Aaron Levie, Chief Executive of Box, which makes cloud collaboration software for businesses, said remote work had increased both productivity and innovation at his company. Instead of generating ideas with small groups in conference rooms or when people happen to run into one another, he said, the company is having conversations with larger and more diverse groups on Slack. … [Read more...] about Is the five-day office week over?
Ruiz had been modifying dolls to resemble her and her family, but she got the idea for her new Quarantine line from a 2011 segment on The Ellen DeGeneres Show where DeGeneres created her own realistic Barbies, including Homewrecker Barbie, Distracted Driver Barbie, and Hoarder Barbie. … [Read more...] about A woman wondered what Barbies would look like in quarantine. Her answer is amazing
As major tech companies struggle with their responsibilities to the users and communities they serve, the question of what political candidates should be allowed to say in their online postings has emerged as a flash point. Each of the various platforms have taken different approaches to this question, but they each ignore the most important consideration of all: Why is it more advantageous online for a political candidate to be sensational rather than measured? … [Read more...] about There’s a simple way to reduce extreme political rhetoric on Facebook and Twitter
The sense within the company was that the media was playing hardball because it was SKG (Spielberg, Katzenberg, and Geffen), and there was an element out there that wanted the mighty moguls to fall. “Along the way there’d be stories that came out that didn’t really have much to do with anything,” Phillip Nakov said. “I almost feel—I know this from personal experience in this business—that everyone was just holding their breath for [Pop] to fail.” … [Read more...] about Quibi before Quibi: The inside story of Jeffrey Katzenberg’s first dot-com failure
“For much of history, law enforcement meant enforcing laws that were specifically designed to subjugate black people,” Oliver says. He then details how some of America’s earliest law enforcement units were slave patrols, which simply evolved into a new form with similar designs after slavery ended. There’s a clear line that runs from the purpose of those first forms of police to racist policies like Stop and Frisk in New York City, which disproportionally affected BIPOC citizens at a rate of 90%. … [Read more...] about 5 takeaways from John Oliver’s outstanding ‘Last Week Tonight’ episode on defunding the police