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Leadership Is Stewardship

In this fast-forward world of frenetic energy we fail to pause long enough to realize what effect our leadership has on people. As if in some race to …

Do You Need a Chief Culture Officer? Yes – Your CEO.

Nearly a Year After IPO, Workday Appears to Be Working Out

It has been nearly a year since Workday, the cloud-based human-resources software company, first debuted on the New York Stock Exchange. On Tuesday, …

SEC and NASDAQ probe glitch that led to three-hour trading shutdown

NASDAQ, the SEC, and others are attempting to piece together what caused a three-hour freeze in trading late last week, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. Sources say that officials are focusing particularly on two minutes about an hour before the shutdown, a period that could have signaled that major …

More pain in Spain but signs of recovery

Companies are looking at exports for growth as unemployment cripples domestic demand.<p>They used to provide swimming pools and hot tubs to homes across Spain during a construction boom that saw swaths of the Spanish coasts disappear under concrete. But when the building bubble spectacularly burst in …

Economy

Everything that’s wrong with Microsoft, as told by veterans who abandoned the company

It’s possible, even likely, that Microsoft is about to enter the darkest period in the firm’s history. Darker, even, than July 2000, when it seemed the US government might dissolve the house that Bill built, and force the company to be split into two different companies.<p><b>Update: Part 2, The</b> …

Mobile Devices

LinkedIn Tells Noisiest Members To Hush, And A Ruckus Ensues

When Internet sites invite millions of members to post, it’s a safe bet that before long, shouting and head-banging will ensue. Facebook had a ruckus a while back, regarding photos uploaded by breast-feeding activists, or “lactivists.” Reddit struggled last year to deal with posts known as …

grain editRoger Dario

I recently discovered Toronto-based designer and art-director Roger Dario. In a relatively short amount of time, he’s built an impressive body of …

Liftware Spoon Helps With Parkinson's Tremors

A new smart spoon can be a vital tool in helping stabilize Parkinson’s tremors. San Francisco-based Lift Labs’ patented Liftware Spoon uses an …

Google Dictionary About To Become More Like A Real Dictionary

You’ve done it, we’ve done it, everyone does it; a coworker drops a word we don’t know, or we see a word we’ve never run into before, and we …

Steve Ballmer To Retire From Microsoft Within A Year

Aside from Bill Gates himself, it’s hard to imagine a CEO more respected (or, for that matter, more made fun of on the Internet) than Steve Ballmer. …

See The Tweets, Uploads, And Searches That Happen Every Second On The Web

“Every Second on the Internet” cleverly uses your screen real estate to make the sheer size of uploaded data make sense.<p>Every second on the Internet, about 4,000 tweets are posted to Twitter. And about 33,333 Google searches are made. And about 46,000 YouTube clips are viewed. Neat factoids, and …

Long Shadow Design Trend

Long Shadow seems to be the hottest trend lately, it's everywhere specially if you look through design communities like dribbble, and behance. On …

Graphic Design

Never Load Paper Again With This Smarter Printer

Just place this printer right on top of a big stack of paper, and it’ll handle the rest.<p>Twenty years ago, inkjet printers seemed like magic–they printed so many colors, so fast! Now they’re that necessary evil for producing concert tickets or handling that one thing in your life that you still have …

Industrial Design

Vogue Makes A Complete Joke Out Of Google, And Google Doesn’t Even Notice

Google Glass made it into Vogue’s esteemed September issue. But its treatment says a lot about how the fashion industry views the geek elite.<p>Google Glass just scored a 12-page spread in <i>Vogue</i>‘s September issue, or what’s easily the most influential issue of the most influential publication in all of …

Inside ‘Mad Men’: A Fine Madness

Who is Matthew Weiner? He is not Don Draper. But today, especially, he is the furthest thing from Don Draper anybody could imagine. At a studio in …

TV

Stripe’s Payments Payout Technology For Collaborative Consumption Startups Now Processing Up To $500K Per Day

A few weeks ago, payments startup Stripe made it significantly easier for collaborative consumption startups to take and process payments. The company’s new technology allowed for payments to be distributed to multiple bank accounts, which is an issue for startups like Lyft, which are attempting to …

12 Digital Technologies Retailers Are Investing In

It's a tough market out there for speciality retailers. While the ecommerce grew 13% in the first quarter of the year compared to Q1 2012, Amazon …

25 Top UK Startups

The London startup scene is well-documented. But the UK innovation ecosystem is not confined to the city. All types of companies are emerging from …

Axl Rose Does Pink Floyd, Governors Ball Survives Storm

Kanye West dressed up in a suit for a new song “I Am a God.” The Kings of Leon dressed down and played a day late. Axl Rose was on time for once and …

Microsoft Learned QR Codes Don't Work

To which the tech world replied, "Wait ... QR codes are still a thing?" (The answer is yes. Gillette even incorporated the Rorschach-like, black-and-white, scannable blocks on a recent Kate Upton ad.)<p>Scanbuy is taking over the support for Microsoft's Tag technology next month.<p>Even though some …

Rap Genius Reveals Its Business Model Will Be ‘Enterprise Genius’ Collaborative Annotation Tool

How could a site for explaining rap lyrics make good on its $15 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz? Because it’s also a collaborative text-annotation platform that enterprises are asking for. Today at TechCrunch Disrupt, the Rap Genius founders told me they plan to monetize by building …

David Karp: Ten Out Of Ten Of The Biggest Hollywood Studios Now Advertise On Tumblr

Today, at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, Tumblr founder David Karp and Sequoia partner (and Tumblr investor) Roelof Botha took the stage to talk to TechCrunch founder Mike Arrington about how the blogging platform’s plans to take over the world. After a conversation about the merits of building a startup …

New York Startup Scene Shines At TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013

The champagne bottles are empty. The startups are packing up. TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 is a wrap, and it was a hell of a show.<p>Enigma won the Startup Battlefield, taking home $50,000 and the Disrupt Cup. Ryan Lawler’s Urban Transportation panel was somehow more rowdy than Josh Constine’s talk with …

Bunkr Is The PowerPoint Killer We’ve All Been Waiting For

French startup Bunkr is focused on one simple task: killing PowerPoint. To achieve this goal, the company’s well-designed web app will help you collect visual content and organize it into slides. The result is a very visual HTML5 presentation that works on your computer, phone or tablet. You can …

Iraq violence: Baghdad and Baquba hit by bomb attacks

<b>A wave of bomb attacks across Iraq has killed at least 46 people, police and medical sources say.</b><p>Worst affected were Baghdad and the central city of Baquba, which were hit by numerous blasts.<p>Violence during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which ended in early August, left more than 670 people …

William Hague: 'We believe this was a chemical attack by Assad'

The British government believes the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad is responsible for an alleged chemical weapons attack this week, William Hague has said.<p>Mr Hague called for UN experts to be granted immediate access to the site near Damascus to investigate claims that a horrific gas …