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  • Why An Open Salary Policy Always Beats Secrecy

    Why An Open Salary Policy Always Beats Secrecy

    For four years, journalists and entrepreneurs have asked me why we created an open salary policy at my company. Here’s the answer: it prevents evil. Open salary policies mandate truthfulness and ethical behavior in organizations that would otherwise abuse the secrecy. “Transparency” is just a hollow buzzword unless executives are candid about compensation. Read More

  • Watch Magic Leap’s Video Of Seamless Augmented Reality Office Game Play

    Watch Magic Leap’s Video Of Seamless Augmented Reality Office Game Play

    Magic Leap is showing what it might look like to use its hardware for augmented reality gaming in the future, with a new demo of what the team is apparently “playing in the office” right now. The interface, which includes non-game interaction and then a short demo of an in-office virtual shooter experience, was created in tandem with Weta Workshop, a concept art studio responsible… Read More

  • Entelo Wants To Help Companies Hire Diverse Employees As They Scale Up

    Entelo Wants To Help Companies Hire Diverse Employees As They Scale Up

    In the past year, we saw a string of companies release diversity reports that exposed the numbers behind the underrepresentation of women and minorities in tech roles. Along with those reports came commitments to do better. Entelo thinks its algorithm can help tech companies follow through on those promises. Entelo is a platform that businesses can use to search for job candidates that has… Read More

  • Elon Musk Says Tesla Will Be The Leader In Autonomous Cars

    Elon Musk Says Tesla Will Be The Leader In Autonomous Cars

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk was on stage at Nivdia’s 2015 GPU Technology Conference, chatting with CEO Jen-Hsun Huang about autonomous cars and the hurdles standing in the way of self-driving tech. Musk said that a fully autonomous driving system might actually only be as little as a year away, but noted that regulation will lag several years behind tech that actually makes such a system possible. Read More

  • Romain Jerome Announces The Subcraft, The Mechanical Watch That Looks Digital

    Romain Jerome Announces The Subcraft, The Mechanical Watch That Looks Digital

    Sometimes it’s nice to have a little something mechanical in your life. To wit: the Romain Jerome Subcraft is the company’s latest “novelty” – a watch not made for mass production – that displays the hour on a side readout and the minutes on a dial on top of the case. This $24,000 watch – that’s 2 Apple Watch Editions, give or take – is… Read More

  • Dataminr Confirms $130M Raise To Take Its Social Media Data Analysis To New Verticals

    Dataminr Confirms $130M Raise To Take Its Social Media Data Analysis To New Verticals

    Dataminr, a startup that parses and crawls the vast glut of real-time informatio posted on social media sites like Twitter to extract key developments for public safety, bankers and news organizations, has confirmed that it’s raised another $130 million in funding. The funding — a Series D led by Fidelity — will be used to expand into new enterprise verticals, with… Read More

  • A Steady Erosion Of Confidence In Government

    A Steady Erosion Of Confidence In Government

    Governments around the world are facing significant political turmoil and enormous economic stress as they struggle with an alarming and unprecedented array of public policy crises today. And – whether it’s the desperate water scarcity in Brazil, the darkness-inducing rural electricity shortfall in India, the precipitous financial meltdown in Russia, or the festering income… Read More

  • Spayce Takes On Yik Yak With A Location-Based Social App For Sharing “Moments,” Not Gossip

    Spayce Takes On Yik Yak With A Location-Based Social App For Sharing “Moments,” Not Gossip

    While popular location-based social app Yik Yak struggles amid controversy and on-campus bannings, a newcomer called Spayce is gearing up to compete with its own take on local social networking. Its few-weeks-old app forgoes anonymity by default, and instead encourages community members to share their photo and video “memories” happening around a given location, whether that’s… Read More

  • The Moment I Knew Twitter Had To Buy Periscope

    The Moment I Knew Twitter Had To Buy Periscope

    I’ve been using Periscope for about five months. I would run into the team almost daily at a coffee shop, and since we were both in pre-launch building mode, watching their team grow as they built their product was inspiring. It was Wednesday, January 28, when I saw exactly what Periscope would mean for Twitter users. I had decided to take an old college friend and his father to dinner… Read More

  • The Gold Apple Watch Is Perfect For Douchebags

    The Gold Apple Watch Is Perfect For Douchebags

    Apple’s focus should be on selling as many watches as possible, not becoming a fashion brand. Read More

  • IAC Hires David Siegel As CEO Of Finance Website Investopedia

    IAC Hires David Siegel As CEO Of Finance Website Investopedia

    Finance education website Investopedia has a new CEO — David Siegel, who was previously president at stock market news and opinion site Seeking Alpha. Investopedia was founded back in 1999 and acquired by IAC as part of its purchase of ValueClick’s websites at the end of 2013. Now operated by IAC-owned Ask.com, Investopedia says it sees 15 million unique visitors and 45 million… Read More

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