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Marissa Mayer Lays Out Her Vision For The Future Of Technology And Yahoo (YHOO)

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Earlier today in Davos, Switzerland, Marissa Mayer gave her first televised interview since becoming Yahoo CEO. Bloomberg Television scored the scoop. We've emedded the 30 minute video below. First, highlights from the transcript, provided by Bloomberg: Mayer on arriving at Yahoo and what she has focused on over the last...
Marissa Mayer Lays Out Her Vision For The Future Of Technology And Yahoo (YHOO)

Daily Wrap: Siri's Imagined Physical Presence and more

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Shapeways held a contest to see what designers thought Siri might look like. This and more in today's Daily Wrap. Sometimes it's difficult to catch everything that hits tech media in a day, so we wrap up some of the most talked about stories. We give you a daily recap...
Daily Wrap: Siri's Imagined Physical Presence and more
What do you pack for a 22,000 mile walk across the world?
Now at 100M users, Instagram shows rumors of its decline are greatly exaggerated

Facebook Inks Advertising Deal Aimed at Its 15 Million Middle East Users

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Facebook has been expanding its local operations around the world in an effort to reach and monetize more of its users — out of its 400 million monthly actives, around 70 percent are located outside the United States. As part of this effort, it has signed a deal with Cairo,...
Facebook Inks Advertising Deal Aimed at Its 15 Million Middle East Users

You Don't Want An iWatch

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Proposing that entrenched sub-cultures should try something new is dangerous. Going into guitar forums with a new idea is a prospect fraught with peril for anyone who dares move beyond the six-strings-and-a-dream mentality of guitar purists. The same goes for folks who pitch wine in a box at a vintage...
You Don't Want An iWatch

Don’t be evil but more importantly don’t miss the train either

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The NYTimes explores Google’s Dilemma: “You want a company culture that says, ‘We are on a mission to change the world; the world is a better place because of us,’” says Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn and a venture capitalist with Greylock Partners. “It’s not just ‘we create jobs.’ A tobacco...
Don’t be evil but more importantly don’t miss the train either

Public-Sector Cloud Computing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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As state and local governments look to the cloud, everyone can learn from agencies' struggles with compliance and ingrained cultures....
Public-Sector Cloud Computing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
How to build an "agile" culture

Surprisingly, porn only accounts for 2-4% of all content on Tumblr

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At the F.ounders conference in NYC, Tumblr CEO David Karp is speaking about the state of his product and is sharing some pretty interesting insight into the goings on. One interesting statistic was that porn only accounts for 2-4% of all content on the site. That’s pretty impressive, considering that...
Surprisingly, porn only accounts for 2-4% of all content on Tumblr

Social Luxury is Personal

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The following piece was also cross-posted on Forbes.com. Social Luxury is Personal Social networking started out as "things" - destination sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube that we browse to and use to connect with our friends, family and co-workers. Now, however, it is poised to become "everything."Just like...
Social Luxury is Personal

Video-Game Maker Kixeye Fires Four After Investigating Racist Behavior

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Kixeye has fired a manager and three other employees after investigating claims of racist behavior, CEO Will Harbin said in a blog post. The company is also instituting sensitivity training, Harbin wrote. Kixeye is known for its take-no-prisoners attitude towards competitors like Zynga and EA, and a recruiting video which...
Video-Game Maker Kixeye Fires Four After Investigating Racist Behavior

Instagram announces 100M active users

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Instagram today announced a new milestone of 100 million monthly active users. Just a month ago, Instagram surpassed 90 million MAU, but before that, the company only reported registered users not monthly actives. Some had speculated that Instagram might have lost users or seen growth slow after a controversy related to...
Instagram announces 100M active users

Gmail launches its 57th language and it's Cherokee

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English might be seen as the lingua franca for many online but with the web opening up to so many different languages, it never seems fair to leave any out. There are many organisations that chase up under-represented languages online like Rising Voices or Indiginous Tweets, but it does tend...
Gmail launches its 57th language and it's Cherokee
National Geographic celebrates 125 years of remarkable photography with new Tumblr
Kixeye fires four after investigation into allegations of racism

Global learning: still too expensive?

