Viralheat: Our Sentiment API Is Getting 300M Calls Per Week | Video surveillance startup Dropcam gets a fresh $12M, rolls out new Android app | Is IT Outsourcing Worth It? | Recruiting Startup Interview Street Holds "Summer Games" For College Students | Let's hook up: expands to find you the job of your dreams

Viralheat: Our Sentiment API Is Getting 300M Calls Per Week

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Viralheat is probably best-known for its social media analytics and publishing tools, but it also offers some free APIs. And at least one of those APIs, the one that analyzes sentiment, is taking off, according to CEO Raj Kadam[...]
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Video surveillance startup Dropcam gets a fresh $12M, rolls out new Android app

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Home�surveillance�camera maker Dropcam has been a prime example of how a fledging company can do hardware right.
And investors agree: The company has just secured $12 million in second round of funding led by Menlo Ventures and supported by�Accel Partners and Bay Partners.
Dropcam’s Wi-Fi-enabled video cameras make it�easy for users to remotely monitor their kids, pets, and homes from a�variety�of devices.
Hardware-based startups are a bit of an anomaly in Silicon Valley, so it’s always big news when a company like Dropcam attracts investor attention.
With the latest round, Dropcam’s total funding rises to $17.8M. The company says it plans to use the new cash to expand its[...]
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Is IT Outsourcing Worth It?

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Outsourcing is the lifeblood of IT. The prevailing theory is that outsourcing saves companies money and enables them to engage a broader pool of IT skills and talent than they could in-house. However, the results from a new survey challenge that perception.
Lieberman Software surveyed IT professionals at the InfoSecurity Europe 2012 conference and found that 71 percent of organizations outsource a ?significant portion? of their IT needs. However, confidence in outsourcing is not as high as you?d think.
IT outsourcing can be a valuable tool, but choose your outsource partners wisely.Although outsourcing is often seen as a cost-cutting measure, 42 percent of the survey respondents reported tha[...]
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Recruiting Startup Interview Street Holds “Summer Games” For College Students

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Recruiting startup Interview Street is making a move onto college campuses (virtually speaking).The company helps employers recruit programmers by holding online coding contests to test their skills. Right now, co-founder Vivek Ravisankar says the average CodeSprint coder has between zero and 3.5 years of work experience ? in other words, they’re pretty fresh out of college. Still, a lot of recruiting starts even earlier. So why not try to find the most talented programmers while they’re still in school?[...]
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Let’s hook up: expands to find you the job of your dreams

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The company calls itself the “eHarmony of jobs.” Hot startups like Quora and Evernote, Eventbrite, and Lytro post their positions there. And now that is expanding beyond San Francisco, maybe, just maybe, your dream job will meet you with a kiss and a box of chocolates. has been matching up love-lorn job seekers in San Francisco since April, and in that time it’s started working with 200 of the hottest companies in technology. Today, CEO Darren Bounds announced that the company is expanding into�New York, Chicago, and Boston.
“ makes the connection between company and job seeker,” Bounds told VentureBeat. The company helps speed the hiring[...]
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