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Microsoft goes green: data centers, offices to be carbon neutral come July

Hackstar Academy opens up 10-week training course in programming for women only

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I’m a big fan of learning how to do something in a “crash course” type setting. You’re surrounded by other people like you who are getting their start, as well as smart teachers and mentors to see you through the whole way. Back in March I visited a group called...
Hackstar Academy opens up 10-week training course in programming for women only

Skype on Xbox team official, Metro development techniques coming to Xbox?

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It's no news to most Microsoft watchers; if Microsoft is going to make good on those promises of bringing Skype to it's entire consumer product portfolio, Skye on Xbox LIVE has to happen at some point. What may be news is the relationship between Windows 8 and the world's...
Skype on Xbox team official, Metro development techniques coming to Xbox?

Jolla's Marc Dillon teases world's first Sailfish device, confirms launch in a couple of weeks

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So the rumor is true: the world's first Jolla Sailfish device will be launching this month. In fact, Marc Dillon, the ex-CEO and now Head of Software Development at Jolla, was kind enough to flash the back of the product at the GMIC Beijing conference earlier today -- mainly...
Jolla's Marc Dillon teases world's first Sailfish device, confirms launch in a couple of weeks

TechStars Spotlight: Apptentive lets app lovers talk to app developers inside apps

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[Editor's note: GeekWire is running a series of profiles on the startups participating in this year's class in the TechStars Seattle incubator program. Check back each day at 1:30 p.m. for a new profile, leading up to Demo Day on Nov. 1] Mobile app developers usually publish their apps, and...
TechStars Spotlight: Apptentive lets app lovers talk to app developers inside apps

Microsoft will charge its divisions a ‘carbon fee’ in new environmental push

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 Microsoft says it will be carbon neutral for the first time in its upcoming fiscal year, beginning July 1 — reducing its carbon emissions as much as possible and buying carbon credits to make up the difference. It’s not uncommon for companies to commit to carbon neutrality, but Microsoft’s plan...
Microsoft will charge its divisions a ‘carbon fee’ in new environmental push
NASA auctioning off three sets of patents covering software development, robotics, and artificial intelligence

No Shortcuts, No Mercy: The Bloodsport Of Recruitment

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One year ago I wrote an article called “Why The New Guy Can’t Code,” about how the industry-standard process for hiring software engineers is broken, shortsighted, and counterproductive. It remains my most-read TC post. Of course, I was far from the first to say so, and even farther from the...
No Shortcuts, No Mercy: The Bloodsport Of Recruitment

Outsourcers Don't Miss a Beat in Face of Massive India Power Outage

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The massive power outages across most of northern India have not affected the software development, back office operations and services work that emanates from the country....
Outsourcers Don't Miss a Beat in Face of Massive India Power Outage

Homeless Hotspots, the digerati and the future of actually making a difference

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This past weekend at SXSWi, BBH Labs, an experimental arm of the international marketing agency, came under heat for its Homeless Hotspots project. In a nutshell, members of the Austin, Texas’ homeless community were given a 4G hotspot, a shirt announcing the available service and a wage of $20 per day. The idea...
Homeless Hotspots, the digerati and the future of actually making a difference

JOB OF THE WEEK: Associate Product Manager

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Check out the Business Insider Jobs section >> As part of our new partnership with SimplyHired.com, each week we'll feature one of the awesome jobs advertised on the Business Insider jobs board. Associate Product Manager Weight Watchers New York, NY Why it’s cool: Weight Watchers is an international leader in weight loss...
JOB OF THE WEEK: Associate Product Manager

Why You Shouldn't Ditch Your Laptop For An iPad ...Yet (AAPL)

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We love our iPad, but it's not about to replace our laptop anytime soon. Tablets are functional, portable, and maybe even sexy. But the following four things consistently hold our iPad back from becoming our main computing device. You can type much more quickly on your laptop. It's a weird...
Why You Shouldn't Ditch Your Laptop For An iPad ...Yet (AAPL)

Yota To Mass Produce E-ink Phone In Singapore

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Russian phone maker, Yota Devices, will start making its first dual-screen e-ink YotaPhones in Singapore. The company has signed with Hi-P, a manufacturer in the country, to have it mass produce the devices. Yota’s COO, Lau Geckler, told us that he is also in Singapore to help set up Yota’s...
Yota To Mass Produce E-ink Phone In Singapore
TCTV: In the Studio, Entelo’s Jon Bischke Aims to Reinvent Recruiting

