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Programming, which has developed into its own language, is now the favorite language of women, as more and more women have become interested in mastering it (even more so than French or Mandarin, for instance). Is it a positive sign of the times?

It began with internet/SMS lingo; and LOL was born. New acronyms followed suit (like OMG). Then emerged terms like Java and Python (no, not the place in Indonesia or the snake). Programming has developed into its own language and more and more women have become interested in mastering it (even more so than French or Mandarin, for instance). Is it a positive sign of the times?

Perhaps, women are tech savvy?

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Windows 8, Facebook IPO troubles, mobile advertising challenges, and what a hot lawsuit against a Silicon Valley VC means for women in technology.

Read on to see the stories making headline news on the tech scene this week!

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

The Facebook wedding of Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan raises eyebrows, with curious timing.

Last week, Facebook CEO married his long time girlfriend –but everyone knows that already. The curious timing is that he married her after becoming a billionaire 19 times over. Adding another curious fact is that the wedding was a backyard ceremony attended only by 100 or so of Zuckerberg’s friends. Those close to the couple say that they’ve been together for a decade and there’s no reason to doubt that this marriage will work out. Chan, who just graduated from Medical school, is regarded as a genius, much like her husband.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Enter to Win a Microsoft Learning Certificate! All you need to do is make one Tweet (details within)!

It seems that every day a new story comes out about our downward spiraling economy, high unemployment rates, and the fiercely competitive job market. If you’re out there trying to jump-start your professional life, it can be a serious downer. The tech industry is fast-paced and constantly evolving, but building a successful career is all about staying on top of industry trends and finding ways to make your resume and skill-set stand out from the crowd. That’s where Microsoft Learning Certificates come in.

 
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Posted by Cynthia Sycip

How are we to cope with information overload and decide what to purchase?

Never before have we been bombarded by so many products. The internet seems to be a collection of shopping malls where one can find anything from the best toothpaste to the latest cure (to just about anything). Human beings are a curious lot; we are intrigued by products, no matter how implausible, silly or exaggerated their claims are. How do we cope with all this information and decide what to purchase?

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

New Google Glasses revealed. You’re now likely to meet people wearing rather futuristic glasses while they talk to themselves. Don’t panic!  They aren’t Bellevue escapees; most likely, they are Google employees testing new augmented-reality glasses. Google’s top secret project is called Project Glass.

 
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Posted by Cynthia Sycip

It’s easier these days to become whatever you desire to be. Technology has become a medium to becoming a millionaire, a global sensation or an instant bestselling author. Though many believe women lag behind men when it comes to getting promoted, on the Internet it isn’t quite so.

There are many stars today catching their break via social networking (ex: Tila Tequila, who found fame through MySpace). Many regular folk use YouTube, for example, to display their talent, only to be later discovered by the Oprah or Ellen show –becoming celebrities overnight.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Virgin Atlantic teams up with Telenor’s Aeromobile to offer in-flight calls to passengers on New York to London flights. Now you can stay connected even in-flight!

Picture this: you just boarded a plane and are about to take off. Just a few minutes before take off you remember something important and have to call or text it now because you’ll be out of pocket for the next eight hours. Wouldn’t it be amazing to use your smartphone without restraint?  Well if you are a Virgin Atlantic passenger, there’s good news in store for you.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

It’s official: this morning, shortly after 9:30AM EST, when the NYSE opens, a few people on this planet will enter into a new tax bracket (at 11:30AM to be percise).

Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) yesterday evening announced pricing of $38 per share for its initial public offering of 421MM shares of common stock, to take place today. Facebook will offer shares (all 180 million + of them) for trading under the NASDAQ symbol “FB.” In addition, selling stockholders (who are about to get mega paid) are offering 240MM shares of Class A common stock.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

The eBook erotica craze didn’t begin with the bestselling book Fifty Shades of Grey. With respect to eBook erotica, there were writers, mostly women, writing erotic stories to be later sold on the internet, way before Fifty Shades of Grey came anywhere near the mainstream. In fact, women writing erotica began way before the Internet. Just google Anais Nin.

 
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