Top 10 Tech Companies for Culture and Values

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Some companies know exactly how to make their employees happy, and Twitter is at the top of the list. The social media giant ranked No. 1 out of 25 companies with the best culture and values, according to a new report from job community site Glassdoor . See also: Top 10 Jobs With the Highest Work-Life Balance From Google to Facebook to Apple , 11 tech companies managed to make the list — more than any other industry. Results were based on feedback from people who know these companies the best — their employees. Culture and value ratings were based on a five-point scale, with "1" representing "very dissatisfied," "3" meaning "OK" and "5" standing for "very satisfied." Read more... More about Technology , Features , Work , Employee , and Glassdoor Read more »

Product Hunt Briefly Banned From Reddit, Reinstated

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 Product Hunt, the YC-backed social network for sharing links to interesting new startups and apps via a Reddit-like interface, has been banned from Reddit. We first got wind that links to Product Hunt could no longer be submitted to Reddit from a comment on a video published to YouTube by Google Ventures announcing that the search giant’s investment wing invested in Product… Read More Read more »

U.S. Ebola Patient to Be Released From Hospital

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Kent Brantly, the American doctor who was diagnosed with Ebola when working in Liberia, will be released from the hospital on Thursday, according to multiple news reports . The doctor was working in Liberia treating Ebola patients when he was diagnosed with the disease and flown to the United States for treatment at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital. He has now recovered and tested negative for the virus, according to CNN . See also: Here's Why It's Safe to Bring Ebola Patients to the U.S. Some gave Dr. Brantly no chance at survival. He was in "grave" condition and treated with experimental drug. Today he leaves #Emory #Ebola — Dan Kennedy (@DanOKennedy) August 21, 2014 Read more... Read more »

A Powerful Video Every Ice Bucket Challenge Hater Needs to See

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Anthony Carbajal was diagnosed with ALS at age 26, and he has a tearful message for all the Ice Bucket Challenge critics. So before you complain about your Facebook Newsfeed being overrun by friends and family dumping icy water on their heads, take a few minutes to hear Anthony's story. Naked Kermit the Frog Risks Life for Ice Bucket Challenge Musical Robin Williams Tribute Will Remind You to 'Seize the Day' Taylor Swift's Many Music Video Personas in One Supercut George W. Bush's Ice Bucket Challenge Includes a Plot Twist Read more... More about Viral Videos , Watercooler , Videos , Inspiring , and Ice Bucket Challenge Read more »

European Investor Admits He Pestered Female Entrepreneur For Sex In “Deal” Email

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 Pavel Curda, a European angel investor, (now ex) contributor at The Next Web and mentor to several startups, has admitted to sending a sexually explicit, inappropriate email to a woman entrepreneur following a meeting during a conference, implying a “Deal” could be struck. While he has apologised, it’s since emerged that he sent the same email to another woman at the event.… Read More Read more »

Coinbase Acquires Blockchain Explorer Blockr.io

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 A small consolidation wave in the Bitcoin space continues as bigger, better-funded companies scoop up teams of talented designers and engineers. Coinbase, the Andreessen Horowitz-backed Bitcoin wallet and merchant processing company, completed another talent acquisition today with the purchase of Blockr.io. Blockr.io is a popular explorer for the Blockchain, or the distributed public ledger… Read More Read more »

Sam Lessin Is Leaving Facebook

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 Facebook product manager Sam Lessin just announced he’s leaving the social network. The announcement came as a post on Lessin’s personal Facebook page saying, “Esteemed colleagues, it is with quite mixed emotions that I write to say that August 29th will be my last day at Facebook.” Lessin was brought into Facebook when his company Drop.io was acquired by friend and… Read More Read more »

Windows Phone, The PC Market, And Global Smartphone Shipments

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 Windows Phone sales aren’t doing well. According to the latest IDC data, 7.4 million Windows Phone units shipped in the second quarter of 2014. That’s down from 8.2 million in the year-ago quarter. Microsoft’s smartphone platform saw its market share fall from 3.4 percent to 2.5 percent in the year period. In comparison, the lager smartphone market grew from 240.5 million… Read More Read more »

YC-Backed Naytev Enhances Social Media Shares To Drive Website Traffic

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 Digital publishers are increasingly reliant on content shared with social networks like Facebook and Twitter to drive readers to their sites. Naytev hopes to optimize the way content is shared by A/B testing headlines and images that make their way to those networks. The Y Combinator startup helps digital publishers increase their traffic and engagement by improving the content that readers… Read More Read more »