Jolla appoints Tomi Pienimäki as new CEO, Marc Dillon becomes Head of Software Development

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As Jolla gears up for the imminent unveiling of its first smartphone packing the MeeGo-inspired Sailfish OS during the second quarter, there's been another shake-up at the highest level of the company. Marc Dillion will no longer be the CEO as of May 6th, with a man by the...
Jolla appoints Tomi Pienimäki as new CEO, Marc Dillon becomes Head of Software Development

Jury to Hear HP-Oracle Itanium Case in February

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Hewlett-Packard's lawsuit against Oracle over the latter's decision to halt future software development for Itanium will enter its second phase on Feb. 4, 2013......
Jury to Hear HP-Oracle Itanium Case in February

Microsoft kills Xbox 360/PC cross-platform development, declares DirectX "no longer evolving"

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Microsoft has terminated its MVP program for DirectX and XNA and declared that the DX standard is "no longer evolving." Is this a poor choice of words, or does the move signal a fundamental shift in software development?...
Microsoft kills Xbox 360/PC cross-platform development, declares DirectX "no longer evolving"

Jolla swaps out its CEO yet again, this time bringing in a logistics veteran

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Jolla, the Finnish company that hopes to make big things out of the also-ran MeeGo operating system, has just announced its second change of CEO in just seven months. When I first sat down with Jolla in September of last year, I was talking to CEO Jussi Hurmola. A month...
Jolla swaps out its CEO yet again, this time bringing in a logistics veteran

Gillmor Gang: Remote Wipe

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The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — took to the airwaves with a mid-summer tour of Twitter’s third party clampdown, whether Minecraft is the future of software development, why two-factor authentication wouldn’t have stopped the Wired hack, and the usual push notification...
Gillmor Gang: Remote Wipe
It's Laughable That The Most Popular Version Of Android Is Nearly Three Years Old (GOOG)

Software Exploits Dropped in 2011, IBM X-Force Says

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Cyber criminals must work harder to find and exploit new vulnerabilities, with better security during software development plus architectural improvements such as application sandboxing and swifter patching....
Software Exploits Dropped in 2011, IBM X-Force Says

Microsoft to build first innovation center in China, has software development in mind

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Microsoft's relatively often finding ways to encourage software development in various fields, and the company's latest venture has it setting footsteps near the Great Wall. According to a report by news agency Xinhua, the software (and hardware) company has reached a deal with China's Hainan government that will see...
Microsoft to build first innovation center in China, has software development in mind

Virtualization: Enabling agility within the dynamic environment of business

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This post is sponsored by VMware. Learn about VMware virtualization and cloud solutions for small & mid-size business visit info.vmware.com This article is available in other languages: They pop up every December: An endless stream of too-often questionable lists that presume to predict business trends in the coming year....
Virtualization: Enabling agility within the dynamic environment of business
NASA auctions off software development patents for $75k; two other sets of patents go unclaimed

DARPA seeks car-driving, life-saving robots

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DARPA has launched a Robotics Challenge, a high-tech contest that will award as much as $34 million in prize money in various categories, for robotics hardware and software development tasks that can be ysed in emergency response situations....
DARPA seeks car-driving, life-saving robots

Inside story: How Facebook decided to go native on iOS

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Facebook’s new app for iPhone and iPad has made an impression on users with a significant improvement in speed and performance. In the world of software development, the project has also gotten lots of attention because of the company’s decision to shift key components of the app to native iOS code, moving...
Inside story: How Facebook decided to go native on iOS

With Burn Note, Self-Destructing Emails Vanish After They’ve Been Read

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Last year, New York-based entrepreneur Jacob Robbins was working on a project with someone who lived on the West Coast. He needed to share a password with his collaborator via email, but was suddenly hesitant to send the sensitive information. “I didn’t want the password to live in an email...
With Burn Note, Self-Destructing Emails Vanish After They’ve Been Read
Microsoft Adds 'Big Boobs' to Linux Kernel
Cloud CAD upstart Sunglass announces API integration with CAD tools, cloud storage
Forking the code: how GitHub is changing software development
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