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3 questions every job seeker should ask about culture

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We come across a cornucopia of articles, white papers and blog posts on workplace culture, with inspiring examples from companies like Zappos, Facebook and Google as well as innovative ideas from fast growing start-ups. Some articles focus on the artifacts of culture like free food, foosball, pets at work, bring...
3 questions every job seeker should ask about culture

Google launches web ad promoting its iOS presence, encourages iOS developers to do work that 'matters'

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Since the removal of YouTube and Maps as preloaded Google apps within iOS, Google has been especially adept at developing its own set of iOS apps. We’ve previously detailed how Google wants to own the iOS ecosystem on the apps level, providing users with an alternative universe to most of...
Google launches web ad promoting its iOS presence, encourages iOS developers to do work that 'matters'
Woman's LinkedIn account stolen, court rules she can't sue under Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Zuckerberg: 'Employees want to make a bunch of money'

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At TechCrunch Disrupt, Facebook's CEO said that he knows that prospective employees want to make money -- so the company is offering more shares. But he wants them to stay and "double down." [Read more]...
Zuckerberg: 'Employees want to make a bunch of money'

Mission impossible? War stories from the Amazon interview

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It’s a Seattle rite of passage for newcomers: Pike Place Market, the Space Needle. The Amazon interview. Today, Glassdoor released a list of the toughest companies and organizations to interview with for a job, with Google, Facebook and Amazon all making the cut, as we reported earlier. This news is...
Mission impossible? War stories from the Amazon interview
From Amazon's cloud guy: 6 hiring tips for startups

HireVue Lands $22 Million To Reinvent The Job Interview

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Today HireVue, makers of a video based job interview and hiring management platform, announced that it raised a $17 million series C round led by Investor Growth Capital along with an expansion of its debt facility for a total of $22 million in new funding. The company raised a total...
HireVue Lands $22 Million To Reinvent The Job Interview
It's officially illegal to ask interviewees for Facebook passwords in California

If they aren't ready to listen, it doesn't matter what you say

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Shared by Bud This pretty much applies to any endeavor. It's why networking is so important. The trick is to remember that you never know when what your pitching is going to pay off. Every salesperson knows this, but many entrepreneurs don't. If they aren't ready to listen, it doesn't...
If they aren't ready to listen, it doesn't matter what you say

Thousands Line Up for New iPhone Production Jobs at Foxconn Facilities in China

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Back in late December, reports surfaced indicating that Foxconn was planning a major expansion of its iPhone production capabilities in Zhengzhou, China, with the company reportedly investing $1.1 billion and working with the Chinese government to recruit 100,000 new workers to the facility. M.I.C gadget now reports that the hiring...
Thousands Line Up for New iPhone Production Jobs at Foxconn Facilities in China

Google launches web ad promoting its iOS presence, encourages iOS developers to do work that 'matters'

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Since the removal of YouTube and Maps as preloaded Google apps within iOS, Google has been especially adept at developing its own set of iOS apps. We’ve previously detailed how Google wants to own the iOS ecosystem on the apps level, providing users with an alternative universe to most of...
Google launches web ad promoting its iOS presence, encourages iOS developers to do work that 'matters'

Emprego Ligado secures funding from Fortify.vc and others to expand its SMS-based job board across Brazil

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SMS-based job board Emprego Ligado has closed an investment round from 500 Startups, Initial Capital, Rising Venture, Fortify.vc and anonymous angel investors, Brazilian newpaper Valor Econômico reports. Last September, the startup had disclosed it had secured investment from several firms, but Fortify.vc wasn’t mentioned at the time. Our understanding is...
Emprego Ligado secures funding from Fortify.vc and others to expand its SMS-based job board across Brazil

VIDEO: At Foxconn, An Exclusive Look At How An iPad Is Made

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Much has been written about conditions at Foxconn, the embattled Chinese manufacturer for Apple and a host of other hardware companies. But only a couple of reporters have had access to one of the sprawling company’s factory floors: Joel Johnson wrote Wired‘s March 2011 cover story, “1 Million Workers....
VIDEO: At Foxconn, An Exclusive Look At How An iPad Is Made

OUTRAGE OF THE DAY: Employers Asking For Facebook Passwords

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The first rule about the Internet is you don't talk about, or share, your Internet passwords. But that is exactly what some employers are asking job applicants to do: share their Facebook login and password. As many of us know, Facebook users include a wide-rage of personal information on...
OUTRAGE OF THE DAY: Employers Asking For Facebook Passwords

10 ways to stay happy as an entrepreneur

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At last week’s The Next Web Conference it was interesting to hear how entrepreneurs are changing their goals. At previous events we would often hear about monetization, scalability and the Long Tail. Starting at last year’s event, entrepreneurs seemed to give more attention to building 100 year companies, doing what’s...
10 ways to stay happy as an entrepreneur

Facebook now lets you download more of your data, including previous names, friend requests and IP addresses

