Wednesday, May 18, 2011

In Silicon Valley, Buying Companies for Their Engineers - NYTimes.com

Sign of the times

That is what it has come to in bubbly Silicon Valley. Companies like Facebook, Google and Zynga are so hungry for the best talent that they are buying start-ups to get their founders and engineers — and then jettisoning their products.

Some technology blogs call it being “acqhired.” The companies doing the buying say it is a talent acquisition, and it typically comes with a price per head.

In Silicon Valley, Buying Companies for Their Engineers - NYTimes.com

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