Kristof Michiels

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A New Workplace Manifesto: In Praise Of Freedom, Time, Space, And Working Remotely

The coauthor of the recently released REMOTE: Office Not Required on why commuting will kill you and destroy your marriage. (We may be overstating things slightly, but still.)<p>The conventional idea of luxury is the antithesis of work. Sure, the gilded few are awarded trinkets to soothe their working …

The Rise of Invisible Work

Too good to be true? Airo wristband says it tracks calories consumed, not just burned

All kinds of new health trackers monitor your activity to tell you how many steps you’ve taken and the number of calories you’ve burned. But a new …

Paywalls, aggregation and the 'third metric'

Paywalls, aggregation and the ‘third metric’: Memeburn interviews Arianna Huffington<p>If you know anything about online publishing, chances are you …

Why Our Brains Love Curvy Architecture

People are far more likely to call a room beautiful when its design is round instead of linear. The reason may be hard-wired into the brain.<p>When the great architect Philip Johnson first visited the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, designed by Frank Gehry, he started to cry. “Architecture is not about …

Strong growth sets the stage for Netflix’s next international expansions

Netflix announced Monday that it now has more than 40 million subscribers worldwide, compared to less than 30 million just a year ago. A significant …

New tool lets you visualize just about anything in 5 minutes (maybe less)

There’s a new web tool called Raw that makes it really easy to do some advanced visualizations on data in just a few minutes. (Hat tip to Nathan Yau …

Why tablet magazines are a failure

“We’re starting a new magazine,” the entrepreneur told me. “We have a potent niche to cover, and advertisers are dying for us to deliver interactive …

Instagram and Me: 3 years later, a love affair continues

Three years ago today, when Instagram opened its doors to the world, I was one of those who signed up for the service. I had been waiting for a …

The newsonomics of the German press’ tipping year

The United States isn’t the only place where mainstay newspaper companies are realizing it’s time to reduce their reliance on print. One recent deal in Germany has gotten the nation’s media circles buzzing.<p>— Angela Merkel’s resounding reelection may have ushered in an era of unexpected political …

Netflix expands Super HD and 3D streaming to all of its members

Prepare for your Netflix (S NFLX) streams to look better: Netflix is making its Super HD video quality available to all of its members. All members …

Breaking Bad series finale breaks piracy records

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Flexian Invasion: Strange Creatures Capture the Capital!

2<p>SHARES<p>One Sunday last May, anthropologist Janine Wedel was standing in the security line at Washington’s Reagan National Airport, about to embark on …

Netflix Scores Its First Emmy With House Of Cards Directing Win

Netflix has won its first Emmy after House of Cards director David Fincher won the award for Best Director of a Drama Series, beating out directors from Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey and Homeland.<p>Its Emmy win marks an important milestone for Netflix as it moves beyond rerunning TV …

Breaking Bad‘s Emmy is a win for Netflix, too

When <i>Breaking Bad</i> won its first Emmy for best drama series on Sunday night, the show’s creator mused that he had thought the award would go instead to …

Building vs. buying: How Netflix streams 114,000 years of video every month

Streaming a petabyte of video content to millions of users around the world requires some specialized hardware. Netflix(s nflx) has been building its …

Video isn’t breaking the internet: The industry giants are

The web can’t handle video, goes the common refrain. For example, Comcast (S CMCSK) estimates that if people wanted to watch the television content …

Amazon’s Instant Video iOS app now lets you stream to Apple TV via AirPlay

Amazon’s Instant Video iOS (s AAPL) app, which allows users to watch video content purchased from Amazon and stream Prime Instant Video content, will …

Smart thermostat startup Tado cranks up app, funding

While Nest is the name most often associated with smart thermostat startups, German startup Tado has been developing new features for its heating …

Two out of three Netflix subscribers have watched original shows

How Netflix’s Bet on Originals Is Already Paying Off<p>Original content seems to be working out pretty well for Netflix, (S NFLX) according to a RBC …

Apple won’t launch a new Apple TV next Tuesday

http://www.allthingsd.com/20130906/apple-wont-introduce-new-apple-tv-box-next-week-will-upgrade-software/<p>Apple isn’t quite ready to launch a new …

The networks’ House of Cards: Kevin Spacey’s salvo and the new “Netflix effect”

The iconic poster for Netflix’s House of Cards shows star Kevin Spacey seated regally on the Lincoln Monument, blood on his hands. Outside of the …

5 web-design trends tech companies should watch

Design can make or break web and mobile startups these days. But the problem is: It’s not always clear how to improve the design of web sites, mobile …

If you want to know why Twitter is focusing on TV, these numbers will tell you

Even as cord-cutting becomes a big business, Twitter is doubling down on TV: The company formally launched its TV ad targeting this week. So why does …

Aereo will launch in Utah on August 19

Aereo, the service that lets users watch live TV online and on mobile devices and save shows to a personal DVR, will launch in Utah on August 19, the …

Airbnb calculates who gets and gives the best reviews (and young hosts don’t look good)

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