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Is Seattle the next Silicon Valley?

19 February 2014 Last updated at 17:57 GMT

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.