In The Loop: Medical Coworking, Verizon Joins The Industry, And An Empty Office

Verizon Dives Into Coworking

The telecommunications giant, Verizon, announced earlier this week that it’s turning some of its older buildings into coworking spaces. The Verizon coworking brand, Alley,  is opening two new locations in the next month in Cambridge and D.C.

Read more about Verizon’s journey into coworking here.

Medical Coworking

Coworking is entering the medicine world with VivaMed Suites in Phoenix, AZ. According to the National Real Estate Investor, the facility “is aimed at medical professionals such as internal medicine specialists, dermatologists, nurse practitioners and psychiatrists”. The space will feature exam rooms, waiting rooms, tenant break rooms, and assistant rooms, and tenants can pay by the day or half-day.

Read more about this medical coworking model here.

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The Company Behind WordPress Closed Its San Francisco Office

Quartz reported a few days ago that Automattic, the company behind WordPress, has decided to close the doors of its San Francisco office because “nobody goes in it”, even though the office was “an optional coworking space” for employees. While IBM is bringing employees back into the office, Automattic continues to believe in the power of remote and flexible working, encouraging the use of coffeeshops, coworking spaces, and home.

Read the Quartz story here.