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Agreed, $85k won't be swaying any engineers away from Google, I'd estimate $125k is where offers should be starting for that kind of programming.
Yeah, $85K is the going rate of a Google intern.... not an engineer with a few years of experience.

http://www.glassdoor.com/Salary/Google-Salaries-E9079.htm
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Those are people who just finished their contract with Google and need a job.
$85K still isn't that much for a contractor especially in California... and especially for Google.

Contractors tend to make a bit more than than salary employees for equivalent work. This because they are not paying for benefits and the short-term on-demand nature of the job.
Edited by DuckieHo - 9/24/12 at 12:35pm
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Those are people who just finished their contract with Google and need a job.
$85K still isn't that much for a contractor especially in California... and especially for Google.

Contractors tend to make a bit more than than salary employees for equivalent work. This because they are not paying for benefits and the short-term on-demand nature of the job.

To add to that (in further response to 3930K), there aren't many computer programmers looking for jobs for very long, there is enough of a demand for them right now that they don't have to settle for less money than they're worth just to get a job. When a studio I was at closed in November, only 10% of the programmers were still looking for a job after 3 weeks, and those 10% were mostly because they were hoping not to have to move out of state.
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lol
Not even Google can fix this mess.

heh...how wrong you are...I don't expect Apple's maps to be at the level of Google maps any time soon, if ever -- much in the same way that I don't think Bing will ever be up to Google standards -- but I would be seriously surprised if Apple's maps weren't usable within a month from now.
Edited by flamingoyster - 9/24/12 at 12:47pm
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I'm sure a memo is soon to go out at Google:
"If Apple offers you anything, we'll double it."

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heh...how wrong you are...I don't expect Apple's maps to be at the level of Google maps any time soon, if ever -- much in the same way that I don't think Bing will ever be up to Google standards -- but I would be seriously surprised if Apple's maps weren't usable within a month from now.

Apple has $100B in cash... they can buy the talent to get the maps as good.
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Apple has $100B in cash... they can buy the talent to get the maps as good.

I believe it. The question is how long will it take? But I was making a weaker claim -- that they'll be good within a month, even if not as good as Google's by then. It'll take longer to get as good as Google's, just because of all of the effort Google has put into their maps over the years. And look at the numbers: Apple has a handful of maps experts, and Google has over a thousand. By sheer brute force, they'll will be able to maintain their edge for a while (diminishing returns notwithstanding).
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So an iOS 6 user walks into a bar. Or a restaurant. Or a river... I don't even know. biggrin.gif
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Apple needs to use that 100 billion to buy fleets of cars and start driving down all those streets!
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Then Google better be ready to offer ultra-high speed connections without a data cap, to everybody. Because as it is, ISP's aren't as excited about cloud computing as Google frown.gif

It looks like they're going to. The fiber rollout in Kansas City should pave the way for more populous tech related areas like DC/NOVA, NY, The bay area, And silicon valley
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So an iOS 6 user walks into a bar. Or a restaurant. Or a river... I don't even know. biggrin.gif

I genuinely lol'd
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It looks like they're going to. The fiber rollout in Kansas City should pave the way for more populous tech related areas like DC/NOVA, NY, The bay area, And silicon valley

Google already looks set to do Apple TV before Apple does via their google fiber service too.
Edited by GrizzleBoy - 9/24/12 at 2:27pm
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