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The Hipstamatic Saga Makes Us Wonder Why Designers and Developers Can't be Friends

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Ye olde troubled waters. (Photo: flickr.com/brokentrinkets) Fast Company decided it was time to check in on the Hipstamatic guys. How’ve things been since the Instagram acquisition made them look like the losers in the photo app head-to-head? Well, no one expected everything would be happiness and fun times. But the picture that...
The Hipstamatic Saga Makes Us Wonder Why Designers and Developers Can't be Friends

Help Us Find the Most Poachable Players in Tech

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Illustration: Oliver Munday New York's tech scene continues to gain some serious momentum, as even Mayor Bloomberg admitted at SXSW last week. Here at Betabeat, we like to be especially servicey, so we're compiling another list of the tech VIPs that startups in New York are dying to hire. They're...
Help Us Find the Most Poachable Players in Tech

Google's Acquisition Rampage: It Bought A New Startup Every Two Weeks Last Year

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Google, which is known for buying startups and then shutting them down, set a personal acquisition record last year. In 2011, it acquired 25 companies -- or 79 if you "count the firms acquired for patents and intellectual property," writes The Verge's Ben Popper. By comparison, Facebook acquired ten companies...
Google's Acquisition Rampage: It Bought A New Startup Every Two Weeks Last Year

The Flatiron School Teams Up with Skillcrush to Offer a Summer Coding Program for High Schoolers

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Mr. Enbar (Photo: Twitter) If Mayor Bloomberg’s billions of initiatives to help boost S.T.E.M. activity in our city didn’t tip you off, New York suffers from a dearth of talented engineers. The Flatiron School, launched last year, has established itself as a coding mecca for professionals with no development experience...
The Flatiron School Teams Up with Skillcrush to Offer a Summer Coding Program for High Schoolers
The 10 Hottest Startups In Australia Right Now

Apple-related venture UpThere revamps website, hiring

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Former OS X chief Bertrand Serlet's new venture UpThere has shed a little more light about itself with a website redesign that calls for new hires of engineers and designers. The company says it is looking for "creative and talented engineers, product managers, and college interns with experience in technologies...
Apple-related venture UpThere revamps website, hiring

HP Is Losing Some Rock Star Big Data Engineers (HPQ)

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HP wants to establish itself as a leader in big data, a technology that quickly crunches through massive amounts of business data. But HP has lost several highly regarded engineers to big data startups over the past year, particularly from Vertica, the Cambridge, Mass.-based in-memory database startup HP acquired in...
HP Is Losing Some Rock Star Big Data Engineers (HPQ)

How to win the tech talent war

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Talented engineers are more in demand than ever -- and that means incredible salaries. FORTUNE -- Want to hire good engineers? The top talent is going to cost you -- it's not unusual right now for recruiters to offer senior engineers a base salary of $210,000 to $240,000, says Andreessen...
How to win the tech talent war

Marissa Mayer's First Acquisition at Yahoo Is Stamped

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Yahoo has acquired mobile recommendations start-up Stamped, and its team will join a brand new product and engineering office for Yahoo in New York. It’s the first acquisition that Marissa Mayer has made as CEO, and it fits with her strategy: Making mostly smaller scale deals that fall below $100...
Marissa Mayer's First Acquisition at Yahoo Is Stamped
Ex-WhitePages execs start Meritshare, a new way to reward top-performing co-workers

How To Get Top Engineers To Open Your Email Then Join Your Company

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Editor’s note: Adam Jackson is a San Francisco-based serial entrepreneur and angel investor. Follow him on Twitter at @adamjacksonsf. No part of building a startup is tougher than recruiting your team. Current supply is not meeting the demand for qualified people. Even President Obama is aware of this. And while innovative approaches, such...
How To Get Top Engineers To Open Your Email Then Join Your Company

Here's Where Some Former HP Big Data Engineers And Execs Have Ended Up

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HP is facing the decline of several key businesses, but it still has talented engineers and execs that are coveted by other enterprise tech vendors.  HP's Vertica unit is one part of the company that's getting a lot of attention these days, especially from Boston-area big data startups.  Vertica, which...
Here's Where Some Former HP Big Data Engineers And Execs Have Ended Up

Mapping Silicon Valley's Own Private "iWay"

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It’s wonderful to be wanted. Such is the case for so many young, talented engineers being recruited by the Valley’s top tech companies like Facebook, Google and Apple. Thing is, while these may be some of the hottest spots to work in the country, they’re situated smack in the middle...
Mapping Silicon Valley's Own Private "iWay"

Startup Spotlight: Duxter is a LinkedIn for your gamer life

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Hard-core gamers are a different breed. So, it makes some sense that they need their own social network. Duxter, which recently relocated from Los Angeles to Seattle, is hoping to be  that place where gamers of all stripes hang out. Even better, users of Duxter earn rewards — known...
Startup Spotlight: Duxter is a LinkedIn for your gamer life

