'Hundreds' of Salesforce employees pushback on NFT cloud project

Salesforce wants a piece of the NFT action and "hundreds" of its employees are reportedly not happy about it. More than 400 employees signed an open letter that's being passed around internally, according to Thomson Reuters Foundation News, and is addressed to Salesforce's co-CEOs Marc Benioff and Bret Taylor. "The amount of scams and fraud in the NFT space is overwhelming" and "we implore you to reconsider," the letter reportedly says. It also warns further of attrition and at least one employee… Continue reading at 'Silicon Valley Business Journal'

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2022-02-18 22:58:45 UTC ]
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Salesforce employees protest against its NFT ambitions

Salesforce employees aren't happy with the company's plans to enter the non-fungible token (NFT) market. According to the Thomson Reuters Foundation, over 400 employees around the world have signed an open letter raising concerns about the environmental impact of NFTs, as well as their... Continue reading at Engadget

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Hundreds of millions of Facebook user records exposed on Amazon cloud servers

Facebook Inc. user data is still showing up in places it shouldn’t. Researchers at UpGuard, a cybersecurity firm, found troves of user information hiding in plain sight, inadvertently posted publicly on Amazon.com Inc.’s cloud computing servers. The discovery shows that a year after the... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

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Houghton Mifflin plans to cut hundreds of employees

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co., the Boston-based education publisher facing financial headwinds, said it plans to cut as much as 10 percent of its workforce in effort to save money, according to regulatory filing. With a total workforce of 4,500 workers as of the end of last year, the cuts could... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

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Panorama Project Names New Project Lead, Announces Free Webinar

The Panorama Project, the OverDrive-funded cross-industry initiative devoted to “data-informed insights on public libraries’ role in the publishing ecosystem” has announced the appointment of Daniel Albohn as the new Project Lead, replacing Guy LeCharles Gonzalez, who has taken a full-time... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Panorama Project Pivots, Taps New Project Leader

As library e-book issues gain urgency, the OverDrive funded effort to measure the impact of libraries on authors and publishers taps industry vet Guy LeCharles Gonzalez to take the project to the next level. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Outgoing Facebook Employee Slams Company for Treatment of Black Employees and Users

A former manager at Facebook published a scathing memo on Tuesday criticizing the social media giant for its treatment of its black users and its black employees. Mark Luckie, a former partner manager for global influencers at Facebook who focused on underrepresented voices, wrote in a memo to... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Aaron Carter memoir delayed amid pushback from singer's publicist and Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff, who dated Aaron Carter in the early 2000s, accused his memoir publisher of 'recklessly pushing a book out to capitalize on this tragedy.' Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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'1619 Project' Creator Nikole Hannah-Jones Slams Backlash, Book-Banning Efforts

The project, which examines the history and effects of slavery, has faced bans and attempted bans since its publication in 2019. Continue reading at The Huffington Post

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The New York Post says racist and sexist posts came from rogue employee (updated)

Fast Company isn't the only news outlet to suffer a recent, high-profile security breach. As CNBCreports, The New York Post has confirmed a rogue employee was behind racist and sexist posts on the newspaper's website and Twitter account. The perpetrator lashed out at various targets as part of... Continue reading at Engadget

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Ingram Backs Book.io, A NFT Book Marketplace

Book.io, which describes itself as “an NFT marketplace for buying, reading, and selling e-books and audiobooks,” is looking to help authors build new revenue streams, and has buy-in from Ingram. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Barnes & Noble is Offering Buy One, Get One 50% Off on Hundreds of Books

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HarperCollins Lays Off 'Small Number' of Employees

Faced with slowing industry sales and rising costs, HarperCollins has eliminated what it called a "small number" of positions, and instituted a number of other measures in a bid to "operate as efficiently as possible," CEO Brian Murray announced to employees on October 13. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Gibbs Smith Become 100% Employee-Owned

With the employee acquisition of the 50% stake in the publisher it did not already own, Gibbs Smith is now a 100% ESOP. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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‘The Man Who Could Move Clouds’ is a memoir full of magic

Ingrid Rojas Contreras tells the story of her grandfather Rafael Contreras Alfonso, a Colombian healer with otherworldly gifts. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Best cloud gaming services: GeForce Now vs. Amazon Luna vs. Google Stadia and others

Being able to play modern, high-quality video games on just about any kind of PC is the big pitch of the handful of cloud gaming services out there. Using a subscription model, these services allow people with a strong internet connection to tap remote servers in order to play video games of... Continue reading at PC World

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Sen. Warnock recounts his path from the projects to Georgia politics

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Licensing: Netflix Has Five Dr. Seuss Projects in the Works

Productions are underway, expanding the Dr. Seuss Enterprises partnership with Netflix for new animated projects for a preschool audience. The post Licensing: Netflix Has Five Dr. Seuss Projects in the Works appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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The Morning After: Dyson’s secret robot projects

The NFL's rumored streaming service could debut in JulyDyson, the company that’s recently branched out into hair curlers, air-purifying headphones and not cars, has revealed it has an entire division secretly developing robot prototypes for household chores.The company didn't detail any of the... Continue reading at Engadget

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Leading NFT blockchain Flow announces $725 million Ecosystem Fund to drive Web3 innovation

The fund will be available to developers globally and will focus on those in the decentralized finance, gaming, and digital content space. Flow, one of the leading blockchains in the Web3 arena, has announced the launch of a new fund designed to spur innovation among those building apps, games,... Continue reading at Fast Company

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