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New Google's Research & Development center in Poland

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, November 22, 2006
16 years ago2,417 views

Article from todays "Gazeta Wyborcza" (the biggest daily newspaper in Poland). My translation, sorry for a poor quality:,35798,3748990.html

Huge Google's investment in Krakow

It's for sure now! Internet giant's Research & Development center will come into existence in Krakow. The information was confirmed by the head of Google Poland Artur Waliszewski.

Last week we wrote that Krakow had the biggest chance. Today we have an official confirmation. The head of the new center is Wojciech Burkot. He will come to Poland from the Google's headquarter in Mountain View and lead a team of carefully chosen programmers.

W don't know yet how many people we will employ in Google's Polish project – says Artur Waliszewski – we will employ as many excellent specialists as we will find.

The new center will be (in collaboration with other centers) developing modern search mechanisms and other products for search engine, for both Polish and world markets. It will be the first Research & Development center in Center Europe, 9th in Europe and 31st in the world.

Poland was chosen because of achievements of Polish informatics. This year Tomasz Czajka, student of the Warsaw University, won European programmers competition Google Code Jam. He was better than his 29 opponents, from 15 countries. 11 students from Poland were in the European competition's finals.

Investment in Krakow shows Google's engagement and a big role of Poland as a market and a country, in which there are unusually talented workers – says Alan Eustace, Google's Vice President of Engineering and Research – in our company we deal with the beast computer technologies out there, and we are very glad that we will design products for our users in cooperation with our Krokow's team.

Google is the most popular search engine in the world (used every day by about 300 000 000 people). It was founded ten years ago by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, students from the Stanford University. Their financial success was made due light graphic advertisements placed near the search results (sponsored links). The company is in very good financial condition – in this year's third quoter it had earned more than 700 millions dollars, with income at 2,7 billions dollars. Google employ about 1 500 people in Europe.

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Should be:
Center Europe -> Central Europe
Polish informatics -> Polish programmers

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Thanks for the translation Ludwik!

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