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Screw the Valley: A Coast-to-Coast Tour of America's New Tech Startup Culture: New York, Boulder, Austin, Raleigh, Detroit, Las Vegas, Kansas City by Timothy Sprinkle

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“I believe that more and more Stanford graduates will find themselves moving to Silicon Alley, not only because we’re the hottest new tech scene in the country, but also because there’s more to do on a Friday night than go to the Pizza Hut in Sunnyvale.”

—Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg,Stanford University commencement, January 2013

MICROSOFT’S NEW YORK CITY office is in Midtown, not far from Radio City Music Hall and the NBC studios at Rockefeller Center. It’s a sleek, modern space on one of the building’s upper floors, highlighted by walls of windows, long straight hallways, and the well-known red-green-blue-yellow color ...

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