Google Picks North Carolina For Server Farm

Google Plans N.C. Data Center by Forbes confirms Google has selected North Carolina over South Carolina as the location for their huge data center. Yesterday, we wrote how the Carolina's are bidding against each other to win Google's business. Google will be spending about $600 million on their new data center and should employee 210 people in the region of Lenoir. People in that region currently average an annual salary of $28,000, the jobs available at Google will average about $48,300. Congrats Andy! [...]

Google’s Carolina Moves: $100 Million Tax Breaks In North, Server Farm Coming To South?

Caldwell tries to land Google at the Citizen Times and Bidding War for Google: It's Expensive, But What Is the Alternative? by the Local Tech Wire document how North Carolina is offering major tax breaks to Google in order to encourage Google to build a massive data center in their state. The Google data center is expected to require 210 new jobs and take up possibly 150 acres of land. In exchange for this, North Carolina is offering a $100 million tax break over the next 30 years. But it is not just North Carolina that wants Google's name, South Carolina is reportedly in the bidding also. [...]

Google’s Manhattan Office Attractive & Inviting

Can Google Come Out to Play? by the New York Times has a detailed look at Google's Manhattan office. The article shows Googlers inviting their friends over to play Guitar Hero, the free food and snacks, the fun and exciting atmosphere at working in the office and the huge plus of Google stock options available to employees. Translating the GooglePlex Mountain View office company culture to NY may have presented a challenge to Google, but it sure seems to be working out just fine. I visited the Google NY office about a month after they officially opened the doors, I have shared my thoughts a [...]

Google Wants To Enter Africa Market Via Portugal

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Google is looking to acquire companies in Portugal with aim to reach the African market. Anil Hansjee, head of European corporate development at Google said; "We want to enter Africa, not through fixed-line Internet access but through mobile access. We think it would be easier if we worked with countries that work directly with these nations." Anil added that the Portuguese market is a good test bed for larger markets like Africa. [...]

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