Allie Untracht

Allie Untracht is the Assistant Editor of Dice. She graduated Cum Laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Media, Arts and Communications, and minors in Computer Science and Social Psychology. She has a range of experience in film and TV production with contribution on such titles as NBC’s the Voice. A geek at heart, she appreciates the victory of a well written piece of code, and is comfortable writing in Java, C++, JavaScript, OpenGL, HTML/CSS, and a little assembly language. She lives in Queens and enjoys sunshine, long walks and cooking local food.

How One App Hit 30 Countries in 3 Months

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How’s this for performance? New York’s driving analytics app-developer Dash got thousands of U.S. users and has been downloaded in more than 30 countries — all within three months of its launch. The company’s located at the WeWork co-working space in lower Manhattan, which gives it the flexibility to grow without investing in a new real estate – not to mention a community of startups and an office space with pinball, beer and all the other startup essentials. What makes… continue…

How Web Dev Firm Type/Code Got Its Start

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Brooklyn startup Type/Code describes itself as a studio of designers and developers who “invent, communicate, build and refine.” In this episode of DiceTV, we hear from the company’s founders and get an inside look at its culture and what it took to get started. The company’s big on “cutting-edge HTML, CSS and JavaScript” on the front end, and Python, Django and Tornado on the back.

Intel and Skype Execs Jump Ship; Zynga’s New COO

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A quick look at some of the movement among IT people this week. After 34 years of employment at Intel, Dadi Perlmutter resigned from his position as executive vice president and general manager of the Intel Architecture Group. Once seen as a likely candidate for Intel’s CEO job, he’s credited with the company’s success in the PC and server processor markets. His last day has been set for Feb. 20of next year, at which point he’ll begin to pursue other… continue…

Changing Leadership at HTC, eBay’s Redesign

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A quick look at some of the movement among IT people this week. HTC Chairwomen Cher Wang has begun overseeing the smartphone maker’s marketing, sales and supplier relations, spending six days a week at the company compared with the two days she had been spending previously. While HTC claims that CEO Peter Chou invited her to become more engaged so he could focus on product development and innovation, the proximity of the news to the company’s quarterly results — which… continue…

People Moves: Hulu’s New CEO; Twitter Hires a Female Exec

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A quick look at some of the movement among IT people this week. Hulu named 21st Century Fox Head of Distribution Mike Hopkins Chief Executive Officer. He takes over for acting CEO Andy Forssell, who stepped in to lead the company when Original CEO Jason Kilar left in March. [Bloomberg Businessweek] Twitter added former NBC News Chief Digital Officer Vivian Schiller as Head of News, to serve as a liaison with news agencies. In addition to NBCUniversal, she’s held senior… continue…

Samsung CPO Leaves; Groupon Poaches More Amazon Execs

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A quick look at some of the movement among IT people this week: Kevin Packingham left his position as Chief Product Officer for Samsung Electronics’ Mobile Division. It’s unclear whether or not his departure was voluntary or who will take over the role. [The New York Times] Groupon poached Amazon Prime VP Robbie Schwietzer for its Vice President of Operations position. He reports to Chief Operating Officer Kal Raman, another former Amazon exec. Also newly reporting to Raman is Lisa… continue…

People: King Gets CFO in Time for IPO

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A quick look at some of the movement among IT people this week. King, the game company behind Candy Crush Saga, named former Clearwire CFO Hope Cochran Chief Financial Officer. She’d better settle in fast, since her addition was announced the same day the company filed for an IPO — and the striking resemblance of the game developer’s product portfolio to Zynga’s hasn’t gone unnoticed. [GeekWire] Joseph Staten, the Lead Writer and Cinematics Director for the Halo games, left his… continue…

People: EA’s CEO; Facebook, Microsoft Execs on the Move

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A quick look at some of the movement among IT people this week: Electronic Arts named Andrew Wilson, its former Executive Vice President of EA Sports and Origin, as its new Chief Executive Officer, concluding a six-month search. Wilson plans to focus on adapting the company’s business model to the changing monetization strategies in the games industry, namely the rise in free-to-play games. Wilson succeeds John Riccitiello, who resigned suddenly due to “financial shortcomings”.  [Tech Crunch] Hewlett-Packard hired Microsoft’s former… continue…

People: Pandora’s New CEO, Moves at Comcast, TWC and More

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A quick look at some of the movement among IT people this week. Pandora picked former aQuantive President and CEO and Microsoft Senior Vice President Brian McAndrews to be Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Joe Kennedy, who announced plans to retire in March. [Dice News] Comcast hired Ed Brassel as Senior Vice President of Business Intelligence for Comcast Cable. [Comcast] Former Zynga and EA COO John Schappert founded Shiver Entertainment, a Miami-based game startup funded by Nexon that will make… continue…

People: Moves at Microsoft; Twitter Prepares for IPO

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A quick look at some of the movement among IT people this week. OpenStreetsMap project Founder Steve Coast joined navigation app maker Telenav, where he will lead growth and development for the Scout navigation series. He comes from a position working on the Bing mobile app for Microsoft, which recently acquired Nokia’s OSM-free mapping solution HERE maps. [GeekWire] Tony Chor resigned from his position as Microsoft’s Group Program Manager for Bing. The move comes after spending 23 years — his… continue…