US Tech Giants Landing in Canada Aren’t All They’re Cracked up to Be

Posted by Techvibes NewsDesk

In March Facebook announced plans to set up shop in Vancouver.

The world’s largest social network sought up to 150 staff, mostly software-engineer graduates, to work at its new office, which will serve as a boot camp to train potential full-time employees.

Less than three months later, social-media heavyweight Twitter revealed similar plans by posting job listings for its “centre of excellence” to be housed in Vancouver.

Both announcements sent waves through the city’s technology community, but will Vancouver truly feel any positive ripple effects from these quasi-offices?

Read the rest of the article by Techvibes editor-in-chief Robert Lewis in BCBusiness for free online.

Company:
BCBusiness
Website:
http://www.bcbusinessmagazine.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Staying plugged in isn't the problem. The challenge today is navigating between headlines and news flashes. By focusing exclusively on British Columbia, BCBusiness magazine provides unparalleled behind-the-scenes coverage, chronicling the major deals and putting faces to faceless events. Award-winning writers provide thought-provoking commentary on the major trends and issues shaping the province. And respected... more

Company:
Twitter
Website:
http://www.twitter.com
Location:
San Francisco, California, United States

Twitter is a privately funded startup with offices in the SoMA neighborhood of San Francisco, CA. Started as a side project in March of 2006, Twitter has grown into a real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices. In countries all around the world, people follow the sources most relevant to them and access information via Twitter as it happens—from breaking world news to updates... more

Company:
Facebook
Website:
http://www.facebook.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet. more


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