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Google+ gets full-size photo uploads from the desktop, putting pressure on Flickr and 500px

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For some time now, Google+ has been evolving into an enticing service for amateur and professional photographers alike. Google has taken that one step further with the addition of full-size image uploads from the desktop, applicable for profile photos, new albums and back-ups. Jon Emerson, a senior software engineer at...
Google+ gets full-size photo uploads from the desktop, putting pressure on Flickr and 500px

Is App-Era Pricing Making Software Better, or Worse?

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Last week I mentioned Mark Bernstein's essay on the surprisingly complex sequence of decisions, trade-offs, and design choices that went into creating even the most routine-seeming aspects of the electronic environment that surrounds us.Now reader David Glende, a software veteran in California, describes the way that Internet-era everything-is-a-commodity pricing pressures...
Is App-Era Pricing Making Software Better, or Worse?

The new totalitarianism of surveillance technology | Naomi Wolf

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If you think that 24/7 tracking of citizens by biometric recognition systems is paranoid fantasy, just read the industry newslettersA software engineer in my Facebook community wrote recently about his outrage that when he visited Disneyland, and went on a ride, the theme park offered him the photo of himself...
The new totalitarianism of surveillance technology | Naomi Wolf

New hires in mobile games: DeNA, Breaktime Studios and more

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Hiring in the mobile apps sector was down this week with 22 new hires overall between 10 companies. Based on information from LinkedIn and other sources, DeNA reported the most activity with eight new hires. The highest profile hire of the week was Todd Heringer who landed at Breaktime Studios as...
New hires in mobile games: DeNA, Breaktime Studios and more
What did new Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer accomplish at Google?

Ben Parr’s “Intelligent Information” Startup Is Called The Peep Project (For Now)

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Former Mashable editor-at-large Ben Parr is ready to share a few details about his new startup. He’s raising a small seed round, so he created a posting on AngelList, and he also talked (vaguely) with me about what he’s been up to. The company is listed as The Peep Project,...
Ben Parr’s “Intelligent Information” Startup Is Called The Peep Project (For Now)

Change.org: 20M users but not a single server

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Change.org, the popular web platform for promoting social change, passed the 20-million user mark last month and expects to surge past 25 million later this year. And yet it runs not a single server in its offices. “We run nothing in house. I don’t have a single rack in this place....
Change.org: 20M users but not a single server

Facebook hires: D.C., engineering, counsel, marketing, more

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This week Facebook hired a director of policy in D.C., patent and commercial counsel, an executive speechwriter, several engineers and a head of marketing communications for its Hamburg offices, according to its Careers page. According to its LinkedIn feed, the company also hired a manager of privacy and public policy. There were...
Facebook hires: D.C., engineering, counsel, marketing, more

Obama's team of tech gurus to unleash 'Holy Grail' of digital campaigning

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Dashboard, the Democrats' sophisticated new tool, melds data collection with a social aspect to unify volunteers nationwideBarack Obama's re-election campaign for the White House is poised to launch its secret weapon: an online tool that the campaign hopes will vastly increase its ability to mobilise volunteers and potential voters across the...
Obama's team of tech gurus to unleash 'Holy Grail' of digital campaigning
Google engineer says Vietnam's 11th graders could pass a Mountain View interview

Vine Is Hiring Engineers In NYC, Including One Android Developer

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Vine has just opened up a few new positions for the NY-based engineering team, as tweeted by co-founder Colin Kroll. As it would appear, there are six positions available to work alongside the three-man team currently developing for Vine. Notably, one of the positions is for an Android developer, which...
Vine Is Hiring Engineers In NYC, Including One Android Developer

Facebook hires: engineering, public policy, engineering, more

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Facebook hired engineers and marketers this week, according to its LinkedIn feed and Careers page. The company also appeared to hire a manager of State and Local Public Policy – California and legal counsel in its India office. As we covered Tuesday, the company also hired the team behind Android photo sharing app Lightbox. New...
Facebook hires: engineering, public policy, engineering, more

Microsoft vets raise cash for productivity startup Tipbit, backed by Ignition and Andreessen Horowitz

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A startup by the name of Tipbit — backed by Ignition Partners and Andreessen Horowitz —wants to make you more productivity. The company is currently accepting folks into a beta program in waves, noting in an email to prospective users that the service is designed to make “everyday business tasks...
Microsoft vets raise cash for productivity startup Tipbit, backed by Ignition and Andreessen Horowitz

Dropbox Poaches Google's Guido Van Rossum, The Father Of Python

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The original open source software “Benevolent Dictator For Life” and author of Python, Guido Van Rossum, is leaving Google to join Dropbox, the startup will announce later today. Rossum was a software engineer at Google since 2005, and should be a huge help as Dropbox is built on Python. He’s...
Dropbox Poaches Google's Guido Van Rossum, The Father Of Python

The Inside Network Job Board: DeNA, SponsorPay, Big Fish Games and more

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The Inside Network Job Board is dedicated to providing you with the best social media job opportunities across social and mobile application platforms. Here are this week’s highlights from the Inside Network Job Board, including positions at: DeNA, SponsorPay, Big Fish Games and more. 12 Gigs Mobile Games – UI...
The Inside Network Job Board: DeNA, SponsorPay, Big Fish Games and more

Facebook hires: software engineers, product design manager, client partner, account managers and more

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Facebook appears to have hired a number of software engineers, as well as a product design manager, a client partner and some account managers, according to listings removed from its careers page. The company also moved some existing employees into new roles, based on LinkedIn updates. New hires and promotions,...
Facebook hires: software engineers, product design manager, client partner, account managers and more

