Why Google Stopped Trying to Make You Feel Stupid During Job Interviews

We found that brainteasers are a complete waste of time. How many golf balls can you fit into an airplane? How many gas stations in Manhattan? A complete waste of time. They don’t predict anything. They serve primarily to make the interviewer feel smart.

— Google HR executive Laszlo Bock, telling the New York Times’ Adam Bryant that the company no longer asks applicants to complete mental gymnastics during job interviews. Via Quartz.

30 Minutes or It’s Free

Pizza is an obvious candidate for 3D printing because it can be printed in distinct layers, so it only requires the print head to extrude one substance at a time.

— From a description of Anjan Contractor’s 3-D food printer, by Christopher Mims on Quartz

Time Machine! Tumblr’s David Karp in 2007, Age 21.

Back when he was 21, had 75,000 users and was raising $750,000.
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Look Ma! Still No App! Seven Months After Launch, Quartz Says Its Web-Only Business Site Is Thriving.

Two million visitors a month sounds pretty good.
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Quartz Shoots for Tablet and Mobile Readers, but Doesn’t Arm Itself With an App

Atlantic Media’s new business news site assumes you’ll read it on an iPad or iPhone. But it’s not bothering to produce anything for Apple’s App Store.
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