It’s that time of year! Google has released the year-end numbers for searches and top trends in 2013. Betabeat has pored over the lists and separated the wheat from the gluten-free chaff to bring you this year’s most popular in tech.
Whenever you feel like escaping the grasp of teenage drama that pervades every corner of social networks–from Facebook to Twitter to especially Tumblr–you can always head over to LinkedIn, where adults are doing adult-like things like updating their job profiles with self-serious descriptions and posting links to stories about How to Be a Better Manager.
But beginning in September, that will all change. No longer will there be a single sliver of the Internet that is safe from Youths.
You know that you’re in trouble when you start fantasizing about work, and not even work per se, but being more productive at work. This has, we are a little embarrassed to admit, been happening to us with increasing frequency. Maybe if we woke up earlier? Or should we go to bed even later? There’s a lovely quietude at 2 or 3 or even 4 a.m., a clarity and focus that comes when the world is asleep and the streets are quiet, but rising late means starting each day feeling like a slugabed.
On the weekend, the problems expand: work from home, go to the office, try to focus amid the distracting chatter and cutthroat outlet competition of a coffee shop? Would we be more productive if we logged more hours in front of our computer, or less, the tonic of relaxation reviving our creative energies? The cruel catch-22 of it all is that thinking and worrying about productivity makes us even less productive.
In what is perhaps every New Yorker’s worst fear, an elevator suddenly ascended as a woman was entering it, killing her and injuring two others.
The accident happened at some point around 10:30 A.M. inside 285 Madison —the soon-to-be former home of advertising giant Young & Rubicam.
The NY Post reports:
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Job-connections engine LinkedIn has completed a private sale of 95,500 at $30.79 a piece, according to SharesPost, putting the companies value at $3 billion, according to Bloomberg.
This is a step up from the $2.5 billion being floated during the run up to yesterday’s IPO filing.
A year ago the company broke the $2 Read More
The last month has signaled the rebirth of the market for web IPOs. Facebook’s private offering set the tone, although the social networking company probably won’t go public for another year.
But investors eagerly snapped up shares of “content farm” king Demand Media Wednesday. Then on Thursday LinkedIn, the smaller, more professional social network, made Read More
Hot on the heels of the $1.5 billion IPO by Demand Media, professional social network LinkedIn has filed its S-1, the first step on the road to public riches.
There are some impressive numbers in here, demonstrating again why the current boom in tech is a different animal than the dot-com Read More
Last night, on April 6, Tom Glocer, chief executive of Thomson Reuters, was sipping a Corona at Drop.io ‘s headquarters, a spacious, brick-ceilinged loft on Jay Street in downtown Brooklyn. Mr. Glocer was there to participate in a Futurists Meetup, talking about what financial news and data will look like Read More