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TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs

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I met Nelly Yusupova as we were recruiting software engineers to teach computer science in the NYC schools. She's a software engineer and entrepreneur with a passion for sharing what she knows with others. A few weeks after we met Nelly came to see me to tell me about a...
TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs

Twitter gears up to grow, courting data infrastructure engineers for new Seattle office

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More than 10 months after opening a temporary engineering office in Seattle, Twitter is still looking for a permanent outpost here, but that isn’t stopping the company from making a recruiting push, particularly in the area of data infrastructure. Twitter will hold an open house next week in South Lake...
Twitter gears up to grow, courting data infrastructure engineers for new Seattle office

Too bad, Acer: Microsoft is working on next-gen Surface units, according to job posting

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Well, here’s your answer, Acer: No. Microsoft, who was publicly dressed down yesterday by its OEM partner Acer for entering into the market that its partners had long ruled — computing devices running Windows — appears to be full speed ahead on the idea. Caught first by Mary Branscombe on...
Too bad, Acer: Microsoft is working on next-gen Surface units, according to job posting
No-poaching antitrust case against Apple, Google and others will go to trial

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

Apple Job Posting Seeks Creative Individual To Breathe More Life Into Siri

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A new job description spotted by 9to5Mac’s Jordan Kahn this morning suggests Apple wants to do something with Siri that makes the digital personal assistant a more fleshed out, relatable character. The posting is seeking someone with creative skills to help “evolve and enrich Siri.” While Apple says that “Siri’s known...
Apple Job Posting Seeks Creative Individual To Breathe More Life Into Siri

Firefox's PDF viewer may boost security by boring hackers

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A built-in PDF viewer component based on JavaScript and HTML5 Web technologies has been added to the beta version of Firefox 19, Mozilla said Friday. The browser maker described the built-in PDF viewer as more secure and safer than proprietary PDF viewing plug-ins, like those installed by Adobe Reader...
Firefox's PDF viewer may boost security by boring hackers

Google's original Android mascot would have given children everywhere horrible nightmares

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It’s a good thing that companies don’t normally let software engineers produce marketing materials. Exhibit A is Android engineer Dan Morrill, who posted pictures on his Google+ page this week showing his original stand-in concept art for Google’s (GOOG) Android logo that he prepared for a presentation. In short, Morrill’s...
Google's original Android mascot would have given children everywhere horrible nightmares

Kouply: This mobile game might just save your marriage

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It’s the little things that make a marriage work. The flowers for no particular reason, the passionate kisses hello, the foot rubs, the gentle encouragement, the text messages saying you’ll be at the office another two hours so maybe just order pizza and put the kids to bed please? Love’s little...
Kouply: This mobile game might just save your marriage

Cloud gaming is the future

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Against all the odds, and contrary to some of the world’s greatest network and software engineers, OnLive has proved that cloud gaming is possible. Exact figures, as always, are hard to come by, but as of November 2011 OnLive apparently had “tens of millions” of users in the US and...
Cloud gaming is the future
HP is hiring 53 engineers to ramp up open source development of webOS

Intel demos perceptual computing software toolkit

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Software engineers at Intel are exploring new ways for computers to perceive the human voice, gestures and head-and-eye movements to supplement the traditional ways that people use the keyboard and mouse....
Intel demos perceptual computing software toolkit
Why Path May Be The Ultimate App For Google Glass

Why Facebook Is Sending Its People to Mobile Coding Camp (And Not Just Engineers)

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Do me a favor — listen to Facebook’s next earnings call and count the number of times CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the word “mobile.” If you played it as a drinking game, you’d be blotto before CFO David Ebersman even got on the line. That’s no mistake (obviously). It’s the...
Why Facebook Is Sending Its People to Mobile Coding Camp (And Not Just Engineers)
This TechCrunch Disrupt Winner Could Be The Future Of Search

Apple Is Hiring Up For Its Microsoft Office Killer (AAPL, MSFT)

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When Apple introduced the iPad in 2009, it rolled out its own suite of Microsoft Office-like applications. It had "Pages" for word processing, "Numbers" for spreadsheets, and "Keynote" for presentations. Since Microsoft never rolled out a version of Office for the iPad, each of those three apps sold well for...
Apple Is Hiring Up For Its Microsoft Office Killer (AAPL, MSFT)

