Posts made in January, 2014

A Google Programmer ‘Blew Off’ A $500,000 Salary At A Startup — Because He’s Already Making $3 Million Every Year

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A Google Programmer ‘Blew Off’ A $500,000 Salary At A Startup — Because He’s Already Making $3 Million Every Year

NICHOLAS CARLSON JAN. 10, 2014, 10:53 AM Thanks to all its money, Google is a big winner in the war for talent in Silicon Valley. The latest evidence is a story we just heard from the founder of a large, successful enterprise startup. This founder told us that his startup tried to poach a “programmer” currently working at Google. The startup made the programmer what it thought was a big offer: a $500,000 salary. “He blew us off,” said the founder. The programmer told the startup thanks for the offer, but Google was currently paying him $3 million per year in cash and restricted stock units. (Restricted stock units, or “RSUs,” are as good as stock in that the programmer won’t have to buy them to get them.) A compensation of $3 million per year, or even $500,000 per year, is well above the Silicon Valley average for an engineer. Recruiter Scott Purcell says the software engineers he’s placing typically make a base salary of $165,000. The average base salary for a Google engineer is $128,000. But there are outliers besides our $3 million engineer. Twitter’s senior vice president of engineer, Christopher Fry, earned $10.3 million last year. Google has an industry-wide reputation for getting — and keeping — the people it wants. It’s pretty impressive, for example, that Google was able to remove Andy Rubin from the top of Android and still manage to keep him inside the company, working on robots. This is a credit to CEO Larry Page. He’s made Google into a place where really bright people get to work on extremely ambitious, large-scale problems. Before he took over Google as CEO in 2011, the company was losing a lot of people to startups like Facebook and Twitter. Now, not so much. It is also a credit to the power of money, which Google has a lot of. Update: On Twitter, ex-Googler Hunter Walk (now a VC) warns other startups: “The *worst* way to recruit from Google is with money. For anyone really good, Google will outbid you. So you’re left with the ones they don’t want to retain.” VIEW FULL ARTICLE...

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Worldwide Pricing for knowledge

»Posted by on Jan 8, 2014 in Blog, Education | 0 comments

Worldwide Pricing for knowledge

Worldwide Pricing for knowledge If you wonder what the costs are for running a business online, it’s getting to be as costly as having a brick and mortar store in a shopping mall. Did you know that most Malls today charge rent plus a take on your DAILY business income? Sort of like a TAX, but it’s not government — it’s just for running a business. That said, many people don’t read the fine print and want a quick solution without understanding the kind of knowledge that is required to do work in the online Technology Field. Here are a couple of samples that come to mind that really need to be understood. These fees are not even fees that a web developer receives. They go right out to the application developer. Pricing for Tech Support related to online Web Development is broken up into 15 minute sections at $150 per 15 minutes Link to WordPress Plugin  Ever wonder what an Online Marketing Guru Charges? Joe Polish’s Genius Network® and Piranha Marketing, Inc.  Luckily there are still some Experts to Hire at reasonable rates: $35 per hr. Web Design and WordPress development $50 per hr Web or WordPress non project, fixes or emergencies $50 per hr – per article SEO and Online Marketing (includes keyword research, scrapping, scrubbing, and cleaning data) $50 per hr for Product Photography $75 per hr for eCommerce / shopping carts $75 per hr for Digital Imaging / product presentation $150 per hr for Database Programming CLICK HERE FOR A WRITTEN...

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