A cool way to use #dropbox or #gmail to Find Your Stolen Mobile Device

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/readwriteweb/~3/TyDy5XmmB-Y/the-best-ways-to-find-your-stolen-mobile-device.php Who would have thought I could use dropbox for this. By extension, gmail (and the last logged in from feature) could also be used.

7 tips to restore #email sanity #xconomy — by @wroush

7 Ways We Can Work Together to Restore E-Mail Sanity

I agree with all but one of these; I can’t see myself using DM or tweets for quick interactions.

On ownership in #startups and why #VC funds have ownership targets

From my backlog of reading comes this article from Rob Go’s blog, http://bit.ly/LYsbdK describing in very simple terms why it is that you hear a VC make the stipulation of a minimum ownership when they invest in a company.

As with other things related to VC funding, the more I learn about it, the more I’m convinced that it is a wonderfully simple subject at the very core. However, the terminology and legality surrounding various aspects of VC funding have taken pedestrian mathematics involving no more than addition, subtraction, multiplication and division into an esoteric subject and a minefield for entrepreneurs.

A great read for any entrepreneur!

#Samsung #Galaxy Tab Not as ‘Cool’ as #iPad, Says Judge

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2012/07/09/samsungs-galaxy-tab-not-as-cool-as-ipad-says-judge/?mod=WSJBlog&mod=WSJ_FinancingAndInvesting_BLOGSDIGITALDAILY Really? Can a judge actually rule based on his impression of coolness of a product? Can you actually take tips on Collins from a person who wears a white wig?

Dr. Dobb’s 2012 Salary Survey

http://www.drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/dr-dobbs-2012-salary-survey/240002742

Definitely a must read article for any job seeker or interviewee; make sure to read and understand the trends before you negotiate.

Also for anyone who wants to speak with their manager about a raise our a bonus.

It does confirm some will known trends:

* Salaries on the coasts are higher.
* IT still pays will by comparison to jobs that are not in the knowledge economy, and pay reasonably well among the skilled professions.

Unfortunately, with a fairly large sample size, it also confirms some more disturbing things:

* Ageism is alive and well.
* Sexism is alive and well.