Medium Slashes Staff, Aims to Fix 'Broken' Model


Medium, the once-promising platform led by Twitter cofounder Ev Williams, is losing 50 staffers — about a third of its workforce — and will undergo a radical overhaul to fix what the CEO has deemed a “broken” business model — advertising-supported online publishing. Williams touted the company’s successes in a post announcing the layoffs, but said that change was needed to address several major business shortfalls that otherwise would continue to plague it. The company will shut down its New York and Washington D.C. offices.

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Evernote Toes the Privacy Line


Caught off guard by a huge backlash, Evernote recently abandoned its plan to let staffers read customer notes under certain circumstances. The plan, which was scheduled to go into effect in January, would have allowed staffers to review private customer notes as a means of assessing the accuracy of its new machine learning technology. The company made a mistake in judgment and failed to provide the type of transparent decision making that would make customers feel like they could trust the process, Evernote CEO Chris O’Neil acknowledged.

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Thieves can reset your Apple Watch without a password

Apple Watches can easily be factory reset by thieves without the owners’ passcodes, staffers at the Apple-centric iDownloadBlog have discovered.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/05/14/thieves-can-reset-your-apple-watch-without-password/

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