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DeveloperAuction matches engineers and job openings through a process that involves curating a pool of candidates for two-week “auction” periods, requiring employers to specify an offer value before scheduling interviews, and giving cash bonuses to hired engineers on their first day. The year-old company just raised $2.7 million from investors including NEA and Sierra Ventures.
News ByteSkillPages, a start-up for short-term jobs, plans to launch its first mobile app today. The site connects users who have various skills — ranging from accounting to photography — with the instances where those skills are in demand. SkillPages’ network is currently much denser in the U.K. than it is in the U.S., but the new iPhone app is aimed at making local connections easier, as this promotional screenshot shows.
News ByteOracle announced Monday that it will acquire SelectMinds, a social networking company that has found its niche with corporate recruiters. It’s another deal in step with a string of 2012 acquisitions for Oracle, a company that has never been afraid to acquire outside talent and technology. Along the same lines, Oracle closed a nearly $2 billion deal to acquire Taleo — another company focused on the business of headhunting — in February. Terms of the SelectMinds deal were not disclosed.