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  • Nice Work If You Can Get It: Apotheker Leaves HP With $10 Million Severance

    Nice Work If You Can Get It: Apotheker Leaves HP With $10 Million Severance

    Massive severance packages are nothing new, but sometimes you just feel the need to call attention to them. Ousted HP CEO Leo Apotheker is leaving the company with a $7.2 million severance payment, plus a $2.4 million bonus and $3.7m in stock (more if you count the other 440,000 vested shares). I understand that this high pay is part of our business culture, but really, now. Is it possible that… Read More

  • Oh, Nokia. Another 3,500 People Laid Off, Manufacturing Operations Trimmed Down

    Oh, Nokia. Another 3,500 People Laid Off, Manufacturing Operations Trimmed Down

    Nokia this morning announced “plans to take additional actions to align its workforce and operations”. You know what that means: mass layoffs and then some. In a press release, the Finnish mobile giant says it will reduce its staff by at least 3,500 employees by the end of 2012. Nokia also says there will be reductions in manufacturing; the company is closing its manufacturing… Read More

  • What if Don Draper had presented Facebook Timeline?

    What if Mad Men’s Don Draper has presented Timeline instead of Mark Zuckerburg? Would we be worrying about privacy, or instead balling our eyes out at the nostalgia generated from our past lives, leaving us wanting more? That’s the idea behind a video put together by Chicago-based Eric Leist. The original presentation saw Draper present the Kodak Carousel slide machine – a… Read More

  • German Artist Creates 4000-Watt Sound Tank

    German Artist Creates 4000-Watt Sound Tank

    Have you ever had a song stuck in your head to the point where you just need everyone else in a six-block radius to hear it? Apparently that’s a common affliction in my neighborhood. Last time it was Paul Simon at 4 in the morning. But at least they were only playing it on a boombox, not a 4000-watt sound tank. Berlin-based artist Nik Nowak has created an actual track-based vehicle, as in… Read More

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    Someone Please Wake Up @MarkDavidson – One Of His Twitter Ghostwriters Went Rogue

    Someone Please Wake Up @MarkDavidson – One Of His Twitter Ghostwriters Went Rogue

    I’m sorry, but this is just too funny not to share. A guy called Mark Davidson, a Social Marketing & Communications Strategist according to his LinkedIn profile, apparently hired three people to ghostwrite on his Twitter account. From the looks of it, one of them was just fired from Mark’s inexplicably large ghostwriting team, but his former employer failed to change his… Read More

  • Guest post: Identify and leverage your start-up sustainability

    This is a guest post by Luke Miller, Founder and CEO of Offset Options, a Barcelona & London-based startup using web services to fight climate change. The majority of today’s start-ups are focused on making an action, a process, purchase or communications easier, cheaper and more efficient. This efficiency can offer great reduction in environmental impact – for your industry… Read More

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    How To Go Back To The Previous Facebook Interface (While You Still Can)

    How To Go Back To The Previous Facebook Interface (While You Still Can)

    If you’re not happy with the changes Facebook made with regards to the News Feed, and the addition of the ‘Ticker’, there’s an easy way to revert back to the ‘old’ Facebook user interface. Simply go to your Account Settings and change your language to anything but ‘English (US)’. If you only speak English, you can simply pick ‘English… Read More

  • Skype Aware Of XSS Vulnerability In iOS Apps, “Working Hard To Fix” It

    Skype Aware Of XSS Vulnerability In iOS Apps, “Working Hard To Fix” It

    If you’re using Skype for iOS on your iPhone or iPod touch, consider yourself warned: a cross-site scripting vulnerability looms in the “Chat Message” window in version 3.0.1 and earlier versions. The hole allows attackers to execute malicious JavaScript code that runs when a victim views a chat message, enabling theft of information, including a user’s address book… Read More

  • I’m Leaving TechCrunch. Here’s Why.

    I’m Leaving TechCrunch. Here’s Why.

    So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark —that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back. – Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas To those who have been following the recent TechCrunch drama, this post won’t come as much of a surprise. Read More