Microsoft campus gets crowded
Microsoft is spending $1 billion to expand its headquarters campus in Redmond, Wash., the New York Times reports. What the Times doesn't mention is that Microsoft is stuck footing such a big bill thanks in part to a short-sighted decision in 2004 not to build out a second campus in nearby Issaquah, Wash. Microsoft had an option to buy nearly 90 acres of land on the opposite end of Lake Sammamish from Redmond, but decided to forgo that route. Now, it's paying through the nose to acquire more real estate around its home campus -- as well as drawing bad feelings from neighbors in Redmond who blame Microsoft for burgeoning traffic problems.
Posted by Owen Thomas 10:20 AM 1 Comments comment | Add a Comment

Waaaa... Microsoft has to spend some of the billions they are sitting on.
Posted By Bryan Columbus, OH : 12:08 PM  

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