Tag Silicon Valley


Infographic: Brain Drain

Infographic: Brain Drain

Silicon Valley is the place where the majority of the tech talent from the United States congregates to create businesses. In fact, the Valley accounts for an astonishing 21% of the total US GDP and 11% of private sector employment. But why exactly is the area such a hub for entrepreneurial activity? To decipher the…

Infographic: Silicon Valley

Infographic: Silicon Valley

Sometimes you probably hear about technological innovations and think “What is the point of that?“. More cynical people might even wonder if sometimes the startups in Silicon Valley have to invent a problem before coming up with a technological solution for it. For example, have you ever needed to charter a plane at a moments…

$100,000 to skip University

$100,000 to skip University

Imagine being paid $100,000 at the age of eighteen, on the understanding that you would not be allowed to attend university (for awhile, at least)? For one British teenager, this is not a “What If?” scenario but actual reality. Andrew Brackin has won an Apprentice-type competition devised by PayPal billionaire Peter Thiel and operated by…

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