Pittsburgh shines as beacon of opportunity for tech firms

It offers easy access to brainpower at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, particularly in the fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning…Pittsburgh’s inbound companies include tech giants such as California-based Google Inc., which employs hundreds of people in the East End’s booming Bakery Square complex and is expanding into a second office building there. California’s Apple Inc. will lease office space in the Strip District’s 3 Crossings complex. Uber Technologies Inc., the San Francisco-based ride-share company, established an autonomous vehicle research center in Lawrenceville.