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...
Twitter priced its IPO at $26 per share. It opened yesterday at $45.10, closing the day at $44.90. Today it closed at $41.65, down 7.24%. Using a fully diluted share count (705,098,594), Twitter’s valuation fell$2.3 billion in regular trading. That’s more than half a Snapchat.The company’s massively successful IPO led some to claim that Twitter mispriced its offering.
For more than 40 years, American ground forces have relied on the AC-130 gunship for protection and close air support. However, the venerable AC-130H Specter variant, which has been deployed in every major combat operation since Vietnam, is beginning to show its age.Read more...
Today is the anniversary of brave Felix Baumgartner's space jump. His heart was racing at 185 beats per minute when he jumped from an altitude of 127,852 feet, then started to spin at 60 revolutions per minute and kept spinning for 13 seconds after jumping, reaching a maximum vertical speed of Mach 1.25. An incredible feat.Read more...
The CrunchBase dataset has now captured more venture exits than ever, so we decided to take a closer look at what successful startups can tell us about venture investing and the startup landscape.
We found that the average successful US startup has raised $41 million and exited at $242.9 million.
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 Anatomy of the World's Top CEOs What do the world's top-performing CEOs have in common? Well, for one thing, 53% of them still have their hair. Using data compiled by the Harvard Business Review , Domo and CEO.com created an infographic to show us what a top-performing CEO looks like. Apple founder Steve Jobs continues to top the list of high-performing CEOs two years after his death.
For the past two years, Kleiner Perkins has operated a summer fellowship program to place top engineering and design talent from colleges at the firm’s portfolio companies. Today, the firm is expanding this program to include a year-long product manager track that allows recent grands from college and graduate school gain experience in product roles.
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.
Organovo's 3D-printed mini-liver just shattered its own record, carrying out the same cellular functions as a natural human liver for 40 days in the lab. That may not seem like a lot — human liver cells are replaced about every 300 to 500 days — but the company's previous millimeter-sized liver slivers only managed five days.
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Pete Soderling is a software engineer and serial entrepreneur and is the founder of Hakka Group . He spends time building and advising startups internationally, and blogs at PeteSoder.com . You can reach him on Twitter at @PeteSoder . This blog post originally appeared here .
Benchmark has stayed lean in a new world where Sand Hill Road is clamoring to offer its own value-added services. It seems like every venture capital firm is adding marketing, PR, recruiting, finance or content partners, but Benchmark comprises only investment partners.
Are you ready? TechCrunch Disrupt Europe is coming to Berlin in late October (26-29), featuring some of the biggest names and hottest startups in Silicon Valley alongside those in the European scene. Check out who we have so far. Joining them will be three of the key people that make the tech startup engine in Europe sing and hum, namely, Christophe Maire, Brent Hoberman and Reshma Sohoni.
German car manufacturer Audi just pulled the curtains back on its Audi Smart Display, a 10.2-inchAndroidtablet wrapped in brushed aluminum that lives in your auto. The slate is powered by anNVIDIA Tegra 4 chip, boasts crash resistance and the chops to survive temperatures as high as 80 degrees Celsius (176 degrees Fahrenheit).