Yahoo Responds To The Internet: 'Help Us Make Flickr Awesomer' (YHOO, GOOG)

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Just after ex-Googler Marissa Mayer became CEO of Yahoo, the Internet spoke: "please make Flickr awesome again." Flickr, one of Yahoo's hottest properties, had seemingly stalled under the reign of Big Purple. But with Mayer at the helm, Flickr users hoped it would once again become a priority. To do...
Yahoo Responds To The Internet: 'Help Us Make Flickr Awesomer' (YHOO, GOOG)

Hipsta-dramatic: Hipstamatic lays off all but core employees, including designers and engineers

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Toy camera app company Hipstamatic has fired all but 5 of its core staff, including engineers and designers, The Next Web has learned. The company had been staffed up and working on a new release, but has only released one update in the last several months. Now, the staff has...
Hipsta-dramatic: Hipstamatic lays off all but core employees, including designers and engineers

How To Attract Rockstar Engineers (Without Actually Paying More)

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Top-notch engineers can make or break a startup. But other than equity and salary, there are several other ways to attract talented engineers to your company.  In a thread on Quora and bunch of tech industry insiders from hot VC firms and startups real how. Here's what they suggest: Give engineers...
How To Attract Rockstar Engineers (Without Actually Paying More)

Desperate To Reverse Negative Momentum, Andrew Mason Explains His Long Term Vision For Groupon (GRPN)

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Groupon CEO and cofounder Andrew Mason just released a letter to shareholders outlining a long-term vision for the company that goes well beyond the daily emails it is known for. He's trying to reverse some seriously negative momentum. Way back in 2010, Groupon rejected a $5.75 billion acquisition offer from...
Desperate To Reverse Negative Momentum, Andrew Mason Explains His Long Term Vision For Groupon (GRPN)

Adobe Plans Big Shift to Cloud, Says Near-Term Finances Won't Take a Hit

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Adobe is announcing a fairly big shake-up of its business as it plans to shift its core desktop software into subscription-based cloud-based services. The company announced an update to its year-old Creative Cloud service and said the service will become its primary means for updating familiar products such as Photoshop...
Adobe Plans Big Shift to Cloud, Says Near-Term Finances Won't Take a Hit
Yelp is worth $1.5 billion… Now what?

Intel will discontinue desktop motherboards following Haswell release

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The decline in desktop PC sales is beginning to ripple throughout the industry, as Intel has revealed plans to wind down its desktop motherboard division over the next three years. According to AnandTech, the company will release boards that are based on the Haswell architecture before completely suspending development....
Intel will discontinue desktop motherboards following Haswell release

Making Sure the Next Zuckerberg or Gates Stays Put at Harvard

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Earlier today, Harvard University and New Enterprise Associates announced the Experiment Fund, aimed at making sure that future Mark Zuckerbergs and Bill Gates can stay on campus and innovate without having to head West. The irony of the pair of legendary entrepreneurs dropping out — decades apart — of...
Making Sure the Next Zuckerberg or Gates Stays Put at Harvard
Developer Auction Begins Offering Free Intern Placement, Tests Expanding To Designers As It Pushes To Change Recruiting
Andreessen, Schroepfer, Others Rally For More Women In CS At She++ Conference

Why Hackathons Are The New American Dream

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One reason why hackathons are becoming more mainstream is that you can show up with an idea, pitch it to a group of talented engineers who work at Facebook and other major tech companies, assemble a team, and work all weekend. Then leave two days later with venture funding,...
Why Hackathons Are The New American Dream
Apple Employees Are Sending Out Resumes To Work At Startups Like Never Before (AAPL)

Pinterest acquires local recommendation app Livestar

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Pinterest announced Wednesday that it has acquired local recommendation app Livestar, adding the company’s engineering talent to the quickly growing social content site. While this might seem like a slightly odd fit (a photo-sharing site acquiring a Yelp-like service?), Livestar’s founder was an early investor in Pinterest, and Pinterest is likely looking...
Pinterest acquires local recommendation app Livestar
Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Jack Dorsey And Other Techies Want More Kids To Learn How To Code (FB, MSFT)

PayPal Acquires Mobile App Development Studio Duff Research To Work On Its Mobile And Digital Wallet

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PayPal is acquiring mobile app development studio Duff Research today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. As PayPal CTO James Barrese wrote in a blog post today: Last year, we began developing all of our products with a mobile-first mentality to drive engaging, simple customer experiences. As PayPal...
PayPal Acquires Mobile App Development Studio Duff Research To Work On Its Mobile And Digital Wallet
Google doubles its Seattle offices in Microsoft/Amazon's backyard to work on the 'biggest, baddest' Cloud platform
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