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.
Tom Foremski: IMHO
Former Financial Times reporter Tom Foremski writes about Silicon Valley business trends and the intersection of technology and media.
Tom Foremski reports on the business and culture of Silicon Valley at the intersection of technology and media.
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.
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.
Can moral "pigmies" and "police informants" attract the best and brightest talent? Just in case you missed it, last week Yahoo!
VCs are telling me they have lost interest in Web 2.0 companies.
The Geek Life of Silicon Valley is very engrossing but I enjoy being outside it too--especially at weekends. For your weekend geek-free viewing pleasure here is a recent night at Pearl's in North Beach, San Francisco and Marcus Shelby & company...
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...
If you are a developer of applications for social networks, you are hot, hot, hot, and about to get hotter. Meebo, the chat social network company, has fired the first shot in a battle among social networks to attract developers to their platform.
Infectious enthusiasm...A few weeks ago I spent my Saturday afternoon squeezed into a room with a couple of hundred people listening to some of the success stories of early Facebook app 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.