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GE moves HQ to Boston as it embraces digital age

The industrial giant says the new office at Boston - a hub of universities, research centres and startups - will be leaner, faster and more open with a constant flow of industry partners, customers and innovators

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GE's digital push is part of the company's evolution, as it has focused its investment on the industrial side of its business while sharply cutting its once-huge finance arm in the wake of the financial crisis.

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GENERAL Electric, the US's largest industrial company, makes products like jet engines, locomotives and gas turbines. Its corporate reputation is tied to producing big, heavy equipment - atoms by the ton, not the ephemeral bits of software.

Yet its chief executive Jeffrey

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