StateDept: #SecClinton at #CGI2012: We must think and act innovatively and be willing to change ourselves. http://t.co/LPfLKyXF
@wadhwa: Apple has become a behemoth, but definitely hasn’t peaked–YET http://t.co/TvFTY5BY — my Forbes column #Singularityu
@eMarketer says holiday ecommerce sales in US are expected to grow 17%. What’s your plan this Q4? #holidayshopping http://t.co/ASaXTiyM
Today, Senator Charles Schumer popped up to New York City for a visit to General Assembly and an announcement: Tomorrow he plans to introduce new legislation to the Senate--the snappily-named BRAINS Act--in an attempt to help alleviate the tech talent crunch by making it easier for startups to hire foreign-born workers.
"The bill will fix America's broken high-skilled immigration problem," he promised, by providing 55,000 new green cards available annually for foreign students graduating from US universities with advanced STEM degrees.
Guys, we're so glad Twitter is back. How else would we find things like this little gem, tweeted out yesterday by Foursquare engineer ringleader Harry Heymann with the observation, "I think the heat in nyc melted the brains of the @foursquare eng team." It's #WhatShould4sqCallMe, a Tumblr devoted wholly to the trials and travails of his own staff. And while we don't have confirmation, the call is presumably, as they say, coming from inside the house.
In the world of startup accelerators, TechStars and Y Combinator are arguably top dogs. Each receives thousands of eager applicants every year, and only accepts an elite percentage of companies into their inner circles. But of course, with the success of the TechStars/Y Combinator models comes a slew of copycat accelerators that may lack the credentials and experience to actually help their applicants.