X

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.

Read More on digitalspy.com
Write a Story/Review about this topic

Post a Comment

 

Best Things To Do >

In a city that offers a wide array of things to see and do, deciding where to start can sometimes prove to be a challenge. View All Things To Do in London >

The Best Restaurants >

Here, you will find only the finest restaurants, each which has been carefully selected based on its cuisine, ambiance, location, chef, awards and reviews. View All London Restaurants >

The Best Nightlife >

From multi-level dance clubs and celebrity hotspots to popular watering holes and jazz clubs, experience the local nightlife scene at its finest with our list of top recommendations. View All London Nightlife >

The Best Art & Culture >

Before your next luxury trip to the city, be sure to check out some of our favorite local landmarks, cultural attractions, and diverse blend of museums and art galleries. View All London Culture >

Best Designer Shops >

From the best shopping districts, department stores, and local boutiques, you're sure to find the shopping destination that best suits your needs. View All London Shops >

Best Luxury Services >

As a luxury lifestyle enthusiast, we understand that when it comes to service, only the best will do. View All London Luxury Services >
Carol Driver
A journalist with more than 12 years' experience writing, subbing and editing at national and regional publications and websites in the UK.

JustLuxe.com Luxury NEWS >