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YouTube adds VHS mode to celebrate 57 years of videotape recording

Sheryl Sandberg Gives Important Advice To Women Who Are Considering Careers in Tech

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Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, recently gave young women some very valuable career advice on Quora. "I think the most important advice for girls or women who want to consider a  career in tech is really the same advice for all women and girls  anywhere - that the key thing...
Sheryl Sandberg Gives Important Advice To Women Who Are Considering Careers in Tech

Engineer in Google Street View Case Is Identified

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A former state investigator looking into Google's Street View has identified the so-called Engineer Doe. The former investigator said he was Marius Milner, a programmer who created a program called NetStumbler and is highly regarded in the field of Wi-Fi networking. Read more »...
Engineer in Google Street View Case Is Identified

According to its App Store reviews (from Yahoo! employees), Axis is a hit

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Yahoo! came at the tech world in a blur this week, launching its new search and browsing tool Axis. Response has been lukewarm, especially since the launch didn’t go completely as planned. I’ve been playing around with both the desktop and iOS version and I think that Yahoo! might be...
According to its App Store reviews (from Yahoo! employees), Axis is a hit

NASA funds attempt at 3D food printer for pizza

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NASA throws some money at an engineer who is developing a 3D food printer. First challenge? Making a pizza. [Read more]...
NASA funds attempt at 3D food printer for pizza

Apple is all aboard with licensing the Swiss clock icon

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Amidst all of the mobile licensing and patent disputes of late, one has been worked out: Apple has come to terms with the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and will pay licensing fee for the clock icon in iOS 6. Details of the agreement weren’t disclosed, but it’s a done deal...
Apple is all aboard with licensing the Swiss clock icon

Don't Feel Guilty About Spending Time On Facebook (FB)

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Ever feel like you are spending too much time on Facebook? Facebook's Jocelyn Goldfein, a top engineering manager, says that far from feeling guilty, you should let yourself feel good about it. This might sound like an obvious perspective from someone with a vested interest in getting people to use...
Don't Feel Guilty About Spending Time On Facebook (FB)

RIM patents trapezoidal BlackBerry keyboards for slanty-thumbed texters

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RIM is utterly devoted to the physical keyboard, but how do you deal with sausage-fingered emailers who can't pick out individual keys? Thanks to this newly-granted 2009 patent, the company has the solution -- a trapezoidal keyboard designed to offer easier access of type-weary thumbs and wider keys for...
RIM patents trapezoidal BlackBerry keyboards for slanty-thumbed texters

The Top 10 Tech Companies Whose Employees Are Most Optimistic About Their Future (GOOG, YHOO, AMZN, SAP, AAPL, QCOM)

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Glassdoor just released its ranking of the top 10 tech companies with the best business outlook in the next six months, as rated by the firms' own staff. Employees that work at these companies are optimistic because they are working on the latest and greatest in technology, they are inspired by...
The Top 10 Tech Companies Whose Employees Are Most Optimistic About Their Future (GOOG, YHOO, AMZN, SAP, AAPL, QCOM)
Nokia engineer shows how to pirate games from the Windows 8 store

GE Engineer Crushes Your Childhood Dreams

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GE Engineer Matt Gluesenkamp decided that to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the laser, he'd destroy any hope you ever had of lightsabers becoming a reality. Hey, Matt, next time just blow up some balloons or something. More »...
GE Engineer Crushes Your Childhood Dreams

Google Hired A Man Who Believes He Will Bring His Father Back To Life (GOOG)

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A lot of what they build in Silicon Valley these days is pretty mundane: sexting apps, social games, and new ways to "share" things over the Internet. So it's pretty exciting when you hear about someone who has some really crazy ideas for what the future might hold. One such...
Google Hired A Man Who Believes He Will Bring His Father Back To Life (GOOG)
Google Business Photos goes to Canada, Ireland and Netherlands
Google+ comments are now part of Blogger

Android 4.0.4 rears its head again, this time over at AOSP

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It hasn't made its official open-source debut yet, but Android 4.0.4 should be hitting the repositories very soon. Leaks of the next Ice Cream sandwich update have been circulating since early February, and Moto's Xoom was given the first taste today. Now Jean-Baptiste Queru, an engineer on the mobile...
Android 4.0.4 rears its head again, this time over at AOSP
Meet the world’s first voice-enabled Bible: A Siri for John 3:16?
10gen Raises $42M to Expand MongoDB, Its Open Source Database Software

