Tag: Tech

Here’s how big tech companies like Google and Facebook set salaries for software engineers

When recent college graduates and friends Zuhayeer Musa and Zaheer Mohiuddin started to break into the software industry, everything they found on the internet about engineering jobs seemed to be missing the actual information they needed: How much do these jobs pay? Software engineers straight out of college often make six-figure salaries, not counting equity

Microsoft, once considered a stodgy software maker, has outperformed tech unicorns since 2015

In November 2015, tech investor Marc Andreessen weighed in on a hot debateabout whether Silicon Valley’s start-ups were frothy from all the cash propping up so-called unicorns, or venture-backed companies valued at $1 billion or more. Andreessen noted at a Fortune conference that the whole class of billion-dollar start-ups, headlined by Uber and Airbnb, was “worth half of Microsoft, ” and

Using RPA for software testing: A “tech hack”?

Every so often, my news feed features an article that offers “The Top 10 Life Hacks.”  These are tips and tricks about how to use ordinary household products unexpected ways to improve your life— “…and tip number 7 will blow your mind!!!” Admittedly, I’ve been suckered into opening this click bait. To be honest, there are

Tech that died in 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, we bid adieu to many products and services in our beloved world of consumer technology. Some were old stalwarts that finally gave way to the passage of time. Others were short-lived trends, or ideas quickly abandoned. Here’s our look at this year’s greats and “not-so-greats”—those that passed into the