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Here's The Big Problem With Sony Releasing "The Interview" On Demand

fastcompany.com — Yesterday things quickly unraveled for the Seth Rogen, James Franco comedy The Interview, which depicts a fictional assassination plot against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. After a message from the hackers known as Guardians of the Peace threatened violent attacks on movie theaters if the film was released, all the major theater chains pulled out of showing it, and then Sony itself canceled the movie's Christmas Day release.
Dec 18, 2014

Think Sony should just release "The Interview" on demand? Here's the problem with that fastcompany.com/3040129/why-so… by @EvieN via @FastCompany

Dec 18, 2014

.@evien explains why releasing "The Interview" on demand isn't as simple as it sounds: fastcompany.com/3040129/heres-…

Dec 18, 2014

Think Sony should just release "The Interview" on demand? Here's the problem with that. fastcompany.com/3040129/why-so…

Dec 18, 2014

Here's @EvieN on why Sony isn't likely to release The Interview on demand: fastcompany.com/3040129/heres-…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @maccabeem: Here's why you won't be seeing controversial Lizzy Caplan movie The Interview on demand anytime soon. fastcompany.com/3040129/heres-… (by @EvieN)

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Boston Uber Driver Charged With Rape

fastcompany.com — A driver employed by Uber in Boston has been charged with the attack and rape of a young woman who was using the car service. The news adds to a stream of problems facing the company, which has been embroiled in scandals about safety and privacy concerns for weeks.

How "Serial" Could Bring Big Money To Podcasts (Finally!)

fastcompany.com — Now that "Serial" has attracted as many listeners as some prime-time TV shows have viewers, it's time to look at the greater podcast business model landscape. Fast Company's Noah Robischon and Chuck Salter take a look at podcasts with an entrepreneurial eye.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @FastCompany: Serial is over. @NoahR and @ChuckSalter discuss how the business of podcasting has changed. f-st.co/QIJ8VVE

Dec 18, 2014

RT @FastCompany: Serial is over. @NoahR and @ChuckSalter discuss how the business of podcasting has changed. f-st.co/QIJ8VVE

Why You Should Be Taking A Nap Right Now

fastcompany.com — If you need to sharpen your attention or boost your creativity during the workday afternoon, skip the vending machine candy bar or trip to Starbucks and do what they do in preschool: put your head down and take a nap.

How to Make A 2,000-Mile Pizza Delivery

fastcompany.com — It's not even noon yet, and Sal Pozzuoli is so slammed with orders that there's no time for small talk. In near silence, he orchestrates activities in the small kitchen like a conductor, sliding between two employees topping pizza at the counter, a refrigerated room towards the back, and the odd early lunch customer at the cash register.
Dec 18, 2014

Getting stuff like NYC pizza or Katz's deli pastrami sandwiches ready for shipping involves more than you'd think: fastcompany.com/3039976/how-to…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @harmancipants: How do you deliver a pizza over 2,000 miles? Very carefully. @SarahFKessler takes on a logistical nightmare fastcompany.com/3039976/how-to…

Dec 18, 2014

How do you deliver a pizza over 2,000 miles? Very carefully. @SarahFKessler takes on a logistical nightmare fastcompany.com/3039976/how-to…

More Companies Are Opting For Alcohol-Free Holiday Parties, Survey Says

fastcompany.com — Behold the holiday work party, an annual tradition for many companies. It's where toasts are given, trust is forged, and you emerge at the end of the night with a newfound respect for your colleagues. Just kidding. Holiday parties are where bad decisions transpire, because booze.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @jeffcbeer: Isn't that just called "a meeting"? RT @FastCompany Disturbing trend: Alcohol-free company holiday parties f-st.co/eqcK2DB

Dec 18, 2014

Isn't that just called "a meeting"? RT @FastCompany Disturbing trend: Alcohol-free company holiday parties f-st.co/eqcK2DB

How To Make Your Creative Longshots Come To Life

fastcompany.com — Shonali Bhowmik's first short film, Sardines Out of a Can, starts out following several popular comedy tropes about young adults, Brooklyn, dwindling finances, gay best friends, and the hopelessness of finding Mr. Right.
Dec 18, 2014

I talked to comedian/musician/lawyer @Shonali_ about her hilarious new film and making creative longshots a reality: fastcompany.com/3039945/how-i-…

Your Worst Office Holiday Party Stories

fastcompany.com — The details might be hazy, but moments from the office holiday party can be the best memories you share with your coworkers, yet never speak of again. Last week, we asked you to dredge up the moments you'd rather leave buried in the past, and share your most shockingly gone-wrong office holiday parties.
Dec 18, 2014

"the unofficial after party at a nearby bar is where things got a little messy." Your worst holiday party stories fastcompany.com/3040024/your-w…

5 Things Job Candidates Obsess Over That Hiring Managers Don’t Care About

fastcompany.com — It doesn't matter how much work experience you have, or how many interviews you've knocked out of the park-job hunting is bound to make even the most confident candidates feel insecure. And since so many factors are out of your control-like whether you'll hear back about that perfect fit opportunity-it's no wonder many people find themselves attempting to regain a little power by obsessing over what they can control.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @FastCompany: 5 things job candidates obsess over that hiring managers don't care about f-st.co/LXtjeYi

