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Would you like a patent search with your recruiting tool?

Would you like a patent search with your recruiting tool?

Original post by Jim Kerstetter via cnet If you thought patents were intruding into the tech industry just a wee bit too much, brace yourself. Now they can be part of the recruiting process. TalentBin, a San Francisco startup that scrapes social media sites ranging from Quora to Twitter in order to index hiring prospects for recruiters, […]

The Entrepreneurial Generation: Millennials Prefer to Work at Startups

The Entrepreneurial Generation: Millennials Prefer to Work at Startups

Original post by Lauren Landry via Bostinno Call millennials what you will, but Generation Y is ready to work and they’re ready to work in the startup world, according to a new study by software provider PayScale and research management firm Millennial Branding. Corporate companies can’t lure 18 to 29 year olds in quite like the smaller companies who […]

Social recruiting app Silp recruits 700,000 users, 12 days after launch

Social recruiting app Silp recruits 700,000 users, 12 days after launch

Original post by ROBIN WAUTERS via TNW Silp, the Swiss startup behind a namesake social recruiting service that was launched a mere 12 days ago (as covered by GigaOm and others), has seen a tremendous amount of uptake – much to its own surprise. Silp co-founder Dominik Grolimund, who previously sold his online storage startup Wua.la to LaCie (which […]

How Much Should A Startup Founder/CEO Pay Herself?

How Much Should A Startup Founder/CEO Pay Herself?

Original post by Chris Sheehan via OnStartups Back in 2008, Peter Thiel did an interview at TechCrunch50 in which he said one of the most important things he looks at before investing is how much the CEO is getting paid. The lower the CEO salary, the more likely it is to succeed. The CEO’s salary sets a cap […]

Are Junior Developers Best for Startups?

Are Junior Developers Best for Startups?

Original post by ITBusinessEDGE It sounded pretty cool when I wrote last November about startup Pikimal, which was taking really smart folks in other majors — philosophy, political science — and letting them learn Ruby on Rails on the job. In a post at OnStartups.com, Avi Flombaum, dean of The Flatiron School, argues that most startups don’t need to […]