It may have made a stir when Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer ordered all remote employees to report to the office, but they say that everything is now doing just fine, thank you very much. When Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer banned her 12,000 employees from working from home in February, her all-hands-on-deck ultimatum ignited a national… Continue reading Yahoo is doing just fine keeping people from their homes
Forget the stuffed animals. iPads will work just fine. Nearly two in five children have used a tablet or smartphone before they could speak in full sentences, according to a new report. Conducted by family advocacy organization Common Sense Media, the study found that 38% of children under the age of 2 have used a… Continue reading Nearly 2 in 5 children under 2 have used mobile devices
Speculating about next year is hard enough. Trying to look ahead 37 years is almost impossible, but they’ll give it a try. Last weekend in NYC John La Grou was a keynote speaker at the Audio Engineering Society convention. He based some of his assumptions about how recorded music will evolve on Moore’s Law, which states… Continue reading The sound of music in 2050
It isn’t just the NSA. It isn’t just the local police. Now, you are being spied on by your own peers and it’s a lot easier for them than it is for the authorities. The documents leaked to media outlets by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden this year have brought national intelligence gathering and surveillance… Continue reading Private companies help authorities spy on protestors
In short, they caused headaches for administrators, teachers, and tax payers. Did they help the students learn more? Probably not. Last week, I wrote about how one-to-one tablet programs in Missouri and Texas K-12 schools had hit some road bumps. In North Carolina when 73,000 Amplify tablets arrived — from Robert Murdoch’s edtech company —… Continue reading What did $30 million in iPads do for LA school district?
If you have Comcast and you want HBO, chances are you have to pay for a lot of other things that you don’t want. Comcast may be singing a different tune, now, as they take their prize fighter into the ring against Netflix. Love HBO, but hate paying for expensive cable bundles? Comcast’s got a… Continue reading Is HBO on its way out of the bundling constraints of Comcast?
Many companies have the technology, resources, and incentive to keep close tabs on their employees. Are they getting too deep into our work affairs to border on spying? Dennis Gray suspected that workers in his pest-control company were spending too much time on personal issues during the workday. So the general manager of Accurid Pest… Continue reading Possibly worse than the NSA: your boss
For those parents who worry about what they’re kids are viewing on the internet when they’re not around, Google has some solutions for you. Google is officially beginning to roll out parental controls in its Chrome web browser in the form of a new “Supervised Users” feature that is live now in the beta channel… Continue reading Chrome and Chromebook get parental controls
Fewer and fewer workers are making expensive and time-consuming commutes to their daily office jobs. Instead, they’re convincing their bosses to allow them to work from home, or finding ways to make money from home on their own. Here are a few ways you can ditch the suits or heels and start making money on… Continue reading 6 ways people are making money from home in 2013
They’re the talk of Wall Street and the blogging world alike. Now, Netflix will be capitalizing on their success by hitting more remote areas of the world. 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 part of that… Continue reading Netflix is hot and is taking their service around the world