It's been hinted at time and again that MBAs don't quite measure up to engineering degrees in the startup world. Now there's data to back up that claim.
In a report out by Identified, a startup that pulls Facebook data to track employment trends, the difference isn't seen in the undergrad degrees. The spit happens in graduate school.
Comcast has confirmed that it's going to buy Time Warner Cable to form a huge, tangled monster of awfulness. Hooray! You want out? Lucky for you there are some alternatives to doing business with your monopolistic cable-internet master if you try hard enough. Here are your options, and good luck making your escape. Read more...
Barely a week since successfully completing sea trials after a three year hiatus, the venerable research sub Alvin is already earning back the $42 million in hardware upgrades and engineering retrofits it's received—showing off its spaciou
Twitter priced its IPO at $26 per share. It opened yesterday at $45.10, closing the day at $44.90. Today it closed at $41.65, down 7.24%. Using a fully diluted share count (705,098,594), Twitter’s valuation fell$2.3 billion in regular trading. That’s more than half a Snapchat.The company’s massively successful IPO led some to claim that Twitter mispriced its offering.
For more than 40 years, American ground forces have relied on the AC-130 gunship for protection and close air support. However, the venerable AC-130H Specter variant, which has been deployed in every major combat operation since Vietnam, is beginning to show its age.Read more...
The CrunchBase dataset has now captured more venture exits than ever, so we decided to take a closer look at what successful startups can tell us about venture investing and the startup landscape.
We found that the average successful US startup has raised $41 million and exited at $242.9 million.
A lot can happen in few years. You can go from the vice president of engineering for Yahoo , to a guy looking for a job at Facebook, to a startup founder, to a guy that just sold that startup to Facebook for a jaw-dropping $19 billion. And that's exactly what happened to WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton. In 2009 he applied for a job at Facebook and was rejected. Here's his sad-but-hopeful tweet.
The HAV304 took the crown of “world's longest aircraft” with its inaugural flight today. The gargantuan spans a football field and towers just over two stories in height, owing its construction to pure metal. It sacrifices little in being the world's longest, as it still reaches 100 mph, which is triple that of the dwarfish Goodyear blimp.
Organovo's 3D-printed mini-liver just shattered its own record, carrying out the same cellular functions as a natural human liver for 40 days in the lab. That may not seem like a lot — human liver cells are replaced about every 300 to 500 days — but the company's previous millimeter-sized liver slivers only managed five days.
German car manufacturer Audi just pulled the curtains back on its Audi Smart Display, a 10.2-inchAndroidtablet wrapped in brushed aluminum that lives in your auto. The slate is powered by anNVIDIA Tegra 4 chip, boasts crash resistance and the chops to survive temperatures as high as 80 degrees Celsius (176 degrees Fahrenheit).
Conventional wisdom says that if you are just starting out in your career and Google offers you a job, take it! Having Google — or Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, etc. — on your resume will open doors for life.
On Tuesday, 17-year-old Thomas Sohmers unveiled a new super fast computer server that uses a fraction of the electricity that a normal computer does. He's showing it off at the Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit happening this week in San Francisco. OCP is the Facebook-led project that is changing the data center hardware industry .
Doug Stayman, the associate dean of MBA programs at Johnson. "Organizations desperately need people who are true leaders but also understand the business needs and the technical needs."The MBA was developed in the mid-20th century and designed to prepare students for work in a specific type of company, explains Stayman.
When the power goes out, it's terrible. Nothing works, and for some reason it's impossible to remember that: I always find myself doing things like “well if I can't watch TV I can at least read this book, I'll just turn on the light…” and then nada of course.
With 2013 behind us, we've got another year of data on investment in the tech sector. It's very healthy indeed — perhaps too healthy. We noted recently that tech investment appears to be approaching a peak, possibly a bubble . Now, with the new data in, the debate is not whether the tech sector has hit a peak. It has hit a peak.