Google Announces Expansion Plans:

California-based Google plans to open a new facility in the Ann Arbor, Michigan, area that will employ 1000 people within five years. It has also announced that it will open new offices in France and Bulgaria. The Michigan project involves establishing an office for Google’s AdWords unit, which handles pay-per-click advertising to users of the company’s internet search engine. Google said its new office in Paris would have a staff of 100. And the company said it planned to open a permanent representative office in Bulgaria.

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Radware Opens Stockholm Office:

Israel-based Radware has opened an office in Sweden. Radware is a global leader in integrated application delivery solutions. The Stockholm office has been set up to further the company’s goal of maintaining a leading position and increasing its popularity with potential partners and clients in the Nordic region.

FocusVision Invests in UK:

Connecticut-based FocusVision Worldwide, a provider of video transmission and digital recording technologies for the market research industry, has sited an office in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, after working closely with inward investment agency Locate in Kent. FocusVision will spend £1.5m on its premises and state-of-the-art technology applications.

Cambridge Broadband Expands in Africa:

UK-based Cambridge Broadband has set up a base in South Africa. The company has appointed a regional sales director for the African market and established a local office in Johannesburg to support the company’s African customers.

IBM to Expand Operations in Dublin:

New York computer hardware and software firm International Business Machines (IBM) has announced that it is to invest €46m in its technology campus in Mulhuddart, County Dublin, over the next three years with the support of IDA Ireland.