Welcome back to Baby Breakerdom! This week we find that some people play their way to serious money, that TV on the go could be the new new thing, and that recruiters want to meet you online.
Many here at Rule Breaker HQ are fans of massively multiplayer online games. That's one of the reasons why Chinese gamers NetEase
When we're not playing games, more than a few of us sidle up to the boob tube. Now, VCs are hoping that we'll want to take our favorite shows with us. VentureWire reports that French company DiBcom, which makes chips that power receivers for mobile TV, landed EUR24.5 million in its fourth round of funding. Intel's
Recruiting calls are sooooo yesterday. At least you'd think so from the attention given Jobster, which received $19.5 million in second-round financing on Tuesday. Mayfield, which is also an investor in The Motley Fool, led the round. Jobster resembles referral network LinkedIn in that recruiters use email invites to get contacts to bring their friends and associates into an online network. Once there, they can refer those they know for available jobs or apply themselves. The appeal of Jobster's approach, reports VentureWire, is that it attracts talented professionals who are not yet looking for gigs, but might be open to something new. Mayfield director Allen Morgan put it more succinctly: "... the best people to hire are the people who are not looking for jobs."
Once again, there's nothing new to report in public offerings. But, as always, we'll keep looking.
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Fool contributor Tim Beyers is frighteningly curious to see how Martha Stewart does with an apprentice. Yikes. Tim owned stock in none of the companies mentioned in this story at the time of publication. You can find out what's in his portfolio by checking Tim's Fool profile, which is here. The Motley Fool has an ironclad disclosure policy.