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January 14, 2011

Twitter May Be Packing Up And Leaving San Francisco

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Twitter - Folsom Street Headquarters - San Francisco

News has begun to surface that Social Media darling Twitter may soon be packing up their San Francisco offices and heading to the old Walmart headquarters in Brisbane, California.

The San Francisco Business Times has revealed that the 200,000 square feet of space offered by the old Walmart headquarters would allow Twitter to more easily expand their operations, while left over land could be used for future expansion.

Expansion concerns is a big issue facing Twitter after they nearly tripled their working staff over the last 12 months, now sitting at nearly 350 employees.

Company spokesperson Carolyn Penner explained why the company was looking to leave the city they grew up in:

“Based on our current growth trajectory, we can’t stay on the two floors that we currently have,” while adding “So, at some point we’re going to have to look at other options.”

San Francisco city officials don’t want to see the company move and it looks like Twitter may receive some nice tax incentives and other perks to stay.

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May 11, 2009

Mediabistro launches BayNewser.com to cover SF and Silicon Valley

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Mediabistro.com has launched BayNewser.com, a blog that reports on San Francisco and Silicon Valley media landscape.

BayNewser.com will deliver the news about the news in the Bay Area, break media stories from Russian Hill to Menlo Park, and cover the new media ventures the rest of us only learn about later. From Google to Craigslist, from the Chronicle to the Merc, from KNTV to KCBS – BayNewser.com will attempt to be the one-stop source for news about the Bay Area news media.

With the addition of BayNewser.com, the mediabistro.com network now includes 12 online destinations serving media professionals including FishbowlNY.com, FishbowlDC.com, FishbowlLA.com, TVNewser.com, AgencySpy.com, GalleyCat.com, UnBeige.com, PRNewser.com, WebNewser.com, MediaJobsDaily.com and MobileContentToday.com.

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