Based on salary reports shared over the past 12 months by software engineers at 15 various tech companies to compare average base salaries, Google was found to have the highest average base salary among the top dogs in technology.
Here's a glance at the top five:Google: $128,336 Facebook: $123,626 Apple: $114,413 eBay: $108,809 Zynga: $105,568
Based on more than 5,000 salary reports, Glassdoor cited that the … Read more
Apple and Samsung continue to grab smartphone sales from the rest of the industry.
Collectively, the two companies watched their U.S. sales increase by 43 percent from the second quarter of 2011 to the same quarter of 2012, says a new report from NPD Group. Over the same time, combined sales for other companies, such as HTC, Motorola, and LG, fell by 16 percent.
For the quarter, Apple carved out 31 percent of the smartphone market, while Samsung captured 24 percent. That left HTC with 15 percent, Motorola with 12 percent, and LG with just 6 percent.
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In playing catch up with President Obama's social media savvy, Republican nominee Mitt Romney might have cut some corners. A new report by Barracuda Labs shows that more than 15 percent of Romney's Twitter followers may have come from bogus accounts generated by pay-for-followers services.
"We believe most of these recent followers of Romney are not from a general Twitter population but most likely from a paid Twitter follower service," Barracuda Labs research scientist Jason Ding wrote in the report.
It's important to note, however, that it's not clear if the Romney campaign, an … Read more
News Corp. digital media head Jon Miller is bullish on the odds of his friend Ross Levinsohn becoming the permanent chief executive at Yahoo.
"I would bet that Ross Levinsohn will be the CEO of Yahoo," he said today during an interview at the PaidContent 2012 conference in New York.
"Ross is as good a person as exists on the planet [to run Yahoo]," he said.
The two were once partners in a venture firm, Velocity Investment Group, which was formed after Levinsohn resigned as president of Fox Interactive Media and Miller left his post … Read more
GigaOm, one of Silicon Valley's best-known blogs, said today it has acquired the assets from ContentNext Media, parent company of media blog paidContent, from publisher Guardian News & Media.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
"PaidContent is the leading voice covering the evolution of media, an area that is very important to us," said Paul Walborsky, CEO of GigaOM. "Integrating our teams will enrich our editorial coverage and expand our footprint immediately in two markets that are critical to our growth - New York City and the United Kingdom."
In addition to paidContent.org the other … Read more
Last week's top iPhone and iPad apps, according to official numbers from Apple's App Store, include SPY Mouse, Angry Birds, Words With Friends, Pages, and Keynote, among others.
Apple has been releasing official top-10 lists for songs and albums for some time, but now users can check out the charts for iPhone and iPad apps as well. The categories Apple will be reporting include Top Paid iPhone Apps, Top Free iPhone Apps, Top Paid iPad Apps, and Top Free iPad Apps.
For the week ending September 19, SPY Mouse topped the Top Paid iPhone Apps list, followed by … Read more
If you own multiple Android devices, you shouldn't have to buy multiple copies of your apps. Fortunately, the Android Market makes it easy to install all of your paid apps on all of your devices without purchasing them again.
Before getting started, please note that these instructions are for devices running the new Android Market (versions 3.0 and higher). While it is possible to install paid apps on multiple devices through the old Android Market, there's one caveat: the Google account used for the purchases must be the primary account associated with the device. In any case, … Read more
As unlimited data plans from traditional wireless carriers go the way of the flip phone, savvy bargain hunters have another option: prepaid services that offer cool new smartphones with cheap unlimited data plans.
After months of anticipation, Verizon Wireless is expected to introduce a new pricing scheme July 7, which will eliminate its unlimited data plan. AT&T did something similar a year ago. While Sprint and T-Mobile USA, the smaller of the four national carriers, still offer unlimited data, there are signs that pricing will increase. Sprint already charges customers $10 more a month for phones that can … Read more