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Facebook To Open Office In Cambridge

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Facebook has announced that it plans to open a Boston-area office, almost a year and a half after a top Massachusetts politician asked the social media giant to relocate to the state where the seeds of company were sown.

Facebook announced Thursday it plans to build an engineering team in Cambridge.

The team will focus on infrastructure projects in areas including storage, networking, security and language runtimes.

The office is just a couple of miles from Harvard University, where the website was founded in Mark Zuckerberg's dorm room. Facebook is headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif.

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo welcomed the news.

Last year, the Winthrop Democrat wrote an open letter to Zuckerberg, asking him to return to Massachusetts, citing the state's tech-friendly business environment and financial health.

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