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Google delays wide-scale October office return to early 2022
Joining a slew of other companies amid the Delta variant of COVID-19, Google today announced that the vast majority of staff won’t have to return to offices until January 10, 2022.
Google office Stories August 8
Google planning Silicon Valley ‘hardware center’ with shipping warehouse
At the start of 2021, Google opened a new hardware engineering hub in Taiwan that houses Pixel, Nest, and Chromecast teams. Google is now eyeing a so-called “hardware center” in San Jose.
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Google gets approval on multi-billion dollar ‘Downtown West’ campus in San Jose
A plan years in the making is finally ready to break ground. In a city council meeting today, Google was given the needed approval to start on its “Downtown West” campus in San Jose, California.
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Last year, for the safety of their workers, Google shifted to work from home, closing their offices across the United States. With the ongoing rollout of vaccines in the US, Google is now looking likely to begin returning to working in-person and in-office.
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Google purchases new site in Kirkland, outside of Seattle, to ‘support future growth’
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Earlier this month, Sundar Pichai laid out how Googlers would slowly return to the office over the course of 2020, but that most employees would continue working from home. A more detailed road map for Google office reopening was provided today, while measures for those working from home were also announced.
Google office Stories May 8, 2020
Last night, it emerged that most Google employees will be working from home for the rest of the year. While tech companies are well-equipped for remote work, some roles do not translate, and the company is planning to reopen offices with limited capacity. Meanwhile, Googlers will be getting an “official day off” later this month.
Google office Stories May 7, 2020
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From the physical component of I/O 2020 being canceled to making premium Hangouts Meet free for all G Suite users, the impact of COVID-19 on one company alone is wide-ranging. Google this evening told Bay Area employees that they can work from home starting Friday over coronavirus concerns.
Google office Stories February 26, 2020
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Google planning three new Canadian offices in Waterloo, Toronto, and Montreal
Canada is a hotbed for artificial intelligence and machine learning research, with Google cultivating that talent in a number of ways. Google today announced three new Canadian offices to account for future growth.
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Google expanding Michigan offices and Oklahoma data center
For the second year in a row, Google in February detailed a $13 billion investment in new or expanded U.S. offices and data centers. The company this week made “big moves” related to that effort in Michigan, Oklahoma, and Texas.
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Google opens Safety Engineering Center in Munich to lead global privacy initiatives
Privacy was a tentpole announcement at I/O 2019 from Incognito Mode for Google Maps and Search to federated learning in Gboard. Sundar Pichai today announced the Google Safety Engineering Center (GSEC) in Munich, Germany to lead privacy initiatives around the world.
Google office Stories April 17, 2019
Googler at Mountain View headquarters diagnosed with measles
Since the start of 2019, the CDC has recorded 555 cases of measles in 20 states across the U.S. A Googler in Mountain View was diagnosed earlier this month, with employees last week warned about the infectious disease.
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Over the past few months, Google has been expanding its U.S. presence from a planned community-wide campus revamp in Mountain View to Hudson Square in New York City. That pace is not changing in 2019, with Google announcing a 14-year lease for an office renovation project in Los Angeles.
Google office Stories December 18, 2018
Google opening new AI lab at Princeton University to foster academic collaboration
Over the past year, Google AI has opened a number of research facilities around the world. The latest will be a lab at Princeton University to foster collaboration with the academic community.
Google office Stories December 17, 2018
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At the start of the year, Google revealed that in 2018 it would expand both its data center and office presence in the U.S. In recent months, the company purchased Chelsea Market and is reportedly acquiring a 12-story building spanning two blocks also in New York. Back in Mountain View, Google on Friday laid out plans for a massive revamp of North Bayshore.
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As Google noted during its Q4 2017 earnings call earlier this month, the company is planning on hiring thousands of more people in 2018, which will require office and data center expansion. The company further detailed those U.S. plans today as it breaks ground on its first of several new facilities.
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Google announces new Tokyo office to double presence in Japan, opening 2019
Google today announced that it plans to double the size of its team in Japan with a new office in Shibuya, Tokyo scheduled to open in 2019.
Google office Stories June 1, 2017
Google’s plans for a new London campus have taken a while to come to fruition, but the company has now submitted a formal planning application for the redesigned building. It will be situated directly opposite Kings Cross station, close to the Eurostar terminus.
Initial plans were filed back in 2013, but the company later decided the design lacked ambition. In 2014, Google asked for an all-new design, and later commissioned the team behind its Mountain View campus to carry out the work …
Google office Stories February 27, 2017
Update 3/10: The Mountain View City Council approved the Charleston East project earlier this week. Work on the new Google building will begin in April and will approximately take two years.
Back in 2015, Google shared its vision for a radical Mountain View campus that incorporated lightweight, movable structures. The company revised its concept after a roadblock, leading to a more modest building. Last month, the company shared its latest plans, with new images and more details about the tent-like structure.
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In March, Google shared its ambitious plan for a futuristic expansion of its Mountain View headquarters. Those plans were derailed in May after LinkedIn won the bid on the valuable real estate required for development. Google and LinkedIn have now announced a “grand bargain” that will allow both to fulfill their campus ambitions.
Google office Stories March 15, 2016
Google’s expansion plans for its Mountain View HQ have been progressing rather slowly, but the company has now given the go-ahead for local planning officials to release the renders of the structures it hopes to build next to its existing Googleplex head office.
The company originally submitted plans for a combination of one dome-like structure and a second building looking like a giant tent. As BizJournals now reports, the latest version appears to have abandoned the dome in favor of a lower-profile structure designed to blend into the local environment (more images below).
Once the campus is complete, you’ll be able to take a walk through it …
Google office Stories August 5, 2015
Google has many satellite offices around the world that give it a diverse talent base that may not want, or may not be able, to move to Mountain View to work out of its headquarters. One of those satellite offices is located in the affluent town of Boulder, Colorado, which straddles the Rocky Mountains making it ideal for people who like outdoor activities including hiking and skiing. Earlier this week the company broke ground on a new 330,000 square foot campus to replace its current setup in the town of employees working out of what used to be a Circuit City (remember those?).