Facebook to open office near Harvard campus

Nov 07, 2013

Facebook has announced that it plans to open a Boston-area office in suburban Cambridge, a couple of miles from the Harvard University dorm room where it was founded.

Facebook announced Thursday it plans to build an engineering team in Cambridge. The team will focus on in areas including storage, networking, security, and language runtimes.

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo welcomed the news.

The Democrat wrote an open letter in May 2012 to founder Mark Zuckerberg, asking him to return to Massachusetts, where he attended Harvard. DeLeo cited the state's tech-friendly business environment and financial health.

Facebook is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

Explore further: Out-of-patience investors sell off Amazon

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Mark Zuckerberg becomes a home owner: report

May 05, 2011

A local newspaper on Thursday reported that Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is giving up life as a renter for a posh house a short drive from the social network's new Silicon Valley campus.

Recommended for you

Out-of-patience investors sell off Amazon

Oct 24, 2014

Amazon has long acted like an ideal customer on its own website: a freewheeling big spender with no worries about balancing a checkbook. Investors confident in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' invest-and-expand ...

States ascend into the cloud

Oct 24, 2014

Seven years ago, the state of Delaware started moving computer servers out of closets and from under workers' desks to create a consolidated data center and a virtual computing climate.

Microsoft drops Nokia name from smartphones

Oct 24, 2014

Microsoft said Friday it was dropping the Nokia name from its Lumia smartphones, rebranding following the acquisition earlier this year of the Finnish group's handset division.

Amazon's loss makes holidays a question mark

Oct 24, 2014

Amazon's trademark smile icon is becoming more of a grimace. The world's largest online retailer reported a wider third-quarter loss than analysts expected and gave a disappointing holiday forecast.

User comments : 0