Google is closing its Austin office because of the economic downturn. (Thanks to Dusty Reagan for the pointer.) [Link]
“We really do like Austin, we like the engineers in Austin, we like the town, we like the geography, but there just wasn’t any way in the short term or medium term to really grow the office to the size that Austin deserves, so it could really take on big and important problems,” [Alan] Eustace said, adding he hoped Austin engineers would consider relocating.
That’s okay, we’ll come up with our own Google.