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Salary and Career News Round Up: Google Acquires Kevin Rose, Wall Street Pay Gap, Reinventing Retail

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week.

  • Digg cofounder Kevin Rose has just been hired at Google along with several members of his startup Milk. The timing is curious: Just days ago, Rose announced that the first Milk app, Oink, would be shut down. Do you think Rose has been brought on to give Google+ a lift?
  • The latest census data reveals disturbing news about the gender pay disparity: The best chance a woman has of earning more than a man on Wall Street is by working in the personal care and service industry performing tasks like shoe shining or house sitting.
  • Georgia Collins of the business consultancy DEGW believes it's time to cut the employee-office leash. Collins cites workplace distraction as the primary reason for businesses to let their teams work from home or wherever else they can concentrate.
  • How can we educate the next generation of workers? A startup called E[nstitute] is hoping to shake up higher education through a two-year, apprenticeship-based learning experience wherein students can gain valuable experience by working for small businesses and startups.
  • Fast Company focuses on 50 companies that are reinventing the retail experience. On its list are Patagonia, UPS, Amazon and Kiva Systems.

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