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In Seattle, It’s All About Software Development

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What’s New This Quarter T.J. Doton, Managing Director of recruiting firm Randstad Technologies in Seattle/Bellevue, has some good news: Overall unemployment in the region has hit its lowest level since August 2008 — 4.7 percent, according to the Washington State Employment Security Department. Since IT has traditionally trended at nearly half of the overall rate, the tech sector is effectively at full employment. Some companies to watch: Local employment leader Amazon, which has won a $600 million contract from the… continue…

AMD ‘Seattle’ Adds High-Speed Interconnect to Non-x86 Processors

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AMD unveils its first non-x86-based server chip with high-speed interconnect. continue…

Google Expanding Kansas City Network Experiment

Google is expanding its high-speed broadband network in Kansas City, giving more neighborhoods access to big pipe for Big Data. continue…

Seattle Wants Google Fiber-Style Network

Seattle wants a high-speed broadband network of its very own, possibly inspired by Google Fiber. continue…

Seattle Forced to Shut Off City’s Data Center

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Electrical problems force the city to shut off the servers used by the city’s citizens for conveniences like online bill paying. continue…

Consultant Sogeti USA to Hire 250 Tech Pros in 23 Cities

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Technical consultant Sogeti USA plans to hire around 250 IT pros in 23 cities by the end of 2012. As part of a planned expansion, it’s already brought aboard 400 so far in 2012. The jobs will be across its seven practice areas: advisory services, application development, business information management, engineering, infrastructure management, cloud and security, mobile and testing services. The Capgemini subsidiary, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, provides technical consulting services to medium and large businesses as well as public-sector… continue…

Enterprise Rules, But Microsoft’s Doubling Down on Consumers

Despite taking its first loss since it became a public company, analysts note that Microsoft’s enterprise business is going gangbusters. Its Server and Tools unit, which sells server versions of Windows, Azure cloud services and other enterprise software, finished the fiscal year with $18.7 billion in revenue, compared with $18.4 billion for Windows. Windows was more profitable, though, bringing in $11.5 billion compared to S&T’s $7.4 billion. Microsoft’s Business Division, which sells Microsoft Office, posted $24 billion in revenue, adding $15.8… continue…

Microsoft’s Interns Say Redmond is Cool Again

Microsoft’s 1,500 interns can’t all be wrong. The rap on Redmond is that it’s a lumbering, aging, bureaucratic dinosaur being nibbled up by newer and nimbler tech companies. Is that fair? No, say the interns. They says Microsoft’s resurgent and ready to compete with all comers — including Facebook and Google. “Microsoft feels cool again,” 22-year-old Gbenga Badipe, an electrical engineering student at Rice University, told Reuters. “Microsoft products touch almost every area of technology, and everything they do is… continue…

Jobs in Seattle and Denver; Job Training in Kansas City [DiceTV]

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F5 hires in Seattle… So does TriZetto Group in Denver…and groups in Kansas City are looking for local IT professionals to take advantage of new training programs… All on this week’s DiceTV Job Minute.

WildTangent Needs Engineers in Seattle

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WildTangent has opened a new office in downtown Seattle, where it plans to hire up to 25 people in the coming months for its PC and Android game platforms, and a “super secret” project. The new office is part of an ongoing buildup of tech companies in downtown Seattle, home to offices for Zynga, Facebook, Google and Talbeau Software, among others. Like game distributor WildTangent, they’re finding it necessary to be in the middle of the city in order to… continue…