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The Techtopus: How Silicon Valley’s most celebrated CEOs conspired to drive down 100,000 tech engineers’ wages

Posted in ひと, アップル, グーグル, シリコンバレー by shiro on 2014年3月25日

Mike Judge’s Silicon Valley Poster Pays Homage To Steve Jobs

Posted in シリコンバレー, テレビ by shiro on 2014年3月5日

Carl Icahn 2.0: an icon of ’80s greed is back to shake up Silicon Valley

Posted in ひと, シリコンバレー by shiro on 2014年2月10日

2013 was a lost year for tech

Posted in シリコンバレー, テクノロジー by shiro on 2013年12月27日

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2013 was a lost year for tech | Quartz

Christopher Mims:

All in, 2013 was an embarrassment for the entire tech industry and the engine that powers it—Silicon Valley. Innovation was replaced by financial engineering, mergers and acquisitions, and evasion of regulations. Not a single breakthrough product was unveiled—and for reasons outlined below, Google Glass doesn’t count.

Dear Quartz, maybe it’s you that needs new glasses and a map. 2013 was not a lost year for tech | GigaOM

Om Malik:

But to label 2013 a lost year for technology is hyperbolic, to put it generously. What’s more distressing to me is that other smart folks are simply echoing the headline. I look at the world around me, and I find a technology landscape that is blooming. How can you not be excited about the idea of sensors, apps and data turning our phones into a doctor’s virtual proxy. (I live with a disease and my phone is as much a part of it, as my meds.) Helium-filled disk drives that can store more and more data? Breakthrough or boring. Depends on how you look at the world — as someone who loves technology or someone who loves the shiny interpretation of technology.

2013: The Year in Apple and Technology at Large | Daring Fireball

What a sad pile of piss-on-everything cynicism.

Best mobile product of 2013: Google Glass | Digital Trends

Nihilism, and why the tech press can’t admit to having nice things… | iMore

John Gruber on Christopher Mims’ “2013 Was a Lost Year for Tech” | Marco.org

rsiegel asked | ParisLemon

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マイク・アーリントンが自分のブログを立ち上げ

Posted in ひと, シリコンバレー, ジャーナリズム by shiro on 2011年9月26日

Can Arrington recreate TechCrunch? Because that’s exactly what he’s planning on doing… [Updated] | The Next Web

I don’t think we’d be exaggerating the truth by saying Arrington very much intends on continuing exactly what he’s been doing at TechCrunch over at Uncrunched. Is it possible, or rather how fascinating would it be, if Arrington did manage to pull off the almost impossible and launch a competing blog to the one he started and steal the team that he helped build the blog with from the company that acquired it?

What Exactly Am I Doing Here At Uncrunched? | UNCRUNCHED

Michael Arrington: Uncrunched | The Loop

Here I Am | UNCRUNCHED

TechCrunch創設者マイケル・アーリントンが新ブログ開設:@Arrington launched @UNCRUNCHED | Long Tail World

TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington Launches A New Blog, Uncrunched | TechCrunch

本誌TechCrunchのファウンダMichael Arringtonが自分のブログUncrunchedを立ち上げ | TechCrunch Japan

EXCLUSIVE: Ex-TechCrunch Star Paul Carr Is Starting A New Company Backed By… Michael Arrington’s CrunchFund! | Business Insider

What’s Next? | Bringing Something To The Party

TechCrunchゲリラ辞任のポール・カー、CNNで語る:@paulcarr on his resignation from @techcrunch on @cnn | Long Tail World

How Big Was Arrington’s Stake In TechCrunch When He Sold It To AOL? | Business Insider

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DuPont Fabros Technology

Apple Adding Data Center in Silicon Valley | Data Center Knowledge

In April, Apple signed a seven-year lease for 2.28 megawatts of critical power load in a new data center being built in Santa Clara, Calif. by DuPont Fabros Technology (DFT), a leading developer of wholesale data center space. The lease is scheduled to commence in the third quarter (July to September), when the building opens.

DuPont Fabros disclosed the Santa Clara lease in its first quarter earnings, but did not reveal the name of the tenant, which is consistent with its policies. In a conference call with analysts, company executives described the tenant as a “Fortune 50 technology company with excellent credit.” But multiple industry sources have since confirmed that the tenant is Apple.

The Silicon Valley lease works out to about 11,000 square feet of data center space. By comparison, the iDataCenter in Maiden, North Carolina is 500,000 square feet, and includes more than 184,000 square feet of data center space, according to records filed with local officials.

Apple may lease data center space in Silicon Valley | CNET News

アップル、新たなデータセンタースペースのリース契約を締結か | CNET Japan

シリコンバレーの人材獲得戦争

Posted in シリコンバレー by shiro on 2010年12月31日
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激しい新旧入れ替えが始まるシリコンバレー

Posted in シリコンバレー by shiro on 2010年12月30日

シリコンバレーでエンジニアとして生き残るには

Posted in 就職 by shiro on 2010年8月30日

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Silicon Valley’s Dark Secret: It’s All About Age | TechCrunch

〈年季の入ったベテランより学校出たての若者を雇う方が安くつくのは周知の事実〉

The harsh reality is that in the tech world, companies prefer to hire young, inexperienced, engineers.

And engineering is an “up or out” profession: you either move up the ladder or face unemployment. This is not something that tech executives publicly admit, because they fear being sued for age discrimination, but everyone knows that this is the way things are. Why would any company hire a computer programmer with the wrong skills for a salary of $150,000, when it can hire a fresh graduate—with no skills—for around $60,000? Even if it spends a month training the younger worker, the company is still far ahead. The young understand new technologies better than the old do, and are like a clean slate: they will rapidly learn the latest coding methods and techniques, and they don’t carry any “technology baggage”. As well, the older worker likely has a family and needs to leave by 6 pm, whereas the young can pull all-nighters.


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