Watch Bill Gates Get Wiped Out in Chess

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Chess champion Magnus Carlsen checkmated the world’s richest man in just under 80 seconds. continue…

Verizon Buys Intel TV

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Yes, Intel was working on cloud-television services. Verizon will now use those assets to strengthen its own video delivery. continue…

Watch a Cisco Manager Conduct a Whiteboard Test

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Michelle Concannon, a software development hiring manager at Cisco Systems Collaboration Technology Group, has seen it all during her nearly seven years at the networking giant: From death grips on the marker during whiteboard tests, to candidates who freeze when the board suddenly seems very, very blank. Concannon, who recently relocated from Ireland to Cisco’s San Francisco offices, doesn’t want to see these signs of fear. She wants job applicants to feel at ease. Success at the whiteboard, after all,… continue…

Transmedia Uses Tech to Change Storytelling

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Jay Bushman is an Emmy-winning transmedia producer, show runner and writer. He was behind the Jane Austen inspired, tremendously successful, 153 episode series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and more recently, its 27 episode summer spinoff Welcome To Sanditon. An innovator in the way we experience narrative entertainment, Bushman is the co-founder and leader of the group Transmedia Los Angeles, the creator of the Fourth Wall Studio series Dirty Work, and the genre-defying, animated steampunk show Airship Dracula. He’s comfortable telling… continue…

Korean Tech Startup Hiring in Silicon Valley

Seoul-based Shakr Media Co. is opening an office in Silicon Valley and is looking to hire locally, according to the Wall Street Journal Asia. The video platform and creation company will operate its development team in Seoul, but its founder, David Lee, has relocated to the Mountain View, Calif., office. “Seoul is a great place to run a start-up…but in terms of working with the world’s largest Internet companies, it’s necessary to be here,” he was reported as saying. Lee… continue…

Cable TV Keeps Losing Ground to New Alternatives

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As I worked in the video delivery industry for 15 years and spent nearly two of them at Comcast, three recent news items caught my attention. First, was the introduction of Google’s Chromecast. This was followed by Comcast announcing outstanding quarterly results. Finally, Time Warner Cable could not come to an agreement with CBS over broadcast fees. So, TWC dropped CBS from their channel line up. These three items define the past, present, and future of the video delivery industry… continue…

Watch a Job Interview with Game Developer Turbine

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When you interview with a hiring manager, do you sit there and wonder what they think of you? Of course you do. That’s why we arranged a mock interview with a sound designer and a hiring executive at Turbine, a developer of massively multiplayer online role-playing games, wholly owned by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Participating in the interview are Sound Designer Tyler Piersall, who previously worked as an audio assistant at now-defunct LucasArts, and Craig Alexander, Turbine’s Vice President of… continue…

Vine Surviving Instagram’s Foray Into Micro-Video

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Vine has seen its user base increase to 40 million over the past few months. continue…

Watch a Job Seeker Interview with Game-Maker Turbine

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Josh Green is a game designer and producer who’s been looking for work since the demise of Facebook game maker Asvathaa in mid-2012. To help him hone his interview skills, we arranged for Josh to sit down with Craig Alexander, Vice President of Product Development for Turbine, a developer of massive multiplayer online role-playing games. The video includes the interview, as well as Josh’s analysis of his performance and Craig’s feedback on his resume and presentation. Craig also has tips… continue…

Watch a Sony Entertainment Recruiter in Action

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Recent college graduate Jason Lee wants to leverage his Computer Science degree into a job in games. But as his graduation from UC Irvine approached, he’d landed only a handful of interviews. At 2013’s E3, we arranged for Lee to sit down with Marcus Walton, Engineering Recruiter for Sony Computer Entertainment America. For Lee, who wants to specialize in algorithms and the human interaction portion of computer vision, what was meant to be a practice interview for our camera took… continue…