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The headquarters of Flickr (owned by Yahoo!) are located in downtown San Francisco. Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world.
Full House filming location The filming location of Full House (1987 - 1995 starring the Olsen twins) in San Francisco. Basic Instinct House This is the cool seaside house of Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone) in the movie Basic Instinct. It was last owned by Steve Fossett who died in a plane crash in 2007. Silicon Valley based companies Some notable high technology companies headquartered in the so called "Silicon Valley" in California: Google, Yahoo!, Apple, Pixar, Intel, Mozilla, Cisco etc. Apple Inc. headquarters Apple's Corporate headquarters (Apple Campus) are located in the "Silicon Valley" Cupertino, California. Microsoft headquarters The headquarters of Microsoft Corporation - the world's biggest software developer - are located in Redmond, Washington. Victoria's Secret headquarters The Limited Brands (best known for its cash cow Victoria's Secret) headquarters are located in Columbus, Ohio. Apple European headquarters in Cork The European headquarters of Apple Inc. are located in Cork, Ireland. Facebook Campus The new Facebook headquarters, formerly home to Sun Microsystems, are located in Menlo Park, California. Adidas headquarters The Adidas AG was founded in 1949 in Herzogenaurach/Germany. Adidas is one of the largest sportswear companies in the world. Nike Headquarters The Nike Inc. Headquarters are located near Portland in Oregon. Nike was founded in 1972. Red Bull GmbH headquarters The headquarters of Red Bull GmbH are located in Fuschl am See in Austria. UN departments The United Nations (UN) is an international organisation of 192 states founded in 1945. It's main aim is stopping conflicts and keeping peace between countries - the UN also provides a platform for dialogue and is negotiating in many issues. The headquarters are located in New York City. There are offices with different missions in Vienna, Geneva and Nairobi. Lombard Street One of the most famous streets in San Francisco is the curvy Lombard Street. It's a one-way street from west to east. IOC headquarters The headquarters of the IOC (International Olympic Committee) are located in Lausanne, Switzerland. Gumball 3000 (August 2008) The Gumball 3000 (3000 miles) is an international rally (Motto "It's not a Race, It's a Rally") on public roads. The event takes place every year since 1999. In August 2008 the organizers celebrate their 10th anniversary. Start is in San Francisco with checkpoints in Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, a flight to Nanjing (China) and Shanghai. Goal is Beijing where the Olympic Games take place. Mozilla headquarters The new headquarters of the Mozilla Foundation are located in Mountain View, California. Google Inc. headquarters The Google Inc. headquarters (Googleplex) are located in Mountain View, California. HP headquarters The Headquarters of Hewlett-Packard (HP) are located in the "Silicon Valley" in California. Intel Corporation headquarters The Intel headquarters are located in Santa Clara, California. Intel was founded in 1968 and is the world's largest manufacturer of microprocessors. Microsoft's first Headquarters The Historic Microsoft Headquarters are located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Microsoft Inc. was founded here and remained in Albuquerque from 1975 to 1979 before moving to Seattle. The plaque on the rock (Streetview) reads: Microsoft Inc., housed at this site from 1975 to 1979, was founded here by Paul G. Allen and Bill Gates, whose passion for technology and vision of "a computer on every desk and in every home" led to the development of Microsoft's groundbreaking software. Paul Allen and Bill Gates would like to acknowledge the important role that the city of Albuquerque played in the company's early development, offering an environment that stimulated creativity and encouraged entreprenurial spirit.