Bill Snyder

San Francisco journalist Bill Snyder writes frequently about business and technology. His work appears regularly in CIO.com and the publications of Stanford's Graduate School of Business and the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. He welcomes your comments and suggestions.

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Developer jackpot: Salaries and bonuses hit all-time highs

Developer jackpot: Salaries and bonuses hit all-time highs

As unemployment bottoms out, experienced developers reap the rewards, but Silicon Valley falls short in effective earnings.

As IT hiring slows, freelancers are getting more work

Your next job may be as a hired gun as more companies recruit outsiders to fill positions once held by full-time staffers.

Startup reality check: When the IPO comes, innovation goes

A Stanford University study proves what many developers already know: money matters, but it isn't the main driver of tech innovation. In fact, the most inventive developers tend to leave after a company goes public.

Debunking the H-1B hogwash: STEM grads are pouring out of U.S. colleges

Data giants like Facebook say we need more H-1B visas to fill U.S. STEM grad void -- but the numbers don't lie.

Java scam: How Oracle and Ask profit from sneaky add-ons

Every time users update Java, traps in the program try to trick them into installing useless toolbars and add-ons.

Startup tech jobs go begging -- how to get yours

More than 14,000 jobs are waiting to be filled at startups, including thousands for software engineers and developers.

The tech jobs hiring boom is real -- for these skills

After some tough years for IT and tech pros, high demand for tech workers is here in some areas -- and is expected to continue.

Beware the mobile tech jobs bubble

We know that many Silicon Valley tech jobs are short-lived, following a boom-and-bust cycle. Bill Snyder thinks that mobile app dev could be the next job bubble to burst.

In Oracle's fight with open source, the good guys won -- this time

Larry Ellison's greedy attempt to commercialize OpenOffice has failed, but don't expect him to rethink his views on open source.

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