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The hiring game

With nearly 8 million Americans unemployed and looking for work while nearly 6 million jobs remain unfilled, it’s fair to say that technology has not disrupted the labor market in a good way. In fact, most employers believe technology has made hiring harder. Approximately 85% of job descriptions are posted online, and with each job description yielding hundreds of digital applications — the vast majority …

Google shuts down Panoramio

Panoramio, the location-centric photo sharing service Google acquired in 2007, will show its last image on November 4. For the longest time, Google used Panoramio to augment its Google Maps and Google Earth services with crowdsourced imagery. Now that the company has integrated photo uploads into the Google Maps mobile apps and launched its Local Guides program, Panoramio clearly isn’t a priority for the company anymore. Google previously tried …

Work those claws, ladies!​ ​The real reason Vogue declared war on fashion bloggers

I hear a war has broken out between Vogue journalists and bloggers. What’s going on? Steven, by email Indeed, Steven, indeed: we are witnessing a disaster of biblical proportions. What do I mean by “biblical”? I mean Old Testament, real wrath of God type stuff. Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boilings! Forty years of darkness! The dead rising from …

Presence is a new novel about VR, clones, and virtual theme parks

Richard MacManus was the founder of tech blog ReadWrite and is now a full-time author. His latest book, Presence, is an exploration of VR and virtual experiences and promises thrills, excitement, and plenty of virtual weirdery. In the following excerpt, the protagonist Gats Holloway meets up with a virtual clone of her former friend, Manny. They meet inside a virtual representation of Tangier – a …

Fashion’s old guard are right to fear the blogger | David Mitchell

Live by the sword, die by the sword. That’s what Vogue.com’s senior editors should be thinking at the moment. Ruefully, if they can do that without exacerbating wrinkles. Last week they were simply going about their business disparaging and belittling people – just a normal day at the office for those who professionally sit in judgment on what others are wearing – when they got …

Show’s over for veteran fashion elite as style insurgents seize front row

This was meant to be Vogue’s year. The British version of the magazine turned 100, resulting in, among other celebratory goings-on, an exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery, Vogue 100: A Century of Style, telling the story of one of the world’s most influential magazines. But a turn of events, and the social media reaction, threw a stiletto at the brand’s well-manicured public appearance and …

The Guardian view of Vogue v the bloggers: business is winning | Editorial

There is a picture on Instagram that perfectly captures the current row about who decides what is fashion. The dispute is between Vogue magazine, fashion’s ultimate arbiter for the last 100 years, and the fashion bloggers regarded by their millions of social media followers as the real deal. The picture, posted by the blogger Caroline Vreeland, was taken during Milan’s fashion week. It shows the …

Google launches final release version of Angular 2.0

After Google launched the first version of its Angular web application framework in 2010, it quickly became one of the hottest web technologies. Since then, the web has changed, though, and when Google announced Angular 2 in 2014, it created quite a stir in the web development community because this new version wasn’t just an update, but instead a complete rewrite that wasn’t compatible with the older …

Will Digital Media Break China’s Fashion Magazine Oligarchy?

SHANGHAI, China — In less than three years, Vice Media has launched London-born style and young culture bible i-D in eleven new markets, including its recently unveiled presence in China. Now, only a month after easing into the market, the digital-only i-D China has accumulated thousands of followers across WeChat and Weibo, without any formal promotion. Much like i-D’s other international editions, i-D China blends local …

Digital media unioning, one year later

I would like to report reasons for hope. Collective action is not only possible in the face of an economy in transformation; it is effective. In the last year, writers, editors, producers and other content creators at “digital native” companies Gawker, VICE, Salon.com, ThinkProgress and The Huffington Post have all won representation with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). These innovative, mostly younger professionals …