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Employment Sites Experiencing Rapid Growth
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As the weeks and months go by, a consensus seems to be building that the recession we’re experiencing is of the storm-of-the-century variety.  But considering what new Hitwise data shows, it’s almost hard not to believe that the people behind employment websites wouldn’t be happier if this sort of thing became the norm.

If It Looks Like An Ad They Ignore It
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If you were specifically looking for the population of the United States, you’d notice the big red numbers in the upper right corner of the US Census Bureau homepage right? Not so fast. A recent eye-tracking study suggests you’ve been trained to ignore things like that.

Twitter, Indeed Backer Involved In Name Game

Union Square Ventures’s past investments include Del.icio.us and FeedBurner; it’s currently backing Twitter, Indeed, and AdaptiveBlue.  Union Square Ventures is also behind a lawsuit against Union Square Partners, and, for simplicity’s sake, I’ll henceforth refer to the entities as “Ventures” and “Partners.”

AppFactory Backing Facebook Platform Builders
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Silicon Valley venture capital firm Bay Partners has opened its AppFactory program to provide fast-track funding to developers working on Facebook Platform.

Layoffspace: A “Network For The Unemployed”

Some social networking sites target unemployed teenagers; others go for adult professionals.  The newly formed Layoffspace.com bucks both trends by catering to unemployed adults.

Hound Sniffs Out Job Listings
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A new job metasearch competitor to Simply Hired and Indeed has emerged from attorney job finder Juriscape.

MTV Gets The User-Generated Hype
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MTV jettisoned into the teen consciousness back in the Eighties by having a presence on the powerful new platform of cable programming. It was video that killed the radio star back then, but these days, it could be the Web star wielding the knife, and MTV’s on board with another powerful new platform.

Yahoo Pipes Vanishes?
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Only hours after launching its new feeds meets mashup service, Yahoo Pipes has become clogged and is no longer online.

We’re waiting to hear back from Yahoo about the Pipes service vanishing from the Internet.

(UPDATE!: 5:40 pm ET – We just heard back from Yahoo, and this is their statement on the state of Yahoo Pipes:

Indeed Hits a Million Per Month

Job search engine Indeed.com pinged me to brag on themselves a little. The company has broken the million job seekers per month barrier, a 300 percent increase in 2006.

Job Search Asia And The Pacific
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The Recruit.net search engine can find jobs for coders in China, analysts in Australia, and system administrators in Singapore.

Indeed, New York Times Interested In Company

Job search engine Indeed.com announced a joint venture including the New York Times has invested $5 million USD in the business.