Julie Bort at Business Insider writes How Automattic Grew Into A Startup Worth $1 Billion With No Email And No Office Workers. Includes a short interview with me at the end.
Apparently to prove they’re paying attention subway conductors in New York have to point at a sign at every stop. Someone decided to make them smile. As I go back to New York today, it’s cool to learn something new about the city as well.
You can now view the inside of Automattic’s office on Google Maps street view and walk around inside. To get downstairs go by the stairs and press the back arrow, a bit unintuitive but gets you to the main floor. Check out the custom shuffleboard upstairs.
The story around badBIOS, the mysterious Mac and PC malware that jumps airgaps, is fascinating and surprising. The capabilities of sophisticated attackers right now vastly outstrip the defenses of any computer user or company. The news that the NSA had broken into the networks of Google and Yahoo, unfortunately, wasn’t surprising given Google’s move to encrypt traffic between datacenters early in September.
Alx Block writes about his evolving understanding of the role of support, and the “support” label itself.
Virgin America is giving Delta a run for their money with this amazing safety video — who has ever said that before? — directed by Jon Chu, who also did two of the Step Up movies. (Which sound cheesy but are actually awesome.)