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Rehabilitating the Arrogant Engineer

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A few weeks ago, I was browsing non-fiction titles on the Kindle and came across Randy Pausch’s “The Last Lecture”. I guess I’d been avoiding it for a while as it sounded like it could quickly get pretty morose or preachy. But then I read in the summary that he...
Rehabilitating the Arrogant Engineer
Adobe acquires Behance to bring more community into Creative Cloud
15 Programming Skills Most Coveted By Employers
Opera cuts 90+ jobs to make room for WebKit

iPadDevCamp: The Future of iPad Apps

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It’s Saturday morning at the eBay/PayPal headquarters, and developers are busy preparing for the second day of iPad development at the first official iPadDevCamp (brought to us by the same people who previously organized three iPhoneDevCamp events). The coffee is brewed and the bagels are served. Teams were formed last night...
iPadDevCamp: The Future of iPad Apps

Already powering 50k sites, Webydo launches its 'code-free' website making service in beta

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Webydo, a cloud-based service that helps create what it calls code-free websites, is launching in beta. Announced at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, the platform, which has helped to develop 50,000 sites since it was first made available in a “closed beta testing phase”, is billed as the “first open canvas...
Already powering 50k sites, Webydo launches its 'code-free' website making service in beta

Tech and media events you should be attending [Discounts]

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Time for another update on events around the globe we think you might be interested in. Tonight, TNW co-founder Patrick de Laive will be in Mexico City to celebrate the last award ceremony of the TNW Startup Awards in Latin America. Make sure you and your company join us on...
Tech and media events you should be attending [Discounts]

Sparkon releases 'future visualization engine' to help kids choose a career

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Choosing a career can be a difficult decision left up to intuition and circumstance, but it doesn’t have to be. Sparkon is building a “future visualization engine” that helps kids figure out what they want to be when they...
Sparkon releases 'future visualization engine' to help kids choose a career

Knewton launches adaptive-learning SAT Prep Course

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Knewton, an online test prep company that uses adaptive learning to boost scores on standardized tests, announced today the launch of its new SAT prep course. The company already provides prep courses for the GMAT and LSAT, and now hopes to tap the market of high-pressure parents and overachieving high...
Knewton launches adaptive-learning SAT Prep Course

Pop Culture Web Publisher BuzzMedia Lays Off 20 Percent of Staff, Restructures

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BuzzMedia, the pop-culture Web publisher that got a new CEO late last year, is undergoing another overhaul. The company is cutting 20 percent of its workforce, but plans on replacing many of the outgoing employees with new hires. People familiar with CEO Steve Hansen’s plans say he intends to lay...
Pop Culture Web Publisher BuzzMedia Lays Off 20 Percent of Staff, Restructures

Knewton launches adaptive-learning SAT Prep Course

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The potential for adaptive learning technology goes beyond SAT and grad school test prep, and could easily be applied to teaching English grammar, math, and a host of core skill sets in other educational settings. CEO Jose Ferreira says the company is keeping those possibilities on the back burner....
Knewton launches adaptive-learning SAT Prep Course
Obama hangout reveals U.S. need for patent reform, immigration reform -- and gamers

AfterCollege Adds User Profiles So Students Can Network to Entry-Level Jobs and Internships

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Everyone seems to think they have the idea for the next great niche social network. Few, however, have the power to get their users paid. Entry-level job and internship focused career network AfterCollege aims to do just that by bridging the gap left by LinkedIn, Monster.com and others in...
AfterCollege Adds User Profiles So Students Can Network to Entry-Level Jobs and Internships

No More Boring Resumes: Seelio Lets College Students Showcase Their Work & Helps Employers Find Them

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Looking to rethink the resume, a startup called Seelio is opening its doors today to anyone with a .edu email address. The company, which spun out of an existing service called TruApp, wants to offer college students a better way to showcase their work via online portfolios which employers and...
No More Boring Resumes: Seelio Lets College Students Showcase Their Work & Helps Employers Find Them

