Are open floor office plans good for business?

Apparently, when Mark Zuckerberg asked esteemed architect, Frank Gehry, to design Facebook's new offices, he wanted the world's largest open floor plan. That's a 400,000 square foot warehouse type space housing 2,800 engineers. It's cool, but it may not work for the people who have to work in them.

Hacker arrested for Exposing Steubenville Rape Case Faces more Jail Time Then Convicted Rapists

Charges framed against the 26-year old corporate cyber security consultant, Deric Lostutter, who helped in posting a video about the infamous 16-year old Steubenville, Ohio rape case, is a case in point.

Google Wallet Card and Google Offers are going to be a dynamite combo for marketers

Google is giving you a debit card that works through your Google Wallet account and can be used like an ATM or credit card. It's going to get a lot easier to get to use Google Offers, too, meaning that Google gets a lot more bites at pushing its advertisers at you. Again.

Software patent reform just died in the House, thanks to IBM and Microsoft

Bill Gates receives a lot of credit for his humanitarian work; but at least part of that wealth seems ill-gotten.

Ways to make fake data look meaningful

If you are trying to trick somebody with your data, never share the raw data; only share the conclusions. Bonus points if you can't share the data because it is somehow priviledged or a trade secret. The last thing you want is to allow other people to evaluate your analysis and possibly challenge your conclusions.What is the source of the data? How did you gather the data? How did you sample the data? Whatever you do, don't share this information! If you, or your data source, made a mistake in the way the data was gathered or sampled, some pesky person might start to doubt your conclusions.

This 1,600-Year-Old Goblet Shows that the Romans Were Nanotechnology Pioneers

The colorful secret of a 1,600-year-old Roman chalice at the British Museum is the key to a super­sensitive new technology that might help diagnose human disease or pinpoint biohazards at security checkpoints.The glass chalice, known as the Lycurgus Cup because it bears a scene involving King Lycurgus of ...

Use Node.js to Extract Data from the Web for Fun and Profit

Need to automate pulling some data from a web page? Or want to mash up some unstructured data from a blog post with another data source. No API for getting at the data… !@#$@#$… No Problem… 

Online Testing: Microsite A/B split test increases lead rate 155%

Plenty of marketers use microsites to communicate the value of specific products or services to potential customers ...

Why are there so few women programmers?

The question is why? I don't know the answer, though I've pondered it often. It would be nice if there were more women in my line of work. I like women. Very much. I can provide references, if necessary. Now, I'm sure there is sexism, probably a lot of sexism. But I also think there's something about programming that makes many women not want to do it. Here's a theory why that might be.Programming is a very modal activity. To be any good at it you have to focus. And ...