Top Companies for Culture & Values


Want to work for a company where employees are satisfied with the culture and values? Glassdoor has announced its report of the Top 25 Companies for Culture & Values, based on workplace insights shared by the people who know companies best — the employees. The following companies stand out for high culture & values ratings and insightful reviews.

1. Twitter   4.5

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WordPress Web Hosting

There are hundreds of thousands of web hosts out there, the vast majority of which meet the WordPress minimum requirements, and choosing one from the crowd can be a chore. Just like flowers need the right environment to grow, WordPress works best when it’s in a rich hosting environment.

We’ve dealt with more hosts than you can imagine; in our opinion, the hosts below represent some of the best and brightest of the hosting world. If you do decide to go with one of the hosts below and click through from this page, some will donate a portion of your fee back—so you can have a great host and support at the same time. If you don’t need the flexibility of a full web host, you may consider getting a free blog on


“WordPress 1-click install, auto-updates, unlimited hosted domains, and great support! DreamHost powers over 600,000 WordPress blogs and websites globally, and offers a 2 week free trial, a free domain name, plus unlimited disk space, bandwidth, MySQL databases, and email addresses. Easily install your favorite WordPress plug-ins, and rest easy with our 100% uptime guarantee.”

Laughing SquidLaughing Squid

“Laughing Squid Web Hosting is an independently owned and operated web host started in San Francisco that provides friendly, dependable, and secure web hosting services to artists, individuals, bloggers, non-profits, and small businesses. We are open source geeks who are here to help you get your content online and rescue you from the endless void of impersonal and unreliable web hosting.”

Requirements: PHP 5.2.4 or higher, MySQL 5.0 or higher, Apache or nginx recommended.
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The World Remembers Tiananmen


Timeline: Tiananmen protests

This file photo taken on 2 June 1989 shows hundreds of thousands of Chinese gathering around a 10-metre replica of the Statue of Liberty (C), called the Goddess of Democracy, in Tiananmen Square demanding democracy despite martial law in BeijingThe 1989 Tiananmen protests were the greatest challenge China’s communist rulers had faced

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From Wikipedia

Anti-copyright refers to the complete or partial opposition to prevalent copyright laws. Copyright is known as the owner’s right for copies to be only made by the owner or with his/her authorisation in form of a licence.

The classic argument for copyright is the view that granting developers temporarymonopolies over their works encourages further development and creativity by giving the developer a source of income; normally copyright is enforced within a framework of the Berne Convention, instituted by Victor Hugo and first enacted in 1886. A central anti-copyright argument is that copyright has never been of net benefit to society and instead serves to enrich a few at the expense of creativity. Some anti-copyright groups may question the logic of copyright on economic and cultural grounds. Furthermore, in the context of the Internet and Web 2.0, it can be argued that copyright law needs to be adapted to modern information technology.

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Richard Stallman :Free as in Freedom

From Wikipedia

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Richard Stallman at the University of Pittsburgh2010
Born March 16, 1953 (age 61)
New York City, United States
Nationality American
Other names RMS, St. iGNUcius (avatar)
Alma mater Harvard University,Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Occupation President of the Free Software Foundation
Known for Free software movementGNU,EmacsGCC

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The Pirate Bay

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The Pirate Bay logo
Drawing of a 3-masted sailing ship with Home Taping Is Killing Music cassette & crossbones
Web address
(.org until 2012) uj3#HUNNA SOSAon (Needs to be added by an admin)

(.onion backup URL)

Slogan “The galaxy’s most resilient BitTorrent site”
Type of site Torrent index, magnet linksprovider
Registration Optional, free
Created by Gottfrid Svartholm
Fredrik Neij
Peter Sunde

Gottfrid Svartholm
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Born Per Gottfrid Svartholm Warg
17 October 1984 (age 29)
Other names anakata
Known for Co-founding The Pirate Bay
Fredrik Neij
Born April 27, 1978 (age 35)
Nationality Swedish
Other names TiAMO
Known for Former owner of PRQ, currently employed by DCP Networks, both former web hosts of The Pirate Bay, the world’s largestBittorrent tracker
Peter Sunde
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Born Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi
13 September 1978 (age 35)
Other names brokep
Known for Co-founder of The Pirate Bay
Founder of Flattr
Co-founder of Kvittar
Co-founder of IPREDator
Launched 15 September 2003;
Revenue Advertisements, donations, merchandise
Alexa rank positive decrease 93 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Online

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Crude Oil Proved Reserves

By EIA (Billion Barrels in 2012)

World 1,526.0
Middle East 799.6
Saudi Arabia 267.0
Central & South America 238.8
Venezuela 211.2
North America 210.5
Canada 173.6
Iran 151.2
Iraq 143.1
Africa 124.2
Kuwait 104.0
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Tim Berners-Lee — Inventor of the World Wide Web

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Berners-Lee in 2012


Sir Timothy John “Tim” Berners-Lee, (born 8 June 1955), also known as “TimBL“, is a British computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He made a proposal for an information management system in March 1989, and he implemented the first successful communication between aHypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet sometime around mid November.

Berners-Lee is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which oversees the Web’s continued development. He is also the founder of the World Wide Web Foundation, and is a senior researcher and holder of the Founders Chair at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). He is a director of the Web Science Research Initiative (WSRI), and a member of the advisory board of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence.    Continue reading

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How to invest like a billionaire

By Mark Hulbert, MarketWatch

Opinion: The world’s richest people didn’t make their money trading stocks

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — In a roundabout way, the latest Forbes magazine ranking of the world’s billionaires can help you become a better investor.

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