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Brier Dudley's blog

Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

September 5, 2007 at 3:16 PM

Could Microsoft’s Seattle office be for Bill Gates?

Another thought on Microsoft’s plans for a new Seattle office: I wonder if it will include headquarters type offices for executives and board meetings.

That would make things convenient for the company’s chairman, who is dividing his time between Microsoft and the Gates Foundation, which is building its headquarters not far from the apparent location of Microsoft’s new Seattle office.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is now on Eastlake but it’s developing a campus on the parking lots just east of Seattle Center. That’s just four or five blocks from the area where Microsoft is expected to be headed.

Microsoft’s Seattle office would also be more convenient for meetings with visiting A-list executives and government officials, who tend to stay at downtown hotels and travel by bus and limo to the Redmond campus.

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