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Software engineers are more valuable to companies than money



CNBC posted an article last week that really resonated with me. From their article: A recent study from Stripe and Harris Poll found that 61 percent of C-suite executives believe access to developer talent is a threat to the success of their business. Perhaps more surprisingly — as we mark a decade after the financial […]





Branch, a deep linking SDK, is now a unicorn



From TechCrunch: Branch, the deep-linking startup backed by Andy Rubin’s Playground Ventures, will enter the unicorn club with an upcoming funding round. The four-year-old company, which helps brands create links between websites and mobile apps, has authorized the sale of $129 million in Series D shares, according to sources and confirmed by PitchBook, which tracks […]


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Apps caught sending location and other data to advertising companies



From ZDNEt: A team of security researchers behind a popular mobile firewall app say they’ve identified tens of iOS apps that are collecting location data from iPhone users, data they later pass on to monetization firms. In all cases, researchers say, the collection occurs via packaged tracking code monetization firms provide to developers to embed […]





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