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An H-1B jobs database the tech industry may hate

www.computerworld.com
The intent of the comprehensive immigration bill's H-1B database is to improve the odds that a U.S. worker will be hired over a foreign one. But its effectiveness may depend on fuzzy terms such as "good faith" hiring, and enforcement. This is where the real legislative battle may be fought....
An H-1B jobs database the tech industry may hate
Shift.com: Social Ad Startup GraphEffect Tries To Create A More Productive LinkedIn

Sharp Plans to Cut 5,000 Jobs

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Japanese electronics maker Sharp posted a sharply wider quarterly loss of $1.76 billion and announced plans to cut 5,000 jobs world-wide....
Sharp Plans to Cut 5,000 Jobs

In Wisconsin, Apple Scores An Early Victory Against Motorola

www.fastcompany.com
A recent summary judgement in the Wisconsin chapter of Apple vs. Motorola could set a precedent for patent disputes across the country. On Friday, before Google announced its decision to cut 4,000 jobs at the phone maker, the judge in Wisconsin ruled in a summary judgement that Motorola cannot sue...
In Wisconsin, Apple Scores An Early Victory Against Motorola

Sony to cut jobs at TV group and headquarters, and close Japanese phone factory

www.computerworld.com
Sony said its current round of job cuts will include workers in its struggling TV business and at its headquarters in Tokyo, and it will close a mobile phone and lens factory in central Japan....
Sony to cut jobs at TV group and headquarters, and close Japanese phone factory

How Online Searches Influence Voting: Going Negative Doesn't Work

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A new joint Harris/BrandYourself study released Monday shows that nearly one third of U.S. adults have looked up information about a candidate online, which puts more onus on campaigns to get their online messaging straight. Encouragingly in the face of so much negative political messaging, positive information found online...
How Online Searches Influence Voting: Going Negative Doesn't Work

LinkedIn's Algorithm Tells Flickr Co-Founder Caterina Fake To Apply For A Job As Senior Product Manager At Flickr (LNKD, YHOO)

www.businessinsider.com
Caterina Fake co-founded, then sold photo-sharing site Flickr to Yahoo in 2005. She left Yahoo/Flickr in 2008. LinkedIn thinks she should go back. She just tweeted this funny job suggestion from LinkedIn. LinkedIn says I could apply to be Sr. Product Manager of Mobile for Flickr! Plus some other jobs....
LinkedIn's Algorithm Tells Flickr Co-Founder Caterina Fake To Apply For A Job As Senior Product Manager At Flickr (LNKD, YHOO)

SEC moves closer to making crowdfunding a reality

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JOBS Act provisions eases restrictions, up to issuers to make sure investors are accreditedWhen the JOBS Act was passed back in April, the most talked about part of the new law were its crowdfunding provisions, which were meant to ease restrictions on small businesses so that they could raise more...
SEC moves closer to making crowdfunding a reality

MPAA says Chinese box office receipts reached new record: $2.75B in 2012

arstechnica.com
We often hear from the MPAA and other intellectual property rights holders about to how much they’re suffering as a result of piracy. But on Friday, Christopher Dodd, the current head of the movie industry group and a former senator from Connecticut, argued (PDF) before a luncheon at the National Press Club...
MPAA says Chinese box office receipts reached new record: $2.75B in 2012

Sharp Considers Selling 2 TV Factories

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Japan's Sharp is considering selling two overseas factories that assemble televisions, in a move that would shed about 3,000 jobs on top of the 5,000 the company has decided to cut....
Sharp Considers Selling 2 TV Factories

LinkedIn launches revamped "Contacts" feature alongside new standalone iPhone app

9to5mac.com
As part of its new revamped Contacts section coming soon for select users on the desktop, LinkedIn today is also launching a standalone Contacts app for iPhone that allows users to manage address books, emails, and calendars by contact and access all content related to specific contacts from one...
LinkedIn launches revamped "Contacts" feature alongside new standalone iPhone app

Obama commends Apple and Intel for U.S. manufacturing

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In his State of the Union speech, the president gives a shout-out to the two tech companies for creating jobs in the U.S. [Read more]...
Obama commends Apple and Intel for U.S. manufacturing

From one to many: "Foursquare for the future" startup Wendr now a branded content agency

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When Wendr launched in July as “Foursquare for the future,” its app was the classic minimally viable product. The company amassed 10,000 users, which is enough to show that the concept is good, but not enough to appeal to brand advertisers, which is Wendr’s ultimate goal. “There was a...
From one to many: "Foursquare for the future" startup Wendr now a branded content agency

EU seals deal with HP, Nokia, others to fill 700,000 tech jobs

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The EU wants to fill up to 700,000 tech jobs in the 27 member state bloc, and has enlisted some of the region's top firms to do just that....
EU seals deal with HP, Nokia, others to fill 700,000 tech jobs

