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Wanted: More jobs for Watson

Everything is in real-time: Media in the age of conversation

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If one long sentence could sum up what 2012 means to me, it would be this: We are living at the intersection of advertising and publishing at a time of hyper growth and innovation, which separately and together present us with both formidable challenges but also game-changing possibilities. Put...
Everything is in real-time: Media in the age of conversation

The Right Geeks To Fill The GOP's Tech Void

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To bridge the tech talent gap, 2016 GOP hopefuls might want to pay attention to these Republican tech heavyweights. Silicon Valley has long had a reputation as a Democrat's haven, and it's got the percentage points to prove it. In Nate Silver's recent FiveThirtyEight breakdown of the numbers, President...
The Right Geeks To Fill The GOP's Tech Void

7 reasons why Europe really matters to cloud computing

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Cloud computing tends to be a very North America-centric topic, if only because so many of the biggest providers of cloud resources and services are based in the United States. That’s fair enough — the business side of things is very important — but other continents, particularly Europe, have a...
7 reasons why Europe really matters to cloud computing
App Infusion: How Microsoft is taking its hackathon model online

The 'gig city' of Chattanooga looks to lure tech geeks with $10,000 relocation program

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The city lights of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Photo via The Chattanooga Chamber. When you think of tech hubs, Chattanooga doesn’t usually come to mind. But the historic Tennessee town of 150,000 is looking to lure some techies with a new relocation program that will offer $10,000 in incentives for those eligible...
The 'gig city' of Chattanooga looks to lure tech geeks with $10,000 relocation program

Manila-Based Social Music Service Twitmusic Makes It Into 500 Startups

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A big domestic market of 92 million people, English as an official language, a large IT talent pool, and a strategic location in South East Asia: the Philippines surely has the potential to become the next web powerhouse coming out of Asia. I traveled to the country last month (on a private trip)...
Manila-Based Social Music Service Twitmusic Makes It Into 500 Startups

Yahoo Scoops Up Another Small Startup: Gaming Platform PlayScale

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Yahoo said it had bought PlayScale, a gaming infrastructure platform. Yahoo has been on a bit of a tear in buying up small startups for low prices, to strengthen its talent pool in a wide variety of arena, including mobile, productivity and gaming....
Yahoo Scoops Up Another Small Startup: Gaming Platform PlayScale
Investors in Seattle Need to Up Their Game…For the Children

How IT Hiring Managers Can Avoid the Holiday Rush

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Kristen Lamoreaux says it's better to stock your talent pool throughout the year than to make a hasty hire in the frenetic days of December...
How IT Hiring Managers Can Avoid the Holiday Rush

GREE lifts the lid off $10M investment fund for mobile game developers

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GREE today lifted the lid off the GREE Partners Fund, a new program where the mobile-social gaming powerhouse will be making significant equity investments in talented, independent mobile game developers in the free-to-play space. “From our perspective, we view [the GREE Partners Fund] as if this is going to be...
GREE lifts the lid off $10M investment fund for mobile game developers

Hey everyone: It's a great time to be a programmer (hint, hint)

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Technology has always done the same thing to jobs: it bulldozes the less specialized ones (like cashiers, phone operators, toll booth workers, etc) and replaces them with the need for skilled professionals to manage that new technology. The tech startup industry is a perfect example of this, where small yet...
Hey everyone: It's a great time to be a programmer (hint, hint)

6 ways to make it feel like your whole remote workforce is together in the same room - Lessons from The Next Web

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_ This post is brought to you by Sprint. _ This is part two of a two-part series on working smarter, remotely. Click here to read the first part. It’s increasingly common for businesses to hire remote workforces. The advantages are convincing – you don’t have to worry so...
6 ways to make it feel like your whole remote workforce is together in the same room - Lessons from The Next Web
Motor City Meetup: A Startup Hotbed In The Making

At home in Singapore with Smaato and mobile advertising

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This sponsored post is produced by Ragnar Kruse, CEO of Smaato. Times are truly exciting. Since I co-founded Smaato back in 2005, our journey providing “Ads for Apps and Mobile Websites” has seen us grow from our original home in Hamburg, Germany, to San Francisco, California and finally to Singapore....
At home in Singapore with Smaato and mobile advertising
Hold onto your hats: The majority of online freelancers are actually women

