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A look inside tech companies' offices

By Vanessa Ko, for CNN
June 21, 2013 -- Updated 0232 GMT (1032 HKT)
This gallery offers a look inside tech companies' striking offices: A 'time tunnel' at Zynga, featuring programmable LED lights, leads from the entrance to the office space. This gallery offers a look inside tech companies' striking offices: A 'time tunnel' at Zynga, featuring programmable LED lights, leads from the entrance to the office space.
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Zynga, San Francisco
Zynga, San Francisco
Skype, Palo Alto, California
Skype, Palo Alto, California
Google, Boulder, Colorado
Google, Amsterdam
Facebook, Menlo Park, California
Facebook, Menlo Park, California
Alibaba, Hangzhou, China
Alibaba, Hangzhou, China
LinkedIn, San Francisco
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The tech industry has been setting the bar high for office aesthetics
  • Tech companies, especially Google, are known to offer unusual employee perks
  • Some of the perks are built into the offices, such as a rock-climbing wall or an indoor bicycle lane

(CNN) -- Google is well known for its elaborate campuses, offering employees extensive food choices, free haircuts, subsidized massages and plenty of ping pong.

Some of the perks are built into its work spaces, such as a rock-climbing wall at its Boulder, Colorado, office or an indoor bicycle lane in Amsterdam.

But overall, the tech industry has been setting the bar high for office aesthetics, using bright, open spaces and striking art.

Here is a look inside -- and, in some cases, outside -- the offices of a few major technology companies.

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