Tech News – September 30th 2012
Tech news – September 30th 2012
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- Two killed in Venezuela political clash – Americas – Al Jazeera English –
Opposition says men shot supporters of the presidential challenger, as candidates campaign ahead of next week's vote.
- Klout Would Like Potential Employers To Consider Your Score Before Hiring You. And That’s Stupid. | TechCrunch –
- Drew OlanoffLet’s put it out there right now: I am personally not a fan of Klout, which ranks people based on their Internet interactions and engagement on services like Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. I have nothing against the company whatsoever, and this is a vertical that someone was going to get into sooner or later.
However, I still feel like the whole concept is bunk.
I came across a tweet by Klout CEO Joe Ferndandez the other day and it really bothered me:
Love this Salesforce job posting looking f… show all text
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- Know and show what you got – TwentyFeet – Social Media Monitoring & Ego tracking –
Ego tracking and Social Media Monitoring for twitter, facebook, YouTube, MySpace, bit.ly and Google Analytics. Free for individuals.
- Anti-austerity rallies hit Spain and Portugal – Europe – Al Jazeera English –
Protesters surround parliament in Madrid, while thousands take to the streets of Lisbon in new anti-austerity protests.
- The Search For Minority Entrepreneurs Is Over — Now They Need To Be Ready For Investors | TechCrunch –
- Wayne SuttonEditor’s note: Wayne Sutton is the founder and CEO of PitchTo, a mobile development lab that builds tools for investors to make smarter decisions and help entrepreneurs deliver exceptional pitches. This article is inspired by Dave McClure’s “Women in Tech: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.” post. Follow Wayne on Twitter.
What a difference a year makes.
Last year the question was “Where are the minority entrepreneurs?” It was highly motivated by the 2010 CBinsights Venture Capital Human Capit… show all text
- Embracing 3-D Printers, Manufacturer Tells Customers to Print Their Own Replacement Parts | Wired Design | Wired.com –
- Geeta DayalYou can now 3-D print your own parts for the OP-1, a popular synth from Swedish company Teenage Engineering. Photo: Synthesizers/Flickr
Want a new part for your synthesizer? Need a replacement knob or dial? In a first, one company is telling its customers to just print their own.
It’s a move that signifies a major step into a new commercial marketplace, where customers can buy products directly from companies for on-demand, at-home manufacturing. And while we probably won’t see complicated, mec… show all text
- A Guitar Maker Aims to Stay Plugged In –
- By JANET MORRISSEYFender, the guitar company made famous by the likes of Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, is facing big challenges amid the fickle tastes of Wall Street and the music industry.
- Obamanomics: A Counterhistory –
- By DAVID LEONHARDTWhat could the administration have done to strengthen a weak recovery?