Ruth Mitchell

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Amazon opens London hub

Online retailer Amazon is set to open a new hub in London, employing hundreds of design and development staff.

Employees specialising in software development and graphic design will be based at the site, focussing on new interactive digital services for TVs, games consoles, smartphones and computers.

A spokesperson for the firm said: “London is a hotbed of tech talent and testament to that fact is Amazon choosing the capital as the location for the new global digital media development centre.

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson welcomed the news, commenting: “For this wildly successful and dynamic company to choose our city to site such an important facility is a splendid feather in our cap.

It is now hoped that Amazon’s presence in London will establish the city as a global leader in the technology industry. While the new building will initially house existing staff, the company has outlined plans to take on more employees in the future.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .

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