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Twitter Comes To Madison Avenue, New York

 

Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City, and Twitter announced the opening of Twitter’s first office in New York. Located at 340 Madison Avenue, the office will serve as the official East Coast headquarters for the company and will be home to 40 full-time employees, including engineers, designers and advertising executives. The headcount is expected to expand in the coming months.

 

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Michael Bloomberg (Mayor, New York City): We are proud to welcome Twitter to New York City’s growing technology sector. New York City has always been a place where big ideas are born, and we are working to ensure it’s the place where the next great tech success story is written – from incubating dozens of start-up ventures to bringing a new Applied Sciences school here.

Jack Dorsey (Chairman, Twitter): Twitter and New York share the same constant pulse of energy. We’re looking forward to growing our presence in a city that has more Twitter users than any other city in the world.

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