Category: Personnel

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Jeff Bezos’ guide to life

Jeff Bezos’ guide to life

Here are Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ tips about inspiration, work-life balance, and how to be an inventor. Oh, and how it felt getting doused with champ ...
Inside Summit Series, the invite-only getaway striving for altruism

Inside Summit Series, the invite-only getaway striving for altruism

“Make No Small Plans” is the Summit Series motto, and it doesn’t. The “Burning Man meets Davos” event company has bought a moun ...
Developer community Stack Overflow lays off reportedly 20% of staff as it refocusses business

Developer community Stack Overflow lays off reportedly 20% of staff as it refocusses business

Some changes are underway at Stack Overflow, the online community where some 50 million developers and others converge to talk programming and many ...
Tony West leaves Pepsi to become Uber’s new Chief Legal Officer

Tony West leaves Pepsi to become Uber’s new Chief Legal Officer

When you’re a company facing almost as many federal investigations as a crime syndicate, who better to come in to run your legal team than a former ...
Magic Leap hires co-founder of Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB

Magic Leap hires co-founder of Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB

Augmented reality money-raiser Magic Leap is still hard at work on that first product, but they’re also continuing to get some pretty notable names ...
Report: Airbnb just lost the person it recently installed to head up its China business

Report: Airbnb just lost the person it recently installed to head up its China business

China is a tough nut to crack, no matter how much money U.S.-based companies have to throw at it. That’s the overarching takeaway tonight, given th ...
GitHub’s scandalized ex-CEO returns with Chatterbug

GitHub’s scandalized ex-CEO returns with Chatterbug

Translation earbuds might eliminate some utilitarian reasons to know a language, but if you want to understand jokes, read poet ...
Coursera’s chief product officer just left to become a VC

Coursera’s chief product officer just left to become a VC

Tom Willerer, who has spent the last four years with the online education company Coursera — the last two as its chief product officer — is moving ...
Google commits $1 billion in grants to train U.S. workers for high-tech jobs

Google commits $1 billion in grants to train U.S. workers for high-tech jobs

The nature of work is changing on a global level at a rapid pace. Sure, it’s not the first time work has been dramatically impacted by technology, ...
Snapchat is building a secluded R&D lab in Lehi, Utah

Snapchat is building a secluded R&D lab in Lehi, Utah

It’s hard to build something secret in LA or SF without anyone finding out. So Snap Inc is building a new R&D office in the remote location of ...
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