graunsfEarlier today, Politico’s Dylan Byers reported the Guardian’s plans to open a “West Coast office.”

Missing from the report was the office’s actual location, the West Coast being, after all, a pretty big place. I asked the Guardian for more information but their media spokesperson responded:

All we can say about the West Coast office at this time is that it is to accelerate the Guardian’s commercial and digital presence, leveraging business and technology links in Silicon Valley and other parts of California.

Which is pretty much verbatim what Byers wrote this morning.

Less tight-lipped sources at the Guardian (where, I suppose I ought to disclose, I used to write a column) tell me the office will “almost certainly” be in San Francisco. Apparently it will be a purely commercial office, without any editorial function.

So there you go.

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