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How do you make a developer in five months? Denver is about to find out

Dropcam sees $12 million in new funding, better software

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The cloud-based surveillance system gets a new Android app and money to expand operations and focus on software engineering. [Read more]...
Dropcam sees $12 million in new funding, better software

Apple promotes pair of execs to Senior VP level, Bob Mansfield to hang around after all

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It's a day of upheaval in the boardroom at Apple -- in the good sense. Remember how Bob Mansfield said he would retire in June? He's had a change of heart and will keep working on future products. Meanwhile, two of the vice presidents who've been mainstays of Apple's...
Apple promotes pair of execs to Senior VP level, Bob Mansfield to hang around after all

ClassifiedAds.com hires a VP of engineering as it pulls in profits

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Jim Nutt Fast-growing ClassifiedAds.com has named Jim Nutt — the former director of software engineering at Intellectual Ventures – to the position of vice president of engineering. “Jim’s extensive experience in building and leading engineering teams makes him the ideal person to head up our development efforts and lead our engineering...
ClassifiedAds.com hires a VP of engineering as it pulls in profits

Daily Wrap: Siri's Imagined Physical Presence and more

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Shapeways held a contest to see what designers thought Siri might look like. This and more in today's Daily Wrap. Sometimes it's difficult to catch everything that hits tech media in a day, so we wrap up some of the most talked about stories. We give you a daily recap...
Daily Wrap: Siri's Imagined Physical Presence and more

Has Facebook Quietly Acquired Osmeta, A Stealth Mobile Software Startup?

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While Facebook is building out a bolder role in mobile in the form of Facebook Home, it looks like it is also continuing to make acquisitions that will help bolster that strategy overall. We have learned that in the lead-up to the launch last week, the social network appears to...
Has Facebook Quietly Acquired Osmeta, A Stealth Mobile Software Startup?

WebOS lives! LG to resurrect it for smart TVs

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LG acquires the troubled mobile operating system from Hewlett-Packard, getting software, engineering talent, and HP licenses acquired from Palm. [Read more]...
WebOS lives! LG to resurrect it for smart TVs

Zipline CEO: Stop whining about Android fragmentation and do some damn QA!

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After reading last week’s Next Web article on the ‘toll’ of Android fragmentation, I’ve had my fill of horror stories about Android support.  I thought I’d set the record straight, based on Zipline’s experience with Wolf Toss, a game that we released to Android and iOS on the same day...
Zipline CEO: Stop whining about Android fragmentation and do some damn QA!

Drunk driver who killed Google engineer sentenced to four year maximum

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Steve Lacey The drunk driver who killed popular Google engineer Steve Lacey in a horrific accident on I-405 last July was sentenced Friday to four years in prison. Patrick Rexroat, 56, received the maximum sentence under the law. But MyNorthwest.com reports that the sentence comes as Gov. Chris Gregoire prepares...
Drunk driver who killed Google engineer sentenced to four year maximum

Software Engineer Vs. Lumberjack: Who Has The Best Job?

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Maybe software engineers don't have their own TV reality show or their own song, but they do have high pay and less stress. Software engineering was named the No. 1 best job of 2012, according to a list compiled by CareerCast.com. Lumberjacks have the worst job in 2012. Software engineers...
Software Engineer Vs. Lumberjack: Who Has The Best Job?

The AFSE Rec Room

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The Academy For Software Engineering (AFSE) is opening in a few weeks. Roughly 125 high school freshmen will be starting a four year program that is designed to prepare them for secondary education if they want that and also for a career in software engineering and web development. The inspiration...
The AFSE Rec Room

Chart: The hottest tech jobs in Seattle, NYC and Bay Area

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There are lots of ways to slice and dice jobs data, but employment review site Glassdoor has come up with some interesting numbers that show which types of positions are most in demand among employers in some of the nation’s most tech-centric regions. Glassdoor, which earlier today released data about...
Chart: The hottest tech jobs in Seattle, NYC and Bay Area
Looking For a Coding Job? Better a Ninja Than a Brogrammer

Kevin Lynch jumps ship from Adobe, moves to Apple

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In a surprise move, the Chief Technology Officer at Adobe has left the company effective Friday to become a Vice President of Technology at Apple. Kevin Lynch -- who once famously defended mobile Flash against Apple's exclusion of the technology in its iOS devices -- will report to Senior Vice...
Kevin Lynch jumps ship from Adobe, moves to Apple

Booting Up: Sticking Your Hand in the Reddit Beehive Edition

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He just loves unmasking you. Flickr.com/teuobk At launch, Reddit was seeded with fake users. We can’t imagine that would go over well today. [Motherboard] The city is gonna grow its own developers, thanks very much. So many students want in to the new Academy of Software Engineering, officials already want...
Booting Up: Sticking Your Hand in the Reddit Beehive Edition
Bob Mansfield, Apple's SVP of hardware engineering, will remain with company in new role

Yammer's First Acquisition - oneDrum.com - Will Boost Office Collaboration

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Corporate microblogging and enterprise social networking tool Yammer has taken some of its latest investment funding and made its first acquisition today: a small British software engineering firm called oneDrum. The idea is to extend its features to the desktop, improve collaboration and give Google Docs a bit of a...
Yammer's First Acquisition - oneDrum.com - Will Boost Office Collaboration

Is OpenFlow an answer looking for a problem?

