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Re: Is Silicon Valley Losing Its Edge?
Posted by: Sonia Arrison 2011-03-02 09:06:05
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Many of the world's largest tech companies were started by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, but that doesn't mean that the startup mecca of the world will remain dominant forever. Instead, some argue that Silicon Valley stands in danger of losing its competitive edge to entrepreneurs in other parts of the world. Silicon Valley "has become pampered," argues technology journalist Sarah Lacy in her new book, Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky . Its "entrepreneurial muscles are getting weaker" at the same time as those in the developing world are getting stronger.

Immigration is reported bigger issue than outlined
Posted by: Tarik Ansari 2011-03-03 13:39:22 In reply to: Sonia Arrison
"America [...] despite flaws, its immigration policy still welcomes risk-tolerant entrepreneurs."

Sonia, in all honesty, I wouldn't be too fast on saying that. Today, immigration has became a deal-breaker for entrepreneurs in the U.S.:
I produced a documentary film on the issue that we just released 3 days ago: http://startingupinamerica.com

On a different note, TechNewsWorld should consider making it easier to post comments on the site.

innovation can be born anywhere
Posted by: Bainzy 2011-03-02 09:12:35 In reply to: Sonia Arrison
A tiny company resting in Switzerland's pre Alps today had an application approved today to go into The Facebook directory.

The AFILLY8 Project could be a real turning-point in engaging social networks into the mouth watering E commerce havens they are destined to be...
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