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Pinterest Move to San Francisco Hints at Growth

Fast-growing Pinterest has moved its headquarters to San Francisco, near games giant Zynga and online room-rental service Airbnb. The pinboard site isn’t talking about its growth plans, but the San Francisco Chronicle reports the company is leasing part of a 48,000-square-foot building at 808 Brannan St. It also says rents are more favorable in the South of Market area, averaging $50 per square foot, compared with $75 per square foot in downtown Palo Alto. Since launching in January 2010, Pinterest has… continue…

Tech Services Fuel San Francisco Job Growth

May’s sharp slowdown in overall job creation in the Bay Area raised concerns, but we in the tech world should bear in mind that professional, scientific and technical services were the strongest sectors in the state’s report. The region overall added only 2,500 jobs in May, a steep decline from gains averaging roughly 10,000 a month over the previous nine months. But of those added jobs 1,000 were in tech services, said the California Employment Development Department. In April, tech… continue…

Tech Jobs Rising Faster In San Francisco Than Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley is still the mecca for tech jobs, but it’s losing some of its mojo to the greater San Francisco metropolitan area. In April, tech jobs in San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo counties soared 10 percent, to 94,100 positions. At the same time, Santa Clara and San Benito counties were up a mere 3 percent, to 211,000. Facebook’s move to Menlo Park in December apparently contributed to the healthy bump for the San Francisco area – accounting for… continue…

More Hiring at Facebook and Apple [DiceTV]

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The excitement’s not over at Facebook – they may ramp up their hiring soon… the iCloud’s new features mean more engineers are needed… and is that a reactor in your basement – or are you just glowing… never mind. All on the DiceTV Update for Tuesday, May 22, 2012.

A Real Hiring Manager Critiques a Real Resume

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Flavien Bessede, a hiring manager and analytics engineer with mobile game advertising-platform company Chartboost, recently agreed to critique a tech resume and offer one-on-one advice to a job seeker, per a request from Dice News. The job seeker is a Silicon Valley IT marketing veteran, who’s allowing us to post her resume (with her personal information and previous employers blacked out). Here’s how the conversation went. Our job seeker’s been on the hunt for the past three months, looking for… continue…

Our Mobile Game Hackathon Wrapup

Got your Red Bull? Good! Let’s power through the Chartboost Hackathon held over this past weekend but do it in less than 30 hours. Strap in and here we go for a recap: What’s a hackathon without a meetup? How else do solo hackers find potential team members? And, hey, how do you become a hackathon rockstar? Check out the Friday night hackathon party piece. So, you say it’s a 30-hour hackathon, eh? How are these folks going to last?… continue…

How to Win a Mobile Game Hackathon

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They’ve hacked away to create the coolest mobile game app in 30 hours, and drank cases of Red Bull along the way. Now, it’s time to unveil the winners of this weekend’s Chartboost Hackathon. First Place: Typing with Strangers: Ninjas v. Dragons You got a glimpse of this snazzy multi-player action game when it was in the preliminary design stages. Remember that cute dragon figure made by team member Andy Jiang, co-founder of friend-to-friend recommendation service Piggyback? Turns out the three… continue…

Upcoming Android Events

Summer isn’t only for fun and relaxation. It’s also an opportunity to sharpen your skills. If you haven’t already, reserve a spot at one or more mobile, Web development, and business conferences happening over the next few months. Develop your skills, network with other developers, build a better startup, or win fabulous cash and prizes from Samsung. Here’s a a list of free and paid upcoming events for Android developers and technology entrepreneurs. Android DevCon III – May 14 –… continue…

NASA Global Hackathon Seeks Space-Based Apps

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NASA is inviting all citizens of planet Earth to take part in a two-day coding marathon. The International Space Apps Challenge is meant to develop software for different purposes that support NASA’s mission. It’s open to just about anyone interested, including “engineers, technologists, scientists, designers, artists, educators, students, and entrepreneurs.” The challenge will take place in several cities around the globe, including San Francisco, Santo Domingo, Sao Paulo, Nairobi, Tokyo and even on Antarctica at McMurdo Station. There are several… continue…

EA Plans Up To 1,000 Layoffs

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Game publisher Electronic Arts will soon lay off between 500 and 1,000 people, possibly as early as this week. Last week, the company denied it planned layoffs, and even now it’s spinning any reductions as more of a restucturing than a downsizing. In a statement, the company said: “EA is growing and looking to hire hundreds of people for our digital, console, mobile and social games. Like all game companies, we make occasional adjustments to resize teams as projects are… continue…