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Biz Break: Silicon Valley job market strongest in U.S.

Biz Break: Silicon Valley job market strongest in U.S. | Silicon Valley Startups |
Today: Santa Clara County is the strongest job market in the nation, fueled by a technology boom that isn't letting up, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, that showed over the 12 months that ended in August, total payroll employment in Santa Clara County expanded by 5.5 percent.

Via Marylene Delbourg-Delphis
Sheridan Tatsuno's insight:

Too much Silicon Valley demand for tech talent, so companies are hiring outside the valley. 

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A Japanese House Merges the Indoors with the Outdoors

A Japanese House Merges the Indoors with the Outdoors | Silicon Valley Startups |

Japanese architect Makoto Tanijiri of Suppose Design Office designed a residential home that merges the indoors with the outdoors. 

‘House in Takaya’ located in Hiroshima, Japan, features a polished modern exterior, but incorporates the charming traditional “doma” earthen floor in its interiors. Throughout the entire house, the “doma” acts as a hallway. 
Besides being eco-friendly, it also has benefits as it keeps the home cool in summer, and warm in winter—and adds richness to the home’s interior...

Via Lauren Moss
Sheridan Tatsuno's insight:

Besides earth floors, thermal heat pumps in the ground can reduce heating and cooling costs by circulating liquids into the ground, which has stable temperature beyond 3 to 4 feet below the surface.  It would be a cheap form of decentralized energy since the earth is like a big battery.  

Dordei Heinen's curator insight, August 8, 2013 3:57 AM


Cassidy's comment, August 26, 2013 11:07 PM
I would love to have a place like this!
Matthew Carrigg's curator insight, October 14, 2014 1:05 PM

In this article explains the new arts being brought into architecture making more modern houses.  Japan is diverting from its old traditionally based home which is a bad and a good thing. The bad outcome of modernizing their homes is it loses some of its culture which plays a huge role in how china works today. Although changing the way Japan's houses are constructed to give a more modern feel opens up Japans eyes with a new view of the rest of the world instead of being isolated behind it's walls.  

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The World's Most Innovative Countries

The World's Most Innovative Countries | Silicon Valley Startups |
Switzerland, Sweden and the U.K. top the Global Innovation Index for 2013.
Sheridan Tatsuno's insight:

Northern European countries are promoting innovation actively so they're beginning to reap the rewards for their decades of hard work -- a lesson for the U.S.! 

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The State of Twitter in 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC]

The State of Twitter in 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC] | Silicon Valley Startups |
Since its inception over seven years ago, Twitter has built a community of over 200 million monthly active users, and over 170 billion tweets have been posted in total.

On average, users spend 170 minutes on the site each month and have 208 followers. Twitter is also undergoing a mobile revolution with 80% of its users accessing the site via a mobile device. 63% of brands use multiple Twitter accounts, with YouTube leading the way as the most-followed brand with 33 million followers...

Via Lauren Moss
Sheridan Tatsuno's insight:

Twitter is useful for delving into trending topics, but otherwise not worth looking at much.  Thus, TV programs (YouTube), brands, events, politics, and other trendy topics are best for it. 

9Dotstrategies's curator insight, September 11, 2013 11:12 PM

About the State of Twitter in  2013....


Mehdi BH's comment, September 12, 2013 5:03 AM
Interesting !
Samantha Kelly's curator insight, September 14, 2013 7:32 AM

Twitter has changed my life and opened up a whole new world! In Ireland there are over 81k active users.

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Collaborative Economy in Travel: The Big Disruptor - Business 2 Community

Collaborative Economy in Travel: The Big Disruptor - Business 2 Community | Silicon Valley Startups |

What do sites such as AirBnB, Relayrides, Cookening or Vayable have in common? They are  all, in their own way and in their own niche, web platforms presently shaking  the travel & hospitality industry inside out, with a groundswell that few  are considering seriously: the collaborative economy.


Also known as the peer-to-peer (P2P) movement, the collaborative economy  basically stems from technological developments enabling consumers to bypass  corporations and big brands to transact directly with each other. According to  the Altimeter Group, it can be defined as follows:


The Collaborative Economy is an economic model where ownership and access  are shared between corporations, start-ups and people. This results in market  efficiencies that bear new products, services and business growth.


While social networks, massive mobile device adoption and easy-to-use  websites, blogs and other platforms explain in great part how this new economy  is taking shape, there are are also two key market forces driving this movement.  As Jeremiah Owyang explains in  this June 2013 report, there are both societal and economical drivers  explaining this new economy, as explained in the figure below:



Sheridan Tatsuno's insight:

Platforms are moving to personalized mobile interfaces.  

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