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Is Seattle the next Silicon Valley?

What makes Seattle so attractive to tech firms such as Microsoft and Google?

Seattle is home to some of the biggest names in tech, including Amazon and Microsoft.

The vibrant and laid back seaport town is also the location of a series of new start-up firms including the comical website icanhas.cheezburger.

So what makes it attractive to tech firms and does it have enough entrepreneurial spirit?

Richard Taylor reports.