Facebook opened yet another office outside the U.S., this time in Amsterdam.
Facebook’s former office at 340 Madison Avenue might become Twitter’s New York outpost.
Facebook is running a mural contest to mark the opening of its first office in India.
After first announcing that the company was in the process of opening an office in Hyderbad, a video has been released displaying an “opening ceremony” of sorts. Only days after data was released showing that Facebook had displaced Orkut in the country, there’s now an office to show that the company is solidifying its presence in the country.
This morning Techcrunch published information about Elevation Partners’ continued investment in Facebook, which has reached $210 million after purchasing $120 million in the private markets. Additionally, Facebook will be making a significant investment in their Indian offices, opening up a 50,000 square foot office which will employ close to 500 people, as first published by The Economic Times.
Facebook is on an expansion spree lately, with the latest expansion taking place in Austin, Texas. Earlier this week, we broke the news that Facebook has opened an office in Hamburg, Germany. The move has been part of a concerted assault against StudiVZ, the German social networking site whom Facebook attempted but failed to acquire in 2008.
Back in August of 2008 we covered news regarding Facebook attempting to acquire the German competitor Studiverzeichnis before suing the company for being a “knock off.” A couple years later, it appears as though Facebook is in the process of surpassing StudiVZ (if it hasn’t already) and is now opening up an office in Hamburg. Also the investor who purchased StudiVZ has been actively investing in Facebook app developers, in an attempt to diversify their risk.