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Silicon Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.)

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Silicon Valley

It is no exaggeration to say that the innovations of the Silicon Valley have shaped our world. This excellent episode from the PBS series, American Experience, provides insight into how the magic happened, starting in 1957 when eight brilliant physicists quit their day jobs at the Shockley Semiconductor Company – and invented the microchip. Visitors will want to start with the Introduction, a...

Launched in early 2012, PandoDaily covers the "unique startup ecosystem" of Silicon Valley and its many offshoots around the world. Several key pieces make this online magazine interesting. First, in a tech world that is largely run by men, the founder and editor-in-chief of PandoDaily is Sarah Lacy, an award-winning journalist and veteran of the tech scene. She has written two interesting books...