Google's Lindholm dances around questions about Java licences

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After Google CEO Larry Page claimed that he isn’t too familiar with him, Google software engineer Tim Lindholm took the stand in the IP trial against Oracle on Thursday....
Google's Lindholm dances around questions about Java licences

Software: Bread Baker Frees Software Secrets From Google Empire

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World’s Most Wired Software Engineer Marcel Kornacker Marcel Kornacker, a software engineer with Cloudera, a 4-year-old startup that seeks to bring the Google ethos to the rest of the world. Photo: Alex Washburn/Wired After leaving Google and his job building software in the engine room of the web’s largest...
Software: Bread Baker Frees Software Secrets From Google Empire

YouTube automatic captions now available in Spanish

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Cross posted from the Blog de YouTube en Español Last year, YouTube had more than 1 trillion views, or about 140 views for every person on earth. As the world tunes in to YouTube, we want everyone, in every language, to have the same opportunity to enjoy YouTube. So today,...
YouTube automatic captions now available in Spanish

In This World, A Software Engineer Gets Paid More Than The CEO (VMW, CSCO)

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VMware's $1.26 billion acquisition of tiny startup Nicira was as much about grabbing talent as grabbing  technology, Valley insiders say. VMware has been the target of much raiding because the timing is right. The company went public about five years ago. Early employees have likely fully vested their shares. So...
In This World, A Software Engineer Gets Paid More Than The CEO (VMW, CSCO)

You're Welcome, Google. (But It's Insane That You Patented That.)

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This week Google was granted a patent for “Social computing personas for protecting identity in online social interactions”; in other words, “a pseudonym could be presented as someone’s name based upon their choices of who would see that name or their ‘real’ name.” Sound familiar? It does to me. Two...
You're Welcome, Google. (But It's Insane That You Patented That.)

Facebook career postings: engineering, London, account management, more

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Facebook added quite a few listings for positions in its London office this week, according to its Careers page and LinkedIn feed. Other jobs posted to the pages included engineering jobs and various sales and account management positions. Posts added this week on Facebook’s Careers Page: Systems Engineer Network Engineer, Corp Data Engineer, Enterprise BI...
Facebook career postings: engineering, London, account management, more

Another Reason The Music Industry Won't Be Coming Back -- The History Of Music Is More About Participation Than Compensation

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As the debate over file sharing rages on, a number of voices have stepped up to offer their opinions on all sides of the issue. In a post titled "Paying for Music: My Two Cents (Pun Intended)," Danny Bowman (a software engineer at Funzio and developer for Brute Labs) presents...
Another Reason The Music Industry Won't Be Coming Back -- The History Of Music Is More About Participation Than Compensation

Former Convict Reveals How Hard It Is To Be Targeted By One Of Aaron Swartz's Prosecutors

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Aaron Swartz's legal team and family are justifiably outraged at federal prosecutors, a man prosecuted by one of the same attorneys said. Swartz's former lawyer said this week that Assistant United States Attorney Stephen Heymann knew the 26-year-old was suicidal but was "heedless" in pursuing him. Swartz's family has said...
Former Convict Reveals How Hard It Is To Be Targeted By One Of Aaron Swartz's Prosecutors

Nintendo brings Mobiclip on board to help with Wii U development

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Nintendo beefed up its proprietary arsenal yesterday, with the acquisition of Mobiclip -- a Paris-based video codec provider. As Gamasutra reports, the deal was actually finalized back in October, but only became public this week, when Mobiclip confirmed its new ownership on its website. The company already has a...
Nintendo brings Mobiclip on board to help with Wii U development

The Inside Network Job Board: Blue Shell, Pocket Gems, Games Cafe and more.

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The Inside Network Job Board is dedicated to providing you with the best social media job opportunities across social and mobile application platforms. Here are this week’s highlights from the Inside Network Job Board, including positions at: Blue Shell, Pocket Gems, Games Cafe and more. Big Viking Games Producer BitRhymes...
The Inside Network Job Board: Blue Shell, Pocket Gems, Games Cafe and more.

Forbes lists some untold Steve Jobs stories

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Forbes just published a piece on the “Untold Stories About Steve Jobs,” as the late Apple cofounder’s one-year anniversary since his death looms around the corner; and while many of the anecdotes are never-heard-before memories from acquaintances, most provide only shallow insights into the innovator’s working mind. A few...
Forbes lists some untold Steve Jobs stories

The Inside Network Job Board: Machine Zone, KIXEYE, Kongregate more

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The Inside Network Job Board is dedicated to providing you with the best social media job opportunities across social and mobile application platforms. Here are this week’s highlights from the Inside Network Job Board, including positions at: Machine Zone, KIXEYE, Kongregate and more. 12 Gigs Mobile Games – UI Designer...
The Inside Network Job Board: Machine Zone, KIXEYE, Kongregate more

LG's Nexus 4, tech's worst-kept secret, outed again

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The device was seemingly used by a Google software engineer to snap pictures of his son. [Read more]...
LG's Nexus 4, tech's worst-kept secret, outed again

New Facebook platform industry hires: Buddy Media, Clickable, Pagelever, more

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Buddy Media brought on a new president, Susan St. Ledger, who will work in the company’s San Francisco office. Clickable hired a COO, CRO and Senior Director of Engineering this week, and Pagelever and Kontagent hired engineering staff. If your company is hiring new people or making a notable promotion,...
New Facebook platform industry hires: Buddy Media, Clickable, Pagelever, more
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