Facebook has wifi-enabled meadows, LinkedIn an in-house chef, Samsung tai chi in a garden

This article titled “Inside Facebook and friends: a rare tour around tech’s mind-boggling HQs” was written by Oliver Wainwright, for The Guardian on Sunday 22nd May 2016 14.54 UTC

From the fifth-floor putting green of Samsung’s Silicon Valley headquarters, looking out at a rolling horizon of sun-scorched mountains, it’s quite easy to forget you’re at work. An executive is practising tai chi by the cactus garden, while another jiggles in a robotic massage chair nearby. A volleyball match is in full swing in the lush-planted courtyard below, while raucous shrieks of table football emerge from the Chill Zone, next to a row of space-age nap pods. “Meet by the ping-pong tables,” reads a sign stuck on the window. “Today’s spinning class will be on the terrace! :)”

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