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Month: May 2015 (Page 1 of 2)

How Reddit’s fixed salary policy is diversifying its workforce

Ellen Pao onstage with Kara Swisher (left) at the Code Conference in May 2015

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, California — Reddit is taking an unusual measure towards diversifying its workforce: It has stopped negotiating salaries with potential hires.

“Women are one-quarter as likely to negotiate for salary as men are, and when they do, they’re penalized,” Reddit’s interim chief executive Ellen Pao said today at the Code Conference.… Read the rest

Nobody wants your wearable

Skully's "smart motorcycle helmet" includes a rear-view camera and a heads-up display.


SAN FRANCISCO — The problem with wearable technology might just be that nobody particularly wants it.

Not if you call it “wearable technology,” that is. That’s the conclusion proffered by Marcus Weller, the chief executive and cofounder of Skully, the maker of a “smart” motorcycle helmet.… Read the rest

Wherever Satoshi Nakamoto is, he’s probably filthy rich by now

Bitcoin


The mysterious creator of Bitcoin identified himself as “Satoshi Nakamoto” in the 2009 software release that kickstarted the cryptocurrency.

After playing an active role in the Bitcoin community from 2009 to 2011 — only via email, never in person or by phone — Nakamoto disappeared, leaving many people dying to know who the real person is behind this pseudonym.… Read the rest

A few notes on innovation

Originally published on Medium. Follow me there!

With nearly two billion people around the planet connected to the Internet, it is tempting to say that the revolution is nearly over. The largest providers of Internet access have consolidated their positions, the major search and social media players have been established, the largest content publishers have so much momentum and audience reach that they are difficult to dislodge.… Read the rest

Secrets of my inbox

Last summer, Ben Kaplan posted an interview with me about how PR folks can get my attention. I’ve been pointing people to this interview time and again, because it is a helpful summary of how my day really works.

Here’s the start of the transcript.… Read the rest

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