10/27/2020

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The Silicon Valleys of Everything

“Could you reproduce Silicon Valley elsewhere, or is there something unique about it?” the venture capitalist Paul Graham asked in a much-quoted keynote address at Xtech back in 2006. Graham then went on to describe the key ingredients (a great university, an attractive town, smart people, youth, a tolerance for eccentricity and different thinking, and a cluster of other start-ups) that make Silicon Valley the unique ecosystem for entrepreneurial innovation that it is — and that differentiate it from its would-be imitators and competitors.

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California’s Position in Technology and Science: A Comparative Benchmarking Assessment

“. . .based on the Milken Institute 2008 State Technology and Science Index, which encapsulates each state’s comprehensive inventory of technology and science assets that can be leveraged to promote economic development. “

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California’s Position in Science and Technology 2010

A complement to the Institute’s national State Technology and Science Index 2010, the California version provides key stakeholders with direct evidence of how the state is faring in the sectors that are most likely to impact the state’s future economic position.

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The Bay Area Innovation System

. . .How the San Francisco Bay Area Became the World’s Leading Innovation Hub and What Will Be Necessary to Secure Its Future

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Technology Works: High-Tech Employment and Wages in the United States

. . . details the geography, growth patterns, and importance of high-tech jobs in the United States.

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NetApp Lays Off 900 Workers in Business Realignment

Company: NetAppCA Net Job Gain/Loss: -235Reason: LayoffCity/Region Losing Jobs: Sunnyvale, CA

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NetApp Terminates 235 Sunnyvale Jobs

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2013/05/20/netapp-terminates-235-sunnyvale-jobs.html

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NetApp Terminates 235 Sunnyvale Jobs

Company Name:NetApp Inc.

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California leads tech sector payroll at $120 billion

California leads the nation in most technology sector rankings compiled by the Washington D.C.-based TechAmerica Foundation.

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Scoop: Mercury News Layoffs Begin April 28

Company: San Jose Mercury NewsCA Net Job Gain/Loss: -118Reason: LayoffCity/Region Losing Jobs: San Jose, CA

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StumbleUpon Lays Off 30 Percent of Staff

Company: StumbleUponCA Net Job Gain/Loss: -35Reason: LayoffCity/Region Losing Jobs: San Francisco, CA

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America’s New Tech Hot Spots

Mark Schill of Praxis Strategy Group crunched the numbers for us to determine the changes in STEM employment from 2001 to 2012 in the 51 largest metropolitan statistical areas. Notably absent from our list of the 10 metro areas that enjoyed the strongest growth over that period: the country’s largest cities.

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Comcast Laying Off 435 in Livermore

Company: ComcastCA Net Job Gain/Loss: -435Reason: Closure, Move Out of StateCity/Region Losing Jobs: Livermore, CACity/Region Gaining Jobs: Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; Denver, CONotes: Story describes cuts in three different cities in CA with specific job loss figures

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Comcast Laying Off 435 in Livermore

Company: ComcastCA Net Job Gain/Loss: -220Reason: Closure, Move Out of StateCity/Region Losing Jobs: Morgan Hill, CACity/Region Gaining Jobs: Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; Denver, CONotes: Story describes cuts in three different cities in CA with specific job loss figures

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Comcast Laying Off 435 in Livermore

Company: ComcastCA Net Job Gain/Loss: -410Reason: Closure, Move Out of StateCity/Region Losing Jobs: Sacramento, CACity/Region Gaining Jobs: Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; Denver, CONotes: Story describes cuts in three different cities in CA with specific job loss figures

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