon concluded that luxury brands lose up to 50 percent of their top clientele annually due to misidentified demographic and economic information, as well as failure to create a personalized shopping experience.

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Toxic Tanneries Poisoning Workers in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s leather industry is worth a billion dollars a year, but that value comes at a significant human cost to the many workers employed in the country’s leather tanneries. The process of tanning leather hides is highly toxic. Workers face appalling conditions and are exposed to dangerous chemicals that also pollute surrounding waterways. VICE News correspondent Tania Rashid traveled to Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital, and visited the tannery district in the city’s Hazaribagh neighborhood — ranked by international research organizations as one of the most polluted places on Earth — to investigate the conditions in which workers produce leather that is exported and sold all over the world. Watch “A Crime Unpunished: Bangladeshi Gang Rape” – Read “Tanneries in Bangladesh Are Spewing Toxic Waste and Making Workers Sick” – Read “People in Bangladesh Are Cleaning Up A Huge Oil Spill With Their Bare Hands” – Subscribe to VICE News here: Check out VICE News for more: Follow VICE News here: Facebook: Twitter: Tumblr: Instagram: More videos from the VICE network:

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