Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Feb 2012 12:02 UTC
Internet & Networking "The federal government has been paying lip service to the idea that it wants to encourage new businesses and startups in the US. And this is truly important to the economy, as studies have shown that almost all of the net job growth in this country is coming from internet startups. Thankfully some politicians recognize this, but the federal government seems to be going in the other direction. With the JotForm situation unfolding, where the US government shut down an entire website with no notice or explanation, people are beginning to recognize that the US is not safe for internet startups." Not an issue today per se, but if the US government keeps this up, they do run a risk of lobotomising their technology sector.
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can't compete
by dsmogor on Sun 19th Feb 2012 12:30 UTC
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2005-09-01

I believe this certainity comes from assumption that nothing commes even close to Sillicon Valley in terms of tallent pool, competitive atomsphere and innovation and other places are simply no competition. So the conclusion is that companies have nowhere to go anyway.

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RE: can't compete
by bnolsen on Sun 19th Feb 2012 16:08 in reply to "can't compete"
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2006-01-06

Poor assumption. Sure its true now but people aren't trees, they can move. Silicon valley will be around a very long time but you'll see its distinctiveness start to fall.

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RE[2]: can't compete
by Kivada on Sun 19th Feb 2012 18:03 in reply to "RE: can't compete"
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2010-07-07

Especially since for allot of these jobs they don't even need to be "at the company" to do the work, they can be anywhere that has a high speed line.

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RE[2]: can't compete
by kaiwai on Mon 20th Feb 2012 00:51 in reply to "RE: can't compete"
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2005-07-06

Poor assumption. Sure its true now but people aren't trees, they can move. Silicon valley will be around a very long time but you'll see its distinctiveness start to fall.


The quickest way for Silicon Valley to fall would be for another country(ies) to create a Silicon Valley like zone, streamline immigration for high skilled workers associated with said companies and then offer certainty that the US government isn't. The chances of that happening is almost next to zero hence the US pretty much know they can keep pushing the envelop.

Silicon Valley not only need the right business environment but also talent as well - the only way I can see things changing is if, like I said, a country not only provides a great business environment but also an immigration policy that allows those existing employees to immigrate to the new said country where the business migrates to.

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RE: can't compete
by fran on Mon 20th Feb 2012 02:06 in reply to "can't compete"
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2010-08-06

Well most Web business is generally not cutting edge silicon valley stuff.
80 percent of sites world wide are build in PHP and hosted on Apache and Nginx.
And these except Nginx go way back and except the hardware it's running did not even have it's origin in silicon valley.
Pro level PHP, Ruby, Python, ASP, JSP programmers is spread across the world.
Many sophisticated code open sourced.
Many plug and play CMS systems with thousands of plug and play modules.

Edited 2012-02-20 02:24 UTC

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RE: can't compete
by Lorin on Mon 20th Feb 2012 06:56 in reply to "can't compete"
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2010-04-06

I can say having worked in silicon valley that what you find there are mostly prima donna's many companies have even been driven out by SF's socialist city government to relocate in southern California or Austin Texas

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