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Definition nickname for a region in Northern California that is noted for its concentration of high-technology industries — in the southern part of the San Francisco Bay area
  • In Silicon Valley, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists regard failure as just a first step toward success.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • He was like the moguls thinking up their new, new things over in Silicon Valley.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Your dad worked in Silicon Valley and your mom was a college professor, I'm thinking physics or chemistry."
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • We turn onto El Camino Real, a main artery of Silicon Valley.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • After graduating from Berkeley, Joy cofounded the Silicon Valley firm Sun Microsystems, which was one of the most critical players in the computer revolution.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • In California and New York, in the advertising world and in Silicon Valley, it became a kind of cult object that matched the stripped-down aesthetic of the new economy.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • After the breakup, Hiro went out with a long succession of essentially bimbos who (unlike Juanita) were impressed that he worked for a high-tech Silicon Valley firm.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • She had become the youngest Microsoft-certified professional in the world at the age of nine for her skill at programming and had even been invited to meet Bill Gates in Silicon Valley.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Although this particular person had no access to genetic material, Dodgson kept up the contact, meeting the man monthly at Carlos and Charlie's in Silicon Valley, helping him in small ways.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • The following month, Greg Mortenson purchased the first good suit he'd ever owned in his life and gave a eulogy to a crowd of Hoerni's family and former colleagues gathered for a memorial service at the Stanford University Chapel, at the heart of the Silicon Valley culture Hoerni helped to create.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • And Silicon Valley has some of the smartest, most innovative monkeys in the world.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • It was like showing up in Silicon Valley in 1986 with ten thousand hours of computer programming already under your belt.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Marry the dime-bag mambo king of Silicon Valley?
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • New money in Silicon Valley.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Silicon Valley, an area filled with people named Rajeev, Avishai, and Insook.
    Dumas Firoozeh  --  Funny in Farsi
  • Skyline is a beautiful road along the hilltop of the mountain range that divides Silicon Valley from the ocean.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • He ran Novell, one of Silicon Valley's most important software firms, and in 2001, he became the chief executive officer of Google.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Eric Schmidt: April 27, 1955 I don't mean to suggest, of course, that every software tycoon in Silicon Valley was born in 1955.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • He grew up in Mountain View, California, just south of San Francisco, which is the absolute epicenter of Silicon Valley.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • SILICON VALLEY is about half an hour by car from the forest in the hills.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall

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