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Google To Open Research Facility in Pittsburgh

   
8:49 pm on Dec 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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[centredaily.com...]

The facility will be charged with creating software search tools for Google. It is expected to create as many as 100 new high-tech jobs in the Pittsburgh area over the next few years, said Craig Nevill-Manning, director of Google's New York engineering office.

"There were smart people who lived in Pittsburgh who wanted to keep living in Pittsburgh," he said at a news conference, explaining the company's reasons for coming to the city.

The office will be headed by Andrew Moore, a Carnegie Mellon professor of computer science and robotics who currently runs a research laboratory of 30 students, programmers and faculty members. Moore, 40, is an expert in data mining and artificial intelligence.

[post-gazette.com...]

Despite reports from state economic development officials that the Google office would be in CMU's tech-heavy Collaborative Innovation Center, Google representatives said an office site has yet to be decided on, but said the operation will be headed by Andrew Moore, a CMU computer science and robotics professor who chairs a lab that tracks patterns in data.
9:14 pm on Dec 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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"There were smart people who lived in Pittsburgh who wanted to keep living in Pittsburgh"

Well, then they can't be *that* smart. ;)

Sorry, had to say it. :)

11:08 pm on Dec 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Let me be the 1st to offer my services to Google for this new venture here in the 'burgh! ...

Seriously though, its great to get this kind of jobs for Pittsburgh, we could certainly use it.

Thanks Google!

[edited by: rogerd at 4:11 am (utc) on Dec. 16, 2005]

2:46 am on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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They need to come to Boise, this is where the real internet nerds are.
6:53 am on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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They'll be able to tap some serious talent in Pittsburgh. CMU turns out brilliant CS grads and the Pitt IS dept is (at least used to be) one of the top in the country.
7:09 am on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I went to grad school at Pitt, and was surprised at what a great city it is. Definitely not what I expected.

And I second skibum's rating of the talent to be found there: top notch.

3:27 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Search engine Vivisimo happens to be headquartered in Pittburgh and has a Carnegie Mellon connection - it was founded by CMU faculty. Perhaps Google wants to keep an eye on Vivisimo. ;-)
2:02 pm on Dec 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Also you can get a 5 bedroom McMansion in N Pitts for the price of a two car garage in Mountain View.
5:07 pm on Dec 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Welcome Google!
 

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