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Stamen, a design and technology studio in San Francisco has put together the best visualization we’ve seen to help you picture just how insanely Airbnb’s popularity is spreading around New York.
On the studio’s site, Stamen put together maps of both New York and San Francisco from 2008 to 2011. The brighter the block, the more Airbnb listings.
Well, it’s finally here: Groupon’s sets the price for its IPO tomorrow, and goes public on Friday. Everything everyone has said about the wildly hyped billion-dollar valuations, the competition they face, the backlash to the backlash, and the inner-workings of the company will be put to the test of that mythical, Read More
Alley vs. Valley
LinkedIn put out an infographic today attempting to “sequence the startup DNA” based on analyzing tens of thousands of startup founders culled from more than 120 million public profiles from professional networking service.
Based on their findings, the popular notion that the startup life is for the young may be a myth. “Our data shows that 65% of entrepreneurs are 30 and older – and only 2% are serial entrepreneurs,” LinkedIn’s Monica Rogati writes on the company blog. Of course, that’s a self-selecting population of the type of people that use LinkedIn. And as we were reminded during Zerply’s presentation at the 500 Startups demo last night, 120 million people is a small fraction compared to Facebook’s whopping 750 million members.
The folks at Focus have put together a handy infographic about earning potential in Silicon Valley where the number of jobs at internet companies (currently clocking in at 48,000) has surpassed the excesses of the dotcom boom. As Business Insider points out, the salaries listed (product and marketing managers make more than web developers and software engineers; Google engineers make more than those at Facebook and Twitter), don’t account for stock-based compensation.
But the chart does delve into cost of living, typically an area where New York City loses out, although apparently not compared to the Valley.