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Code Boot Camps Fail Obama As Unaudited Stats Cast Doubt On Success Rates

ibtimes.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Visit the website of any top coding school and you'll find some eye-popping numbers: Some promise to turn people into software engineers in as little as 12 weeks and most claim job placement rates of 97, 98 or 99 percent within months of graduation.

Code Bootcamps Fail Obama As Unaudited Stats Cast Doubt On Success Rates

ibtimes.com — SAN FRANCISCO -- Visit the website of any top coding school and you'll find some eyepopping numbers: some promise to turn people into software engineers in as little as 12 weeks and most claim job placement rates of 97, 98 or 99 percent within months of graduation.
Feb 10, 2016

Code bootcamps keep peddling fuzzy math on success rates, breaking Obama pledge - @sal19 ibtimes.com/code-bootcamps…

Feb 10, 2016

Do software coding "bootcamps" juke their numbers to show rosy job stats? Looks like it. @sal19 reports: ibtimes.com/code-bootcamps…

Feb 10, 2016

Coding Bootcamps Fail Obama As Unaudited Stats Cast Doubt On Success Rates ibtimes.com/code-bootcamps…

Feb 10, 2016

Coding bootcamps have 1 month to release third-party audits to Obama. Cost: $5,000. Some may fail to deliver ibtimes.com/code-bootcamps… @sal19

Feb 10, 2016

RT @EricMarkowitz: Do software coding "bootcamps" juke their numbers to show rosy job stats? Looks like it. @sal19 reports: ibtimes.com/code-bootcamps…

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1 in 10 in a survey think HTML is an STD

latimes.com — If you're talking tech with Americans, you may want to avoid using any jargon. A recent study found that many Americans are lost when it comes to tech-related terms, with 11% in a survey saying that they thought HTML - a language that is used to create websites - was a sexually transmitted disease.
Mar 05, 2014

RT @AngelaHensel1: You've got to be kidding me RT @latimes 1 in 10 Americans think HTML is an STD, study finds.......lat.ms/1gPbH33

Oculus Announces Virtual Reality Headset, PC Bundles Starting At $1,499

ibtimes.com — SAN FRANCISCO -- Buying an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset just got easier. Oculus VR on Tuesday announced new bundles that package the headset along with PCs capable of powering the device starting at $1,499. Last month, Facebook-owned Oculus began taking pre-orders for the $599 Rift, which is slated to start shipping to consumers in March.

Verizon (VZ) Taps AOL's Tim Armstrong To Lead A Yahoo Deal: Report

ibtimes.com — SAN FRANCISCO -- Verizon has tapped AOL CEO Tim Armstrong to lead preliminary discussions of a potential purchase of Yahoo, according to Bloomberg, citing "a person with knowledge of the situation." Armstrong joined Verizon last year after the company acquired AOL in May for $4.4 billion.

Twitter To Roll Out Revamped Timeline As Soon As Next Week, Report Says

ibtimes.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter will introduce an overhauled version of its timeline as soon as next week, according to a report Friday. The revamped timeline will show users the most popular content from those accounts they follow rather than simply displaying tweets chronologically.
Feb 05, 2016

Twitter To Roll Out Revamped Timeline As Soon As Next Week, Report Says ibtimes.com/twitter-roll-o… for @IBTimes

BlackBerry Confirms Layoffs In Canada, Florida, Impact Felt On BlackBerry 10

ibtimes.com — Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Friday confirmed layoffs at its headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario, despite finding recent success in its latest turnaround effort after the launch of the Priv Android device late last year. The company said the job cuts will also impact its operations in Sunrise, Florida.

LinkedIn Corp (LNKD) Q4 2015 Earnings: Rising Costs Drag Down Profits, Forecasts

ibtimes.com — SAN FRANCISCO -- LinkedIn shares plummeted more than 25 percent in after-hours trading Thursday following the release of the company's fourth-quarter earnings, in which the professional networking site outlined a worse-than-expected forecast entering 2016 and reported net income down from a year prior due to growing expenses.

Slack Diversity Figures Show Progress With White Women But Minorities Being Left Behind

ibtimes.com — SAN FRANCISCO -- Slack, a fast-growing maker of workforce chat software, on Thursday released its latest employment figures, and though women saw significant gains, the report appears to confirm what many have feared: people of color are getting left behind in the tech industry's push for diversity.
Feb 04, 2016

Tech's diversity push is helping white women but leaving minorities behind -- @sal19 ibtimes.com/slack-diversit…

Feb 04, 2016

RT @IBTimes: The popular chat software maker Slack's recent diversity figures leave a lot to be desired bit.ly/1nPOOXi

GoPro Inc. (GPRO) Q4 2015 Earnings: GoPro Halts Stock Following Disappointing Results

ibtimes.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Further stoking investor fear and doubt, GoPro on Wednesday halted the trade of its shares after releasing fourth-quarter earnings that severely missed analysts' expectations. Even more disappointingly, the action-camera maker released first-quarter forecasts far below what most observers were expecting.
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Feb 10, 2016

RT @EricMarkowitz: Do software coding "bootcamps" juke their numbers to show rosy job stats? Looks like it. @sal19 reports: ibtimes.com/code-bootcamps…

Feb 10, 2016

RT @darrellsilver: The most important issue for bootcamps — why would you attend a school that hides its core performance data? twitter.com/sal19/status/6…

Feb 10, 2016

Coding Bootcamps Fail Obama As Unaudited Stats Cast Doubt On Success Rates ibtimes.com/code-bootcamps…

Feb 10, 2016

RT @kerrymflynn: Still wrote about it tho because #itsmyjob. Pumped for any elaboration come 4pm and all our forward-looking thoughts ibtimes.com/how-twitter-in…

Feb 09, 2016

@SavvyNewb not as exciting as you'd think haha but yes, health monitoring

Feb 09, 2016

RT @bernardcoleman3: .@sal19 gr8 article Tech Diversity: Accelerators Go After Women & Minorities 4 New Startup Ideas https://t.co/MnMaAn9t…


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