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
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.
fired last week by the board after he became the. Last August, Chahal was charged with 45 felonies for allegedly kicking and hitting his former girlfriend. Those charges were dropped a few weeks ago and Chahal escaped jail time, however heHere's the announcement of hisRadiumOne's recently fired founder, Gurbaksh Chahal, just announced his next startup.
I don’t know if I’d be able to have the authority to do that job,Another consideration: Instagram has already gone through an explosive period of growth and despite testing a few ads, it doesn't seem fully ready to launch its monetization efforts. This makes it unclear what impact a new head of Instagram could actually make.
When you travel the world, having a few drinks with your hosts is a great way to get a sense of the local culture. But excessive alcohol consumption can cause physiological consequences . Don't worry—a hangover is universal, and your new friends probably already know a way to cope with it.Read more...
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 .
It did $124 million in revenue and had a net loss of $168 million. It spent $171 million in marketing and sales.According to CrunchBase, the company has raised $414 million since its founding in 2005, but it has only $109 million in cash on hand.While all of this sounds bad, there's a small silver lining.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has had talks about becoming the new CEO of Disney , according to the New York Post:The 44-year-old Sandberg already sits on the Disney board and is said to have had conversations about her interest. But a source close to Sandberg tells Business Insider that the Post's story is wrong. "It's not true," this source insists.
was "general excitement" about the new monetization opportunities that releasing the API would present.In an analyst note about Facebook's advertising strategy, CitiGroup let slip that it believes that Pinterest will launch its ads API "either at the end of 2014 or early 2015." The move will be huge: Pinterest already controls 23% of referral traffic to e-commerce sites across the web.
King has listed King has listed 165 jobs since its IPO, which represents about 25% of its workforce.These jobs openings include positions in development, engineering, design, marketing, data analytics, and human resources.King desperately needs to create more hit games, as its number one money-maker, Candy Crush Saga, is in decline. So it's no wonder why King is looking to ramp up its workforce.
Yesterday, we reported that Facebook has worked out an extremely cost-efficient solution for keeping data that's rarely accessed, known as "cold storage." Rather than using hard drives, flash storage, or old-fashioned tape drives, Facebook's design relies on a whopping 10,000 Blu-ray discs to store one petabyte — that's a million gigabytes — of things like duplicates of user photos and videos.
LinkedIn is a great way to show yourself off to prospective employers and stay in touch with people you know. But it's not great for meeting people outside your network. If you want to meet someone you don't know via LinkedIn, you can spam them with a connection request (a violation of LinkedIn's rules) or find someone who knows someone who knows the person, and ask to be introduced.