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Silicon Valley loses out to Scotland as hi-tech firms flee jams and steep prices

Cadence Design Systems is not a household name, but in computing it is known as one of the highest of hi-tech companies. An explosively growing supplier of chip design software to giants such as Motorola, Toshiba and Philips, it has annual revenue of $750m (pounds 460m), writes Tim Cornwell in Los Angeles.

Graduate: A phone to drive your car and match your outfit

Mobile phones are no longer what they seem. Roger Trapp on plans to provide us with a portable communication system for every mood and personality.

Network: Libertarians: can't live with them, can't get rid of them. Life - even on the Net - just isn't that straightforward

Newcomers to the Internet expecting a cornucopia of friends tend to be surprised when they find that the animals bite. The views, especially political ones, that are expressed on the Net are far more extreme than in real life, and usually more bluntly put. But the radicalism is all in one direction. You do not find many card-carrying socialists posting on the Net, arguing for higher taxes and unemployment benefit. Hell, no. It's stacked with wild-fingered individualists who reckon that the only thing better than a gun is two guns, that all taxes are too high, and that the problem with society today (they always mean American society) is that there's too much damn government.

Why Britpop matters more than British Steel

Deep economic trends are creating the possibility of an urban renaissance. We stand at the threshold of a new era of city brilliance

Of mice and men

Interview: Po Bronson; First he crucified Wall Street, now America's hottest new satirist has turned to Silicon Valley with a novel which takes the lid off the billion- dollar workings of the infotech industry

Far East connections

After the valleys, glens and fens - comes Silicon Peninsula. Andrew North on Malaysia's 'cyber state'

The garage band with global hits

Roger Ridey talks to Graham Spencer, co-founder of Excite, about his company's rapid rise to the top of the table in Internet navigation

California arrests over chip take-away

Seventeen suspects have been indicted for armed robbery in connection with America's biggest known theft of computer chips, a haul more valuable than guns, heroin or gold. California prosecutors linked the suspects to Asian organised crime gangs, who have been blamed for masterminding a spate of US raids.

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The geek gene conveys Guy, along with stooped shoulders, pocket protector, acne and Glasses

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Nerds? Dweebs? They are all sorts. They are brilliant. And they are changing the world

Silicon Valley's would-be king

PROFILE : Larry Ellison. Oracle's ruthless boss has seen the future, and Bill Gates won't be part of the action, writes David Usborne

A thunderbolt in Silicon Valley

After navigating a path to Internet stardom, Netscape finds itself threatened by a familiar rival. David Bowen reports

Crunch time in California

Directors and advisers face ruinous claims. Richard Halstead reports

People behaving badly (and well)

The decline of morality has been blamed on governments being too brutal or too liberal. But a well-behaved society must grow naturally, and it can if left alone, argues Hamish McRae

It's neither Mac nor PC

And now for something completely different - the BeBox. Alan Stewart reports
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