Silicon Valley reported 226 private company acquisitions in 2012, well ahead of New York, with 100 deals, and leagues ahead of any other US tech hub, reported PrivCo , which tracks such deals. The Silicon Valley region, including the wider San Francisco Bay Area, recorded 226 private company sales in 2012, and next was New York, with a surprising 100 deals, which ousted Boston and its 62 deals. LA had 55, and Seattle's 43 deals narrowly beat Austin's 40 and Washington DC's 39.
When it comes to making industry predictions I always resolve not to make any, but as you can see, I have trouble keeping my new year's resolutions. Two year's ago I made the same resolution and failed when I wrote: 2010 Prediction: The Media Tsunami Is Coming... The media is dead, long live the media. We now have more media, in more formats, in more times of the day and night, from more people -- than at any other time in history.
Program: American Experience Episode: Silicon Valley Preview Led by physicist Robert Noyce, Fairchild Semiconductor began as a start-up company whose radical innovations would help make the United States a leader in both space exploration and the personal computer revolution, changing the way the world works, plays, and communicates.
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