redkemper writes: Google on Monday stated in a regulatory filing that it will be cutting approximately 20% of Motorola Mobility’s workforce, eliminating 4,000 jobs and closing about one-third of Motorola’s offices around the world. It’s tough news for Motorola workers, but it came alongside the formation of a new division within Motorola that may help create a brighter future for the struggling smartphone maker...
bdking writes: Digg's demise is only the latest example of the online world's cruel reality — one bad stumble and it can be all over. The investors in Digg may be pondering that painful lesson in the wake of the social-news site's sale for less than one-third of 1% of its previously estimated value.
silentbrad writes: IGN published an article, today, discussing an editorial from CNN: Pornography and videogames are pretty much the same thing, according to a sensational and terrifying editorial published on CNN today called ‘The Demise of Guys: How Videogames and Porn are Ruining a Generation’. Games and porn are not only equal, they are equally damaging to young men, destroying their ability to connect with women, and therefore threatening the future of our entire species.... The article, by psychologist Philip G. Zimbardo and Nikita Duncan argues that young men are “hooked on arousal, sacrificing their schoolwork and relationships in the pursuit of getting a tech-based buzz”.... Zimbardo, has danced this jig before. At the Long Beach TED conference last year he told a delighted audience that “guys are wiping out socially with girls and sexually with women.” He added that young men have been so zombiefied by games and porn that they are unable to function in basic human interactions. “It’s a social awkwardness like a stranger in a foreign land”, he said. “They don’t know what to say. They don’t know what to do.”