Google Working on Advanced Web Engineering

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Google is working on a number of advanced programming technologies to ease complex Web application development, a Google engineer revealed at a conference for......
Google Working on Advanced Web Engineering

Google's new search algorithm to crack down on "black hat webspam"

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Nefarious search engine optimizers be warned. Google is coming for you-again. Following previous changes to Google's ranking and page layout algorithms, the search giant is pushing yet another update to its algorithm this week with the hopes of curbing "black hat webspam" from creeping into search results. The change...
Google's new search algorithm to crack down on "black hat webspam"

China's web censors are quick, but take breaks for the evening news

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Sina Weibo, China's Twitter-like microblogging platform, has seen tremendous growth since launching in 2010, with the site's 300 million users combining to post 70,000 messages per minute. This growth has forced the Chinese government to ramp up its censorship tactics, though its precise methods have thus far remained a...
China's web censors are quick, but take breaks for the evening news

Facebook to offer conversion tracking and optimization through self-serve ad tool

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Facebook today announced that it will offer a self-service conversion measurement feature for direct response marketers and expand the capabilities of its Optimized CPM bidding option to incorporate conversion data. Facebook tells us marketers will be able to use its tool to generate a unique bit of code to add...
Facebook to offer conversion tracking and optimization through self-serve ad tool

New Facebook platform industry hires: TBG Digital, Spruce Media, Kontagent

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TBG Digital hired a marketing specialist, Spruce Media hired a media manager and Kontangent hired an engineering intern this week. If your company is hiring new people or making a notable promotion, please let us know. Email mail (at) insidefacebook (dot) com, and we’ll get it into our next post....
New Facebook platform industry hires: TBG Digital, Spruce Media, Kontagent

Daily Report: Unanswered Questions About Google

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An investigation into Google's Street View project was left unresolved because the engineer in charge declined to talk, according to an interim report....
Daily Report: Unanswered Questions About Google

Check Out Everyday.me, A Diary App That Launched At Y-Combinator

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Y Combinator Demo Day was yesterday. A lot of consumer apps launched including the smallest, most personal social network yet. Path is for 150 people and Pair is for two people, but Everyday.me is just for you. It's a dairy app that lets you keep private pictures and notes about...
Check Out Everyday.me, A Diary App That Launched At Y-Combinator

Ask Slashdot: Transitioning From 'Hacker' To 'Engineer'?

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antifoidulus writes "I'm about to get my masters in Computer Science and start out (again) in the 'real world.' I already have a job lined up, but there is one thing that is really nagging me. Since my academic work has focused almost solely on computer science and not software...
Ask Slashdot: Transitioning From 'Hacker' To 'Engineer'?
Facebook in New York: the search for 'universal truths' and the future of news

3-D printers could bring manufacturing to your home office

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LAS VEGAS -- When Ford wants to try out a new transmission part, an engineer sends a digital blueprint of the component to a computer, and what happens next once seemed like the stuff of science fiction. Read full article >>...
3-D printers could bring manufacturing to your home office

Twitter reveals new back-end photo storage system

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In light of the photo wars going on among social media companies of late, a Twitter engineer wrote in a blog post Tuesday explaining that the company has built it’s own back-end storage solution for photos, replacing previous partner Photobucket which had housed the photos. In a lengthy blog post explaining...
Twitter reveals new back-end photo storage system

More AOL Tech Moves: HuffPo Tech Head Tim Dierks Out After 5 Months

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Yet more change at embattled AOL: Tim Dierks, the top engineer at its Huffington Post Media Group unit, is out, less than six months after he joined the company. AOL tech SVP Michael Manos will replace him, at least temporarily. Dierks left Google to work for Tim Armstrong and Arianna...
More AOL Tech Moves: HuffPo Tech Head Tim Dierks Out After 5 Months
(Real) Storm Crushes Amazon Cloud, Knocks out Netflix, Pinterest, Instagram
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