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Sometimes what happens in one startup hub also happens in every other startup hub. Silicon Valley companies continue to pump outdisruptive technology that’s fueling regional and national economic growth. But according to a new report, they’re also producing income inequality. A team of researchers at the Everett Program at UC Santa Cruz studied federal and regional income statistics and...
Startups are forgoing exorbitant engineering salaries for the more reasonably priced but equal-quality work of an outsourced IT staff. Silicon Valley is largely considered the global leader in technology, with firms in the area competing for the highly-skilled developers and engineers located there. According to a new report though, U.S.-born engineers are leaving quicker than...
See on Scoop.it – Startup & Silicon Valley News, Culture Amid a change in what it means to be middle class in Silicon Valley, the region has been named the seventh least-affordable residential real estate market in the country for middle-income residents. See on www.bizjournals.com
See on Scoop.it – Startup & Silicon Valley News, Culture Last month, a number of allegations were made against GitHub and some of its employees, including one of its co-founders, Tom Preston-Werner. We took these claims seriously and launched a full, independent, third-party investigation. The investigation found no evidence to support the claims against Tom...
See on Scoop.it – Startup & Silicon Valley News, Culture After Facebook assumed the former Sun Microsystems complex in Palo Alto in 2011, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg set out to find an architect capable of handling a grand design for its main main headquarters building. […] with the building slated for completion next year, Facebook...
See on Scoop.it – Startup & Silicon Valley News, Culture 2013 was a stellar year for Greater Bay Area companies attracting venture capital investments. The 100 largest Bay Area VC recipients pulled in $5.7 billion in 2013, up from $5 billion in 2012. Even more notably, the top five companies grabbed a quarter of that...
See on Scoop.it – Startup & Silicon Valley News, Culture The Bay Area’s housing shortage seems to be getting worse by the minute. But what if the tech companies could, in one sweeping move, take care of the whole problem? In a series of new 3D visualizations, Berkeley designer Alfred Twu imagined what Silicon Valley would look like if...
See on Scoop.it – Startup & Silicon Valley News, Culture Wealth in itself is not a bad thing. But wealth causing a talent drain as people leave the Bay Area because they can’t get ahead is a problem — and it’s only getting worse. See on venturebeat.com

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