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Welcome to the Jungle, Google Street View

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Google’s Street View started out as a road-mapping system, with imagery provided by cameras attached to cars. Then the search-engine giant decided to record walk-throughs of some of the planet’s most iconic (and car-inaccessible) spots, so it began strapping cameras to hikers’ backpacks. Now comes the next step: taking Street View into the trees. In order to capture the teeming, thick canopy of the Amazon rainforest, Google dangled its sophisticated, bulbous Trekker cameras from zip lines dozens of feet above… continue…

Necessary Skills for Database Analysts

Posted In Data, Looking in Tech
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Despite an ever-increasing number of specializations within the Big Data space, there’s still an overwhelming need for traditional database analysts. Much of the current hiring is for junior and mid-range positions, so candidates can expect salaries anywhere from $50,000 to $70,000 for starters. According to Janine Davis, principal at Fetch Recruiting, “Database analysts have to straddle both hemispheres of their brains.” If you’re currently seeking work in the field, you may want to exercise your brain’s left hemisphere by engaging… continue…

Interview Qs for TOGAF Enterprise Architects

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Enterprise architects with TOGAF experience are in high demand. In fact, The Open Group Enterprise Architecture Framework (TOGAF) was recently named the highest-paid skill in a quarterly survey compiled by IT analyst firm Foote Partners. While a TOGAF certification can help an EA land an interview, it doesn’t guarantee an offer. Hiring managers often ask situational or behavioral questions to see how an EA will apply the popular framework and standards during an interview, according to Dr. Bill Estrem, founder… continue…

For Women in Tech, DC Might Be Best City

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What’s the best U.S. city for women in tech? According to personal-finance site SmartAsset, which pulled the data from the U.S. Census, the answer is… Washington D.C., thanks to a combination of relatively high salaries, healthy job growth, and large number of women already involved in the tech community. “Women in Washington make up over 37 [percent] of the tech workforce, higher than in any other city we examined,” SmartAsset wrote in its blog. “This is probably due in part… continue…

Guess What Apple’s Unveiling March 9

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Apple has sent out invites for a March 9 event at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center. The invite, with minimalism typical of the company, says only: “Spring forward.” Considering that the Apple Watch is slated to start shipping in April, and the time-related quip on the invitation, it’s a near certainty that Apple will use the event to unveil more about its upcoming timepiece. The bigger question: What new features and apps—if any—will Apple choose to unveil? Check out the… continue…

Will Anyone Care About Android for Work?

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Android remains the most popular mobile platform in the world, despite a recent market-share surge by Apple’s iOS. But that’s evidently not enough for Google, which wants more businesses to adopt Android as a vital tool. As part of that broader aim, Google has launched Android for Work, an initiative to push the OS into the hands of more hardcore enterprise users. It’s not just about interoperability with Exchange and other, rival platforms; the latest version of Android can partition… continue…

Is Android Fragmentation a Justified Dev Fear?

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The dreaded term “fragmentation” has been applied to Android more times than anyone can count over the past half-decade. Apple’s iPhone and iPad present developers with a limited number of devices and screen sizes, with most users running the latest major version of the operating system thanks to Apple’s total control over software updates. Android, meanwhile, asks developers to build applications that work on thousands of devices with different screen sizes and hardware configurations, with carriers and different handset manufacturers… continue…