eBay Inc. To Ask eBay Users To Change Passwords


HomeSAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) said beginning later today it will be asking eBay users to change their passwords because of a cyberattack that compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data. After conducting extensive tests on its networks, the company said it has no evidence of the compromise resulting in unauthorized activity for eBay users, and no evidence of any unauthorized access to financial or credit card information, which is stored separately in encrypted formats. However, changing passwords is a best practice and will help enhance security for eBay users.

Information security and customer data protection are of paramount importance to eBay Inc., and eBay regrets any inconvenience or concern that this password reset may cause our customers. We know our customers trust us with their information, and we take seriously our commitment to maintaining a safe, secure and trusted global marketplace. Leer más “eBay Inc. To Ask eBay Users To Change Passwords”

Ask Pinterest Anything? Site Tests Q&A Feature


There is code in there for users ask questions about the pins that they are viewing, and code for the original Pinner to get a notification to answer the question. Among the 100 or so references to Questions is code for Questions to appear on the web site, as well as iOS and Android apps.

Materialismo y diferenciación: el marketing de la soledad y la baja autoestima


“Las empresas deben entender y ser conscientes de como sus acciones de marketing pueden afectar -y satisfacer- las necesidades de pertenencia o diferenciación de los consumidores y de cómo las estrategias de marca basadas en la diferenciación puede apelar a diferentes tipos de consumidores”

Antropología industrial

“En lo países ricos el consumo consiste en personas que gastan  dinero que no tienen para comprar bienes que no quieren, para impresionar a personas que no aman.”
Joachim Spangenberg

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El materialismo asociado al consumo ha sido uno de los vicios clásicos señalado por el moralismo de todos los colores, estigmatizado a menudo como causa de innumerables males personales y colectivos, desde la destrucción personal a la del medio ambiente. No hablamos, naturalmente, del materialismo entendido como corriente filosófica o el aplicado al enfoque científico, hablamos simplemente de la propensión a dar mucha importancia al consumo de cosas materiales más allá de las necesarias e independientemente del nivel de renta.

Como escribía el filósofo Erich Fromm: “Los consumidores modernos pueden etiquetarse a sí mismos con esta fórmula: yo soy aquello que tengo y aquello que consumo” (1).

Dentro de esta óptica crítica del consumo y desde algunos focos de pensamiento, se ha…

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‘Look Up’ – A spoken word film for an online generation by @Gary_Turk


 

‘Look Up’ – A spoken word film for an online generation.

‘Look Up’ is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time alone.

Written, Performed & Directed by Gary Turk.

Featuring Louise Ludlam & Stuart Darnley.
Original score by New Desert Blues.
Sound engineering by Daniel Cobb.
Filmed and edited by Gary Turk.

http://www.garyturk.com
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Copyright © 2014 Gary Turk
All Rights Reserved

A Nerds World: Each slide is a piece of history in photographic form


La gente de A Nerds World — quienes descubrieron la cámara — crearon unos GIF animados que nos permiten darnos una idea de una de las guerras más terribles de la humanidad.
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Vía http://anerdsworld.com & fayerwayer.com
Each slide is a piece of history in photographic form and I get shivers every time I place a glass slide into the 3D stereo viewer. Only at A Nerd’s World 986 Bathurst street can you see the 3D stereo camera, viewer, and actual World War I slides in person – leaving you with an experience you’ll never forget.

 

Three Musts to Retaining Superstar Talent by @jeffweiner CEO at LinkedIn


In a previous post, I wrote about five tools to look for when recruiting superstar talent. In this post, I’d like to share some key lessons learned over the years when it comes to retaining your top people.

As a general rule, it’s important to note that by the time your best talent comes to you and says they’re leaving, more often than not, it’s too late. They’ve long since reached the conclusion it’s time to go, having repeatedly seen or experienced examples of why they no longer want to be at the company. At that point, it’s going to be extremely difficult to keep them.

One of the reasons it’s so hard to change a person’s mind once they’ve communicated their intention to leave is that they may not be willing to share the truth behind their rationale. At least in the case of the tech industry, it’s a “small town,” so people understandably want to leave doors open vs. burning bridges by speaking hard truths. Without knowing what’s really motivating a person’s decision to transition, it can be challenging to convince them otherwise.

Additionally, if losing the person to another company, you’ll most likely be up against a grass-is-greener dynamic. Departing employees know what it’s like at your company — both the good and the bad — but they are being wined and dined by hiring managers and recruiters who are telling them only the good, if not the great, about what it’s going to be like to join a new team.

Lastly, sometimes the person can’t quite put their finger on the reason they want to make a change. They just “know it’s time” or have a gut feeling it’s the right thing to do. Generally speaking, it’s hard to counter an argument when one isn’t being made.

All of this underlies one critical dynamic when retaining talent: Start the retention process when the person is still open to staying and not after they’ve already told you they’re leaving. From time to time, you may be fortunate enough to walk someone back from the ledge (in certain cases, I’ve seen people retained even after they’ve accepted roles elsewhere), but this is the exception rather than the rule. If you are counting on your ability to persuade people to stay after they’ve already made the decision to leave, you should expect to lose far more talent than you save.

So how can you prevent this scenario to begin with? In my experience, there are three critical must-haves, all of which need to be in place well before the individual comes to you saying they are on their way out: Mentorship, career path, and recognition.

Mentorship… Leer más “Three Musts to Retaining Superstar Talent by @jeffweiner CEO at LinkedIn”