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Coming under fire over its access to private information and its advertising services, Facebook today announced that it has expanded the breadth of its ‘Download Your Information‘ tool, allowing users to backup more detailed information from their social networking account. Posting to its Privacy page, Facebook details the new data...
Facebook now lets you download more of your data, including previous names, friend requests and IP addresses

ABC's Nightline goes inside Foxconn's Apple factory (video)

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Nightline's Bill Weir managed to get his feet inside manufacturing behemoth Foxconn: the infamous plant where iPads, Xboxes and Kindles are constructed. Following multiple explosions and employee suicides, the factory is being inspected by the Fair Labor Association to examine working conditions exposed by the efforts of journalists like...
ABC's Nightline goes inside Foxconn's Apple factory (video)

Survey: 37% of your prospective employers are looking you up on Facebook

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In the wake of employers going so far as to ask prospective employees to hand over their Facebook passwords, a practice that has been heavily frowned upon by Facebook itself, social media ‘screening’ continues to be a common practice amongst human resource professionals. According to a CareerBuilder survey, as many as...
Survey: 37% of your prospective employers are looking you up on Facebook

Claim Check: Employers Asking for Facebook Passwords

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“More often, employers asking job seekers for Facebook passwords” – Austin American-Statesman A week ago, the Associated Press created Internet pandemonium with a report that companies were asking prospective employees to fork over their Facebook passwords as part of the job application process. The story, repeated by countless news...
Claim Check: Employers Asking for Facebook Passwords

Facebook may take firms to court for demanding passwords

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Facebook may be preparing to file lawsuits against companies that demand personal account passwords from prospective employees. In a public statement authored by the social network's "chief privacy officer," Erin Egan, the company argues that such hiring practices potentially expose the employer to "unanticipated legal liability."......
Facebook may take firms to court for demanding passwords
Facebook to employers: this asking-for-passwords nonsense needs to stop

REI, LinkedIn land in top 10 places for work-life balance; Facebook falls off

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When employers dangle salaries and signing bonuses and Justin Bieber songs in front of prospective employees, they might just want to consider how well they’re doing on one more thing: work-life balance. These top 25 companies in 2012 must be doing something right. Jobs and workplace site glassdoor.com just released...
REI, LinkedIn land in top 10 places for work-life balance; Facebook falls off

Apple Hiring Software Manager and Engineer to Build 'Next Generation Features' for Apple TV

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As noted by 9to5Mac, Apple has posted a job listing seeking a new software engineering manager focused on "next generation features for Apple TV".The Apple TV team is looking for an experienced engineering manager to help deliver the next generation features for Apple TV. Bring your creative energy and engineering...
Apple Hiring Software Manager and Engineer to Build 'Next Generation Features' for Apple TV
Citrix plans LEED Gold facility in Raleigh

Facebook says it may launch legal action against employers who ask for user passwords

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With news of employers, colleges and government agencies requesting the Facebook login details of prospective employees and students, Facebook has issued a statement on the matter, highlighting that it believes the practice “undermines the privacy expectations and the security of both the user and the user’s friends,” suggesting that it...
Facebook says it may launch legal action against employers who ask for user passwords

Facebook: We’ll engage policy makers over passwords first, no “immediate plans” to take legal action

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Yesterday, Facebook responded to reports that employers, colleges and government agencies were requiring students and potential employees to divulge their social network credentials, warning employers about the risks associated their actions, but also stating that it could take legal action against them. The statement drew a lot of praise from...
Facebook: We’ll engage policy makers over passwords first, no “immediate plans” to take legal action

How Demanding Facebook Passwords Violates a User's Consent

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There's been quite a bit of controversy broiling over some employers demanding their employees' Facebook passwords. Not only is this a juvenile act on the part of employers - not trusting their employees, or invading a space that is reserved for friends and conversations - it's also a violation of...
How Demanding Facebook Passwords Violates a User's Consent

Would you give an employer your Facebook password? | Poll

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US senators are calling for a government investigation into firms' growing practice of demanding Facebook passwords of prospective employees. Would you share your password to help get a job?...
Would you give an employer your Facebook password? | Poll

Anti-Gay Chick-fil-A Denies Impersonating Teenage Girl on Facebook, 'Same Sex Kissing Day' Protest Proceeds

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Proudly anti-gay fast food chain, Chick-fil-A, is denying accusations that it created a fake account of a teenage girl, who defended the restaurant chain through comments on its Facebook page, after a boycott from one of its suppliers. Savvy users ousted the ringer account, “Abby Farle,” by proving that her suspiciously...
Anti-Gay Chick-fil-A Denies Impersonating Teenage Girl on Facebook, 'Same Sex Kissing Day' Protest Proceeds

Epic resignation letter is satire, sparks serious discussion about employee privacy and Facebook

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Reginald Scott Braithwaite is not the Director of Software Development at the White House, despite the claim in his recently posted resignation letter. In a stroke of genius, the developer wrote up a spectacular letter of resignation, inspired by the recent spate of incidents in which employers have been asking...
Epic resignation letter is satire, sparks serious discussion about employee privacy and Facebook
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