by Globetrotter on 30 October 2007EN
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Home of Hugh Hefner and the world-famous Playboy-Bunnies.
Silicon Valley based companies Some notable high technology companies headquartered in the so called "Silicon Valley" in California: Google, Yahoo!, Apple, Pixar, Intel, Mozilla, Cisco etc. Apple Inc. headquarters Apple's Corporate headquarters (Apple Campus) are located in the "Silicon Valley" Cupertino, California. Facebook Campus The new Facebook headquarters, formerly home to Sun Microsystems, are located in Menlo Park, California. Sylvester Stallone's house Action star Sylvester Stallone lives in this house in Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills sign Beverly Hills sign at the corner of Sunset and North Sierra in Hollywood, Beverly Hills. Mozilla headquarters The new headquarters of the Mozilla Foundation are located in Mountain View, California. Google Inc. headquarters The Google Inc. headquarters (Googleplex) are located in Mountain View, California. Intel Corporation headquarters The Intel headquarters are located in Santa Clara, California. Intel was founded in 1968 and is the world's largest manufacturer of microprocessors. The Witch's House in Beverly Hills The Witch's House (Spadena House) in Culver City/Beverly Hills was built in 1921 for a movie studio. Nowadays the house is privately owned. Blue Whale Skeleton Skeleton of a Blue Whale at Seymor Center (Long Marine Laboratory) in Santa Cruz, California. Yahoo! headquarters The headquarters of Yahoo! Inc. are located in Sunnyville, California. The Oscars 2009 81st Annual Academy Awards on Sunday February 22, 2009 at the Kodak Theatre/Hollywood Boulevard. Google Earth 5.0 - Launch Event Google Earth 5.0 - Launch Event at the California Academy of Sciences on 2 February 2009. This event announced the new features of Google Earth 5.0 including Google Ocean, touring, historical imagery etc. Location of Iron Man's virtual house The virtual house from the Iron Man movies is located at Point Dume in Malibu, California. Unfortunately it doesn't exist in reality! Tesla Worldwide Offices Tesla was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers in Silicon Valley who wanted to prove that electric cars could be better than gasoline-powered cars. With instant torque, incredible power, and zero emissions, Tesla’s products would be cars without compromise. Each new generation would be increasingly affordable, helping the company work towards its mission: to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. Compass rose at the Edwards Air Force Base At the Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave desert near Lancaster/California you can find the world's largest "Compass rose" on the ground of the dry lake. It marks the longest runway in the world at 7.5 miles. YouTube headquarters The YouTube LLC headquarters are located in San Bruno, California. YouTube was founded in February 2005. The Forum The Forum (Great Western Forum) in Los Angeles is an indoor arena. It opened in 1967. Methuselah trees The world's oldest trees - and the oldest living organism currently known - are about 4,800 years old. They are located in "the Forest of Ancients" in the White Mountains in California. Motion picture studios in Hollywood Famous film studios in and around Hollywood.