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Startup Perks don’t make the Culture

The concept of Startup Culture has attracted loads of attention and it has ofter been presented as the panacea for workplace satisfaction. Aspects that are frequently highlighted are fun office spaces, flexible hours, and perks, such as free meals, massage sessions, and the famous “startup ping pong table”.

But there must be more to it than meets the eye. Is the a startup’s 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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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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