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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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus