Silicon Valley http://nhpr.org en A Battle Of The Tech Titans http://nhpr.org/post/battle-tech-titans <p><a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323977304578654481748899200.html">Patent wars </a>are now standard in the tech industry, so is fierce competition for markets. But what would happen if two Silicon Valley superpowers made the jump to all-out war?</p><p><strong><em>“Though the feud with Apple has been escalating for months, Google CEO Larry Page has never given serious consideration to the plan known internally as Operation GhostFruit. Then Apple decided to test him, first by removing Google as the default search engine on the iPhone and iPad, and then …by blocking Apple devices’ access to Google.com entirely. Larry Page has no choice but to go nuclear.”</em></strong></p><p>That’s an excerpt from Slate’s totally fictional, not remotely thought out experiment called<a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/low_concept/features/2013/wargames/what_if_google_and_apple_went_to_war_in_real_life.html"> “Wargames: Apple Versus Google,”</a> a highly entertaining ten-part series imagining what might if happen if the two behemoths used all their power, resources, and money to destroy each other. <strong>Matt Yglesias </strong>is Slate's Business and Economics Correspondent and he spoke with us about the potential battle: Google vs. Apple.</p><p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:00:04 +0000 Virginia Prescott 33005 at http://nhpr.org A Battle Of The Tech Titans America's Magnet For Innovation, And Investments http://nhpr.org/post/americas-magnet-innovation-and-investments <em>Part 2 of our Silicon Valley history series </em><p>Think of the most technologically innovative companies of the past 50 years, such as Intel, Apple, Google, Facebook and Twitter. Each company has a Silicon Valley address — and each one got backing from venture capitalists. Thu, 05 Apr 2012 07:20:00 +0000 Laura Sydell 2959 at http://nhpr.org America's Magnet For Innovation, And Investments A Rare Mix Created Silicon Valley's Startup Culture http://nhpr.org/post/rare-mix-created-silicon-valleys-startup-culture <em>The first in a 3-part series airing this week on </em>Morning Edition<em>. </em><p>When Facebook goes public later this spring, its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, will be following in the footsteps of a long line of Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs that includes Steve Jobs and Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin. But there was a time when the idea of an engineer or scientist starting his or her own company was rare.<p>In 1956, what is now called Silicon Valley was called the Valley of the Heart's Delight. Its rolling hills were covered with farms and orchards. Wed, 04 Apr 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Laura Sydell 2932 at http://nhpr.org A Rare Mix Created Silicon Valley's Startup Culture