Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is a nickname for the South Bay portion of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California, United States. The region occupies roughly the same area as the Santa Clara Valley where it is centered, including San Jose and surrounding towns, where most of the companies are located. It is home to many of the world's largest technology corporations, as well as thousands of small startups. The term originally referred to the region's large number of silicon chip innovators and manufacturers, but eventually came to refer to all high-tech businesses in the area, and is now generally used as a metonym for the American high-technology sector.
Posts about Silicon Valley
    • How Social Media Usage Could Affect Your Startup Funding Opportunities

      Getting funding for your startup could pose one of the most difficult hurdles of your entrepreneurial career. While many startups usually receive poor attention from investors for reasons such as having a “me-too” product in an already oversaturated market or a founder delivering a poor pitch, many have not actually considered other outside-the-box factors that could affect ...

      AllTwitterin Social Facebook How To's- 14 readers -
  • Why Does Silicon Valley Like “Silicon Valley” So Much?

    … with, and the highs and the lows mirror our own struggles with company creation, capital raising, and team and product building. For the first time, the Valley has a show worthy of its cultural throw weight. And that makes us all feel a bit more understood, and a little more validated. I’m looking forward to Season Three. I hope the guys all move to the city in this next chapter…because that’s where the story is heading after all, right? …

    John Battelle's Search Blog- 20 readers -
  • Uber’s Hiring an Editor to Develop Owned Content Under David Plouffe

    … In 2015, the maxim of “everyone’s a publisher” is quickly being replaced with “everyone’s a media company,” as a number of brands go all-in on content marketing by building robust editorial and creative teams. First it was Marriott. Then it was Starbucks. Now it’s a slew of others, including Casper, Dollar Shave Club, and Uber, which recently…

    Joe Lazauskas/ The Content Strategistin Content- 12 readers -
  • What Digital Marketers Can Expect To Learn @SMX West In Silicon Valley

    … This article first appeared on our sister site Search Engine Land. Amit Singhal, SVP & Engineer at Google, Talks with Danny Sullivan of Search Engine Land at SMX West 2014 Search Engine Land’s annual search marketing conference, SMX West in San Jose, California is coming up quickly – March 3-5 2015! Since Silicon Valley is home to major…

    Marketing Landin Social SEO- 22 readers -
  • Why Wired UK is in the consulting business

    … as a protection,” she said. Wired UK isn’t the first publisher to have opened up its in-house expertise as a sellable product. Atlantic Media does the same, as does De Telegraf in the Netherlands, which has opened Publisher Market to help other publishers get up to speed with ad technology. The Next Web is even making a public product out of its…

    Chris Smith/ Digiday- 18 readers -
  • 3 “Lean Startup” Hacks to Build a Billion-Dollar Company

    … the critical time came to start monetizing Hootsuite in 2010, we used a similar data-driven approach. Our research suggested a freemium model was best way forward: Basic users could keep using our app for free; more advanced users who wanted special features would pay. But there were lots of questions: what features should we charge for; how much…

    Hootsuitein Social- 22 readers -
  • Techmeme’s Gabe Rivera on tech media: ‘A lot of intellectual dishonesty’

    … or undifferentiated write-ups of news. But taken as whole, they’re irreplaceable publications. You tweeted a few days ago that you’re “guardedly optimistic” about the things Nick Denton and Ev Williams have said about quality over pageviews. Why “guardedly”? In the case of Gawker, skepticism is in order because the company was built around…

    Ricardo Bilton/ Digiday- 17 readers -
  • #TBT LOL

    … today. How did this happen and what can marketers learn from it? To find out, we unscientifically surveyed a statistically insignificant sample of early dot commer Silicon Valley types. This is what we learned. Disruptive brands create new vocabulary “We used LOL in the 90’s but it was more popular in the early 2000’s when mobile phone text…

    Sarah Burns/ BoostBlog- 29 readers -
  • 5 Reasons User Experience Is More Important in 2015 Than Ever Before

    … can do this by using a responsive design on your website. Responsive design allows website developers to create a site that will be easily viewable on different screen sizes and configurations. Your landing pages need to be optimized for the user Whether it’s a landing page for an ad or a landing page for a white paper, you need to keep the user’s…

    Hootsuite- 19 readers -
  • The Next Web joins startup database fray

    … to Silicon Valley but is present in cities around the world. The Next Web has carved out a niche as a tech publication with a more global outlook, hosing its mainstay conference in Europe, Latin America and the U.S. It boasts an editorial team everywhere from “Thailand to Nashville to Dubai.” Index is currently in private beta with just under 500 users…

    Chris Smith/ Digiday- 17 readers -
  • Report: Legacy Sales Teams Struggle With Digital Product Sales

    … beyond learned knowledge. Local media will not disappear, but the integrated structures on which companies have relied for years likely will. The relationship between content and sales operations has already weakened, and as media companies rely more on reselling third-party products for revenue, there will be sound logic to spin off the more…

    Steven Jacobs/ Street Fight- 10 readers -
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