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Facebook Searches for Office Space Near MIT

Facebook is returning to its Cambridge collegiate roots

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    CAMBRIDGE, MA - FEBRUARY 22: The Maclaurin Building is shown on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology February 22, 2006 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Institute admitted its first students in 1865 and continues with the mission to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Back to campus.

    Facebook is searching for office space in Cambridge, Mass., where other tech companies have offices in close proximity to MIT, according to the Boston Business Journal.

    The $66 billion Menlo Park company already has four employees in temporary office space in nearby Boston's business district, but is looking to add up to 7,000 square feet of office space to its portfolio, the newspaper reported.

    Sources told the newspaper the move would allow Facebook to be physically near Microsoft, Google, and Nokia. 

    This would be a return after an absence of seven years. Back when Facebook was merely a social network and not THE social network, the fledgling company had sales staff at 280 Summer Street in South Boston, the business journal reported.