November 30, 2012
The Top 10 Cities for Technology
By Kate Mulcrone
Scientific American came up with a list of 10 top U.S. cities for technology. We've also included some stories to help you plan your next meeting, whether high- or low-tech.
It's no wonder that the home of Microsoft made the cut. For a quick tech fix, check out the Hotel 1000, where future amenities include "silent doorbells" so staff can avoid disturbing you while you're asleep.
2. Orlando, FL
The Blue Man group unveiled a February 2012 show all about technology here.
3. Washington, D.C.
The 2011 ASAE Technology Conference chose Washington, DC, as the pulpit for its green initiatives, which included a push for paperless meetings.
4. San Francisco
The San Francisco Giants have embraced technological advancements like in-stadium tablet computers with their exclusive app.
Each of the 252 guest rooms at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center has free Wi-Fi, HD Direct TV, and an MP3 dock with an alarm clock.
The Computer History Museum opened in Beantown in 1984.
7. Los Angeles
There are so many startups who've chosen to make L.A. their home that the city has earned the nickname "Silicon Beach."
8. New York City
Entreprenurs have launched more than 1,000 tech startups in the city since 2007, according to the nonprofit Center for an Urban Future.
The Twin Cities boast more than 150 tech startups in the area.
Journalists dubbed Pittsburgh "the city of the future" during the G-20 Pittsburgh Summit in 2009.
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