“Microsoft to acquire Nokia’s devices & services business, license Nokia’s patents and mapping services.” From the press release: Microsoft Corporation and Nokia Corporation today announced that the Boards of Directors for both companies have decided to enter into a transaction whereby Microsoft will purchase substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, license Nokia’s patents, […]
Research In Motion (creator of BlackBerry devices) has been tanking for quite some time. Now, that time is up. Matt Alexander, writing for one37, in his piece entitled “That’s Enough, RIM”: The Playbook is dead. It’s taken a while for you to realize that, and I’m not convinced you’re fully aware, but you should really […]
Amazon Web Services is growing and we can’t hire people fast enough. For my team, I’m looking for some really fantastic PHP developers. Interested? Read on, take my advice, then get in touch at rparman (_et_) amazon. (This is not an Amazon-endorsed job description. These are my words and thoughts, so imagine that we’re at […]
Over my career, my job title has typically fallen into one of two baskets: Front-End Web Developer or Software Engineer. I’ve done a lot of interviewing over the past several years to try and find the right people to join the teams I’ve worked on, and I thought it might be helpful to share part […]
In July 2006, I co-founded a startup along with three of the smartest guys I’ve ever met. Four and a half years later, the company has just recently launched something that I’d consider pre-alpha. Although I’m no longer with the company, I truly wish the remaining team the absolute best. We had some groundbreaking and […]
This was a question that was recently asked on LinkedIn that I felt compelled to answer. What are the characteristics (perceptible and imperceptible) that you look for in a sales person? What keeps you coming back to him / her more often? I’m a sales professional (trying to gain perspective on consumer buying behavior) — […]
I’ve been thinking lately about how to stay relevant in our booming and ever-changing web industry. I’ve been watching successful relative newcomers like MySpace, Digg, YouTube, del.icio.us, Last.fm, Flickr, Newsvine and Twitter to get a sense of what they are/aren’t doing. I’m trying to understand what they have (to attribute their success to), and do not have (to attribute their lack of _blockbuster_ success to), and what are all of these companies doing that are better or worse than the behemoths like Apple, Google, Yahoo, AOL, and others?
I’ve been looking for a full-time web design job for a few months now. I graduated with my BA in Design this past November, and have had a heck of a time trying to find something that is in web design, without applying for positions that sound as intimidating as Sr. Web Development Engineer. Anyways, […]
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