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Urbanspoon (and I) oppose SOPA

By kate on January 18th, 2012

[I’m honored to be the one asked to write my company’s blog post for today’s SOPA/PIPA blackout. I’m re-printing it here.] Why Can’t I See Reviews on Urbanspoon? Today on Urbanspoon, you’ll notice that some content in the United States has been blacked out. We’re making this dramatic gesture to illustrate what might happen to […]

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Where should we eat tonight?

By kate on May 12th, 2009

As a Blackberry user, I’ve long been jealous of Urbanspoon‘s excellent iPhone application, which includes a slot-machine randomizer to help you decide upon a restaurant. While it’s still not available on the Blackberry (despite my pleas), anyone with a Flash-enabled browser can now use the slot machine! The Urbanspoon restaurant picker requires the Adobe Flash […]

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Dream job: Alpha Tester

By kate on February 8th, 2008

My network of ex-Jobster colleagues contains an unusually large number of small startups. I can count about 14 startups that have been founded or co-founded by ex-Jobsters, and many others who employ ex-Jobsters. Because of my connections at these new ventures, I’ve had the opportunity lately to do some alpha and beta testing, and have […]

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Is your company hiring?

By kate on January 5th, 2007

As you have probably heard, my company laid off 60 people this week. I escaped the ax, but many of my very talented colleagues did not.   As even our CEO says, the layoffs were not because of poor performance, but a restructuring of the company’s strategy. There are now 60 great people out there, […]

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No more pencils, no more books, no more boss’s dirty looks!

By kate on March 1st, 2006

My last day of work was yesterday, and it really feels like summer vacation. I should have at least a few days to relax and enjoy the time off. This weekend, there’ll be some hard work as we will finally be able to move some furniture and things into the basement (it will be mostly […]

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More open jobs at Jobster

By kate on August 3rd, 2005

If you or anyone you know know might be good at these jobs (both technical and non-technical), check it out. Don’t miss the chance to work at such a great company!   Jobster is hiring: Software Developer, Web UIPerl Software Developer, Search Recruiter Support SpecialistAccount ManagerStrategic Account Manager   We’re also looking for a Help […]

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