Competition for Silicon Valley engineering talent is nothing new, but a notable example has arisen in the self-driving car field. “I’ll be direct,” said Kyle Vogt, CTO of Cruise, the self-driving taxi developer majority owned by GM, in an email this week to numerous software engineers at rival firm Zoox. “I’m writing because your company is potentially about to go through a major transition, and...
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Big Tech's Big Lie
Is big tech killing itself? Recent mass layoffs at tech companies—which continued this week with cuts at DoorDash—have destroyed the image of big tech firms as lean and efficient machines. On the contrary: As investors such as Altimeter Capital and TCI have pointed out, firms like Google and Meta Platforms (not to mention Amazon) are overstaffed and bureaucratic. But a bigger issue may be signs...
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