organizational structure

organizational structure

House passes unanimous resolution to ban UN control of the Internet in show of impotence

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Today in the House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the U.S. Congress, a unanimous resolution was passed opposing United Nations control of the Internet. As you recall, the same bill passed the Senate, put forth by Sen. Marco Rubio. On this, our political parties have managed to agree. At...
House passes unanimous resolution to ban UN control of the Internet in show of impotence

Apple's Secrecy Extends to Putting New Employees on Fake Projects

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In his new book, Inside Apple, Adam Lashinsky details the process undergone by new hires at Apple, noting that many of them are hired without knowing the exact project they are working on that they are frequently put through a testing period working on a different project in order to...
Apple's Secrecy Extends to Putting New Employees on Fake Projects

T-Mobile CEO Philipp Humm issues memo discussing restructuring plans, more jobs affected

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T-Mobile's going through some more growing pains as it continues through the process of restructuring. Less than two months after announcing it would close down seven call centers and cut a total of 3,300 jobs, CEO Philipp Humm has sent out another memo discussing that the company is ready...
T-Mobile CEO Philipp Humm issues memo discussing restructuring plans, more jobs affected

Cisco Laid Off 2% Of Its Staff, Or 1,300 Employees Today (CSCO)

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Cisco laid off 2% of its staff, or 1,300 employees today, Bloomberg reports. One source who is close to the company told us that Cisco let go 400 people from its Collaboration business unit particularly sales people in its WebEx unit. Another source says that it cut its entire sales...
Cisco Laid Off 2% Of Its Staff, Or 1,300 Employees Today (CSCO)

Chinese Ecommerce Giant Alibaba Spins Off Aliyun Mobile OS Team, Puts $200m In Their Pockets

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Chinese web and eCommerce giant Alibaba will spin off the team developing Aliyun, its first mobile OS, Reuters is reporting. This is the OS that Google claims is an inappropriate fork of Android (a fork too far?). Mountain View’s main beef is that Aliyun is incompatible with Android but could easily be compatible, although...
Chinese Ecommerce Giant Alibaba Spins Off Aliyun Mobile OS Team, Puts $200m In Their Pockets

Five inter-related innovation problems that an organizational structure should address - Scott Anthony HBR #innovation http://post.ly/SOB2

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Five inter-related innovation problems that an organizational structure should address - Scott Anthony HBR #innovation http://post.ly/SOB2

HootSuite's Conversations Adds Real-Time Chat To Its Social Media Mgmt Dashboard

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HootSuite has carved out a position as a popular way for businesses to manage their social media profiles on sites like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, but in its quest to become more of a one-stop “dashboard” for all social media interactions, it is adding a new feature: Conversations, a real-time...
HootSuite's Conversations Adds Real-Time Chat To Its Social Media Mgmt Dashboard

Crosswal.lk, The App Discovery Service That’s Better Than iTunes Genius, Is Now An App

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Mobile application discovery service Crosswa.lk has just debuted its much anticipated native counterpart, in the form of a new iPhone application. The app soft-launched over the weekend, allowing users to see what apps their friends are using as well as those that are popular on the wider Crosswa.lk network. It...
Crosswal.lk, The App Discovery Service That’s Better Than iTunes Genius, Is Now An App

Cisco to cut 1,300 jobs to lower costs

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Cisco announced today that it will be cutting 1,300 positions from its workforce as part of an effort to streamline its organizational structure and reduce costs. As Bloomberg......
Cisco to cut 1,300 jobs to lower costs

RIM to be split into handset and services, sold off piecemeal?

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TheVerge reads behind the Sunday Times’ firewall: The Sunday Times reports today that RIM is considering a plan to split its handset division and messaging network into two separate companies, and will sell off the struggling BlackBerry hardware business. The British paper doesn’t cite any sources in the report, but it says...
RIM to be split into handset and services, sold off piecemeal?

Microsoft Ponders Major Restructuring, Amid Renewed Wall Street Focus on Stock

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According to sources close to the situation, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is working on what is likely to turn into a significant restructuring of the massive software company, which could also move several current execs to more prominent roles. Sources noted that the changes — which center on solidifying...
Microsoft Ponders Major Restructuring, Amid Renewed Wall Street Focus on Stock
Facebook: how we helped Mozilla build Messenger for Firefox

Yahoo Is Looking For A COO To Run The Business For Marissa Mayer (YHOO)

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Yahoo is searching for a new COO to turnaround the business while the company's new CEO Marissa Mayer focuses more on the product side, according to Kara Swisher at AllThingsD. Think of this person as Marissa Mayer's Sheryl Sandberg. An operator that frees Mayer to develop new products. Interestingly, Swisher...
Yahoo Is Looking For A COO To Run The Business For Marissa Mayer (YHOO)

Troubled EA cuts staff again, reportedly as much as 10% of workforce

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Electronic Arts (EA) has confirmed another round of layoffs as part of a restructuring to focus on “new technologies and mobile”, with Kotaku’s sources suggesting that as much as 10 percent of the company’s workforce has been cut. The company issued a statement about the changes, though it declined to...
Troubled EA cuts staff again, reportedly as much as 10% of workforce
Kuni Suzuki named Sony Mobile's new President and CEO

Flat is the new up: Why are companies using organizational structures that are thousands of years old?

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While most of us focus our attention on the technology and product innovation coming out of Silicon Valley, one of the most significant innovations of our time will come not from digital technology, but from the development of new ways of organizing ourselves to work together. Despite radical advances in...
Flat is the new up: Why are companies using organizational structures that are thousands of years old?
Gabe Newell discusses Valve's history, gaming economics, and hats

Newsweek Daily Beast CEO Departs for Lerer Ventures

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Formerly of. (Photo: FontShop Newsweek Daily Beast CEO Stephen Colvin has decamped from his publishing bastion to take a gig as executive-in-residence at Lerer Ventures. As VC titles go it’s one of the less well-defined, but an announcement from the firm offered a little detail, saying that Mr. Colvin will offer...
Newsweek Daily Beast CEO Departs for Lerer Ventures

Google Is Draining Marketing Talent From New York, Complains Ex-Googler (GOOG)

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  Google deserves lots of credit for infusing New York with money and tech talent. But lately, Google has partly reversed course and begun draining the area of some product marketing talent, a former Google executive now at an area startup tells us. Google declined to comment on a story...
Google Is Draining Marketing Talent From New York, Complains Ex-Googler (GOOG)

Why Yammer believes the traditional engineering organizational structure is dead

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Kris Gale, VP of Engineering at Yammer, argues the key to building fast at scale lies in small teams. He explores intricacies of organizational design in engineering and explains how making intentional decisions throughout growth ensures that you don’t lose the things that are unique and special about being...
Why Yammer believes the traditional engineering organizational structure is dead
Square Enix sells off its free-to-play titles Sleepy Giant, implements restructuring

Cisco Cuts 2 Percent of Work Force As Part of Ongoing Restructuring

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Networking giant Cisco Systems is cutting about 1,300 jobs or about 2 percent of its headcount as part of a the fluid restructuring plan that CEO John Chambers has said would never quite be complete. I’ll have some context shortly but I wanted to quickly publish Cisco’s statement on the...
Cisco Cuts 2 Percent of Work Force As Part of Ongoing Restructuring

Continuous delivery: develop, deliver and deploy software

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Continuous delivery has emerged as an important strategy for development teams to continuously build, test and deploy software through incremental change. This reduces the headaches associated with major software releases and allows business application owners to respond to new market opportunities quickly. But is it for enterprises accustomed to 6-...
Continuous delivery: develop, deliver and deploy software

McGill university student plan provides healthcare to rural areas with Windows Phone and Win 8

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Those of us living in metropolitan areas don't think twice about our ease of access to medical care, but those in rural areas don't enjoy such easy access to a doctor. Abhijeed Kalyan and Shravan Narayan from McGill University in Canada are aware of this problem, and came up...
McGill university student plan provides healthcare to rural areas with Windows Phone and Win 8

Cheddar for iOS: to-do lists and markdown wherever you go

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Task manager apps are nothing new to smartphones. With veterans like OmniFocus and Evernote grabbing the top spots, and Things, Any.DO, and Apple's own Reminders bringing up the rear, you'd think the space was pretty much full. But newcomer Cheddar aims to take a piece of the pie for...
Cheddar for iOS: to-do lists and markdown wherever you go
Welcome to Planet Facebook
Blizzard lays off 600, likely primarily in customer service

Bear CSS creates the perfect stylesheet template based on your HTML

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It’s not easy to find the perfect workflow for Web development, but after a certain amount of time, many devs start working off of their own templates as a starting point. In the end, there’s often no need to write out your stylesheet from scratch, even if it just means...
Bear CSS creates the perfect stylesheet template based on your HTML

Lessons for Entrepreneurs from World of Warcraft

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When film critic Roger Ebert posted on his blog that "Video Games Can Never Be Art," he seemed to incur the wrath of the gaming community, and the entry now has over 3,000 comments, many protesting Ebert's claims. Ebert wonders why the designation of art or not-art matters to those...
Lessons for Entrepreneurs from World of Warcraft
Social commerce startup Lockerz downsizes with close of San Diego office, layoffs at HQ
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