One thing which annoys Europeans very much when it comes to tech is that they always have to wait until the US decides its time to roll out their newest products to Europe. We are still waiting for a decent Bing here and there are numerous Google features out there which are still waiting for their first European appearance.
One of the reasons why this is happening is that the major companies like Google and Facebook all have their headquarters based in Silicon Valley. This the ‘heart’ of Tech. This is where it all happens. But maybe there is hope for the Europeans. The “next” Silicon Valley might be a bit closer: in London.
Supported by Facebook and Google and some other high tech firms the UK has decided its time to make steps. English prime minister David Cameron will today be announcing several measurements to turn Londons East End, where the Olympic Park is situated, into the next Silicon Valley. (more…)