Trader Mark submits:Silicon Valley has very much become a reflection for greater America. While it (Silicon Valley and America) still has a role in manufacturing, increasingly our knowledge / service-based economy focuses new ventures on things like social media. So Walmart, World of Warcraft, and Facebook nation it is.
Facebook's sprawling Menlo Park campus is surrounded by water on three sides. It's beautiful now, but in 50 years its location could be problematic. According to ClimateWire, Facebook and 256 other Silicon Valley tech companies sit in a dangerous flood zone.
By James Kwak
Whenever someone criticizes “Wall Street,” someone else tries to defend Wall Street by saying that without it we wouldn’t have Silicon Valley and all of its wonders. Most recently, A.S. at Free Exchange says this:
The Republican National Committee announced Tuesday it is searching for a new chief technology officer to lead a digital makeover that will put data and technology at the center of its operations. It's part of a broader effort to modernize the party in the wake of its 2012 election losses.