The Tech Industry's Legacy: Creating Disposable Employees

An anonymous reader writes: VentureBeat is running an indictment of the tech industry's penchant for laying off huge numbers of people, which they say is responsible for creating a culture of "disposable employees." According to recent reports, layoffs in the tech sector reached over 100,

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The Tech Industry's Legacy: Creating Disposable Employees

An anonymous reader writes: VentureBeat is running an indictment of the tech industry's penchant for laying off huge numbers of people, which they say is responsible for creating a culture of "disposable employees." According to recent reports, layoffs in the tech sector reached over 100,

Employees Deplane From Flightcar As It Undergoes Major “Restructuring”

Imagine a young startup where two of three founders are pushed out the door. Imagine that this same startup parts ways with its COO, its SVP of Finance, its VP of Guest Experience, its VP of Engineering, its VP of Marketing and roughly half its other full-time employees,

Startups And The Big Lie

A startup is hemorrhaging cash, and the VCs have yet to agree on terms for a capital infusion. The clock is ticking until deadpool, first weeks away then days. The founders, stress levels increasing to stratospheric levels, continue to sell their company to everyone, whether investors, employees,

Attorney Yasir Billoo Explains NDA Law (Video)

Yasir Billoo, an attorney with Golden & Grimes in Miami, Florida, is licensed to practice law in both Florida and California, and works heavily in the areas of business/commercial law, employment and labor, and civil appeals. Yasir also has a business-oriented blog titled Small Business Law.

Leading Digital Transformation

Digital technologies — from social media to mobile computing to big data to the internet of everything — are transforming businesses in every industry. Do you want to have conversations with your customers in ways that surveys and focus groups never could? Social media can make that happen.

The Problem With Founders

Feeling bored at work? Just go start a company. Feeling depressed about life and lack any direction? Just go start a company. Broke up recently? Just go start a company. Had a parent die and can’t move on? Just go start a company. (To be fair, I overheard that one last year.

Female-Run Companies Often do Better Than Male-Run Ones (Video)

Today's interviewee, Viktoria Tsukanov, is one of the executives at predictive marketing company Mintigo who did a study in January, 2015 that seemed to show that large companies with female CEOs "achieve up to 18% higher revenue per employee than male CEOs." The study,

Meetings That Don’t Suck

For most of us, and certainly for most of your team, meetings are the least productive part of our day. Yet too many brilliant people are stuck in too many meetings. Meeting cultures begat more meetings, and the downward cycle continues, crippling productivity and crushing psyches. Read More

Sharing Salaries In A Spreadsheet Is Not The Way To Pay Transparency

In the last couple weeks, I’ve seen a lot of media coverage on one former Google employee’s effort to bring more pay transparency to her workplace by creating a spreadsheet for co-workers to share their salary information with one another. Since that story broke,

Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast

I used to think corporate culture didn’t matter. Discussion of vision, mission and values was for people who couldn’t build product or sell it! We had work to do and this MBA BS was getting in the way! And then my first company failed. Read More

Supreme Court Gives Tacit Approval To Warrantless DNA Collection

An anonymous reader writes On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a case involving the conviction of a man based solely on the analysis of his "inadvertently shed" DNA.

What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?

An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft spent billions purchasing Mojang, the studio behind the game Minecraft, and while it's unlikely to start work on a sequel anytime soon, rather than continue development of the game, it's worth considering what a Minecraft 2 will look like. After all,

Why We Should Stop Hiding File-Name Extensions

An anonymous reader writes 14 years after the Anna Kournikova virus took advantage of users' ignorance about file-name extensions in order to wreak worldwide havoc,

Khronos Group Announces Vulkan To Compete Against DirectX 12

Phopojijo writes The Khronos Group has announced the Vulkan API for compute and graphics. Its goal is to compete against DirectX 12. It has some interesting features,

Inside the North Korean Data Smuggling Movement

Sparrowvsrevolution writes A new Wired magazine story goes inside the North Korean rebel movement seeking to overthrow Kim Jong-un by smuggling USB drives into the country packed with foreign television and movies. As the story describes, one group has stashed USB drives in Chinese cargo trucks.

