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Google opens research centre in Paris

Last updated on: December 7, 2011 14:18 IST

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Google inaugurated its new research centre in Paris on Tuesday in the presence of French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

The new 10,000 square meter Google office isn't merely handling operations in France, as the search giant plans on using it as its nerve centre for operations in Southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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Image: View of the entrance of the new headquarters of Google France.
Photographs: Jacques Brinon/Reuters

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Inside view of the new headquarters of Google France before its official inauguration in Paris.

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Photographs: Jacques Brinon/Reuters

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A Google Earth stand is pictured at the new headquarters of Google France. The slogan reads "Explore your world".

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Google bowls are seen in the new headquarters of Google France.

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The new office will also host a cultural institute that will develop content apps.

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Photographs: Jacques Brinon/Reuters
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An employee demonstrates the use of the Google library.

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A photobooth is pictured at the new headquarters of Google France.

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The company invested euro 100 million in the purchase and renovation of this building on Rue de Londres.

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Image: A video hangouts stand.
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The facility headed by Dan Teodessiou currently employs only 70 workers.

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Employees have coffee in the new headquarters of Google France.

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The centre will work on open data, improving Google video search technologies and the Chrome operating system.

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France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (R) listens to Google employees.

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A Citroen 2CV car is pictured in the new headquarters of Google France before its official inauguration.

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Google will be looking to hire French engineers and other professionals.


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