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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RE[2]: Alternative
by dmrio on Mon 20th Feb 2012 15:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Alternative"
dmrio
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2005-08-26

You have a misconception of what is really happening in Berlin. I am brazilian, I do not live in Germany, I do not speak german, and yet I can use english to get in touch. The "official startup language" is english, and it should be that way anywhere for a long time if they wish to succeed internationally.
Also, I did not said that Berlin is a current alternative: it's a possible future alternative. They are doing a good job, they attract talented people from near countries (including France) and they cost less than London, for example. Just keep an eye, please. At least it will not be a surprise for you when it's stablished.

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RE[3]: Alternative
by spiderman on Mon 20th Feb 2012 18:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Alternative"
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2008-10-23

Well I doubt it will ever replace California for the reasons I mentioned above. The Germans do not have the same needs as the USAers. Some startup will be successful in the US, I don't doubt it but most things that work in the US will come from the US, just as most things that work in China come from China. As a side note, the Chinese market will look a more attractive than the US one in the future. That is where the big money will be made.

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