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iPad gaining quickly on Kindle

November30
The iPad is closing the gap on Amazon's Kindle among e-reader owners, with the Apple tablet's ownership share doubling since August, according to ChangeWave Research.
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Google expects to launch e-book sales soon

November30
Long-awaited Google Editions expected to launch by the end of the year with a "buy anywhere, read anywhere" approach.
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Mac lands a Flock, gets Chromium bump

November30
A Chromium 7-based Flock lands on the Mac as Windows users also receive the update to the social networking browser.
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Programmer / Programmer-Analyst (Chatsworth, CA)

November30
Soft goods manufacturer and distributor in Chatsworth is seeking an outstanding Programmer-Analyst to add to our team. This position requires an individual who is a self-starter, has the ability to learn quickly, and has impeccable programming skills in a Microsoft environment. Candidates must have demonstrated the ability to productively carry out multiple projects on a daily basis, a solid understanding of accounting principles, and demonstrated ability to work effectively with technical and non-technical employees.

Central Responsibilities:

• Create, develop, and monitor programs
• Support and develop for a Microsoft SharePoint installation
• Provide information management support for a wide range of corporate and manufacturing departments
• Carry out additional technical projects as determined by management

Required Skills:

• 2+ years of experience
• Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server Databases
• Ability to write, read and modify SQL queries and stored procedures
• Visual Basic .net / Visual Basic 6.0 / ASP.net / Java / Java Scripting
• Active Directory, LDAP (programming and concepts)

Desired Skills:

• EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) experience preferred
• MAS500 by Sage Software
• JESTA IS ERP systems
• WMOS by Manhattan Associates
• Business Objects
• Experience in the apparel manufacturing and distribution industry
• Visual Basic 6.0
• Crystal Reports
• SharePoint development, maintenance, setup and installation.

We offer state-of-the-art corporate offices plus a friendly, professional, and dynamic team. We also offer a competitive salary and benefit package.

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Engineering Manager (West L.A.)

November30
Exciting and innovative West L.A. domain management services and search-related technology provider is seeking an exceptional Engineering Manager to join our fun-loving and dedicated team. We offer a creative, fast-paced, casual environment along with competitive compensation and full benefits.

We are currently looking for a Engineering Manager to join our dynamic management team and bring our professional-level Development and Engineering Department to the forefront of innovation. The ideal candidate will be an inspiring technical leader with a passion for products and a deep understanding of software development tools and processes. Strong candidates will have extensive experience with project and technical management and have proven leadership capabilities. This position will provide guidance to our experienced technical team to ensure delivery of best-in-class products in accordance with the product roadmap. The ideal candidate has potential to grow into a Director of Engineering role.

Responsibilities
• In collaboration with senior management, define technical and product strategy for the company and create a unified product-suite.
• Translate business problems into effective technical solutions by leading the Research and Development team and providing strong supporting research
• Monitor best practices, trends and new technologies and evaluate for possible adoption
• Provide direction and supervision to a global and intelligent team of Engineers:
*****Gather project requirements
*****Deliver technical design documentation
*****Develop top quality products as defined by product roadmap
*****Lead thorough testing of all products and features
• Recommend and effectively implement department specific procedures
• Ensure project goals are met within scheduling and budgeting parameters
• Lead and facilitate effective technical related communication within the team and with other relevant groups such as users to define system requirements and necessary modifications

Desired Qualifications
• Self-starter with a strategic thinking mentality
• 10+ years of web technology or software development experience
• 3+ years of manager-level experience and proven leadership ability
• 5+ years of hands on development experience working with key technologies such as PHP/Symfony/Zend/MySQL/LAMP/HTML/xHTML/CSS/JS/Java
• Excellent Unified Modeling Language architecture experience
• Experience with the full development lifecycle (application development, systems design and architecture, maintenance and support)
• Experience managing high traffic/enterprise level web applications ( e-commerce, CRM, social media, media)
• Proven track record for product delivery, ability to meet deadlines and develop project plans Ability to interact effectively at all levels and across diverse cultures
• Solid understanding of evolving web technology trends
• Bachelors Degree, relevant advanced degree is a plus

We have a great work environment and take pride in our innovative technologies and product offerings. Send us your resume, references, and salary history and we'll bring you in for a tour.

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Please note this job is a full-time position in-house position. Please no recruiters and outsource firms.
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Software Engineer (West Los Angeles)

November30
Exciting and innovative West L.A. domain management services and search-related technology provider is seeking an exceptional Software Engineer to join our fun-loving and dedicated team. We offer a creative, fast-paced, casual environment along with competitive compensation and full benefits.

