Microsoft Joins London's Tech Culture

Posted: May. 3rd, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

Being one of the busiest hubs for business, travel and vacationing in the world, London is also attracting an impressive number of technology and program developers into its fold. Even Microsoft has opened an office in the city in support of its communication software, Skype.

Skype, the Microsoft-owned internet telephony giant, has opened a brand new London office this week, as the English capital rapidly becomes a key global tech hub.

Communications minister Ed Vaizey officially launched the office in the Chancery Lane area on Wednesday (March 20). The new base will be home to Skype's around 380 UK-based staff.

It is the latest expansion in Skype's global infrastructure footprint since it was acquired by Microsoft for $8.5 billion in October 2011, after recent office projects were also completed in Palo Alto, US, and Stockholm, Sweden.


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