Job search site Indeed sells to Japan’s Recruit Co.

Indeed has been a quiet success story, becoming the No. 1 job search site in the world after launching in 2004. Now, it’s being acquired by Japan’s Recruit Co. in a deal that will create a dominant worldwide HR and recruiting service.

A good place to work

When things go well, it doesn’t matter if your company is a good company. But when things go wrong, it can be the difference between life and death. Things always go wrong. Ben Horowitz explains why being a good company is an end in itself.

Identified doesn’t want to be your father’s job site

With the announcement that they’ve raised $21 million in Series B funding, a startup called Identified shows there’s a market for their youth-oriented competitor to LinkedIn. The service uses Facebook data, game-like scoring and recruiter analytics to helps 20-somethings kickstart job searches and identify career goals.

So what is it: Do startups create jobs or not?

Do startups create jobs, or more accurately, do they create jobs the way they used to? In a House hearing Wednesday, a researcher said the number of startups created have been declining since 2006, and when they are created they tend to generate fewer jobs.

Have Facebook apps really created $15B in economic value?

A new study from the University of Maryland’s business school claims that Facebook’s “app economy” has created almost a quarter of a million new jobs and over $15 billion in spinoff benefits for the U.S. economy. But do those estimates really stand up to scrutiny?

Can Adzuna’s job search brighten British classifieds?

With jobs still hard to come by as the downturn rolls on, British startup Adzuna says it wants to help get more people into positions with its job search service — and has ambitious plans to take on its rivals in the competitive classified industry.

Exclusive: LinkedIn to Launch Job Application Tool

LinkedIn is preparing to launch a plug-in for employers’ websites called “Apply With LinkedIn” that will allow job candidates to apply for available positions with their LinkedIn profiles. “Apply With LinkedIn” is slated to launch later this month, according to a source briefed on the feature.

Smart Grid Gets Clipped in Michigan

Yet more evidence that the smart grid industry is facing pressure to get cheaper, and fast: Michigan utility Consumers Energy may be cutting $400 million from its $500 million smart grid spending plan over the next five years, reports Smart Grid Today.

Hiring Picks Up at Venture-backed Startups

Hiring at venture-backed startups picked up speed in the first quarter, according to figures released by the National Venture Capital Association and job board A total of 13,314 jobs were posted by startups in the first quarter, up 16 percent since the end of 2009.

Zapoint Buys Social Recruitment Site Jobster

The relatively positive jobs report last week could mean that recruitment sites return to healthier ad revenues. In preparation of a somewha…

Apple at the Oscars

Swapping turtleneck for tuxedo, Steve Jobs (s aapl) made a rare public appearance when he took to the red carpet at the…

Demand for iPhone Developers Up 500%

The SDK and the success of the App Store have combined to create an emerging professional category, that of iPhone application developer.…