Thursday, December 14News For London

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Facebook’s new office will bring nearly 1000 jobs for Londoners

Facebook’s new office will bring nearly 1000 jobs for Londoners

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Facebook will create nearly 1000 new jobs as it opens a new office in the capital today. By the end of next year, Facebook’s total UK workforce will be more than 2,300-increasing by over 50 per cent. More than half of the people working in the new site will focus on engineering, which makes it Facebook’s biggest engineering hub outside the US. The offices in Rathbone Place, just off Oxford Street, will also be home to LDN_LAB, a scheme helping accelerate startups’ development through a three-month programme. With over 1 million people unemployed in the UK, it is a good news for Londoners -especially for graduates and young tech startups. Everyone say hi to the new Facebook London HQ! We're in Rathbone Square now, near Tottenham Court Road <3 pic.twitter.com/xeE0k5QoNP — Pa
Facebook not fazed by threat of Brexit

Facebook not fazed by threat of Brexit

#breakingnews, Breaking News, Technology
Eight hundred new jobs will be created alongside the opening of the new London Facebook office in 2018. According to the BBC, by the end of next year about 2300 people will work for Facebook from the UK, making this new office the largest engineering hub outside of the United States. Julian David of techUK, which represents 950 technology firms in the UK, according to the BBC, applauded Facebook for investing in the city of London despite the uncertainties surrounding Brexit. Facebook opens its new London office and says it will add more jobs in the capital next year, underlining its commitment to Britain as the country prepares for #Brexit. https://t.co/kRfQCUmLJz pic.twitter.com/7qaGH67jbs — Reuters Business (@ReutersBiz) December 4, 2017 Several large companies and financia
Facebook to run an “incubator” programme for young start-ups in new London office

Facebook to run an “incubator” programme for young start-ups in new London office

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Doors are open for tech start-ups focusing on building communities, at Facebook's new swanky office in London. This is the first time the company has planned to run an "incubator" to foster young businesses. The LDN_LAB programme will offer training and mentorship for a period of 12 weeks. The applications to apply opened on Monday. Chapter 1 of the programme begins on 19 February 2018. Facebook has promised to benefit the start-ups in a range of ways including expert training, business advice and networking. Up to 5 members of a team will be offered to join Facebook's new office space in London's Rathbone Square, near Oxford Street. The Vice President for Facebook Europe, Middle East and Asia, Nicola Mendelsohn, said: "Facebook is more committed than ever to the UK and is supporting ...
How a Facebook page helped young Londoner cope with depression, anxiety

How a Facebook page helped young Londoner cope with depression, anxiety

London, News, Social media
As early as 13 years old, Mhairi Potts-Wyatt from London had already contemplated taking her own life. She didn’t even know that was called ‘suicide’ at the time, nor did she understand she was battling depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. But somehow, Potts-Wyatt made it to 21 years old. And she has a Facebook page to thank for it. The Artidote is a social media community founded on Facebook in 2015 by Jovanny Ferreyra. With close to two million followers, the page, as its name suggests, uses art as a means of healing and improving mental health. Each post features a piece of artwork coupled with a quote either from followers, someone anonymous, or a famous personality. Potts-Wyatt, who is in the process of being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, jo

Boris Johnson defends Google

Business, Tech
Google is due to pay £130m extra in a decade’s worth of back taxes to the UK. The Mayor of London, however, defended Google in his column for the Daily Telegraph on Monday. Johnson claimed that it is the manager’s job to pay as little tax as possible within the law. He wrote: “It is absurd to blame the company for ‘not paying their taxes’. You might as well blame a shark for eating seals. It is the nature of the beast; and not only is it the nature of the beast – it is the law it is the fiduciary duty of their finance directors to minimize tax exposure.” The Mayor of London further explained that the companies have legal obligations to their shareholders, not to public opinion or to politicians. Boris Johnson is a known advocate of the tech sector. He recently launched a cam