Dec 17, 2014

No. 4: a clever cover letter. RT @FastCompany: things job seekers obsess over that hiring managers don't care about f-st.co/LXtjeYi

Dry Pits, Full Hearts, Can't Lose: Inside the Unsinkable American Deodorants Market

fastcompany.com — The head of Unilever's R&D lab, Douglas Tomczak, tosses what looks like a miniature plunger in my direction. "Want to venture a guess in terms of what it is?" he asks. The plastic straw with its shiny metal cap is a valve mechanism, and "the heart of the innovation" behind Unilever's new aerosol product, says Tomczak.
Dec 18, 2014

"Don't take this the wrong way, I think 'pits' is a vulgar word." -- dad comments fastcompany.com/3039095/why-th…

Dec 17, 2014

The future of deodorant is deodorant. My investigation into deodorant innovations: fastcompany.com/3039095/why-th…

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Nation Builder: How Stephen Colbert Won Cable, Lost The Presidency, Scared Bears, And Went Out On Top (And So Can You!)

fastcompany.com — Barring a last-minute reprieve from the governor, by midnight on the Eighteenth Day of December in the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand and Fourteen, Stephen Colbert will be no more. After nine years on Comedy Central, the blustery six-time Emmy Award-winning perma-outraged blowhard of late night news commentary will die for the sins of our polarized culture of biased news and backbiting commentary.
Dec 17, 2014

Me IRL: "It’s hard to be yourself, especially when the world loves the utterly phony persona you’ve put forth" fastcompany.com/3040101/the-re…

The Poetry Of Yelp: How The Reviews Site Became A Massive Platform For Creativity

fastcompany.com — There are, truly, only two types of people in the world: those who write Yelp reviews and those who don't. With a twinge of guilt, I must confess that I fall into the latter category: I regularly consult Yelp for advice about places to check out in my neighborhood, but I've never written a review myself.

How Shaq Spends $1,000 A Week On Apps

fastcompany.com — NBA legend (and current NBA on TNT commentator) Shaquille O'Neal calls himself a tech geek. He was an early investor in Google, and an early user of Twitter. And lately he's admitted that he spends $1,000 a week on apps. What? Really? That's what I sat down with him to find out.

It's Not Just For Your Brain: Meditating Can Actually Change Your DNA

fastcompany.com — Meditation is good for you. We don't need to tell you that. The chorus of voices extolling the virtues of mindfulness is never-ending: It decreases stress. It helps you focus. It can even rewire your mental circuitry. But it's not just your synapses that see the benefits: As it turns out, meditating can physically change your DNA.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @johnpaul: It's not just good for your brain. Apparently meditating can physically change your DNA ~~> fastcompany.com/3040039/its-no…

Dec 17, 2014

It's not just good for your brain. Apparently meditating can physically change your DNA ~~> fastcompany.com/3040039/its-no…

Should Football Be Killed?

fastcompany.com — Every week, millions of people watch football. At the same time, millions of dollars are being poured into concussion research and tech to make the game safer. In fact, the NFL, GE, and Under Armour, as part its $60 million "head health challenge," just gave $500,000 to a University of Miami doctor who's developing goggles to detect concussions.
Dec 17, 2014

What do you mean you've never heard of concussion goggles and robotic football? New #29thfloor w/@noahr: fastcompany.com/3039944/should…

Science-Backed Tactics For Motivating Other People

fastcompany.com — What inspires people to push forward? What tracks them down and keeps them accountable despite boredom and roadblocks along the way? It isn't knowledge or responsibility or even money that motivates people to give their best. The core predictor of career success is the inspiration people feel toward their work.

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel On Leaked Plans: "I Felt Like I Was Going To Cry"

fastcompany.com — Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton sits on Snapchat's board. Which, in the wake of Sony's massive leaks, has not been good news for Snapchat's private business affairs.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @FastCompany: Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel on leaked plans: "I felt like I was going to cry" f-st.co/dPmmVUP

Attention Extroverts: Your Introverted Coworkers Are Quietly Judging You

fastcompany.com — In your head you're probably a model employee. You show up on time, inbox zero is a real possibility, and you somehow still make time to float around desk to desk to chat it up with your colleagues. People like you! As they should. Well, not so fast.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @FastCompany: Attention extroverts: Your introverted coworkers are quietly judging your job performance f-st.co/cmm7hpK

December 25: The Day Internet of Things Devices Go Online En Masse

fastcompany.com — This Christmas, experts have worried about the way that the "Elf on the Shelf" conditions their kids to a ccept a surveillance state. But the actual monitors are more likely to be under the tree: For kids, the RC helicopter gets connected to a smartphone and the cute little robot has to get set up with its own social network to the list.
Dec 17, 2014

On December 25, Internet of Things devices go online en masse. *Terminator theme plays* fastcompany.com/3039795/elasti… by @SattaSarmah