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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wall Street has finally found an adtech IPO that it actually likes. Maybe even loves. Rubicon Project, the giant online ad server, went public today at $15 and by mid-afternoon the stock was up 36% to $20.52. The sale raised $101.5 million from 6.8 million shares. Rubicon will get $81.
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.
Arista Networks, a company in the networking industry that just filed paperwork for an IPO , is worth watching. Arista was founded in 2005 and has been gaining momentum since 2008, when it lured away one of Cisco's top engineers, Jayshree Ullal, to be its CEO. Prior to Arista, Ullal ran Cisco's bread-and-butter routing, switching business, leading it to $10 billion in annual revenue.
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.