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Manufacturing startups head for the cloud—and your city

It’s old news that an explosion of Internet-based tools and services—think GitHub and Amazon Web Services—has made it easier and cheaper for entrepreneurs to transform their cool ideas into finished software products. One result: The urban start-up fer…
2015. Mark Muro also wrote a piece for Wall Street Journal http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2015/05/manufacturing-startups-head-cloudand-your-city

Brookings Metro Program Partners with Fremont, CA on Advanced Industries Symposium

It’s been five years since the venture capitalist Marc Andreessen quipped that “software is eating the world,” meaning that all of the digital tools and platforms needed to transform industries through software finally worked and were doing that. To prove…
by Mark Muro http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2016/02/brookings-metro-program-partners-fremont-ca-advanced-industries-symposium

'Hacker' ethos comes to the factory floor

When venture capitalist Marc Andreessen quipped five years ago that "software is eating the world," he was mostly referring to the world of consumer-facing service industries, whether book selling, music or air travel, which he noted were being productive…
by Mark Muro and Kelly Kline was published by the San Fra http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2016/03/hacker-ethos-comes-factory-floor

Advanced Industries Update: A Mixed Picture of Progress

City, metropolitan area, and state leaders across the country continue to look for ways to re-energize the American economy and make it work better for more people. One way they are doing that is by looking to expand the nation’s advanced industries. A…
written by Mark Muro http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2016/08/advanced-industries-update-mixed-picture-progress

Five ways the Maker Movement can help catalyze a manufacturing renaissance

Amid the hoopla of celebrating a deal to save 800 jobs at a Carrier Corp. factory in Indiana last month, President-elect Donald Trump promised to usher in a “new industrial revolution“—one that sounded as much like a social awakening as a manufacturing on…
by Mark Muro and Peter Hirshberg was originally posted on http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2017/01/five-ways-maker-movement-can-help-catalyze-manufacturing-renaissance

Auto Industry Patents are Driving Momentum in Clean Technology

With Tesla’s first Model 3 rolling off the line this month right here in Fremont, it’s no surprise we are following auto tech trends closely. That’s why we’re paying particular attention to thought leaders like Mark Muro, whose recent research on cleantec…
particular attention to thought leaders like Mark Muroe top in cleantech investment circles. Mark Muro http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2017/07/auto-industry-patents-are-driving-momentum-clean-technology