More Reasons Not to Spy on Potential Hires

More Reasons Not to Spy on Potential Hires

Photograph by Danny Israel/Photonica/Getty Images Recent accounts of prospective employees forced to divulge their social media passwords in job interviews have lawmakers and privacy advocates buzzing. State legislators in California and elsewhere are introducing legislation to ban the practice, and federal legislation is being discussed as well. But how widespread is this policy—and should small […]

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Marketing Secret: Think Form, not Just Function

Marketing Secret: Think Form, not Just Function

Photograph by Benedict Redgrove/Gallery Stock Any organization can improve its form factor, given the proper mindset Have you ever met anyone who loves Facebook’s (FB) user interface? Or Craigslist’s? They’re functional, sure. But both could benefit from refinement, as the sites are probably aware: Facebook has more than a dozen open positions in its design […]

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Marketing Secret: Think Form, not Just Function

Marketing Secret: Think Form, not Just Function

Photograph by Benedict Redgrove/Gallery Stock Any organization can improve its form factor, given the proper mindset Have you ever met anyone who loves Facebook’s (FB) user interface? Or Craigslist’s? They’re functional, sure. But both could benefit from refinement, as the sites are probably aware: Facebook has more than a dozen open positions in its design […]

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Taking Stock of Yelp’s Ad Sales

Taking Stock of Yelp’s Ad Sales

Photograph by Spencer Platt/Getty Images Should restaurants and retail shops buy ads on Yelp? About 70 percent of the review site’s revenue comes from local advertising, according to the prospectus Yelp filed ahead of its public listing Friday. Since those ads are the core of Yelp’s business, if they don’t work, it’s bad news for […]

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More Reasons Not to Spy on Potential Hires

More Reasons Not to Spy on Potential Hires

Photograph by Danny Israel/Photonica/Getty Images Recent accounts of prospective employees forced to divulge their social media passwords in job interviews have lawmakers and privacy advocates buzzing. State legislators in California and elsewhere are introducing legislation to ban the practice, and federal legislation is being discussed as well. But how widespread is this policy—and should small […]

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Taking Stock of Yelp’s Ad Sales

Taking Stock of Yelp’s Ad Sales

Photograph by Spencer Platt/Getty Images Should restaurants and retail shops buy ads on Yelp? About 70 percent of the review site’s revenue comes from local advertising, according to the prospectus Yelp filed ahead of its public listing Friday. Since those ads are the core of Yelp’s business, if they don’t work, it’s bad news for […]

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