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The Joys of ­rban Tech

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David Karp, Tumblr founder

New York City's Silicon Alley is now home to more than 500 new start-up companies like Kickstarter and Tumblr. Here, Tumblr-founder David Karp at company headquarters in New York earlier this year.

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For as long as many of us can remember, high-tech industries have flourished in the suburban office parks that are so ubiquitous in Silicon Valley, North Carolina's Research Triangle and other "nerdistans." But in recent years, high-tech has been taking a decidedly urban turn.

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