work commits $50 million to help prepare people for the ‘future of work’ is on a mission to help people find jobs, so it has pledged $50 million to fund nonprofit organizations that are focused on using technology to improve job searching, job matching, skill-bu

Workestra Turns Your Mobile Push Notifications Into Organized Tasks

A new application called Workestra for iOS, Android and Windows Phone turns your push notifications from various apps and services into tasks you can “snooze” or mark as done. The idea is

Source: Facebook Is Building FB@Work

The phrase “Facebook at work” usually suggests people frittering away the day on the social network and not actually doing their jobs. But according to an anonymous source inside Faceboo

Want To Unionize Developers? Focus On Workplace Democracy

Despite the efforts of many different organizers over the years software developers have resisted unionization. The relatively high pay and good working conditions of developers, the stereotype of gee

Dropbox Now Helps Team Admins Get Everyone To Turn On Two-Step Verification

When you're managing a collaborative space for your team at work or a group of folks working on a project, you know that security is extremely important. <a href="

Should Employees Be Fired For Using Their Job-Provided Laptops To Look Up Porn?

<img src="" />Here’s a fascinating privacy debate for y’all to chew on this Friday afternoon. A public official in Australia

Office Kid: Fake child, real excuse to leave work

<img src="" alt="office kid" />Anyone who's had to deal with co-workers in any capacity knows that kids trump all office-related prioritie

Shock report: Workers buying their own laptops, cell phones

If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time on the road, and a laptop and cellphone are vital to your work. I’m fortunate enough to have a job that takes care of the hardware issue, but man

This Just In: People like Facebook and YouTube

Almost 40 percent of 18 to 24 year-old office workers said that they would consider leaving their jobs if their access to Facebook and other popular web sites was blocked from their work computers. Th

Building your productive workspace: Yes you can!

Let’s start with the basics here for CrunchGear’s Productivity Week; your workspace. Everyone’s work area should be an exercise in functionality and each one will undoubtedly be as u

On the subject of dovetailing skill sets…

Just came across this gem of a Craigslist post in my RSS reader. computer/gardening help (Cambridge) Harvard academic requires help at home/home office. Approximately five-10 hours a week to help with

AMD introduces 'Business Class' technology

AMD is targeting the small- and medium-sized business pools with its “Business Class” platform, to be sold by a handful of AMD’s partners, including Dell, Acer, Fujitsu, HP, and Leno

Got any suggestions for dealing with IT bullies?

Eric Spiegel’s got an interesting article about an IT bully at his previous place of employment along with three tips about how to deal with IT bullies. The first tip is to try to establish a co

Fodder for your "I need a bigger monitor" argument

At my previous place of employment, I found myself in a puzzling predicament. I’d been given an underpowered desktop machine hooked up to a 17-inch CRT monitor and told to get to work managing p

Slack off all day with World Golf Tour

If I still worked in an office instead of out of the home — where I’m mere feet from an Xbox 360 and a Nintendo Wii — I’d probably play this game all day long. Actually, who am

Ha ha work is funny glumbert – Bad Day at the Office Yeah, I know it’s stupid and probably staged, but I’m a sucker for office fighting.

I want convenience and accountability for Christmas

I don’t want to play the “peace on Earth, goodwill towards men” card but I would like the following five things, which I think would benefit other people besides just me. 1. Mandator

Breaking: Technology makes it easier to get to pr0n at work

According to a survey by the American Management Association, you’re looking at porn at work. Yes, you. And, lo and behold, it’s because the technology we use every day makes it easier. Ce

InFocus' New IN12 Ultraportable Projector

Oh boy, I can’t wait for the next bi-monthly strategic planning meeting. That’s when I get to whip out my new InFocus IN12 mobile projector with “extraordinarily adjustable 1.4x zoom

Working At Rockstar Makes You One Cool Dude

NOT! But it’s always fun to see the inner-workings of all your favorite companies. Jeff, who used to work for Rockstar Games, recently posted a gigantic manifesto on his time spent working for t