Network gear maker JDS Uniphase to split into two | Reuters

JDS Uniphase’s network service business, like that of other network gear makers, has been hurt by a delay in orders from telecom operators, its main customers, largely due to a spate of consolidation in the U.S. telecom and cable sectors.

via Network gear maker JDS Uniphase to split into two | Reuters.

Forget What You Think You Know About The Office Of The Future | Fast Company

[ SMARTER WORKPLACE ]

At Samsung headquarters for example, outdoor spaces between floors are strategically placed to get sales people and engineers mingling.

via Forget What You Think You Know About The Office Of The Future | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

Argentina Congress passes debt law to skirt U.S. court ruling | Reuters

If creditors refuse to participate in plan, the government can under the new law try to replace the Bank of New York Mellon Corp, the trustee for bond payments, with Nacion Fideicomisos, a unit of state-controlled Banco Nacion.

That way, it can service its debt locally.

via Argentina Congress passes debt law to skirt U.S. court ruling | Reuters.

Switzerland May Grant Snowden Political Asylum in Exchange for Testimony Regarding NSA Surveillance


Mr Snowden’s participation could be part of criminal proceedings or as part of a parliamentary inquiry, Swiss paper Le Matin says, and that extradition would be rejected if the country thinks it is being sought on political grounds or if the former assistant at the CIA faces the death penalty at home.

via Switzerland May Grant Snowden Political Asylum in Exchange for Testimony Regarding NSA Surveillance.

The Myth of Venture Capital | Re/code


We have created a tech culture that celebrates the act of securing capital as an achievement.

via The Myth of Venture Capital | Re/code.

Hillary Disqualifies Herself | Steve Chabot for Congress (OH-1)


What is the greatest challenge currently facing the United States?

via Hillary Disqualifies Herself – Steve Chabot for Congress (OH-1).

Air New Zealand set for its last-ever Boeing 747 flight


Air New Zealand’s last Boeing 747-400 is scheduled to operate Flight 7 Wednesday (Sep 10) evening, departing San Francisco at 9:30 p.m. local time. When it lands in Auckland, New Zealand, at around 5 a.m. Friday morning local time (Thursday afternoon U.S. time), the carrier will retire the jet from commercial passenger service.

via Air New Zealand set for its last-ever Boeing 747 flight.

Netflix is scaring the living daylights out of Australia’s media industry | Quartz

Australia is a world leader when it comes to online piracy.

But the use of VPNs to access Netflix and other sites is completely legal there, from a user perspective—consumer groups actively encourage it because the costs of content, software (and many other things) are extortionately high Down Under.

via Netflix is scaring the living daylights out of Australia’s media industry – Quartz.

Netflix is scaring the living daylights out of Australia’s media industry | Quartz

Australia is a world leader when it comes to online piracy.

But the use of VPNs to access Netflix and other sites is completely legal there, from a user perspective consumer groups actively encourage it because the costs of content, software (and many other things) are extortionately high Down Under.

via Netflix is scaring the living daylights out of Australia’s media industry | Quartz.

No Named Storms First Time Since 2000 at Peak | Bloomberg

.. while 1992 produced only six storms, one of them was Andrew, one of the most destructive hurricanes to ever hit the U.S.

via No Named Storms First Time Since 2000 at Peak – Bloomberg.