Tag Archive for Silicon Valley

Demand for Data Scientists Extends Far Beyond Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley Financial Center

by Angela Guess Jennifer Foreshew of The Australian recently wrote, “Hiring specialists are scouting outside traditional IT fields for data scientists that have the higher level analytical skills that come from MA or PhD studies in mathematics and engineering, and in human and animal sciences. Harvey Nash managing director Bridget Gray said a data scientist…

Big Data Elite Looking For Startups to Fund


by Angela Guess Alexandra Stevenson of The New York Times reports that a new venture capital fund out of Silicon Valley is looking for Big Data startups to support. She writes, “The fund, called Big Data Elite, is backed by celebrity investors like Ron Conway, one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent angel investors, and Andreessen…

The Spies of Silicon Valley?

Silicon Valley from above

by Angela Guess Michael Hirsh of Quartz recently wrote, “Some of America’s biggest social media and tech companies have been denying in recent days that they were aware of the National Security Agency’s recently-exposed ‘PRISM’ and telephone monitoring programs. But these denials obscure a larger truth: The government’s massive data collection and surveillance system was…

NoSQL Job of the Day: Senior Software Engineer, Data Platform


by Angela Guess Verticalmove is searching for a Senior Software Engineer: Data Platform, Hadoop/NoSQL in Silicon Valley, CA. According to the post, “We are searching for an Engineer to work on our IP intelligence & audience targeting solutions. You thrive on finding clever solutions to big problems that help others do their jobs. All things…

Big Data and the Latest ‘Bubble’

by Angela Guess A new article takes a look at the current “tech bubble” and how Big Data fits in: “Bloomberg Businessweek worries that a new bubble is forming in Silicon Valley, and that this one will be different and worse than the ones that came before. The argument presented by author Ashlee Vance is…

19 UK Web Companies are Crossing the Pond for Web Mission 2011

Web Mission 2011 is set for March 5-11. The international expedition is a chance for nineteen growing web technology companies from the UK to “take part in a trade mission to Silicon Valley.” Entrepreneurs from each company will have the opportunity to engage with top executives from major US web technology companies including Twitter.