Block Inversions by Corporations to limit American tax dollar losses

NYTimes’ Teresa Tritch argues that US Congress should pass a bill in order to make inversions economically inconvenient for companies. This is a response to Pfizer’s recent bid to acquire AstraZeneca: Pfizer was pursuing a specific type of acquisition, called an inversion, which would have let it reincorporate in Britain. That, in turn, would have […]

Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel created Snapchat to mask his insecurities

Jordan Crook, reporting for TechCrunch, writes an informative anecdote framing Evan Spiegel of Snapchat’s persona against a body of e-mails recently uncovered by ValleyWag. Crook really hits the spot here: To be fair, we all say things that are meant to be private, and when Spiegel sent these emails to his Kappa Sig bros, he […]

Uber just gave lobby fodder to every Taxi commission

Casey Newton reports for The Verge about Uber’s CEO’s comments from the Code Conference about self-driving cars: Asked about what he would tell the Uber drivers who will some day replaced, Kalanick said that day was still a long way off. But it’s also inevitable, he said. “I’d say ‘Look, this is the way of […]

Drive development with budgets, not estimates

As a creative, we all deal with the perfectionist inside of us. The need to shape every corner and every angle to perfection. Of course, in the active go-getter world of Agency life, time never permits close examination. So when do you polish? When do you publish? That is the crux of Captured by Quality […]

It’s official. Apple bought Beats.

Straight from the NYTimes, Brian X. Chen reports that Apple has purchased Beats for $3 billion. This tidbit jumped out at me: For Apple, the acquisition of Beats, expected for weeks, largely follows a familiar pattern. Apple has historically bought technology outfits that have resources and talent that it can blend into future devices and […]

“TrueCrypt is not secure”

Woah. This caught me off guard. Reporting from ArsTechnica, Dan Goodin has the story: One of the official webpages for the widely used TrueCrypt encryption program says that development has abruptly ended and warns users of the decade-old tool that it isn’t safe to use. “WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain […]

50 Ways to Get a Job

Excuse while I knock of some of my friend’s doors with this website. (via swissmiss)