Talented engineers are more in demand than ever -- and that means incredible salaries.
FORTUNE -- Want to hire good engineers? The top talent is going to cost you -- it's not unusual right now for recruiters to offer senior engineers a base salary of $210,000 to $240,000, says Andreessen Horowitz's Technical Talent Partner Shannon Callahan. And that's before the perks.
Callahan joined Facebook's (FB) Vice President of People Lori Goler and MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Jul 17, 2012 6:03 PM ET
Greek food if it's raining. Hamburgers over hot dogs almost any day. The innovative ordering company has reinvented tradition -- lunch -- via the web.
NEW YORK -- Seamless knows a lot about the way we eat. For example: Investment bankers order more sushi while hedge funders prefer deli options -- roast beef sandwiches and the like. On rainy days, people order more Greek food. And hamburgers have it over hotdogs MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Jul 13, 2012 10:46 AM ET
Outfits like NimbleTV and Aereo want to finally fulfill the promise of web TV. But disrupting the massive home-entertainment industry won't be easy.
FORTUNE -- Since the advent of the Internet, web TV has perpetually lingered over the horizon. Years after major cable companies unveiled "TV everywhere" initiatives and giants Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG), and Microsoft (MSFT) began peddling hardware to beam the Internet to televisions, the merging of the Net MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Jun 8, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Three Silicon Valley insiders created an investment fund to solve the ultimate tech-boom problem: owning too much startup stock.
FORTUNE -- In 2010, after three years as a communications manager at Facebook, Kathy Chan left. The 28-year-old's Facebook shares were the equivalent of a winning lottery ticket -- the company's valuation in private markets had already soared to $23 billion, but it was still a few years from its IPO. To MOREJessi Hempel, writer - May 17, 2012 5:00 AM ET
The web startup has thrived by making it easy to list and find rooms to rent. But CEO Brian Chesky thinks the site can be an eBay for the social age.
FORTUNE -- The house-sharing website Airbnb lists 4,881 apartments for rent in Paris, but CEO Brian Chesky is paying a lot of attention to listings like the one for a parking spot in Île-de-France for $20 a night. Strange things MOREJessi Hempel, writer - May 3, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Facebook is fighting Google and Apple for mobile users. With Instagram, it gains a core of developers that have the mobile design chops Facebook has lacked.
FORTUNE -- Facebook's billion-dollar acquisition of the photo-sharing application Instagram represents a new strategy for the world's largest social network. The company is a pioneer of the so-called acq-hire, buying companies mostly for their talent. Two of founder Mark Zuckerberg's five direct reports joined Facebook MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Apr 9, 2012 5:10 PM ET
An exclusive look inside CEO Ben Silbermann's social media sensation.
FORTUNE -- Ben Silbermann can't stop staring at the refrigerators. The Pinterest co-founder and CEO and I are standing in the break room of his company's garage-size Palo Alto office. He's just flown back from Austin's SXSW interactive festival, and a redesign of his website is two days away. It's all a little overwhelming. But at this moment his full attention MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Mar 22, 2012 5:00 AM ET
By the end of the decade 50 billion devices will be emitting information nonstop. Data scientists will help manage it all.
FORTUNE -- A decade from now the smart techies who decided to become app developers may wish they had taken an applied-mathematics class or two. The coming deluge of data (more on that in a moment) will create demand for a new kind of computer scientist -- a gig that's MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Jan 6, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Longtime executive Ginni Rometty will replace Sam Palmisano as president and CEO of IBM starting early next year. She spoke to Fortune minutes after the announcement.
FORTUNE -- IBM has a new chief. Longtime executive Ginni Rometty will replace Sam Palmisanoas president and CEO starting January 1. Having put in 30 years at the company and survived IBM's (IBM) near death experience in the early 1990s, Rometty literally bleeds blue. She MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Oct 25, 2011 6:07 PM ET
AKQA's ad whiz has cred with techies and Mad Men alike. But with agencies snapping up digital shops, how long can he stay independent?
FORTUNE -- In the bifurcated world of digital advertising, where Madison Avenue's besuited creatives clash with Silicon Valley's engineers, Tom Bedecarre is the rare hybrid. An ad guy with a warm handshake and 75,000 Twitter followers, he is CEO of AKQA, the largest independent full-service digital advertising MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Oct 11, 2011 5:00 AM ET
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