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Pixar's Secret to Succeeding in a Hits-Driven Business is Brutal Honesty, Catmull Says

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Speaking in front a technology-heavy crowd today at D10, Ed Catmull explained his secret to success when it comes to producing one blockbuster movie after the next. As the president of both Walt Disney and Pixar’s animation studios, the five-time Oscar-winner has overseen such hits as “Toy Story,” “Cars” and “Up.”...
Pixar's Secret to Succeeding in a Hits-Driven Business is Brutal Honesty, Catmull Says

Remote Work: Does Telecommuting Really Work?

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Guest author Julia Gifford works at DeskTime, which makes time-tracking and productivity software. The Internet went crazy when Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer decided to ban remote working at the company, a decision that drastically affected more than 500 employees. Debate raged over the merits of remote working. Many thought Mayer's...
Remote Work: Does Telecommuting Really Work?
Will Social Media Replace Email?

Apple manufacturer Foxconn improves on Chinese workers' hours and safety

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Facing mounting criticism, factories have made significant changes, but bigger steps are ahead for electronics supplierFoxconn, Apple's top manufacturer, has improved safety conditions and cut working hours in an effort to resolve violations at its plants that triggered a global scandal for the iPad and iPhone maker.The Taiwanese company submitted...
Apple manufacturer Foxconn improves on Chinese workers' hours and safety

Tech Companies Just Came Up With A Smart Way To Combat Sexism In IT

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It's no secret that the tech world has been a boy's club since forever. You don't have to look much farther than the Kleiner Perkins sex scandal that's been rocking the Valley for proof. A group of tech industry giants have come up with a smart way to fix that....
Tech Companies Just Came Up With A Smart Way To Combat Sexism In IT
An always-on Siri: MindMeld listens to you talk, finds what you need

Tim Cook: No one in our industry is doing more to improve working conditions than Apple.

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Today at a Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a keynote presentation in which he addressed the issues surrounding Apple and working conditions in China. “Apple takes working conditions very seriously,” said Cook, launching right into a question about how Apple handles working conditions. “We...
Tim Cook: No one in our industry is doing more to improve working conditions than Apple.
Startups: How Heroku's 'Vibe Managers' Could Transform Salesforce's Culture

Forgotten Apple founder takes to Facebook to explain his decision to quit after 12 days

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The story of Ron Wayne, the third but oft-forgotten co-founder of Apple Computer (along with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak), is well known in our circles. See our recent interview with the man for more context, but basically Wayne got a 10 percent stake in Apple upon the formation...
Forgotten Apple founder takes to Facebook to explain his decision to quit after 12 days
KarmaHire wants to flip the funnel on hiring and recruiting, launching public beta next week

A look inside Mozilla’s new London co-working space

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Mozilla has opened its latest ‘Moz Space‘ in London. The new offices are in the heart of the London’s tourist areas, nestled between Leicester Square and Covent Garden, so naturally it’s bustling both inside and out. Situated on the 3rd floor, the space accommodates both Mozilla staff and visitors who need...
A look inside Mozilla’s new London co-working space

Graceful exits from IT: Why CIOs decide to move on

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Some highly successful IT professionals decide the CIO's life isn't for them, so they move on to seek fulfillment elsewhere, perhaps as consultants or entrepreneurs. Do such departures represent a natural progression in the careers of accomplished executives, or do they say something troubling about the working environment of enterprise...
Graceful exits from IT: Why CIOs decide to move on

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg: Heck Yes, I Leave At 5:30 Every Day

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has a message for everyone: If you have kids, leave the office at 5:30 every afternoon so you can get home to be with them. That doesn't mean you can be a slacker. She says she's emailing people late at night and early in the...
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg: Heck Yes, I Leave At 5:30 Every Day

Champagne bubbles - it's all in the glass

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The traditional champagne flute and flat coupe glass are fine for young wines - but for complex older champagnes, only a wide glass that curves back in towards the top and is filled only a little way will present the bubbles correctlyChampagne is liquid decadence, a golden drink for the...
Champagne bubbles - it's all in the glass

Google Should Pay This Dude's Therapy Bill

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Google recommends you seek therapy. (level343.com) Today's "Tech Confessional" in BuzzFeed's FWD tech blog is the stuff of nightmares. Reyhan Harmanci talked with a one-time Google contract worker who told of what sounds like a truly horrifying  year dealing with the very worst of the Internet. The unnamed techie basically...
Google Should Pay This Dude's Therapy Bill
HP manufacturing gaffe provides rare, unsanctioned look at Chinese assembly line

Mind the Gap: Encouraging women to study engineering

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Women make up more than half the global population, but hold fewer than a third of the world’s engineering jobs. In the U.S., female students comprise fewer than 15 percent of all Advanced Placement computer science test takers. Even in high-tech Israel, few girls choose computer science. Not only is...
Mind the Gap: Encouraging women to study engineering
Seat of Power: the computer workstation for the person with everything

Uber Can Help Companies Be More Desirable To Work For With Its New Perks Program

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On-demand car service Uber announced a new perks program that can instantly make a company cooler to work for. If you want to be able to provide transportation as a perk or benefit for your employees, Uber has the solution for you. The program allows companies to dole out “Uber...
Uber Can Help Companies Be More Desirable To Work For With Its New Perks Program

Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘We care about every worker’

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Tim Cook Apple CEO Tim Cook started his talk today at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference addressing concerns over the working conditions at factories in Asia where iPads, iPods and iPhones are made. “Apple takes working conditions very, very seriously,” said Cook. He added that “we care about...
Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘We care about every worker’

Dealing With Clients Who Refuse To Pay

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  As a designer, you will eventually have to face a couple of unfortunate truths in your career. Number one: just because you wear a bathrobe for most of your “business” hours does not actually make it business attire. Number two: at some point in your freelance career, you will...
Dealing With Clients Who Refuse To Pay

Media culture shifts: theory v reality

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The Pew centre and those who lecture about legacy media should learn from the the culture at firms such as NetflixThis weekend, my reading was dominated by corporate media culture issues: how to transition from the legacy media culture to the more agile and chaotic digital world? I've been reading...
Media culture shifts: theory v reality

Inspect this: Apple supplier Foxconn hikes wages for Chinese workers

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With Hon Hai-owned Foxconn currently welcoming inspectors representing the Fair Labour Association (FLA), the company today announced that it has raised wages for its Chinese workforce by as much as 25% from February, marking its third rise in two years. Foxconn, one of Apple’s key supply partners and maker of its...
Inspect this: Apple supplier Foxconn hikes wages for Chinese workers

The winner of Startup Weekend London is Pollarize.me

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After a frantic weekend of coding, networking, sleeplessness and brushing up on presentation skills, the winner of Startup Weekend London is Pollarize.me. Sunday night saw 18 presentations of wonderful ideas all competing for the opportunity to be fast-tracked into Telefonica’s incubator, Wayra. Matthew Munro on behalf of the winning team was...
The winner of Startup Weekend London is Pollarize.me

Tomorrow's Lawyers: a virtual judiciary - extract | Richard Susskind

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Is court a service or a place? And what is the scope for the 'decomposing and multi-sourcing' of judicial work?Most senior judges with whom I work are committed users of IT and are keen to embrace systems that offer practical benefits in their work, such as email, word processing, and...
Tomorrow's Lawyers: a virtual judiciary - extract | Richard Susskind
Why Marissa Mayer's ban on remote working at Yahoo could backfire badly

18 Ways Your Office Job Is Destroying Your Body

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If you're used to the hours of sedentary, stressful working conditions that come with your office job, you may want to know that this kind of working environment is killing you a lot faster than you think. Aside from the stress that comes from tight deadlines, plenty of things you...
18 Ways Your Office Job Is Destroying Your Body
Foxconn workers, activists claim no change at Apple plants following FLA audits

'Oracle Is The Most Dysfunctional Organization That I Had Ever Seen' (ORCL)

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The Oracle sales teams are so dysfunctional that top sales performers are leaving en masse, an employee who left the company a week ago told us. This echos other reports we are hearing about problems with Oracle's sales. The ex-employee left Oracle hardware sales after less than a year on...
'Oracle Is The Most Dysfunctional Organization That I Had Ever Seen' (ORCL)

Apple's Third Cofounder Explains Why He Left The Company After 12 Days (AAPL)

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Ron Wayne could have been a part of history, instead he's a footnote. Wayne was a founding member of Apple with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. But after just 12 days he changed his mind and backed away from the company losing out on a fortune. He decided to...
Apple's Third Cofounder Explains Why He Left The Company After 12 Days (AAPL)
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