The Comunicano Communique for Monday February 29th 2016
The Comunicano Communique
Ici La Bas--A little of this, a little of that today. Post Mobile World Congress Week, a lot of buzz still (elsewhere on Apple vs. The FBI) on breaking the San Bernadino Phone...Lots of Oscar news (elsewhere) Here you'll find news you should read...My friend Om Malik has his Seven Things To Read This Weekend, (worth signing up for) I'm giving you more than double that to read today.... You can also catch me today on a pre-recorded Business Rockstars as Ken and his merry Metal members are marauding around to the Seed Vault this week...All that and more in today's Communique...read on..!!
Snapchat falls foul of CEO impersonation, hands over employee pay data
Snapchat says it is "impossibly sorry" after being duped by a cyberattacker who impersonated the CEO and was able to elicit employee payroll information from the firm. In a blog post on Sunday, the messaging service revealed that a targeted phishing campaign which involved a cyberattacker impersonating chief executive Evan Spiegel was successfully levied against the company, leading to the release of payroll information.
The Next Web is out and about at Mobile World Congress this week, and at the Showstoppers event tonight we met some of the tech companies looking to make a name for themselves at this year's flagship mobile industry event in Barcelona.
11 Apps to Help You Find Your Focus Sometimes, it feels impossible to focus with (seemingly) hundreds of things pulling at our attention at any given point in time. You know what we're talking about: the "ding!"
ESPN is at a crossroads. Its business model, which has long been dependent on cable subscription fees, is becoming tenuous as more people cut the cord. ESPN president John Skipper said last week that the network is in discussions to offer broadcast options on additional streaming services.
Microsoft to start shipping $3,000 HoloLens developer kits on March 30
Starting today, February 29, Microsoft will begin allowing invited developers to buy the Development Edition of Microsoft's HoloLens mixed-reality goggles, which will start shipping March 30. In addition to including the HoloLens goggles and developer environment, the Developer Edition will come with a Bluetooth clicker; carrying case; charger and cable; microfiber cloth; nose pads; and overhead strap, Microsoft officials said today.
Raspberry Pi has an in-store treat on its fourth anniversary. It is now shipping the Raspberry Pi 3 computer, which at the same $35 price as its Pi 2 predecessor packs a more powerful 64-bit CPU, and for the first time, has built-in wireless capabilities.
A family of untethered objects built on inspiration, exploration and productivity Next Tuesday, PSFK Labs will launch The Nomad Class: an insights report which examines the new technologies and services that enable people to maintain productive and fulfilling working lives, while still living a life of adventure and exploration.
Like most 25-year-olds, Julia Rozovsky wasn't sure what she wanted to do with her life. She had worked at a consulting firm, but it wasn't a good match. Then she became a researcher for two professors at Harvard, which was interesting but lonely. Maybe a big corporation would be a better fit.
Sallie Krawcheck, once a Wall Street titan and now a serial entrepreneur, has long been an important member of Fortune's Most Powerful Women community. So it's fitting that we will kick This is particularly timely advice on the eve of Fortune's March 1st Most Powerful Women International Summit in Hong Kong.
Last weekend I attended the MHacks: Refactor hackathon on behalf of my company. I acted as a representative of my company as well as a mentor for the hackers. I saw a lot of amazing projects and helped a lot of students. The energy of the students and their output was phenomenal.
The Question Sunday, media maven @mikebutcher asked women to weigh in on what they are looking for in a conference. Without meaning to impugn Mr. Butcher's sincerity, this question does get asked from time to time. As simple as it is to give in to the urge, it is deserving of more than the usual snarky and/or ranty responses.
If you're looking for the best hosts on Airbnb the most efficient way to find them is to count user reviews, according to a new study. Everbooked and LearnAirbnb, two sites that provide hosting tips and pricing insights to Airbnb hosts, released a joint State of Airbnb Hosting study that looked at booking and listing activity in the top 200 markets in the United States.
After 18 months of struggling to get traction with two product ideas, Segment started its turnaround. What followed was a two-year stretch of growth from four to 60 people, thousands of new customers and $44 million over several rounds of financing. What was the trigger for such a significant inflection point?
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