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Born out of a frustration with recruiting within the peninsula-trapped City of San Francisco, Terminal is a platform allowing companies to tap into talent abroad. Starting with campuses in Kitchener-Waterloo, Montreal and Vancouver, the startup aims to plant physical flags in as many of the world’s global talent centers as possible.

Source: Tech Crunch

Date: October 27th, 2017

Link: https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/16/terminal-makes-it-easy-for-companies-to-open-international-offices/

Discussion

1) This idea of providing a “platform” is very popular.  How does Facebook provide “a platform”?

2) “Terminal is looking to perform talent arbitrage. Engineers in Canada for example don’t demand the six plus figure salaries of their Bay Area counterparts.”   What is “arbitrage” and in what other ways does technology allow it to happen?

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