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.
“Business schools are a legacy industry that is trying to adapt to a digital world.” That is a quotation from Douglas M. Stayman, associate dean of Cornell Tech in New York, summing up an article published today.The challenge business schools face is a sign of the broader test of leadership and management across industry.
This week we're taking a look at the new Lenovo LaVie Z set of notebooks - we had a peek at the HZ550, now we're checking out the Convertible HZ750, the Ultrabook of the two. These two devices are VERY similar to one another, but this one, the HZ750 is the more powerful of the two. This device is what Lenovo suggests is the world's lightest 13.3-inch Ultrabook at just 2.
Facebook’s mobile ad revenue is growing at an astonishing rate and it’s showing no sign of let-up. For a company that admitted in its 2012 IPO filing it did not “generate any meaningful revenue” from its mobile products , Facebook has truly pivoted. We already know that in 2013 45% of Facebook’s $6.99 billion in full-year ad revenue was derived from mobile ads.
It's been a great year of returns for Yahoo's investments. On Friday, the company nabbed another windfall when its spinout, Hortonworks, became a public company . Yahoo retained a 17%-plus stake (7,572,174 shares), according to forms filed with the SEC . The stock is trading at about $25 on Monday, well above the initial $16 IPO price, and is worth $189 million.
was reportedly given access to Uber's rider database While researching for a story about the company, San Francisco magazine editor Ellen Cushingwas allegedly warned by Uber employees that Uber might look at her rider logs, too. And then there was more troubling privacy news: An Uber interview candidate in Washington, D.C.
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.
One of the most profound changes in the investment landscape over the past 15 years has been the loss of a once-vibrant IPO market.But knowing how it will end is different than knowing when it will end, and no one knows the answer to that.In the meantime — before it ends — fortunes and careers will be made.
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.
Fitbit, the company that makes wearable fitness trackers, plans to IPO in 2015, Serena Saitto and Leslie Picker of Bloomberg report . The company will reportedly have Morgan Stanley lead the offering, which could raise about $150 million, according to Bloomberg's sources. Since it was founded in 2007, Fitbit has raised $66 million total , most recently through a $43 Series D round in August 2013.
Rivers also worked on Nuova Systems, one of Cisco's legendary "spin-ins." That was the team that made Cisco's server product, which is selling well against HP's servers.Cisco seems intent these days on taking downArista Networks ,an upstart rival founded by a bunch of ex-Cisco execs. But there's another startup founded by a different bunch ex-Cisco people that could soon become a bigger threat.
In early 2014, a few months before taking his company public, Zendesk CEO Mikkel Svane and his two cofounders, Morten Primdahl and Alexander Aghassipour, went out for drinks in San Francisco.It was the first time in a while that the three cofounders had gotten together after work. They founded Zendesk in Svane’s Copenhagen apartment seven years ago, and the three were close friends.
It's an extraordinary academic achievement to be admitted to Harvard University. It's arguably an even bigger accomplishment when you're only 15 years old. When he entered Harvard, Patrick Pan was a 16-year-old student from Texas, armed with a 2400 SAT score and a plan to graduate in four years with a degree in biomedical engineering.
It's been just a week since Sony and Capcom confirmed and announced Street Fighter V to the masses. And it won't be a few months until those masses actually get their hands on official copies of the latest iteration of the iconic fighting game. But as a fitting finale to the 2014 pro tournament, Capcom Cup held the first ever Street Fighter V match, before the game is actually launched.
I am an earbud kind of guy, having tried literally dozens of them from stock earbuds to wireless sport headphones to extravagant, handmade monitors and everything in between. I prefer a small, compact, transportable form-factor. Howeverrecently, I have been noticing many folks wearing on-ear headphones and I wondered if I wasmissing something.
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.
Snapchat has hired Imran Khan, the Credit Suisse banker who led Alibaba’s IPO earlier this year, the Financial Times reports . His title will be chief strategy officer. Khan joins a bunch of senior-level hires at the messaging app who might all be filed under the category "adult supervision.
Nobody laughs much at Elon Musk anymore, but plenty of people snickered at hisHyperloopidea (okay, also thekiller robotthing). To remind you, the Hyperloop is a series of underground trains powered by compressed air that transport folks between cities in tubes at around Mach I.