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London’s tech hub looks to capture ‘MIT magic’

LONDON — One of this city’s most talked about places is an unremarkable traffic rotary dotted with steel gray ventilator shafts that sits in the shadow of a giant billboard.

Yet Silicon Roundabout, as it’s known, is the epicenter of the British government’s effort to turn London into a global technology hub. The name is a play on California’s Silicon Valley, but UK leaders are looking to Massachusetts in efforts to boost their nation’s high-tech economy as a future job creator.

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