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Juan Camilo Monje Rivas
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Tecnólogo en Desarrollo de Videojuegos

SILICON VALLEY: is in the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California in the United States. The region is home to many of the world's largest technology corporations. The term originally referred to the region's large number of silicon chip innovators and manufacturers, but eventually cameto refer to all the high-tech businesses in the area; it is now generally used as a metonym for the American high-tech sector. Despite the development of other high-tech economic centers throughout the United States and the world, Silicon Valley continues to be the leading hub for high-tech innovation and development, accounting for 1/3 of all of the venture capital investment in the UnitedStates. Geographically, the Silicon Valley encompasses all of the Santa Clara Valley including the city of San Jose (and adjacent communities), the southern Peninsula, and the southern East Bay.

Since the early twentieth century, Silicon Valley has been home to an electronics industry. The industry began through experimentation and innovation in the fields of radio, television, and militaryelectronics. Stanford University, its affiliates, and graduates have played a major role in the development of this area.

Silicon Valley was formed as a milieu of innovations by the convergence on one site of new technological knowledge; a large pool of skilled engineers and scientists from major universities in the area; generous funding from an assured market with the Defense Department; thedevelopment of an efficient network of venture capital firms; and, in the very early stage, the institutional leadership of Stanford University

EBAY Inc.: is an American Internet (Consumer-to-consumer) company that manages, an online auction and shopping website in which people and businesses buy and sell a broad variety of goods and services worldwide. Founded in 1995, eBay is one of thenotable success stories of the dot-com bubble; it is now a multi-billion dollar business with operations localized in over thirty countries. eBay expanded from its original "set-time" auction format to include "Buy It Now" standard shopping; shopping by UPC, ISBN, or other kind of SKU (via; online classified advertisements (via Kijiji or eBay Classifieds); online event ticket trading (viaStubHub); online money transfers (via PayPal) and other services.

Apple Inc.: is an American multinational corporation that designs and markets consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. The company's best-known hardware products include the Macintosh line of computers, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system; the iTunes mediabrowser; the iLife suite of multimedia and creativity software; the iWork suite of productivity software; Aperture, a professional photography package; Final Cut Studio, a suite of professional audio and film-industry software products; Logic Studio, a suite of music production tools; the Safari internet browser; and iOS, a mobile operating system. As of August 2010, the company operates 301retail stores in ten countries, and an online store where hardware and software products are sold. As of May 2010, Apple is one of the largest companies in the world and the most valuable technology company in the world, having surpassed Microsoft.


SILICON VALLEY: está en la parte sur de la bahía de San Francisco en el norte de California en los Estados Unidos. La región es hogar demuchas de las corporaciones de tecnología más grandes del mundo. El término se refería originalmente a un gran número de innovadores y fabricantes de chips de silicio de la región, pero con el tiempo llegó a referirse a todas las empresas de alta tecnología en el área, y ahora lo utilizan generalmente como una metonimia para el sector estadounidense de alta tecnología. A pesar del desarrollo de...
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