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When global learning first emerged, the price of technology was considered prohibitive - now ignoring it could be more costlyWhen the concept of 'global learning' began to emerge in the 1990s, it was an expensive endeavour that required specialized classroom equipment, dedicated telecommunication lines or satellite links, and specialized technical...
Global learning: still too expensive?

DailyDirt: Logarithmic Thinking Is Natural

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Most of us have been taught to understand math-related topics in a linear way, but that might not be the way our brains are hard-wired. Kids actually tend to have an innate number scale that is logarithmic, so even though they know how to count to ten (or even twenty),...
DailyDirt: Logarithmic Thinking Is Natural

The Big Move Toward Flexible Workplaces is Stalling Out

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The debate over working from home and flexible work schedules blew up earlier this year after Yahoo and Best Buy restricted generous policies on the practice. Critics said it was an antiquated move that unfairly impacted mothers and new parents, and arrested years of progress towards a more modern workplace.  It turns out...
The Big Move Toward Flexible Workplaces is Stalling Out
Watch this: a history of hip-hop sampling video games

Col. Jenny Sparks: If this is it...Part 2: Cults, cultures, LaRouche and 9/11 truth

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Col. Jenny Sparks: If this is it...Part 2: Cults, cultures, LaRouche and 9/11 truth

Box CEO Aaron Levie On The Future Of Data Storage [Video]

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Last week, ReadWrite Editor-in-in-Chief Dan Lyons sat down with 27-year-old Box CEO Aaron Levie to discuss the complex market of enterprise cloud technology in the third ReadWrite Mix event in San Francisco. (See also Aaron Levie On The Uncertain Landscape Of Enterprise Software, Aaron Levie On Finding Mentors & Mixing Enterprise/Consumer Cultures and Aaron Levie On Growing Up During...
Box CEO Aaron Levie On The Future Of Data Storage [Video]

YC alumni Coderwall launches enhanced profiles for companies to share their developer culture

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If you’re a developer and you are looking for a job with a company, one of the things you might be interested in is their culture. Some tech companies are well-known for their culture, such as Twitter and Google. But downsides to having it on the company website is that...
YC alumni Coderwall launches enhanced profiles for companies to share their developer culture

National Geographic brings endangered languages into the digital age, one dictionary at a time

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Have you ever heard of the languages Chamacoco, Remo and Tuvan? Chances are you haven’t, and while they are languages that are nearing extinction, thanks to a digital project by National Geographic, each of them is now reaching a wider audience – online. With nearly 80 percent of the world’s population...
National Geographic brings endangered languages into the digital age, one dictionary at a time

Colours In Cultures

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Colours In Cultures

Can't wait to dig into this: "project: Cultures of the Lusophone Black Atlantic (CLBA)" - arts-humanities.net - http://j.mp/93EPVo

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Can't wait to dig into this: "project: Cultures of the Lusophone Black Atlantic (CLBA)" - arts-humanities.net - http://j.mp/93EPVo
Viadeo gets $32m to become LinkedIn for the world
TONY HSIEH: Here's Why I Don't Want My Employees To Work From Home

(Guest blog) Enter the Defect: When In Doubt, Report the Bug

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This guest blog post is part of an Atlassian blog series raising awareness about testing innovation within the QA community. You can find the other posts in this series under the QA Innovation tag. It’s written by Richard Hale, a Senior Consultant & Director of Quality Assurance with Go2Group. As an...
(Guest blog) Enter the Defect: When In Doubt, Report the Bug

Box CEO Aaron Levie On Growing Up During The '90s Tech Boom [Video]

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Last week, ReadWrite Editor-in-in-Chief Dan Lyons sat down with 27-year-old Box CEO Aaron Levie to discuss the complex market of enterprise cloud technology in the third ReadWrite Mix event in San Francisco. (See also Aaron Levie On The Uncertain Landscape Of Enterprise Software and Aaron Levie On Finding Mentors & Mixing Enterprise/Consumer Cultures) In their wide-ranging, hour-long conversation, Lyons and...
Box CEO Aaron Levie On Growing Up During The '90s Tech Boom [Video]
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