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Hey Uber, maybe actually hiring your "driver-partner" wouldn't be the end of the world. My latest for Network World.
As Uber fights for the right to deny employee status for its drivers, similar companies that are already hiring their workers are apparently doing just fine.
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Sharing-economy workers are neither traditional employees nor classic contractors. Uber and its ilk must work with government regulators to craft a third way that recognizes their unique position. My latest for Network World.
As a California ruling joins a Florida lawsuit in challenging Uber's business model, workers in the sharing economy need a middle ground.
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Jumping on the bandwagon here, but really, everyone in the tech industry should take the time to read Paul Ford's epic piece on "What Is Code?" All 38,000 words of it.
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This excellent presentation on how to actually hire a diverse tech workforce at the Velocity conference last week was both heartfelt and - critically - useful. My latest post for New Relic.
Laine Campbell’s presentation at Velocity offered concrete suggestions on how to boost diversity in today’s tech industry.
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I love this technology and sincerely hope it fulfills its potential to decouple smartphone device size from smartphone display size. My latest for Network World.
The new Lenovo Smart Cast concept phone demos potentially transformative display technology.
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The "gig economy" is all over the news these days. Some love its flexibility, others say it exploits workers. And it's not clear whether it's legal. My latest for Network World.
A Miami auto-accident threatens to upend the business model of Uber, along with many of its competitors and similar services in the sharing economy.
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From texting-while-waliking lanes to grieving for robots, technology isn't just a job, it's an unpredictable adventure. My latest for NetworkWorld.
Technology isn't just changing the way we do our jobs, it's changing everything.
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This guy Mikey Dickerson is something of a legend in IT circles (ex Googler, fixed HealthCare.gove), and his insights into dealing with large-scale bureaucracies are both helpful and a bit chilling. I heard him give this talk at the Velocity Conference last month and it was great stuff.
Mikey Dickerson of the new U.S. Digital Service—and HealthCare.gov—shares the secrets he's learned working with “the largest bureaucracy that’s ever existed.”
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Getting ready for WWDC, my latest for Network World.
With WWDC 2015 kicking off this week, here are five ways Apple can reinvent the iPad to save it from cannibalization at the hands of larger smartphones and thinner laptops.
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Making the transition from corporate "evil empire" to hip software company is seldom easy. To its credit, Microsoft is trying... My latest for Network World.
A presentation at last week's Velocity conference in Silicon Valley showed that much has changed at the software giant—but the company still doesn't get 'cool.'
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Conventional wisdom holds that playing video games helps turn kids into programmers. If only. Turns out that MAKING video games, not just playing them, is the real key.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg credits video games with turning him into a programmer. But he knows the reality is more complicated.
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For one thing, they'd be advised NOT to call the next version Google Glass.
Google is reportedly rethinking everything about its failed augmented reality headset. That's a good thing, but it may not be enough.
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The MoMA is justly famous for its amazing collection of art. And it deserves that reputation. But its customer service leaves much to be desired. Art lovers are treated like cattle, waiting in hour-long lines to check bags, for example. And just try to get close to the most popular pieces of art. You're likely to be jostled out of the way by a over-eager tourists and whiny children. If the art collection wasn't one of the best in the world, I'd probably never go back.
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