The Pittsburgh region’s unique combination of geographic density, a deep pool of talent emerging from its universities and friendly people have made it an alternative to Silicon Valley for technology startups, The Atlantic recently reported.

Reporter John Tierney talks to Alpha Lab Gear’s Ilana Diamond, Innovation Works’ Rich Lunak and Andrew Moore, the new dean of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science, to get details on how thePittsburgh region has become such fertile ground for new tech companies.

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