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Silicon Valley is a region in the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California that serves as a global center for high technology and innovation. Silicon valley jobs, silicon valley in india, santa clara valley history, silicon valley movie, silicon valley disambiguation, east bay south bay map. Silicon Valley is called Silicon Valley because of sand. Many companies manufacturing computer chips (like Intel) were either operating or headquartered throughout the region, now known as Silicon Valley back, in 1971. The first ingredient in the manufacturing process of computer chips happens to be – sand. Silicon Valley is the U.S. center for innovative technology companies. It's located south of San Francisco, California. It's home to 2,000 tech companies, the densest concentration in the world. This proximity to suppliers, customers, and cutting-edge research gives each a competitive advantage. Source of news and commentary about technology, startups, innovation and tech policy.

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A lot of California industries are laying off employees. But companies in Silicon Valley are actually hiring people—a lot of people. It’s a good time to be in the market for a mid-level white collar job in web development and tech support.

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Silicon Valley — defined as Santa Clara and San Mateo counties — had the largest out-migration of residents last year since 2008, according to an analysis from Joint Venture Silicon Valley. Seattle, Phoenix and Dallas were the top out-of-state destinations for Silicon Valley ex-pats. Residents say they’re fed up with the region’s high cost of living, gridlocked traffic and growing homelessness crisis — nearly three in four residents say the quality of life in the region has worsened in the past five years, according to a poll of registered voters conducted for this news organization and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.

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The Silicon Valley Economy Is Here. And It’s a Nightmare.
Low pay, soaring rents, and cities littered with e-scooters. Welcome to the future.

But what is less widely acknowledged is how the gig economy interacts with other trends in California and forces unleashed by Silicon Valley—rising housing costs, choked infrastructure—to make life hell for those who live at or near the epicenter of America’s technology industry.

Palo Alto, for example, where Bain’s family lives, is nestled in Silicon Valley, south of San Francisco, making it one of the most expensive areas in the country.

Because for all its promises of changing the world for the better, Silicon Valley has other priorities.

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