asterisk2a + techopus   7

Why Readers Don’t Get the True Story — The Information
The costs of off-the-record reporting are increasingly greater than the benefits, as the culture of talking without attribution gives companies too much control. // lots of companies use this practice / PR ... for what? have good relationships, tend the relationships with reporters/journalists? Give them a sense of being in THEIR circle? From outsiders view it looks like 'patting on the head like a child?' // Sarah Lacy once talks about it that there must be more stuff than Techopus. But the cheerleaders within the bubble of success, fame, notoriety and money ... WILL not look, dig, investigate ... because they are hired as cheerleaders (pageviews business model)
journalismus  investigative  journalism  journalism  corporate  media  TechCrunch  Vox  VICE  Sarah  Lacy  Pando.com  PandoDaily  Silicon  Valley  PR  spin  doctor  public  relations  marketing  Google  Uber  Amazon  Apple  Monsanto  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  revolving  door  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  political  theory  social  contract  democracy  Fortune  500  linkedin  counter  culture  transparency  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  shared  economic  interest  crony  capitalism  capitalism  post-capitalism  Buffer  Open  Organization  exploitation  TTIP  TISA  TPP  USA  corporate  state  Surveillance-Industrial  Complex  surveillance  state  Orwellian  military–industrial  military  Pentagon  NSA  Edward  Snowden  Whistleblower  Techopus  Chelsea  Manning  Yahoo!  Twitter  freespeech  freedom  of  press  Wikileaks  manufactured  consent  Polarisation  squeezed  middle  class  globalization  globalisation  inequality  propaganda  populism  reporting 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Pando: Judge gives final approval to $415m settlement in Techtopus wage-fixing suit
Today's final approval sees the total settlement formally increased to $415m, with most plaintiffs receiving around $5,770, according to PCWorld.com. That's an increase of around $700 each on the original settlement
Techopus 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
How Silicon Valley’s counterculture went corporate and ruined everything | PandoDaily
Politicians, entrepreneurs, artists, activists, hippies, and corporations all working together to make the world a better place? In 2015, that arrangement seems unthinkable. So where did the dream of tech-powered togetherness go wrong? [...] [...] // As of last November, the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco was $3,350 [£2200]. [...] So contrary to Gosney’s and Archer’s dream of a techno-utopia that benefits every slice of San Francisco’s population, the tech boom — along with various city statutes that limit residential housing — have made it harder than ever for artists and other members of the counterculture to live in the city. These are the very people, mind you, who helped spark the region’s technological revolution. And that’s saying nothing of the struggles felt by teachers, social workers and other non-tech workers struggling to stay afloat as housing prices skyrocket. [...] [C]ity officials and outdated statutes are as much to blame as tech companies
Silicon  Valley  Wall  Street  IPO  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  idealism  subculture  counter  culture  San  Francisco  Palo  Alto  Mountain  View  Patriarchy  abuse  of  power  white  male  privilege  democracy  inequality  male  privilege  jock  culture  brogrammer  Campus  gender-based  harassment  gender-based  discrimination  Misogynie  misogyny  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  social  discrimination  Gini  coefficient  Career  Politicians  gender  politics  gender  pay  gap  gender  policing  STEM  Women  in  Tech  Super  Rich  1%  California  empathy  Apple  sociopath  Google  Uber  Techopus  Facebook  Meta  Data  Big  Data  Internet  Privacy  Privacy  confirmation  bias  bias  gender  bias  stereotype  prejudice  filter  bubble  Venture  Capital  minority  exploitation  stakeholder  asshole  culture  asshole  game 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Lawsuit claims Steve Jobs, senior Apple directors hurt company with anti-poaching row
Apple officials hit w/ shareholder lawsuit over illegal poaching deals; plaintiff R. Andre Klein alleges senior directors and officers, including Steve Jobs & Tim Cook, harmed Apple's value & growth; Apple's legal battles relating to an anti-poaching agreement in Silicon Valley incurred undue costs & other ramifications, the plaintiff alleges
Techopus  Apple 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
Killing the Messenger at Mozilla, by Tim Chevalier | Model View Culture
The tech industry has a hero problem, and during my time there, Mozilla was no exception. Famously, Eich developed the JavaScript language in ten days, in order to meet a Netscape release deadline. This is a textbook example of how tech valorizes individual "heroes", always male, who can put in intense effort on a problem over a short period of time but not work with others on a solution in the long term. I have no doubt that Eich's work on JavaScript was solid, but I also see no reason to think that he was the only person who could have done the same thing. In fact, there are probably people who could have done better, but were not accorded the privileges in life needed for doing so. As far as I'm aware, Eich himself has maintained a humble attitude about his achievements, but the same can't be said of his fans. [...] Tacit acceptance of silencing and of abuse of power runs throughout our culture, but that doesn't make it okay in the specific instance of tech culture. [... >>]
Silicon  Valley  Fetish  entrepreneur  Venture  Capital  history  culture  brogrammer  jock  culture  Campus  diversity  abuse  of  power  work  environment  workplace  beyond  workplace  drama  discrimination  corporate  governance  corporate  culture  corporate  values  personal  values  gender-based  harassment  gender-based  discrimination  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  Misogynie  misogyny  code  of  conduct  code  of  social  conduct  CEO  governance  accountability  transparency  Open  Source  meritocratic  meritocracy  entitlement  white  male  privilege  male  privilege  privilege  Privileged  Steve  Jobs  Techopus  Brendan  Eich  empathy  mozilla  Foundation  Firefox  workforce  STEM  Women  in  Tech  LGBT  homophobic  Homophobia  public  opinion 
august 2014 by asterisk2a

