Google is leasing 100,00 square feet in an architecturally significant complex of buildings by Frank Gehry in Venice California. According to the LA Times:
Google representatives confirmed "that the company had signed a lease for the properties, saying its employees would begin moving into the offices this year. Google's new complex of buildings will have more square footage than its current facilities in Santa Monica, where the largest of the three buildings has 45,000 square feet and houses 300 employees."
In another related news, the Wall Street Journal reports Google will be opening up a new office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which'll be their first new office in the Asia region in four years. Google's president, Japan and Asia-Pacific operations, Daniel Alegre said:
We're seeing a tremendous amount of growth in Southeast Asia. Malaysia has very high mobile penetration … and most of the Internet users that're coming online will probably start to interact with the Internet through mobile phones rather than PCs.
The mobile cell phone usage in Malaysia is tremendous and Google will be focusing a lot of their efforts on mobile strategies in the region.
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