Silicon Valley

What’s happening in job-hunting, networking and training.

Korean Tech Startup Hiring in Silicon Valley

Shakr-Media-Thumbnail
Seoul-based Shakr Media Co. is opening an office in Silicon Valley and is looking to hire locally, according to the Wall Street Journal Asia. The video platform and creation company will operate its development team in Seoul, but its founder, David Lee, has relocated to the Mountain View, Calif., office. “Seoul is a great place to run a start-up…but in terms of working with the world’s largest Internet companies, it’s necessary to be here,” he was reported as saying. Lee… continue…

Twitter Issues Stock Grants for Employee Retention

Twitter reportedly began handing out stock option grants to valued employees over the past two weeks, a maneuver likely designed to keep the social media company’s vested employees on the hook for a longer tenure. According to a report in AllThingsD.com, Twitter began handing out stock grants to not only executives but also valued individual contributors in recent weeks. With Twitter’s IPO documents officially filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, employees who have been with the seven-year-old company for… continue…

Square Offers Coding Camp to Women and Girls

girls-code-Thumbnail
San Francisco-based Square is offering an intensive computer science program for women in high school and college, joining a growing number of companies aiming to increase the number of women in the field. The programs are selective, with only eight spots available for Square’s High School Code Camp and 20 in its College Code Camp. The high school program, held after school for eight months, offers lectures, labs, a monthly hackathon and the ability to build an Android app for an end-of-the… continue…

Bay Area CIOs Predict More Hiring in 4th Quarter

Silicon Valley thumbnail
CIOs expect hiring freezes to thaw during the fourth quarter, according to a report released Wednesday by Robert Half Technology. As a result, more of the executives are bullish about filling vacant positions and expanding their staff headed into the close of the year. The survey noted that only 13 percent of the Bay Area CIOs surveyed plan to put IT hiring on hold during the year’s final quarter. That’s 9 percentage points lower than the previous quarter, when 22… continue…

Was Google’s ’20 Percent Time’ Such a Good Idea?

Google Headquarters
When Marissa Mayer left Google last year to become Yahoo’s CEO, she took more than a decade of experience with her. One thing she didn’t take was Google’s practice of giving its employees what amounted to one day a week to work on personal projects on company time. Once perceived as a smart, even revolutionary, way to keep employees engaged, the “20-percent time” approach appears all but dead at the Googleplex, with observers wondering whether it did the company any… continue…

Google’s Buying a Lot of Valley Real Estate

Google Maps Icon Thumbnail
In what is described as the largest Silicon Valley office space deal of 2013, Google has leased 500,000 square feet in Mountain View, near the company’s Googleplex headquarters. Under local government rules, the new space could house up to 2,500 workers. When it comes to Silicon Valley real estate, Google is nearly as dominant as it is in search. The company already has plans for a separate 1 million square foot campus on the grounds of NASA’s Ames Research Center,… continue…

How to Land a Job at Startup Life360

Landing@-Life360
Flush with a $10 million round of venture funding, Life360 is expanding its IT staff as it builds additional features into its family location and communication app. The San Francisco-based startup, which was founded five years ago and counts Facebook and Google among its investors, has added more than 40 million users and received good buzz in publications from The Wall Street Journal to VentureBeat. Life360’s free service offers a location map of family members and a chat feature, as… continue…

Hangout: Men Re-Enter the Workforce, Telecom Jobs

Silicon Valley Thumbnail
The Dice News staff takes a look at what’s impacting careers throughout Silicon Valley. This month: Do men have a tougher time than women in re-entering the workforce? How women entrepreneurs can shoot themselves in the foot, and why telecommunications jobs are coming back. Watch our Dice News Hangout.

Here’s How to Find the Next Silicon Valley

futuristic city thumbnail
There is no shortage of places vying to become the next Silicon Valley. Pick your times zone and climate, they span across the U.S. Whether New York, Boston, Texas, Southern California or Colorado, each has advocates claiming its tech sector is about to get really hot. Let’s say you’re planning a career move, already live in Northern California and want to geographically position yourself to be in the Next Big Place. Where should you move? According to new research from… continue…

Distant Companies are Large Silicon Valley Employers

Silicon Valley thumbnail
Thousands of Silicon Valley area tech professionals work for distant companies, reports the San Jose Mercury News. For instance: Germany-based SAP employs more than 3,500 in the region, mostly in Palo Alto. Western Digital, an Irvine, Calif., based storage disk maker, employs 5,350 in Silicon Valley, including those at two manufacturing plants. Dell, headquartered in Round Rock, Texas, employs more than 700 workers at its Silicon Valley Research and Development Center in Santa Clara. These are just of few of… continue…