GOOGLE EXPANDS IN IRELAND
Google is to establish an operations centre at the Eastpoint Business Park in Dublin, creating 200 jobs. The centre will look after the technology firm’s location-based products, such as Google Maps and Google Local.
The new centre is expected to begin working later this year. The firm’s director of geo operations in Europe, David Martin, was quoted in The Irish Times as saying that it would primarily focus on geographic-based products to ensure a greater local experience for users across Europe.
“We are constantly seeking to improve and further develop our location-based products and Dublin will now be a centre of excellence for this activity,” Martin said. “Dublin is rapidly becoming the multilingual internet capital of Europe.”
Google already employs 1,500 people in Dublin at its European, Middle East and Africa headquarters.