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16

Apr

prweek:

Cardstore launched a Mother’s Day video on Monday after conducting a series of video interviews for a director of operations position, which offered no pay, no time to sleep, and other extreme conditions. In the video, which has garnered more than seven million views in three days, the brand suggests, “This Mother’s Day, you might want to make her a card.”

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15

Apr

fastcompany:

Watch How Google X Employees Deal With Failure

An inside look at the inner-workings of Google’s top-secret research lab.

Google X isn’t like most R&D labs. In this month’s featureFast Company was granted first-of-its kind access into Google’s top-secret research laboratory, where “moonshots” trump real-world feasibility, and failure is openly encouraged. “If we can get to a no quickly on an idea, that’s almost as good as getting to a yes,” says Rich DeVaul, head of Google X’s Rapid Evaluation team in the video above. Hit play to watch what happens when the very active imaginations of some very smart people are given free rein to fail.

14

Apr

smarterplanet:

New IBM Services Target Security And Disaster Recovery | TechCrunch
IBM has seen the technology world changing as much as any other vendor and that’s part of the reason it bought SoftLayer last year –to broaden its cloud offerings. Today, the company has built upon that, announcing new security and disaster recovery services that could make the cloud more attractive to companies that remain skeptical.
One area the cloud excels in is disaster recovery because it stores your applications and data outside your data center. When a weather event, fire or other disaster strikes, your data is protected in the cloud and your operations can go on.
And that’s the idea behind IBM’s Cloud Virtualized Server Recovery (VSR), which will keep virtualized instances of your most critical applications and data in the SoftLayer cloud, regardless of whether your services are run primarily in SoftLayer or in your own data center or private cloud. As IBM, pointed out, downtime is expensive and if you have a virtualized cloud insurance policy, you could keep going even while your center was in tatters.

smarterplanet:

New IBM Services Target Security And Disaster Recovery | TechCrunch

IBM has seen the technology world changing as much as any other vendor and that’s part of the reason it bought SoftLayer last year –to broaden its cloud offerings. Today, the company has built upon that, announcing new security and disaster recovery services that could make the cloud more attractive to companies that remain skeptical.

One area the cloud excels in is disaster recovery because it stores your applications and data outside your data center. When a weather event, fire or other disaster strikes, your data is protected in the cloud and your operations can go on.

And that’s the idea behind IBM’s Cloud Virtualized Server Recovery (VSR), which will keep virtualized instances of your most critical applications and data in the SoftLayer cloud, regardless of whether your services are run primarily in SoftLayer or in your own data center or private cloud. As IBM, pointed out, downtime is expensive and if you have a virtualized cloud insurance policy, you could keep going even while your center was in tatters.

thisistheverge:

Samsung Galaxy S5 review The next big thing is a lot of little things

thisistheverge:

Samsung Galaxy S5 review
The next big thing is a lot of little things

11

Apr

Around the Wire: Twitter Tips for Journalists, Why College Media Matters, and More Media News

prnewswire:

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Every Friday, we round up 5 media stories from the week. The latest Around the Wire includes:

  • How journalists can spruce up their Twitter profiles ahead of the profile page redesign
  • Whether The Washington Post’s national push can help local news
  • 21 reasons why college media matters

Continue reading Beyond Bylines’ Around the Wire in Five

Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell.

Strunk and White, Elements of Style.

Always a good reminder, and a reminder that you can download Elements of Style for free. PDF | eBook

(via futurejournalismproject)

10

Apr

fastcompany:

There’s a new lifehack for dealing with email 24/7, and it might just be our favorite yet: Move to France. Read more>

fastcompany:

There’s a new lifehack for dealing with email 24/7, and it might just be our favorite yet: Move to France. Read more>

theatlantic:

The Future of Media Will Be Streamed

For music and movies as things you buy and own, this is the beginning of the end.
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

theatlantic:

The Future of Media Will Be Streamed

For music and movies as things you buy and own, this is the beginning of the end.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

09

Apr

XKPasswd - Secure Memorable Passwords

minimalmac:

Just like it says on the tin. Inspired by a XKCD comic that explained why passwords made of random words are harder to crack than random strings of letters/numbers/characters.