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For Tech Jobs, The Rich Cities Are Getting Richer

Silicon Valley’s role as a tech capital continues to grow in scale and importance, according to a new report. The region, and a few other coastal tech hubs, are gobbling up a greater share of high-tech jobs than ever. The data suggests just a few places are pulling away from the rest, taking the highest-paying jobs and investment with them.

Read Here – Wired

How Silicon Valley Became A Den Of Spies

Foreign spies have been showing up uninvited to San Francisco and Silicon Valley for a very long time. According to former U.S. intelligence officials, that’s true today more than ever. In fact, they warn—especially because of increasing Russian and Chinese aggressiveness, and the local concentration of world-leading science and technology firms—there’s a full-on epidemic of espionage on the West Coast right now.

Read Here – Politico

How China Acquires ‘The Crown Jewels’ Of U.S. Technology

Security and economics experts say they are unsure how much financial or national security harm these Chinese investments are actually causing the United States — if any — simply because it may not be clear for years exactly how important the technology may be. In the meantime, entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley are blunt: America actually needs Chinese money to maintain its global tech advantage.

Read Here – Politico

The Army Of Silicon Valley Activists Trying To Elect Democrats

In the wake of Trump’s election, signs of a grassroots activism in the tech industry have been everywhere: management-endorsed Googleplex protests; tech workers participating in their first political marches; executives from Tesla, Intel, and IBM leaving the president’s advisory councils. There’s also a growing realization that the most effective form of resistance is winning state and local elections.

Read Here – Wired

Silicon Valley’s Dangerous Political Game

Google, Facebook, Amazon, and the rest of Silicon Valley are on top of the world. They’ve never enjoyed more success or influence. Yet at the peak of their power, they are stepping on the political accelerator in a way that could backfire spectacularly.

Read Here – Entropy Economics

What Orwell Saw — And What He Missed — About Today’s World

Orwell could not see that with the dawn of the Information Age several decades later, efficiency would become far less economically significant than innovation and adaptiveness. Apple, Microsoft, Google, and myriad other late-twentieth-century companies did not offer faster typewriters. They created entirely new products, such as handheld computers and applications for them.

Read Here – Politico

How Silicon Valley Utopianism Brought The Dystopian Trump Presidency

That socioeconomic despair was profitably channeled to elect a president who—beyond his politics—represents a threat to most of the values the technocracy holds dear: transparency; multiculturalism; expertise; social progress. And, in the greatest of ironies, he used the tools and language of the technocracy to do it.

Read Here – Wired

In China, The Tech Industry Does What Washington Can’t

In fact, over the last few years, Washington has lost its touch in dealing with China. Instead, the U.S. tech community has come to fill the diplomacy vacuum and has made headway on certain economic and cybersecurity issues. The ability of non-state actors to affect foreign policy is certainly not new—it is a trend that began after World War II—but it does signal important changes in the future of U.S.-Chinese relations.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

Modi’s India Is Moving—But Not Fast Enough To Impress The US, Or Beat China

Interestingly, Modi is in the US at the same time as Chinese president Xi Jinping and is somewhat eclipsed. The US press, which covered Modi’s first visit last year with a mixture of curiosity and enthusiasm, has largely ignored him so far. But that is the nature of the game. Modi is now a known quantity, and unless he announces a dramatic shift in India’s policies, he is one of the many leaders streaming through New York for the UN General Assembly.

Read Here – Quartz

Rediscovering Asia

After a period of distraction, the U.S. reaffirms by word and deed its interest in Asia.

Read Here – The Diplomat

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