Startup Perks don’t make the Culture

The concept of Startup Culture has attracted loads of attention and it has been often presented as the panacea for work satisfaction. Aspects that are frequently highlighted are fun office spaces, flexible hours, and perks such as free meals, massage sessions, and ping pong tables in the office (here it is: the ubiquitous ping pong table again).

But there must be more to it than what meets the eye for sure. Is the startup culture just a particular aesthetic? Is it enough to offer perks to your employees?

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Email, a consumer service and a business necessity

The way I first perceived email was, it was something my parents did for work.” These words are from a 21 year old senior interviewed by the Wall Street Journal for an article on the perception of email amongst  younger generations.

Our first reaction when we started reading was that it was going to be yet another article forecasting email’s imminent demise. But in reality, it’s clear that insights like these actually help us understand that there still is a future for email as a communication tool.

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Behind the API: Ping Pong

If you are a working adult, I don’t need to tell you how important the environment and the team you work with are. Whether you work remotely or in the office, a good atmosphere among your team members makes all the difference. Here at ShuttleCloud, we take this seriously; we strive to create an environment where you work hard but can also goof around, and goof around we do indeed.  

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More than The Social Graph

Differences between Graphs that Manage Connections on the Internet

“The global mapping of everybody and how they’re related.” With these words, the famous programmer Brad Fitzpatrick defined a concept that has become one of the most important elements in the short story of the Internet: the social graph.

Few months before, during the first edition of the Facebook Developer Conference (Facebook F8), Mark Zuckerberg had attributed the power of Facebook to the “social graph, the network of connections and relationships between people on the service.” Eight years later, the Facebook social graph (The Graph API) is one of the biggest… but it isn’t alone.

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