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Silicon Valley

An area in California, centering on San Francisco and San Jose, known for the large number of computer and internet companies. Silicon Valley became important during the dot-com bubble in the 1990s. It remains important both in investing and for the technical expertise of its companies and employees. Prominent companies such as Google and Intel are headquartered in Silicon Valley.
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And just as Neff found that her Silicon Alley workers represented the leading edge of work practice, the Web 2.0 workers I studied represented the leading edge of social media practice.
Digital hustlers: Living large and falling hard in Silicon Alley. New York: HarperCollins.
Silicon Alley refers to part of downtown Manhattan that has become a breeding ground for dot-com startups.
New York has Silicon Alley, California has Silicon Valley and Paris has Silicon - Sentier?
Plans for the old airport so far include the creation of a 'Silicon Alley' filled with high-tech companies where corporate executives can fly in as needed or the creation of a green zone combined with hotels, restaurants and office buildings to help improve Berlin's air quality.
Small World is a privately held new media company, located in New York City's Silicon Alley.
El nucleo interactivo de Nueva York se conoce como "Silicon Alley"; AOL habita el "Silicon Beltway" cerca de Washington.
The editor of the Silicon Alley Daily, an e-mail newsletter I read, was proposing yet another C word, Consequence.
is the first Silicon Alley company CMGI has taken majority ownership in and supposedly marks the beginning of a sweep CMGI will make of Alley companies.
Such regions as Seattle's "Silicon Forest," Austin, Texas's Silicon Hills," Washington, D.C.'s "Silicon Dominion," and New York's "Silicon Alley" tout varied reasons for the advantages each region offers, including lower costs of living, less traffic, better tax incentives, and supportive local governments, said a Silicon Valley regional economic group, Joint Venture.
Another department is Silicon Alley, a weekly comic strip "depicting life among Web developers in NYC's Silicon Alley."
As New York's tech sector boils over, California's Silicon Valley is taking a back seat to New York's Silicon Alley and the boroughs continue to emerge as the new landing spot for programmers, developers and the companies that they support.