John Ngoi

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Silicon Valley startups are paying headhunters more than $30,000 a head for hot engineers

Recruiter fees are also a big deal, according to a discussion on Twitter among founders on Thursday.<p>One Silicon Valley founder spent $500,000 in recruiter fees in 12 months to hire 15 engineers, tweeted startup founder Sten Tamkivi, CEO of Teleport, a startup building software to help people …

The 17 safest banks in the world

Despite all of the headlines about a banking crisis in Greece, Europe is home to the world's safest commercial banks, according to a report by Global Finance Magazine.<p>The study compares 500 of the world's largest banks and their "long-term foreign currency ratings" issued by Fitch, S&P, and Moody's …

Debt Ridden Nations

And you thought the U.S. was better? The biggest debt burdened nations are all rich, which is perhaps why they're rich in the first place: leverage. But within the emerging market nations, China is catching up. Who would expect otherwise? It is the second largest economy after the U.S. However, …

More Drivers Will Get Tickets for Driving Too Slowly

Grandmas in the left lane, you have been warned.<p>“SLOWER TRAFFIC KEEP RIGHT.” Signs like this and its closely related cousin (“KEEP RIGHT EXCEPT TO …

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Top talent hard to find, hiring managers say

It's getting harder for human resource professionals to find candidates, much less qualified ones, a new survey from Glassdoor shows, with nearly half of hiring managers saying they don't see enough qualified candidates.<p>Harris Poll surveyed 515 hiring managers last fall for Glassdoor, finding, …

50% of U.S. smartphones activated last quarter were iPhones

Apple enjoyed historic sales this holiday season, and while the company won’t reveal its official earnings until January 27th, based on the latest smartphone activation report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, Apple dominated the holiday shopping season and accounted for 50% of all …

iPhone usage in America, mapped

What’s the difference between iPhone and Android users?<p>Well, iPhone users are smarter—that is, if you believe everything you read on the internet. (I do not advise this.)<p>That narrative has emerged from a study published Jan. 22 by the American advertising firm Chitika, which found that states with …

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Mobile Shopping Grew Like Crazy Last Year

Mobile app usage increased across the board last year, but it was led by growth in one particular category: Shopping.<p>Based on data from mobile analytics firm Flurry charted for us by BI Intelligence, shopping apps had the highest growth last year — a 174% jump year-over-year — followed by …

China Air Pollution: Government Announces Plan To Combat Smog And Haze

BEIJING, July 25 (Reuters) - China plans to invest 1.7 trillion yuan ($277 billion) to combat air pollution over the next five years, state media said on Thursday, underscoring the new government's concerns about addressing a key source of social discontent.<p>The money is to be spent primarily in …

Mark Zuckerberg Has A 27-Year Plan For Adding Another 5 Billion Users On Facebook

It should not have.<p>CEO Mark Zuckerberg has, refreshingly, spoken in plain English about exactly how Facebook's revenue will grow, and where its new users will come from, for months now. The company has been very clear that its user base is switching from desktop to mobile, and that is where growth …

If you’ve ever wanted your phone and your PC to merge, this millionaire has a deal for you

Mark Shuttleworth, the South African-born, Isle of Man-based millionaire who was only the second person on earth to pay to have himself shot into space, has latched onto a vision that’s compelling in its simplicity, not its particulars: Shuttleworth contends that it’s time people stopped owning …

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You Spend a Lot of Time With Your Mobile Device at Home — Even More if It’s an iPad

We’ve touched on this before, but it’s worth repeating: Your phones and tablets are amazing multimedia devices. But just because they’re mobile …

Mozilla Starts Doling Out Phones To Developers With Brilliant HTML5 App Ideas

Just a week after rolling out the latest version of its Firefox OS simulator, Mozilla has announced that it’s offering a nifty new proposition to would-be FFOS developers. If you’ve got an idea for a killer HTML5 application and the technical chops (or at least the drive) to make it a reality, …

Wix: Come for our site builder, stay for Google Apps

The popular Web-site builder Wix has inked a deal with Google to help small business customers install branded Google Apps.<p>Wix, which lets individuals and businesses build sites in HTML5 via an app market and drag-and-drop editor, announced Thursday that its partnership with Google will allow small …

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Google's new "Save to Drive" feature is a script you can embed into your webpage that allows readers to instantly save a file—PDFs, images, what have …

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Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs

6 Servings<p>These short ribs are even better when they're allowed to sit overnight.<p>October 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>5 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, cut crosswise into 2-inch pieces<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>3 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>3 medium onions, chopped<p>3 medium carrots, peeled, …

Chinese firm finds way to get apps onto iPhone, iPad -- for free

A firm in China has found a way to get users in China to download applications to their iPhones or iPads without having to pay a dime.<p>According to Venturebeat, which discovered the exploit, a Chinese "app store" known as 7659.com has taken advantage of a loophole in Apple's bulk enterprise …

CHART OF THE DAY: U.S. Teens Want An iPhone For Their Next Smartphone

<i>This chart comes from Business Insider Intelligence, a new research and and analysis service focused on the mobile and Internet industries. Sign up for a free trial here.</i><p>Teens strongly prefer iOS for their next smartphone purchase, according to data from Piper Jaffray's semi-annual report on teen …

Android Remains Main Target For Mobile Malware Writers Despite iOS Having More Vulnerabilities, Says Symantec

Mobile malware remains a small and nascent issue, especially when compared to the scale of threats crowding around desktop OSes, but the threat that is out there continues to mostly affect Google’s Android platform. This despite Apple’s iOS technically having more vulnerabilities, according to a …

Apple wins patent for iOS app folders and 'jiggle mode'

Apple has finally won a patent for a system that lets iOS users more easily organize their apps.<p>Granted today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the patent dubbed "Device, method, and graphical user interface for managing folders" describes the method used by iOS to let users create folders …

Evernote launches Accelerator program to help out developers

If you’re an app developer that builds app around Evernote’s API and platform, the company wants to help you out. If you’re lucky enough, the company …

Leaked Document Shows AppGratis Used Lure Of App Store Rankings To Attract Cash From Developers

AppGratis, the app-discovery app that Apple removed last week for closely mimicking the official App Store, started an online petition yesterday that encourages users to ask Apple to let it return.<p>Apple said it removed AppGratis for violating a clause in the iOS developer guidelines that prohibits …

WhatsApp “Bigger Than Twitter” With Over 200M Monthly Active Users, 8B Inbound And 12B Outbound Messages Daily

WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum was on stage today at the AllThingsD Dive Into Mobile conference in New York City, where he said that the app is now larger than Twitter by monthly active users. He wouldn’t say exactly how many the company had, just that it was north of 200 million users.<p>Koum also noted that …

Coca-Cola to close Coke Zone points scheme

en_GB<p>article<p>Coca-Cola is to cease its Coke Zone loyalty scheme and switch to using it as a tool to promote “unique experiences” that do not require …

10 Eye-Opening Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

These books reveal the truth of how organizations really work, and it's not pretty.<p>As anyone who reads this column knows, I'm a huge proponent of positive thinking. However, positive thinking is delusional unless it's based upon a clear understanding of how the business world really works.<p>Put …

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