Google to spend $1 billion on new campus in New York

admin   •   December 18, 2018   •   1573

 

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Alphabet Inc’s Google is investing more than $1 billion (USD) on a new campus in New York, becoming the second major technology company after Amazon to pick America’s financial capital to expand and create thousands of jobs.

The 1.7 million square-foot campus, called Google Hudson Square, will include leased properties at Hudson Street and Washington Street, the company said in a blog post on Monday (December 17).

Google hopes to start moving into the buildings beginning in 2020 and plans to double its New York headcount to 14,000 in the next 10 years.

“What firms need to do is go where people want to work, where they can get the talent and New York is one of those cities that has sort of proved itself as being able to attract young, tech, millennial type talent,” said Peter Muoio, executive vice president and head of research at Ten-X Commercial, the nation’s largest online platform where commercial real estate is bought and sold.

Google plans to invest outside its home base mirror those of other U.S. tech giants such as Apple Inc., which said last week it would spend $1 billion to build a new campus in Austin, Texas.

Last month, Amazon.com Inc said it would open offices in New York and the Washington, D.C., area, creating more than 25,000 jobs.

“I think what really drives these decisions is the lack of enough workers to fill their needs just in Silicon Valley. And so I think what Amazon is doing and what Apple’s doing in Austin and what Google just announced in New York are just all manifestations of their need for a more diversified and broader workforce than what they can get in Silicon Valley,” Muoio said.

Google’s first New York office at 111 Eighth Avenue is one of the city’s largest buildings that it bought in 2010 for $1.77 billion.

Earlier this year, the company announced a $2.4 billion purchase of the Manhattan Chelsea Market. It also has leased space on Pier 57 jutting into the Hudson, which will create a four-block campus. — Reuters

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I have papel, I have pineapple! ‘Pinyapel’ wins int’l award in New York

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 31, 2019

Philippine-made ‘Pinyapel’ is among the winners of the D&AD Future Impact Awards for Environment and Sustainability in New York City.

The ‘Pinyapel’, which came from the Filipino words pinya (pineapple) and papel (paper), is made from discarded pineapple leaves from pineapple plantations of Bukidnon.

According to the statement of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the product was coined and developed by the DTI – Design Center of the Philippines (DCP), with the collaborative efforts of the DCP, Cagayan de Oro Handmade Paper, Nature’s Fresh and Ideatechs Packaging Corporation.

“Rather than leaving pineapple leaves to rot, the DTI-DCP partnered with Cagayan de Oro Handmade Paper to launch a sustainable innovation to transform waste into new and useful material, a forward-thinking approach to combat the growing problem on non-biodegradable plastic,” according to the DTI.

The award will be given on November 6 in New York City.—AAC

Google wins in ‘right to be forgotten’ fight with France

UNTV News   •   September 24, 2019

Google does not have to remove links to sensitive personal data globally, the European Union’s top court said on Tuesday (September 24) as it ruled on the fight between the U.S. tech giant and French privacy regulators.

France’s privacy watchdog CNIL in 2016 fined Google 100,000 euros for refusing to delist sensitive information from internet search results globally upon request in what is called the ‘right to be forgotten.’

The cases are C-507/17 Google and C-136/17 G.C. e.a.

The European Commission proposed in 2012 that people should have a “right to be forgotten” on the Internet. This was watered down by the European Parliament last year in favor of a “right to erasure” of specific information.

The issues of privacy and data protection in Europe have become all the more sensitive since a former U.S. intelligence contractor, Edward Snowden, leaked details last year of U.S. surveillance programs for monitoring vast quantities of emails and phone records worldwide. (REUTERS)

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Remains of a man missing for 22 years found through Google Earth

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 16, 2019

The remains of a missing man who had been missing for 22 years was found by a former resident of the Grand Isles community in Wellington, Florida (United States) while checking his old neighborhood through Google Earth.

He then contacted the current owner of the house and used his personal drone to confirm the report. He immediately reported the incident to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBCSO).

Authorities conducted a retrieval operation and found skeletons inside the car. Upon investigation, they were able to confirm the identity of the remains.

“On September 10, 2019, the remains were positively identified as William Moldt, who was reported missing on November 8, 1997,” according to the post of the (PBCSO).—AAC

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