Twitter Seeks London Office Space
Twitter is reportedly looking for office space in Central London, with the California-based social networking juggernaut keen to create hub in Europe.
According to various reports, the firm have dispatched a team to scout offices in both the Old Street area and the West End of London ΓÇô seemingly acting upon a previous statement in which they revealed that they intended to locate ΓÇ£a small number of people on the ground in Europe in 2011ΓÇ¥
The firm, which has reportedly added 100m new users to its 140 character update service in 2010, will apparently use the London office space as its European HQ ΓÇô a move championed by PM David Cameron who, along with London Mayor Boris Johnson, met the Twitter delegation in order to press the case for London becoming the location of its European office.
ΓÇ£All that matters is that they come to LondonΓÇ¥– the words of an anonymous source from within Number 10 published in an article by the Telegraph ΓÇô highlighting the importance being placed on securing Twitter as a business tenant within the Capital.
Attracting Twitter to London Offices would do much to underpin the Governments intentions of creating an East London ΓÇ£Silicon ValleyΓÇ¥ following the forthcoming Olympics Games, part of the Olympic legacy which they hope will transform the fortunes of East London post 2012.
So will Twitter be convinced of LondonΓÇÖs credentials as the location of choice for its office space, or will the hosting, wining and dining end up going a bit, wellΓÇª FIFA?