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Do URLs matter anymore?

With search boxes becoming increasingly the first place people go to find anything, does it really matter what your URL is?
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LAMP Developer for DAM in Film (North Hollywood)

I'm looking for a skilled and innovative PHP, MySql, JavaScript/AJAX developer to work on a cutting edge digital asset management system for the film and web industry.

Ideally a candidate will also understand mvc, symfony, doctrine or orm and jquery.
Any experience with asset management, digital security, linux (debian), networking, video, flash/as3, java, the film/tv/music/marketing industry, 3d modeling/animation, editing or color correction also beneficial.

We have a nice office located in North Hollywood and require the candidate to work there.
We are looking for someone who is a team player, a good communicator and loves to code.

Looking to start soon.

Note: PLEASE dont call if your from a recruiting company!
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Music copyright lawsuit targets Microsoft, Yahoo, Real

According to a short-sighted lawsuit filed in a U.S. district court, Microsoft, Yahoo, and RealNetworks did not properly license more than 200 compositions that they offered through their streaming services. If the plaintiffs get what they're asking for,
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Postbox gets extensions

Considering that it's based on Mozilla Thunderbird, it was a bit of a surprise that add-ons weren't available for Postbox when it debuted. That's now been remedied.
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Web Services Engineer (Nationwide)

The Web Services Engineer will be responsible for development and maintenance of the web platforms that provide sales, fulfillment, and promotional functions for the company. You’ll provide optimal design implementation for re-use and customization across myriad channels to minimize time to market with new promotions, as well as being highly available and responsive.

Responsibilities Include:
• Builds, maintains and updates scalable, reliable web applications that serve as the foundation of the business
• Completes thorough unit testing using industry best practices during development to ensure quality product releases on schedule
• Provides web systems counsel relative to business problems and ensures that the strategic direction of the company is followed in tactical decisions
• Works with Marketing, Operations and Engineering teams to define, improve, and implement web technologies in support of business objectives
• Assumes advisory role with internal clients on projects to determine infrastructure and systems integration requirements to solve business problems in a support role
• Follows established procedures for file management and backup, version control, coding, commenting the code, updating the bug/sug tracker and/or making entries in history files, and documenting error messages
• Works collaboratively and cohesively with all web team members and business function representatives

Requirements Include:
• 4-8 years of experience in web development, including object-oriented development in C# ASP.Net and PHP environments, and working with MS-SQL Server and MySQL
• A diverse background of IT infrastructure technologies, project management and systems integration experience
• Demonstrated background in various IT Infrastructure technologies; previous experience in any or all of the technical aspects of Web hosting technology including: Microsoft IIS implementation and troubleshooting; ASP; .NET, Visual Basic, Java, C#, Windows Server 2000/2003; Windows SQL Server 2000/2005; Web scripting and shell scripting in a Windows environment; SSL and certificate management; architecture and design of high availability systems; and Web site design and performance best practices
• Front-end UI development with JavaScript, CSS, AJAX
• Web services experience
• Strong experience in Adobe Web Suite and CS3 products with access to such on a personal computer
• Demonstrated problem solving skills
• Capable of discussing related infrastructure technology in simple terms and able to articulate issues that drive strategy and standards decisions to all levels of management
• Demonstrates a strong project management approach and problem solving skills; a customer service attitude, good oral and written communication skills and organizational sensitivity
• Must be able to work in the U.S. from home without requiring any U.S. sponsorship
• Must provide own computer system
• Conversant in Mac and PC formats
• Must be available from 10am to 9pm Pacific Standard Time--more details on this as the schedule is also flexible

Please email resume and salary requirements to and No phone calls please.

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Facebook Development Intern at CampusBuddy (Beverly Hills)

Recent Grads and Students,

CampusBuddy seeks developers who have built applications on the Facebook platform or have a strong desire to build on the Facebook platform. is a fast growing start-up that provides an interactive community serving the academic needs of college students and instructors through information sharing and collaboration. We work as a goal-oriented and hard-working team, and seek to foster creativity and the expression of ideas amongst our team.

Read about us in Mashable and TechCrunch:

We are looking for a sharp, dedicated, and ambitious Facebook & PHP/MySQL developer with an aptitude for design, to help us create next generation web platforms that work elegantly and perform flawlessly. The successful candidate must possess strong technical development, communication, organization, and problem-solving skills, and must exhibit exceptional follow-through and attention to detail.

