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Silicon Valley’s engineering salaries are finally getting fair. Thank Facebook.

pandodaily.com
Silicon Valley’s engineers have it great. That’s the conventional wisdom, anyway. Everyone’s heard about the free food, on-site laundry, the Wi-Fi commuter shuttle, and the haircut trailer in Google’s parking lot. It’s not just perks. These guys are swimming in cash, too, aren’t they? Facebook’s IPO will create more than...
Silicon Valley’s engineering salaries are finally getting fair. Thank Facebook.

10 Million Translations Later, SayHi Translate Rolls Out Major Update

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One of the hot companies at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York this week was the real-time people-powered translation service Babelverse. Quite often, though, Google Translate-style machine translation is good enough and there is clearly a huge market for all kinds of translation services. SayHi Translate, a $0.99 iOS app that...
10 Million Translations Later, SayHi Translate Rolls Out Major Update

New York: Tech's hot new hub

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New York City is catching up to the Bay Area with its burgeoning population of hot companies. [cnnmoney-byline src="By Omar Akhtar/Graphic by Nicolas Rapp"] FORTUNE -- When Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged to end New York's overdependence on Wall Street, the city responded by becoming the country's fastest-growing digital-technology hub. Despite...
New York: Tech's hot new hub

Nearing The 1M User Mark, Expensify Adds ‘Trips’ Feature To Mobile Apps

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I’ve heard quite a few people describe the first time they use Expensify as almost unnervingly impressive. Compared to what most of us are used to, Expensify’s super slick web and mobile apps make it seem almost too easy to file expense reports. Where before maybe you were very...
Nearing The 1M User Mark, Expensify Adds ‘Trips’ Feature To Mobile Apps
Sequoia Capital Is Raising A New Dedicated Fund For Its Stealthy 'Scout' Seed Investing Program
Randi Zuckerberg justifies Bravo’s new Silicon Valley reality show

Big data VC firm Data Collective steps out of the shadows

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For almost two years, Data Collective has been lurking in Silicon Valley’s shadows, investing seed money in a slew of big data startups without ever showing its face to the public. On Thursday, the firm officially launched, however, with a unique partnership model and an investment portfolio that should make...
Big data VC firm Data Collective steps out of the shadows

Scoble Asks Why iPad Production Is Behind Demand

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Scoble’s third guess: The focus groups that Apple talked with didn’t hype it up enough with the people studying the groups. This is because they, themselves, didn’t have the apps (the iPad without apps is pretty lame, actually). Apple never does focus tests. Even the engineers at Apple working on...
Scoble Asks Why iPad Production Is Behind Demand

What a Facebook IPO means for Silicon Valley

gigaom.com
Get ready for a blockbuster — and almost nuts — technology 2012. Why? Because Facebook is doing the mother of all initial public offerings. And much like Netscape and Google before it, the $5 billion offering is being viewed as the much-awaited catalyst for the technology industry and is expected...
What a Facebook IPO means for Silicon Valley

EXCLUSIVE: The Next Hot Internet IPO, Glam Media, Chooses Bankers -- Goldman Wins, Morgan Loses

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Glam Media, one of the leading digital media companies, has chosen its IPO bankers, a source familiar with the situation says. The IPO will be led by Goldman Sachs. Bank of America Merrill Lynch will serve as a co-lead. Allen & Co., which is now considered a must-have advisor on...
EXCLUSIVE: The Next Hot Internet IPO, Glam Media, Chooses Bankers -- Goldman Wins, Morgan Loses

The Best Hackers In The World All Come From One Country

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Facebook, Zynga, and other hot companies use Interview Street to recruit programmers. Interview Street posts programming challenges and invites contenders to solve as many as they can. According to their message board, nine of Interview Street's top ten hackers are all from China. One is from an unknown country. A...
The Best Hackers In The World All Come From One Country

Was This The Report That Caused Apple's Stock To Dive?

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NEW YORK (AP) — He calls himself an "Apple fanboy," owns four iPads and two iPhones, follows the company obsessively and predicts it will keep turning blockbuster profits. But whether you should own the stock is another matter. He says it's just not worth it. No one is sure why...
Was This The Report That Caused Apple's Stock To Dive?
The VC industry is broken. So now what?

The Great Replacement: Microsoft, Yammer, and a New World in Enterprise Computing

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As with Facebook’s Instagram acquisition, Microsoft’s reported $1.2 billion purchase price for business-software company Yammer likely doesn’t really reflect what the start-up is worth in earning potential. Rather, it’s an indication of how much the buying company is willing to pay to keep it out of competitors’ hands, acquire...
The Great Replacement: Microsoft, Yammer, and a New World in Enterprise Computing

TC Cribs: A Trip To Airbnb's Headquarters, Where The Coolest Rental Properties Are Re-Created

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Welcome back to Cribs, the TechCrunch TV series that takes you inside the offices of the industry’s hot companies to see what it’s really like inside the belly of the tech innovation beast (and check out the free food and fun perks that often help power it.) In this...
TC Cribs: A Trip To Airbnb's Headquarters, Where The Coolest Rental Properties Are Re-Created

25 Enterprise Startups To Bet Your Career On

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Enterprise tech has gone from a yawn to an excited scream over the past year. Businesses that sell to other businesses, with their steady revenues and more-predictable growth, are now the darling of tech investors. That means they're good places for employees, too. So if you're gunning for a new...
25 Enterprise Startups To Bet Your Career On

The Social Web Will Help Protect Us From Another Dot-Com Fizzle

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You’ve all heard stories about the infamous dot-com bubble burst of the early aughts. It wasn’t pretty, a lot of people lost a lot of money – and their livelihoods to boot. There will always be talk of whether we are close, or ever could get close, to a similar...
The Social Web Will Help Protect Us From Another Dot-Com Fizzle
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