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10 Insights From The Work Culture Of The Company Behind WordPress

10 Insights From The Work Culture Of The Company Behind WordPress

I just finished Scott Berkun’s book “The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work”. In the book Scott describ…

  • Verizon Blockbuster Data Breach Report Is Bad News for Organizations

    Huffington Post - 21 minutes ago

    co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, CTO, Ziklag Systems Verizon has published a blockbuster report on Internet "data breaches" which has garnered major headlines because it fingers Eastern Europe (primarily Russia) as a greater source of attacks than those from East Asia, primarily China. Prepared with the cooperation of 50 companies in different parts of the world, the Verizon study classifies "data breaches" into different categories --but the two most important stand out visibly from all the others. These are "point of sale" attacks and "cyber espionage" attacks. ... More »Verizon Blockbuster Data Breach Report Is Bad News for Organizations

  • Netflix gets specific about its battle with Comcast and opposition to the TWC merger

    Engadget - 27 minutes ago

    In the months since announcing a "mutually beneficial" interconnection agreement, Netflix and Comcast have seen eye to eye on very little. Throw in Comcast's attempt to swallow up Time Warner Cable and grow even larger, and you have a battleground for the two to air their disagreements. Netflix put its opposition to the merger in writing in its most recent earnings report earlier this week, spurring a response from Comcast, and now a pair of more detailed rebuttals from the streaming company. More »Netflix gets specific about its battle with Comcast and opposition to the TWC merger

  • Broadcom results beat forecasts but China hurts

    Reuters - 33 minutes ago

    By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Broadcom Corp beat Wall Street expectations in the first quarter, although profit and revenue were lower than a year earlier as the company's high-end chips for smartphones faced fierce competition in China. Underscoring those concerns, Broadcom's revenue guidance for the June quarter was slightly below some analyst expectations. Broadcom and other smartphone chipmakers must adjust as industry growth shifts away from North America toward China and other developing countries where consumers favour handsets selling for under $200 rather than top-tier devices like Apple's iPhone. Broadcom gets around half its revenues from mobile. More »Broadcom results beat forecasts but China hurts

  • Exclusive: Apple, Google agree to pay over $300 million to settle conspiracy lawsuit

    Reuters - 33 minutes ago

    By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four major tech companies including Apple and Google have agreed to pay a total of $324 million to settle a lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to hold down salaries in Silicon Valley, sources familiar with the deal said, just weeks before a high profile trial had been scheduled to begin. The settlement was disclosed in a court filing earlier on Thursday, which did not spell out terms. Tech workers filed a class action lawsuit against Apple Inc, Google Inc, Intel Inc and Adobe Systems Inc in 2011, alleging they conspired to refrain from soliciting one another's employees in order to avert a salary war. The case has been closely watched due to the potentially high damages award and a steady disclosure of emails in which Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and some of their Silicon Valley rivals hatched plans to avoid poaching each other's prized engineers. More »Exclusive: Apple, Google agree to pay over $300 million to settle conspiracy lawsuit

  • Your Netflix Bill Could Go Up Even More. Blame The Government

    Huffington Post - 39 minutes ago

    Netflix made clear earlier this week that by the end of June, the streaming company will raise prices by $1 or $2 per month. But if new rules proposed by the FCC go into effect, that increase could be just be the beginning. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler circulated new rules to his fellow commissioners Thursday related to "net neutrality," or the idea that all web traffic should be treated equally. The rules would allow Internet service providers, like Verizon, AT&T and Time Warner Cable, to charge companies for faster delivery of content to their customers. Consumer advocates say that companies More »Your Netflix Bill Could Go Up Even More. Blame The Government

  • Women Play Video Games. Can We Cut The Sexist Crap Now?

    Huffington Post - 48 minutes ago

    You really shouldn't need any more proof that women are a huge part of the video games industry, but we're going to give you some anyway. According to the Entertainment Software Association's annual "Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry" report, women enjoy gaming as much as men, with 48 percent of gamers identifying as female and 52 percent identifying as male. More »Women Play Video Games. Can We Cut The Sexist Crap Now?

  • Russia orders bloggers to register with government in attempt to control the internet

    Engadget - 49 minutes ago

    Russia: the home shirtless autocrats, vodka and a love of free speech rivaled by only China. The Kremlin is taking another step to squash people speaking their mind online. After building out an infrastructure that allows the government to more easily block sites it finds objectionable, now it's building a registry of bloggers. More »Russia orders bloggers to register with government in attempt to control the internet

  • Apple, Google agree to settle lawsuit alleging hiring conspiracy

    Reuters - 49 minutes ago

    By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four major tech companies including Apple and Google have agreed to settle a lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to hold down salaries in Silicon Valley, just weeks before a high profile trial had been scheduled to begin. The settlement was disclosed in a court filing on Thursday, which did not spell out terms. The case has been closely watched due to the potentially high damages award and a steady disclosure of emails in which Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and some of their Silicon Valley rivals hatched plans to avoid poaching each other's prized engineers. Tech workers filed a class action lawsuit against Apple Inc , Google Inc , Intel Inc and Adobe Systems Inc in 2011, alleging they conspired to refrain from soliciting one another's employees in order to avert a salary war. More »Apple, Google agree to settle lawsuit alleging hiring conspiracy

  • Oregon panel recommends moving to federal exchange

    Associated Press - 53 minutes ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon, once expected to be a national leader in the federal health care overhaul, on Thursday moved to become the first state to dump its troubled online health exchange and use the federal marketplace instead. More »Oregon panel recommends moving to federal exchange

  • Baidu forecasts stronger-than-expected second-quarter revenue

    Reuters - 56 minutes ago

    Chinese Internet company Baidu Inc forecast better-than-expected revenue for the second quarter, sending shares up 5 percent in after-hours trading. Baidu said revenue in the second quarter will range between 11.820 billion yuan (1.131 billion pounds) and 12.110 billion yuan (1.159 billion pounds). Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S were looking for second-quarter revenue of 11.573 billion yuan. Baidu said it saw strength in its core online search business during the first three months of the year and that it would continue to invest aggressively in its core business and in key strategic areas. More »Baidu forecasts stronger-than-expected second-quarter revenue

  • Amazon's revenue increases even as spending climbs

    Reuters - 59 minutes ago

    By Deepa Seetharaman SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's revenue grew more than expected for the first quarter, offset by a sharp increase in spending on technology, content and new warehouses as the e-commerce giant branches into new businesses. The Seattle-based company's overall revenue growth bested the average Wall Street estimate of $19.4 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Amazon reported earnings per share of 23 cents, in line with expectations. Shares of Amazon, which is rapidly expanding its line-up of devices and computing services to sustain its pace of growth, rose 1.6 percent to $342.56 in after hours trading. Amazon is spending big on a wide range of projects as its core retail business comes under pressure. More »Amazon's revenue increases even as spending climbs

  • Apple and Google will settle no-poaching conspiracy lawsuit

    BGR.com - 59 minutes ago

    It’s been years since Apple, Google and a host of other technology firms were accused of colluding in order to avoid competition while keeping salaries down by not poaching each other’s employees. The case has gone dark on more than one occasion, but Reuters reports that four of the companies involved in the scandal have finally agreed to settle the lawsuit. A trial concerning the case was scheduled to begin in a few short weeks. Plenty of evidence has cropped up over the past few years, from findings in Department of Justice investigations in 2012 to unsealed court documents reported on just days ago. With a trial on behalf of 60,000 tech workers scheduled to begin at the end of May, Apple, Google, Intel More »Apple and Google will settle no-poaching conspiracy lawsuit

  • Amazon 1st quarter net income jumps

    Associated Press - 1 hour 1 minute ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon first quarter profit rose 18 percent as shoppers continued to flock to the online mega retailer to buy goods. More »Amazon 1st quarter net income jumps

  • Starbucks profit climbs as US sales increase

    Associated Press - 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks reported a stronger quarterly profit on Thursday as customers in the U.S. continued shelling out more money at its cafes. More »Starbucks profit climbs as US sales increase

  • Netflix sees competition down, fees up if Comcast, TWC combine

    Reuters - 1 hour 7 minutes ago

    By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Netflix Inc, which opposes the proposed Comcast deal to buy rival Time Warner Cable Inc, on Thursday outlined the ways it thinks competition will be hurt if the merger goes ahead, most notably in the extraction of "arbitrary tolls." The popular video streaming service responded in a letter to Senator Al Franken, a vocal critic of the deal, saying a combined Comcast and TWC, would mean video providers pay more to get their movies and television shows into viewers' living rooms. "Comcast is limiting the capacity of connections between its network and other networks, unless the network agrees to pay Comcast for access," Netflix Vice President Christopher Libertelli wrote in the letter to Franken, a Minnesota Democrat. Comcast, the No. 1 U.S. cable company which also owns NBC Universal, said in February that it would buy rival cable and broadband provider Time Warner Cable, angering consumer groups who fear the pricing power of the combined entity. More »Netflix sees competition down, fees up if Comcast, TWC combine

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