Java Development Is Top IT Skill for Employers

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Want a job in information technology? Your best bet is to learn to code. According to a Dice.com survey, four of today’s top five most-sought-after job skills are developer-related. Results of a hiring survey released by Dice.com this week reveals that Java development continues to be No. 1 most...
Java Development Is Top IT Skill for Employers

These Newly Funded Start-Ups Are Hiring

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When venture capital firms open their coffers to finance young start-ups, those companies usually open their wallets and start hiring. At Start-Up Gigs on FINS.com, we catch up with tech entrepreneurs and find out about their culture, their technology and who they’re hiring. Here are some recent highlights: -Yummly is...
These Newly Funded Start-Ups Are Hiring

Betaworks’ John Borthwick: VC Scene in NYC is “Pretty Busy” Right Now, But Not “Overheated” Like San Francisco

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Betaworks‘ CEO John Borthwick took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York with Crunchfund’s MG Siegler this morning to discuss Betaworks’ investments and the state of the investment business in San Francisco and New York in general. Betaworks, the New York-based company behind popular services like bitly, Chartbeat and...
Betaworks’ John Borthwick: VC Scene in NYC is “Pretty Busy” Right Now, But Not “Overheated” Like San Francisco
America's Tech Talent Shortage Is A Myth

Getting Back Into the Game: Can This Trio -- Chiang, Ko and Cottle -- Revive Zynga?

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Was it only just over a year ago that Zynga was the hottest game company on the planet? Today — after seemingly endless executive departures (among the missing in action are the COO, CMO, CFO and the chief creative officer), a falloff in the popularity of its many games...
Getting Back Into the Game: Can This Trio -- Chiang, Ko and Cottle -- Revive Zynga?

Big Data To Drive $232 Billion In IT Spending Through 2016

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Big data will drive $232 billion in spending through 2016. It will directly or indirectly drive $96 billion of worldwide IT spending in 2012, and is forecast to drive $120 billion of IT spending in 2013. Gartner Research published the results today. They draw several conclusions from their research: Big...
Big Data To Drive $232 Billion In IT Spending Through 2016

How - And Why - Startups Should Hire Millennials

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It's like a harmonic convergence. Startups need workers, and the largest generation ever born in America -- the Millennials -- is desperately searching for work. But as every startup knows, it's never as easy as all that. According to a new research study from PayScale, the world's leading provider of...
How - And Why - Startups Should Hire Millennials
Want a career in Big Data? You'll need more than a degree
Verivo launches Akula, a mobile app platform that frees enterprise developers from worrying about security

Data Visualization for People Who Don't Visualize Data: CA ERwin 8.2

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In enterprises everywhere - including even the largest ones - the transition to cloud-based architectures has brought a new class of managers into the computing process. Suddenly, personnel managers and folks whose purview had been limited to finance and personnel, are being doubled-up with oversight roles for cloud deployments. The...
Data Visualization for People Who Don't Visualize Data: CA ERwin 8.2
App Maker Kidaptive Debuts "Parent's Pad," A New Way To Track A Child's Educational Development On iPad

Sh*t major tech companies say, when they lay off thousands of employees

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Firing hundreds or even thousands of employees is never fun, for any company. And it’s not easy announcing it to the world either, because it inevitably means something – often, of course, multiple things – happened that led to a situation where all those people once sorely needed to make...
Sh*t major tech companies say, when they lay off thousands of employees
Gild Source helps startups mine for developer talent gold

Military Experience Helped This Vet Run Operations At Video Startup Ustream

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Craig Mullaney uses his military training to help live video startup Ustream plan its next moves. It's not as big a change as you might think. "I have a lot of organizational and leadership planning experience. I take the functional skill sets from the military and translate that to a...
Military Experience Helped This Vet Run Operations At Video Startup Ustream

Sponsored post: A brand of me: how the online environment is making things more person

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As technological innovation changes the way we work, skill sets and career paths follow suit. For many of us, a job for life is no longer an option, and the disruption of entire industries is making us multidisciplinarians by necessity. In the media and content industries, where disruption is threatening...
Sponsored post: A brand of me: how the online environment is making things more person
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