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Kenya ICT Board Learns Tough Lessons from Digital Villages Project

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Six years ago, the World Bank teamed up with the Kenyan government to launch an ambitious digital villages project, commonly known as "Pasha."The project was met with a lot of optimism mainly because the government had just unveiled the Kenya ICT board, comprised of private sector executives earning Word...
Kenya ICT Board Learns Tough Lessons from Digital Villages Project

The Highest Paying Jobs At Google [RANKED] (GOOG)

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Google loves its engineers. So it's not much of a surprise that Google's software engineers are the best-paid employees at the company. But there are a bunch of other roles at Google – and a lot of them have salaries that are competitive with Google's bread and butter, according to salary...
The Highest Paying Jobs At Google [RANKED] (GOOG)

A new way to make six figures on the Web: teaching

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Miguel Hernandez, the founder of a company specializing in explanatory videos for startups, said he spent about three hours a day for three weeks making an online video course explaining his craft. But, last year, that one video series earned him nearly six figures on the online course platform Udemy....
A new way to make six figures on the Web: teaching

AngelList's 'Salaries & Equity' tool finds the best paying tech jobs, helps you compare compensation

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Do you know if your compensation is fair? I’d bet that if you don’t, you would love to get ahold of the information required for you to determine if you are over, or under-compensated. It’s useful data to have. Happily, the fine folks over at AngelList have compiled a simply excellent...
AngelList's 'Salaries & Equity' tool finds the best paying tech jobs, helps you compare compensation

US accuses eBay of illegal no-hiring deal with Intuit

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The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit accusing eBay of entering into a "handshake" agreement to not recruit or hire employees of software maker Intuit. The DOJ, in an antitrust lawsuit filed Friday, seeks to prevent eBay from enforcing the agreement or entering into similar agreements with...
US accuses eBay of illegal no-hiring deal with Intuit

Facebook wants to hire China’s top graduates, despite being blocked there

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Being blocked by the government in China isn’t stopping Facebook from eyeing up the best talent in the country for its workforce. The company is reported to be tapping China’s leading universities as it looks to make its US-based team more diverse and multi-cultured. The world’s largest social network is targeting...
Facebook wants to hire China’s top graduates, despite being blocked there

James Dyson calls for looser employment laws and shorter leases

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Industrialist says British manufacturers hampered by long property leases and costs involved in hiring new staffThe UK needs shorter factory leases and looser employment laws if it is to thrive in manufacturing, the industrialist Sir James Dyson said.Speaking in London, he told journalists that a key problem that remained for...
James Dyson calls for looser employment laws and shorter leases

Help Girls in Kenya Get a Fresh Start and a New Home

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My friends Rocky and Jeff are looking to create a new home for 34 orphaned girls outside of Nairobi, Kenya (see pictures of the girls here). Rocky is on the board of Mothers Fighting For Others (MFFO), who are head down trying to raise the funds and get their teams...
Help Girls in Kenya Get a Fresh Start and a New Home
Apple CEO Tim Cook to take home $4.17M in 2012

OnLive Gaming Service Reboots after Dumping Stock Options, Employees, Investors

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Over the weekend, cloud gaming company OnLive went through a sort of quasi-bankruptcy, selling off its assets and leaving its investors, employees, and stockholders out in the cold. The only possible winners? OnLive's very small number of users. Early Friday, Mashable reported that OnLive might be shutting down. Later in...
OnLive Gaming Service Reboots after Dumping Stock Options, Employees, Investors

HP's Layoffs Will Squash This Important Business Unit, Employees Warn (HPQ)

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HP is about to layoff a massive number of workers, sources tell us, with one business unit, HP Services, to be particularly hard hit. In 2008, HP spent $13.9 billion on EDS and gave it the name of HP Enterprise Services (HP ES). HP reports earnings on May 23 and  HP...
HP's Layoffs Will Squash This Important Business Unit, Employees Warn (HPQ)

How To Get Top Engineers To Open Your Email Then Join Your Company

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Editor’s note: Adam Jackson is a San Francisco-based serial entrepreneur and angel investor. Follow him on Twitter at @adamjacksonsf. No part of building a startup is tougher than recruiting your team. Current supply is not meeting the demand for qualified people. Even President Obama is aware of this. And while innovative approaches, such...
How To Get Top Engineers To Open Your Email Then Join Your Company
Microsoft is the Monsanto to Seattle’s Talent
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The camera in the stands

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The wisdom of Pudge Fisk, channeled through Jon Udell: Somewhere in the 2000s, [Roger] Angell asked [Carlton] Fisk to reflect on what had most altered the game of baseball since his playing days. The salaries? The drugs? No. The game-changer, Fisk said, was instant replay. His game-winning 1975 home run...
The camera in the stands

Open Thread: When Is The Valley Worth Moving To?