related tags

1%  abuse  accountability  advice  Alto  Amazon  Apple  asshole  beyond  bias  Big  Brendan  brogrammer  bubble  Buffer  California  Campus  Capital  capitalism  Career  cartel  CEO  Chelsea  class  code  coefficient  Complex  conduct  confirmation  consent  contract  corporate  corruption  counter  crony  culture  Data  democracy  discrimination  diversity  doctor  door  drama  economic  Edward  Eich  empathy  entitlement  entrepreneur  environment  ethical  everyday  exploitation  Facebook  Fetish  filter  Firefox  Fortune  Foundation  Francisco  freedom  freespeech  game  gap  gender  gender-based  Gini  globalisation  globalization  Google  governance  harassment  history  Homophobia  homophobic  idealism  in  inequality  interest  Internet  investigative  IPO  Jobs  jock  journalism  journalismus  Lacy  lesson  LGBT  linkedin  lobby  Lobbying  lobbyist  machine  male  Manning  manufactured  marketing  maximisation  media  meritocracy  meritocratic  Meta  middle  military  military–industrial  minority  Misogynie  misogyny  Monsanto  Mountain  mozilla  No  NSA  of  Open  opinion  Organization  Orwellian  oversight  Palo  Pando.com  PandoDaily  Patriarchy  pay  Pentagon  personal  Polarisation  policing  political  Politicians  politics  populism  post-capitalism  power  PR  prejudice  press  Privacy  privilege  Privileged  profit  propaganda  public  relations  reporting  Representation  revolving  Rich  San  Sarah  sexism  sexismus  shared  shareholder  short-term  Silicon  Snowden  social  sociopath  Source  spin  squeezed  stakeholder  Start-Up  state  STEM  stereotype  Steve  Street  subculture  Super  surveillance  Surveillance-Industrial  Tech  TechCrunch  Techopus  theory  thinking  TISA  TPP  transparency  TTIP  Twitter  Uber  Union  USA  Valley  value  values  Venture  VICE  view  Vox  wage-fixing  Wall  Whistleblower  white  Wikileaks  Women  work  Workers  workforce  workplace  Yahoo! 

Copy this bookmark:



description:


tags: