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Spigot Inc – Digital Advertising climbed to $72.5 billion in 2016

Marketers spent $72.5 billion on digital advertising last year, an increase of 22 percent from 2015, as Google and Facebook once again booked the lion’s share of new revenue, a report released by the Interactive Advertising Bureau said on Wednesday.

The Internet Advertising Revenue Report underscored a migration by consumers away from traditional forms of media like television to online and mobile platforms, which has left digital companies competing for a larger share of advertising dollars. Read full article here…

 

Spigot Inc – Windows and Facebook flagged as a virus or malware?

At Spigot, virus and malware protection is something we recommend to all of our clients.  If you’ve ever thought that all virus protection programs are created equal, ask someone who just got Windows removed as malware and/or Facebook flagged as a phishing site by Webroot security and anti virus. No one at Spigot Inc has Webroot virus protection installed on their computers, so we escaped the craziness.

If you didn’t catch the article, you can read the entire story about how Windows was  accused of being malware, falsely detected by the Webroot Anti Virus program. As we stated before, not all virus protection programs are the same.

Check the Spigot Virus and Malware Protection Center for Spigot Inc’s recommendations for the best anti virus and anti malware programs. If you feel you have a virus on your computer, be sure to use a well known anti virus and malware protection software to scan your system and assist with removal of any virus or malware.

Spigot Inc Asks Would You Buy Ads on Snapchat?

We were having a conversation around mobile at Spigot Inc in our Fort Myers office and Snapchat was a topic.  Would you buy ads on Snapchat?

Snapchat wants brands to buy a lot of geofilters that layer fun text and graphics over users’ photos and videos. On Monday, the app opened up its API (application programming interface) a bit more, letting brands buy the location-based promos automatically. Read full article here…

DMEXCO is Growing – Spigot Inc Will be There

Spigot Inc has attended DMEXCO in the past years and is excited to be attending again this year… to a now even bigger conference. Cologne, Germany is becoming a hot spot for technology conferences and we are sending teams from our Fort Myers offices. Will you attend?

Can Cologne, Germany become the next hot spot for technology conferences? Dmexco has been on marketers’ radar for a few years now, and this year, organizers are hoping it will become one of their go-to conferences alongside South by Southwest and CES. Read full article here…

Spigot Inc. Learns Instagram Stories Surpasses Snapchat

Are you a Snapchat or Instagram Stories user?  Spigot Inc wants to know! Why would you choose Instagram Stories over Snapchat? Does having the ability to use one app to share pictures that remain in your feed as well as a story that last 24 hours more convenient? We asked some of our social media users at the Spigot Inc office in Fort Myers and found that usage was split between the two hot mobile apps, but this story (pun intended) tells all…

 

India Palace Fort Myers Comes to Spigot, Inc.

India Palace is always a crowd-pleaser at Spigot, Inc. With choices like chicken curry, lamb vindaloo, vegetable curry and many others; you’re sure to find a dish that will tantalize your taste buds.

Being the only Indian restaurant in Fort Myers, we are thrilled that the food is delicious.  India Palace has been around since 2000 perfecting their dishes. We are lucky here at Spigot, Inc. to have them cater our lunch often.

 

 

Spigot, Inc will be in Cologne at DMEXCO – Let’s meet!

If you aren’t familiar with dmexco, let Spigot, Inc fill you in on what you’re missing!  dmexco 2017 will be held at Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany on September 13 & 14, 2017.

dmexco refers to the conference as Pure Business. If you haven’t been, you should experience what the hype is all about. It is the “meeting place for makers and shakers, visionaries, marketing and media professionals, techies, and creative thinkers.”  There are over 1000 exhibitors across 90.000+ SQM of exhibition space. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes!

Spigot, Inc wants to meet you in Cologne to explore possible opportunities and partnerships within our organizations. Let us know if you would like to meet with Spigot, Inc. while in Cologne. September will be here in a flash.

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Spigot, Inc. is still hiring! SENIOR Software Developer

Have you ever worked in a cool laid back environment that has recliners, couches, a pool table, foosball, free beer, unlimited snacks and lunches?  If not, Spigot, Inc. is ready to change that for you!  We have amazing healthcare and 401K plans to keep you healthy and prepare for your future.  Be sure to come back often as we are growing like weeds!

Sr. Software Developer
Spigot, IncFort Myers, FL – follow the link to apply.

Spigot specializes in developing, monetizing, and promoting free applications to millions of users every month through all major app platforms: mobile, tablet, social, desktop, and browser. The Apps team has a strong analytical focus that must react and move quickly in a fast-paced environment. The team works on multiple new “bets” at a time and must juggle the priorities of each on a daily basis. The team is comprised of Software Engineers, Web Developers, Media Buyers, Partner Development Managers, and Business Intelligence Analysts. You will be working with extremely enthusiastic and intelligent professionals who are passionate about the work they do and the people that they work with. Based out of Nevada with a fast growing office in Southwest Florida in Ft. Myers (nicknamed the Paradise Coast), the sunny days, warm weather and no dress code make for a fun-filled work environment! The fast paced, start-up mentality has been a key contributor to our growth and success.

Position Overview

The person is an experienced senior software engineer that will create, maintain and scale out both new and existing high-volume web applications. Specific duties include:

  • Developing, analyzing, troubleshooting high volume web systems with backend SQL Server, Linux and Windows database administration
  • Building, maintaining and optimizing the back-end platforms for high volume web systems
  • Software Development, coding applications using .Net, Python, C#, HTML, CSS or Javascript
  • Architect and develop new products and enhance current product features based on market changes and opportunities
  • Refactor, update, and revitalize codebases as advances in technology allow for more capabilities.
  • Troubleshoot and fix system failures and system performance, especially as systems scale

CANDIDATE OVERVIEW The successful candidate will be an inspiring and confident leader with at least:

  • 5 years of experience in software development
  • Strong knowledge of .NET, Python & C#
  • Experience developing high volume web systems with backend SQL Server databases
  • Experience with HTML, CSS & javascript preferred
  • An eye for usability
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

The successful candidate will also demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Independent Decision Making: Ability to work autonomously with little supervision and a high attention to detail and quality. Uses analysis, consistent rationality and objectivity when making decisions. Anticipates consequences of judgments.
  • Adaptable: The ability to find solutions and deliver results within a rapid fast changing, entrepreneurial, technology-driven culture. Willing and able to learn multiple, diverse technologies rather than leaning on a single ‘favorite’.
  • Results Oriented: Motivated and able to juggle the dueling needs of a ‘best’ and ‘fastest’ solution. Not interested in the academic process of coding so much as the bottom line impact.
  • Communication (written & oral): Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish, develop and maintain business relationships, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with cross functional teams.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • Software Development: 5 years

Click here to apply!

Security Threats for 2017 – Spigot, Inc Wants You To Be Aware

Whether it was a billion compromised Yahoo accounts or state-sponsored Russian hackers muscling in on the US election, this past year saw hacks of unprecedented scale and temerity. And if history is any guide, next year should yield more of the same.

It’s hard to know for certain what lies ahead, but some themes began to present themselves toward the end of 2016 that will almost certainly continue well into next year. And the more we can anticipate them, the better we can prepare. Here’s what we think 2017 will hold.  Continue reading from Wired…