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Watch Out, Google: Microsoft Is Setting Up Shop Venice Beach

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UPDATE 11/13/12: We've learned that Microsoft had a "miscommunication" with Yo! Venice! and the blog has since amended their original post with corrected information. Microsoft is actually moving into 901 Abbot Kinney (The old Eames Studio) but will not be using the facility for production. According to Yo! Venice! the new Microsoft venue "will be a 'Microsoft Experience' location where people can “engage and collaborate” with Microsoft and Microsoft products. It will not be a retail store."

Our original post has been modified below:

Microsoft is setting up offices in Venice Beach, and their new digs will put them pretty close to Google's Venice outpost.

For their part, Microsoft is stoked; a rep told the blog:

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“Microsoft is delighted to confirm that we are leasing space in Venice. We cannot wait to learn more about this unique community and get to know our new neighbors better.”

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