Here’s what happens to Google employees when they die.
It should come as no surprise that Google has ridiculously awesome benefits: free haircuts, free bike rentals, free yoga, on-site doctors and of course their ridiculously awesome cafeterias. In a recent conversation with Forbes, Google’s Chief People Officer announced death benefits. If an employee passes away (while employed by Google), their surviving spouse or domestic partner will get a check for 50% of their salary every year for the following decade. This benefit comes with “no tenure requirement,” meaning all of their employees qualify.
How Apple and Amazon’s security flaws led to Wired writer Mat Honan’s ‘epic’ hacking.
Oh this was a heartbreaking - and quite angering - story. Mat Honan outlines how he lost nearly all of his data thanks to a 19 year old hacker (and presumably his friends.) It’s a lesson in backing up data, for sure - and that Mat readily admits. But it’s also a lesson in just how easy Apple and Amazon have made it to hack into people’s accounts. Let’s make sure they’re paying attention and making changes. (And backup your data, already!)
I love this. Design thinking at its finest. New!, a creative agency in Italy, took a stab at re-imagining Wikipedia through a design-focused lens. The results are beautiful: clean, crisp, organized. You can’t help but scroll through and think, “Hire them, Jimmy Wales!” (Thanks to the lovely Paloma for sending ‘round this one!)