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 …
Discussion: New York Times, Re/code, Mashable, The Atlantic, Vox, Wall Street Journal, @hakantee, @daddy_san, @swardley, @jack_welch, TechCrunch, @ggreenwald, @dsilverman, @staceynycdc, @stevesi, Fortune, Bloomberg View, @toluogunlesi, @mattapuzzo, @rsarver, @nycjim, @kennwhite, @loic and Gothamist
Seth Fiegerman / Mashable: Jeff Bezos: Amazon is not a ‘soulless, dystopian workplace,’ despite what you've read
Krishnadev Calamur / The Atlantic: Amazon's Jeff Bezos and his Response to the Times Story
Brian R. Fitzgerald / Wall Street Journal: Amazon's Jeff Bezos Replies to Stinging Criticism on Workplace Policies
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/...
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/...
Jack Welch / @jack_welch: Love Jeff Bezos' response to ridiculous NYTimes article on Amazon http://www.geekwire.com/... #leadership #winning
Glenn Greenwald / @ggreenwald: Jeff Bezos addresses “Amazonians,” tells them they're “helping invent the future” & should have fun doing that http://www.geekwire.com/...
Dwight Silverman / @dsilverman: Amazon didn't make Jeff Bezos available for @nytimes interviews for its corp. culture story. Maybe it should have. http://www.geekwire.com/...
Stacey E. Singleton / @staceynycdc: Bezos is really gonna front like he didn't know working at Amazon was like being employed in a terror dome? GTFOH 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
Justin Fox / Bloomberg View: A Job at Amazon Isn't for Everybody
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/...
Ryan Sarver / @rsarver: I LOVE Bezos' response to the @nytimes piece. Balanced, curious and full of leadership http://www.geekwire.com/...
Jim Roberts / @nycjim: Bezos pushes back on NYT's Amazon story. “Hopefully, you're having fun working with a bunch of brilliant teammates.” 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/...
Loic Le Meur / @loic: Full memo: Jeff Bezos responds to brutal NYT story, says it doesn't represent the Amazon he leads - GeekWire http://www.geekwire.com/...
New York Times:
Amazon tests how far to push white-collar workers to achieve its ever-expanding ambitions, creating a bruising, data-driven workplace
Amazon tests how far to push white-collar workers to achieve its ever-expanding ambitions, creating a bruising, data-driven workplace
Discussion: Re/code, LinkedIn Pulse, Telegraph, Fortune, NBC News, BuzzMachine, ongoing by Tim Bray, Mediaite, The New York Observer, Digiday, Forbes, Guardian, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Vox, Inc.com, SPLICETODAY.com, Slate, GeekWire, The Next Web, Street Fight, Media Nation, UPROXX, @edwyattdc, Motherboard, Gothamist, Bloomberg View, The Wrap, The Hill, CNNMoney, New York Post, FishbowlNY, VentureBeat, Business Insider, @jodikantor, @bradplumer, @aoscott, @misselliemae, @cagan, Guernica, BGR, @cwodtke, @kevincarson1, Reynolds Center, Engadget, Bookseller News, The Daily Caller, The Verge, WNPR News, Boing Boing, New Yorker, Washingtonian, Ars Technica UK, The Loop, Top Digital Journal News, The Week, @jeffjarvis, @jeffjarvis, @jeffjarvis, Publishers Lunch, Forbes, @stevesi, Business Insider, Refinery29, @mikiebarb, @nickbilton, @janefriedman, @pkafka, @cityofthetown, @mattrosoff and @aworkinglibrary
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”
James Quinn / Telegraph: Amazon's Jeff Bezos: With Jeremy Clarkson, we're entering a new golden age of television
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine: Hacking through Amazon's jungle of coverage
Matt Wilstein / Mediaite: Jay Carney Defends Amazon After Scathing NY Times Story
John Bonazzo / The New York Observer: Twitter Turns Against Jeff Bezos After NY Times Amazon Investigation
Jordan Valinsky / Digiday: InsideAmazon: ‘Soul-crushing’ workplace slammed after New York Times exposé
Ryan Mac / Forbes: Jeff Bezos: Anyone Working At A Company Described In New York Times Story Would Be ‘Crazy To Stay’
Brett Molina / USA Today: Bezos defends working conditions at Amazon
Daina Beth Solomon / Los Angeles Times: Jeff Bezos says he won't tolerate a ‘callous’ Amazon workplace
Matthew Yglesias / Vox: Amazon's relentless work culture is because it's the startup that never grew up
Graham Winfrey / Inc.com: HR/BENEFITS What Every Business Owner Should Know About Amazon's ‘Anytime Feedback Tool’
Chris Beck / SPLICETODAY.com: The New York Times Burns Amazon Again
Daniel Politi / Slate: Amazon is Great Place to Work (As Long as You Have No Personal Life, Never Get Sick)
Jacob Demmitt / GeekWire: Amazon employees on ‘ludicrously comical’ NYT story: 'Some people don't belong here, maybe'
Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web: Jeff Bezos responds to attack on Amazon's employment practices
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
Kimberly Ricci / UPROXX: Jeff Bezos 'Doesn't Recognize' The ‘Callous’ Amazon Workplace Portrayed By The New York Times
Edward Wyatt / @edwyattdc: In case you've been under a rock: @nytimes's Inside Amazon: A Bruising Workplace is making waves http://www.nytimes.com/...
