Through Hired tech talent can ‘auction’ themselves for jobs

hired.comUS startup Hired launches its service in New York tomorrow where tech talent such as developers, engineers and data scientists can find jobs at tech companies by ‘auctioning’ themselves.

Tech companies bid on these people and have to be upfront about salary, equity options and signing bonus. Hired comes to NYC after launching in Silicon Valley; according to the company, there are more than 5,000 unfulfilled tech jobs in NYC. Continue reading

PRODUCT REVIEW: Impact Snap Case for Macbook Air

tech21Whether it’s a Palo Alto cafe or a pop-up restaurant in Shoreditch, the use of Macbooks is ubiquitous and it is a badge of tech honour to be seen with one (naturally I have one myself).

So, the idea of wrapping aforesaid Macbook in a black cover seems like anathema to any visible hipster, but style over substance means nothing if that expensive bit of kit is dropped and broken. Continue reading

UK ecommerce startup Ometria pulls in $1.5 million seed funding

ometria_fundingE-commerce analytics company Ometria has raised $1.5 million in seed funding from a group of high-profile investors and entrepreneurs, including Huddle founders Alastair Mitchell and Andy McLoughlin.

Founded in London little more than 12 months ago, Ometria has staff in Moscow and operates a real-time platform targeted at online retailers that provides analytics for ecommerce businesses; it can be integrated with ecommerce platforms such as Magento and Shopify. Continue reading