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The Daft Punk and Jay Z Collaboration Is Happening

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When word started spreading of a Daft Punk-Jay Z collaboration track yesterday we didn’t bother posting it right away since nothing is ever real and everything turns out to be a viral marketing hoax to promote somebody’s new TV show or something. But nope, by now “Computerized” has been vetted and confirmed a real thing, so you can safely listen without feeling like a sucker.

There was another rumor circling yesterday that Kanye West was involved with the production. That rumor turned to be…

7 Steps for a Smooth Transition From Freelance to Full-Time

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Whistle while you work — oh, those wonderful little dwarfs, so happy to be part of Snow White’s crew. That’s what you envision, isn’t it, now that you’ve traded in your freelancer or consultant title for a full-time spot and health benefits at a corporate office? Working for a benevolent boss and being part of a team that truly is “one for all?”

But what if you’re trying to whistle a happy tune, and it turns out you’re the “I” working for the king, and there’s no team in sight? Take it from…

7 Steps for a Smooth Transition From Freelance to Full-Time

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Whistle while you work — oh, those wonderful little dwarfs, so happy to be part of Snow White’s crew. That’s what you envision, isn’t it, now that you’ve traded in your freelancer or consultant title for a full-time spot and health benefits at a corporate office? Working for a benevolent boss and being part of a team that truly is “one for all?”

But what if you’re trying to whistle a happy tune, and it turns out you’re the “I” working for the king, and there’s no team in sight? Take it from…

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Why Small Businesses Need to Think More Like Good Neighbors

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Small business owners can sometimes feel like it’s a dog-eat-dog world out there. If you fall behind, even for a moment, a more tech-savvy business with greater resources could swoop in and take your customers. But competition among businesses doesn’t always have to mean war. Instead of viewing other companies only as competitors, entrepreneur Jay Bernstein thinks business owners should look at them as potential collaborators.

“Collaboration is vital to every business,” said Bernstein,…

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Target Taps Top Pinterest Influencers for Design Collaboration

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A few of Pinterest‘s most popular users have hit the bull’s-eye

Target on Monday announced new design partnerships with some of Pinterest’s top pinners, who will soon design exclusive party-planning collections for the retailer

The pinners, who are all top design bloggers as well as Pinterest influencers, will create collections that will then sell online and in Target’s retail stores. “We’re excited to see the launch of Target’s new design…

Slacklining Between Hot Air Balloons Will Make Your Stomach Drop

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Even the bravest of daredevils might find this clip tough to stomach.

This nail-biting video from a slacklining group called the Skyliners shows the team attempting to cross a slackline between two floating hot air balloons.

The video description explains that no one managed to successfully cross the slackline, but the group is planning to try again. This gasp-inducing stunt is a collaboration with Spanish hot air balloon company Globus Kon…

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Twitter Cofounder Ev Williams Raises $25 Million for Medium

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Medium, the blogging platform started by Twitter cofounder Evan Williams, has raised $25 million from a group of veteran technology investors.

The funding is the first outside investment into the site, which launched in a beta version in August 2012. News of the investment first broke on Re/Code.

This is not Williams’ first foray into long form web writing; he also founded Blogger, one of the first self-serve weblogs. Medium…

Stop Wasting Away Your Workday With These Productivity Tools and Techniques

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How Square Keeps a Connected Office Culture Amid International Growth

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In the past year, mobile payments startup Square has opened offices in New York, Atlanta and Tokyo and doubled in size — growing from approximately 300 employees to more than 600.

Square, expanding beyond its San Francisco headquarters, seems to be handling the stress of massive growth with utmost grace. Head of Office Experience Chris Gorman has been along for the ride and sat down with Mashable to discuss the physical and digital modes of collaboration, transparency and inclusion that have…

Is It Cool to Work for Yahoo Now?

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These days, the 12th floor of Yahoo’s midtown Manhattan office could easily pass for that of a young tech startup.

There, roughly 35 mobile engineers work in small, circular clusters arranged in a spacious, open-floor layout. What appears to be a recently renovated cafeteria is stocked with free snacks, juices and coffee. There’s a feeling — perhaps in the way the way the desks are arranged, or by the quiet, steady conversation between employees — of collaboration. If it weren’t for the…