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ARC Reads: February 2021 Edition

This Edition: Would You Trade a Bitcoin for a Tesla?, LastPass Info, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce February Member Profile, Tech Can Hurt Productivity and Blue Collar Vs. White Collar Jobs

What We’re Reading This Month

  • Would You Trade a Bitcoin for a Tesla? – For a brief moment on Sunday, before Tesla said it had invested $1.5 billion in bitcoin and planned to let people use the cryptocurrency to pay for its cars, bitcoin’s price could be expressed with a fittingly simple figure: It was worth the same as a base Tesla Model 3. The next day, however, the comparison got more complicated, as the news of Tesla’s investment propelled the value of one bitcoin well on its way to paying for a second car. It’s dipped and surged a few times since then. No guarantees how many EVs a bitcoin will yield by the time you read this article.
  • LastPass’ free tier will become a lot less useful next monthLastPass is adding new restrictions to its free subscription tier starting March 16th that’ll only allow users to view and manage passwords on one category of devices: mobile or computer. Mobile users will be limited to iOS and Android phones, iPads, Android tablets, and smartwatches. Computer subscribers will be able to use their passwords from Windows, macOS, and Linux desktops and laptops, the LastPass browser extension, and Windows tablets.
  • Edmonton Chamber of Commerce February Member Profile – ARC Business Solutions Inc. was chosen by the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce as the member profile for the February 2021 edition!  This is published in the ‘Business in Edmonton’ Magazine!  Check out our article here.
  • How Too Much Tech Can Hurt Productivity – Thanks to streaming services, the internet, and an endless supply of gadgets, we’re probably on our way to totally eliminating boredom. But having so many diversions available at our fingertips might have an unintended side effect: making us mess up at work. The article is posted here.
  • Blue Collar vs. White Collar Jobs: What’s the Difference? – In the early 20th century, American industrialization gave rise to a new sartorial distinction between classes. Managers, administrators, and anyone else who worked in an office favored crisp, white shirts on the job. Manual laborers, meanwhile, donned dark, durable attire better suited to factory and farm work.

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ARC Reads: February 2021 Edition

This Edition: Would You Trade a Bitcoin for a Tesla?, LastPass Info, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce February Member Profile, Tech Can Hurt Productivity and Blue Collar Vs. White Collar Jobs

What We’re Reading This Month

  • Would You Trade a Bitcoin for a Tesla? – For a brief moment on Sunday, before Tesla said it had invested $1.5 billion in bitcoin and planned to let people use the cryptocurrency to pay for its cars, bitcoin’s price could be expressed with a fittingly simple figure: It was worth the same as a base Tesla Model 3. The next day, however, the comparison got more complicated, as the news of Tesla’s investment propelled the value of one bitcoin well on its way to paying for a second car. It’s dipped and surged a few times since then. No guarantees how many EVs a bitcoin will yield by the time you read this article.
  • LastPass’ free tier will become a lot less useful next monthLastPass is adding new restrictions to its free subscription tier starting March 16th that’ll only allow users to view and manage passwords on one category of devices: mobile or computer. Mobile users will be limited to iOS and Android phones, iPads, Android tablets, and smartwatches. Computer subscribers will be able to use their passwords from Windows, macOS, and Linux desktops and laptops, the LastPass browser extension, and Windows tablets.
  • Edmonton Chamber of Commerce February Member Profile – ARC Business Solutions Inc. was chosen by the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce as the member profile for the February 2021 edition!  This is published in the ‘Business in Edmonton’ Magazine!  Check out our article here.
  • How Too Much Tech Can Hurt Productivity – Thanks to streaming services, the internet, and an endless supply of gadgets, we’re probably on our way to totally eliminating boredom. But having so many diversions available at our fingertips might have an unintended side effect: making us mess up at work. The article is posted here.
  • Blue Collar vs. White Collar Jobs: What’s the Difference? – In the early 20th century, American industrialization gave rise to a new sartorial distinction between classes. Managers, administrators, and anyone else who worked in an office favored crisp, white shirts on the job. Manual laborers, meanwhile, donned dark, durable attire better suited to factory and farm work.

Interested in what you’ve read? Want to learn more about what we do? Contact us today. In addition to keeping on top of tech trends, we provide IT and business solutions to clients across North America.

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