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+ - If the Programmer Won't Go To Mountain Valley, Should MV Go To the Programmer?

Submitted by theodp
theodp (442580) writes ""If 95% of great programmers aren’t in the US," Matt Mullenweg advises in How Paul Graham Is Wrong (a rejoinder to Graham's Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In), "and an even higher percentage not in the Bay Area, set up your company to take advantage of that fact as a strength, not a weakness. Use WordPress and P2, use Slack, use G+ Hangouts, use Skype, use any of the amazing technology that allows us to collaborate as effectively online as previous generations of company did offline. Let people live someplace remarkable instead of paying $2,800 a month for a mediocre one bedroom rental in San Francisco. Or don’t, and let companies like Automattic and Github hire the best and brightest and let them live and work wherever they like." Microsoft and Google — which hawk the very tools to facilitate remote work that Mullenweg cites — have shuttered remote offices filled with top talent even as they cry the talent sky is falling. So, is "being stubborn on keeping a company culture that requires people to be physically co-located," as Mullenweg puts it, a big part of tech's 'talent shortage' problem?"

+ - Chick-fil-A Latest Corporation to Have Customer Credit Data Hacked->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "As reported on a variety of news outlets, we are kicking off the new year with another round of corporate data breaches. This time it is Chick-fil-A, a popular American fast food chain, which believes its customer credit card information has been breached. It appears the hack involves point of sale terminals in some way, as the restaurant chain was informed by their "payment card contacts" that unusual transactions were occurring from several restaurants."
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