If you're a tech geek who can write, email us -- we're hiring

gigaom.com
Do you tinker with Arduino boards or 3D printers in your spare time? Do Moore’s law and Dunbar’s number frequently come up in your conversations?  When you think of clouds, do you think about cumulus or Amazon? Some tech sites want their reporters to debate the merits of iOS vs Android; we want...
If you're a tech geek who can write, email us -- we're hiring

Facebook and the ACLU tell court a "like" is protected speech

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In April of this year, the US District Court of Eastern Virginia decided that liking something on Facebook did not constitute free speech. Now, the five plaintiffs are taking their case to an appellate court, and this time, they have the support of the ACLU and Facebook behind them. The...
Facebook and the ACLU tell court a "like" is protected speech

Sony Mobile to Cut 1,000 Jobs

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Sony Corp. said Thursday it plans to cut some 15 percent of its mobile phone business’s workforce, or about 1,000 jobs, to reduce costs and accelerate its push into the growing smartphone market. The job cut comes after Sony took full control of its mobile phone joint venture with Sweden’s...
Sony Mobile to Cut 1,000 Jobs

Nokia To Fire 300

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Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia said it will cut over 1000 IT jobs, including 820 employees who will transfer to HCL Technologies and Tata Consultancy Services, as part of an already-announced restructuring. It said 300 jobs will be cut altogether, and that most of the reductions would be in Finland....
Nokia To Fire 300

Looking for a Job? Work for an App!

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Apps have created a range of jobs that don't require a computer science degree and pay employees enough money to make a living. WSJ's Monika Vosough met Gabriel Hill who works for the on-demand errand service app Exec....
Looking for a Job? Work for an App!

Amazon Offers to Pay Vocational Training for Warehouse Staff

www.pcworld.com
Amazon is offering to cover 95 percent of the cost of vocational training courses to help its warehouse staff pursue jobs in other careers, including many that......
Amazon Offers to Pay Vocational Training for Warehouse Staff

AngelList's 'Invest' service helped Distil Networks add $200k to its $1.8m round in less than a week

thenextweb.com
Distil Networks closed a $1.8 million seed round of funding in January. It was raised over time, with participation from TechStars, and ff Venture Capital. Then the company raised another $200,000, this time not from names that you can recognize, but instead form a group of individual – don’t call...
AngelList's 'Invest' service helped Distil Networks add $200k to its $1.8m round in less than a week

NXP plans to cut 700 to 900 jobs worldwide

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NXP Semiconductors is planning to cut 700 to 900 jobs as part of a reorganization to reduce costs of support services, the company said on Monday....
NXP plans to cut 700 to 900 jobs worldwide

Logitech to cull 140 employees under cost cutting measures

www.electronista.com
Peripheral manufacturer Logitech is looking to lay off five percent of its workforce over the next year, as part of a cost-savings exercise. The savings, expected to total between $16 and $18 million in its 2014 fiscal year, will come partly from the loss of 140 jobs, and will be...
Logitech to cull 140 employees under cost cutting measures

Google integrates Google+ profiles into its company jobs board, adding one-click applications and more

thenextweb.com
Google has updated its company jobs board with support for Google+ profiles, allowing users to see more relevant search results, star jobs they want to return to later on and receive curated email updates. The changes, spotted by Google Plus Daily, hints at a larger push from Google into job...
Google integrates Google+ profiles into its company jobs board, adding one-click applications and more

Online learning platform Udemy branches out into corporate training

thenextweb.com
Udemy has announced Udemy for Organizations, a new corporate training product that will let companies build a curriculum from the online education service’s existing course collections and create their own courses. Dennis Yang, the company’s president and chief operating officer, said in a statement: Because of the skills-based nature of Udemy’s content,...
Online learning platform Udemy branches out into corporate training

Predicting The 180

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Predicting The 180: Yours truly in my iPhone 5 review on September 18: Reading the press coverage since the unveiling, you may have heard that the iPhone 5 is disappointing, or boring. Those people, quite frankly, are fools. They either haven't actually used the device, or only played with it...
Predicting The 180

Tim Cook: Apple will spend $100M to build Macs in US next year

gigaom.com
The very private CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, gave his first two wide-ranging interviews and both will publish Thursday. And he even made some news: Apple is bringing some of its manufacturing, for at least one product, the Mac, back home to the U.S., he revealed in a Q&A with...
Tim Cook: Apple will spend $100M to build Macs in US next year

T-Mobile Plans March 26 Event to Tout Big Changes Coming

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T-Mobile USA is planning a March 26 event in New York where it is expected to detail further changes to both its technology and business. The No. 4 U.S. carrier is in the midst of readying an LTE network for commercial launch. It says its network is ready to go...
T-Mobile Plans March 26 Event to Tout Big Changes Coming

Is Apple app fatigue starting to show among developers?

news.cnet.com
An online jobs site shows first-ever drop in gigs for iPad and iPhone developers. [Read more]...
Is Apple app fatigue starting to show among developers?

"Generation Xbox" to get spy jobs

www.bbc.co.uk
Up to 100 young computer enthusiasts - dubbed "generation Xbox" - are to be offered a career in the secret services, William Hague announces....
"Generation Xbox" to get spy jobs
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