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For Valley Engineers, Big Data and Networking Start-Ups Are Still Sexy

Consumer companies may be hot among investors, but big data and networking start-ups are hotter still to Valley engineering talent, according to a recent LinkedIn report. The study claims that analytics firms and networking start-ups like Cloudera and Arista Networks are garnering the most engineering mindshare. The study took into account the LinkedIn activity of more than 240,000 Bay Area engineers from January through March.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik