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Google to Expand San Francisco Offices, Add Engineers

Posted In Looking in Tech
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Google has taken over a 35,000-square-foot former print shop in San Francisco’s trendy Mission District, the new digs reportedly intended to house as many as 200 engineers from startups the search giant has acquired or will in the future. The Financial Times reported the deal, saying that engineers don’t like the commute to Silicon Valley and want to stay in San Francisco, but in a smaller office more like a startup. Facing fierce competition for top engineering talent, Google and… continue…

How Not to Be a Glasshole

Posted In Cloud
Remember: ask for permission before aiming a face-mounted camera at random strangers in public. continue…

5 Great Places to Work for IT Interns

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Looking around for a summer gig as an IT intern? Well, here are five top technology companies that made it onto Glassdoor’s 25 Highest Rated Companies Hiring Interns list. In looking at the top five technology companies and perusing comments from their IT interns, we thought you’d be interested in getting a glimpse into the companies as seen through the eyes of these college students and recent grads. Facebook The social media giant ranked No. 1 on the list and… continue…

Google’s Next Security Tool: High-Frequency Sound?

Posted In Cloud
Google just acquired SlickLogin, which logs in users via inaudible tones played through PC or tablet speakers. continue…

Google Datacenter No. 1: Ugly, Small, Needed Cables Jiggled

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The architect of Google’s global datacenter network blogged nostalgically on the 15th anniversary of the day he first saw Google’s tiny, PC-filled server cage. continue…

FISA Data Release by Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft Means Squat

A “range” of government data requests, posted after a six month lag, tell users as little as possible about federal requests for information. continue…

Google Reaches Agreement with European Commission

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In doing so, the search-engine giant managed to avoid a multi-billion-dollar fine. continue…

What Will Nadella’s Microsoft Look Like?

The new CEO will emphasize cloud and mobile, certainly. But everything else is a matter of speculation. continue…

Satya Nadella Named Microsoft CEO

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In his email to employees, Nadella said that he was “humbled” by his appointment. continue…

Nest Could Become Google’s New Hardware Arm: Rumor

But that might not prove a good thing for either Nest or Google. continue…