Candidate Skills/Requirements:

*Facebook Platform Experience
* Experience developing, deploying, and maintaining web applications
* High level of skill/experience in PHP required. Knowledge of CakePHP a plus.
* Strong Object Oriented programming skills
* GUI and UI Design experience

Get in touch with us!

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Twitter reworks following lists, adds functionality

Twitter is rolling out a user interface update to their following lists and adding functionality for social actions.
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Jr/Mid/Sr Application Engineers (Santa Monica)

Multiple positions for: Jr/Mid/Senior Application Engineers
Work with our industry leading top notch teams to expand our ad system platform to power 2B+ ads served per day! This includes scaling our ad serving, trafficking applications, reporting, order entry UI and EAI APIs, ETL pipelines, forecasting and data mining capabilities. Stretch your talents in Java Spring/Hibernate, postgres/SQL, grid processing, and general kick ass large scale software development. You can find these large scale challenges right here at Adconion and you will have an impact on day one. Grow your career while making a difference right away by participating in the complete development cycle. We are hiring all levels and will create a custom professional development path for you.

Required skill/experience mix (any 3 of):
• 3+ years experience in Java.
• 1+ years building and scaling online Java applications.
• 2+ years Java application UI experience (spring/hibernate/EJB/JSP).
• 1+ years SQL experience, postgres preferred.
• 2+ years professional experience building testable, peer reviewed, production quality work.
• Expertise in machine learning would be a nice bonus.
• BS/MS/PhD in one of: CS, EE, Math, Physics required.

Key Responsibilities
• Work in an agile team environment delivering quality, testable, production level modules on 2 week sprint cycles.
• Learn and work within the team adhering to Adconion’s platform development guidelines.
• Work closely with operations to build a maintainable, scalable and high quality deployment.
• Understand key design concepts and efficient data flow to create optimal UI and API design.
• Apply technology to solve business needs understanding data currency, accuracy and delivery.
• Understand the business processing flows in order to achieve efficient implementations.
• Work well in a collaborative team environment.
• Work on many of our key platform systems: ad serving, trafficking, order entry, ETL, Grid, data mining and forecasting to become a web java scaling guru.

We'll work with you to make you successful, build your skills and talents. We're using all the latest approaches to scaling at low cost, this is great stuff to learn now, it's not just the big boys doing this stuff.

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RIAA triumphs in Usenet copyright case

In a note posted on its site, music trade group for top music labels says court ruled in its favor.
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Junior Graphic Designer (Calabasas)

DAG ONLINE, INC seeks a passionate Junior Graphic Designer for full-time Internship in house. We are looking for an individual who excels in a truly creative and collaborative environment. For the right person this will be a dream job!

Description for Junior Graphic Designer:

We have a full time position open on our Creative Team for a Junior Graphic Designer who specializes in web design, print/packaging design, and email newsletter layout and design. You will be an integral part of development from conception to optimization. The Junior Graphic Designer will work closely with the rest of the Graphic Design Team, the Marketing Team and the Sales Team.

Responsibilities for this position include:

Designer will be responsible for collaborating with a content team to develop web and print assets to promote multiple brands.

- development and execution of graphic design solutions for a wide variety of web (80%) and print (20%) projects
- interface with senior staff and clients as required for parameter/objective clarification
- develop a range of brands

Technical Requirements
- high proficiency in HTML/CSS/Javascript
- high proficiency in web editing tools such as GoLive/Dreamweaver, Flash a plus!
- high proficiency in Illustrator and/or Quark, but mostly Photoshop
- Some SEO knowledge a plus
- prefer knowledge of PC platforms (but will supply Mac)

Professional/Business Competencies
- exceptionally strong analytical and creative problem solving skills related to graphic design
- mature sense of visuals/color usage
- strong and polished web layout skills
- able to communicate professionally with development team
- ability to take projects from concept to final production with minimal supervision

Personal Attributes
- team player and multi-tasker
- detail-oriented, motivated, industrious and organized
- comfortable working independently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
- excellent problem-solving and dynamic interpersonal skills
- excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

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