Tumblr Opens LA Office
Here comes another tech heavyweight opening up shop in Los Angeles' continually growing tech community. New York based blog network Tumblr has opened a sales and outreach focused office in Culver City. Tumblr operates a platform for people to set up micro blogs where they can share multimedia or short-form posts. It has more than 100 million blogs in its network. The news broke when Lee Brown, Tumblr's global head of sales, blogged with pictures of the office over the caption "Tumblr LA office open!!!" The first picture featured Tumblr's founder and CEO, David Karp, holding the keys in the new space.
“Tumblr is delighted to open our first West Coast office in Los Angeles,” the company said in the statement. “This adds to our existing sales force, which covers major cities in the U.S. including San Francisco, Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago and New York, in addition to L.A. We are excited to bring Tumblr closer to our agency and entertainment brand partners in L.A.”
Tumblr's decision to open an LA office was partly influenced by its proximity to Hollywood. Other tech companies that have also opened L.A. offices to solidify their entertainment ties include Microsoft Corp., Netflix Inc., Amazon Inc. and Google Inc. and its subsidiary YouTube.
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