Few Offices have Proved as Vital to Google as the Kitchener-Waterloo Location

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    Google Inc. unveiled its new Kitchener-Waterloo offices to the public, completing the transformation of what was once a tiny corporate outpost into perhaps the search engine’s most important hub outside the United States. ​
    Today, 170 engineers work at Google's new office, making it the largest in Canada.​

    The new office, marked by Google’s trademark use of primary colours and assortment of pinball and video game machines, represents an aggressive attempt to become a bigger player in the Kitchener-Waterloo tech ecosystem.​

    In the past few years, the kind of mobile technology Google's Kitchener-Waterloo office specializes in has become perhaps the most important priority for Google's overall business strategy, as the search engine looks to cash in on the smart phone revolution with software such as the Android and Chrome operating systems for mobile devices.
    In particular, Chrome, the project that started out as a Google-built browser but has since expanded to a browser-based operating system, has become almost entirely driven by the engineers in Kitchener-Waterloo. And as Google moves to sell its own Chrome-powered laptops, the software and the engineers building it have become more of a corporate priority.
    Source: The Globe and Mail

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