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How Silicon Valley's Tech Reign Will End 395 395

theodp writes "Silicon Valley's stranglehold on West Coast innovation is in danger. The main problem? It's no fun to live in Silicon Valley. Technology is people, explains The Atlantic's Derek Thompson, and more people are choosing to live in cities. And Silicon Valley isn't like a city, it's like a suburb. 'What's happening now,' says author Bruce Katz, 'is workers want to be in Oakland and San Francisco.' So, how might Silicon Valley save itself? 'Silicon Valley is going to have to urbanize,' Katz said. '[There is a] migration out of Silicon Valley to places where people really want to live.'"
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How Silicon Valley's Tech Reign Will End

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday June 29, 2013 @01:32PM (#44142909)

    And SF or Oakland has less traffic and bustle?

    BTW, Oakland? Really, Oakland? Most of Oakland doesn't want to live in Oakland.

  • by K. S. Kyosuke (729550) on Saturday June 29, 2013 @03:45PM (#44143701)

    You have to be nutters to live in SF.

    Or fruits.

  • by theshowmecanuck (703852) on Saturday June 29, 2013 @03:52PM (#44143729) Journal

    ...urban education is an abject joke, you live their with children knowing full well you'll be spending ...

    Ummmmm... nah, too easy.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday June 29, 2013 @07:28PM (#44144725)


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