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    December 10, 2007

    The offices of today’s leading internet companies

    An office is the mirror of the company and what’s going on inside, the perfect way to communicate with your employees, customers and investors. Hence why so many say, your office is your face. Knowing it, we decided to make a list of the most known internet companies and see what they have to offer on the inside. Here’s a list featuring 10 internet company’s office photos –

    bliptv office

    Blip.tv, images by Scott Beale

    blip.tv is a video sharing service designed for creators of user-generated content. blip.tv provides content creators with free hosting, support for a variety of video formats, distribution using technologies like RSS and an opt-in advertising program with a 50/50 revenue share. blip.tv focuses on “episodic content” or “shows,” rather than viral video. Their wiki entry

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    jaiku office

    Jaiku, images by Jyri Engeström

    Jaiku is a social networking, micro-blogging and lifestreaming service comparable to Twitter. Jaiku was founded in February, 2006 by Jyri Engeström and Petteri Koponen from Finland and launched in July of that year. It was purchased by Google on October 9, 200.7. Their wiki entry

    jaiku office pics

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    song bird offices

    Songbird, images by Jonathan Koshi

    Songbird is a desktop media player mashed-up with the Web. Songbird is committed to playing the music you want, from the sites you want, on the devices you want, challenging the conventions of discovery, purchase, consumption and organization of music on the Internet.

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    twitter

    Twitter, images by Craig Kohtz

    Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service utilising instant messaging, SMS or a web interface. Their wiki entry

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    Google China, images by Keso

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    gigaOM logo

    GigaOM network, images by Joanne Wan

    The blogging network consists of the sites GigaOM, NewTeeVee, Earth2Tech, Web Worker Daily, and Found+READ.

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    gigaom offices

    skype

    Skype Stockholm, images by PKingDesign

    Skype is a software program created by the entrepreneurs Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis. Skype allows users to make telephone calls from their computer to other Skype users free of charge, or to landlines and cell phones for a fee. Their Wiki entry

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    Tocquigny (toe-kee-nyee), images by Thomas from Tocquigny & Pierpont

    Tocquigny is an advertising and marketing consultancy in the United States. Their wiki entry

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    linkedin logo

    LinkedIn, images by Jerry Luk

    LinkedIn is a business-oriented networking site, mainly used for professional networking. As of November 2007, it had more than 16 million registered users, spanning 150 industries and more than 400 economic regions. Their wiki entry

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    netvibes

    NetVibes, images by Romain Colin

    Netvibes provide a place on the internet where you can set just the content you like, a super easy way of building your personnalized homepage, available anywhere, anytime. TecCrunch coverage

    netvibes office photos

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    What company has the best office? Leave us a comment below

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    • GigaOM network office looks similar to Quirks Offices.
      Some rad offices in there.

    • I really like the SongBird offices, they have CDJ1000s .. rad brick paving interface

    • Awesome post Charl, if there’s one thing I love, that’s seeing the interior designs of some big companies!

      Perfect article, 10 diggs from me!

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    • Nice post mogul! 🙂

    • Jaiku sucks and Songbird rules. Give me bricks and I’m very good with my office.

    • Stii

      Great one Charl! Must admit, the two offices that looks most appealing to me is blip.tv and Songbird. Seeing that I reaaaaally like Songbird, I reckon that would be the one!

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    • The Linked In and Skype offices are cool, but my office would be a bit different:

      – I would set up the gym’s TV sets for strictly business or news-related channels
      – Make the game room situated completely opposite of the work environment (or if office space dictates, different floors). This way a person can “free their mind” for an hour and relax with a fellow workmate or what not
      – Only put juice and/or sport drink machines in lieu of soda machines
      – Have a canteen built in-house with different menu options (vegetarian, non-gluten, etc) made-to-order on top of regular menu items that are interchanging monthly so employees not only would be more inclined to go there for their meals instead of getting take-out
      – Have a comfort room so people who have to work late can take veg out for an hour with 2 wide-screen TVs available (on opposite sides of the room) so people can watch what they want…almost like a home setting.
      – Set cubicles with different colors to correspond to the department and/or rank of the employee (ex: Yellow cubicles w/ one white cubicle to signify who the lead of the department is)

    • simba

      Thanks a lot for the article !!

    • ifti

      it’s too inspiring!!

      can i be able to have a copy of it’s plans and interior detail if u don’t mind

    • atommedia

      The one thing that appears common to them all is the lack of people?

    • Definitely Tocquigny’s offices – so sleek! Although, I might be afraid to mess things up around there. LinkedIn’s offices are a lot more playful and fun than I expected. Interesting article!

    • Hi

      The Linkedin and Skype offices are really good, but I always have a personal liking for Google. That’s my favorite. Nice post. A treat for eyes.

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    • fantastic office images. i am wondering how a startup with far less infrastructural support can compete with these majors…

    • i admire John Chow because of his innovative ways to gain traffic both from whitehat and greyhat methods..~;

    • All these offices look really good, where are most of them based? I really like the Skype office.

    • Anonymous

      Great space here! I’ll recommend this to a friend I know who’s looking for a place to set up his office.
      http://www.eyde.com