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Silicon Valley

Subregion of the San Francisco Bay Area in the United States

Silicon Valley is a region in the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California that serves as a global center for high technology, innovation and social media. It corresponds roughly to the geographical Santa Clara Valley. San Jose is the Valley's largest city, the third largest in California, and the tenth largest in the United States. Other major Silicon Valley cities include Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Mountain View, and Sunnyvale. The San Jose Metropolitan Area has the third highest GDP per capita in the world (after Zurich, Switzerland and Oslo, Norway), according to the Brookings Institution.The word "silicon" in the name originally referred to the large number of silicon chip innovators and manufacturers in the region, but the area is now home to many of the world's largest high-tech corporations, including the headquarters of 39 businesses in the Fortune 1000, and thousands of startup companies. Silicon Valley also accounts for one-third of all of the venture capital investment in the United States, which has helped it to become a leading hub and startup ecosystem for high-tech innovation and scientific development. It was in the Valley that the silicon-based integrated circuit, the microprocessor, and the microcomputer, among other technologies, were developed. As of 2013, the region employed about a quarter of a million information technology workers.As more high-tech companies were established across San Jose and the Santa Clara Valley, and then north towards the Bay Area's two other major cities, San Francisco and Oakland, the "Silicon Valley" has come to have two definitions: a geographic one, referring to Santa Clara County, and a metonymical one, referring to all high-tech businesses in the Bay Area. The term is now generally used as a synecdoche for the American high-technology economic sector. The name also became a global synonym for leading high-tech research and enterprises, and thus inspired similar named locations, as well as research parks and technology centers with a comparable structure all around the world.

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June 14, 2021
Hindustan Times
Klobuchar's bill is part of a broader bipartisan effort to rein in big technology companies and bring in more competition.
Annie Siebert
June 9, 2021
TechCrunch
I'd love to get a green card and expand my tech company in the U.S. Someone mentioned that I should apply for a diversity green card. Would you provide me with more details about it and how to apply?
NAIOP
June 9, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has selected Hudson Pacific Properties as the 2021 Developer of the Year - the...
Natasha Lomas
June 9, 2021
TechCrunch
Every startup is trying to fix something but Terraformation is tackling the only problem that must matter to all of us: Climate change. This is why it's in such a big huge hurry. Its mission -- as a 'forest tech' startup -- is to accelerate tree planting by applying a startup-y operational philosophy of scalability [...]
Roambee
June 8, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Roambee, the Silicon Valley-headquartered global supply chain visibility provider announces its second acquisition, Modum, a European pharma...
Michael Cogley
June 7, 2021
Business Insider
Hoxton Ventures wrote early checks for Babylon, Deliveroo, and Darktrace. All three are set to be publicly listed this year.
Matt Turner and Jordan Parker Erb
June 6, 2021
Business Insider
How 'Tiger Mom' Amy Chua became the pariah of Yale Law. A complicated story of booze, misbehaving men, and the Supreme Court.
Kevin Shalvey
June 6, 2021
Business Insider
Trump on Saturday said the "Big Tech monopoly" must be broken up, as he took aim at Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for banning him from the network.
Candy Cheng
June 5, 2021
Business Insider
Silicon Valley transplants have declared Miami a new hot spot of innovation, but the city's tech scene has issues with their "savior complex."
Alexei Oreskovic
June 5, 2021
Business Insider
In this week's edition of Insider Tech we look at Twitter's efforts to develop a premium subscription service, and at Facebook's big Trump news.
Callum Burroughs
June 5, 2021
Business Insider
Silicon Valley is heading to Latin America in a big way as startup funding in the region booms to record levels.
Kylie Robison and Alex Nicoll
June 3, 2021
Business Insider
Insider analyzed federal disclosure data collected over the last three years to see how much developers can make Miami, tech's latest hotspot.
Matt Drange and Candy Cheng
June 3, 2021
Business Insider
Jason Calacanis went from dot-com roadkill to angel investor for Uber, Calm, and Robinhood. He's shaking up venture capital with bluster, ego, and podcasts.
Gillian Tett
June 3, 2021
the Guardian
The long read: For decades, anthropologists have been telling us that it's often the informal, unplanned interactions and rituals that matter most in any work environment. So how much are we missing by giving them up?
Shira Ovide
June 2, 2021
www.nytimes.com
We miss out when we ignore the companies that are neither clear winners nor flat-out disasters.
evelyn douek
June 2, 2021
Wired
Simply erasing things from the internet comes at a cost. It might not be worth it.
Rishi Iyengar, CNN Business
June 2, 2021
CNN
After four months of working from home during the pandemic, Reeba Akram decided to change where home was.
Larissa Zimberoff
June 1, 2021
Wired
The war on eggs started back in the '70s, not with the company formerly known as Hampton Creek, but with a little cafe-grocery store in Los Angeles.
Grace Dean
May 30, 2021
Business Insider
Arctic Wolf decided to move its corporate headquarters in the middle of the pandemic -- and CEO Brian NeSmith doesn't have any regrets.
Tom Porter
May 28, 2021
Business Insider
Conservatives including Gaetz has long claimed that technology companies were ideologically biased against them.
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