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Friday, 30th September 2011

Google Setting Up London Base for Startups

By Africa S. Hands

From Bloomberg:

Google Inc. (GOOG) will lease a seven- floor building to provide space for developers and startups near London’s “Silicon Roundabout,” boosting U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron’s plans to create a global technology hub in the east of the British capital.

Google, the owner of the world’s most popular search engine, will work alongside technology and media companies as the U.K. government tries to turn London into a technology center to rival Silicon Valley and make the city less dependent on financial services. The Mountain View, California-based company will retain its existing offices in central London.

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Africa S. Hands is an independent librarian with a focus on helping professionals understand and utilise social media and search engines through one-on-one tutorials and small group workshops. Africa tweets (@africahands) on resources of interest to information and higher education professionals.

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