New York Times:
Amazon tests how far to push white-collar workers to achieve its ever-expanding ambitions, creating a bruising, data-driven workplace — Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace — SEATTLE — On Monday mornings, fresh recruits line up for an orientation intended to catapult …
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James Quinn / Telegraph: Amazon's Jeff Bezos: With Jeremy Clarkson, we're entering a new golden age of television
Peter Kafka / Re/code: Jeff Bezos Responds to New York Times Story: 'I Don't Recognize This Amazon.'
Nick Ciubotariu / LinkedIn Pulse: An Amazonian's response to “Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace”
John Bonazzo / The New York Observer: Twitter Turns Against Jeff Bezos After NY Times Amazon Investigation
Matt Wilstein / Mediaite: Jay Carney Defends Amazon After Scathing NY Times Story
Chris Beck / SPLICETODAY.com: The New York Times Burns Amazon Again
Street Fight: Street Fight Daily: An Inside Look at Amazon, Can Facebook Finally Conquer E-Commerce?
Dan Kennedy / Media Nation: Making sense of The New York Times' Amazon exposé
Jordan Chariton / The Wrap: Jeff Bezos Fires Back at NY Times' Scathing Takedown: 'I Don't Recognize This Amazon'
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Jeff Bezos Responds to Harsh NY Times Article
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine: Hacking through Amazon's jungle of coverage
Brett Molina / USA Today: Bezos defends working conditions at Amazon
Zach Bergson / Reynolds Center: Must Read Money Stories For Monday,
Samuel Gibbs / Guardian: Jeff Bezos defends Amazon after exposé of working practices
Chris Matyszczyk / Inc.com: ICONS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP 5 Reasons Why You Don't Want To Manage Like Amazon
Mario Trujillo / The Hill: Bezos: 'I don't recognize this Amazon'
James Covert / New York Post: Amazon's Jeff Bezos drops $250M for British actor
Matthew Yglesias / Vox: Amazon's relentless work culture is because it's the startup that never grew up
Guy Bentley / The Daily Caller: Jeff Bezos Slams New York Times Article Decrying Amazon's ‘Bruising’ Workplace Culture
Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web: Jeff Bezos responds to attack on Amazon's employment practices
Ellie Mae O'Hagan / @misselliemae: Late to the NYT piece on the institutional sociopathy of Amazon. But you must read it. It's gobsmacking. http://www.nytimes.com/...
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: Jeff Bezos dismisses claims that Amazon is a soulless, dystopian workplace
Leonid Bershidsky / Bloomberg View: Today's Tech Is Like Yesterday's Wall Street
Christina Wodtke / @cwodtke: Say no to gamifying work http://www.nytimes.com/... Gamifying invites cheats and abuse. Use trained managers instead. http://twitter.com/...
Madeline Stone / Business Insider: Top Amazon exec Jay Carney: ‘This is an incredibly compelling place to work’
Tom Huddleston, Jr / Fortune: Amazon's Jeff Bezos defends his company after a scathing New York Times article
Yasmin Majeed / Guernica: The Fraud of the New “Family-Friendly” Work
Brad Reed / BGR: Amazon CEO responds to bombshell report about how miserable it is working for Amazon
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing: NYT report: Amazon is hell to work at
@jodikantor: Bezos released letter to Amazon employees decrying “shockingly callous management practices” we documented here: http://www.nytimes.com/...
A. O. Scott / @aoscott: Just catching up with the mind-blowing page-one dystopian nightmare visions of @jodikantor and @DavidStreitfeld http://www.nytimes.com/...
Marty Cagan / @cagan: I often talk about how product culture is not the same as company culture. Good article on a tough company culture: http://www.nytimes.com/...
Kevin Carson / @kevincarson1: At @Amazon, workers who are absent for miscarriages or cancer are put on a “Performance Improvement Plan” http://www.nytimes.com/...
Julie Kliegman / The Week: Jeff Bezos says that scathing New York Times report 'doesn't describe the Amazon I know'
Caroline Leopold / Top Digital Journal News: How Amazon delivers for customers at the expense of workers
Jeff Jarvis / @jeffjarvis: The thing that makes me not want to work at Amazon is the systematized, anonymous, political backbiting. That doesn't need new tools.
Jeff Jarvis / @jeffjarvis: And newsrooms didn't have free lunch, massages, rest pods, paternity leave, or empathy. Just like Amazon.
Jeff Jarvis / @jeffjarvis: Amazon: long hours, backbiting, politics, devotion, competition, devotion to sales. Yup, sounds like newspapers—when they were successful.
