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.
There's an increasing business case to be made for giving software away for free.Take Facebook, for example.As Facebook got bigger and bigger, it started running into some serious growing pains — it was generating more data than its data centers could handle. This was a problem, given that people expect Facebook to always be available and snappy.
A Vermont startup has accused Facebook of bullying it over a trademark squabble — the startup is called “Designbook”, and so you can see where Facebook’s issue comes into play. Designbook’s founders Kyle Clark and Aaron Pollak filed the trademark applications back in September.
When Facebook released its workplace diversity numbers on Thursday, the company included a somewhat heartening message.“It’s clear to all of us that we still aren’t where we want to be,” Maxine Williams, Facebook’s global head of diversity, wrote. “There’s more work to do.”But it was almost exactly the same thing Ms. Williams said a year ago.
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had been the engineering director of the team that, the company's nascent enterprise product that's currently being tested by a handful ofHe envisions Weav being used in a lot of different ways, but most obviously by anyone doing a workout who wants their music to feel like it's moving with them.
Etsy, yes that marketplace for handcrafted and bespoke goods, plans to raise money not by selling custom crocheted rabbit hats or bohemian jewelry, but by doing an initial public offering. The Brooklyn company has just filed anS-1 format the US Securities and Exchange Commission, where it revealed some numbers that give us a glimpse into how the company's doing. It apparently has 1.
Facebook just made major progress in its plans to build a whole new kind of computer network. This news should be making Cisco very antsy. On Tuesday, Facebook's vice president of infrastructure, Jason Taylor,made several announcements at the Open Compute Project Summit in San Jose spelling out how the company could topple Cisco’s dominance of the $23 billion Ethernet switch market. He said: 1.
Twitter thrives on its ability to understand both your tweets and thehot topic of the day, and it needs every bit of help it can get -- including from computers. Accordingly, the social network just snapped upWhetlab, a startup that makes it easier to implementmachine learning(aka a form of artificial intelligence).
This phone has a bendable screen, and it isn't just for show: it's equipped with a bending sensor and can actually be used as a form of input, like a stylus or your fingers on touchscreen displays. Our colleagues at Engadget Chinese got a chance to check the concept out at Touch Taiwan 2015, where it was being showcased by local manufacturer AUO.
Google has tasked "tens of engineers" to building a virtual reality version of Android, the Wall Street Journal reported today . This would be a software platform that anybody could use to build virtual reality apps.
If it seems like a new, billion-dollar tech unicorn is born every week, you’re not imagining things.The number of private tech companies valued at $1 billion or more worldwide has surged so much this year that on average 1.3 unicorns have been created every week in 2015, according to data from CB Insights.
I was there for Highway1's demo day, where the 11 startups in the latest class would get about ten minutes to show off what they were working on — everything from a wearable sensor to assist couples with conception to a better coffee machine.Highway1 is an accelerator program for startups that build actual, tangible things.
The Saharan Silver Ant is discovered to dissipate heat using shiny silver hairs covering its entire body. Norman Nan Shi, assistant professor of applied physics at Columbia Engineering, has shown that the hairs of the Saharan Silver Ant act like heat shields, not entirely unlike NASA's space suit materials being developed for use by firefighters here on Earth.
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Not many people have the luxury of working with the Paypal "Mafia," the big shots from early days of the payment company that sold to eBay for $1.5 billion in 2002.But for those who do, like Mixpanel’s 26-year old CEO Suhail Doshi, it meant the difference between zero and $835 million.