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Lots of Jobs in Silicon Valley

There are more than 6,500 jobs on Dice for the San Jose, Calif., area. I'm including San Francisco and the East Bay in that. There's demand Besides software development, design, implementation, and integration. And also more specific skills like Java, Javascript, testing, SQL, Linux, Oracle, and HTML/HTTP. The companies looking include Salesforce.com, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, VMWare, TeamSoft, Teachscape, and Blackhawk Network.

Turns Out the iPad's a Business Tool After All

A lot of companies that don't like consumer technology like the iPad. This is from The Wall Street Journal. The newspaper, website or whatever it is now says some of the iPad's huge sales numbers have been driven by business. In fact, half of the Fortune 100 are either testing or deploying them. There's more than 500 business apps available, including some that allow VPN access. Some of the sales are coming from companies that want to get ahead of their employees. They know they're going to hear demand for iPads, so they want to be ready. Besides, they know a lot of people are going to use them for work, no matter what the corporate policy is.

Wall Street Needs Technology Smarts

Wall Street doesn't really like financial reform very much, but it looks like it's going to be good for tech hiring. Financial companies are ramping up recruitment. They're looking for programmers, database administrators, and operating systems specialists. In particular, they need programmers. Companies want experts in C, C++, C#, J2EE and Perl. They also want specialists in risk analytics.One thing, though: To work on Wall Street, you've got to understand how the business works. -- Mark Feffer DiceTV Update: San Jose Needs Software Developers