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Google to open R&D facility in Tel Aviv

Web search leader says seeks to establish partnerships with Israeli institutes, universities

Google Inc. said on Tuesday it will open a research and development centre in Tel Aviv in early 2007 as part its strategy of expanding global R&D operations.


The Web search leader said in a statement it seeks to establish partnerships with Israeli institutes and universities.


Israel is considered one of the world's biggest high-tech centers and has large operations belonging to high-tech giants such as Intel, Motorola, Microsoft and IBM.


The Tel Aviv office will be headed by Yossi Matias, a scientist and expert on algorithms, databases and Internet technologies.


Matias is on leave from his faculty position at Tel Aviv University and was previously a research scientist at Bell Laboratories.


Google's centre in Tel Aviv adds to the recent opening of its Haifa center in northern Israel.


פרסום ראשון: 10.18.06, 17:20
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