A Former Amazonian / Motherboard: At Amazon, Employees Treat the Bathroom as an Extension of the Office
John Del Signore / Gothamist: Jeff Bezos Insists Amazon Is Really Not Some “Soulless, Dystopian Workplace”
Leonid Bershidsky / Bloomberg View: Today's Tech Is Like Yesterday's Wall Street
Jordan Chariton / The Wrap: Jeff Bezos Fires Back at NY Times' Scathing Takedown: 'I Don't Recognize This 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
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Jeff Bezos Responds to Harsh NY Times Article
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: Jeff Bezos dismisses claims that Amazon is a soulless, dystopian workplace
Rob Price / Business Insider: Jeff Bezos has responded to a report slamming Amazon's working conditions
@jodikantor: Bezos released letter to Amazon employees decrying “shockingly callous management practices” we documented here: http://www.nytimes.com/...
Brad Plumer / @bradplumer: Amazon's white-collar offices seem unpleasant: http://www.nytimes.com/... But Amazon's warehouses seem downright brutal: http://www.motherjones.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/...
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/...
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/...
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
Christina Wodtke / @cwodtke: Say no to gamifying work http://www.nytimes.com/... Gamifying invites cheats and abuse. Use trained managers instead. http://twitter.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/...
Zach Bergson / Reynolds Center: Must Read Money Stories For Monday,
Guy Bentley / The Daily Caller: Jeff Bezos Slams New York Times Article Decrying Amazon's ‘Bruising’ Workplace Culture
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing: NYT report: Amazon is hell to work at
Andrew Beaujon / Washingtonian: Jeff Bezos' Washington Post Much Nicer Than Jeff Bezos' Amazon
Lee Hutchinson / Ars Technica UK: Jeff Bezos says harsh NYT piece “doesn't describe the Amazon I know”
Caroline Leopold / Top Digital Journal News: How Amazon delivers for customers at the expense of workers
Julie Kliegman / The Week: Jeff Bezos says that scathing New York Times report 'doesn't describe the Amazon I know'
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 …
George Anders / Forbes: What The NY Times Didn't Tell You In Its Amazon Workplace Expose
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/...
Madeline Stone / Business Insider: Here are the 14 rules behind Amazon's brutal workplace
Courtney E. Smith / Refinery29: Amazon's CEO Responds To Critical New York Times Article
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
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/...
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: CNN's Dana Bash Promoted to 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: Politico, @joepompeo, @jayrosen_nyu and @parrysingh
Joe Pompeo / @joepompeo: “I've never heard a whisper of interest, not a breath” from the Sulzbergers about selling the NYT, says CEO Thompson: http://www.nytimes.com/...
Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu: Something is off here. Ad spending ratios could match time spent and revenue could still fall. http://www.nytimes.com/... http://twitter.com/...
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: Splitsider, @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
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: @briansolis, Engadget, @mollyesque, @anjiecast, @ddiamond, @buzzfeedandrew, @dangillmor, @raju and Beyond Search
Brian Solis / @briansolis: Can Wikipedia's dwindling ranks of volunteer editors protect its articles from PR/marketing? 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/...
Andrea Castillo / @anjiecast: Can Wikipedia's dwindling ranks of volunteer editors protect its articles from the influence of money? 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/...
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/...
Raju Narisetti / @raju: This is depressing on so many levels http://twitter.com/...
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Wikipedia: The PR Revolution
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: The Wrap, Rolling Stone, Broadcasting & Cable, Forbes and The Daily Banter
Jeff Sneider / The Wrap: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ TV Rights Bought by FX
Melinda Newman / Forbes: Luke Bryan Stops 'Straight Outta Compton's' Juggernaut as Dr. Dre Settles For No. 2
Sources: French music-streaming service Deezer is seeking funds at about €1B valuation, roughly $1.1B — Spotify Rival Deezer Said to Seek Funds at $1 Billion Valuation — Deezer is seeking funds from investors in a transaction that could value the French music-streaming service …
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
Shannon Bond / Financial Times:
BuzzFeed partners with Yahoo Japan to launch Japanese version of the site — BuzzFeed looks to go viral in Japanese — BuzzFeed is launching a joint venture with Yahoo Japan, the country's top internet portal, to create a Japanese-language version of the viral news and entertainment site.
Jeremy Barr / Politico: Buzzfeed launching in Japan
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Comcast will offer content creators 70% of ad revenue on its new Watchable platform, more than Facebook and YouTube — Comcast's ‘Watchable’ Streaming Portal to Give Creators a Bigger Cut of Ad Revenue — Comcast is offering Web content partners for its new …
Discussion: Light Reading
Mari Silbey / Light Reading: Comcast Readies ‘Watchable’ Online Service
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 …