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Singularity & Co Is Basically the Super Friends of Out-of-Print Books

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Classics. (Image: Wikipedia Commons) Singularity & Co. is a new brick-and-mortar Brooklyn bookshop, devoted to science fiction and fantasy. But the team isn’t merely moving dusty dead-tree hardcovers and hosting IRL events. Rather, as Ars Technica reports, they’re using modern publishing methods to save Golden Age classics from death by...
Singularity & Co Is Basically the Super Friends of Out-of-Print Books

Samsung Ventures-Backed Maluuba Launches Its 'Siri For Android' In The U.K., Australia, And Ireland

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Lots of third-party alternatives to Apple’s Siri exist, and the promise of an AI-assisted ‘personal assistant’ has been the talk of futurists for what seems like an eternity (the tardy time keeping is in the job description). But one such offering — Maluuba — caught our eye when it launched...
Samsung Ventures-Backed Maluuba Launches Its 'Siri For Android' In The U.K., Australia, And Ireland

12 things to consider when deciding where to start up

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Entrepreneurship has an attractive set of freedoms: create any kind of business, set your own hours and manifest an ever changing job description, one free of geographical bounds. Thanks to the Internet, you can choose to start up anywhere in the world that you want to. But just like selecting...
12 things to consider when deciding where to start up

'Fake it until you make it' - Eileen Burbidge's astonishing tale of Skype's early days

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There’s nothing better than a true story, well told – and Eileen Burbidge’s first public talk about her experiences as the third employee at Skype definitely made that definition. Appearing late on Friday at IdeaLab! 2012, Burbidge – now a partner at London-based Passion Capital – stood poised and spoke...
'Fake it until you make it' - Eileen Burbidge's astonishing tale of Skype's early days

Want To Be Happier At Work? Learn How From These "Job Crafters"

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Why does one person hate a particular job, while another enjoys it? The key may be turning the job you have into one you love. When Amy Wrzesniewski, now a professor at the Yale School of Management, first became interested in the questions of who loved their jobs, who...
Want To Be Happier At Work? Learn How From These "Job Crafters"

Wow. Former Windows phone exec to head Amazon's mystery mobile project

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Which is odder: That Amazon, the Kindle company, hired a guy named Kindel to head up a new stealth mobile development project? Or that Amazon hired a Windows phone guy to head a mobile project? That’s what’s happened.  As Geekwire reported on Monday — and yes it dispensed with the...
Wow. Former Windows phone exec to head Amazon's mystery mobile project

Apple Job Posting Seeks Creative Individual To Breathe More Life Into Siri

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A new job description spotted by 9to5Mac’s Jordan Kahn this morning suggests Apple wants to do something with Siri that makes the digital personal assistant a more fleshed out, relatable character. The posting is seeking someone with creative skills to help “evolve and enrich Siri.” While Apple says that “Siri’s known...
Apple Job Posting Seeks Creative Individual To Breathe More Life Into Siri

Hear About Mobile Disruption In Travel, Retail, And Social At IGNITION West 2013

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If mobile is in your job description, you'll want to be at Business Insider's second-annual IGNITION West conference on March 26, 2013 in San Francisco. Joining us onstage this year will be industry leaders - founders and funders, CEOs and serial entrepreneurs - who are evolving their business through mobile...
Hear About Mobile Disruption In Travel, Retail, And Social At IGNITION West 2013

Mallinder out of England contention

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• Mallinder joins Wayne Smith out of the running• Stuart Lancaster is only confirmed applicantThe Northampton director of rugby, Jim Mallinder, has joined the former New Zealand assistant coach Wayne Smith in ruling himself out of contention to be the next permanent England head coach.Mallinder, touted as one of the...
Mallinder out of England contention

New Job Requirement: Experience Building RESTful APIs

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The headline of the AppNexus job description jumps out with a question: Have you built RESTful APIs?? It’s the newest requirement for job listings, already known for their acronyms requiring OOP and MVC. You not only need to be able to consume web services. Now you have to have experience...
New Job Requirement: Experience Building RESTful APIs

The Best Apple Reporter In The World Is A 19-Year-Old College Freshman At Michigan (AAPL)

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At the end of January, 9to5Mac writer Mark Gurman reported Apple was unexpectedly going to release a new version of the iPad. This model would be 128 gigabytes, giving it twice as much storage as Apple's biggest iPad at the time, which had a 64 gigabyte hard drive. A few...
The Best Apple Reporter In The World Is A 19-Year-Old College Freshman At Michigan (AAPL)

Former Microsoft man building 'something secret' at Amazon

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The former general manager of Microsoft's Windows Phone developer platform started a new job at Amazon on Monday, leading a team that's working in a new area for the company. Charlie Kindel updated his LinkedIn profile to say he's now director of "something secret" at the Seattle-based online retailer....
Former Microsoft man building 'something secret' at Amazon

R2-D2 suitcase: May the Force be with your carry-on

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R2-D2 expands his job description by hauling your gear on your next trip. [Read more]...
R2-D2 suitcase: May the Force be with your carry-on

EXEC now lets you rent a tech founder with its #execfounders charity initiative

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EXEC is a startup that helps anyone find local, part-time help with errands, tasks and other jobs, a bit like Taskrabbit. Now, the company has announced #execfounders, a charity initiative that lets you rent a tech company founder. Yes, you read that right. You can rent time with 5 different...
EXEC now lets you rent a tech founder with its #execfounders charity initiative

You, A Rocket Scientist?

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About four years ago, Ariel Waldman was home watching a documentary called When We Left Earth, about the early days of NASA. It was a revelation: "When they were forming NASA, there were all these people working there who really had no idea what they were doing. They had no...
You, A Rocket Scientist?
Apple Job Posting Hints At Major New System-On-A-Chip Design Effort
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Brilliant move: YC company 42Floors publishes a job offer on its blog

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We’ve seen people post very public “resumes” in hopes of landing the perfect job with the company of their choice, but I can’t say that I’ve ever seen a public job offer posted by a company itself. That appears to have changed today as YCombinator company 42Floors has posted a...
Brilliant move: YC company 42Floors publishes a job offer on its blog

Silvercar snags $11.5M to disrupt airport car rentals

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Okay, they got me. Silvercar is not a luxury car rental service, as I wrote when I discovered the stealthy startup in March. To my credit, my guess was based on a job description Silvercar had written to trick nosy people like me. Fortunately for everyone, what they’re building is...
Silvercar snags $11.5M to disrupt airport car rentals

Bill Draper Was One Of The First Silicon Valley VCs -- Here's What We Learned From Him

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Once or twice a week, Bill Draper comes to Buck's Restaurant in Woodside, California to eat breakfast and close deals. Draper moved to the Bay Area in 1959 to join his father, William Henry Draper, who started the very first venture capital firm in the west: Draper, Gaither &...
Bill Draper Was One Of The First Silicon Valley VCs -- Here's What We Learned From Him
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Warner Bros. Recruits Students to Spy on Pirates

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The people who work at the anti-piracy divisions of Warner Bros. and other large media companies have to be experts in file-sharing technology. It is therefore no surprise that Warner Bros. is actively recruiting students for a job as Anti-Piracy Intern, as most students have grown up sharing files. Warner...
Warner Bros. Recruits Students to Spy on Pirates

Facebook careers: public content analysis, mobile operator partnerships, creative strategy and more

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Facebook is looking for a Public Content Partnerships Analyst, which could be related to a new push for more public content from users and popular figures. The job description says, “The Public Content Partnerships team is looking for a business and data analyst with a passion for media, popular culture and...
Facebook careers: public content analysis, mobile operator partnerships, creative strategy and more
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Amazon Is Hiring Experts To Acquire A Big Pile Of Patents (AMZN)

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Amazon.com Inc is recruiting a cadre of intellectual property experts for a push into patent acquisition and licensing, the latest turn in its intensifying battles with Apple Inc and Google Inc in mobile devices and digital content. Amazon has hired executive recruiting firm Argos Search to help the company hire...
Amazon Is Hiring Experts To Acquire A Big Pile Of Patents (AMZN)

This Is The Coolest Job Ever If You Love Gadgets

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We're looking for a reporter to cover gadgets and consumer technology for our Tools section. Could it be you? Here's how to know if it's the job for you: You're a great writer. You get excited about gadgets and technology. You have a basic sense for what's out there:...
This Is The Coolest Job Ever If You Love Gadgets

Why PC hardware needs a company like Valve to truly innovate

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It looks like Valve really does want to start producing PC hardware, in some form or another. The company posted an opening for an industrial designer on their website recently, re-igniting rumors of a ‘Steam Box‘ gaming console. The most interesting part of the job description, highlighted by TNW’s own...
Why PC hardware needs a company like Valve to truly innovate

Netflix Nabs an HBO Go Engineer

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Depending who you and ask and when you ask, HBO and Netflix are either in a fierce battle for your video subscription dollars — or they’re just two video subscription services that compliment each other. We can at least agree on this, though: HBO and Netflix are both very interested...
Netflix Nabs an HBO Go Engineer
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