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For many years, I have been famously (or notoriously) anti-Silicon Valley. There's nothing wrong with the place in iteself; what I detested was the snobbish notion that the Valley is the de facto or "best" place to run a startup or be involved with the tech world. I'm now forced...
Open Thread: When Is The Valley Worth Moving To?

Google CFO: 'The Valley Continues To Be Hot' (GOOG)

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On Google's second-quarter earnings call, Patrick Pichette, the company's chief financial officer, just fielded a question about the state of recruiting in Silicon Valley. The thrust of the question: Will Google keep having to pay top dollar for talent? Last year, Google upped salaries 10% across the board. And we...
Google CFO: 'The Valley Continues To Be Hot' (GOOG)

Rich Barton: Glassdoor Is Tracking Identically to Zillow

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Glassdoor is announcing some significant product news today that leverages Facebook’s social graph to add in references and connections into its already robust job hunting product. It’s a smart strategic move that makes Glassdoor a whole lot more valuable to job seekers, and at the same time, launches the first...
Rich Barton: Glassdoor Is Tracking Identically to Zillow

Companies are desperately seeking Linux talent, report says

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Here's even more good news for IT professionals with Linux skills. Last month, we got word from IT careers site Dice that salaries in Linux jobs are going up, and on Wednesday the Linux Foundation and Dice jointly presented a report of more promising findings. "The 2013 Linux Jobs...
Companies are desperately seeking Linux talent, report says

Facebook Open Graph Leader Leaves: Director Of Product Managment Carl Sjogreen Plots Next Adventure

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Facebook’s acq-hiring like crazy and retaining lots of top talent, but today marks another post-IPO departure as Director of Product Management Carl Sjogreen told friends that he’s heading out to take some family time and “plot my next adventure”. However, he tells me there’s “no concrete ideas yet”. Sjogreen’s exit...
Facebook Open Graph Leader Leaves: Director Of Product Managment Carl Sjogreen Plots Next Adventure
Smartphone ownership linked to age and wealth
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REID HOFFMAN: Here's When And How A Founder Should Step Down

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The question of when a founder should step aside is a difficult one. The trend used to be that founders stepped aside in favor of more professional management.  This is how they did it at Google, Yahoo, and Cisco. More recently, those examples have been overshadowed by phenomenally successful founder-CEOs, like...
REID HOFFMAN: Here's When And How A Founder Should Step Down

Tech salaries on the rise: Survey says average pay rate tops $85,000

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“The fastest way if you are in the 99 percent and want to join the one percent … is to learn computer programming.” Those were the words earlier this week from Seattle entrepreneur and angel investor Hadi Partovi who launched a new non-profit called Code.org to boost awareness around computer...
Tech salaries on the rise: Survey says average pay rate tops $85,000

Industry commitment to hardware funding, student training sought

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A professor of Oracle database technology at the University of Wolverhampton is calling on industry to fund costly hardware and to also make commitments to help teach students. Carl Dudley spoke to Computerworld UK at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco this week, where he explained that Wolverhampton is unique...
Industry commitment to hardware funding, student training sought

Here's How Much Facebook's Top Executives Were Paid In 2011

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Facebook's S-1 contains the 2011 salaries and bonuses of its top executives. CEO and cofounder Mark Zuckerberg sits at the top with a salary of $483,333 and a bonus of $220,500 in 2011. He also received an additional $783,529 for personal costs including the use of chartered aircrafts for...
Here's How Much Facebook's Top Executives Were Paid In 2011
It's A Sad Comment On The State Of America That Words Like "Fair" And "Share" Are Now Insults

The amount of money a startup raises shouldn't be the metric of respect

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Not long ago, I attended a fireside chat-type of event for founders, hosted by a well-known figure in the startup world. Before the talk began, the host asked a few questions to get a feel for the room. “How many in here have raised?” he asked. “Show of hands?” “OK,...
The amount of money a startup raises shouldn't be the metric of respect

Ballmer, Sinofsky see pay dinged over browser-ballot issue

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The salaries and incentive awards for Microsoft's CEO and some of its top executives are public. Redmond's European browser-ballot problem didn't sit well with the evaluation committee. [Read more]...
Ballmer, Sinofsky see pay dinged over browser-ballot issue

At 100, Sharp seeks salvation in talking vacuums

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It's probably fair to ask why Japanese electronics maker Sharp -- deep in debt and red ink, cutting workers and salaries, awash in excess inventory in the brutal LCD market -- is actively promoting a line of talking vacuum cleaners....
At 100, Sharp seeks salvation in talking vacuums
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