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Silicon Valley - Still Important To Tech Advances 77

Posted by Zonk
from the its-not-a-carbon-based-valley dept.
mrspin writes "This week the The New York Times sparked a lively debate by publishing an article which argued that, when it comes to creating innovative technology, geography still matters — and that Silicon Valley is the place to be. It's certainly true that Silicon Valley, compared with other innovation hot-spots, has the much needed Venture Capital and the connections that enable money to flow from one new company to another. Want proof? ZDNet takes a look at LinkSViewer, a new web-based visual networking tool for exploring capital relationships in Silicon Valley." Is the success of Valley-area projects the result of a more creative environment, or is the cachet of the area (and the resulting money) the reason behind their success?
Windows

+ - Microsoft offers 107k Windows Vista licences

Submitted by
carvalhao
carvalhao writes "Microsoft has pledged to offer 107 000 (that's right, 107k) Windows vista licences to Portuguese college students, without a copy limit as long as it's for academic/research use (portuguese article here). This offer will be made to scientific, engineering and technology universities across Portugal.

Got a better way to lock the next generation of IT users to your OS?"
Google

+ - Slashdot is Missing a Classic Tech Underdog Story

Submitted by KeepingOnEye
KeepingOnEye (1064714) writes "We (Slashdot) are missing out on one of the coolest underdog stories of the day: It was the #2 spot in Digg's top 10 yesterday with 4,000+ diggs; The guy is getting 10 e-mails every minute from tech users wishing him luck; the stack of them he showed in his video from just the last 8 hours was over two reams of paper thick. He's gotten TV coverage by ABC (where I saw this) and all in the last 24 hours, when his quest went from unknown to known in seconds. People seem really into this — and it's a Slashdot kind of story, but there's no mention of it on Slashdot that I can find... so here it is. :)

From the site (CanGoogleHearMe.com): "On February 11th, 2007 I'm getting on a plane to fly to Mountain View, California, headquarters of Google, Inc. Once there, I'm going to try to pitch an idea to them that I think fits right in with the Google spirit and business model; catch is, I don't have an appointment, they don't know I'm coming, and I'm literally going to be showing up at their door and hoping they give me a meeting.

And if they don't give me one? Then I'm going to sit in their lobby like a spoiled child in hopes that they'll change their mind. :) Every once in a while you have to give an idea a shot, or you spend your entire life passing up ideas that seem just beyond your reach.""

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