The ideal candidate will be a hard-working self-starter who has a passion for products and a strong understanding of software development tools and processes. Strong candidates will work with management to further develop the proprietary technology that powers our real-time, network-intensive and globally-reaching applications.

Responsibilities:
• Consult with Management, System Administration and Products to clarify all elements of Products Requirement Document (PRD), identify potential problems and suggest modifications.
• Architect solutions for business needs and prepare detailed workflow charts and diagrams of a project on a macro level that describe input, output, and logical operation to personally and/or for team members to convert them into a series of instructions coded in a computer language.
• May oversee one or more developers in their developing, testing and integrating code base by providing technical guidance and support to ensure developers’ code and applications are seamlessly integrated and meet the requirements of the PRD.
• Develops object-oriented, high traffic, database driven web applications using Symfony PHP Framework, My SQL, JQuery, CSS, Flex applications, etc. Uses CSS W3 standards for efficient front-end user interfaces.
• Compiles and writes documentation of program development and subsequent revisions, inserts easily understandable comments in the coded instructions.
• Audits program, software or website performance in development and live environments to ensure optimal and error free performance.
• Performs revision, repair or expansion of existing programs to increase operating efficiency or adapt to new requirements.

Desired Qualifications:
• Equivalent of 5+ years progressively responsible, related experience.
• Advanced understanding of Pentaho (AKA Kettle).
• Advanced understanding of Data Warehousing.
• Experience with Hadoop Map/Reduce.
• Hands on experience with Nutch – Open Source Web Search Software.
• Ability to work with database tables having millions of rows of data.
• Hands on experience working in a Linux environment.
• Ability to analyze complex data and develop recommendations and solutions.
• Excellent planning, organizing and project management skills .
• Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively.
• Strong customer, quality and results orientation.
• Ability to be an effective team member and handle project leadership responsibility.

We have a great work environment and take pride in our innovative technologies and product offerings. Send us your resume, references, salary history and samples of your work.

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Please note this job is a full-time, in-house position. Please no recruiters and outsource firms.
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Spread Christmas cheer with Angry Birds

November30
The holidays will be hopping for the popular avian title, with a Christmas edition on the way, as well as an official Angry Birds Day on the calendar.
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Project Manager, Video (Fox Digital Media – Los Angeles, CA) – FNG2085 (Los Angeles, CA)

November30
Project Manager, Video (Fox Digital Media)

FOX Digital Media (FDM) provides support services to all of the FNG Networks including: FOX Sports & Regional Sports Networks, FOX Broadcasting, FX, Fuel, Speed, Big10 Network, and the National Geographic Channel. FDM's services include ad operations, ad sales, business development, research and analytics, video operations, design, hosting, project management, and product management. FDM's Engagement Management team is responsible for fielding project requests from the networks, managing strategic digital projects, and maintaining effective client relationships with each of the FNG Networks.  This position is located in Los Angeles, CA, 90064.

Fox Digital Media is looking for a technical project manager to drive and execute several video related projects. This position demands a strong background in both technology and project management. As the Manager, your responsibilities include: • Creating and executing project plans for multiple projects • Managing vendors and cross-functional project teams • Facilitating team and client meetings effectively • Effectively communicating relevant project information to all stakeholders • Resolving and/or escalating issues timely • Motivating team to work together in the most efficient manner • Mitigating team conflict and communication problems • Monitoring project budget • Setting and managing client expectations • Collaborating with FDM product management, design, and technical development teams

• At least 2 years of experience in a technical/project management role leading complex projects • Proven project management experience: planning, scheduling, project communication, issue resolution, change management, and risk management • Effective management of multiple projects simultaneously • Able to manage cross functional teams consisting of product, design, and engineering • Proven management of multiple project stakeholders (e.g., internal core team, external vendors, contractors, business users, senior management) • Strong verbal and written communication skills • Excellent leadership and team building skills • Effective presentation skills appropriate for interaction with clients, vendors, and senior management • Experience with agile project methodology preferred • Ability to understand technical design documents • Experience with web/mobile development • Experience with video content management systems preferred • Experience in consulting or client services a plus • Proficiency in MS Office tools • BS degree or equivalent • PMP a plus

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Gawker shakes up blog format, sales department

November30
Gawker Media is moving to a new format for its blogs that turns the reading experience into something resembling more of an RSS reader. Will readers bite?
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Understanding the Level 3-Comcast spat (FAQ)

November30
Level 3 says Comcast is violating Net neutrality principles. Comcast says Level 3 is looking for free a ride. Let's try to understand what's really happening.
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