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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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald