Silicon Valley


MetTel Opens New Network Node in Silicon Valley

The new California point of presence provides total surveillance of client networks, increasing security and expediting service problem identification, notification and resolution. It also enhances the companys disaster recovery options, MetTel said.

Ericsson CTO To Lead Silicon Valley Operations

Ericsson wants to show it’s serious about driving the convergence of fixed, mobile and Internet. The company’s CEO announced a big step toward that goal today, appointing CTO Håkan Eriksson to head Ericsson in Silicon Valley. That’s the center of the company’s IP business. Over the past few years Ericsson has strengthened its position in […]

Jobless Silicon Valley Tech Workers Leaving Industry

California’s Silicon Valley, often synonymous with good, high paying jobs, suddenly is well above the state and national average for unemployment. New numbers show the jobless rate there at nearly 12 percent, two full points above the national average. Tech workers, who not long ago were feeling pretty secure in their jobs, are finding themselves […]

Vandals Cause Silicon Valley Comms Blackout

Ah, the irony: High tech is suffering a techless fate, as a massive phone and Internet outage has darkened Silicon Valley. More disturbingly, the culprit appears to be a vandal, who slipped in through a manhole to sever several fiber-optic cables in the San Jose, Calif. area. Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc. landline and […]

Does Silicon Valley Love Obama or McCain?

Ever wondered how Silicon Valley views this year’s presidential elections? The technology heart of the United States is split between Democrat and Republican depending on the line of business. A Google exec and some Dreamworks bigwigs, for example, favor Barack Obama. Entrenched equipment makers, telecom carriers and other more traditional companies lean toward John McCain.

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