The election makes the Twitter inventor and Square CEO a board member effective immediately.
FORTUNE -- Jack Dorsey's schedule just got even busier. Effective immediately, the Square CEO and Twitter (TWTR) co-founder is joining The Walt Disney Company's (DIS) board of directors.
"Jack Dorsey is a talented entrepreneur who has helped create groundbreaking new businesses in the social media and commerce spaces," said Robert A. Iger, Disney's chairman and chief executive officer, in MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 23, 2013 4:17 PM ET
The worst may be over, according to some local brokers.
FORTUNE -- On one thing San Franciscans can agree: renting a place in the city is pricey.
But the days of hyperbolic apartment prices may be numbered, thanks to nearly 8,500 new rental units opening in the city over the next 14 months, estimates James Wavro of J. Wavro Associates, a real estate brokerage that leases properties across the San Francisco Bay MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 18, 2013 4:35 PM ET
What to do and look for from day one.
FORTUNE -- So you've been hired as a software engineer. Congratulations.
That was half the challenge. The other? Hitting the ground running from day one. Because whether you're coding from the plush comforts of Google's (GOOG) Mountain View headquarters, toiling at an early-stage San Francisco startup of 10, or plugging away elsewhere, the demand for software engineers is as high as it has MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 16, 2013 5:00 AM ET
CEOs reveal what makes an engineer attractive to employers.
FORTUNE -- Great software engineers are hard to find, let alone hire and keep.
Which is why more people than ever are trying to become one. The average annual salary for Google (GOOG) software engineers, for instance, now hovers around $145,000 and skyrockets to as much as $550,000, according to job site Glassdoor.
But training to be a software engineer and snagging a high-profile, high-paying position MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 9, 2013 1:57 PM ET
The SoMa-based startup, backed by ex-Pixar execs, beefs up its three-month-old interactive app.
FORTUNE -- Before ToyTalk launched its first product this September, a free iPad app called The Winston Show, CEO and founder Oren Jacob expressed some doubt that his startup's vision -- creating a plaything capable of holding in-depth conversations with kids -- would resonate.
"I am confident this will never work in a preschool with 30 kids in it," MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 9, 2013 1:16 PM ET
One app's downtime is another's opportunity.
FORTUNE -- One serious glitch is all fickle users need to abandon one service for another. That, and a competitor that accomplishes the same goal, but does it better. Just ask the Friendster folks.
The same phenomenon that played out with social networks over the last decade is quite possibly doing the same now, this time with gay-focused social apps. Indeed, ask gay men in San Francisco MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 6, 2013 10:27 AM ET
A New York state tax law remains intact and brings an old issue to the forefront.
FORTUNE -- For Amazon, it's not a matter now of whether the company will collect sales tax in many states, but when.
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a ruling from the New York Court of Appeals requiring Internet retailers including Amazon (AMZN) collect sales tax regardless of whether they have a physical MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 4, 2013 8:00 AM ET
Stuck at the airport? Tech can help make life easier while you wait.
FORTUNE -- Few situations are more irksome than toughing it out in a packed airport for a delayed flight. That plastic-backed seating is uncomfortable, those power outlets a precious commodity. And when it comes to figuring out your ETA, airline employees sometimes know as much as you do.
But waiting doesn't have to be a traumatic experience, thanks to a MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 27, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Silicon Valley companies are still hiring en masse, but for industry outsiders, getting a job can seem downright impossible.
FORTUNE -- The technology industry aims to invent the future. But for too many aspiring Silicon Valley workers, it's their past that's holding them back.
Who can blame any job-seeker for trying to break into the tech industry? There were 58,000 available Bay Area tech jobs this October, according to job data firm, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 26, 2013 1:15 PM ET
It's not just a loyalty-shipping program.
FORTUNE -- Last Friday, Amazon (AMZN) announced customers can now officially give others a $79 Amazon Prime membership -- a move that came just before the official start of holiday season.
Users simply add an Amazon Prime membership to their online cart, enter the recipient's email address, then select a virtual delivery date.
When it debuted in 2005, Prime was notable for two-day shipping. But the loyalty MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 26, 2013 5:00 AM ET
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