Tom Foremski

Tom Foremski reports on the business and culture of Silicon Valley at the intersection of technology and media.

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Russian Innovators Don't Trust Russian VCs

I met with a Russian delegation to Silicon Valley recently, which was seeking to copy some of our best practices. [Please see: Turning Oil Into Innovation: Russian Delegation Seeks Silicon Valley's LessonsAn interesting issue emerged during our conversation.

November 24, 2007 by


Go west young engineer Silicon Valley needs you!

There is an emerging crisis in Silicon Valley - there aren't enough engineers. Companies such as VMware, and the many thousands of Silicon Valley startups, are competing with the well established giants such as Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle, Symantec, and many others, for engineering talent.

November 14, 2007 by


Yahoo's contribution to population control

Here is another way to look at the costs of working for Yahoo, in the wake of its actions in China:There are also other factors to consider as a Yahoo employee, your ability to create children, or even find a partner to practice with.There are a lot of single people at Yahoo and likely to remain so.

November 11, 2007 by


Are you sick of Facebook yet?

I hope not because here is another presentation from the recent Graphing Social Patterns conference:Lance Tokuda, CEO of Rock You, the top Facebook app developer. His team can design an app on Friday afternoon, protoype, code and launch by Monday, and grab a few million users by the end of the week...

November 2, 2007 by


Challenges ahead for Facebook developers

Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, the social networking site for business users, talks about Facebook and some of the challenges ahead for Facebook application developers.He also says that Facebook will not be the dominant social network, he predicts different social sites for people's different interests.

October 26, 2007 by