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October 8, 2009 by  


Furkan Khan, Co-founder, Ingboo

4643 Ingboo is a new website which innovatively organized your job search for you.

“Where you sign up for something and you’re inundated with email, job postings,” said Furkan Khan, Ingboo’s Co-Founder. “So, we created a job digest, one daily while you sip your coffee, get your job digest, with all your job postings.”

Ingboo’s founders agree, social networking is a good way to get your name and skills out there. But it can be exhausting and expensive trying to keep up with all your contacts, videos, and websites.

Ingboo will keep them all, at no cost, sending you emails or tweets when you get a lead.

“If Linked-In is your preferred way to find your next job, you can tie your Linked-In updates, along with job searches,” explained Khan.

Furkan Khan has held various leading positions in the communications and Internet industries over the past 20 years.

He has a strong foundation in creating mass-consumer services for fixed and mobile internet. As the founding member of NetMind Inc., he played a key role in creating a pioneering content personalization service, Minder™, proven with over 7 million users. Later he lead the brand partners program enabling customers such as eBay, CNET, CNN, Lycos. NetMind was acquired by PUMATECH Inc. (a.k.a. Intellisync) for $400 million in 2000. While at PUMATECH, Furkan launched the fastest and lightest mobile browser for PDAs. The Browse-it™ product suite had customers such as Danger Inc. (e.g: HipTop device) and Verizon Wireless. In addition, Furkan has held leading business development, product management and engineering roles at VeriSign, Openwave, TCSI, Schlumberger Technologies, Amdahl Corporation and Computer Associates. Furkan holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Computer Science and Mathematics from San Jose State University.

Washington State hires Muslim consultant

SEATTLE, WA–The Washington state’s Department of Social and Health Services has hired a Muslim consultant to provide cultural and dietary advice to foster parents for seven children taken from the Seattle home of an Ethiopian refugee.

The children were removed last week  from their home because police are investigating a sexual assault charge against the father. Police told The Seattle Times the alleged victim is not one of the children and the father has not been arrested or charged.

More than 100 members of the Seattle East African Muslim community had protested Friday outside a DSHS office in Seattle against the children being placed in non-Muslim foster homes.

URI Coll. of Pharmacy gets $100 K donation from Muslim

The University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy hosted a groundbreaking ceremony this  for the new pharmacy building, scheduled to be completed by September 2011.

The college also received a $100,000 donation yesterday morning before the ceremony from Mustafo Omar, father of URI alumni Raed Omar, who was part of the pharmacology program.

The 148,000-square-foot, five-story building will allow the college to accept more students in its six-year doctor of pharmacy degree, its graduate programs and its four-year bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences, which was launched this semester. As the most selective college at URI, the College of Pharmacy typically enrolls about 95 students annually in its doctor of pharmacy program from an applicant pool of more than 1,000.

New mosque for South Forsyth

CUMMINGS, GA–Proposals have been put forward for the construction of the Hamzah Islamic Center in Cummings. The new plans were drawn after another location was strongly opposed by the neighbors.

Plans for the mosque include a roughly 20,000 square-foot building with about 130 parking spaces, along with a gym, playground and picnic areas on land currently zoned agricultural. The center’s current home is on Union Hill Road. A meeting is being held this week to seek the opinion of area residents.

Islamic Food Festival in Evansville

EVANSVILLE, IN–The Islamic Society of Evansville’s International Food Festival was held last Sunday. The event featured a host of delicacies as well as henna art and shopping.

Apart from the area’s Muslims a number of non-Muslims also attended the event. 17 year old Dustin Waldroup visted the event for the time. He told the Courier Press, ‘A lot of my friends from school go to the mosque here, and they wanted me to come, and I wanted to explore their culture some.’

Other people have been attended past festivals. One of whom is 16-year-old Jeanine Cameron.

“… It’s nice to know about their culture, and they have a lot of good food here,” Cameron said. She has attended the festival for years.

The proceeds from the festival will go to the Tri-State Food Bank, which also had a booth at the festival.

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