OLD Media Moves

Bloomberg launches R&D office in San Francisco

July 17, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

Kara Swisher of Re/Code writes about Michael Bloomberg’s visit to San Francisco to open a research and development office for his company.

Swisher writes, “Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was a little late to his own geek party this morning at WeWork in the South of Market area of San Francisco.

“But when he got to the event at the hipster co-working office space — where his goal was to mix and mingle with a group of local entrepreneurs, such as Dropbox’s Drew Houston and Eventbrite’s Julia Hartz — Bloomberg started in with a charm initiative designed to show how interested he was in making nice with the digerati here.

“What he was really there to talk about a new R&D office for Bloomberg LP’s to attract software developers and set to open in San Francisco. While the company has long had a killer-view HQ for its media unit on the Embarcadero, most of its technical staff has been located in New York. The new facility will house up to 100 engineers.”

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