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

Silicon Alley VC Is No Lion King: ‘You Could Have All This,’ Points to Xbox

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Mr. Bodge (Photo: Twitter) Okay, we knew tech recruiting in New York City was bad, but we didn’t realize it had gotten embarrassing. Earlier today, “hybrid designer and technologist” Mike Bodge offered up a first-hand account of the wooing techniques of Silicon Alley venture capitalists on his tumblr. Be warned,...
Silicon Alley VC Is No Lion King: ‘You Could Have All This,’ Points to Xbox
10gen Raises $42M to Expand MongoDB, Its Open Source Database Software
Web designers rejoice: Monotype buys Typecast, more webfonts to follow

LA’s tech scene gets a shot in the arm from Science, the newest incubator

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The hustling Los Angeles tech scene is revolving around a new center these days: an incubator called Science. It started just a couple months ago and is the work of former MySpace CEO Mike Jones and Color co-founder Peter Pham. We took some time over the past couple of weeks to talk with Pham...
LA’s tech scene gets a shot in the arm from Science, the newest incubator

Meet the NYC Company Building Online Games for Some of Hollywood’s Biggest Franchises

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Mr. Glassenberg (LinkedIn) If you’re a mega-fan of The Hunger Games or Mission Impossible, there’s a fair chance you’re also a a fan of Funtactix, a New York-headquartered gaming company that builds social games based on some of Hollywood’s biggest movie franchises. The company works directly with studios–and yes, Suzanne Collins–to develop...
Meet the NYC Company Building Online Games for Some of Hollywood’s Biggest Franchises

NY's talent pool is growing: NYU to launch wireless research center in Brooklyn's Tech Triangle

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While New Yorkers eagerly await Cornell University’s upcoming tech campus on Roosevelt Island, NYU is doing its part in expanding the city’s tech footprint. According to reports from The Wall Street Journal,... More »...
NY's talent pool is growing: NYU to launch wireless research center in Brooklyn's Tech Triangle
Startups are struggling to find and retain talent -- it's time to change that

Dropbox Follows The Tech Crowd, Opens Dublin Office -- Says First European Office Will Be Hub For International Ops

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Dropbox has become the latest tech company to open an office in Dublin — land of Guinness and low corporate tax rates. Dropbox’s Drew Houston, co-founder and CEO of what is now a 100 million+-user strong service, clearly wasn’t watching the grilling the U.K.’s Public Accounts Select Committee gave Amazon and...
Dropbox Follows The Tech Crowd, Opens Dublin Office -- Says First European Office Will Be Hub For International Ops
Closing the Gender Gap: A Peek Inside Programs to Train Female Developers

Visually launches a marketplace to put its community of 45,000 infographic designers to work

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As we’ve said before, infographics have quickly become the bane of the Web since exploding in popularity over the past year. The amount of poor designs and empty stats out there are enough to make you cringe, but that’s because infographics aren’t any different from any other sort of design; there’s good...
Visually launches a marketplace to put its community of 45,000 infographic designers to work
Geeklist Debuts New Tools to Help Companies Tap Into the Geekosphere

General Assembly Expands to Boston

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Looks like the scuttlebutt is fact and General Assembly is expanding to the frigid north. The Boston Globe reports that in June, the tech-campus-cum-coworking-space will launch classes based in the Cambridge Innovation Center, in Kendall Square. Conveniently, the area is also home to a massive talent pool in the form of...
General Assembly Expands to Boston

China’s Great Firewall hasn’t stopped Facebook from attracting its largest developer community in Asia

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Facebook may be blocked in China but that hasn’t stopped the country rising to become the largest contributor of apps to the social network in Asia. As we wrote last week, Facebook is aiming to recruit the cream of China’s graduate talent pool, but its footprint there is larger than may...
China’s Great Firewall hasn’t stopped Facebook from attracting its largest developer community in Asia
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