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Simone Stolzoff / Quartz:
Profile of Asana, a provider of collaboration software for teams that has roots as a popular task management tool for Facebook's engineering department   —  There's work, and then there's the work that goes into doing your work.  And a lot of workers spend more time on the latter.
Nov 1, 2018, 11:40 PMIn context
Oliver Staley / Quartz:
Profile of Symphony, a secure messaging app for financial industry that also lets bots at different institutions talk to each other and settle trades   —  For almost 40 years, Bloomberg has been an unescapable fact of life in the financial world.  —  Older than the internet …
Oct 22, 2018, 4:40 AMIn context
Alison Griswold / Quartz:
How Uber's team of economists tests new features and incentives, writes highly-cited academic papers, and provides talking points for public policy initiatives   —  It's hard to explain just how much economists love Uber.  —  Economists love Uber like a mother loves her child.
Oct 14, 2018, 10:50 AMIn context
Simone Stolzoff / Quartz:
Humu emerges from stealth and unveils the Nudge Engine, an app that uses machine learning to deliver personalized nudges to motivate employees while at work   —  Laszlo Bock is the closest thing the HR world has to a rock star.  —  After a decade of running human resources at Google …
Oct 8, 2018, 11:10 PMIn context
The new NAFTA deal extends the protections from liability that US internet companies enjoy under Section 230 of Communications Decency Act, to Mexico and Canada   —  The new “USMCA” deal the US, Canada, and Mexico tentatively agreed to provides wide-reaching protection to internet giants …
Oct 7, 2018, 11:10 AMIn context
Tim Fernholz / Quartz:
GM and Honda partner to develop autonomous vehicles, with Honda investing $750M in GM's Cruise Automation subsidiary and contributing $2B towards development   —  Japan is bringing big money to self-driving car partnerships: General Motors has struck a new alliance with Honda to produce …
Oct 3, 2018, 10:45 AMIn context
Isabella Steger / Quartz:
Yahoo Japan announces it will shut down its GeoCities service in March 2019, 22 years after its launch, citing profitability and technological issues   —  A decade ago, internet users who grew up with Web 1.0 bid a fond farewell to Sunset Strip, Rodeo Drive, Colosseum, and other “neighborhoods” …
Oct 1, 2018, 10:50 PMIn context
Aisha Hassan / Quartz:
Spotify confirms test where it sent emails to some of its Premium for Family users asking them to prove their home address via GPS or lose access to the plan   —  Spotify recently sent an email to some of its “Premium for Family” account users in the US that asked them to confirm their home address through GPS data.
Sep 28, 2018, 11:50 AMIn context
Simone Stolzoff / Quartz:
Slack has acquired Astro, a productivity startup that makes tools to surface important information from your emails and calendar   —  There's a common understanding that there are two types of people in this world: Slack people and email people.  In reality, most modern offices use both …
Sep 24, 2018, 11:50 AMIn context
Hanna Kozlowska / Quartz:
Chartbeat: when Facebook experienced a 45-minute outage on August 3 in many parts of the world, direct traffic to news websites spiked by 11%, search was up 8%   —  What happens when internet users can't go on Facebook?  Some turn to other social media platforms to joke about it.
Sep 23, 2018, 3:55 PMIn context

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