At the headquarters of Vocus, a marketing software company based in Maryland, the conference table is really just a covered billiards set-up. Employees are encouraged to put in a few hours at the arcade (Mortal Kombat!) and the in-house spa. There's a coffee shop, a "Surf Shop", and a flower shop. It's enough to make the toys as Google and Youtube's office spaces look like a stick and aluminum can. So why all the funhouse accoutrement? Blame the same tech CEO aspirations responsible for Skype's fake lawn and Google's wall of blue hair, namely that shared spaces "allow people to work in groups while being as creative as possible." Or something.