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Booting Up: It’s Now Easier for Developers to Sell Themselves to the Highest Bidder

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This week Pinterest introduced a web analytics platform, while Twitter stepped up its ad insights game with more details for marketers. Really looking forward to seeing even more wedding dress ads. [Ad Week]

Twitter has also reportedly acquired the music delivery service We Are Hunted and plans to build a standalone music app. Can we get some Vine soundtracks going, here? [CNET]

To face Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination claims, Kleiner Perkins has hired the same guy who represented Facebook against the Winklevoss twins. [Wall Street Journal]

Blame Google+ for the fact that you are losing your Google Reader, effective July 1. [The Next Web]

A startup called DeveloperAuction has raised $2.7 million to build a site where talent can literally auction themselves off to the highest bidder. sign up and if they’re picked as one of the site’s top 150 job seekers in a particular month, be deluged with interview offers from companies. That’ll do wonders for the Valley’s skyrocketing salaries, sure. [VentureBeat]

Chrome honcho Sundar Pichai is now going to lead Google’s Android team, as well. Former Android boss Andy Rubin is going to stay at Google and do something that maybe involves moonshots. [Google]

Talent Crunch

DeveloperAuction Helps Programmers Sell Themselves to the Highest Bidder

DeveloperAuction

If you need more evidence to prove that developers are the 1 percent when it comes to chronic unemployment, take a gander at a recently-launched platform called DeveloperAuction.

Billing itself as the “first transparent marketplace for recruitment,” the site lets qualified engineers submit a profile, then startups bid against each other for the tech talent. Cofounder Matt Mickiewicz told TechCrunch, “We’re flipping the traditional model on its head, by having employers submit offers first, and interview later.” Read More