The swelling population of borderless tech workers, temporary and otherwise, has nonetheless inspired the launch of numerous startups catering to a range of travelers—think WeWork’s expansion from co-working to co-living, gone global. On one end of the spectrum, working vacation spots like Surf Office, in Gran Canaria, offer private rooms and a “community vibe” to remote workers looking to hang on the beach for a few weeks without logging off. On the other, there’s the basically-illuminati-level The Caravanserai (tagline: “Roam Free”) which beginning in 2016 will offer members three communal houses with co-working spaces in Mexico City, Lisbon, and Ubud in place of a single lease.
Zendesk isn’t alone in its efforts to serve customer service reps. The company’s competitors include Salesforce’s Desk.com, Kayako, Zoho Support, and SmarterTrack. It seems though that beautiful design hasn’t reached too many enterprise companies. Of Zendesk’s competition, only Desk.com is likely to win any beauty awards for its software.
As an open source advocate, you published the app’s code here—and your project planning on Trello. Has anyone jumped in to collaborate or use the concept for another app? Not yet, but I’m hoping that the code will help some people to solve their own issues. I’ve had some people reaching out directly via the Medium post to chat about my experience so I feel like it was worth it. I really want to find more ways to contribute back to the community, [because] there’s so much that you can get out there for free!
We are looking forward to our 10 year anniversary! It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years – it’s gone by very quickly. 2012 will be a record year for SwaddleDesigns in many ways. It is our first year in our much larger new HQ facility, and I finally will move my design studio out of our house! We are rolling out the Angry Birds Baby line, Disney Classic collection and Disney It’s A Small World collection, along with several of my personal collections – Jewel Tones, the Sterling line and the elegant French palette inspired Taupe Gray Collection.
How do we deal with this tectonic shift in user behavior? We’ve moved beyond the era of m-dot or t-dot hacks, into one where responsive and adaptive design techniques rule the day – what the W3C calls a One Web approach. The key part of the W3C’s recommendation is that “One Web means making, as far as is reasonable, the same information and services available to users irrespective of the device they are using.”
I didn’t get another cell phone for some time. I wanted to see if I could do without. I work from home, my four children were all in local schools so I can be reached via email or by phone in case of emergency. I didn’t need a cell phone. I merely wanted one. With our monthly budget tight, I held off getting another cell phone for over a year.
While Lee’s detention is not expected to hamper day-to-day operation of Samsung firms, which are run by professional managers, experts said it could hinder strategic decision-making at South Korea’s biggest conglomerate, or chaebol.
Whitaker began thinking of ways to knock years off his sentence. He considered providing the names of the drug users, pushers, and doctors who had patronized his online steroid business. They were mostly easy marks, and Whitaker was quick to take advantage of them. For a while he bottled sterile water in 1-milliliter vials, marketed it as a steroid called Dutchminnie, and sold it for $1,000 a pop. Not only did clients fall for the scam, they sent back photos showing how they’d bulked up after using the “drug.”
“It will be an intimate installation,” says Klima, who adds that the small scale of his piece is due to the physical constraints of such a large exhibition.
Mithoefer said he had been expecting the DEA’s decision any day, because he knew the study fulfilled all of the agency’s requirements.
When computer scientist Jonathan Mayer logged into an AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot at Washington Dulles International Airport last week, he noticed ads for a jewelry store—and for AT&T itself—while visiting Stanford University’s website. He saw extra ads on federal government sites and other news sites as well. Poking around a bit, he found that AT&T’s Wi-Fi hotspot was injecting ads into HTTP traffic. In addition to the annoyance of additional ads, the ads introduce security and breakage risks. AT&T stated the ad injection program was just a trial being tested in two airports for a limited time, and that the trial has ended… but probably best to start using HTTPS Everywhere, just in case.
>Since the Heartbleed bug has existed for two years, it raises obvious questions about whether the NSA or other spy agencies were exploiting it before its discovery.
More and more, I see Silicon Valley painted as villains instead of the creative innovators who drive much of our tech breakthroughs and the world economy. It’s cast a real pall over the region, and caught the eye of regulatory agencies around the globe.
What worries the government are websites that prey on people’s health concerns to make a profit.
Almost as soon as I’d finished my “Creating a Digital Art Gallery” post that ran earlier today, I wondered why there was no online community geared towards children which allowed them to easily post and share their endless supply of art and other creations with others – be they friends, family or the web at large.
I pondered about how it could work: a simple web interface to upload images, or maybe an app that uses the camera to do it all in one go. Keeping it simple would mean even younger kids would be able to do it all by themselves. Kids love to be rewarded, so it would have to have a way for viewers to “like” the photos. And most importantly, the parents would need to know what’s happening and monitor their children’s activity.
The best description I could think of for this album after listening to the whole thing was “geek showtunes.” With the exception of a couple songs, the album sounds like it could be a soundtrack for a geeky play. There is a playful banter in most of the tracks between Debs and Errol, highlighted by the spoken word bits in the songs. The album takes you right away to the geeky stage show with “Geek Love Song,” which gives numerous examples of how to say ‘I love you’ in geek language, such as “Wani ra yana ro aisha” (Vulcan).
Barcams will allow beer-swilling scholars to get a glimpse of the action before wasting their pinched allowances. Butcher plans to give away his service to the first few joints that sign up, before charging $200 for hardware installation and $65 a month for maintenance.
The group added that it had written to the Cuban justice minister demanding the release of Bridon, who is the head of a small opposition group, the Confederation of Cuban Democratic Workers.
Handspring intends to bundle Blazer with its new VisorPhone product, a snap-in module that transforms Handspring’s Visors into mobile phones.
As of Tuesday morning, the RNC’s site was still down, but Purpuro said that it would be back up within a few hours.
Back in 2002 and 2006, Crossley was disciplined by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, which ordered him to pay around £5,500 in fines and penalties. In both of these cases, Crossley had not submitted an accountant’s yearly report on his firm—needed under UK rules to show that a lawyer does not improperly hang on to client funds.
“The significance of this tipping point really can’t be overstated,” says Ross Schulman, co-director of the New America Foundation’s cybersecurity initiative.
The Takeaway: Then again, perhaps the increasing complications of all the investigations in Washington and their related ephemera explain a mystery that some have wondered about for some time.
In the olden days, you could find chat rooms where adults bantered, flirted and seduced one another in a supportive community. People developed relationships that ranged from casual friendship to erotic involvement to love affairs. A core of regulars would form, resulting in either a welcoming environment for newbies or an exclusionary, clique-driven hierarchy, depending on where you went.