Comments on: The Russians are coming — to Silicon Valley http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/05/27/the-russians-are-coming-to-silicon-valley-2/ Sun, 28 Jul 2013 14:34:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Ralphooo http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/05/27/the-russians-are-coming-to-silicon-valley-2/#comment-1397 Tue, 31 May 2011 16:41:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1046#comment-1397 “All of this is very good news for the Kremlin…”

The arrival of Russian technical business in the Valley is also good news for the electronics industry and, by extension, for the U.S. in general. Only a robust and successful technological future can tame our many environmental and social problems. As long as Silicon Valley continues as an international center for high-tech development, our country’s long-term economic prospects remain positive.

]]>
By: lingo009 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/05/27/the-russians-are-coming-to-silicon-valley-2/#comment-1396 Tue, 31 May 2011 13:06:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1046#comment-1396 Just used Yandex- Not impressed at all.

]]>
By: doctorjay317 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/05/27/the-russians-are-coming-to-silicon-valley-2/#comment-1389 Tue, 31 May 2011 02:24:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1046#comment-1389 @ John-B

(It’s certainly interesting that as Russia works to improves itself, we find the US going the other direction with ever more bureacrats and regulations, while its productive work force is diminishing.)

It’s also true for other developing nations besides Russia. On the other hand, the average American worker is totally disillusioned because they are deceived by political rhetoric. Politicians are working overtime just to enhance their careers with fat pay checks. The only remedies are at best patch-work versions which only exacerbate the situation.

]]>
By: Syllogizer http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/05/27/the-russians-are-coming-to-silicon-valley-2/#comment-1387 Mon, 30 May 2011 19:24:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1046#comment-1387 I have been using the Yandex search engine on and off for years. There was a time, not so long ago, when it did better for Russian language searches than Google did.

]]>
By: vision966 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/05/27/the-russians-are-coming-to-silicon-valley-2/#comment-1382 Sat, 28 May 2011 02:13:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1046#comment-1382 Wise to leave Russia to develop herself. She isn’t a threat to anyone. Even if she is slightly more authoritarian, there is really nothing wrong with that. No everyone needs to be synonymous to US if one understands what diversity is. It is not like Russia is out to destroy the West or Western culture. Far from it infact. The way one looks Russia knows she will thrive whether she is more authoritarian or more liberal if Europe and Asia thrives, so what is the incentive for her to destroy either? Russia is the only country that straddles two continents. If on her West wing she brings more Euro blood and on her East wing she brings in more Sino blood and mix both with a bit of Slav blood here and there, she will also have the diversity to match the US albeit in different terms on creativity and dynamicism. Three distinct advantages Russians enjoys over the US indefinitely are her one single large homogenous domestic market, her has a vast land straddling two continents enabling her ligitimate rights to close participation in the politics of two major regions as well as the enjoyment of natural resources wealth and her people whom have proved time and again since their founding to be great survivor and of high intelligence. Russia is nothing short of magnanimity in terms of ability and resources.

]]>
By: John-B http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/05/27/the-russians-are-coming-to-silicon-valley-2/#comment-1381 Sat, 28 May 2011 00:30:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1046#comment-1381 While working in Russia, I was impressed with the work ethic and knowledge of nearly all the professionals with whom I was involved. Likewise, the craftsmen and laborers worked as hard as any I’ve ever seen. I also feel safe in saying that the general population is as good-hearted as any group one could reasonably imagine.

Despite these favorable impressions, it was also obvious that Russia has some work to do to modernize its industies, to fully understand the workings of free markets, and to embrace the notion of customer service. It is also obvious that the country has not shaken its bureacratic past and must find ways to eliminate red tape and improve productivity. (It’s certainly interesting that as Russia works to improves itself, we find the US going the other direction with ever more bureacrats and regulations, while its productive work force is diminishing.)

In any event, I hope that the internet foray described in the article proves successful for all concerned.

]]>