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Notes on tech

Notes on technology, business, enterpreneurship, economy, markets along with interesting general tidbits.

No more outsourcing hoopla?

4/17/2005 08:43:00 PM, posted by anand

Seems that the hue and cry related to outsourcing has mellowed down considerably since the past couple of months or so. Not that there is no outsourcing being done these days. Its just that the dust has settled, it seems. Have people accepted it as a fact of life or have are they too damn busy trying to switch jobs, with the job market being so hot these days (is there anyone who has been looking and hasnt found a job since 2002?).

New startups are being formed. VC money is flowing again. Startups (Flickr, Bloglines etc) are being acquired by the established players. Looks like the activity around the tech has resumed. So my $64000 question is, are the new startups outsourcing their stuff or are they hiring people to get it done right infront of their eyes? Are they thinking: Gee, with all this money we can do it right here. Or they are being forced by the VC's to operate in a low cost manner by outsourcing some stuff (lets say QA or tech support).

Does anyone know whats the preferred mode for startup these days?
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4/18/2005 7:32 AM, comment by Blogger Kandarp

What is a VC ?    

4/18/2005 7:53 AM, comment by Blogger Anand

A VC is a Venture Capitalist. One who gives money to a startup for a share in equity (ownership). KPCB is one of the top tier VC's that has funded companies like Sun, Amazon, AOL and Google just to name a few.

Check out KPCB's website here: http://kpcb.com/    

4/21/2005 1:35 PM, comment by Blogger Manjusha

Are the new startups outsourcing their stuff or are they hiring people to get it done right infront of their eyes?

A balance of both I would say. Depends on a lot of factors...and I guess the comment space is just too short! ;)    

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