Friday, October 5, 2012

Top Tech Jobs in Demand and Their Salaries

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Friday, October 05, 2012

The Really Important Facebook Number: 140 Billion
12:55:58 AM
Facebook announced that it had hit a billion active users Thursday; an extraordinary milestone, celebrated with a rather odd ad. But that number, rather like that ad, is something of a sideshow. Another extraordinary stat got overlooked, and this...

Galaxy Camera is a Point-and-Shoot With an AT&T Data Plan
Thursday, October 04, 2012 7:05 PM
Samsung's Galaxy Camera not only runs Android like a smartphone, it will also have a data plan much like your favorite handset. Announced earlier this year, AT&T said Thursday that it will be bringing the smart camera to its network "in the...

Codeacademy Releases Free Ruby Development Courses
Thursday, October 04, 2012 6:05 PM
Codecademy is expanding its catalogue of free, interactive programming tutorials with the launch of five Ruby courses. The New York-based startup has also brought its Python track out of beta and added two new courses on top of the original six...

PBS Makes Ad Buy For 'Big Bird' on Twitter
Thursday, October 04, 2012 5:25 PM
PBS could teach other brands a thing or two about how to turn a meme into a marketing opportunity. During the first presidential debate last night, Mitt Romney admitted that, "I love Big Bird," but still wants to withdraw government funding from...

This Is The Ad Facebook Should Have Made
Thursday, October 04, 2012 3:05 PM
You've probably already seen the new Facebook commercial that likens the world's biggest social network to uh, chairs. Mashable editor-in-chief Lance Ulanoff previously pointed out what he thinks is wrong with the ad: confusing analogies, absence...

Auto-tuned Presidential Debate Lays Down Political Beats [VIDEO]
Thursday, October 04, 2012 1:55 PM
Did you think the presidential debate yesterday was slightly boring? Do you think it would have been so much better if there was some music in the background? Or, you know, if instead of talking Barack Obama and Mitt Romney sang instead? Luckily,...

Lady Gaga Is First to Hit 30 Million Twitter Followers
Thursday, October 04, 2012 12:55 PM
Continuing her dominance on social media, pop megastar Lady Gaga has become the first person to rack up 30 million Twitter followers, beating out fellow musicians Justin Bieber and Katy Perry. Of course, a handful of @LadyGaga's followers are...

16 Tips for Picking the Perfect Startup Name
Thursday, October 04, 2012 11:46 AM
Cezary Pietrzak is a New York-based creative marketer and growth strategist. He currently runs marketing at tech incubator QLabs and previously co-founded travel site Wanderfly. You can read his thoughts on startup marketing at

Top Tech Jobs in Demand and Their Salaries [INFOGRAPHIC]
Thursday, October 04, 2012 11:35 AM
Dallas is the top city in the U.S. with the largest pool of tech job candidates, and the mobile app developers there make more money than anywhere else in the country, according to new data. An infographic by staffing solutions company KForce...

The Facebook Commercial Is All Kinds of Wrong
Thursday, October 04, 2012 11:05 AM
I am trying to wrap my head around Facebook's first commercial. It was created to celebrate the social media platform's 1 billion active monthly users and my takeaway is that Facebook is an empty chair. Clint Eastwood would be pleased. Actually,...

Beyond the Horizon: 20 Breathtaking Photos From Readers
Thursday, October 04, 2012 10:46 AM
As far as symbolism goes, the horizon is both a source of inspiration and frustratingly unattainable. It looks different in every part of the world, yet is iconic to most every culture. This week we asked our readers to submit photos of their...

Redesigned LinkedIn Brand Pages Are Now Available to All Companies
Thursday, October 04, 2012 9:56 AM
LinkedIn announced Thursday that it is rolling out its recently revamped brand pages to all the companies on the social network. In early September, LinkedIn redesigned its company pages in an effort to ramp up engagement between job hunters and...

See Facebook's First Ad Campaign [VIDEO]
Thursday, October 04, 2012 9:36 AM
Facebook is celebrating hitting the 1 billion monthly user mark with the company's first ad campaign. The social network hired ad agency Wieden + Kennedy -- best known for its Nike work -- to create the 90-second film above. The ad compares...

'Mitt Romney Style' Is Gangnam Style Parody [VIDEO]
Thursday, October 04, 2012 8:36 AM
What happens when you take Mitt Romney and add a dash of "Gangnam Style?" Why, "Mitt Romney Style," of course. A College Humor parody music video features a Romney impersonator rap-singing and invisible-horse dancing for nearly three minutes....

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