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
  • Why Does Silicon Valley Like “Silicon Valley” So Much?

    … HBO’s Silicon Valley, which concluded its second season last night, is an unmitigated hit amongst the Valley folk I’ve come to know and respect. As someone who’s lived variations of the show’s comedically dramatized plotlines – investor takeovers, company-threatening lawsuits, sexist bro cultures, etc. – it makes me cringe, chortle, and engage…

    John Battelle's Search Blog- 22 readers -
  • Uber’s Hiring an Editor to Develop Owned Content Under David Plouffe

    … audience. If you’ve been following Uber, you’ve likely seen this move coming. In March, it launched Momentum, a print magazine meant for its 150,00 drivers. And as we reported last month, Uber is part of a larger trend in Silicon Valley of prominent startups hacking growth through content marketing. As for the ideal candidate, Uber is looking…

    Joe Lazauskas/ The Content Strategistin Content- 14 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- 23 readers -
  • Why Wired UK is in the consulting business

    … on retainer on a similar basis. The firm is led by Sophie Hackford, who joined in September 2014. Previously, she held roles in futures research at the Singularity University in Silicon Valley and at the University of Oxford. Hackford is charged with tapping into Wired’s staff and its network of contributors and associates for its clients…

    Chris Smith/ Digiday- 23 readers -
  • 3 “Lean Startup” Hacks to Build a Billion-Dollar Company

    … for—is an expression of lean startup philosophy. The concept was first shared by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Eric Ries in 2008 and expanded on in his 2011 best seller The Lean Startup. I built my own company around lean startup principles, which emphasize, above all, the importance of gauging customer demand and startup viability early on, before laying out…

    Hootsuitein Social- 23 readers -
  • #TBT LOL

    … for creative optimization and drives performance using a combination of workflow tools and algorithms. Headquartered in San Francisco, the Boost Media optimization platform provides fresh, performance-driven creative in 12 localized languages worldwide. The post #TBT LOL appeared first on Boost Blog. …

    Sarah Burns/ BoostBlog- 32 readers -
  • 5 Reasons User Experience Is More Important in 2015 Than Ever Before

    … Google wants your content to be valuable In 2014, Google made changes to its algorithm to make the user experience its priority. What this means is that Google wants content marketers to think about the reader, and to make sure the content being presented provides value instead of being purely promotional or sales-driven. For example, let’s use…

    Hootsuite- 21 readers -
  • The Next Web joins startup database fray

    … and 2,000 on a waiting list, according to the company. Once it’s live, Index will be offered on a freemium model and charge heavy users a monthly fee. It’s being built in-house, with five developers working on it now. That number will likely double by the time it’s ready to launch, meaning Index will occupy a big chunk of bandwidth for a company…

    Chris Smith/ Digiday- 18 readers -
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