Tuesday, July 1, 2014

How to meet deadlines without sabotaging the future

The relatively short history of the Internet is littered with bad ideas and good ideas that were poorly executed. U
nfortunately, bad design or execution is never a guarantee of failure. Otherwise, we would never have had to deal with VeriSign's SiteFinder, CSS, or Lotus Notes.

The best among us will always aim for the optimal outcome of any project, technology, or framework, given the obstacles in play at the time. This usually means compromise and invention in order to deliver a functional result in a suitable timeframe.

How much is Hadoop worth For Google, dollar 80 million

Google Capital, the new investment arm of the search giant, has spent $80 million of its $300 million store to help finance what Brandon Butler of NetworkWorld has called "perhaps the best Hadoop distribution company that many people haven't heard of."

MapR Technologies -- the aformentioned Hadoop company -- has landed $110 million in financing from investors, with Google Capital providing the lion's share of the money. But why MapR, and why Google Capital?

Japanese E Commerce Giant Rakuten Launches dollar 100M Global Investment Fund

Globe by Andy Beatty on Flickr
June is barely over, but Rakuten has already had a busy year. In addition to purchasing messaging app Viber for $900 million, the Japanese consumer Internet conglomerate also made investments in several companies based in Southeast Asia or Japan, including Carousell, Visenze, Coda Payments, and Send Anywhere, from its $10 million fund dedicated to the region.

If immigration reform is dead, so is raising the H 1B cap

In a speech Wednesday on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) declared immigration reform dead.

He chastised and baited Republicans in Congress for blocking reform, and declared that winning the White House without the support of a growing Hispanic population will become mathematically impossible. "The Republican Presidential nominee, whoever he or she may be, will enter the race with an electoral college deficit they cannot make up," said Gutierrez.

Cancel Reliance Jio s broadband spectrum, CAG draft

NEW DELHI: CAG has suggested cancelling nationwide broadband spectrum allocated to Infotel Broadband Services, now a Reliance Industries company, for allegedly rigging the auction and violating rules. 

CAG in a draft report sent to the Department of Telecom for comments, said, "the DoT failed to recognize the tell-tale sign of rigging of the auction right from beginning of the auction" in which a small ISP, Infotel Broadband Services Pvt Ltd (IBSPL) emerged winner of pan-India broadband spectrum by paying 5,000 times of its net worth. 

A Former Facebook Engineer Offers 7 Ridiculous Ways To Fit In In Silicon Valley

The next major thing Silicon Valley needs to disrupt is its own culture, states programmer and former Facebook engineer Carlos Bueno.
What's wrong with it?

"The problem is that Silicon Valley has...created a make-believe cult of objective meritocracy, a pseudo-scientific mythos to obscure and reinforce the belief that only people who look and talk like us are worth noticing," Bueno writes. "After making such a show of burning down the bad old rules of business, the new ones we've created seem pretty similar."

Here is How 7 Top Tech Execs Like Jeff Bezos And Tony Hsieh Handle Email

Because email is one of the predominant methods of professional communication, it's easy to fall behind and find yourself stuck with a cluttered or intimidatingly full inbox.
Email can still be a major hassle even for people who don't get all that much of it, so how do major tech founders and CEO's handle it?

There's a great thread on Quora where people dish about the email habits of some of tech's biggest stars. Here's how they handle email:

Jobs in higher education

People who want to build a good career in future always emphasize on those careers that have a good potential in future. The field of higher education is one such sector that is never going to fade away no matter what the market is like. Hence a large number of people nowadays are opting for a career in higher education. It is to be kept in mind that there are many opportunities in higher education and so a job seeker should be careful enough while making a choice of a career in this sector. Right from research works to

10 New Job Openings in Tech and Digital at HBO, PopSugar and More

Every week, we highlight recently posted openings. Check out this week's newest listings in tech and digital:Looking for a job? The Mashable Job Board is the place to search. With over 3,000 employers, we have a wide variety of top companies seeking talented people to fill job openings in different industries. Also, be sure to read our Job Search Series for career-changing tips.

