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Google to acquire a bunch of ex-BlackBerry engineers

Google to start scooping up BlackBerry engineers from its hometown (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:BBRY)
| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:36 am

BlackBerry is quite quickly circling the sink, ready to be sucked into it, but before then it looks like Google is acquiring a bunch of ex-BlackBerry engineers.

 

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Reuters reports that Google's Motorola Mobility division is setting up a new hub in Waterloo, Ontario - BlackBerry's hometown. The company is looking to take in people who have backgrounds in engineering and computer science. Even with BlackBerry starting to fade, Waterloo is a massive hub of talent thanks to the University of Waterloo's top-notch computer science program.

 

The Engineering Director at Motorola Canada, Derek Phillips, has told Reuters that Motorola is looking to "get just as many people who are interested to come out and hire as many people as we can."

NEWS SOURCES:Bgr.com

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