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Beware: The Left Shark is litigious

Tobin Low Feb 6, 2015
257,000

The number of jobs added in January, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate also went up a bit, to 5.7%

150 employees

Tesla has poached 150 employees from Apple. As Bloomberg reports, that’s more than the car company has hired from anywhere else, including other car companies.

$35,000

The entry-level starting salary at tech startup Doran Jones, located in the Bronx. That may seem low, but employees are drawn from Per Scholas, a nonprofit workforce training center, and receive an automatic raise to $45,000 in a year and to $55,000 in two years. The tiered salaries grow out of the company’s philosophy that there is an untapped talent pool in the U.S. for the tech industry.

235,361,264

How many times Sia’s song “Chandelier” has been streamed on Spotify. Based on the fact that Sia has the most spotify streams for both song and record, Spotify predicts she will win in both categories at the Grammys. But you already knew that, didn’t you? So why not head over to Silicon Tally, our weekly quiz on the week in tech news, and prove your news savvy.

$24.99

How much it costs to get your own 3D-printed model of the “Left Shark” from Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show. At least, that’s how much it would cost if you could buy one. As the BBC reports, Fernando Sosa, who was selling the blueprints to the model via an online directory, was served a cease and desist notice from Perry’s lawyers.

8

The size of the committee appointed by Google to implement the European Union’s ruling on the “Right to be Forgotten.” The eight-member advisory board now says it supports Google’s decision to limit the scope of the ruling to the EU, instead of applying the practice globally. As reported by the WSJ, the move will likely cause more friction in the conflict between the company and the EU.

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