Michael Cader / Publishers Lunch: Monday Briefs — The big weekend read was the NYT piece …
Ryan Mac / Forbes: Jeff Bezos: Anyone Working At A Company Described In New York Times Story Would Be ‘Crazy To Stay’
Steven Sinofsky / @stevesi: NYT on $AMZN culture. Reads like every piece on every Co cause of success or cause of failure. You pick! Anecdotes! http://www.nytimes.com/...
George Anders / Forbes: What The NY Times Didn't Tell You In Its Amazon Workplace Expose
Kimberly Ricci / UPROXX: Working For Amazon Sounds Like The Most Brutal, Soul-Crushing Experience Ever
Michael Barbaro / @mikiebarb: NYT's @jodikantor & @DavidStreitfeld spent 6 months talking to employees at Amazon. Results will knock your socks off http://mobile.nytimes.com/...
Nick Bilton / @nickbilton: “Amazon is where overachievers go to feel bad about themselves.” http://www.nytimes.com/... Amazing NYT report by @DavidStreitfeld & @jodikantor
Madeline Stone / Business Insider: Here are the 14 rules behind Amazon's brutal workplace
Courtney E. Smith / Refinery29: 5 Reasons Amazon Sounds Like A Pretty Terrible Place To Work
Jane Friedman / @janefriedman: This Amazon philosophy of work would sap the joy out of my life. Far too serious & concerned w/its own importance. http://www.nytimes.com/...
Peter Kafka / @pkafka: Big NYT takeout: Amazon vs. its white collar employees. “Nearly every person I worked with, I saw cry at their desk.” http://www.nytimes.com/...
Tom Dotan / @cityofthetown: Amazon's workplace culture sounds like a wide-scale test of cruel HR experiments. http://www.nytimes.com/...
Matt Rosoff / @mattrosoff: This is an incredible article about $AMZN, have heard many anecdotes like this over the years. http://mobile.nytimes.com/...
Mandy Brown / @aworkinglibrary: I am *shocked* that a company known for mistreating warehouse workers would be similarly callous towards management. http://www.nytimes.com/...
John Cook / GeekWire:
Full memo: Jeff Bezos responds to brutal New York Times story, says it doesn't represent the Amazon he leads — The cruel and back-stabbing environment described by The New York Times in a recent report on the workplace culture at Amazon.com has struck a nerve with Jeff Bezos …
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Krishnadev Calamur / The Atlantic: Amazon's Jeff Bezos and his Response to The Times Story
Seth Fiegerman / Mashable: Jeff Bezos: Amazon is not a ‘soulless, dystopian workplace,’ despite what you've read
Ryan Sarver / @rsarver: I LOVE Bezos' response to the @nytimes piece. Balanced, curious and full of leadership http://www.geekwire.com/...
Alan Murray / Fortune: Do Amazon employees all cry at their desks?
Hakan Tanriverdi / @hakantee: Bezos on NYT-Amazon piece: „anyone working in a company that really is like the one described would be crazy to stay" http://www.geekwire.com/...
Kenn White / @kennwhite: Bezos: “anyone working in a company...like the one described in the NYT would be crazy to stay. I know I would leave” http://www.geekwire.com/...
Jack Welch / @jack_welch: Love Jeff Bezos' response to ridiculous NYTimes article on Amazon http://www.geekwire.com/... #leadership #winning
Matt Levine / Bloomberg View: Hard Work, Scarcity and Golf
Oculus / @daddy_san: Jeff Bezos responds to his employees. Too many versions. Unsure which one is accurate. http://www.geekwire.com/...
@swardley: “our tolerance for any such lack of empathy needs to be zero” - Bezos on NYT article - http://www.geekwire.com/...
Rob Price / Business Insider: Jeff Bezos has responded to a report slamming Amazon's working conditions
Glenn Greenwald / @ggreenwald: Jeff Bezos addresses “Amazonians,” tells them they're “helping invent the future” & should have fun doing that http://www.geekwire.com/...
Steven Sinofsky / @stevesi: Full memo: Jeff Bezos responds to brutal NYT story, says it doesn't represent the Amazon he leads http://www.geekwire.com/... via @GeekWire
Tolu Ogunlesi / @toluogunlesi: That said, I like Bezos' timely response: http://www.geekwire.com/... All Nigerian slave-driver, abusive-culture bosses, pls take note.
Matt Apuzzo / @mattapuzzo: Bezos sends memo to employees re: NYT story, basically asking, “Is my company really like that?” http://www.geekwire.com/...
Dylan Byers / Politico:
CNN's Dana Bash named chief political correspondent — Longtime CNN correspondent Dana Bash has been promoted to Chief Political Correspondent, one of the most coveted editorial positions at the cable news network, CNN President Jeff Zucker announced Monday.
