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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘engineers’

Biz Stone’s Jelly Hires Another Ex-Apple Engineer

Biz Stone’s mysterious startup Jelly has just made another interesting hire. This time it’s Brian Kadar, a former Apple software engineer. Here’s what Stone had to say about Kadar: “Born and raised in Queens, NY, Brian has a BFA in Visual Communications which he decided to use as a backdrop for pursing web development. Before Apple, Brian built experiences for …

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Biz Stone’s Jelly Taps Former iPhone and Twitter Engineer for Board

We may not really know what it is yet, but Twitter co-founder Biz Stone’s new startup is accumulating talent at a pretty fast clip. Today, Stone announced that Loren Brichter, former Apple engineer who worked on the original iPhone and founder of the popular iOS game Letterpress, had joined the company’s Executive Advisory Board. He’s the first member of the …

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Facebook Engineer Talks Android App, Dislike Button, and More in Reddit AMA

Reddit AMAs are fascinating in general, but when a Facebook product engineer submits to the free-form Q&A session, it’s right up our alley. Facebook product engineer Bob Baldwin, who has worked on products like Groups, Events, Photos, and more, took some time to answer some questions yesterday. In that time, he discussed a wide range of Facebook-related topics including Android, …

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Another Day, Another Cool Oreo Separator

Remember earlier this week when that awesome physicist with that awesome mustache built that incredibly complicated machine to separate the Oreo cookie from the Oreo creme? Because he hated the creme? Well, these two guys did the same thing, in a different (and cooler) way. And at least one of them is sensible enough to appreciate the creme. [Oreo]

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Guy Builds Cool Oreo Separator. Twist? It’s to Get Rid of the Creme Altogether

I get that you built a super-complicated machine to separate the Oreo cookies from the Oreo creme. Seriously, I get it. It’s so you can harvest all the creme and make one mega creme-filled cookie, right? No? It’s because you hate the creme? What the hell? [Oreo]

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Zuckerberg, Gates, Dorsey, and More Advocate for More Programmers

A new campaign looks to teach people about a “superpower” that is only being taught in about 10% of U.S. schools. We’re talking about programming, and an array of high-profile tech figures and celebrities are throwing their support behind the new initiative. Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, and Gabe Newell are some of the big names …

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Vine Currently Looking for a Lead Android Engineer (Among Other Positions)

Vine is looking for a few good men or women to join its new office in Union Square. And one of those men or women will be heading Vine’s plunge into the Android operating system. Vine co-founder Colin Kroll tweeted out the news on Tuesday. One of those positions is “Lead Android Engineer.” Inside the job description for the Lead …

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The Army Is Deploying 3D Printers To Afghanistan

Soldiers are not always prepared for what the battlefield throws at them. That’s why the Army’s Rapid Equipping Force exists. They make sure that soldiers are prepared for anything they will encounter. The team of engineers that make up REF were already fast, but the latest innovation involving 3D printers makes them even faster. The military is deploying what they …

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Faster Facebook iOS App Coming in a Couple Months [REPORT]

At this point, waiting for Facebook to improve their iOS app is tantamount to waiting for a photo to load inside the Facebook app – slow, painful, and it makes you question exactly how bad you really want it. We pretty much know that Facebook is currently working on a big update to their iOS app, which is notoriously slow, …

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Facebook Engineer Tells Reddit Sorry For Blocking Imgur Links, Offers Cute Puppy Pic As Compensation

Redditors are pretty protective of their Imgur. Though they may lambast the free image hosting site every now and then for having a tendency to be down for extended periods of time, redditors know that Imgur is their friend. And reddit is Imgur’s friend as well, as the site recently hit 2 billion pageviews per month. Of course, we can …

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Facebook Engineer on iOS App: It Needs to Be Faster, and We’re Working on Exactly That

Late last month, a report emerged that said Facebook developers were hard at work building a new iOS app. Of course, Facebook users with iPhones rejoiced – I mean, that app is notoriously slow, clunky, and prone to crashing. Two anonymous sources told the NYTimes’ Bits blog that they were building the app for one thing: Speed. And we felt …

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Google Engineer Exposes Interview Myths

We all know someone who would stab a family member to get a job at Google. Working for the Mountain View, CA company is the Holy Grail of tech jobs. And the stories about interviews at Google are the stuff of legend. In fact, if you Google “google interview questions” (in quotes, to get better results), you get 1.75 million …

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