Google Considering Central American Commercial Office

The company is now assessing the feasibility of installing its 7th regional office either in Panama, Costa Rica or Puerto Rico.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Alexandre Hohagen, Google’s director for the region, made the announcement, adding that “we are analyzing this internally, to see which destination makes the most sense. I believe we will make our mind in a couple of weeks”.

In Latin America, the company’s plans include opening a commercial office in Perú.

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