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Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
Reed Hastings calls working from home “a pure negative” for employees and that the Netflix workforce will return to its offices once a vaccine is approved   —  Co-CEO of streaming giant discusses company's culture of candor and how working from home is harder
Sep 7, 2020, 10:40 PMIn context
Tom Simonite / Wired:
Alphabet, Microsoft, Salesforce, and others are offering tools to get workers back in offices, despite extending their own remote working policies into 2021   —  Alphabet, Microsoft, and Salesforce are offering services to track employees, arrange tests, and record results—all while most of their staffers are remote.
Sep 3, 2020, 5:15 PMIn context
Nico Grant / Bloomberg:
Okta, which provides identity management service for companies, has been a big beneficiary of remote work during lockdown with its stock rising 106% since March   —  - Businesses, schools tap firm's tools to secure online access  — McKinnon stays cautious on outlook as investors seek growth
Aug 30, 2020, 8:10 AMIn context
Roland Li / San Francisco Chronicle:
Pinterest is canceling its 490,000-square-foot lease at San Francisco's unbuilt 88 Bluxome project, citing a shift toward remote work amid the pandemic   —  Pinterest terminated its massive 490,000-square-foot lease at San Francisco's unbuilt 88 Bluxome project, citing a shift toward more remote work amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Aug 28, 2020, 9:10 PMIn context
David Pierce / Protocol:
A look at startups aiming to build better digital calendars, with faster ways to create meetings, optimizing schedules, analytics for corporate calendars, more   —  Digital calendars are a mess.  They're a crucial part of modern life, especially as remote work becomes more prominent.
Aug 26, 2020, 2:50 PMIn context
Jessica Bursztynsky / CNBC:
Uber extends its work from home policy until at least July 2021, with offices opening sooner but workers having the option to stay remote until next summer   —  - Uber is extending its work-from-home order through June 2021, CNBC confirmed Tuesday.  — The ride-sharing company now joins Google …
Aug 4, 2020, 6:50 PMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Berlin-based Everphone, which sells a “mobile as a service” device rental package to businesses, raises ~$40M Series B led by Signals Venture Capital   —  The latest startup to see an uplift in inbound interest flowing from the remote work boom triggered by the coronavirus pandemic …
Aug 1, 2020, 10:20 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Boston-based Notarize, a service that lets users sign and notarize official documents digitally, raises $35M Series C led by Camber Creek   —  Notarize, a platform that enables consumers and businesses to sign and notarize official documents digitally, has raised $35 million in a series C round of funding.
Jul 8, 2020, 2:00 PMIn context
Nate Lanxon / Bloomberg:
UK tech companies say operating with remote workers has changed their approach to post-Brexit hiring: executives will be local to HQs, most other roles won't   —  - Shift to remote working suggests many visas may not be needed  —  The pandemic taught Britain's technology executives …
Jul 5, 2020, 3:50 PMIn context
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Even as many companies adopt work from home policies during the pandemic, history shows that such initiatives have consistently failed and were abandoned   —  As the coronavirus keeps spreading, employers are convinced remote work has a bright future.  Decades of setbacks suggest otherwise.
Jun 29, 2020, 9:10 AMIn context

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