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Startups are forgoing exorbitant engineering salaries for the more reasonably priced but equal-quality work of an outsourced IT staff. Silicon Valley is largely considered the global leader in technology, with firms in the area competing for the highly-skilled developers and engineers located there. According to a new report though, U.S.-born engineers are leaving quicker than...
I’m a huge fan of the movie Catch Me If You Can about the con artist (and fugitive) Frank William Abagnale, Jr., who was played by Leonardo Dicaprio. I’m wondering when they’ll be making the movie of Bin Laden and who will be playing him. Well the folks over at Good Magazine have put together this...
This is extremely impressive. In under 48 hours the users of  Zynga’s FarmVille, CityVille, and FrontierVille have donated more than $1 million in aid for victims of the natural disasters in Japan. The gaming company began adding virtual goods to many of their games the other day for users to purchase, the proceeds which in turn are...
This story about the Egyptian Revolution appeared on jboitnott.com back in 2010. At that time, the country of Egypt found itself in a stage of remarkable upheaval. Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets, rallying against the rule of an autocrat named Hosni Mubarak. These events captured the world’s attention for weeks. Because...
The following is another piece of coverage on the Egyptian Revolution on jboitnott.com back in 2010. This post discussed the ongoing Internet blackout as dictator Hosni Mubarak tried holding on to power. We was eventually ousted. As of noon on Friday the “government” of Egypt effectively switched off all Internet connections in and out of the country. Therefore, the...