News of the Week for Jan. 7-11: What We're Reading

Posted Jan. 11, 2019

What news had us talking this week? Here’s a sample of articles and topics that caught our attention:


Software Devs Land Top Spots for 2019

Software developers are the top career picks for 2019, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of best jobs. The article also mentions that software development “tends not to be a really stressful profession,” so we meditated on that for a moment and then got right back to making the stress-free magic happen.

Best Places to Find Jobs

In a new report for the new year, WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 30 key indicators of job-market strength to determine its list of best places to find jobs. Among projekt202’s five offices, San Francisco placed 4th in the nationwide list, followed by Austin (16), Seattle (22), Dallas (26) and Chicago (132). We’d actually place them all in the top five, because business is red-hot at projekt202 and we currently have more than 25 career opportunities available.

What’s Trendy in Tech for 2019

A report from FleishmanHillard offers predictions for the tech industry, including the growth of more detailed AI in 2019. At some point, you know this all ends with Kyle Reese showing up to warn us about Skynet, but as long as Sarah Connor’s got our back, we’re good.

Laptops are More of the Same at This Year’s CES

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is the manta for laptop manufacturers at CES 2019, showcasing the strength of the current crop of computers.

Deign to Ask: 5G … or Not 5G?

Is 2019 the year of 5G? Not so fast, writes Ars Technica’s Ron Amadeo.

B2B Portals, Why Must You Frustrate Us?

Telecom B2B websites serve a critical function: simplifying the most common tasks for the largest clients. But do they have to be so overwhelming? projekt202’s Joe Dyer advises: Don’t frustrate the users.

Texas Tops Destinations for Business Relocations

“Since 2010, more than 120 major corporate headquarters have moved to Dallas-Fort Worth, creating over 750,000 jobs, according to the [Dallas] Regional Chamber,” writes Bill Hethcock in the Dallas Business Journal.


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