David Chien

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Inside Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's radical management experiment that prompted 14% of employees to quit

On March 24, Zappos' 1,500 or so employees got a memo from CEO Tony Hsieh.<p>"This is a long email," it began. "Please take 30 minutes to read through the email in its entirety."<p>It concerned the retailer's transition to "Holacracy," a manager-free operating structure that is composed, in theory, of …

How can I make my five-year-old Windows laptop run faster?

Hugh wants to keep his Toshiba Satellite P500 because he likes the 17in screen, but it’s getting creakier. Can he make it run like new?<p><i>I have a five-year old Toshiba Satellite P500 with Microsoft Windows 7 installed. I like it because it’s got a 17.1in screen, but it’s getting slower and creakier.</i> …

Computer Hardware

Suggestions for traffic bans and punishments to improve congestion

I don't always agree with the French government, but I think it's onto something. Last week, it banned half the cars on the road. "Paris authorities imposed 24-hour emergency measures Monday to limit traffic after record levels of pollution, banning cars with even-numbered plates from operating …

Speed-trading IPO poised to make Virtu’s Viola a billionaire

Vincent Viola's Virtu Financial Inc. shelved an initial public offering last year after Michael Lewis's <i>Flash Boys</i> brought the high-frequency trading firm under attack. He was up for the fight.<p>Viola, 59, graduated from West Point and the U.S. Army Airborne, Infantry and Ranger schools and served in …

New Sony Sensor Tech Could Capture Incredible Dynamic Range and 2K Video at 16,000fps

Sony’s not messing around, the electronics company really does want to revolutionize digital photography. And while we still haven’t seen the …

(SR4) Hot news! Sony revolutionizes the sensor world? Makes world's first Active Pixel Color Sampling sensor (APCS).

<i>Important Note: I got this image from Cnbeta. But I already saw patents of that tech before and that’s why I rate the rumors with SR4!</i><p><b>Sony kills the</b> …