Twitter Jobs

Midtown Manhattan

my name is at Mike Bloomberg and on behalf of all New Yorkers it’s a pleasure to welcome Twitter to New York City they have had a minor presence in our town for a while but now they’re making it official by opening their East Coast hub right here at 340 Madison now why not 140 Madison I don’t know but I’ll assume there wasn’t enough room down there for all of its company’s characters not easy to write Twitter jokes guys come on but before we talk about Twitter’s arrival in the city I did want to say a few words about something that no doubt on many people’s minds and that’s that that one that feels especially relevant considering where we are and that’s the passing of Steve Jobs when we learn last night that Steve had died i think the sadness was so profound because we’re all did really understand that a remarkable remarkable American journey had just come to a close in so many areas of the human experience they’ve had pushed the frontiers of what’s possible and he took all of us along for a ride and that was just this country in this world is a lot better because of it one of the world words that’s frequently used to describe him has been visionary but I think it’s fair to say Steve was much more than that a visionary reimagines the future Steve had the energy passion and business acumen to bring that future to life in the most creative surprising and successful ways and that’s the hallmark of a true entrepreneur he made technology both exciting and elegant he revolutionized animation he put the computer in our pockets and by virtue of that made our lives entirely mobile the iphone that i carry and the ipad in front of me have both fundamentally changed how I communicate and how I access and store information and how I conduct business and that is true for probably everybody in this room and we use many of the same tools and innovations throughout City government to solve problems and serve New Yorkers more efficiently and more intuitively so I don’t think that you can overstate or over appreciates these impact on technology how it’s made how its developed and how it’s used even how it’s marketed Steve’s legacy however will not just be the i.Phone and the i. Pad no more than Edison’s legacy is the incandescent bulb or da Vinci’s the flying machine innovations that have long been suspect so past Steve’s legacy a hundred years from now and a hundred years after that will be the feeling that life can be made better that life can be made more productive that life can be more fun that feeling felt by each new generation is really what changes the world and that’s what brings us here today on a happier note there are but a few companies that have been able to harness the power of technology and change the world in a simile profound fashion and one of them is the company that was so proud to welcome to our city today and that’s Twitter. .