Editor's Pick Google offered some insights yesterday into its innovative, data-driven HR process. “All people decisions at Google are based on data and analytics,” said Kathryn Dekas, a manager in Google’s “people analytics” team, speaking at O’ Reilly Strata. Those decisions cover compensation, talent management, hiring and all other HR issues. Google’s data-based HR may become a key factor in the company’s future success.
Podio, a company that lets anyone easily create Web apps tailored to their business workflow, today officially launched an iPhone app.
Amazon-owned Quidsi has already made a name for itself with specialized online markets for diapers, toiletries and pet supplies. The next market it’s tackling is toys with the launch of the aptly named site YoYo.com.
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The inevitable layoffs for workers in HP’s webOS division began this week, with the company planning to let as many as 525 workers go, reports All Things Digital.
GetGlue, the social network that lets you check in for all things entertainment, is rolling out a big update to both its iPhone app and website today.
Mobile ad monetization firm Tapjoy is launching Tapjoy Videos today as part of a new way for game developers to make money and advertisers to reach a smartphone audience more effectively.
Watching videos on smartphones is getting more and more popular. But it isn’t necessarily getting easier and easier. That’s where Klip comes in. The mobile video startup is launching an app by the same name today that reinvents the way you watch video on a mobile device.
Lots of people use their iPads as companions when they surf TV channels. But Logitech‘s Harmony Link device takes that one step further, turning the iPad or smartphone itself into a one-touch remote control for your TV.
The once popular social network Myspace has scraped plans for its summer press event to show off the revamped music-focused version of the site.
You’re a US hotel and you need to know what customers think of you. Are bed bugs a bad thing? Did they like the bidet?
No animals were harmed in the making of this pornographic website. In the wake of new top-level domain option .xxx’s release, animal-rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) announced today it is launching its own .xxx site to save the critters.
Identified launched a search engine for professionals today, in a move that makes the founders either a) crazy b) smart or c) both. The startup will be competing with giant social network LinkedIn for the attention, and participation, of people busy at work or busy looking for work.
Multimedia software maker Arcsoft on Monday announced it has raised a $20 million round of funding, with the intention of creating mobile and cloud-based browser applications, and investing in core technologies.
Microsoft is committed to securing a spot in your living room. The technology giant is in talks with both Comcast and Verizon to make its Xbox 360 gaming console a set-top cable box, according to a report from Digiday that cites anonymous sources familiar with the company.
Netflix today spun off its mail-order DVD business into a new service called Qwikster, which will include mail-order video game rentals. Given Netflix’s immense success with the movie business, you might expect the games rental business to fare just as well.
Media Predict is a marketplace where people get paid to place bets on which media will fly and which will flop.
Twitter is adding to its network of data centers with a new East Coast location that should help the service keep pace with its over 100 million (and growing) active daily users, reports Data Center Knowledge.
Tribalfish, a social network focused on real-time, interest-specific dialogues, announced a Twitter browser plugin today, allowing for long form conversations on the 140-character site.
AT&T is reportedly approaching Sprint, MetroPCS, Dish Network and others to help the telecom giant save its proposed purchase of T-Mobile.
One Kings Lane, a flash deal site that sells high-end furniture and home decor products, announced today that it has raised $40 million in its third round of funding led by Tiger Global Management.
Editor's Pick Poor Netflix just can’t catch a break. The company already caught hell from subscribers over its recent pricing changes, and last night it announced that it’s spinning off its DVD rental business entirely under the name Qwikster.
Microsoft will adopt a familiar Apple policy for the tablet applications on its new Windows 8 operating system.
Web gaming maker Aeria Games said today that its free-to-play online games have an audience of 23 million “power gamers.” The company is also moving into mobile games with the acquisition of an as-yet-unnamed upcoming title from Punch Entertainment.
Sprint late last week quietly announced it will phase out its Sprint Premier program, which gave loyal customers a way to upgrade their phones as often as once a year.
Blizzard Entertainment isn’t known for doing things small. That holds especially true for the World of Warcraft’s next content patch, which will bring a close to the company’s most recent expansion pack, Cataclysm. The game’s designers revealed new details about that content patch today.
If you had 54 hours to get yourself from an idea to a DEMO booth, do you think you could do it?
Google has acquired German Groupon-like deals site DailyDeal, according to a homepage message from DailyDeal. Google has not confirmed the acquisition nor have terms of the deal been disclosed.
Dynamics, the DEMO-winning company that’s revolutionizing credit cards, has just purchased an eight-acre facility to house its engineering, adminitrative, research and manufacturing departments.
Developers and other brave souls who have been testing out Apple’s iCloud storage service will lose access to their iCloud backups on September 22, as Apple gears up to release the final build of iOS 5 that will end up shipping on the iPhone 5, reports 9to5Mac.
Samsung may be gearing up for a massive, anti-Apple offensive as the iPhone 5 release date draws nearer.
CrowdTwist has raised $6 million in venture funding for its platform that gamifies brand loyalty and rewards programs.
The Emmys are tonight on Fox (8ET/ 5PT). Jane Lynch of Fox’s Glee and, more importantly, mocumentary Best in Show, is hosting. Unfortunately you can’t legally watch the awards ceremony live online. LAME.