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Tide of talent battle turning as unicorn lustre fades

Recruitment at steadier employers are easier as venture capital firms have become more careful about which businesses they fund

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Excitement and a century-old industrial company don't usually mix in the minds of Silicon Valley talent. But Mr Haas said that hardcore challenges at GE, such as keeping planes airborne and nations' water systems flowing, sold him.


WHEN he started thinking about leaving Apple this year, Darren Haas briefly contemplated Uber Technologies, where many friends worked. Instead, the cloud-computing engineer pursued an opportunity he considered more exciting: General Electric Co.

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