Enrique Allen

Today in Tech: Apple's "Smart Bezel," Larry Page's employee bonus strategy

April 8, 2011: 5:00 AM ET

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  • Google CEO Larry Page

    New Google CEO Larry Page just upped the ante as far as workflow goes. Last Friday, he sent out a company memo explaining to all employees that 25% of their annual bonuses will be tied to the success of Google's social strategy this year, regardless of whether they're working on the related products. "This is a joint effort, so it's important that we all get behind it," he wrote in the memo, entitled "2011 Bonus Multiplier." (Employees not directly working on social products are still expected to offer feedback.) (Business Insider)

  • Intel's venture capital arm is reportedly planning to invest $30 million in digital textbook and tablet maker Kno. (Bloomberg)
  • The U.S. government is reportedly considering Twitter and Facebook as new channels for disseminating terror-alert information from the Department of Homeland Security. Though for that to happen (if it happens), users of both social networks would have to "follow" or "friend" which ever accounts the government establishes. (PC Mag) More
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