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SF, Beijing Have Highest Concentration of Billion-Dollar Startups

San Francisco, Beijing Have Highest Concentration of Billion-Dollar Startups

While it’s undeniable that a good bulk of billion-dollar startups come out of Silicon Valley, it seems that the majority of these billion-dollar valuations actually come from cities elsewhere. According to recent data presented on data visualization platform, of the 156 Internet and software startups that have met this billion-dollar bar, 63 percent come… Read more »

Women on Company Boards Saw Increase in 2014

Women on Company Boards See Increase

It seems that company boards are becoming less of an old-school boys’ club. While men still make up a majority of that populace, women are slowly increasing their numbers on corporate boards. According to the report from Catalyst, a nonprofit research organization that tracks women in executive positions across the globe, the United States saw… Read more »

38 Colleges with Most Alumni as Fortune 500 CEOs

Top Colleges with Most Alumni in Fortune 500 CEO Positions

Today marks one of the major college admission application due dates for high school seniors (I know this because my youngest brother submitted his final two applications last night). For those who happened to apply to Clark University or the University of Colorado-Boulder (and luckily gain acceptance), there’s a slight chance that he or she… Read more »

35 Top Series A Startup Investors of 2014


Mattermark Blog recently published a list of 2014 most active investors in the tech industry. A total of 701 Internet technology startups received a cumulative $5.1 Billion in Series A funding.  Khosla Ventures has moved into the #1 spot for most active Series A investor, with a total of 20 deals completed in 2014. Here is… Read more »

Silicon Valley Fails to Make this Diversity List

Black Enterprise Best Companies for Diversity

In a recently released list by Black Enterprise magazine of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity, one industry is glaringly absent: the tech havens of Silicon Valley. Of course, this shouldn’t be surprising. Many of the tech’s largest players – including the likes of Facebook, Google, Twitter, Apple, and Microsoft – have openly shared their diversity statistics,… Read more »

Here Are the Top Feeder Schools You Should Attend If You Want a Job at Google, Apple, or Facebook

Top Feeder Schools to Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon

As the spring semester approaches, college students across the country are all likely busily brushing up their resumes and diligently applying and interviewing for jobs at some of the top companies in the world. I remember it fondly, from both friends and random people alike – the nervous and stressed tension as we waited for responses from potential… Read more »

25 Top Job Skills That Got People Hired in 2014


With more than 330 million members currently on its platform, LinkedIn is a massive treasure trove of data. With information on the educational and professional backgrounds of people from across the world, the professional social network has become an invaluable tool for anyone trying to land a career in the digital age. For many looking to… Read more »

Apple is the Most Innovative Company of 2014 [RANKINGS]


The Boston Consulting Group recently released its annual report on the world’s most innovative companies. And, for the ninth year in a row, Apple has been designated this year’s most innovative company. Not surprisingly, 7 of the top 10 spots are taken up by technology and communications companies, with Google, Samsung, Microsoft, and IBM rounding off… Read more »

Here are the Highest-Paying Programming Languages


This past summer, we looked at a ranking of the of top programming languages by growth, popularity, and job demand. Those rankings – compiled by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Spectrum found that Java, C, C++, Python, and C# are the top five programming languages in the country. In an entirely new ranking… Read more »

CEO Survey: How the Best CEOs Perform


Harvard Business Review has released an in-depth CEO survey of the Best Performing CEOs in the World. Unsurprisingly, Jeff Bezos of Amazon came out as the #1 top performer. Other CEOs on the list head companies in various industries, from resort gaming to biotech. The list only included CEOs who had been on the job for… Read more »