Has Big Tech Pushed the Innovation out of Silicon Valley?

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Silicon Valley's influence is waning, at least according to the latest cover story in The Economist magazine, which says the region will probably never again lead the tech world the way it has during the last twenty years. The culprit? The success and outsized growth of companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook. Forum talks with Alexandra Suich Bass about her article and the future of Silicon Valley.


Alexandra Suich Bass, U.S. technology editor, The Economist