NVIDIA Fixes Old Compiz Bug

jones_supa writes NVIDIA has fixed a long-standing issue in the Ubuntu Unity desktop by patching Compiz. When opening the window of a new application, it would go black or become transparent on NVIDIA hardware. There have been bug reports dating back to Ubuntu 12.10 times.

Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email At State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules

HughPickens.com writes: The NY Times reports that Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, according to State Department officials.

Microbots Deliver Medical Payload In Living Creature For the First Time

Zothecula writes: Researchers working at the University of California, San Diego have claimed a world first in proving that artificial, microscopic machines can travel inside a living creature and deliver their medicinal load without any detrimental effects.

Gender and Tenure Diversity In GitHub Teams Relate To Higher Productivity

New submitter Bogdan Vasilescu writes: Diversity in teams is a double-edged sword. Increased team diversity results in more varied backgrounds and ideas, providing the team with access to broader information, enhanced creativity, adaptability, and problem solving skills. However,

DARPA Wants Atlas Robot To Go Wireless

mikejuk writes: Atlas is a humanoid robot, one of the most advanced in the world. But it's always had cables that provided it with power and made it look a little like a dog on a leash.

Fred Wilson:Facebook 寻找下一个平台

此文编译自著名 VC Fred Wilson 的博客文章。他从 Facebook 收购 Oculus 一事切入,分析了众多科技大佬为寻找移动过后的下一个平台挥金如土的原因。

为何中国战队在 TI 系列赛事中表现卓越,而英雄联盟 (LOL) 的中国玩家数倍于 DOTA 2,国际比赛难敌韩国战队?

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经济学中的效用 (Utility) 是如何衡量的?

这个问题是经济学最基本的问题:要区分两个概念:基数效用论(cardinal utility)和序数效用论(ordinal utility)。1.

iWork for iCloud网页版正式向任何人开放

威锋网讯,苹果今天移除了 iWork for iCloud 网页的 beta 标签,在本月初的时候他们就已经向非苹果设备的用户开放了这个服务的 beta 版。

Windows Phone 8.1 瀏覽器嚴重 Bug 密碼無遮無掩

Internet Explorer 瀏覽器經常被發現存在保安漏洞,Microsoft 亦決定在 Windows 10 以 Spartan 取而代之。不過在新瀏覽器未正式推出前,用戶仍然受 IE 問題困擾,最新被發現的 Bug 存在於 Windows Phone 8.1 內。

果壳网科学人再次为作者颁奖

3月23日晚,我们在北京自然博物馆举办了“科学人之夜”,为13位优秀的作者颁奖,以表彰这些科学写作中最优秀的群体。

揭秘中国图片社交“真需求”

假如一个中国姑娘和一个美国姑娘的同款手机混在一起,除了看系统语言之外,还有哪些方法可以快速分辨出来?  其中一个答案可能是:打开手机,看看里面有没有美颜功能的拍照修图软件。  

5 creative ways SmartThings can ease your kids' imaginary fears

There's no more pressing concern for parents than their kids' safety, prosperity and peace of mind. Mums and dads will do just about anything to ensure their kids sleep soundly at night, safe and secure in the cocoon of their cartoon-themed sheets.

马斯克下调特斯拉中国销售目标 今年卖5000辆

北京时间1月27日消息,2015年中国预计销售电动汽车25万辆,很快中国将取代美国成为全球最大的零排放汽车市场。对于特斯拉而言,中国却是一个矛盾的市场。  “我们在中国大陆的表现还是相当好的,但是我们要缴纳很高的关税,无法获得地方激励。”特斯拉CEO马斯克在周一接受采访时表示,“实际上,特斯拉汽车在中国面临的障碍比世界上其它地方要大得多。”  马斯克还说,特斯拉正在寻找办法在中国制造汽车,今年年中时可能就会公布合作合伙和建厂地点。  今年要在中国卖5000辆汽车  2015年前9个月,特斯拉在中国销售了3025台电动汽车,离2014年定下的目标1万辆相差很远。

写PRD怎样思考的更加全面

问题一:没有技术背景,写PRD时很多方面考虑不到,怎么办? 我也是完全没有技术背景的。对产品来说,没有技术基础 ...

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