Startup news round-up: June 1, 2012

Navigating job search Web site can often be a laborious task.

Waterloo, Ont.-based AltCareer.com wants to put an end to that and make it easier and faster for people to find jobs and companies to hire employees.

Find the perks and find the job

Professionals can now browse jobs and associated perks right from the AltCareer homepage without the need to sign up for an account. AltCareer has also revamped its job listing search tool to make searching for jobs based on their favourite perks faster and simpler.

Current employers listing on the site include Achievers, Desire2Learn, Enflick, Firmex, Top Hat Monocle and Xtreme Labs.

“By showcasing listings and perks more prominently, we can maximize our users’ exposure to exciting new job opportunities with great employers,” says Carlos Perez, AltCareer co-founder.

 

Remapping the hood

Livehoods, is a new mapping software from Mobile Commerce Lab,CMU that is redrawing traditional neighbourhood boundaries and Montreal is one of its latest targets for remapping.

The software groups locations in a city into clusters called Livehoods which are based on the mainly on whether the same people have checked into the same place on their Foursquare account, according to report by the CBC’s Spark radio program.

“If many of the same people who check into a café also check into the grocery store around the corner, we’ll identify a strong relationship between the café and the grocery,” Justin Cranshaw told Spark. Cranshaw is one of the creators of Livehood.

“On the other hand, if the set of people that check into the cafe don’t check into the movie theatre across the street, then we identify a weaker relationship,” Cranshaw said.

From the CBC

Free sessions at OneAPI in Toronto

What kind of new mobile game should you build? How can you track mobile users without their app having to talk to your server? What do you do with an access token?

These questions and many more will be answered in the GSMA OneAPI Gateway Session comes to Toronto on June 6.

The organization is offering free business track and technical developer tracks on mobile app developments during the event to be held at the Ontario College of Arts and Design from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

Space is limited register now for this free session. Additional Information

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