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(L to R) Lane Patterson, CTO, Equinix; Kenneth Duda, Founder, CTO and SVP, Software Engineering, Arista Networks(c)2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com OpenFlow and software-defined networking may be hot topics in the infrastructure industry right now — but not everyone believes they are up to scratch. At a panel discussing internet bypass...
Is OpenFlow an answer looking for a problem?

What Kind of Software Company Should You Work For?

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I met Peter Griess last night and heard him talk about his career. Even though he still has plenty of years ahead of him, he has already worked for NetApp, Yahoo, and now Facebook. He was part of a nine-person startup that worked on some interesting social email apps that...
What Kind of Software Company Should You Work For?

Former Apple exec Bertrand Serlet joins Parallels board

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It was announced on Tuesday that former Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Bertrand Serlet joined the board of directors at virtualization software company Parallels....
Former Apple exec Bertrand Serlet joins Parallels board

Announcing MBA Mondays Live

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I promised to do this a while back but I've been slow in making it happen. MBA Mondays Live is finally happening. The first class will be on Monday April 16th in the USV Event Space from 6pm to 7pm. The topic will be Employee Equity. This will be a...
Announcing MBA Mondays Live

VMware sells Java tool maker WaveMaker's assets

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A little more than two years after purchasing Java tool vendor WaveMaker, VMware has sold the assets of the company to the Pramati software engineering firm....
VMware sells Java tool maker WaveMaker's assets

Apple announces 'Activation Lock' theft deterrent feature for iOS 7 ahead of gov't meeting on rising smartphone crime

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Ahead of a meeting with government officials later this month to discuss how Apple could prevent increasing smartphone crimes, Apple today introduced a new feature for called ‘Activation Lock’ that it says will be a “a really powerful theft deterrent” when released later this fall in iOS 7. We...
Apple announces 'Activation Lock' theft deterrent feature for iOS 7 ahead of gov't meeting on rising smartphone crime

★ Why 'The Daily' Failed

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Jeff Sonderman, writing for Poynter: With the benefit of hindsight, there seem to be at least two other major lessons from The Daily’s failure: Audience clarity. It was difficult to grasp who exactly was the intended audience of The Daily. It excelled at interactive elements and visual appeal, but the...
★ Why 'The Daily' Failed

Ask Slashdot: Transitioning From 'Hacker' To 'Engineer'?

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antifoidulus writes "I'm about to get my masters in Computer Science and start out (again) in the 'real world.' I already have a job lined up, but there is one thing that is really nagging me. Since my academic work has focused almost solely on computer science and not software...
Ask Slashdot: Transitioning From 'Hacker' To 'Engineer'?

Keeping Browsers Safer: Adobe Puts Flash for Firefox in a Sandbox

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Love it or hate it, but Adobe's Flash plugin is likely one of the world's most widely distributed pieces of software. Give it's popularity, it doesn't come as a surprise that Flash is also popular with hackers, who do their best to exploit flaws in it. Chrome and Internet Explorer...
Keeping Browsers Safer: Adobe Puts Flash for Firefox in a Sandbox

VMware sells WaveMaker assets to Pramati

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A little more than two years after purchasing Java tool vendor WaveMaker, VMware has sold the assets of the company to the Pramati software engineering firm.WaveMaker offers a RAD (rapid application development) platform that can be used to develop Java applications for the cloud, using a visual interface that...
VMware sells WaveMaker assets to Pramati

HOLY MOLEY: Facebook Interns Make A Crapload Of Money

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The average pay for a software development intern at Facebook is more than $5,000, according to a collection of responses on Quora. If you ignore taxes, that's a salary of around $60,000 for someone with essentially no experience in programming. One user said the pay was as high as $6,800...
HOLY MOLEY: Facebook Interns Make A Crapload Of Money

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning. Lots of news today. Let's get to it. Samsung announced it will sell another version of the Galaxy phone. The screen is going to be huge: 6.3 inches. Foursquare finally landed another round of investment - $41 million from Silver Lake, Andreessen Horowitz, and Union Square Ventures. Yahoo...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Apple's New (And Old) SVPs

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Apple's New (And Old) SVPs: Apple: Apple today announced that Craig Federighi, Apple's vice president of Mac Software Engineering, and Dan Riccio, Apple's vice president of Hardware Engineering, have been promoted to senior vice presidents. Federighi and Riccio will report to Apple CEO Tim Cook and serve on Apple's executive...
Apple's New (And Old) SVPs
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