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.
Brad Stadler has been a tech recruiter at the executive search firm he founded, True , for more than 10 years. He tells TechCrunch's Danny Crichton that he's seeing some crazy startup recruitment strategies that resemble 1999.
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.
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...
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.
Alibaba, the e-commerce giant out of China, made its Wall Street debut on Friday. It was the biggest initial public offering of all time.Alibaba raised a whopping $29.7 billion for its IPO, easily topping the previous record holder, Visa, which raised $17.9 billion in 2008.The IPO was initially priced at $68 per share with a market value of $168 billion.
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.
Apple has a long history of partnering with the AIDS research charity (RED). In 2006 Apple launched a line of product tie-ins branded for the campaign, including the famous U2 iPod. The money raised from these contributions adds up. How much exactly? A ccording to (RED) it adds up to $70 million dollars in total donations.
Google, like many tech companies, is a man’s world, Farhad Manjoo reports.Started by a pair of men, its executive team is overwhelmingly male, and its work force is dominated by men. Over all, seven out of 10 people who work at Google are male.Men make up 83 percent of Google’s engineering employees and 79 percent of its managers.
from Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs and his wife, Joan, created The Jacobs Institute, which will offer dual-degrees in the applied information-based sciences.Eight degrees will eventually be offered, three of which will be dual master's degrees from Cornell and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. The three degrees will cover "connective media," "healthier life," and "built environment.
EPS is $0.37, up 5% on a year-over-year basis, but below expectations of $0.38.Our top priority is revenue growth and by that measure, we are not satisfied with our Q2 results ... we need to work faster to ameliorate the negative trends."While search and mobile advertising grew, display advertising on the desktop declined.The stock was up 2% when the release first hit.
created a make-believe cult of objective meritocracy, a pseudo-scientific mythos to obscure and reinforce the belief that only people who look and talk like us are worth noticingThe next major thing Silicon Valley needs to disrupt is its own culture, states programmer and former Facebook engineer Carlos Bueno. What's wrong with it? "The problem is that Silicon Valley has ... ," Bueno writes.
Instagram now has over 200 million users. The one thing that people keep asking its founder and CEO Kevin Systrom about that is: Did he sell too soon to Facebook and for too little money? Short answer: If he could have predicted the future and he was interested in making more money, then yes, maybe he sold too soon.
When Todd McKinnon first joined Salesforce.com in 2003, his engineering team had 15 people. By 2009, it had grown to 250 engineers.McKinnon loved his Salesforce job. He was senior VP of engineering, and was considered one of the proteges of Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff. But McKinnon saw a huge business opportunity in cloud password management that he couldn’t pass up.
When it comes to the gender and ethnic diversity of its work force, Facebook‘s record is on par with the rest of Silicon Valley. It’s overwhelmingly male, white and Asian. And white men dominate the management ranks.The social networking company, which has about 1.
While many will tell you that there isn't much diversity among technology workers, it has been tricky to back up that claim with real, hard numbers. Well, Google now has some evidence: it justpublisheddiversity figures for its own staff, broken down by ethnicity and gender. And it's not a pretty sight, at least in thecompany's eyes.
As we all know by now, the tech industry is overwhelmingly male. And when it comes to women entrepreneurs running VC-backed startups, the numbers are even more abysmal. While about half the small businesses in the U.S. are founded by women, in the tech industry women founders represent less than 7% of startups that get VC funding, according to research from MIT.