Google setting up shop in NYC (is west cost devestated?)

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Google just unveiled the details of its massive NYC expansion. Amazon has already revealed the details of its massive NYC expansion. Apple setting up shop in Austin. Three mega tech giants moving beyond the west coast.

This raises the question - is the west coast devestated? Are liberal tech nerds going to have to leave their beloved homeland of California?

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Comments (23)

Dec 17, 2018

"Big tech extends it's greedy tendrils eastward" and your first thought is they'll be devastated?

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Dec 17, 2018

not big tech devestated... west coast devestated. extension = decentralization and decentralization is big bad news for the west coast

excel is my canvas, and data is my paint - new york - brunch conesseiour - atheist - centrist - ENFP - TCU alum

Dec 17, 2018
famejranc:

not big tech devestated... west coast devestated.

Oh no! What are they gonna do without their vests?

Dec 17, 2018

prob just end it. why even live without a vest?

excel is my canvas, and data is my paint - new york - brunch conesseiour - atheist - centrist - ENFP - TCU alum

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Dec 17, 2018

Thought the vest was the "Midtown uniform"

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Dec 17, 2018

Kick the suits out of the promised land, they're killing the vibe

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Dec 17, 2018

I think it's just sound diversification at this point, allowing you to pull employees from a multitude of environments and backgrounds.

Dec 17, 2018

The west coast is devegetated.

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Dec 17, 2018

Expansion is not devastation. You've got the wrong idea, not impressed with your analysis.

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Dec 19, 2018

Los Angeles is on its way up. DTLA is going to be the next urban revitalization story.

San Francisco is another story entirely. Long run, SF is the next Detroit, and I don't mean the new cleaned up Detroit, but I mean Detroit in the bad old days. Detroit collapsed when the auto industry thought they were invincible. Right now, Silicon Valley thinks its invincible and immune to disruption--ironic since 20 years ago they were the disruptors, and now they are the stodgy institutions.

Seattle and Portland are going to remain a curiosity but mostly irrelevant. Bad weather, worse people.

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Dec 19, 2018

Yeah San Francisco is in big trouble.

My most talented friends in tech are all moving from SF to NYC...

New York is simply a better city.

Dec 19, 2018

In every way. Better people, hotter girls, better nightlife, less street poop, everything.

Austin is blowing up too when it comes to tech, but that's nothing new. Put Nashville on your radar as well, both for tech and finance.

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Jan 8, 2019

Lol at the butthurt San Francisco monkey shit. Let me ask you a question: do you enjoy having apps that tell you where to avoid human feces, like we're in some kind of third world country? Do you enjoy having street markings that tell kids what are the safe routes to walk home from school lest they get assaulted or murdered by lunatics? But hey, at least you have a city ordinance making sure I'm using the right pronouns to address you.

San Francisco used to be nice, with those cute cable cars, not too far from Napa for good wine and good food, and now it's a shithole. Literally. No wonder why Peter Thiel moved out.

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Jan 8, 2019

I'm not the one who MS'd you but I have to ask--is there actually an app for that?

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Jan 10, 2019

Two, actually.

http://mochimachine.org/wasteland/
The other is on the Google app store and is called SnapCrap. Can't make this up if I tried.

Jan 8, 2019

What's SF's crime rate compared to the national average? Murder rate? You're doing alot of pontificating without numbers to back them up like a politician rn. Didn't MS you as idc about ever living in Cali, just curious.

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Jan 8, 2019

The overall crime rate in San Francisco is 151% higher than the national average. For every 100,000 people, there are 18.86 daily crimes that occur in San Francisco. San Francisco is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States. In San Francisco you have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of any crime. Per 100,000 people, San Francisco's murder rate is 21% higher than the national average. Source: FBI crime data.

https://www.areavibes.com/san+francisco-ca/crime/

Jan 4, 2019
Dec 19, 2018

Google adding 7,000 jobs in NYC is a monster expansion? They're adding 25,000 in San Jose alone. Not sure about the devastation. The thing to worry about for the West Coast is once VCs/execs start moving east in droves, and even then it's not clear it's a zero-sum game.

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Dec 22, 2018

Amazon, Google..these moves are to create more talent pipelines. There's a lot of good schools on the east coast between D.C., NYC, Boston, Pennsylvania, etc.

Jan 4, 2019

As much as I find California libs retarded, I don't think it's the driving cause.

I mean, they picked NYC and Austin? Those are still uber liberal bubbles. Sure the legislation is more business friendly than Cali but not significantly less (except Austin).

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