From Apple to ZocDoc, tech companies are hiring at a furious pace. But the No. 1 most-coveted gig just might surprise you.
FORTUNE -- If there's anything observers can say with certainty, it's that Silicon Valley remains an anomalous industry.
The numbers tell the story: Unemployment in startup-heavy San Francisco for instance, stood at 5.6% last August, well below the 8.9% state and 7.3% national averages. Most tech companies, big and small, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 1, 2013 8:03 AM ET
Tech is big in New York -- but the alley still ain't the valley. Here's our annual report card.
FORTUNE -- Last May when Yahoo (YHOO) CEO Marissa Mayer paid $1.1 billion in cash to buy Tumblr, New York techies cheered. Finally! A New York startup exits for more than a billion dollars! This hasn't happened since Doubleclick sold to Google in 2007. And it is one of the signs people MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Aug 26, 2013 5:00 AM ET
From TaskRabbit to Gobble, scores of startups now cater to those either unable -- or unwilling -- to do something for themselves.
FORTUNE -- After a long day or week, the last thing I want to do is house chores. So plates and laundry stack up. The floors don't get Swiffered. When that happens, I'll spend more time clambering around, pajama-clad, and deliberating -- time I could have used to actually MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 5, 2013 10:34 AM ET
Major shifts in hardware design and production have allowed the "maker movement" to mature rapidly. The next generation of fantastic hardware could very well come from the startup up the block.May 7, 2013 11:05 AM ET
Can a successful exit by one Canadian tech firm jump-start innovation north of the border, a la Silicon Valley's PayPal Mafia?
By Ryan Holmes
FORTUNE -- In 2002, PayPal, the online payments giant, was sold to eBay for a cool $1.5 billion. Overnight, many of PayPal's core employees got very rich. Rather than calling it a day, however, the so-called PayPal mafia went on to found and invest in a MOREApr 24, 2013 7:18 AM ET
Much has been made of the rebirth of consumer hardware startups. But some high-profile examples have stumbled out of the gate.
FORTUNE -- To hear some in Silicon Valley tell it, hardware is the new software. In other words, after years of taking a backseat to the splashy launches of countless websites, apps, and the cloud, innovation on the hardware side is ramping up again. Is it? Several high-profile launches have stumbled. MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 12, 2013 1:52 PM ET
Meet Amy Andersen. She teaches tech executives, entrepreneurs, and investors from the likes of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Salesforce how to date.
FORTUNE -- Amy Andersen was on a date. It was one of several with a venture capitalist that a friend had set her up with. On paper, he seemed ideal: mid-30s, funny, good-looking, athletic. But as they saddled up at Harry's Bar, a cherrywood-lined sports haunt in San Francisco's Pacific MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 19, 2013 7:10 AM ET
New York City is catching up to the Bay Area with its burgeoning population of hot companies.
By Omar Akhtar/Graphic Nicolas Rapp
FORTUNE -- When Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged to end New York's overdependence on Wall Street, the city responded by becoming the country's fastest-growing digital-technology hub. Despite less-than-stellar access to a reliable broadband network, New York now hosts over 1,800 tech companies. The city overtook Boston to become the country's MOREDec 5, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Also: Why Silicon Valley is so darned narcissistic; Lenovo reveals record quarterly earnings.
Product questions and threats of higher tax hit Apple shares [THE NEW YORK TIMES]
Owners of Apple shares would have good reason to fear higher taxes on capital gains. Apple shares have appreciated mightily since 2005 when they were about $35 apiece; they began this year at $411 and peaked at more than $700 in late September. The drop MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 8, 2012 4:11 PM ET
The boutique financial institution caters to tech entrepreneurs and high-end winemakers with a long-running strategy: Bank like a venture capitalist.
By Richard McGill Murphy, contributor
FORTUNE -- In an age of "too big to fail" financial supermarkets, Silicon Valley Bank is relatively small and specialized, with a customer base dominated by tech and biotech growth companies, along with high-end winemakers. "We start working with companies very early on," says CEO Greg MOREOct 22, 2012 5:00 AM ET
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