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Bill Gates Criticizes Google's Project Loon, Silicon Valley Space Entrepreneurs

In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek published Thursday, Bill Gates criticized tech companies for doing charity work more focused on technological gimmickry than helping the poor.<p>Gates was asked about Google's Project Loon, an effort to bring broadband to developing countries by floating …

The home stretch: How Pixar wrapped 'Monsters University'

EMERYVILLE, Calif. -- It's early April, and there's just over two months before Pixar's newest film, "Monsters University," hits theaters. For years, the filmmakers at this hit factory have been working like crazy, taking what was once a mere idea for a prequel to 2001's "Monsters, Inc." through …

Here’s how cable will hit gigabit speeds and create a tricky business problem in the process

The Cable Show began on Monday, and as the industry executives gathered in Washington D.C. they faced two big threats to their core lines of …

A look inside Netflix and how Reed Hastings built a streaming empire

<i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i> today ran a feature story on Netflix and its CEO Reed Hastings, providing perhaps the best look yet at the inner workings of the streaming service. Among the interesting tidbits, we now have a definitive number for just how large Netflix's content catalog is; the company's …

Doch aller Anfang ist schwer …

Gehe mit einem Lächeln in dein Unternehmen! Tue das, was du aus tiefster Überzeugung liebst! Sei begeistert, enthusiastisch und engagiert! …

Archiv<p><i>MUSTERKNABE GOOGLE? <br>Die Wohlfühloase: Google gilt als Traumarbeitgeber. Wie der Konzern bei seinen Mitarbeitern für leuchtende Augen sorgt und</i> …

How a Mentor Can Accelerate Your Career

At the beginning of your professional career, everything in front of you can appear daunting. During these formative years, you are deciding what you …

Success Depends On Finding The Best Version Of Yourself

Not on the outside — on the inside. It's not about a brand, a reputation, a persona. It's about reality. Who you really are.<p>Sounds simple, I know. It is a simple concept. The problem is, it's very hard to do, it takes a lot of work, and it can take a lifetime to figure it out.<p>Nothing worth doing in …

A 75-Year Harvard Study Finds What It Takes To Live A Happy Life

The project, which began in 1938, has followed 268 Harvard undergraduate men for 75 years, measuring an astonishing range of psychological, anthropological, and physical traits — from personality type to IQ to drinking habits to family relationships to "hanging length of his scrotum"—in an effort …

Google Fiber’s Ripple Effect - MIT Technology Review

As Google plans to expand its ultrafast Internet service from a fledging effort in Kansas City to Austin, Texas, and Provo, Utah, evidence is …

Entrepreneurial Excellence: Can 10,000 Hours Of Practice Make Perfect?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jon Auerbach is a partner at Charles River Ventures, a 42-year-old, early-stage venture firm based in Menlo Park and Cambridge, Mass., where he focuses on mobile technologies. Follow him on Twitter @jgauerbach.</i><p>Research over the past two decades has identified a strong link between …

Why Your Cell Phone Doesn't Have a Dial Tone

In addition to the long curly cords, and the part where they are permanently attached to a wall, old-fashioned landlines have something else that …

The Happiest Companies In Tech

If you're on the hunt for a new tech job and want to surround yourself with shiny happy people, consider sending your resume to one of these workplaces.

Your Lazy Coworkers Are Happier Than You Are

I knew a guy once, and maybe you did, too. He came in late. He left early. His output was consistently lousy, and when the chips were down, he was never the guy tapped to stay late.<p>But boy, did he smile a lot.<p>According to new research, there’s a good chance that guy really was lazier and happier …

Leadership

Coding - the new Latin

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15916677<p><b>The campaign to boost the teaching of computer skills - particularly coding - in schools is gathering force.</b><p>Today the likes of Google, Microsoft and other leading technology names will lend their support to the case made to the government earlier this …

Why is Google in love with Bletchley Park?

<b>Technology giant Google normally has its eyes fixed firmly on the future. But it has turned its attention to an old house in England to help preserve a slice of computing history.</b><p>For nearly half a century after World War II, a Victorian manor house in Buckinghamshire lay neglected and unloved, its …

Wir brauchen wütende Nerds

<b>Der Tod des PC ist ein schlimmerer Verlust, als wir in unserer neuen mobilen Netzwelt ahnen, behauptet der Netztheoretiker Jonathan Zittrain. Gegen</b> …

Let Your Employees Pick Their Titles

Have you ever met a general counsel who goes by "Juggler of Justice" or a CFO known as "Duke of Dollars?" Why not?<p><b>I cut my own hair</b> and am comfortable wearing t-shirts to work. I also happen to be a CEO (but please never call me that).<p>Typically, CEOs wear fancy suits, answer to boards and act …

Employment

Give Your Employees Unlimited Vacation Days

Will it improve company culture? Sure. But can giving workers all the time off they want also increase their productivity?<p><b>The 9 a.m.-to-5 p.m.</b> workplace is almost dead. Throw your preconceived notions about vacation out the window and give your employees the no-strings-attached, unlimited vacation …

The Workplace

The Case for Building Your Employees a Tree House

Rope bridge? Check. Slide? Check. This CEO went out on a limb to foster creativity and innovation at his company. Here's what he gained from creating a zany work environment.<p><b>One of the best investments</b> I've ever made for my business was building a tree house in the middle of our office.<p>It wasn't an …

Treehouses

Cheers! Hold Your Meeting at Your Office Bar

Think bars are just for unwinding after work? I built one right in my office. Here's why.<p><b>I love beer.</b> Stouts? IPAs? Pilsners? Yes, please.<p>I'm in the business of selling fun and am pleased to report our fun-loving customers love beer too—to the tune of about 750,000 cups worth in 2011. How could we …

Employment

Netzkinder gegen Offliner: "Wir sind die Zauberer des 21. Jahrhunderts"

Wir lachen nicht, wir lollen. Wir haben unsere eigene Sprache und unsere eigene Kultur. Wir Netzkinder müssen das Internet retten, bevor es die …

Going With the Flow: Google's Secret Switch to the Next Wave of Networking

In early 1999, an associate computer science professor at UC Santa Barbara climbed the steps to the second floor headquarters of a small startup in …

Jugend: Generation Maybe hat sich im Entweder-oder verrannt

Anzeige<p>Seit einiger Zeit wirbt eine bekannte Zigarettenmarke mit dem Slogan „Don't be a maybe!“. Übersetzt heißt das etwa so viel wie „Sei kein …

Silicon Alps: An Inside Look at Switzerland's Startup Scene

Ah, Switzerland. The land of chocolate, cow-bells, skiing and prices that make you want to cry. A place that has built a global brand on providing a safe, risk-free haven for other people’s money and not being disruptive or belligerent. Clean, orderly and wonderfully peaceful — yes, the clichés are …

Eliten müssen der Gesellschaft dienen

Bewährte Führungstugenden wie Disziplin, Demut und Dienstbarkeit sind zunehmend und vielerorts Hybris, Hochmut und Habgier gewichen. Unternehmen …

Secrets Of America’s Happiest Companies

Disengaged workers cost the U.S. economy $350 billion a year in lost productivity. Here’s how the happiest companies boost morale and the bottom line.<p>“Being able to be truly happy at work is one of the keys to being happy in life,” says Heidi Golledge, CEO and cofounder of CareerBliss, an online …

Employee Engagement