Top 20 Best Paying Jobs For Women 2014

Careers in business, tech, and healthcare continue to dominate Forbes’ annual ranking of the 20 Best-Paying Jobs For Women —but even roles in these powerhouse industries haven’t overcome the gender wage gap.
To find out which professions are paying women the most, Forbes analyzed data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) tracking the median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers in 2012, broken down by gender and occupation. Each of these jobs pays median weekly wages of $1,161 or greater, resulting in median yearly earnings of $60,372 and above.

Lack of these six skills can harm your career

Not all important skills are taught in classrooms. Yet these critical life skills may actually be the very foundation on which you build your career. If you lack any of these, you may have to compromise with your professional growth.

Taking decisions

Every moment is a moment of decision. And, poor decision-making will take your career downhill. But do you know how to take a good decision? It is important because as you grow your decisions get bigger and have a huge impact on the organisation and careers of people.

Why Las Vegas is the best city for women in tech

At this point, it's crystal-clear that tech has a diversity problem. 

The issue might be especially bad in Silicon Valley, but a new study from market research company RJMetrics shows that Las Vegas has the highest relative percentage of women versus men in tech. 

RJMetrics used the Meetup data of major tech groups across the country and found that women make up 29% of the tech community overall. In Las Vegas, however, 64.81% of people attending tech meetups were women. It was the only city that had a female majority. 

Best and Worst Cities for Employee Satisfaction

According to the second annual Employment Satisfaction Report Card by City (2014), which was released by Glassdoor, San Jose ranked first for the second consecutive year in a comparison of the 50 largest metropolitan areas by overall employee satisfaction, number of employers hiring, business outlook expectations and other criteria. San Francisco was ranked second in the survey. Both cities are home to several companies that won a 2014 Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, which recognized the 50 best places to work.

Washington, D.C., climbed five spots to third place, followed by Norfolk, VA., and Salt Lake City, UT. Salt Lake City also ranks first in employee optimism for business outlook. More than half of Salt Lake City employees believe business will improve in the next six months. Local employees report several benefits of working in Salt Lake City, including enjoying a healthy work-life balance, in part comprised of working reasonable hours and being able to take advantage of both urban and outdoor attractions.

The Top 10 Cities for Employee Satisfaction:
1. San Jose
2. San Francisco
3. Washington, D.C.
4. Norfolk, Va.
5. Salt Lake City
6. San Diego
7. Seattle
8. Oklahoma City
9. San Antonio
10. Austin
The Bottom Ten Cities for Employee Satisfaction:
41. Milwaukee
42. Charlotte
43. Riverside, Calif.
44. Portland, Ore.
45. Buffalo
46. Phoenix
47. Tampa
48. Las Vegas
49. Denver
50. Pittsburgh

For fifth year in a row, Google emerges as country s best company to work for, Survey

MUMBAI: If you google 'India's best company to work for', the answer you will get is — Google. For the fifth year in a row, Google India has emerged the country's best company to work for followed by Intel, which remains in second place for the second year. Marriott Hotels is in third spot, a sharp improvement from ninth position last year, replacing American Express, which is in fourth place.

Now in its seventh year, 'India's Best Companies to Work For' is a study conducted by The Economic Times and Great Place to Work Institute, based on a methodology that has been validated the world over. This year, 600 organisations spanning 20 industry categories participated in the survey, of which the top 50 in the list of 'India's Best Companies to Work For' were felicitated at a ceremony in Mumbai on Friday.

Hackers targeting Indian e commerce sites for ransom

BANGALORE: India's fledgling e-commerce industry has become the target of large scale Internet attacks, which are constantly trying to bring down these websites.

According to a recent report by Akamai, e-commerce industry in India has become the second largest target for distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks by hackers after enterprises.

India saw a 2.6% increase in attack traffic in first quarter, placing it at seventh position among countries with attack traffic, according to the Akamai State of the Internet Report.

8 Hot Startups That Want to Hire You

Though there are both pros and cons to working for startups, a few of the perks truly stand out: Flexible schedules, enviable work/life balance and the chance to work with the best and the brightest in your field, to name a few.With ping pong tables and in-office kegs becoming increasingly synonymous with startup life, it's no wonder that recent graduates and seasoned job seekers alike are flocking to join the ranks of the entrepreneurial.
Below, we spoke with a few notable startups that are currently hiring.