Twitter looks to add two-factor authentication to stop password hacks

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Twitter is looking to add another layer of protection to its user authentication. After having at least 250,000 accounts' passwords compromised in an attack against its service last week, Twitter apparently plans to implement two-factor authentication as an option to help users better protect their accounts—or at least it's...
Twitter looks to add two-factor authentication to stop password hacks

Twitter hiring loads of – mostly sales – staff for its Dublin and London offices

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Twitter is serious about rapidly growing its international support and sales staff. Earlier today, the U.S. company announced a dozen or so new job openings for its recently established Dublin and London offices. Twitter lists the open positions on its international jobs site, indicating that it’s primarily looking for account...
Twitter hiring loads of – mostly sales – staff for its Dublin and London offices

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.)
OMGPOP founder's new startup could be ultimate place to store your photos

Saving one million hours per week

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by Noah Fiedel, Blogger Tech LeadFive weeks ago we rolled out Auto Pagination, a major milestone in our efforts to make Blogger faster for you and your readers. We are very happy to report a ten percent overall decrease in page loading latency across all Blogger blogs and a twenty-seven...
Saving one million hours per week

Jeff Ma Talks About TenXer Raising $3 Million More to Help You Judge Yourself (Video)

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Job personal productivity start-up tenXer has raised $3 million in a Series B round, which it said it will use to accelerate growth outside its software industry market. The San Francisco company, which was founded by longtime entrepreneur Jeff Ma, makes tools to allow a user or perhaps a...
Jeff Ma Talks About TenXer Raising $3 Million More to Help You Judge Yourself (Video)

Job Postings and Patent Acquisitions Hint at Potential Overhaul of iLife and iWork

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Several clues surfacing in recent days have hinted that Apple's iWork and iLife suites may be undergoing substantial redevelopment. Late last week, Apple Bitch noticed two new job listings for senior software engineers for the company's iLife team, with the descriptions emphasizing a desire to "re-imagine how user interfaces should...
Job Postings and Patent Acquisitions Hint at Potential Overhaul of iLife and iWork
We try Nvidia's GeForce Experience, a tool to automatically optimize PC game settings
Facebook Is Looking For Office Space In Cambridge, Close To Its Harvard Roots

Amazon cloud services see dramatic growth in 2011

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Usage of Amazon's cloud services skyrocketed in 2011, with the company reporting that its cloud storage service Amazon S3 played host to 762 million objects as of the fourth quarter of 2011. This was up by 500 million objects over last year, year-over-year growth of 192 percent and the...
Amazon cloud services see dramatic growth in 2011

If Foxconn Replaced Its Humans With Robots, Would You Feel Better?

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Foxconn, the Taiwanese company that manufactures devices for Apple, Nokia, and Sony, has over 1.2 million employees, mostly in factories on the Chinese mainland. By 2016, it would like to replace as many of those as possible with robots that can do the job 24/7. That would address the human...
If Foxconn Replaced Its Humans With Robots, Would You Feel Better?

AMD's CTO talks heterogeneous systems architecture

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Making parallel computing easy to program for and enabling software engineers to let their imaginations run wild is AMD’s new holy grail according to Joe Macri, corporate vice president and CTO of the firm’s Client Division, speaking at DesignCon.View the full article HERE....
AMD's CTO talks heterogeneous systems architecture

Six-figure developers: Google and Facebook nearly tie by paying their engineers around $125,000 a year

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According to data from GlassDoor – a leading salary and jobs information tool – as reported by the Wall Street Journal, salaries for software engineers at Silicon Valley firms are well into the six figure range. This explains why renting anywhere in the Bay Area is currently a bit like...
Six-figure developers: Google and Facebook nearly tie by paying their engineers around $125,000 a year

They're Happily Married. They Created The Smash-Hit Game "Temple Run." How Perfect Is This Union?

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For Imangi Studios' Keith Shepherd and his wife/business partner Natalia Luckyanova, love is talking mobile-gaming apps. Their sequel to "Temple Run" is out today. They say none of it would have happened without marriage. "It's very polarizing when we say that we're married and work together," says Keith Shepherd...
They're Happily Married. They Created The Smash-Hit Game "Temple Run." How Perfect Is This Union?
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