The founder of LinkedIn.com recently complained that the cost of a good
engineer in Silicon Valley is skyrocketing because Google’s demand for
top talent is creating a shortage for everyone else and wage inflation.
Now Google has hired Internet pioneer Vinton Cerf
who helped develop TCP/IP. He is going to be Google’s Chief Internet
Evangelist. (I guess that relegates me to the role of chief unpaid
google evangelist. For an example of my enthusiasm for this company,
check out this “7 Reasons Why Google Will Rule the World” post from February.
I really hoped Google would buy Skype, but now they’ve launched Google Talk and a silly rumor has it that eBay is in talks to buy Skype for between $2-3 billion. That would be very strange.