Discussion: The Wrap, FishbowlDC, Variety and Poynter
Jordan Chariton / The Wrap: Dana Bash Promoted To CNN's Chief Political Correspondent
Brian Steinberg / Variety: CNN Names Dana Bash Chief Political Correspondent
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter: Dana Bash named chief political correspondent at CNN
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
The New York Times Company CEO Mark Thompson on NYT's future: digital revenue can exceed print revenue in 5 years — Times Reaches Online Milestone, but Many Challenges Await — LAST spring, Mark Thompson, chief executive of The New York Times Company, said The Times would soon boast of one million digital-only subscribers.
Discussion: @parrysingh and @jayrosen_nyu
Parminder Singh / @parrysingh: “Digital revenue will surpass print in 5 years” : New York Times Chief http://www.nytimes.com/...
Joe Pinsker / The Atlantic:
Wikipedia's dwindling ranks of volunteer editors struggle to stop editors paid by PR firms — The Covert World of People Trying to Edit Wikipedia—for Pay — On January 11, 2013, James Heilman, an emergency-room physician and one of Wikipedia's most prolific medical editors …
Discussion: @buzzfeedandrew, @dangillmor, @anjiecast, Engadget, @mollyesque, @ddiamond, @raju and Beyond Search
Andrew Kaczynski / @buzzfeedandrew: re: this excellent Atlantic article on paid Wikipedia editors http://www.theatlantic.com/... http://twitter.com/...
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: Time for Wikimedia to spend some money ensuring that PR people don't destroy Wikipedia, which they could do. http://www.theatlantic.com/...
Andrea Castillo / @anjiecast: Can Wikipedia's dwindling ranks of volunteer editors protect its articles from the influence of money? http://www.theatlantic.com/...
Daniel Cooper / Engadget: Wikipedia's volunteers are no match for PR agencies
Molly Ball / @mollyesque: This is a fascinating dive into the corrupt world of Wikipedia by @jpinsk http://www.theatlantic.com/...
Dan Diamond / @ddiamond: That great @jpinsk article makes it more obvious than ever: Wikipedia isn't truth. It's truthiness. http://www.theatlantic.com/...
Raju Narisetti / @raju: This is depressing on so many levels http://twitter.com/...
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Wikipedia: The PR Revolution
Evie Nagy / Fast Company:
Midroll relaunches Howl podcast app, free version with limited access, $4.99/mo premium offering with full network archive, WTF, Comedy Central access, more — Is Howl The “Netflix Of Podcasts” We've Been Waiting For? — There's no true one-stop, all-you-can-eat shop for podcast distribution.
Discussion: @mattgourley, @abbieruzicka and Observer
Matt Gourley / @mattgourley: Plus SUPEREGO: FORGOTTEN CLASSICS. We take a classic novel we've never read & improvise & fully produce it. More here http://www.fastcompany.com/...
Abbie Ruzicka / @abbieruzicka: Midroll relaunches Howl. How much of Marc Maron's audience will follow him to a new platform? http://www.fastcompany.com/...
Elizabeth Day / Observer: WTF? Marc Maron, the podcaster with presidential approval
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Straight Outta Compton Leaves Assault on Female Journo Straight Outta the Movie — After a long and winding road to the big screen, the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton hit it big this weekend, racking up an estimated $56 million in ticket sales and creating an online buzz …
Discussion: Forbes and The Daily Banter
Scott Mendelson / Forbes: F. Gary Gray Traded ‘Captain America’ For ‘Straight Outta Compton’
How ProPublica uncovered AT&T's unique partnership with the NSA by combing through Snowden documents — A Trail of Evidence Leading to AT&T's Partnership with the NSA — Documents provided by Edward Snowden mention a special relationship between the National Security Agency and an unnamed telecommunications company.
Discussion: New York Times, ProPublica, BGR, @dangillmor and Guardian
Yoni Heisler / BGR: How AT&T helped the NSA spy on Internet traffic
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: This is journalistic transparency — @ProPublica explaining HOW they did the story. We need much more of this. https://t.co/m8xvVRvvtc
Martin Pengelly / Guardian: AT&T's ‘extraordinary, decades-long’ relationship with NSA - report
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Dave Goldberg in memo to Sony Music: cut costs, focus on digital, move away from new music — A Radical Plan to Save the Big Music Labels: Shrink the Big Music Labels — A decade and a half after Napster, the music business is finally changing. But only grudgingly …
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
St. Louis professor on journalism lessons from Ferguson: ‘The impact is ongoing.’ — Last August, as journalists flooded into St. Louis and Ferguson, Missouri to cover the death and the aftermath of Michael Brown, Amber Hinsely was watching. She tracked the hashtags as they evolved …
Graham Readfearn / Guardian:
Climate Feedback allows scientists to grade and annotate news stories on climate science — Scientists get tool to mark online climate science media coverage and it's not a rusty teaspoon — New project has already scored the “scientific credibility” of climate science stories on CNN …