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Nintendo will move some jobs from Redmond, Wash. down to California's Silicon Valley

Nintendo of America is finally coming to the esteemed Silicon Valley!  As many as 55 jobs will leave Redmond, Wash. to make the journey to one of three possible Silicon Valley locations.  The new office will likely start out as solely a sales and marketing office only.

In an exclusive interview with the San Jose Mercury News, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime disclosed some of the company's plans for the future.

The sales and marketing move may shake up the company more than some think.  In fact, rumors have been circulating that several key members of the marketing and communications departments may be leaving -- including George Harrison and Perrin Kaplan.

It is relatively unknown what state the sales and marketing team will be in soon.  A statement sent to Gamasutra reveals that four out of every ten employees will be making a move to New York or the California Bay Area.  More importantly, the possible loss of Harrison and Kaplan could make things a bit more interesting.

"It's essential to spend physical time with people from other companies, to be involved with them as neighbors and do business with them face to face," said Fils-Aime.


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Silicon Valley > Death Valley
By Mitch101 on 6/11/2007 11:11:39 AM , Rating: 2
The cost of doing buisness?

A long time ago I heard Silicon Valley started taking a nose dive because of the lack of jobs and over inflated cost of living? Is it coming back? Whats the scoop on Silicon Valley last I heard it was the next Death Valley and that places in Texas and Pheonix were becomming the new hot beds on the west coast?

On the east coast its North Carolina with Charlotte and Raleigh/Durham because tech is half the cost of NY. Tennesse is seeing a rise but North Carolina is the hot spot. Its becomming a red flag now if a company's primary business is in NY vs somewhere like North Carolina because of the payroll and location overhead assosiated with the company's profit potential. This is why companies like Merck now have large data centers in Charlotte because of the significant cost advantages of having large data centers in NJ. Same with Dell having a facility in North Carolina now.




RE: Silicon Valley > Death Valley
By Devoluti0n on 6/11/2007 1:35:14 PM , Rating: 2
Have you been to Silicon Valley recently?

You're right about those other areas becoming new hot spots, but Silicon Valley is booming just as much as it ever was.

Sure the cost of living is high, but it's California, no news there. Most people with Silicon Valley jobs can afford it ;)


RE: Silicon Valley > Death Valley
By Mitch101 on 6/12/2007 4:32:16 PM , Rating: 2
No thats why I was asking. I guess its making a comeback or has already. Ive heard nothing from that side of the pond.


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