Open offices are as bad as they seem—they reduce face-to-face time by 70%

Enlarge / Looks like someone has a case of the Mondays. (credit: Getty | Ian Nicholson) Tearing down walls and cubicles in offices may actually build up more barriers to productivity and collaboration, according to a new study. Employees at two Fortune 500 multinational companies saw face-to-face interaction time drop by about 70 percent, the […]

The 5 smartest ways to connect multiple offices

One location, for a growing business, is typically not enough. With sufficient personnel and capital, many businesses prefer to set up multiple offices to attract different regions of customers. With offices spread all over the country or globe, how can your business install a network so all the locations can work, communicate, and share information […]

The suspected shooter who opened fire at YouTube’s offices heavily criticized the video platform online

Screenshot via nasimesabz.com Nasim Aghdam, the woman suspected of firing shots at YouTube’s headquarters and wounding three people, had an active presence online. Images and videos uploaded to Instagram and YouTube accounts allegedly connected to Aghdam contained political messages and fitness tips — but also featured some heavy criticism of YouTube. Several of the social-media […]

Investigators raid Cambridge Analytica’s London offices

(Reuters) — Investigators from Britain’s data watchdog searched the London offices of Cambridge Analytica, the data analytics firm at the center of a storm over <a href="https://venturebeat.com/2018/03/20/facebook-and-mark-zuckerberg-face-investigations-over-cambridge-analytica-data-privacy-allegations/"allegations it improperly…Read More

UK investigators raid Cambridge Analytica offices in Facebook data mining probe

Investigators from the Information Commissioner’s Office have searched the London offices of Cambridge Analytica and seized files and servers. The raid forms part of an investigation into its Facebook data harvesting. Around 20 officials wearing black jackets emblazoned with “ICO Enforcement” entered the offices on Friday, according to reports. A UK High Court judge had […]

Valve lets us loose in its new offices, unlocks the doors to a rare merch room

BELLEVUE, Washington—We’ve visited Valve Software’s Seattle-area headquarters in the past, but this week’s gameplay reveal for a new release was met with something else: a chance to check out the company’s biggest-ever office upgrade. I took my camera on this office visit expecting to maybe see a big new mural or a couple of new […]

The detailed toys and rare collectibles that keep watch over our home offices

Thanks to Ars Technica’s unique staff-from-all-over arrangement, we don’t often see how our coworkers organize their home offices. There’s also the matter of us being a bunch of overgrown children who keep, and proudly display, all kinds of toys, action figures, dolls, and other nerdy decorations in our home offices. Thus, this latest edition of […]

‘The Post’ Featurettes Look at Steven Spielberg’s Vision, Recreating the Washington Post Offices & More

This weekend finally brings The Post to theaters everywhere after being in limited release in select theaters since just before Christmas. Critics and audiences in Los Angeles and New York have been ranting and raving about Steven Spielberg‘s historical drama about the publication of The Pentagon Papers, so 20th Century Fox has offered a closer […]

Facebook reveals how it handles harassment inside US offices

Facebook has been publicly searching for a solution to harassment, hate speech and bullying on the site for years — and at the same time, less publicly, the company has been honing its internal approach to these subjects. Today, Facebook published its US harassment policy, in full, in an attempt to “be as transparent as […]

The New York City offices of PayPal and Venmo have candy drawers, Taco Tuesdays, and a conference room so cushy that employees take off their shoes

Sarah Jacobs/Business Insider • PayPal recently expanded its Manhattan office. • The online payments system shares the space with Venmo, which it acquired in 2013. • Business Insider stopped by the office to check out the space and perks. PayPal is in a good place, right now. Markets Insider reported its latest earnings report sent […]