Msg#: 3772991 posted 6:10 am on Oct 25, 2008 (gmt 0)
I live here in Omaha. It is a nice place to live. It is becoming a very popular place to have a tech company. The new Yahoo Facility is located in La Vista. It is about 2 miles from the North American Operations faciility for PayPal and about 20 minutes west of Google's recently established facility. Both Google and Yahoo are building Server Farms.
Msg#: 3772991 posted 2:12 pm on Oct 25, 2008 (gmt 0)
Omaha is a great place because of the fiber backbone that goes right through it. Besides, when the governor shows up to the press conference in a purple shirt and purple shoes, it must be a pretty friendly place for Yahoo to do business :) Since it's only three hours from me, I intend on visiting the new Customer Care facility if at all possible. Maybe they can 'splain a few things.
Msg#: 3772991 posted 1:49 pm on Oct 27, 2008 (gmt 0)
We do get a fair amount of snow here in Nebraska. We are mainly at the top of Tornado Alley. I have lived here for 31 years, and have not physically seen a Tornado. Sure there are a lot of warnings, but very few become something of significance. The PayPal Center and many other businesses around this area were hit by a very bad set of Severe Storms this past spring. They happened in about a span of 7-10 days. About 3 Tornados came through; that's what was explained, but we did not have any eyewitnesses, just the result.
Msg#: 3772991 posted 4:14 pm on Oct 27, 2008 (gmt 0)
I just watched the video of the Nebraska/Yahoo press conference, and they had surprised the viewers with an add on to the announcement for the data center; They announced they are building a customer care center as well in West Omaha.