Welcome to CyberCoders' Weekly Roundup! Every week, we handpick the top five stories from around the web that offer great insight into hiring in the tech industry.
1. Pebble Unveils Pebble Time [USA Today]
There's a new smart watch in town here to compete with the Apple Watch.
What's unique about it? "Pebble Time marks a first for the smartwatch, which first launched on Kickstarter in 2012: a color screen. However, it's not the LCD or OLED displays of its rivals, but a color e-paper screen."
2. The Freelancer's Guide to Good Jobs and Great Pay [The Creative Class]
“I made just a few changes to my portfolio and client on-boarding and now my bills are paid three months in advance.”
This is a pretty stellar guide to freelancing in a way that doesn't require you to race to the bottom, competing with hundreds of massive freelance networks.
3. The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Money [Fast Company]
Check out the top companies that are changing the way we spend money. Among the top innovative companies, include Inventure (global credit tool for Android and web), Stripe (back-end money transaction system) and Behaviosec (a behavior-based security so powerful that the Department of Defense is investing in it).
4. Why We Run an Open Source Program -- Walmart Labs [TODO]
"There are great engineers all over the world, and your company is probably fighting to get as many of them as possible. The supply doesn’t meet demand, so it is important to do everything you can to help attract, and retain talent.
The majority of great engineers have GitHub profiles and have been working on projects there (open source and otherwise). The stack has become ubiquitous, and the majority of engineers either like it, or are “happy” enough with it."
5. Who Wins the Battle of The Disruptive Tech Giant: HP or IBM? [Tech Crunch]
"It’s hard to say in the middle of the transition, but one or both needs to figure out a way to get one or two of its large, higher-margin software products on double-digit growth trajectory, so that obsolescing cash flows become less of a threat to margins, and fade into being a more comfortable headache from the past."