Starting in Tech: Should You Head to Silicon Valley?

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – California’s Silicon Valley could probably be considered the capital of the modern tech revolution. Today it serves as the headquarters for top companies including Google, HP, Apple, VMware, and a whole lot more. In particular, one of the area’s most famous tenants includes social networking giant Facebook.

Recently, company CEO Mark Zuckerberg provided interesting insight concerning his company’s move to the Valley when first launching.

In an interview with Y Combinator partner Jessica Livingston at the company’s Startup School event, the young CEO said that you don’t necessarily have to make the much presumed tech move in order to succeed.

Zuckerberg said if Facebook was starting now, he would have stayed in Boston, where he initially created the social network during his days as a Harvard student.

“You get this feeling when you are out here in the Silicon Valley that you have to be out here,” stated Zuckerberg, according to CNET.

In fact, Zuckerberg sees somewhat of a commitment problem with companies in the area. He continued, “There are aspects of the culture out here where I think it still is a little short-term focused in a way that bothers me.”

Zuckerberg went on to discuss how other companies outside the area “seem to be on a longer-term cadence.”

However, don’t necessarily think that Silicon Valley is a completely bad move. According to Zuckerberg, the area still provides tech benefits. For more information on Zuckerberg’s comments, visit CNET:  http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20127660-93/zuckerberg-silicon-valley-isnt-necessary-for-startups/

 

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