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Hacker News is a social news website focusing on computer science and entrepreneurship. It is run by Paul Graham's investment fund and startup incubator, Y Combinator.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Hacker News and what they use it for.
  • New Acer Spin 713 16 GB Ram Up on Acer's Site
    I like to go to a site like or and open all the interesting stories in their own tabs and browse through them when I get bored pretending to be a programmer. And opening a lot of tabs make the linux lag. - Source: Reddit / 4 days ago
  • Your Step-By-Step Plan to Learn Any Programming Language
    HackerNews: on this forum, you can find the news about cybersecurity and hacking. - Source: / 4 days ago
  • Mazak Machinist Needed!
    Hey admins ( /u/mySTi666 et al), have you considered a monthly jobs posting? does a "Who's hiring?" post every month, where each company can pitch what they've got going on and what they're looking for. - Source: Reddit / 5 days ago
  • What are some good places to get programming news besides Reddit?
    Is this the right one? - Source: Reddit / 14 days ago
  • Why Event-based or MTU-based Pricing is Broken
    For any company, the number of active users can change widely over time. Let’s say your marketing team runs a crazy campaign. You experience a massive spike in the number of users. Or imagine that your visitor traffic increased 100x because a blog you wrote went to the first page on HackerNews! In this case, the number of users arriving at your app/website becomes very unpredictable. You may receive a lot of... - Source: / 15 days ago
  • What resources do you use to keep up to date in IT news?
    Hacker News is like reddit, but only the good stuff if you want to read your news. - Source: Reddit / 24 days ago
  • How do you make sure you keep up with useful technology?
    I'm a software engineer, and I try to read Hacker News a few times a week. I pay attention to what is talked about on a regular basis, and if it looks even the least bit interesting to me, I'll take a closer look at it. - Source: Reddit / 27 days ago
  • Tips to train my mind?
    Also take a portion of the time you spend on reddit and start spending it on Hacker News. You could consider that a highly moderated subreddit where the majority of highly intelligent people gather. There you can spend time on reading the comments. - Source: Reddit / 29 days ago
  • Now that I am working in IT, what other subreddits are good to sub to?
    All of my suggestions were already mentioned. When I'm not browsing reddit I like to browse Hacker News. - Source: Reddit / 29 days ago
  • Looking for someone or a group to learn ossu course.
    Oh I thought you saw it it HN too, was just saying that. Anyways, We can start from Monday. Dropping a message on your discord. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Hacker News

Great Products for Finding Startup Jobs
Hacker News—Not a job board, per se, but the HN Who’s Hiring post at the start of every month has dozens of engineering-focused job posts. HN also regularly pushes select YC jobs to the front page.
18 Best Sites for Finding a Startup Job
Hacker News has a job board that lists jobs exclusively at various startups. Obviously, as Hackers News is associated with Y Combinator, most of the listed startup jobs are at companies that have gone through the accelerator’s program.

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