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August 10, 2012
For nerds only: Here’s a fully-functioning Twitter client … inside a Google Docs spreadsheet, using the client’s scripting language. (via Hacker News)

For nerds only: Here’s a fully-functioning Twitter client … inside a Google Docs spreadsheet, using the client’s scripting language. (via Hacker News)

9:30 // 1 year ago
inothernews:

Addicting.

Basically Google wants us to stop working and play this game.

inothernews:

Addicting.

Basically Google wants us to stop working and play this game.

7:51 // 1 year ago
July 29, 2012
22:58 // 1 year ago
17:57 // 1 year ago
July 26, 2012

Google Fiber heads to Kansas City: Here’s what the deals look like, guys

  • free Google Fiber’s new base plan, which offers (after an initial $300 installation fee) its users free broadband access at traditional speeds for the next seven years.
  • fast Google’s Gigabit ethernet, which offers speeds at 100 times faster than traditional internet access for a relatively-inexpensive $70 per month.
  • different Google’s fully-integrated HD television plan, which includes cable TV, a Google Drive, and a Nexus 7 tablet. That bells-and-whistles deal? $120 per month. source

» But before you move to Kansas City … It’s worth noting that there are a few notable holdouts on the cable front — for example, there isn’t any AMC, CNN, the Disney Channel, HBO or ESPN, so “Game of Thrones” is off the table in the Google household. But on the other hand, if you download an episode of said show on The Pirate Bay at gigabit speeds, it’d take you less than five seconds. Seems like some major companies didn’t think this through …

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19:07 // 1 year ago
July 25, 2012
YouTube comments, as you might have heard, are kind of terrible. Would a push to getting people to use their full names help? That’s what Google appears to be banking on.

YouTube comments, as you might have heard, are kind of terrible. Would a push to getting people to use their full names help? That’s what Google appears to be banking on.

11:47 // 1 year ago
thisistheverge:

Google adds 34-button calculator to search results

Not the Onion, surprisingly. Where’s our abacus?

thisistheverge:

Google adds 34-button calculator to search results

Not the Onion, surprisingly. Where’s our abacus?

8:13 // 1 year ago
July 20, 2012

Yahoo will pay new CEO Marissa Mayer handsomely for her services

  • $70 million the amount Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer stands to make in the next five years alone
  • $300 million her estimated net worth, largely gained from being an early (but longtime) Google employee
  • $3M per year between annual salary and bonus — or $15 million in five years
  • $42M in stock options and other awards for the former Google employee
  • $14M in restricted options meant to make up for Google stock lost source

» Costly management changes: In roughly a year, Yahoo has had to make multiple transitions at the top — and each time, it has cost the company millions. When Carol Bartz left Yahoo, she received a $10 million severance package. When Scott Thompson was forced out, he didn’t get a severance, but he got to keep a $7 million financial package he received after he left Paypal. Not bad for less than six months of work.

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17:20 // 2 years ago
July 17, 2012
Speaking of Marissa Mayer, seems like people are already pinning their hopes and dreams on the new Yahoo CEO.

Speaking of Marissa Mayer, seems like people are already pinning their hopes and dreams on the new Yahoo CEO.

11:05 // 2 years ago
As for maternity leave, Mayer, who recently joined the board of Walmart (WMT), expects it to be speedy. “I like to stay in the rhythm of things,” she says, referring to the CEO job that she is starting tomorrow. “My maternity leave will be a few weeks long and I’ll work throughout it.”
New Yahoo CEO Mayer is pregnant - Postcards (via thecallus)

A lot of life changes happening at once, apparently.

(via thecallus-deactivated20130520)

10:53 // 2 years ago