A part of the never-ending speculation over ‘the next Silicon Valley,’ Seattle is a tech hub heavyweight that often draws comparisons to the reigning center of the tech universe some 800 miles to the south. As a tech entrepreneur who had spent a fair amount of time in Washington, a recent trip to Silicon Valley helped bring the debate into focus. Coming on the heels of a trip to Seattle, I was able to get a close glimpse into Silicon Valley’s tech ecosystem and found that although these two areas have a great deal in common, key differences persist. The… This story continues at The Next Web
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NEW YORK: The dollar rose against a basket of peers on Friday and was on pace to finish the week at its strongest since mid-November, as commodity-linked currencies fell following a slump in oil prices and as political concerns in Italy and Spain hurt the euro.