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Silicon Valley

Angel investor is really getting started on China

Thinking big comes naturally to Dave McClure, who has already backed some winners with investments by his 500 Startups in Chinese companies. Photo: Edward Wong

Dave McClure of 500 Startups embodies Silicon Valley's famous casualness right down to the frayed hems of his jeans and flip-flops he wears to give a talk at Cocoon, a co-working space for start-ups in Tin Hau. And when he sits down for this interview at the InterContinental hotel to talk about tech entrepreneurship in China, he slips his shoes off under the table and chats with a drink in hand.

Friday, 7 June, 2013, 3:46am

America's crusade for foreign brains

A woman swears allegiance to the flag at the US Citizenship and Immigration Services' offices in Newark, New Jersey. Photo: AFP

For more than a decade, the US hi-tech sector has been struggling to get more visas and green cards for immigrants with engineering, maths or science skills.

While Silicon Valley has been largely backing reform-minded Democratic candidates including President Barack Obama, Republicans have begun paying attention to broader immigration reform, an issue dear to Latinos.

18 Feb 2013 - 5:26am

Chengdu aims to be world’s next Silicon Valley

Workers at a new Apple store in Chengdu, in southwest China's Sichuan province. Between one-third to one-half of the iPads sold worldwide are assembled in Chengdu. Photo: AP

Entrepreneurs in China’s southwest are dreaming of turning the city of Chengdu into the world’s next Silicon Valley as the government encourages more investment outside the booming coastal regions.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Develop Hong Kong's internet economy to build 'Silicon Harbour'

Hong Kong must seize its opportunity to develop 'Silicon Harbour'. Photo: EPA

Hong Kong is a world leader in online connectivity. We have almost double the number of mobile phone subscriptions as people. We enjoy internet speeds and tariffs that consistently rank us at the top of the world.

13 Nov 2012 - 2:15am 9 comments

Hi-tech start-up breaks the mould

When Stanford graduate Andrew Toy Jong-kein quit Morgan Stanley and launched a technology company, he decided not to base it in Silicon Valley. Instead, he started it in Hong Kong, where the economy is geared around finance and property rather than technology.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

IT elite give lesson on school technology

Educators and parents the world over are desperate to make the classroom as wired as possible and to introduce computers to ever younger children. But at an elite private school in Los Altos, California, computers are not allowed in the classroom and their use at home is frowned upon, at least during early school years.

25 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Park is a sight for sore eyes

Wuhan's Optical Valley Software Park is an extension of the Silicon Valley model in the United States that has been the engine of innovation in the information technology industry for the past 20 years.

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

San Jose

California's third-largest city offers a unique blend of old and new, with Spanish architecture and Victorian oddities sitting side by side with futuristic museums and chic shopping malls.

29 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Siliconia touches the world

Among digital coinages, none glitters more than 'Siliconia'.

It suggests something magical - an Arcadia where faithful workhorse computers are put out to pasture when their processors can no longer keep up the pace.

7 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Anchor tenant for science park

The anchor tenant at the new Hong Kong Science Park will be a Nasdaq-listed United States chip-maker. ON Semiconductor announced yesterday it would establish its new Asia-Pacific headquarters in the Science Park, which is in Tai Po, signalling the opening of the campus-style high technology centre. The Government-funded park aims to emulate California's Silicon Valley.

4 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

US and Taiwan study tours to find role models

The first batch of students in Chinese University of Hong Kong's (CUHK) postgraduate e- commerce programmes will have the chance to get a firsthand look at a host of hi-tech companies in the United States and Taiwan.

Those taking part in an optional study tour will spend one week each in California's Silicon Valley and Taiwan's Hsin Chu Science Park.

26 May 2001 - 12:00am

Techworld 2001 - Messages

On behalf of the Economic Development Alliance for Business (EDAB), representing the fastest growing region in the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley, I want to congratulate the Tech Centre for hosting another premier business matching event.

20 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Local cash in hunt for start-ups

Asia Cyber Republic, a venture capital group led by a number of local businessmen and Silicon Valley technology experts, plans to plough HK$1 billion into Internet-enabling and infrastructure firms in Asia and the United States in the next two years.

28 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Immigrants head hi-tech US firms

A study conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California has revealed that Chinese and Indian immigrants head more than one-quarter of all companies founded in Silicon Valley in recent years.

12 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Hi-tech lessons for Tung

Silicon Valley mayor Henry Chang Manayan plans to give some pointers to Tung Chee-hwa on how to turn Hong Kong into a high-technology hub when the SAR's chief executive comes to pay a visit.

Mr Chang, the mayor of Milpitas City in Silicon Valley - the Californian cradle of the United States' technological revolution - is scheduled to meet Mr Tung towards the end of this month.

10 Jul 1999 - 12:00am