Wednesday, July 9, 2014

4 Unconventional Ways to Get Career Experience This Summer

Every college student has probably heard how important it is to get real-world experience during their college career before joining the workforce. While this statement is certainly true, some students might not know how to get the unique experience employers are looking for. Others might simply hop on the summer job wagon and expect that experience to be enough to prove themselves on a job application (it’s often not).

Statistics from a recent Northeastern study prove this point. The vast majority of CEOs surveyed said U.S. colleges did not adequately prepare students for the global workforce: The results indicated 87% of CEOs believe college graduates lack job skills critical for success, 89% believe universities should incorporate more entrepreneurship education and 97% say universities should provide experiential learning.

7 smartphone apps to help you do your chores

Cleaning is the worst. There’s no way around it. It’s uncomfortable, tiring, filthy, and time-consuming. And as amazing as Roombas are, they're still no Rosie the Robot.
That means it’s up to you. You control the keys to your hygienic destiny. You must lift yourself out of squalor and tidy those shelves.
Maybe you just need a little push in the right direction. Maybe all you really need is an app to help you organize your cleaning routine.

iOS 8 Is Almost Here, Bad Time to Switch to Android

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iOS 8 Is Almost Here; Bad Time to Switch to Android is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile.
Going into an AT&T or Verizon Store might give you the idea that switching away from Apple’s iPhone ecosystem is the move to make, the way to go if you want more features and a device that can be customized by developers. Thanks to iOS 8 nothing could be further from the truth.

Apple s iPhone 6 Will Probably Have an Unscratchable Screen

A well-known leaker of Apple news may have provided hard evidence that the next iPhone will come with a scratch-resistant sapphire glass display.

In a video on YouTube, Marques Brownlee demonstrates what is apparently a front panel from the iPhone 6, straight off Apple’s assembly lines. He bends the panel under his sneaker, stabs at it with a knife and scrapes at it with a set of keys, yet the display seems no worse for the wear. He also notes that the glass measures 4.7 inches diagonally, marking an increase in screen size from the 4-inch iPhone 5S.

11 Ways to Dominate Local Search

Smart business owners understand the importance of search marketing as a lead generation tool. But sometimes it feels like Google is always changing the rules.

How is a busy business owner supposed to keep up?

Well, business owners who want more customers can follow these tips. They will help you put together a local search marketing plan that will deliver targeted leads that are ready to buy.

It's not as hard as you think, but before I get into the details, let's discuss...

Google s doller 500 million plan to stop Amazon

Google's $500 million investment in Google Shopping Express — a same-day grocery delivery service offered in the US — will be watched closely at Amazon, which runs a similar AmazonFresh delivery service.

This is not just because the two services compete. Google has a habit of putting its search services in front of Amazon's on the web, so that customers have to go through Google to get Amazon. That gives Google a chance to slice off some of Amazon's customers for itself.

MIT And Dropbox Alums Launch Inbox, A Next Generation Email Platform

Founded by Dropbox and MIT alums, a new startup called Inbox is launching out of stealth today, hoping to power the next generation of email applications. Similar to the newly launched Gmail API, Inbox offers a more modern way to build apps that access end users’ inboxes. But instead of being limited to Gmail, it also works with Yahoo, Microsoft Exchange and others, the company says.

In addition, jabs the company’s website, “Inbox is an email company. Google is an advertising company. This product is our focus, and will not be ‘discontinued’ unexpectedly.” Burn!

Trai increases minimum broadband speed to 512kbps

NEW DELHI: Telecom sector regulator Trai has notified that the minimum broadband speed has been raised to 512 kilobytes per second (kbps) from the earlier 256kbps.

The amendment has been made to the Telecom Consumers Complaint Redressal Regulations, 2012 and the regulations will be called the Telecom Consumers Complaint Redressal (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2014, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) said in a notification.

Accordingly, the new definition of broadband is "a data connection that is able to support interactive services including internet access and has the capability of minimum download speed of 512kbps to an individual subscriber from the point of presence (POP) of the service provider intending to provide broadband service".

Netflix Wants To Hire Someone To Watch Netflix All Day

Netflix is currently hiring a "tagger" to work on facilitating the company's famous recommendation engine for movies and TV shows.
In short, you'd watch a piece of media, then feed the system descriptive tags about it so that it can figure out when and why to recommend it to other potential viewers.

It's a job to watch Netflix all day, then describe what you just watched.

The job description was first noticed by TechRadar:

Tips for Job Seekers from Co Founder of LinkedIn

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The game of searching ‘that right job’ isn’t easy; but with some good career advice, it is even not difficult to get through the struggle of job hunting. Reid Hoffman, co-founder and chairman of LinkedIn has talked about some points to follow and some points to not follow while searching job; have a look at these:
Do not prove that you are a ‘Jack of all trades and master of none.’
During your job search or interviews, you might need to answer why you should be hired over others? For such situation Hoffman suggests, “If you try to be the best at everything and better than everyone (that is, if you believe success means ascending one global, mega leader board), you’ll be the best at nothing and better than no one.” For instance, he says, “…Don’t try to be the greatest marketing executive in the world; try to be the greatest marketing executive of small-to-midsize companies that compete in the health care industry.”
So, focus on majors. Accept that you cannot be perfect in everything but you can have mastery in a particular field and this is what you have to convincingly convey the recruiter.

5 problems IT industry wants Budget 2014 to address

The newly elected government seems to have positively affected the investment sentiments in the country. Industry body ASSOCHAM, in a report, said that the new leadership is expected to double the foreign investments to US$ 60 billion. 
While it is hard to miss the air of optimism in the country, longevity of this sentiment dependents on the announcements made in the Union Budget.

IT industry has high hopes with the Union Budget, as the government intent to ride the technology wave to take the development to the next level.

Greyhound Research conducted a small survey among the IT industry decision makers to find out the issues and concerns of the industry.

6 Tips For Running a Successful Internship Program

Each summer, a new group of fresh-faced, eager and energetic interns take over company cubicles and break rooms. While this new summer staff can give your startup an extra set of hands and a lot of energy, figuring out the right way to put them to work for your business while giving them a positive experience can be tricky

Here are six tips to ensure greater success with your internship program this summer:

Infosys, Wipro look to build next generation boards with tech visionaries and corporate leaders

The hunt is on at two of India’s biggest software companies — Infosys and Wipro — for tech visionaries and corporate leaders who can join their boards and reinvigorate them after the exit of several old-timers and co-founders later this year.

While the board of Bangalore-based Infosys will be made up of non-founders for the first time in history, cross-town rival Wipro too is looking to replace at least three of its directors who are set to retire in a few months.

10 ways technology will change world by 2025

As technology changes the way we live our day-to-day lives, it is fascinating to imagine what the future will bring. We may like to imagine one day living on Mars with technology that lets us teleport our toothpaste from CVS and the ability to apparate like Harry Potter.

To help us better imagine what the future holds, Thomson Reuters' Intellectual Property & Science division compiled a report of the 10 innovations they believe will take place by 2025. They looked through research databases to find the top patent fields with the most inventions containing a priority date of 2012 or later.