Peter Kafka

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Make the Googleplex 25 Percent Bigger! Google Adding More Than 6,000 Hires This Year

Google plans its “biggest hiring year in company history” in 2011, the company announced today. That means something north of 6,000 new hires, which was the company’s previous record, set in 2007. And that will push Google’s total head count above 30,000 by the end of the year. Last year Google added more than 4,500 bodies. Bear in mind that many of those came via acquisitions, like the AdMob deal.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik