• Cloud HR Startup Zenefits Is Looking To Raise A Giant New Round Of Funding

    Cloud HR Startup Zenefits Is Looking To Raise A Giant New Round Of Funding

    Fast-moving HR and benefits startup Zenefits is looking to accelerate adoption even further. According to sources the company, which was founded just two years ago, is about to join the club of companies worth more than a billion dollars. Zenefits allows small- and medium-sized businesses to manage human resources services in a much simpler fashion. Like many other modern enterprise… Read More

  • Gravity4 And Gurbaksh Chahal Sued For Alleged Gender Discrimination — Here’s The Complaint

    Gravity4 And Gurbaksh Chahal Sued For Alleged Gender Discrimination — Here’s The Complaint

    Marketing startup Gravity4 and its CEO Gurbaksh Chahal were sued today by Erika Alonso, formerly the company’s senior vice president of global marketing. Forbes broke the news of the lawsuit. Alonso accuses Chahal and his company of discriminating against her because of her gender, as well as illegally surveilling her during her job interview. Read More

  • Notifications Are The Next Platform

    Notifications Are The Next Platform

    As the world moves from web to mobile, we’ve been thinking deeply about how people will discover mobile products and services and how we will find and access all the things we need in our digital lives. Search (largely Google) has long been the access and discovery point for web services. This model was pull-driven (i.e. we proactively find information on websites as we need), and… Read More

  • U.S. Secretary Of Homeland Security Warns About The Dangers Of Pervasive Encryption

    U.S. Secretary Of Homeland Security Warns About The Dangers Of Pervasive Encryption

    In a speech at cybersecurity conference RSA, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson outlined the government’s discomfort with increasing implementation of encryption by technology companies, and what impact the shift might have on national security. While tech firms like Apple are advancing encryption to an increasingly broad set of consumer activities, the government is… Read More

  • Republicans Continue Fight Against Net Neutrality With Three New Proposals

    Republicans Continue Fight Against Net Neutrality With Three New Proposals

    House Republicans continued their push against the Federal Communications Commission in the wake of the net neutrality rulemaking with three proposals that would curb the agency’s authority. They would require the agency to share its rulemaking with the public more expediently and be more transparent about internal delegation. Read More

  • Yahoo Cut 1,000 Jobs Since Q1 2014, Around 2,800 During Mayer’s CEO Tenure

    Yahoo Cut 1,000 Jobs Since Q1 2014, Around 2,800 During Mayer’s CEO Tenure

    As part of its first quarter earnings report, Yahoo detailed its reduction in headcount. The company cut 1,000 jobs since the first quarter of 2014, to 11,400. That figure does not include 830 contractors that work with the firm. The 11,400 figure was 11,800 at the end of the first quarter. That means Yahoo cut 400 jobs in the past 1.5 months. Presuming that that trend continues, the company… Read More

  • Yahoo Calls In Advisors To Weigh The Future Of Its 35.5%, $9B Stake In Yahoo Japan

    Yahoo Calls In Advisors To Weigh The Future Of Its 35.5%, $9B Stake In Yahoo Japan

    During a video stream discussing Yahoo’s Q1 earnings today, CEO Marissa Mayer noted that Yahoo has closed down 17 offices since she joined the company as part of a wider efficiency strategy. And it looks like Yahoo is eyeing up one more big change in its international profile: the company has retained advisors to decide what to do with its 35.5% stake in Yahoo Japan, a longtime… Read More

  • Why You’ll Hate the Apple Watch And The Important Business Lesson You Need To Learn

    Why You’ll Hate the Apple Watch And The Important Business Lesson You Need To Learn

    If you are among the 19 million people Apple predicts will buy an Apple Watch, I have some bad news for you — I’m betting there is an important feature missing from the watch that’s going to drive you nuts. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy one. In fact, I’m ordering one myself. However, this paradox illustrates an important lesson for the way companies… Read More

  • With “Fuller House,” Netflix Bets On Nostalgia To Attract More Viewers

    With “Fuller House,” Netflix Bets On Nostalgia To Attract More Viewers

    If there’s any doubt that Netflix doesn’t want to just augment your cable TV subscription, but actually desires to replace it outright, then look no further than today’s news of the streaming service’s intention to reboot the classic 80s-to-early 90s comedy “Full House,” under the new, oh-so-creative title, “Fuller House.” The spin-off, deemed… Read More

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