Archive | December, 2006

This Can’t Be Happening

28 December 2006

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I found out yesterday of a company in the Salt Lake City area trying to save a few bucks by not paying someone for their first week of work… by calling it "training" instead. Of course, this was not discussed in any way with the employee in their offer letter or in ay other way.  […]

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Software for Starving Students 2007.01 Released

22 December 2006

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The 2007.01 release of Software for Starving Students is now available for download at: http://softwarefor.org/downloads.html — Software for Starving Students is a free collection of programs organized for students (but available to anyone). They have best-in-class programs gathered onto one CD (one disc for OS X, one for Windows). read more | digg story

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Launch: New Magazine for Utah Entrepreneurs

21 December 2006

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Grow Utah Ventures and others are now publishing a cool book for Utah Entrepreneurs called Launch. From their email: New Online Publication Just for You >> Street-smart advice and reality based insight on building a high-growth business in Utah. Read it now. LAUNCH is a free, bi-monthly, online publication focusing solely on Utah’s entrepreneurial experience- […]

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Calendar: Annual UTC Open House, Jan 4th

20 December 2006

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Annually, the Utah Technology Council holds a free open house to help technology companies and professionals connect. Refreshingly, this open house will be after the holiday rush (wphew) and, like all UTC events I have attended, proves to be interesting fun. This is a free event for both members and non-members of the Utah Technology […]

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Fake Blogging is, uh… fake.

18 December 2006

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Business Week Online reveals that Sony has been busted for trying to fake out the viral community through a fake blog–Alliwantforxmasisapsp.com–and at least one youtube video. Now, after web citizens out the plot, Sony updates the website with the following disclaimer: “Busted. Nailed. Snagged. As many of you have figured out (maybe our speech was […]

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Two Presents for Job Seekers

15 December 2006

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Job-seeker advocate Jason Alba, brainchild of JibberJobber Career Toolset has had plenty of people tell him that they could use a spreadsheet to do everything Jibber Jobber does. Well, ironically, that’s how the idea for Jason’s tool even got started. In fact, Jason’s decided to GIVE AWAY the very spreadsheet he used as a Christmas, […]

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Nursing Degree Guide: A gateway to the world of nursing?

14 December 2006

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Sponsored Review   The Nursing Degree Guide is a nursing resource for nursing education, continuing nursing education, and a recruitment resource. The site puts more focus on education for those looking to become nurses than on providing site users with a place to find jobs. While providing information on various types of nursing career paths, […]

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LatPro.com: A niche strategy for recrutiers

14 December 2006

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Sponsored Review   LatPro.com is the leading bilingual recruitment source in the US, offering directed services for businesses that understand the necessity for diversity. LatPro has truly created a niche for themselves by targeting bilingual Hispanic and Latino professionals and creating a network that spans industries. Employer benefits Superior search capabilities for targeted recruiting and […]

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Salary.com Not Profitable

13 December 2006

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As C.M. Russell relates, have we learned nothing from Web 1.0? Salary.com Not Profitable “We have not been profitable since our inception, and we may not become profitable,” Salary.com says in its IPO prospectus. On the one hand, that’s boilerplate due-diligence text for Securities and Exchange Commission filings. On the other, it’s exactly the kind […]

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Q Comm Growing Well

13 December 2006

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Always good to hear when good companies are doing well: Q Comm Named One of Utah’s Fastest-Growing Companies for the Fourth Consecutive Year Q Comm International, Inc., a provider of prepaid transaction processing and electronic point-of-sale (POS) distribution solutions, today announced it has been named as one of the top 100 fastest-growing companies in Utah […]

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