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Old 07-17-2010, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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What does Google do in Chicago
Well Mountain View is there headquarters, my cosuins husband works there, but they have offices in other cities, like Chicago. They pretty much do the same thing except smaller scale because it's not as large as their headquarters. They have all the departments in Chicago too, like "Noogle" and everything else...

It's like the way Bank of America is based in Charlotte but has presence in other cities as well.
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I say the more tech presence you can get the better.
LOL! It's big here in Denver, and it's boom and bust, just like almost everything else.
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:23 AM
 
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Omaha has become quite a tech hub.
We are getting datacenters from companies across the country and even some international companies. Google and Yahoo have a big presence here. We also have many other High-tech and dotcoms open and expanding here.

We defintely are a high-tech city.
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Old 07-17-2010, 05:30 PM
 
Location: IN
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Omaha has become quite a tech hub.
We are getting datacenters from companies across the country and even some international companies. Google and Yahoo have a big presence here. We also have many other High-tech and dotcoms open and expanding here.

We defintely are a high-tech city.
Those data centers consume an enormous amount of electricity too. I notice the state of Nebraska does not have a renewable portfolio standard in place, so I am sure they take advantage of cheap dirty power.
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Old 07-17-2010, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Omaha has become quite a tech hub.
We are getting datacenters from companies across the country and even some international companies. Google and Yahoo have a big presence here. We also have many other High-tech and dotcoms open and expanding here.

We defintely are a high-tech city.
Omaha is quite a booming city, I have heard nothing but good things about the place.
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Old 07-17-2010, 06:30 PM
 
Location: IN
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Omaha is quite a booming city, I have heard nothing but good things about the place.
Yes, Omaha and Lincoln are growing at a decent pace, but I wouldn't call the area booming. The rural areas are literally turning into ghost towns as nearly everyone bolts to those two aforementioned places or out of state.
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:13 PM
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Location: Ohio
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I remember this term being tossed around in Madison, almost 10 years ago, when there were a dozen or so tech companies. Now there are Microsoft and Google offices there that are meant to strengthen ties with research at the Univ of Wisconsin.
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Old 07-18-2010, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Austin (Texas), the next Silicon Valley
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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TechBelt Initiative | Connecting Cleveland, Youngstown and Pittsburgh in Regional Technology Collaboration (http://www.edulinkinc.com/techbelt/ - broken link)
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Old 07-18-2010, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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Chicago is becoming a huge data center hub due to the vast amount of fiber optic cable which passes through Chicago.

On an interesting historical note, the reason Chicago is a hub for fiber optic cable is due to its legacy as a railway hub. Its generally cheaper to lay fiber optic cable along railway right of ways than other alternatives.

Thus, Chicago's geography, which led to its founding at the junction of the Great Lakes and Mississippi watershed in the 19th century, its rise as the linchpin of the nation's railway network and later air travel in the 20th century, is now being used in the 21st century for transportation of photons.
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